MD5shot
MD5shot 2.1b1
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Get md5 hash of a string or file without Terminal.   Free
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MD5shot is a utility to quickly get the md5 hash of a string or file without a trip to the terminal. Also does file and string comparison and file integrity checking.
What's New
Version 2.1b1:
  • Universal Application
  • MD5shot is now free again (actually it was before, but the listing didn't get updated.
  • BUG FIX: no longer has any problems with paths with spaces.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later (10.1 should work, but is unsupported)







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MD5shot User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Christopher Forsythe commented on 20 Dec 2004
This is the same comment as for md5it. It still applies here:


This is more of a comment, not really a revue or anything.

I think the reason why this is getting a lot of negative comments is the following:

1) This is free on OS X (via terminal)

2) This is free on OS 9 (some app called shorten)

3) It's 10 bucks.

4) OS 9 is basically dead. Only a small group use it. Those who are on that platform probably won't be needing md5.

5) For those on OS X needing md5, for the most part they would be the type who also would be knowledgeable of the terminal.

6) It's 10 dollars.


I think it's pointless to post any more bad comments, and also bad ratings. At the same time, from the feedback you've received so far, I'd ask the developer to rethink his/her approach to this solution. This would appeal to a small group I think, and I'm not sure if they'd be willing to pay a shareware fee of the current price for what this does. I realize that you have done a lot of work on it, it does look useful, but.. *shrug*
[Version 2.0]


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Kballard commented on 20 Dec 2004
Why on earth is there ANOTHER shareware MD5 app out there? MD5 is a well-known open-source algorithm, and there's already TWO free implementations on every OS X machine (`md5' and `openssl md5'). Regardless as to how nice this app may or may not look, there's absolutely no way it can be worth any money at all.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Dec 2004
The 'file integrity check' 'compares a known MD5 hash of a file, to the file, to make sure it hasn't been corrupted.'

How do I know the known hash hasn't been messed with?

Why has the price doubled? "an icon", suspect features and being able to handle paths with spaces doesn't make this worth any more than it used to be worth, which was $0.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Feb 2004
Uh - (ouch) - can't handle spaces? Makes THREE frickin system calls (see 'man -a md5')?

Yeah - as another poster expressed it: 'on yer bike'.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2004
Nobody should pay anything for this - There are at least 2 other free apps that do the same thing - look for md5app and checksum+
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Dec 2004
There's apparently a typo in md5app's entry on MacUpdate - look for 'md5pp' instead :
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2004
ack... can't handle spaces in filenames? on yer bike.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2004
By making this app shareware, the author takes advantage of those who don't know how to use the terminal - which is his right - but I find that I have little respect for someone who makes a front-end for something free, and then charges for it. Especially when the core onto which the front-end is added is simple, and does not greatly or significantly benefit from a GU interface.

For those of you out there who are not afraid to learn something new - open the terminal. Type "ls" to see files and directories listed. Type "cd" and then the directory name to change to that directory. Type "cd .." to leave that directory. Type "md5" and then the filename of the file you want to checksum, wait for a few seconds, and then voila - you have your checksum, free.
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Feb 2004
More power to you. Did you explain that all they have to do to get an md5 is type 'md5' and the file name - using backslashes or quotes to get past the space chars that trip up this wizard app?

But while you're at it, you should also mention all the other apps in this same category out there, apps such as Cocktail and OnyX, and in particular this new breed that call 'rm -P' and claim they're shredding your files for only $25 if you pay.

Yes, this must stop. Try CLIX - available here for free - and sign on to the newsletter. You get tutorials in how this Terminal thing works.
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2004
This is such a simply process, I don't see why someone should pay $5 for it....
[Version 1.5]


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Version Downloads:2,503
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:11 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MD5shot is a utility to quickly get the md5 hash of a string or file without a trip to the terminal. Also does file and string comparison and file integrity checking.


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