Hex Fiend
Hex Fiend 2.1.2
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.2:
  • Fixed Jump to Offset
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Hex Fiend User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+3

HansMueller4641 reviewed on 23 Jun 2013
best HEX editor on the mac
[Version 2.1.2]


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Timmyb commented on 05 Feb 2012
IVersion is showing as 2.1.1 in Get Info
[Version 2.1.2]


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+24

Cjbolland reviewed on 05 Feb 2012
A simple app todo a simple task.
Tops
[Version 2.1.2]


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+3

Tonyboy reviewed on 10 Sep 2010
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!
[Version 2.0]

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Pi3 replied on 27 Jan 2011
Most of what you asked for is realized in Synalyze It! already (except the offsets on disk and font sizes). Please give me (the author) feedback and suggestions :)
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+1

+51
Mutant commented on 30 Jul 2009
Nice simple editor, but needs big/little endian support.. Unless I'm just completely missing it.
[Version 1.1]


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+1
joansampieri commented on 26 May 2009
One Word Awesome.. My Favorite To Crack.
[Version 1.1]

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+1199
misha replied on 26 May 2009
why crack?
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CalonBoss replied on 26 May 2009
a Challenge With My Friend. to get something new.
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+1

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yay4merlot reviewed on 08 Dec 2008
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
[Version 1.1]


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+1

+451

Corpsecorps reviewed on 21 Feb 2007
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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.
[Version 1.1]


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+1

+9

kwojniak reviewed on 29 Aug 2006
A great hex editor! Simple, yet very fast.
[Version 1.1]


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Downloads:28,421
Version Downloads:15,478
Type:Development : Editors
License:Free
Date:04 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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