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  • TrueCrypt icon

    TrueCrypt

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks https://alternativeto.net/software/veracrypt/ and https://alternativeto.net/software/ciphershed/. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."
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    GnuPG

    GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key...

    Open Source Mac Linux PortableApps.com Xfce

  • AES Crypt icon

    AES Crypt

    AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • Boxcryptor icon

    Boxcryptor

    Boxcryptor is an easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud. It allows the secure use of cloud storage services without sacrificing comfort.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10

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    DiskCryptor

    DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.
  • BoxCryptor Classic icon

    BoxCryptor Classic

    Boxcryptor Classic is the first product of the Boxcryptor family to secure data in the cloud - officially released in 2011. It grew from a solution originally specific...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    GPGTools

    Use GPG Suite to encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files or messages. Manage your GPG Keychain with a few simple clicks and experience the full power of GPG easier than...

    Open Source Mac

  • LibreCrypt icon

    LibreCrypt

    LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 ...

    Open Source Windows

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    Cryptsync

    CryptSync is a small utility that synchronizes two folders while encrypting the contents in one folder. That means one of the two folders has all files unencrypted (the...

    Open Source Windows

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    encfs4win

    This is an experimental project of porting encfs to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract executable (or compile by your...

    Open Source Windows

Encrypto Comments

7-zip does the same thing (on Win and Linux) and is open source

Comment by JohnFastman
about Encrypto and 7-Zip · Dec 2016

Encrypto is a program that allows you to encrypt individual files, for example so that you can email them as attachments without the risk that someone can intercept them and read them. It uses the AES-256 algorithm for encryption. You select a password and communicate this to the recipient through other means. They then use Encrypto to decrypt the file and read the contents.

All this is excellent except that:
- Encrypto is proprietary, not open source. This means it is not possible to see their code and assess if the cryptography is correctly implemented and if there are any backdoors or not.
- Encrypto creates the encrypted version of the file as a .crypto file. This seems exclusive to them, so it's not clear that any other app could be used to open the file, even if it also uses the AES-256 standard. Therefore, it seems like if you encrypt your files using Encrypto, you're locking yourself to Encrypto.
- 7-Zip is an open source alternative that does exactly the same thing, and therefore is not locking you in and you can check the code. However, 7Zip does not work natively on Mac.

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