Open Source AES Crypt Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AES Crypt so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting AES Crypt alternatives are GnuPG (Free, Open Source), File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source), LUKS (Free, Open Source) and SiriKali (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

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

      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."

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      • OpenPGP
      Gu
      mainly for symmetric encryption
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    • Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to AES Crypt.
    • LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • SiriKali is a Qt/C++ GUI application that manages ecryptfs,cryfs,encfs,gocryptfs and securefs based encrypted folders. These projects are compared here.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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.

      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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • It supports managing X.509 and OpenPGP certificates in the GpgSM keybox and retrieving certificates from LDAP servers.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Gu
      certificate manager, not encryption
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    • Kryptor is free and open source file encryption software for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux