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Hex Fiend for Mac

A fast and clever free hex editor.

Free
In English
Version 2.17.1
4.6
Based on 12 user rates

Hex Fiend 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 version 2.17.1

  • Fix crash when selecting a text encoding from the menu before selecting Customize

Hex Fiend for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.17.1
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4.6

(14 Reviews of Hex Fiend)

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  • User Ratings

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.
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 22 2023
2.16
5.0
Dec 22 2023
5.0
Version: 2.16
edenwaith-1
edenwaith-1
Jul 4 2020
5.0
Jul 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
Wevah
Wevah
Jul 30 2017
5.0
Jul 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 15 2017
5.0
May 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Mar 21 2016
5.0
Mar 21 2016
5.0
Version: null
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
May 5 2015
5.0
May 5 2015
5.0
Version: null
HansMueller4641
HansMueller4641
Jun 23 2013
5.0
Jun 23 2013
5.0
Version: null
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Feb 5 2012
5.0
Feb 5 2012
5.0
Version: null
Tonyboy
Tonyboy
Sep 10 2010
3.0
Sep 10 2010
3.0
Version: null
Yay4merlot
Yay4merlot
Dec 8 2008
5.0
Dec 8 2008
5.0
Version: null
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Feb 21 2007
3.0
Feb 21 2007
3.0
Version: null
Kwojniak
Kwojniak
Aug 29 2006
4.8
Aug 29 2006
4.8
Version: null