Hex Fiend
Hex Fiend
2.13.1

4.8

Hex Fiend free download for Mac

Hex Fiend2.13.1

04 July 2020

A fast and clever free hex editor.

Overview

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 2.13.1:
  • Fix line numbers not expanding

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14 Reviews of Hex Fiend

Edw
09 May 2019
Version: 2.11

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After launching Hex Friend asked for access to my calendar... Why is that?!
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5
edenwaith-1
04 July 2020
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.
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Edw
09 May 2019
Version: 2.11
After launching Hex Friend asked for access to my calendar... Why is that?!
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5
Aargl
09 August 2018
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!
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Thinking-Differently
30 July 2017
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.
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5
Arvidtp
05 May 2015
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.
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5
HansMueller4641
23 June 2013
Version: 2.1.2
best HEX editor on the mac
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Timmyb
05 February 2012
Version: 2.1.2
IVersion is showing as 2.1.1 in Get Info
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5
Cjbolland
05 February 2012
Version: 2.1.2
A simple app todo a simple task. Tops
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3
Tonyboy
10 September 2010
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!
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Mutant
30 July 2009
Version: 1.1
Nice simple editor, but needs big/little endian support.. Unless I'm just completely missing it.
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Joansampieri
26 May 2009
Version: 1.1
One Word Awesome.. My Favorite To Crack.
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5
Yay4merlot
08 December 2008
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
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3
Corpsecorps
21 February 2007
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.
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4.75
Kwojniak
29 August 2006
Version: 1.1
A great hex editor! Simple, yet very fast.
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