OldHex
OldHex
2.1.0

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OldHex free download for Mac

OldHex

2.1.0
06 November 2014

BinHex your classic Mac apps or documents.

Overview

OldHex does the following:
  • Batch convert multiple Classic Mac apps or documents into the BinHex (HQX) format.
  • BinHex format protects Classic Mac files when being sent through the Internet (FTP, Email).
  • Informs you if unsupported files are selected (Mac OS X apps, other OS X Bundles).
  • Converted files retain their original name automatically.
  • User selected destination for converted files.
  • Original files remain unmodified.
  • Fast conversion.

What's new in OldHex

Version 2.1.0:
  • Progress bar now works with Yosemite

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2 OldHex Reviews

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sjk
05 March 2011

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But why?
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Version 1.9.1
bowlerboy-jmb
26 February 2014
For comparison, interested buyers owe it to themselves to check-out Stuffit Deluxe, or whatever it's called these days. There's a promo somewhere—maybe paddle.com—offering it for $10. Stuffit Deluxe was the premier compression application during the "classic" Mac era. It still has some applicability in the modern age, although the march of technology as well as Stuffit's own competitors have left that stalwart utility in the dust). If this app only handles BinHex, then it only handles a fraction of what you may need. Then again, it only charges a fraction of the cost.
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Version 2.0.0
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napabar
napabar
07 March 2014
Some of the earlier Classic Macs are not able to run Stuffit Expander. Also, Stuffit is a compression utility, and it's format has changed over the years, so even the earlier Macs that can run ancient versions of Stuffit Expander cannot decompress the newer file format. Binhex is a tried and true method that works from Mavericks to the Mac 128K.
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sjk
05 March 2011
But why?
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Version 1.9.1
2 answer(s)
napabar
napabar
05 March 2011
Classic Macs are no longer able to connect to modern Macs using AppleShare (which preserved the resource fork of classic Mac apps and documents). The only way to network them now is with FTP, and that destroys the resource fork, unless you BinHex them first. Hence, OldHex's existence.
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sjk
sjk
05 March 2011
So, this could be useful when transferring apps/docs (with resource forks preserved) to classic Macs still being used? That's the only reason I can think of to use BinHex format nowadays. After copying BinHex'd apps/docs *from* classic Macs it's probably preferable/necessary to convert them to some newer format(s) if they'll never return to a classic Mac again.
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