AES Crypt Alternatives

    AES Crypt is described as '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)' and is a popular app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AES Crypt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is GnuPG, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AES Crypt are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source), Windows BitLocker (Paid) and LUKS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
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      • OpenPGP
      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 directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.
      GnuPG vs AES Crypt opinions
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      mainly for symmetric encryption
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    1. [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.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and 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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    2. Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases.
      Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to AES Crypt.
    3. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
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    4. LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.


    5. Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and Windows.
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      • Mac
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      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Boxcryptor is an easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud. It allows the secure use of cloud storage services without sacrificing comfort.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Kleopatra is a certificate manager and a universal crypto GUI.
      Kleopatra vs AES Crypt opinions
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      certificate manager, not encryption
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    6. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SiriKali is a Qt/C++ GUI application that manages ecryptfs,cryfs,encfs,gocryptfs and securefs based encrypted folders. These projects are compared here.SiriKali can also connect to ssh servers using sshfs.
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