SoftCircuits Programming
Cygnus Hex Editor

Cygnus Overview

Fast and Easy to Use

Finding Data

Modifying Data

Analyzing Data

Sharing Data

Cygnus Extensions

Feature List




Try Cygnus

Why not download Cygnus and try it for yourself? It costs absolutely nothing so there is no risk.




If you determine that Cygnus is for you, then you can register your copy.




If you've decided Cygnus is for you, you can register the product for only $39.00.



Note: We strongly urge you to download the software first. Try it out. When you register, we'll send you a key to fully activate your copy.


Sharing Data

Being able to view and edit files containing any type of data is fine. But, often, you need to import or export that data. One area that Cygnus really shines is in its ability to import and export data.


In addition to its ability to perform conversions on data (see the Modifying Data page for more information), Cygnus provides the new Import and Export commands. The Export command can export the current file in any of several different formats. For example, you can easily export a file as HTML or plain text. This makes it easy to show data to people who do not own Cygnus.


The Import command can also be useful. For example, it can read a plain text file created by the Export command, converting the text back into the original binary data.


Copy As Dialog Box

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The Copy As dialog box offers to copy the current selection to the clipboard as a different format. Several conversions are supported.


Paste As Dialog Box

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The Paste As dialog box offers to paste data from the clipboard as a different format. This dialog box also includes a cool "Raw Clipboard Data" option that allows you to paste whatever data is currently on the clipboard. This can be very useful for examining the type of data a particular application places on the clipboard.


In addition to the features provided by the Import, Export, Copy As, and Paste As commands, all of these commands can be extended with new functionality by writing Cygnus extensions.




Online Help Issues on Windows Vista

Cygnus Hex Editor runs great on the Vista Windows operating system. However, the portion of Windows used by this program to display online help is no longer included with Windows Vista. We are working to upgrade the help system but it will not be immediate.


In order to access help under Windows Vista with the existing software, you may download the help system used by this program from Microsoft at no charge. You will want to download Windows6.0-KB917607-x86.msu. The other version (Windows6.0-KB917607-x64.msu) is for 64-bit Windows.



Our Cygnus Hex Editor is sold as shareware. Shareware can be evaluated for free and without risk. We strongly recommend that you first download the software and install it on your computer. Take it for a test drive and see if it performs to your satisfaction. If you like the software, you can register (purchase) it. When you do, we'll send you a registration key that you enter into the program to fully activate the software. Because the software will already be on your computer, this method is fast, easy, and avoids all shipping and media charges. And because you'll have already used the program, you'll know exactly what you're buying.


Buying Cygnus

Registration for Cygnus is only $39.00 (USD). SoftCircuits offers many different payment methods. Site licenses are available.




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