Tiny Hex Editor

runs on Windows
screenshot of Tiny Hex Editor

A hex editor isn't the type of tool you necessarily use every day, but when you need it, you really need it. The ability to get in and dig around in a binary file can sometimes be a real eye opener. Maybe you need to patch some little glitch in there, or perhaps you're looking for some obscure error message text. Either way, it's the only game in town.

Tiny Text Editor is one such tool. This isn't some ugly app that looks like it would be better suited to a command prompt; rather, it uses colors, inverse video, and bold characters to help you see what's going on. The status bar at the bottom of the window helps you keep track of where you are in the file at all times. Its search function lets you look for hex values, as well as ASCII and Unicode characters.

You can grab Tiny Text Editor for free. It's a Windows app and should be right at home of systems running Windows 98 or later.

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