libdeflate VS HexFiend

Compare libdeflate vs HexFiend and see what are their differences.


Heavily optimized library for DEFLATE/zlib/gzip compression and decompression (by ebiggers)


A fast and clever hex editor for macOS (by HexFiend)
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libdeflate HexFiend
7 10
920 5,158
- 1.0%
8.8 9.1
12 days ago 25 days ago
C Objective-C
MIT License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of libdeflate. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of HexFiend. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libdeflate and HexFiend you can also consider the following projects:

zlib-ng - zlib replacement with optimizations for "next generation" systems.

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.

zlib - Cloudflare fork of zlib with massive performance improvements


fpng - Super fast C++ .PNG writer/reader

fq - jq for binary formats - tool, language and decoders for working with binary and text formats

LOIC - Deprecated - Low Orbit Ion Cannon - An open source network stress tool, written in C#. Based on Praetox's LOIC project. USE ON YOUR OWN RISK. WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF YOU GET V& IT IS YOUR FAULT.

Ciphey - ⚡ Automatically decrypt encryptions without knowing the key or cipher, decode encodings, and crack hashes ⚡

Kaitai Struct - Kaitai Struct: declarative language to generate binary data parsers in C++ / C# / Go / Java / JavaScript / Lua / Nim / Perl / PHP / Python / Ruby

json-logs - A tool to pretty-print JSON logs, like those from zap or logrus.

pg_hexedit - Open PostgreSQL relation files in a hex editor with tags and annotations

bitter - Extract bits from a byte slice