Looking for a hexadecimal data manipulation program with the power only a professional can offer you? HexAssistant is one of those paid applications worth looking at to get to know them in depth. Indeed, as its name suggests, we are in the presence of an assistant for this type of situation, a paid one that we can analyze for ten days in its trial version.
HexAssistant is nothing more than a platform that will allow you to do whatever you want to edit hexadecimal values, from modifying, cutting, copying, or deleting each of these contents. Not only that but also, when you have finished working with them, you will be able to export them to the formats you consider appropriate, having some out-of-the-ordinary ones available, such as Java.
How it works
Undoubtedly one of the features of HexAssistant that we liked the most is the general visualization that it offers of the values that we have decided to upload, since all the time they occupy most of the screen, without leaving any hidden aspect. This also allows the editing of the content to be quick and easy, something that does not always happen when we talk about these editing suites for all kinds of jobs.
HexAssistant will allow you to load all the files you want in the application interface, even with the possibility of opening separate tabs each time you open any of them, so you can see all the contents simultaneously, jumping from one to another. If you click on the tabs you do not have open, you can see the essential information, such as the binary codes, among others.
At the same time, HexAssistant will let you choose whether you want to see the contents in 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64-bit mode, which is up to you. All these changes can be made without problems from the Toolbar of the program. You also can carry out all kinds of operations, from adding new contents to removing them, multiplying or dividing them, etc.
But probably the function that defines HexAssistant and gives it an advantage over some of its main competitors is the comparison of the hexadecimal values of two files, placing one next to the other. This tool will allow you to quickly analyze those contents to know which points differ, avoiding manually doing it.
HexAssistant's user interface does not differ too much from what many of us are used to seeing in some of Microsoft's primary word processing, presentation, or table applications. That is, we can check a series of minimalist main menus at the top of the screen and, from that, the organization below the contents we are working with.
Keep in mind
As we mentioned at the beginning, HexAssistant is a paid program that allows us to use it completely free only for ten days, which we consider a little scarce to know if it is the type of service that interests us. Then, several versions are available at different prices at the time of purchase, depending on the number of licenses you want to purchase.
HexAssistant, which has support for all versions of the Windows operating system and has no compatibility problems with its 32-bit or 64-bit editions, also consumes few system resources. And we can not fail to point out that unlike what happens many times, although the trial period is somewhat short, it allows access to all its functions without restriction. What you try is what you will buy if you want.
In case we have to mention the main positive aspects of HexAssistant, without any doubt, we have to stop in the first instance at the versatility and power it offers since it is possible to add all kinds of operations, even add blocks of data, visualize them in the way you think is most convenient, and so on. And then, you have to add that it is also possible to compare the hexadecimal values of two files, placing them side by side.
The worst thing
Probably the only weak point we have found in HexAssistant is that it's nice to compare the hexadecimal values of two files. While we have both files open, it's impossible to edit them. Of course, this is not a severe problem, but we are sure there is no other issue to blame beyond this small detail.
HexAssistant is an exciting tool for those who need to manipulate hexadecimal data in the same way that professionals do, and it has all the functions to do so. Although it is clear that to enjoy it definitively, we will have to pay for this software, it is one of the few cases in which we certainly recommend doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is HexAssistant downloadable for Windows XP?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of HexAssistant.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install HexAssistant on your PC, you have to download the HexAssistant_Setup28.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is HexAssistant free?
- No, you need to pay to use this program. However, you will be able to download the demo version to try it out and see if you like it.
- HexAssistant home
- Operating Systems
- Windows Me
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98