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Cryptomator is described as 'provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors' and is a very popular Cloud Storage service in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cryptomator for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cryptomator are Rclone, TrueCrypt, Tresorit and DroidFS.

Cryptomator alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but may also be File Sync Tools or Disk Encryption Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cryptomator.
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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

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    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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    VeraCrypt vs Cryptomator opinions
    Most users think VeraCrypt is a great alternative to Cryptomator.
    JohnFastman

    Veracrypt is a program for creating an encrypted container in which you can hide files protected by various encryption algorithms. It is excellent and extremely useful, but not for syncing files to the cloud because files you change inside the veracrypt container won't be seen to change by an external sync program. Veracrypt addresses a different need to Cryptomator.

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    Heroselohim

    Cryptomator encrypts single files and is a good choice for Cloud Sync.

    Veracrypt creates virtual encrypted drives that are not a good choice for Cloud Sync.

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    LinuxDoge

    Veracrypt encrypts whole drives and not single files, like Cryptomator. That makes syncing impossible, as the whole file would have be synced up and down after every small change.

    I could not get the folder encryption to work right, and encrypted drives may cause problems and data loss. But it works awesome.

    On Linux I prefer LUKS as its natively integrated into Ubuntu and other drives ask for the password automatically and the password manager can store it and fill automatically.

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    Guest

    VeraCrypt is not about encrypting data on the cloud. It is more about local encryption.

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    Rclone

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    73 alternatives to Rclone 

    Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.

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    1.  Command line interfaceRclone either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  LightweightRclone consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    TrueCrypt

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    96 alternatives to TrueCrypt 

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

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    1.  PortableTrueCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    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. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.

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    TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard – encryption/hash algorithms
    Portable Mode with administrator privileges
    TrueCrypt vs Cryptomator opinions
    This alternative is disputed. TrueCrypt is still a legitimate alternative to Cryptomator, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    LinuxDoge

    If you are on Windows, use Veracrypt. But also, change to Linux if you can.

    Now that you are on Linux, natively encrypt your whole file system with LUKS and be happy, never worry about it again. Use Luks for other drives too.

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    Tresorit

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    102 alternatives to Tresorit 

    Tresorit is the end-to-end encrypted file sync and sharing solution which safeguards confidential information by design. Unlike other public cloud vendors, Tresorit has no access to users’ files, which ensures maximum confidentiality.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupTresorit uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionTresorit has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationTresorit supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Selective SynchronizationTresorit allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tresorit simultaneously.
    7.  File VersioningTresorit has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    Access encrypted documents from any device and stay in sync with your team.
    Securely share anything within the company, or with clients and contractors.
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    DroidFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    19 alternatives to DroidFS 

    DroidFS is an alternative way to use encrypted overlay filesystems on Android that uses its own internal file explorer instead of mounting virtual volumes. It currently only works with gocryptfs but support for CryFS could be added in the future.

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    1.  Privacy focusedDroidFS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionDroidFS has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    LinuxDoge

    Pretty good user experience, but still, Android is not a good platform to use encryption and mounted drives without screaming at least once.

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    Boxcryptor

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    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.
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    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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    Some users think Boxcryptor is a great alternative to Cryptomator, some don't.
    JohnFastman

    Boxcryptor is proprietary (closed source). Cryptomator is open source, which means you can check for backdoors and other insecurities. Cryptomator is also free and works on Linux, which Boxcryptor doesn't. Cryptomator is a Boxcryptor killer.

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    spamkonto

    Boxcryptor has been sold to Dropbox. It is no longer available as a standalone service and works now only as part of Dropbox. It is no longer a valid alternative at all.

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    LinuxDoge

    No Linux support, which is essential for a program focusing on security. No wonder its paid, as its only available on the big-tech surveillance-capitalistic operating systems.

    No thank you, use Cryptomator.

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    Cryptsync

    15 alternatives to Cryptsync 

    CryptSync is a small utility that synchronizes two folders while encrypting the contents in one folder. That means one of the two folders has all files unencrypted (the files you work with) and the other folder has all the files encrypted.

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    1.  AES-256 EncryptionCryptsync has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Almost everyone thinks Cryptsync is a great alternative to Cryptomator.
    LinuxDoge

    only alternative to Cryptomator, although I dont think you need one. Cryptomator works awesome on Linux!

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    Encrypto

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    84 alternatives to Encrypto 

    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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    1.  PDF encryptionEncrypto can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    2.  LightweightEncrypto consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      Picocrypt

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      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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      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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