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Open Source WinHex Alternatives

The best open source alternative to WinHex is wxHexEditor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to WinHex and 18 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinHex are ImHex, Okteta, MadEdit and Hex Fiend.

WinHex alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinHex.
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WinHex is a hexadecimal editor capable of opening disks, sectors, files (native support for FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3, ReiserFS,...

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  1. wxHexEditor icon

    wxHexEditor

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    • BSD
    52 alternatives to wxHexEditor 

    wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2020. Last version, 0.24, released in December 2017, can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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    Most users think wxHexEditor is a great alternative to WinHex.
  2. ImHex icon

    ImHex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    23 alternatives to ImHex 

    ImHex is a free, featureful Hex Editor with many tools often only found in paid products. It includes a custom built scripting language for highlighting and decoding binary data, a disassembler, extensive file analysis tools and much much more

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  3. Okteta icon

    Okteta

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to Okteta 

    Okteta is a simple editor for the raw data of files. This type of program is also called hex editor or binary editor. The data is displayed in the traditional view with two columns: one with the numeric values and one with the assigned characters.

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  4. MadEdit icon

    MadEdit

    • Windows
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    • BSD
    • Xfce
    139 alternatives to MadEdit 

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingMadEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  5. Hex Fiend icon

    Hex Fiend

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    39 alternatives to Hex Fiend 

    A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS.

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  6. Kaitai Struct

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Kaitai Struct 

    Kaitai Struct is a declarative language used for describe various binary data structures, laid out in files or in memory: i.e. binary file formats, network stream packet formats, etc.

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  7. Catch22 HexEdit icon

    Catch22 HexEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Catch22 HexEdit 

    HexEdit is a hexadecimal file editor for Microsoft Windows. HexEdit allows the user to view and edit any type of file, no matter what format it is saved in.

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    Discontinued

    Last commit was in August 2015https://github.com/strobejb/HexEdit

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  8. Hex Edit icon

    Hex Edit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    47 alternatives to Hex Edit 

    HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge files).

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  9. Heraia icon

    Heraia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    35 alternatives to Heraia 

    Lightweight HEX-Editor.

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    1.  LightweightHeraia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  10. Hexplorer icon

    Hexplorer

    41 alternatives to Hexplorer 

    Open Source powerful and flexible Hex-Editor, with multiple colour-schemes that allow easy visual indication of byte-magnitude.

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    See byte-magnitude at a glance, and perform fourier analysis
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