Alternatives to TrueCrypt for all platforms with any license

  • VeraCrypt icon


    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on...

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    • TrueCrypt was discontinued in mysterious circumstances. The code was taken forward by VeraCrypt. It is open source and some security vulnerabilities have been fixed since the TrueCrypt days. It's a great app for creating encrypted containers or encrypting whole drives. Backwards compatible with TrueCrypt. Truly excellent software.
      JohnFastman8 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's an actual fork of TrueCrypt. User interface is the same also, as well as, being backward compatible with TrueCrypt files/containers.
      uriahheap98Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CipherShed icon


    CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Cryptomator icon


    Free client-side encryption for your cloud files. Open source software: No backdoors, no registration.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

    • It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • DiskCryptor icon

    DiskCryptor Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

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    • AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt.
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • LUKS icon


    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility...

    Open Source Linux

  • Windows BitLocker icon

    Windows BitLocker

    No encryption of dynamic disks, but command-line-encryption! Dynamic disks must be converted to basic disks with EasyUS Partition...

    Commercial Windows

  • LibreCrypt icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • EncFS icon

    EncFS Warning

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Cryptonite icon


    Cryptonite brings EncFS and TrueCrypt to Android. You can browse, export and open EncFS-encrypted directories and files on your...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • 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...

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

  • SecurStick icon


    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer...

    Free macOS Windows Linux

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    This is an experimental project of porting encfs to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract...

    Open Source Windows

  • ProxyCrypt

    ProxyCrypt is a command line tool that creates encrypted volumes within a file or a hard drive.

    Open Source Windows ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    • It is easy to use, performs very well and never provoke blue screen !
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Luks manager icon

    Luks manager

    LUKS Manager provides on-the-fly encryption (AES by default) to virtual folders on Android devices. These virtual folders can be...

    Open Source Android

  • FreeOTFE icon

    FreeOTFE Discontinued

    FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile...

    Open Source Windows Windows Mobile

  • Gnome Encfs Manager icon

    Gnome Encfs Manager

    The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring...

    Open Source Linux

  • GostCrypt icon


    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • DCrypt icon


    DCrypt is an encryption and decryption tool that combines in a smart way multiple algorithms. The combination of multiple strong...

    Open Source Linux

  • Jetico BestCrypt icon

    Jetico BestCrypt

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Encrypto icon


    Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then...

    Free Mac Windows

  • eCryptfs icon


    The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux

    Open Source Linux

  • RealCrypt icon


    The realcrypt application in the RPM Fusion repo is an encryption application based on truecrypt, freely available at...

    Open Source Linux

  • Steadycrypt icon


    This is a Java-based application that allows the user to important files that are on that operating system to encrypt easy and secure...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • ImmediateCrypt

    ImmediateCrypt is an utility for encryption and decryption of plain text messages with the AES-256 cipher. It is released under the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Luksus

    LUKSUS is a tool that creates an encrypted volume and filesystem on a hardrive or other storage media as well as a filecontainer. It...

    Open Source Linux BSD TrueCrypt dialog

  • Challenger icon


    Challenger is a software for the encoding of files, folders and drives. For the installation and for the execution simple user rights...

    Free Personal Windows

  • FileVault icon


    FileVault is a method of using encryption with volumes on Mac computers. Encryption and decryption are performed on the fly. ...

    Free Mac

  • EncFSMP icon


    A program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X. Works good with LibreOffice documents on Windows 7. Features of EncFSMP: ...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Rohos Mini Drive icon

    Rohos Mini Drive

    Rohos Mini Drive creates hidden and encrypted partition on the USB flash drive memory. You work with the files on the hidden partition...

    Freemium Windows

  • Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA icon

    Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA

    Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is a small, coding program assistance whose you confidential data which can be served very simply against...

    Free Windows

  • TruPax icon


    TruPax generates TrueCrypt - compatible container files from arbitrary sets of files and folders. Such files match exactly the size...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Encrypt Stick icon

    Encrypt Stick

    Transform Any USB Flash Drive into a Digital Privacy Manager. Keep your private files safe, Manage your passwords, Browse the web...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Quick File Locker icon

    Quick File Locker

    Do you want to protect private pictures, hide sensitive videos or lockdown documents? Do you want to ensure your privacy by locking...

    Free Windows

  • CyberSafe Top Secret icon

    CyberSafe Top Secret

    CyberSafe Top Secret is an information security program that uses modern encryption algorithms (RSA, AES, BlowFish, etc.).

    Commercial Windows

TrueCrypt Comments

Contrary to fears, truecrypt has passed all the security audits. so no need to jump ship to slower programs.

Positive Comment by girlwiththenerdytattoo
about TrueCrypt Oct 2015

See below for more info.

Truecrypt is Secure - It Has Passed the Final Audit

The disk encryption software Truecrypt, a popular tool that was endorsed by Edward Snowden, has passed a full source code security audit. This comes on the heels of the developers of the app mysteriously quitting the project and recommending that people use a questionable Microsoft solution.

The initial audit of the bootloader was performed by iSec who found only minor issues with the software that would not compromise security. The full report of the phase I audit is here:

The phase II audit was completed by NCC. The full report can be read here:


Linux to the rescue

Comment by DanMan
about TrueCrypt Aug 2014

You can actually mount Truecrypt volumes in Linux without installing it, but with help of cryptsetup. Mounting an NTFS partition would go something like this:

sudo cryptsetup open --type tcrypt /dev/sdc5 cryptmountpoint
sudo mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1001,gid=1001,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/mapper/cryptmountpoint" "/media/actualmountpoint"

Then when you're done with it:

sudo umount /media/actualmountpoint
sudo cryptsetup close cryptmountpoint

Pretty easy, if you know how. ;)
Of course, you need to replace the devices and mount points with your own values.


TrueCrypt discontinued

Comment by dannyp777
about TrueCrypt Aug 2014

As of May 2014 TrueCrypt is no longer supported or maintained. You can read all about it on Wikipedia:

The official website recommends switching to use existing encryption methods built-in with most modern operating systems. In view of this the final release will only allow you to decrypt your old TrueCrypt volumes in order to migrate to other encryption tools.

However there is a large number in the open source community with an interest in continuing the tools development under a new name and license in the near future. In the mean time the most recent full-featured version (7.1a) has been made available on various 3rd party sites and GitHub:


The best for full disk encryption

Positive Comment by lucasffg
about TrueCrypt Sep 2012

Never had any problems with the full disk encryption, because of it's on-the-fly method. And I haven't noticed any performance reduction when playing games etc.
It's simply the best free software for full disk encryption. Give it a try if you have lots of files that need protection on your computer.


The only crypto ill ever trust it just works. yes admin is ...

Comment by trekeyus
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

The only crypto ill ever trust it just works. yes admin is an issue but don't blame the devs balm windblows for requiring admin privileges to mount a virtual drive. all apps that use low lever hard disk emulation etc require admin privileges.


The other problems sound more like windows issues than anyt ...

Comment by thelivingded
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

The other problems sound more like windows issues than anything. Running on linux, works extremely well, absolutely no complaints here.


Bugs make it too risky for business use, spent close to 30 ...

Comment by NginUS
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

Bugs make it too risky for business use, spent close to 30 hours on it & concluded it's good for creating BSODs, on XP 32 at least.


Great program, but on XP you have to keep it running, becau ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

Great program, but on XP you have to keep it running, because if you close it, it wont let u start it again until you reboot. Also like wpuacnt said, you have to have administrator rights on the computer u use it on, so you wont be able to use it on your computer at Work even if you have this on a portable usb drive.