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.

    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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      VeraCrypt vs TrueCrypt opinions
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      soshowal An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      sunsuron It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Most audited fork of Truecrypt
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

    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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      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      Cryptomator is designed for cloud application.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      Easy to use and trustworthy.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process
      Positive comment over 6 years ago


    3. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    4. 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.
      LUKS vs TrueCrypt opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LUKS is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
      no multi platform support
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    5. 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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      Most users think Windows BitLocker is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.

    6. 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).


      No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See

      Most users think CipherShed is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    7. 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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      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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      Well made reliable software, in some aspects better than cryptomator
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    8. DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.
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      Most users think DiskCryptor is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    9. 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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