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 all your base 64 files for you and creates a new version with the filename of ‘B64Decoded’ added to the end. Once converted, the user simply needs to add the appropriate file extension such as PDF, JPG or whatever.

There’s also several interface improvements as usual.

To download the program, go to http://www.quickhash-gui.org/downloads/.

Debian packages are also available, allowing the user to install QuickHash as part of their operating system. The packages for v2.8.3 are here : http://www.quickhash-gui.org/download/quickhash-v2-8-3-debian-packages-for-linux/ My thanks to darealshinji for the Debian packaging. He always does it so quickly for me :-)

I’m hoping to get a code signing certificate soon from a vendor who supports open-source initiatives. If I manage to get one, I’ll be able to sign all the releases of QuickHash in the future, including the Debian packages. Watch this space. For now, you’ll have to rely on the SHA-1 hashes. Or compile the code yourself. The github page for the program is, as always, available at https://github.com/tedsmith/quickhash