HexEdit is a Macintosh hexadecimal file editor that handles both data and resource forks. It is the most widely used editor of it's kind on the platform, and can handle file sizes of up to four gigabytes with ease, yet has memory requirements of less than a megabyte (with color turned off). It can compare whole files for similarities or differences and will soon be able to do so for any subset within the files.
A great tool that allows you to edit and analyze the contents for either the data or resource fork of any type of file. Versions for 68K, PPC and Carbon are included, allowing HexEdit to run on MacOS 7-9 and X.
HexEdit is an open source project hosted on SourceForge and maintained by Lane Roathe. All developers and contributors are listed in the HexEdit about box.
No purchase is required -- you can download the full, unrestricted, version at no cost (see link to right). However, you can "purchase" HexEdit if you wish to help continue it's development... we will definately thank you!
HexEdit was originally released by Jim Bumgardner, who was kind enough to release the source code (this was well before the concept of Open Source, by the way :). The current developers give a big Thank You! to Jim for his original efforts and a great program.
- Edit very large files
- Includes complete source code
- Completely FREE (purchase is considered a donation)
- Available in multiple languages
- Edit data or resource fork of files
Download includes source code