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Hex Editor II Giveaway
29.99 euro
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Giveaway of the day — Hex Editor II

Hexadecimal editor that helps an average PC user edit large files.
29.99 euro EXPIRED
User rating: 268 (33%) 552 (67%) 50 comments

Hex Editor II was available as a giveaway on October 12, 2008!

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Hex Editor II is a simple, easy-to-use application that lets you edit large binary files in either text, hexadecimal, decimal, or binary form. It has a wide range of editing features that permit you to work efficiently.

Hex Editor II Highlights:

  • Edit Very Large Files - up to 4 GB;
  • 4 Editing Modes (either text, hexadecimal, decimal, or binary);
  • 2 Plugins (Hex Calculator and Base Converter);
  • Familiar Editing Tools (copy/paste, undo/redo, and search/replace functions that are no more than one click away);
  • Fast Loading Times.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Diplodock

Homepage:

http://www.diplodock.com/Products/HexEditor2/default.aspx

File Size:

348 KB

Price:

29.99 euro

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#50

#25 get off your high horse, it makes you look ugly

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Guys, Gals, and Geeks:

While the old saying goes... You get what you pay for. This quaint bit of superfluous (gagging..) 'software' Stands up the aforementioned verbiage.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Well, FWIW I seldom need or use a hex editor - so seldom I've no motivation to take the time to check out what I'm sure are many excellent alternatives posted in the comments. Hex Editor II on-the-other-hand is here, it's free, it makes almost no impact on my system installing it, so I'm keeping it at least until the next time I have a use for a hex editor, which frankly may be several months from now. In my opinion a hex editor just isn't something most people ever have a need for, but thanks GOTD none-the-less.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I'm disturbed by the amount of negative votes on comments by people who actually try the software, apparently just because they found it lacking. It's starting to get ridiculous. Comparing how software stands up to typical standards of the industry is LEGITIMATE criticism. It actually HELPS the developers, as do legitimate comments on their pricing structure. The comments of those who actually understand the software - and therefore how it compares to others of the same type - are the ones that are the most useful. It appears that a lot of the people here either have a ridiculously narrow view of what is an exceptable comment or are so scared GOTD will fold up over the slightest criticism that they feel they must be sycophants. Let me make your life easier: GREAT GIVEAWAY GOTD. Now you never need to post again. Don't get me wrong. Most who say that actually have tried the software and actually mean it. To the rest of the sycophants, my suggestion: go stick your tongue out at the mirror. There you'll see the face of the only person who cares.

One quick note to the two folks who recommend Hex Editor Neo I'm inclined to bow to your opinion, BUT, (Yes, I know what I'm about to say doesn't have anything to do with Hex Editor II, but it arises out of VALID recommendations, and might even lead some back to Hex Editor II.) when I looked on their website I saw only one review on thier review page. A couple sentences from some user named Peter and the first 10 links on their award page point mostly to download services that don't seem to have awarded any stars one way or the other. Also, more than one has Peter's identical review. There are a lot of phony awards out there and this would normally make me slightly supicious. Maybe the Neo developers just don't know the best way to sell their product.

And to Authorized User - who unfortunately probably won't see this - 010 Editor looks like it might be a reasonable compromise for you. Have you already tried it?

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I too recommend XVI32 instead of this for hex editing.

Reply   |   Comment by Zeph  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

#43, this is a Hex editor and can open any type of file. This said don't expect to play a mp3 with it or photoshop anything, it will just display the file in hex and allow you to make modifications as such.

I use the aforementioned UltraEdit-32, www.ultraedit.com, as it does nice things like auto tab and color code in realtime. I'm sure there are other good editors out there, but this (IMHO) is not one of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

#16 , Fubar

"If it has no features, what did the earlier versions have?"

Nearly fell off my chair! RRROOOFFFLLL!

This has to be the 'IT Sentence Of The Year' !!!

You are so smart. Sometimes I wonder whether you are the new identity of Bladed Thoth.

Reply   |   Comment by No Mainpupil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

can somebody give me a list of extensions that this thing opens?
thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by someone  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Just wanted to see a Hex editor ..."that helps an average PC user edit large files."

