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Gnome Encfs Manager

Easy to use manager and mounter for EncFS stashes

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
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What is Gnome Encfs Manager?

The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes. It allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a directory will be encrypted.

Gnome Encfs Manager feature per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features.

Whether you want to let it do things as simple as mounting a stash at startup, which is often used in conjunction with cloud-synced folders on services like Dropbox & Co., or whether you want to let it automatically mount and unmount your stashes on removeable drives such as USB-disks, SD-cards or even network-resources, GEncfsM is designed to do all the work for you.

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Gnome Encfs Manager Screenshots

The manager window
The tray icon menu
The stash configure window
The Create stash window
The import stash window
The preference window
New tray icon menu. Expended.
New preference window
Tray icon
New create stash window
New stash configure window
The new manager window
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Gnome Encfs Manager Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.

Gnome Encfs Manager information

  • Developed byMoritz Molch
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives41 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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I love Gnome Encfs Manager. It is easy to use. Automatically open at startup. Save the password in the keyring to automatically log-in at startup. Tray icon and menu. Persistent mount directories. Optional two-step authentication by storing each volume key file into an alternative location, using Advanced... ---> encfs_config_file field. Uses AppIndicator API. Notifications. Kill mount-processes when one is stuck. Automatically unmount at logout or after a set idle time. Lots of other features. With many advanced options. Including scripts. Well documented within the software. Also it is owned and supported by a friendly community. And the code is available for public review, so more secure than proprietary options.

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Free support at

Author's post about version 1.8.9 at

Advanced script at

About the security concerns with old version of EncFS, EncFS version 1.7 is probably safe as long as the adversary only gets one copy of the ciphertext and nothing more. EncFS is not safe if the adversary has the opportunity to see two or more snapshots of the ciphertext at different times.

EncFS version 1.8 and 1.9.1 fixed many of those security concerns. Future versions will hopefull fix all of them.

The version 2.0 was announce. Here is the related message from the author: "I've started cleaning up in order to try and provide a better base for a version 2, but whether EncFS flowers again depends upon community interest. In order to make it easier for anyone to contribute, it is moving a new home on Github. So if you're interested in EncFS, please dive in!" Source at

[Edited by Francewhoa, May 07]

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  • File Encryption
  • cryptography

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