Quick Text Encryption Alternatives

    Quick Text Encryption is described as 'An app that encrypts text files using the secure AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption, which is approved in the United States for government documents with the highest level of confidentiality'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Quick Text Encryption for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Quick Text Encryption are Cryptomator (Freemium, Open Source), TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), Windows BitLocker (Paid) and LUKS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .
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    2. 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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    3. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "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."

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    4. 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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    5. 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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      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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    6. 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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      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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    7. 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).

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      No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/

    8. 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 .
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