Hex Editors (July 2007)
Hex Editors are used by programmers to make minor
edits in the content of binary files. Hex editors are not
used frequently by most programmers, but when they're needed
nothing else will do.
Be sure to check all source code editors your already own for any
hex editing features they might already provide.
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following
application for your hex editing needs:
This freeware hex editor has basic editing capabilities and is very easy to use.
Hex Editor Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from a hex editor
Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they implement
the following features. As the review continues, the list of features may change.
- Side-by-side hex/ASCII views
- Large file size
- Open multiple files
- Search/replace in hex or ASCII
- Display adjustments (fonts/colors)
- Reload (cancel all changes)
These are the programs included in this review.
User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other hex editor programs that should be
considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.