Alternatives to VeraCrypt for all platforms with any license

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    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 Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Creates a virtual...

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    • 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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    CipherShed

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

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    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 encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). A...

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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 partition. The main criteria for open-source software is the...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.
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    Windows BitLocker

    No encryption of dynamic disks, but command-line-encryption! Dynamic disks must be converted to basic disks with EasyUS Partition Master or Partition Guru before encrypting with Bitlocker. Windows BitLocker & "Bitlocker To...

    Commercial Windows

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    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 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating...

    Open Source Windows

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    EncFS

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases...

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    • Warning The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_Concerns The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm
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    SecurStick

    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer to access and modify those files WITHOUT needing any administrator privileges. Available...

    Free macOS Windows Linux

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    Jetico BestCrypt

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right...

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    GostCrypt

    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than ever. Since the late 70s, most of the algorithms used (not to say all) are UKUSA encryption systems...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • FileVault icon

    FileVault

    FileVault is a method of using encryption with volumes on Mac computers. Encryption and decryption are performed on the fly. FileVault 2 uses full disk, XTS-AES 128 encryption to help keep your data secure. Using FileVault 2, you...

    Free Mac

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    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, hiding and encrypting sensitive data? It will quickly lock, hide and encrypt files, folders or or USB...

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • Safeplicity icon

    Safeplicity

    The easy way to password-protect and encrypt your sensitive files in just a few clicks. You can even make folders completely disappear so that no one knows they exist! Works for computers, laptops, USB sticks, external hard drives...

    Commercial Windows

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    Safe: Encrypted File System

    Safe is an application that makes it easy to encrypt your files. When you encrypt your files with Safe they are rendered unreadable to anyone who doesn't have your password. Safe is cross-platform and currently runs on Windows...

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    CryFS

    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    Cryptic Disk

    Cryptic Disk creates virtual encrypted disks and also encrypts hard disks, USB drives and memory cards. Data encryption makes use of the best algorithms (AES/Rijndael, Serpent, Twofish, Blowfish, CAST6), and takes place in real time...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Private Disk icon

    Private Disk

    Private Disk finds your important files and encrypts them automatically with the strongest encryption algorithm available today.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Kruptos icon

    Kruptos

    Lock and encrypt your photos, movies, files and folders using 256-bit file encryption. The trial version of Kruptos 2 Professional is fully complete with no functional limitations for 30 uses. After the trial period expires you...

    Freemium Windows Android

VeraCrypt Comments

Good TrueCrypt replacement

Positive Comment by alterkenji
about VeraCrypt Jul 2016

I've only tried it in Windows 10, for full system encryption, but it works really well. I'm currently using TrueCrypt on all of my machines but will likely be slowly migrating to VeraCrypt.

It is (of course) highly similar to TrueCrypt, which is great if you're used to TrueCrypt.

The two current downsides, for me, are lack of UEFI/GPT support (but they're working on it) and the annoying PIM. Yes, I understand the how and why of the PIM, but to me it's only annoying - for system encryption. I think I read somewhere that the PIM can be stored unencrypted in the boot sector though, so I don't have to type it in every time. An acceptable compromise, if correct.

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license

Comment by sjmolin
about VeraCrypt Mar 2016

License is "Veracrypt License" which seems to be a concatenation of Apache and TrueCrypt licenses: link

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