A few years ago, when I began developing a lot of account driven websites and applications, I always found myself needing to hash a string or two, usually a password. So I wrote a quick little utility to do it for me. At first, it only computed simple MD5 hashes (not very secure, I know). I would always place the executable in my Windows directory, allowing me to simply go to Start Menu – > Run and type ‘hasher’. (or simply press the Windows key + R to open a Run window).

Now I have written Hasher 2, which does a few more things, including computing MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512, the latter for a little more security. I am releasing this handy little utility under the OSL (Open Software License) version 3.0. Enjoy and please come back and leave me some feedback.

Click here to download Hasher