Hex Fiend
Hex Fiend
2.14.1

4.8

Hex Fiend free download for Mac

Hex Fiend for Mac2.14.1

15 March 2021

A fast and clever free hex editor.

What is Hex Fiend for Mac

Hex Fiend is a fast, clever, and free Hex editor that has many unique features:

  • Insert, delete, rearrange: Hex Fiend does not limit you to in-place changes like some hex editors.
  • Work with huge files: Hex Fiend can handle as big a file as you're able to create. It's been tested on files as large as 118 GB.
  • Small footprint: Hex Fiend does not keep your files in memory. You won't dread launching or working with Hex Fiend even on low-RAM machines.
  • Fast: Open a huge file, scroll around, copy and paste, all instantly. Find what you're looking for with fast searching.
  • Binary diff: Hex Fiend can show the differences between files, taking into account insertions or deletions.
  • Smart saving: Hex Fiend knows not to waste time overwriting the parts of your files that haven't changed, and never needs temporary disk space.
  • Data inspector: Interpret data as integer or floating point, signed or unsigned, big or little endian...
  • Embeddable: It's really easy to incorporate Hex Fiend's hex or data views into your app. Its permissive BSD-style license won't burden you.

What's new in Hex Fiend

Version 2.14.1:
  • Added a new icon to match the Big Sur style (thanks @Forrest-J)
  • Fixed "Open Drive" not working

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edenwaith-1
edenwaith-1
Jul 4 2020
2.13.1
5.0
Jul 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2.13.1
Hex Fiend is one of those indispensable tools that making poking and prodding software bits on the Mac so great. A hex editor is not for everyone or for every need, but it is the #1 app that comes to my mind when I do need a hex editor.
Edw
Edw
May 9 2019
2.11
0.0
May 9 2019
0.0
Version: 2.11
After launching Hex Friend asked for access to my calendar... Why is that?!
Aargl
Aargl
Aug 9 2018
2.9
5.0
Aug 9 2018
5.0
Version: 2.9
I very rarely need this kind of tool, but this one is the best! (I compared it with 0xED and HexEdit) My favourite feature: documents comparison!
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Jul 30 2017
2.8
0.0
Jul 30 2017
0.0
Version: 2.8
At the moment, there seems to be a discrepancy between the developer's web site, and MacUpdate with respect to the minimum OS. MacUpdate says it is 10.7 while the developer's web site says it is 10.8.
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
May 5 2015
2.1.2
5.0
May 5 2015
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
Awesome! Binary comparison. Good basic Hex editing. Free. So useful! Just used it to repair corrupted AVCHD video structure on my camera's SD card so Final Cut could import the footage.
HansMueller4641
HansMueller4641
Jun 23 2013
2.1.2
5.0
Jun 23 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
best HEX editor on the mac
Timmyb
Timmyb
Feb 5 2012
2.1.2
0.0
Feb 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
IVersion is showing as 2.1.1 in Get Info
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Feb 5 2012
2.1.2
5.0
Feb 5 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
A simple app todo a simple task. Tops
Tonyboy
Tonyboy
Sep 10 2010
2.0
3.0
Sep 10 2010
3.0
Version: 2.0
I think HexFiend has the potential to become a must-have Mac app, but there are a few features I would personally like to see before adopting this as my killer-app must-have hex editor: a) "Jump to Offset" should be able to handle hex offsets. Also, when I jump to an offset, it would be nice if the position was highlighted, not just the line. b) Font sizes / choices should be persistent across relaunches. c) It would be nice to be able to visualize data as more than int, float, hex and MacRoman. I'm thinking other useful visualizations would include binary, octal, decimal, signed/unsigned integers of various widths, and various character set representations (Latin-1, UTF-8 sequences, UTF-16, etc...). d) A killer feature would be the ability to view raw offsets on the disk (disk editor functionality). For instance, I'd like to be able to view the first 512 bytes of my hard drive (the Master Boot Record), which is represented nowhere as a file object. Probably a good idea to view this as read-only! :D e) Another killer feature would be the ability to specify templates, so that I could annotate and describe segments of data in a file. ResEdit had TMPL resources to do this, which were simple and elegant ways of visualizing data structures. All in all, I like where Hex Fiend is headed, and can't wait to see future versions of this project!
Mutant
Mutant
Jul 30 2009
1.1
0.0
Jul 30 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
Nice simple editor, but needs big/little endian support.. Unless I'm just completely missing it.
Joansampieri
Joansampieri
May 26 2009
1.1
0.0
May 26 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
One Word Awesome.. My Favorite To Crack.
Yay4merlot
Yay4merlot
Dec 8 2008
1.1
5.0
Dec 8 2008
5.0
Version: 1.1
I use this app constantly. Its my favorite tool when I need to view the raw guts of a file without worrying about the bits and bytes getting encoded or interpreted the wrong way. Love it! It's simple, yeah, but you can't beat the price :P
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Feb 21 2007
1.1
3.0
Feb 21 2007
3.0
Version: 1.1
_ Hex Fiend is a pretty fair, simple, fast hex editor but it needs a few things. While the font and size of Hex data can be specified, the offsets remain the same, and are very tiny on a large high-res monitor. Also, although it has a 'Find and Replace' feature and the status bar can display the offsets of a selection in Hex or Decimal, there's no way to go directly to an offset. You have to try to scroll down while reading those tiny offset values, and then click and read the status bar to make sure you're in the right place.
Kwojniak
Kwojniak
Aug 29 2006
1.1
4.8
Aug 29 2006
4.8
Version: 1.1
A great hex editor! Simple, yet very fast.
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
FreeAbsolutely Free

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