Peep
Peep
2.3.4

4.0

Peep free download for Mac

Peep2.3.4

19 September 2018

File viewer and text encoding conversion utility.

Overview

Peep is a file-viewing and text-encoding utility which is useful when programming, when experiencing text encoding problems, or when you need to extract information from a file that you can't open otherwise. Its data-extraction functionality allows you to view files in a 'hexeditor' style; it's not intended to be an editor, but rather to inspect, access, or sort out encoding problems. It 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 when it was saved. This can lead to frustrating problems when the file is opened.

What's new in Peep

Version 2.3.4:
  • Fixed: text in reader now correctly shows white if system is in dark mode

Note: Licensing policy change, offers 7 day free trial

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How would you rate Peep app?

6 Reviews of Peep

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03 November 2008
Version: 1.2

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Fantastic bit of software written by a chic ! ;-)
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RogerKatz
28 November 2013
Version: 2.2
The current version is 2.2.1
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Hkim
18 October 2012
Version: 2.2
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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Aikousha
25 December 2008
Version: 1.2
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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03 November 2008
Version: 1.2
Fantastic bit of software written by a chic ! ;-)
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4.25
Anonymous
26 September 2004
Version: 1.1
Fine little app. - but it can't handle special ascii characters - ex. danish "æ", "ø" and "å"
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Anonymous
26 September 2004
Version: 1.1
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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