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Hex Fiend Reviews

2.11
03 February 2019

A fast and clever free hex editor.

Kwojniak
29 August 2006

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A great hex editor! Simple, yet very fast.
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Version 1.1

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Edw
09 May 2019
After launching Hex Friend asked for access to my calendar... Why is that?!
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Version 2.11
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Aargl
Aargl
24 May 2019
I've just discovered it installs /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.ridiculousfish.HexFiend.PrivilegedHelper.plist
You have to disable it with LaunchControl, for example.
HexEdit just launched itself after months without using it, that rang the alarm to me...
I don't like all those "helpers" running in the background. :-(
Nowadays, if you wanna be quiet, you have to disable a huge lot of stuff from the OS itself and from anything you install...
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Aargl
09 August 2018
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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Version 2.9
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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Version 2.8
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BryanatMU
BryanatMU
31 July 2017
We are using the developer's statement in their release notes on Github.
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Arvidtp
05 May 2015
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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Version 2.1.2
HansMueller4641
23 June 2013
best HEX editor on the mac
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Version 2.1.2
Timmyb
05 February 2012
IVersion is showing as 2.1.1 in Get Info
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Version 2.1.2
Cjbolland
05 February 2012
A simple app todo a simple task. Tops
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Version 2.1.2
Tonyboy
10 September 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!
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Version 2.0
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Pi3
Pi3
27 January 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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Mutant
30 July 2009
Nice simple editor, but needs big/little endian support.. Unless I'm just completely missing it.
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Version 1.1
Joansampieri
26 May 2009
One Word Awesome.. My Favorite To Crack.
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Version 1.1
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-M-S-
26 May 2009
why crack?
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Version 1.1
Calonboss
Calonboss
26 May 2009
a Challenge With My Friend. to get something new.
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Version 1.1
Yay4merlot
08 December 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
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Version 1.1
Corpsecorps
21 February 2007
_ 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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Version 1.1
Kwojniak
29 August 2006
A great hex editor! Simple, yet very fast.
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Version 1.1