A binary editor with a great interface handles huge files without slowing down
Pros & Cons:
For my needs, HxD is a clear winner.
Its first virtue is that it doesn't need installing. Second, it has a great interface. Third, it handles huge files without slowing down.
Then add in unlimited undo, great searching and search/replace capabilities, binary file comparison, full support for ANSI, DOS/IBM-ASCII and EBCDIC character plus a dozen other features and you can see why I like it.
But it doesn't stop there. Hxd also works as a RAW disk editor and a full read/write RAM editor. This power also makes it a dangerous tool in the hands of beginners. It may also give your security software an apoplexy, but users skilled enough to use this product will understand that this is not a concern.
HxD was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on