gocryptfs Alternatives

    gocryptfs is described as 'uses file-based encryption that is implemented as a mountable FUSE filesystem. Each file in gocryptfs is stored one corresponding encrypted file on the hard disk. The screenshot below shows a mounted gocryptfs filesystem (left) and the encrypted files (right)' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to gocryptfs for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Cryptomator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gocryptfs are Boxcryptor (Freemium), CryFS (Free, Open Source), EncFS (Free, Open Source) and cppcryptfs (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator on the desktop is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors.
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      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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    2. CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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_Concerns

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

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    3. verion of gocryptfs for windows.
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    4. hat.sh is a javascript app that provides secure file encryption using the AES-256-GCM algorithm from WebCryptoAPI provided by your browser. it was coded following the WebCrypto Documentations .
    5. A program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X. Works good with LibreOffice documents on Windows 7.
    6. 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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    7. This is an experimental project of porting encfs to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract executable (or compile by your own).
    8. SmartEncrypt is easy-to-use next-generation encryption, providing encryption for today’s workplace by putting businesses in control of their sensitive data no matter where its stored.
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