Edit memory processes, kernel memory, disks and partitions, as well as S-Records and Intel hex files with the help of this portable hexadecimal editor
Just as its name states, Helium Hex Editor is a comprehensive yet very lightweight hexadecimal editor that allows users to edit files, processes memory, kernel memory (both virtual and physical), disks and partitions, as well as S-records and Intel Hex files.
Feature-packed, lightweight, and portable hex editor
Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that this hex editor boasts a plethora of useful features, including a GUI that supports multiple tabs, making very suitable for even the most advanced users.
Since the app is portable, users can effortlessly run it directly on their computers without requiring any sort of installation or pre-requisites. It’s also a very good option for users who are on the go and want to have a reliable hex editor with them.
May take a bit of getting used to
Once launched, users are greeted by a somewhat basic GUI. The most striking GUI element is the app’s top toolbar that encompasses all the features and provides access to tolls such as bookmarks, structures parsers, cryptography, disassembly, binary compare, join, split, search and replace, and all sorts of data operations.
The average user might feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of features, but the app’s both built-in and online documentation sections should help anyone get to grips with its functionality in no time. The documentation sections cover everything from the bulky toolbar, to the role of the status bar, help familiarize the user with a series of keyboard shortcuts, how to toggle between the multiple views available, and how to open either the process memory or the Kernel memory.
Taking everything into account, Helium Hex Editor is a comprehensive hex editor that offers way more than it initially shows. With a bit of time for proper documentation, it can be used by even the most novice of users, while still remaining quite appealing to more advanced users as well.