XEdit is a small-sized and portable tool that advanced users can resort to for viewing and editing the binary code of any file, regardless of its format. It hasn't been updated for a while and this can be clearly noticed from its interface, but the app boasts some handy settings, such as the ability to fragment or compose files.

Since there is no setup pack involved, users can drop the program files in any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to run. Another possibility is to save XEdit to a USB flash disk or other removable storage unit, in order to run it on any PC with minimum effort and no previous installers.

An important aspect worth taking into account is that the tool does not modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk without user permission, thus leaving it clean after removal.

XEdit shows the hexadecimal code of any imported file, allowing users to go to an offset and search for ASCII or HEX code. Binaries can be cut by specifying the starting hex address and number of bytes to cut.

It is possible to append binaries to another file, split the current file into two parts, read and write disk sectors, insert several binaries into binary images, locate a string or binary sequence in multiple files at once, customize font settings, fragment and compose files, as well as to extract track data from CDs.

There were no type of issues in our tests, since the app did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and consumes low CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the PC's overall performance. Although it has not been updated for a long time, XEdit features some handy options and configuration settings for viewing and editing binary code.