My Lockbox Alternatives

    My Lockbox is described as 'security software enabling you to password protect any folder on your computer' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to My Lockbox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Windows BitLocker. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try AES Crypt or Encrypto. Other great apps like My Lockbox are Axcrypt (Freemium), EncFS (Free, Open Source), Seahorse (Free, Open Source) and File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
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    2. AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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    3. 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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    4. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring. With Seahorse you can... - Encrypt/decrypt/sign files and text. - Manage your keys and keyring. - Synchronize your keys and your keyring with key servers.
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    5. Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases.
    6. 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.
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    7. If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys.
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