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TrueCrypt Alternatives

TrueCrypt is a utility that generates an in-file encrypted disk that is able to be mounted as a real disk, with support for encrypting both internal and external storage devices and partitions.

As TrueCrypt has been discontinued for several years, its development has been succeeded specifically by VeraCrypt and CipherShed. Most importantly, both of those alternatives that serve as successors are also in active development.

Outside of CipherShed and VeraCrypt, there are free and open source alternatives to TrueCrypt available on all major operating systems, including Android and iOS.

TrueCrypt alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TrueCrypt.
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[TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .

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    Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    JohnFastman

    TrueCrypt was discontinued in mysterious circumstances. The code was taken forward by VeraCrypt. It is open source and some security vulnerabilities have been fixed since the TrueCrypt days. It's a great app for creating encrypted containers or encrypting whole drives. Backwards compatible with TrueCrypt. Truly excellent software.

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    Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt.

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    soshowal

    An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt.

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    sunsuron

    It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily.

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    Most audited fork of Truecrypt

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    uriahheap98

    Because it's an actual fork of TrueCrypt. User interface is the same also, as well as, being backward compatible with TrueCrypt files/containers.

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  2. Cryptomator 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.

    ⚫︎ Encrypted BackupCryptomator uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCryptomator is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionCryptomator has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Most users think Cryptomator is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    JohnFastman

    Truecrypt is no more. Try the more updated and secure VeraCrypt. Both of those are for making an encrypted container into which files are placed. Cryptomator is different: it encrypts file-by-file (makes an encrypted version of each file). This enables you to sync/backup encrypted versions of your files to the cloud, which the TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt approach doesn't. Cryptomator thus fulfills a different need than does TC/VC.

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    PIPT

    Its OpenSource and you have the complete control over it

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    There is more to say about thos software. But I want to mention one thing: Nowadays almost every one has file in the cloud they want to acces any time and any place with any device. With Cryptomator you can do this even with encrypted files. That is very practical if you want to have private documents like for instance your passport accessible everywhere.

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    Cryptomator is designed for cloud application.

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    Easy to use and trustworthy.

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    It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process

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    LUKS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    no multi platform support

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  4. File Lock PEA icon

    File Lock PEA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

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    Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.

    is being further developed

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  5. Windows BitLocker icon

    Windows BitLocker

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionWindows BitLocker can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Most users think Windows BitLocker is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.


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    DroidFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDroidFS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionDroidFS has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  7. Encrypto icon

    Encrypto

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PDF encryptionEncrypto can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    ⚫︎ LightweightEncrypto consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. AES Crypt icon

    AES Crypt

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    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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    This alternative is disputed. AES Crypt is still a legitimate alternative to TrueCrypt, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt.

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  9. DiskCryptor icon

    DiskCryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.

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    Most users think DiskCryptor is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
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    Boxcryptor

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Android
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    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
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    • iPad

    Boxcryptor is an easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud. It allows the secure use of cloud storage services without sacrificing comfort.

    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionBoxcryptor has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionBoxcryptor has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Well made reliable software, in some aspects better than cryptomator

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