There are heaps of capable portable checksum generators and I use several of them daily. Some time ago I discovered another one- SHAsher. The first version of SHAsher I tested (184.108.40.206) was rather basic (for example it saved no settings), so I contacted the developer- Joey Hazlett (who has also created the bookmark manager StorURL) requesting several enhancement and about a week later (on 2018-05-29) a new version (220.127.116.11) with all my suggestions implemented was released. As I promised I am introducing this tiny and simple hash calculator- SHAsher, to the community.
FeaturesSHAsher is a simple desktop tool that generates hashes from text or files. It supports hashing files with the MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512 algorithms.
- Supported algorithms- MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512;
- Hashes generated in lower/UPPER case;
- Copy a single hash or all hashes;
- Save hashes to text file;
- Remember last used settings on retart;
- Update check;
Direct download links for SHAsher:
SHAsher version 18.104.22.168 - program window (animated image):
SHAsher version 22.214.171.124 - program in action (static image):
SHAsher version 126.96.36.199 - generated hashes (static image):
SHAsher version 188.8.131.52 - about (static image):
SHAsher is is portable by design- until 184.108.40.206 no setting were saved, from version 220.127.116.11 are saved to XML file (settings.xml) inside program folder. However I spotted 2 keys in Windows registry:
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- Donwload the archive (SHAsher.zip);
- Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
- Run the executable (SHAsher.zip);
I cannot confirm it but I suppose that SHAsher should also work under Windows XP and Windows Vista.SHAsher requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework
Tested Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 10
SHAsher is freeware.
NoteDisclaimer: This program is offered to the Public without warranty and is
offered as-is. The author takes no responsibility implied or otherwise to the
loss/damage of data or information.
Although this software is released with a 'freeware' license, it is not public
domain. You may redistribute this software as you see fit, as long as no fee is
charged for said software and this file is included in its original form. HazteK
Software holds the copyrights and trademark names for SHAsher and the source
code. Any attempt to modify or change the software without express written
consent by the author is strictly prohibited. For more information about this
license, or if you would like to include the software on some form of mass
production digital media collection, please contact HazteK Software using the
contact information provided below.
SHAsher is tiny (as of version 18.104.22.168)- 63 KB archive, 121 KB executable.
SHAsher is light- it uses about 33 MB of RAM.
The developer- Joey Hazlett, has always been very helpful and open to suggestions.
I forgot to request "Stay on Top" feature, I may suggest it in the future.
SHAsher (as of version 22.214.171.124) can only calculate hashes, it cannot verify hashes.
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
File details for SHAsher version 126.96.36.199 (released on 2018-05-29):
File Size: 64312 Byte(s) (62.80 KB)