View Full Version : Best Hex Editor?
Jul 4, 2009, 07:21 AM
I've been using 0xED for a little while but was wondering if anyone knew of a better Mac OS X hex editor at all? 0xED is rather sparse, and having used Hex Editor Neo on Windows Vista it feels a little under powered.
Jul 4, 2009, 12:21 PM
Hex Fiend is pretty nice.
Jul 4, 2009, 12:23 PM
Or there's HexEdit.
Jul 4, 2009, 12:42 PM
I've tried all 3 of those. I find 0xED best for large files.
Jul 4, 2009, 06:52 PM
0xED seems to be the preferred one by most people (including me). You can find a more in-depth comparison on this thread:
Jul 4, 2009, 11:25 PM
Thanks guys. I guess I'll stick with 0xED then, shame really as Hex Editor Neo is really, really nice on Windows.
Gap in the market? Any budding entrepreneurs here? :)
Jul 5, 2009, 12:37 AM
I've never heard of 0xED, I'll have to give it a try. I use HexEdit, but have used Hex Fiend a few times.
Nov 6, 2010, 03:15 AM
0xED is rather sparse, and having used Hex Editor Neo on Windows Vista it feels a little under powered.
What does Neo do that 0xED can't?
Nov 6, 2010, 03:30 PM
I've been using hexedit from mac ports, it's a console application using ncurses.
I've tried 0xED and the gui hexEdit (which I'm not sure is the same?) but I find that I like the console app the most.
Nov 7, 2010, 01:57 PM
I use 0xED myself, works great for what I need a hex editor for.
Nov 7, 2010, 02:10 PM
The one thing that's missing is a good (free) hex editor that can edit (or view mainly) devices. When I give 0xED a path to /dev/diskxxx it crashes. Been wanting to modify Hex Fiend to do this, just haven't gotten around to it yet..
Nov 7, 2010, 02:30 PM
The one thing that's missing is a good (free) hex editor that can edit (or view mainly) devices.
iBored (http://apps.tempel.org/iBored/) can do this. Many console editors can as well.