Portable ChecksumGUI is a software tool that can be used in order to easily find out the hash or any document from the hard drive and body text, and copy it to the Clipboard.
The perks of a portable app
This is the portable counterpart of ChecksumGUI, which means that you can bypass the installation process. As a result, it is not going to create new entries to the Windows registry and Start menu without your permission (as installers usually do), and no leftovers will remain on the disk.
It is also important to know that if you copy the program files to a USB flash drive, you make it possible to use Portable ChecksumGUI on the fly, on any computer you come in contact with.
Options you can configure and method of use
This utility enables you to calculate the MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA386 and SHA512 hash algorithms of any file from the hard drive, by simply uploading it with the help of a file browser. It is also possible to input any text string into a box and find out the checksum that interests you with just a click of the button.
In addition to that, you can copy the results to the Clipboard so that you can use them in another environment, as well as easily compare two hashes by simply pasting another algorithm in the “Compare” box.
Performance and conclusion
The amount of resources necessary to properly run Portable ChecksumGUI is low, which means that the system’s performance is not going to be affected in any way and you can run it alongside other programs without problems, be they demanding or not. The interface is accessible to all, tasks are completed in a timely manner and we did not come across any errors, crashes or freezes. All in all, it proves to be simple, yet efficient piece of software.