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Peep is a data extraction utility that lets you:
  • View any file in detail, view / save in any text encoding
  • Displays each byte as data (decimal or hex notation) or as text
  • Can take text directly from the clipboard
  • Try different text encodings to find the correct one or the best fit
  • Attempts to filter the text from a proprietary format
  • Saves a text file using the same or another encoding
There are many different text encoding systems (ways of representing characters within a file) and a file doesn't necessarily carry information about the encoding that was used more...

What's New

Version 2.2.2:
  • More ways to open a file:
    • drag the file onto the dock icon or application alias
    • drag the file into the table in the main window
  • Improves auto-detection of the file encoding

Requirements

OS X 10.4.11 or later

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RogerKatz Member IconComment+65
RogerKatz
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The current version is 2.2.1

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Version 2.2
MacUpdate-Jess
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Thanks for the heads-up, RogerKatz! I've updated the listing, but dated it one day later than the creation of the downloadable file: 18 October 2012.

Hkim Member IconReview+170
Hkim
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I too like the way this application works. It is simple to use and easy to understand. This is a nice new tool for me.

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Version 2.2
Aikousha Member IconComment+256
Aikousha
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I'll have to second the previous poster's comment.
Looks a little like an idea I was toying with... a cross between TextEdit and HexEdit... since it's Intel only (and therefore useless to me), guess I might eventually take a stab at it...

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Version 1.2
Peacockmedia (Developer)
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It's been a long time since this comment but note that the current version of Peep is built and supported for 10.4 -> 10.8, ppc and intel.

Cattus-Thraex
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I have the feeling you have not even given it a try.

Aikousha
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@Cattus Thraex: Can't try something that won't even launch on my system. Guess you didn't even read the comment fully, or have enough experience on a Mac to know that there are safeguards to prevent launching Intel code on PPC machines...
But seeing that it's marked now as 10.4.11 or later and PPC, I will be checking it out.
Thanks to the developer for being kind enough to note the change.
I'm also impressed with the encoding expansion, since in my work I have to use Unicode with CJK characters all the time.

Peacockmedia (Developer)
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thanks for giving it a go and I've tried to include all of the encodings that are easily available to me.

It wasn't clear before, but when Aikousha first commented, the app was built for intel only, it's only more recently I've made a commitment to building all of my apps for ppc and intel, 10.4 onwards.

Strych9 Member IconComment+56
Strych9
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HexEdit is far more complete :-)

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Version 1.2
... Member IconComment+8
...
+4

Fantastic bit of software written by a chic ! ;-)

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Version 1.2
Shieladixon
+3

Love it - can I use that as a tagline on my website? ;-)

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+1

Fine little app. - but it can't handle special ascii characters - ex. danish "æ", "ø" and "å"

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Version 1.1
Shieladixon
+1

Thank you. From v2 I've added ability to select from a wide variety of text encodings on input and then choose the same or different encoding on save.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Needs to have a Find function within text extraction. Reminds me of Can Opener from OS9 days, an app which I rarely used but was "nice to have".

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Version 1.1
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DonkeyKong
Version 2
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Downloads 9,576
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Date 19 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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