Perform quick hashing on text strings, files or entire directories (recursively or not) with this small and portable app which supports MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512.
- Quick Hash
- Version :2.8.0
- License :GPL
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Ted Smith
Quick Hash Description
Quick Hash is a small-sized and portable software utility that enables you to calculate the hash of text strings and files. It offers support for MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512 signatures.
As there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file in any part of the hard disk and just click it to run.
Another option is to save Quick Hash to a USB flash drive or similar 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 Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and no extra files are created on the disk, leaving it clean after removal.
Clear-cut interface and options
The GUI is represented by a simple window split into several areas, dedicated to hashing text, files, files recursively, as well as hashing, copying and hashing recursively.
Easily generate hashes and configure extra settings
The first step is selecting the preferred checksum algorithm, after which you can type or paste text, point out a file using the file browser (drag-and-drop is not supported), or pick an entire directory with files to process.
The hash is generated with the click of a button and you can copy it to the Clipboard. Furthermore, it is possible to make the tool save directories to log files (CSV or HTML), ignore subdirectories, flag duplicates, filter files by types when processing entire directories, and so on.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests, since the app did not freeze, crash or display error notifications. Quick Hash has minimal impact on system resources, calculates hashes rapidly and it is very easy to work with, regardless of the user’s previous experience with such apps. The interface could use a little work, though. For example, resizing the main window does not resize the UI elements as well.