Peep
Peep 2.2.1
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File viewer and text encoding conversion utility.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 2.2.1:
  • Displays all available POSIX information about the file in the info window
  • Adds toolbar to reader window
  • Moves reader's 'Find' button to the new toolbar
  • Fixes some niggles with the reader format / filtering
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.11 or later



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Peep User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(2)
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Overall:
(3)

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RogerKatz commented on 28 Nov 2013
The current version is 2.2.1
[Version 2.2]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 29 Nov 2013
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.
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Hkim reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.2]


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Aikousha commented on 25 Dec 2008
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...
[Version 1.2]

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Peacockmedia (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2012
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.
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 15 Oct 2012
I have the feeling you have not even given it a try.
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Aikousha replied on 15 Oct 2012
@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.
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Peacockmedia (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2012
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.
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+21
Strych9 commented on 03 Nov 2008
HexEdit is far more complete :-)
[Version 1.2]


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+5
... commented on 02 Nov 2008
Fantastic bit of software written by a chic ! ;-)
[Version 1.2]

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+3

+67
Shieladixon replied on 23 Mar 2012
Love it - can I use that as a tagline on my website? ;-)
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Sep 2004
Fine little app. - but it can't handle special ascii characters - ex. danish "æ", "ø" and "å"
[Version 1.1]

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Shieladixon replied on 23 Mar 2012
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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Sep 2004
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".
[Version 1.1]


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+48

DonkeyKong rated on 25 Mar 2012

[Version 2]


Downloads:8,998
Version Downloads:514
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:18 Oct 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 when it was saved. This can lead to frustrating problems when the file is opened.

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.

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.


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