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v2.8.4 Released

Today I have released v2.8.4 of QuickHash. It includes only a few fixes but they are significant. See the Changelog for more details, but in summary, it includes several important fixes to the Expected Hash Value field in the "File" tab, and it corrects (reverts) a previously accepted change for the "Text" tab, such that strings were not being hashed correctly. That was also fixed. The user manual has not been changed other than the first page as no instructional adjustments have been added. I hope to buy a code-signing certificate soon, so there may be digitally signed [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:44:54+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

v2.8.3 Is Out Now (for all operating systems)

v2.8.3 of QuickHash is now available for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac OSX users. This version should, arguably, have been v2.9.0 because, for the first time in years, a new tab has been added offering a complete range of Base64 decoding. There's lots more improvements too. See the release notes and user manual for full details, but very briefly the user can hash a Base64 encoded file (or a folder of such files) and have the encoded and decoded hash values computed, without the user having to manually do the decoding. There's also a useful button that simply decoded [...]

By | 2017-08-09T00:32:22+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

QuickHash v2.8.2 for all platforms is out

QuickHash v2.8.2 is out now for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac OSX. The instructions for use are contained inside the download, and the SHA-1 hashes for all the compiled binaries and also the zip packages are supplied. Download now for your platform from To report bugs or problems, visit  

By | 2017-05-31T10:38:42+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

Quickhash v2.8.2 due soon

v2.8.2 is about ready for release. I just need to get it compiled for all three platforms. If you want to review the changes and the source code, head over to the Github page at  Of most significant note, though, is the addition of a main menu that includes some basic functionality and an about page, meaning more 'about' information such as the the homepage and donation link can go there, instead of on the main terface, which some users had a moan about with v2.8.1. Also of interest is if the user clicks an alternative hash algorithm [...]

By | 2017-05-30T23:15:37+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

QuickHash v2.8.1 Released for All Platforms

v2.8.1 out now for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac OSX, for both 32 and 64 bit architectures. Simply navigate over to the Downloads area : and choose your download for your system. As always, Windows users are encouraged to just use the 32-bit executable file. Linux users must use either the 32-bit or 64-bit binary for their system. And Apple Mac OSX Users should ensure they have set their security settings to "allow programs downloaded from anywhere" in the "Settings --> Security" options, and they also need to ensure the binary file has executable permissions. Release Notes : [...]

By | 2017-05-09T15:41:03+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

v2.8.0 – Minor bug in “Copy” tab

It has been brought to my attention that with v2.8.0 there’s a minor issue with the “Copy” tab, in that if there are 10 files in FolderA, all ten are copied to FolderB without a problem, and the log files report that, but QuickHash's visual report shows that “9 files copied”, instead of “10 files copied”. Will be fixed in the next service release (2.8.1) or v2.9 if that comes first.   I have added a bug report, here :

By | 2017-03-23T23:52:51+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

QuickHash v2.8.0 for Apple Mac OSX Released!

OK, as promised in my recent blog posts, here is the eagerly anticipated release of Quickhash v2.8.0 for Apple Mac OSX operating systems. This brings all the great new features and improvements of the program that Windows and Linux users get, to Apple Mac users. Now, every time I create an Apple Mac release, I have some issues from some people. OSX is just a weird platform. Please note I do not have a decent or modern Apple Mac. It's a ten year old Mac Mini with 2Gb of RAM that JUST manages to run Yosemite, at a push. [...]

By | 2017-02-16T17:34:19+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Release Announcements|2 Comments

Quickhash v2.8.0 is out now!

I have just uploaded QuickHash v2.8.0 for Windows (32 and 64 bit)  and Linux (32 and 64 bit). This has been a lot of work and taken a few months to get finished. The release notes tell you all you need to know, and the user manual has been updated. Very briefly, an entirely new hash library is now in use and the xxHash algorithm has been added to the usual 4 algorithms. Lots of other bug fixes and feature request implementation. You can get it now from the downloads section : The Apple Mac version will follow ASAP. [...]

By | 2017-02-14T20:42:49+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

v2.8.0 is in development

I've had a little time lately to work on implementing some things I've been meaning to implement for ages. First and foremost, there is the new hash library. For some years I used DCPCrypt, but that had several shortcomings, not to mention the fact that I had to adjust the library myself for 64-bit capabilities. I'm pleased to say that a new well maintained and Unicode supported library is now part of Quickhash v2.8.0 called HashLib4Pascal by Ugochukwu Mmaduekwe Stanley. It's also compatabile with Freepascal v3.0+. It's a great library with many versatile options and a host of hash [...]

By | 2017-02-14T20:44:28+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

Quickhash v2.7.0 is out now!

v2.7.0 was released 11th Dec 2016. Get it now at for your platform. Note that 2.7 means "quite a lot of new things", like status bars, new disk hashing interface, big changes to "Compare Directories" tab and so on. You can and should therefore expect to see lots of 2.7.X releases in the coming weeks and months to address any irritating issues that may have sneaked in. Windows 10 users note : you will be warned about running the program because I am an "unknown developer" by the standards of Microsoft, or moreover, I have not paid them [...]

By | 2016-12-11T19:37:01+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Release Announcements|0 Comments