tiny hexer is a free hex editor for binary files. It allows you to edit multiple files (mdi), read sectors of disks and other data media and modifiy virtual memory of other processes. It is scriptable, lets you view data structures in a special browser in human readable format and has a plugin interface for third party extensions. It supports Unicode, drag-n-drop, disk-editing and much more.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Dec 26, 2007)
A very nice hex editor, but no longer being developed.
What happened to Tiny Hexer?
Time goes by and things change...
After 25 years of hobbyist programming I lost my interest in that hobby, that's all. Programming was just a very long-lasting hobby of mine. You probably never ask strangers why they lose interest in bowling or collecting stamps, do you? So just please don't ask me why I lost interest in this hobby, it just happened. I think I owe you nothing (well, not even this statement) for giving up Tiny Hexer and programming at all as you never had to pay anything to be able to use my routines and programs... And you know: You always get what you've paid for...
Q: Why such an abrupt change of mind?
A: Well, it wasn't that abrupt. I was thinking about retiring from programming for the last two years. I personally have little needs for an hex editor today, and so it was less and less fun to continue. And what is an hobby without fun? Right, it's bulls***...
Q: Will you eventually release an Open Source version of Tiny Hexer?
A: No, I will not for different reasons: Tiny Hexer uses some routines I purchased (Purchased??? Yes, why not? Don't you buy stamps if you collect them?) and which cannot be published as OS. So I would have to remove that code from Tiny Hexer, which means programming again... *yuck*. Another reason is: Tiny Hexer growed over nearly eleven years, and as I was an hobbyist, not a professional programmer, it's coded quite chaotic and also little documented. That would lead to lots of questions which I'm not willing to answer...
Q: And what are your hobbies now?
A: Astonishing people *harhar*
Q: Any odds that Tiny Hexer will be revived some day?
Q: But where can I get the last release of Tiny Hexer?
A: mpth_18.exe (Full version), mpthme_18.exe (Medium Edition) and tinyhexer.cab (Small Edition).
Q: Which alternative do you recommend?
A: HxD, a well designed freeware Hex editor actively developed by Maël Hörz.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Sep 20, 2005)
I really wanted to find a freeware alternative to WinHex, but this isn't it. I don't see why anyone would say that this is better than WinHex. Oh, OK, it saves you some money, but I'm talking about the software itself... (I know that many of you get confused between the two. I don't care how rich or poor you are, so, uhh... Leave it out of the rating.)
I saw no way to search process memory, for one thing.
Each time I first use the "Open drive" function during an instance, it takes a very long time to become available (Tiny Hexer freezes up in the meantime).
Besides that, I see no memory editing, backup, restore, file recovery, secure deletion, cloning, search, or disk/partition management features that are anywhere near on par with WinHex, and many of those features aren't even present at all in Tiny Hexer.
And it can only edit files up to 2-GB in size, whereas WinHex has no such limitation at all.
Too bad, so sad, bye-bye.
If all you need from a hex editor is to view and edit the occasional file (you know, to try cracking good software you can't afford), then this is probably good enough for you. And by all means, whine over in the WinHex posting about how you can't afford good software. But if you actually need something powerful, good luck making do with this thing.
You know, it would really help if, instead of rating a 5 and saying "Yay, yay, it's free, so it's great!", you people just came right out and said "This software isn't that great, but I can't afford or don't want to pay for something better." It might save me a whole lot of time.
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (May 26, 2005)
I've used WinHex for so long that I'm not sure I can break that habit, but this program is small, fast, and FREE, and it looks like it offers a few little features that WinHex doesn't! I'll have to remind myself to keep playing with it! So far, so good!
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (May 25, 2005)
I test and compare 'WinHex' and 'tiny hexer'.
For me personally is the favorite obviously 'tiny hexer'.
It is small, easy, can work with BASIC & UNICODE and for students like me FREE.
To other people: I only can ask you and there for support of this software.
Reviewing 220.127.116.11 (May 25, 2005)
Super cute & fine Freeware HEX-Editor.
Better than HexEdit or Winhex.
Special gratitude to the author.
Now you can also seek and replace UNICODE strings - wonderfully!
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