Alternatives to VeraCrypt for all platforms with any license





Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • TrueCrypt icon

    TrueCrypt Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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...

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

  • Cryptomator icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Know any more alternatives to VeraCrypt?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • Kruptos icon


    Lock and encrypt your photos, movies, files and folders using 256-bit file encryption. The trial version of Kruptos 2 Professional...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • Safeplicity icon


    The easy way to password-protect and encrypt your sensitive files in just a few clicks. You can even make folders completely disappear...

    Commercial Windows

  • CryFS icon


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

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Cryptic Disk icon

    Cryptic Disk

    Cryptic Disk creates virtual encrypted disks and also encrypts hard disks, USB drives and memory cards. Data encryption makes use of...

    Commercial Windows

  • Private Disk icon

    Private Disk

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

    Commercial 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

  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • Free File Camouflage icon

    Free File Camouflage

    With Free File Camouflage you can hide and protect your files inside a jpeg image!

    Free Windows

  • These alternatives are not yet approved, do you think they are alternatives?

    • 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...


VeraCrypt Comments

Good TrueCrypt replacement

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.



Comment by sjmolin
about VeraCrypt Mar 2016

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