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Every week we get emails from users saying how much they like our software or how they found a particular feature of Hex Edit to be a life-saver. Over the years we have had hundreds of emails. Here are extracts from some of them.  Note that all emphasis (ie, capitals) are as originally sent - I have not added them.

Yes, you're more than welcome to quote any of my statements for testimonials. I would (and do) recommend HexEdit to any professional programmer.
Ron Prestenback, October 2011
Overall, I've found it to be a very solid application with certain features that are completely unique to HexEdit, and I couldn't do without.
Ron Prestenback, September 2011
First, I have to say that I am very, very impressed with you and I deeply appreciate your responsiveness and assistance! ... Your product is very good just as a hex/ebc/asc stream editor, but it is EXCELLENT with its template support ...
Craig J. Conrad, PMP, MSPM Sr. Project Manager Conversion Team
I want to commend you on a JOB WELL DONE on this one! This is by far the best hex editor I've ever used, and I've used plenty. My job requires that I frequently write analysis tools for data in a variety of formats, and HexEdit sure makes that job much easier! The decision to register HexEdit came very easily.  The feel, look, and stability of HexEdit surprised me. It far exceeds the quality of a program one usually expects to see in the shareware domain. ...

Again, I just want to say GOOD JOB and thank you for such an excellent product! I've taken a look at the source code for HexEdit 1.1 and I've learned a few things.
David Ensminger
A few years ago I was looking at hex editors. I think I tried yours but settled on a different one. What a mistake that was!! I have actually used 2 other popular hex editors in the meantime: one had a lot of features but was very hard to understand and the other was the opposite: on the surface it looked great but when you came to use it you realised that there was no substance to it.

I have just registered and I just wanted to email to say how happy I am. I wish all my software worked so well.
Vin Armstrong
We are using Hex Edit with a pleasure during finishing our game, and my personal opinion is the hex editor is far superior in design and stability over similar commercial applications ... I have not found another application dealing this seamlessly with 400MB files we had to edit.
Pawel Kalinowski (pirx @ mirage.com.pl), Project Manager, Mirage Media
HexEdit 1.0 is AMAZING. ...Basically, I just wanted to commend what a great job you did.
Robert J Russell Jr
I tried several different binary file editors before coming across HexEdit. All the features I needed, plus many more, were there!! HexEdit is easy to use and has view, editing and search customization options allowing me to set the system up for my particular needs. This is a MUST have tool for programmers of every kind.
Dave Scott
I make a lot of use of my hex editors in my job from time to time. I have used Hex Workshop for years, but I wish I had known of HexEdit sooner as it is much better. For example, the hex calculator is 1000% better (no exageration). ...

The background searching is brilliant as I often have to search for and investigate the same pattern in comms packets in fairly large files (100s Mbytes). With HexEdit I find that by the time I have looked at the first occurance of the search bytes, HexEdit has already found the rest, which saves me a lot of time."
Jerry Smith
I have tried many hex editors and I have found this package to be the easiest to use and the features that I was looking for. The creators of HexEdit have done a great job listening to the needs of their users."
Joseph Bevins
Hex Edit is the best this type of program I have found. The calculator (alone) is worth the price.
Olaf Svensen
I have read your excellent article in CUJ on set_range (which is just what I need) and found your even more excellent Hex Edit program as a result - just what I needed for the other CUJ article on CRC as it happens. (Why can't M$ write nice stuff like this?)"
Dr Paul A. Bristow
I'd like to say thank you for a fine Hexedit program. I think it's been very well done & was just what I needed at the time."
mdurham @ aardvark.apana.org.au
I've been looking for a good HEX-editor for a week on the net. I tried all the editors of big organizations but yours is the best.
I just wanted to thank you for making Hex Edit available. I had to do a quick comparison of some binary files and your software made it quick and easy.
Roy Roberts
I would like to congratulate you on an excellent job! After conducting a thorough search on the internet for hex editors, I found that Hex Edit surpasses all available hex editors. I greatly appreciate the effort you have invested into this fantastic software package.
Kevin Bollhorst
Fantastic binary file editor, Andrew. You really did a superb job for the Wintel community. It's exactly the windows binary editor I was dreaming of for years.
Stephane Riviere
Easy to use but powerful binary editor. For straight hex editing is the easiest, most reliable app available.
During the uni hols I spent mucho time (weeks) just scouring the Internet for programmer tools, source code and the best free utilities I could find. Not only is HexEdit the best around it is the only free/shareware program I tried that I was not disappointed with in any way whatsoever! Even the free version [version 1.1] is better than any of the other and the free source code blew me away, and I really appreciate you giving free [activation] codes to poor students like me.
John Durian
Hexedit is the best tool I've found for working with 390 host data on the PC. The ease in switching between EBCDIC and ASCII have made Hexedit a standard tool in our development lab.
hydraht @ aol.com
Extremely useful and well thought out.
From my limited use of Hexedit I can not see how it could be any better.
I spent hours getting a very tricky macro just right. I finally got it right and was giving it one last test before saving it when I accidentally clicked on the record instead of the play button. PANIC. I clicked the record button again and was very happy to find my macro still in tact. Thankyou. It is this sort of attention to details that makes Hexedit a joy to use. It's the greatest hex editor around.
D. Bornworth
I would like to congratulate you on an excellent job! After conducting a thorough search on the internet for hex editors, I found that Hex Edit surpasses all available hex editors. I greatly appreciate the effort you have invested into this fantastic software package
Kevin Bollhorst

Online Reviews

Here are some reviews posted by real users on various sites (mainly Download.com).

Every programmer should have a copy!
I needed to understand TeX's DVI file format -- which is publicly documented. I used Hexedit in conjunction with the DVI documentation and it was absolutely indespensible in helping me get "under the hood".
Graham Douglas, g.douglas @ readytext.co.uk
A true life saver!!
There is no better hex editor out there! HexEdit has saved my life numerous times. Get it!
Russ Anderson, russ @ hortonbrook.com
Well thought out, and extremely useful!
This is an excellent product. I haven't seen another hex editor that comes close to HexEdit. New features are frequently being added that make it an even better product. Highly recommended.
A. Summerfield
Powerful tool yet easy to use
Hexedit is a great tool with lots of nifty features which are really useful for the IT professional (not just gimmicks).
This is an indispensable tool for anyone needing to examine files
Hexedit continues to surprise me with its powerful features. It has saved us dozens of hours working with obscure data files. I tried several other hex editors but none were up to the challenge except for HexEdit.
David Cardinal
Simple but feature full
I like this program. I suspect that I'm one of the more primitive users, only needing to check that some data files my program produces are being written correctly. I've never needed to read the help, the on-screen format options are great for pattern spotting. It's never crashed (under W98SE). Cut and paste works like I need it to.
David Waine
Best hex editor around
Very stable, easy to use. Haven't found a single bug yet! Excellent value.
Best in Class
This is a FREE program from Andrew Phillips, and has to be the best utility of its kind anywhere.