As I have never, since my CP/M/DOS days, seen an "average user" who needs to edit hex files large or small.

I liked Apedit--but the install on my machines left itself a trial. :(

Thanks to all those who suggest alternatives.

And, as always, thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Charles M. Barnard  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Thanks GOTD, you provide a bold and valuable service, to far more folks than most critics here seem to be aware. ;]

I recently shopped around for a hex editor I could use (probably only once, since I almost never need these) to filter and analyze a huge dump from a registry cleaner. The dump itself was an encoded mess, and over 2GB. Hex Editor II was fast, but it just didn't help in the least, which was typical of my frustrating, random sampling of freeware and trial-ware.

..that is until I found HHD's Hex Editor Neo (with whom I have no affiliation): http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Family/hex-editor.html

Although I had no practical reason to buy the standard version of Neo (US$29.99), like Jedi #18 I'm impressed enough with their freeware/trialware packaging that I thought they deserved another mention.

First of all, FWIW, their WEBsite is professional, very nicely done; that was promising. They have FOUR versions (I wondered why at first, esp their Ultimate version for $129.99! gulp). But one version was freeware, so I gave it a go. The freeware version instantly impressed me, very fast with a 2GB file. At first all features appeared to be enabled so I got a quick sense of Neo's vast capabilities, as well as a vague sense of why a professional micro-coder would not only need but maybe CRAVE the ultimate version. When I tried using some advanced features, it respectfully explained the freeware constraint and offered to start an optional 15-day trial period of all features. Not bad, imho. Sure enough I soon found the features I needed: simple find/replace and mostly filtering and indexing, so I started my trial.

To prevent a longer story, let's just say filtering and indexing took some trial & error but it was exactly what I needed. Kudos to HDD, both for their product and their licensing program. For the few and proud who either design or use most of its features, I can see why Neo probably would be one of my favorite tools too.

As far as Hex Editor II, though, I would suggest they consider using Neo's features, licensing and especially its price points as a standard with which to initiate an improved strategy. Only my 2 cents..

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

This is an ultra elementary editor. It's like windows notepad but for hex editing. Zero features compared to Aptedit given away here before.

Reply   |   Comment by hermon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I'll second UltraEdit. I've been using it for years and it just keeps getting better.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamie R.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I've been using UltraEdit (http://www.ultraedit.com) for over 11 years and am extremely happy with the product.

This GAOTD program, Hex Editor II, doesn't look as sophisticated as other editors and I'm not sure why the author of Hex Editor II keeps promoting the fact that it can open large files, many programs can do that these days. I need a program that can increase my work flow, like UltraEditor (and others) that not only have large file support bug also include robust macro engines.

Reply   |   Comment by dNide  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Nice program, thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Money Ideas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Lokesh,

Vim runs on pretty much everything. Here is the windows version: http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc

Reply   |   Comment by bartman  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Nothing special here. XVI32 is far, far better than this thing. Very basic hex editor with a very basic interface. Don't let the pretty looking box in the picture fool you, this is just as basic and ugly as all the other hex editors. I don't know what idiot would buy this for 5 euro, let alone 29. Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by jacobjordan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

This is $40 bucks U.S. - - by the way....

Reply   |   Comment by Ross Schafer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I too am suprised at the negative ratings just because the goofball doesn't know what to do with a hex editor. Not helpful. That being said, I'm not impressed. You can't edit an executable (noted earlier) and the UI is a bit odd. The mouse scroll wheel is ignored and clicking in the scroll bar moves down one line rather than a page. Pretty basic stuff here...

Reply   |   Comment by MikeL  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

After trying this out it is a poor excuse of a Hex Editor.

Personally the best hex editor I have used is HexWorkshop (www.bpsoft.com) and it cost $49.95 (about 36 Euro).

