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CipherShed Alternatives

CipherShed is described as 'A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs)' and is a Disk Encryption tool in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to CipherShed for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CipherShed are LUKS, Picocrypt, Boxcryptor and EncFS.

CipherShed alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Password Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CipherShed.
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A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create...

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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • BSD
    45 alternatives to VeraCrypt 

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force...

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    1.  PortableVeraCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to CipherShed.
  2. LUKS icon

    LUKS

    38 alternatives to LUKS 

    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.

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    Picocrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Picocrypt 

    Picocrypt is a very small (hence Pico), very simple, yet very secure encryption tool that you can use to protect your files. It's designed to be the go-to tool for encryption, with a focus on security, simplicity, and reliability.

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    1.  PortablePicocrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightPicocrypt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. Boxcryptor icon

    Boxcryptor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    50 alternatives to Boxcryptor 

    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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    1.  AES-256 EncryptionBoxcryptor has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionBoxcryptor has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    Discontinued

    Boxcryptor has been acquired by Dropbox on November 29, 2022, and is no longer accepting new users. https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/blog/post/boxcryptor-and-dropbox-user-info/

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    EncFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    72 alternatives to 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 below.

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    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_ConcernsThe actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm



  6. File Lock PEA icon

    File Lock PEA

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    79 alternatives to File Lock PEA 

    Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupFile Lock PEA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in File Lock PEA without registration.
    3.  No TrackingFile Lock PEA will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  PortableFile Lock PEA can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Ad-freeFile Lock PEA doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Privacy focusedFile Lock PEA is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionFile Lock PEA has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    EDS (Encrypted Data Store)

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    40 alternatives to EDS (Encrypted Data Store) 

    With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.

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  8. Encrypted Partition Mounter icon

    Encrypted Partition Mounter

    29 alternatives to Encrypted Partition Mounter 

    This app eases the use of mounting (loading) encrypted partitions (also called Volumes), a disk drive may consist of several of those areas, usually represented by a drive letter.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupEncrypted Partition Mounter uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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  9. FinalCrypt icon

    FinalCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    35 alternatives to FinalCrypt 

    FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations.

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  10. S.S.E. File Encryptor icon

    S.S.E. File Encryptor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    41 alternatives to S.S.E. File Encryptor 

    S.S.E. File Encryptor is a cross-platform encrypter/decrypter of files and folders.

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