For the freeware ones, there just isn't a single one I have tried that do all the things that HexWorkshop does. The closest to hexworkshop was: http://www.mitec.cz/hex.html but unfortunately it seems to be limited to about 2GB sized files. I have tried most of the freeware ones listed above and most of them are not that good. Personally if the program can't select a bunch of bytes and show you what the value of the selection is in either big or little endian format it's a poor excuse for a hex editor and shouldn't even be worth $1.

Reply   |   Comment by Gimmie Freebie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

emacs is evil.

Reply   |   Comment by emacs  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Ok I tested this now, but it dosent allow to scroll "text" down with my mouse's scroll thing, so it sucks (aka annoying to use >_>)

Reply   |   Comment by Proo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I'll second HxD and have been using it for a couple years now. While I'm sure that "Hex Editor II" is a decent product, I don't really see the need since HxD already does what I need and it's free.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Hex Editor II List

Pros.
1. Very Fast

2. Able to open large Files
3. Opens Text

4. Converters for Binary, Hexadecimal and Decimal
5. Hex Calculator

Cons.

1. Expensive!?!

2. Lacks many Features

3. Extremely Simple (Hex Editors sometimes need to be more Complex)

4. Limited Save options on .Exe Files

To ad to this list type Hex Editor II List and your comment

Carlos

Reply   |   Comment by Carlos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Check out their website. All their products are outlandishly priced.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I wish GAOTD would add a third option to the rating system, something like "Not useful for me". Many people (myself included) have rated down a product in the past simply because we have no use for it. This new rating option would help those people who could genuinely benefit from the program to not dismiss it solely because of the rating. It would also help GAOTD in selecting future software that would be helpful to the greatest number of users.

Reply   |   Comment by Lnk  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

#3, if you don't use VI, then don't be telling other people to use it in such a condescending tone. There's nothing wrong with VI as an editor and most REAL systems administrators know how to use it.

#8, if you don't know what something's for, DON'T VOTE ON IT!

Everyone that griped because A: the full version costs money or B: because something ELSE does the same job: So what? Who cares? Kindly talk about, and vote on, the app itself.

Reply   |   Comment by kelly  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

This is a small and handy basic hex editor with small footprint but quite efficient and has nice interface. If i had not already a hex editor,i would keep this. But i like more the one i have used for years, "010 Editor" by Sweetscape.

Reply   |   Comment by seijuska  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Looks like the hex editor I used back in the 80s when running an electronic Bulletin Board Service - back then everything was DOS. This does have additional features not on the one I had used before. I used it to personalize programs such as the top line of the Internet Explorer where it says Giveaway of the Day with the hex editor I could change it to anything such as Pete's Cool Find of the Day or something similar. Used to use it too to change other things inside the programs like editing scores of games so I didn't have to see everyone else's scores...wanted to just see mine
I think I will like this from what I have seen already. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Peters Sr.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I've been using the freeware xvi32 (http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm) for years, this doesn't seem to do anymore...

Reply   |   Comment by Maniac  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Very very simple. 30 euros is definitely overpriced.

#13: HxD looks good, thanks for the link

#14: Yes, Vim does have a windows version. Theres also a Mac version. But although I think vim is great it takes a very long time to become competent with it. Also it's hex editing feature is a bit awkward (it uses xxd to convert the file, then you edit it, then xxd converts it back).

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Installs and activates ok, very basic editor with the exception of being able to open large files, there's a lot of better freeware and sourceware ones out there, this is one the average user doesn't need, more for techies like myself.

Thanks to the GAOTD team anyway.

~TJ

Reply   |   Comment by TJ  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

No way am I putting a "Hex" on my system, I'm just too superstitious (Plus I have absolutely no use what so ever for this porogram).
Thanks any way GAOTD of offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I tested this software and I did not find it as good as others that I have tried. Personally, I use Hex Editor Neo which is very good, freeware and supports loads of other things which one can use for decompiling programs into hexadecimal. It's features are much more appealing than this, besides the fact that it is professional. Those who want to download Hex Editor Neo may go to this website: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Products/home/hex-editor-free.html

Reply   |   Comment by Master Jedi Iavarone  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Can only full agree with #9;

very basic hex editor

BTW: I´m most often still work with a DOS hex editor, because many, even good and comfortable Windows hex editors (there are lots of even free programs around) don´t have such a clear font for such a work that needs so high concentration on the issue.

So I´m still looking for my perfect hex editor time by time, too.

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

If I install software, I try to find at least one positive thing to say about it. While not much here shocks me, I have to say, this is shocking. There are no features. None. It doesn't do what I would expect the most basic of hex editors to do. And this is version 2.1? If it has no features, what did the earlier versions have? I wouldn't release this as anonymous freeware. Also, executables open in read-only mode, no option not to, no option to edit and save under a new name. OK, one positive thing. Near zero installation impact.

Here's a hex editor, not free, but 30-day trial: 010 Editor.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

If you need this then you actually need a much better one.

Reply   |   Comment by Kelly  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I too am using AptEdit Pro given here.. It really has many features..

And there are a lot of free hex editors.. The Notepad++ (Freeware Text Editor) has a plugin which allows to edit and view in HEX.

Does vi(vim) has windows version? I think its an editor for Linux/Unix.

Reply   |   Comment by Lokesh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

HxD is capable of everything this thing can, and more. (File comparison comes to mind). Also, HxD can access files up to 8 EB large, and still blazingly fast.
Better yet: HxD is totally free!

http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/

Reply   |   Comment by Martijn  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Ah finally a hex editor that can open large files! Been wanting something like this for a while now!

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Luke  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

29.99 euro?!?! Who the hell buys a hex editor for a. money, b. for ~30 euro?! The description sums up all: "Hex Editor II is a simple..." Yes. it's simple. 29.99 euro for a simple hex editor. There are plenty freeware hex editors which are 10 times better than this.

This must be a joke.

Reply   |   Comment by nowthatsbull$  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

#8. If you don't understand, it's your problem. Don't blame the software developer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Very, very basic, even some text editors will do the same or more ... I personally use tiny hexer. On this occasion I would like to ask if someone knows a hexeditor that doesn't show hex and values in two columns on left and right, but one beneath the other. This will greatly improve working with a hexeditor. I looked at dozens of them and no one has this option. Perhaps I'm inspiring some programmer with my demande?

Reply   |   Comment by Authorized User  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

No idea what this application is all about. Thumbs down!

Reply   |   Comment by botserver  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Well for a start I certianly wouldn't pay 30 euros for it. But I've downloaded, and it has a nice simple interface and runs VERY fast - taking notepad about 10 minutes to open a 2megabyte exe file to view as text, and this thing about 10 seconds...

I'm not too sure what I'll use it for yet. But I'm sure I'll find out soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack W-H  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I'm not quite sure what this is, or how I'll use it , but it's so small what the hell

Reply   |   Comment by Me3  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

May be useful for real techies.

Reply   |   Comment by LouB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I'm passing on this one, but that's only because I can't see ever having a use for it. I haven't had a need for this type of program in all the years I've been using a computer, so I don't see needing it in the future...ever.

But that's me. Some of you may find this type of program useful and this program might be what some people are looking for. I can't say this type of program is good or bad, just not useful to me.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

you want to edit an theorically infinite size big file? use vi(or vim).
you want also edit hexa, use vim (or vi). You want unlimited undo/redo? use vi(or vim). you want fast realtime feeling? use vi(or vim), because almost nothing will be faster than that. you want a huge catalog of plugins and extensions? use vi(or vim).
Do I use vi(or vim)? no, because I want something usable by a normal human.

Reply   |   Comment by gokudomatic  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Hex Editor for 29.9 Euro . ! Too costly.
The only feature I liked in this is the ability to edit the files of sizes up to 4GB.
there are a lot of freeware hex editors.

Check this:
http://www.technologismiki.com/prod.php?id=31
Shareware with good features. must buy to unlock more features.

I also suggest to check the "Resource Hacker" which may be useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Nanjangud  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

I've been using AptEdit since it was offered here, and this really isn't any better. The GUI isn't very pretty, and it doesn't have any special features that aren't in AptEdit, or really any other Freeware Hex-Editor. Thanks, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle Thomas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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