TrueCrypt alternatives: 25+ disk encryption apps

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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/25/2019 7:14:00 PM

Alternatives to TrueCrypt for all platforms with any license

  • VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327670.

    • An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt. soshowalFeb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt. Guest • Jun 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily. sunsuronDec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 11 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's an actual fork of TrueCrypt. User interface is the same also, as well as, being backward compatible with TrueCrypt files/containers. uriahheap98Nov 2015 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Cryptomator

    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. Cryptomator for Android/iOS costs a small fee and is not open source, but it uses an open-core component that can be checked for backdoors. Easy and Reliable We understand simplicity as a key aspect of security.

    • Cryptomator is designed for cloud application. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • LUKS

    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. In contrast to existing solution, LUKS stores all setup necessary setup information in the partition header, enabling the user to transport or migrate his data seamlessly. LUKS was designed according to TKS1, a template design developed in TKS1 for secure key setup.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • CipherShed

    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). There’s no complicated commands or knowledge required; a simple wizard guides you step-by-step through every process. After creating an encrypted file or disk drive, the encrypted volume is mounted through CipherShed.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • AES Crypt

    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). A Java library is also available for developers using Java to read and write AES formatted files. NOTE: Crypt4All is the first Android program compatible with AES Crypt.

    • AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt. Guest • Feb 2016 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • File Lock PEA

    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. File PEA encrypts files and folders with authenticated encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of the data and uses memory-hard key derivation functions to prevent custom hardware attacks.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Windows BitLocker

    BitLocker drive encryption provides offline data and operating system protection by ensuring that the drive is not tampered with the operating system is offline. BitLocker drive encryption uses a TPM, either discrete or firmware, that supports the Static Root of Trust Measurement as defined by the Trusted Computing Group. BitLocker is capable of encrypting entire hard drives, including both system and data drives.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Boxcryptor

    Boxcryptor is an easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud. It allows the secure use of cloud storage services without sacrificing comfort. Boxcryptor supports all major cloud storage providers (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync) and supports all the clouds that use the WebDAV standard (such as Cubby, Strato HiDrive, and ownCloud).

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  • DiskCryptor

    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. The main criteria for open-source software is the availability of its source code under one of the open source licenses. The only open-source alternative to DiskCryptor that has comparable features is TrueCrypt.

    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • CryFS

    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others. The goal of CryFS is not only to keep file contents, but also file sizes, metadata and directory structure confidential.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Cryptonite

    Cryptonite brings EncFS and TrueCrypt to Android. You can browse, export and open EncFS-encrypted directories and files on your Dropbox and on your phone. On rooted phones that support FUSE (e.g. CyanogenMod) you can also mount EncFS and TrueCrypt volumes. TrueCrypt is only available as a command-line version at this time.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • EncFS

    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. EncFS is open source software, licensed under the GPL. As with most encrypted filesystems, Encfs is meant to provide security against off-line attacks; ie your notebook or backups fall into the wrong hands, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Encrypto

    Secure Any File with AES-256 Encryption Encrypto takes any file or folder and adds AES-256 encryption to it. With encryption, you know your file is incredibly secure and that only the right person can access it. Create a Password Hint Rather than relay a password to the recipient, include a unique, embedded password hint that only they would be able to decipher.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Gnome Encfs Manager

    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. Gnome Encfs Manager feature per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • LibreCrypt

    LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating new 'DoxBoxes'. Full transparent encryption, DoxBoxes appear as removable disks in Windows Explorer. Explorer mode lets you access DoxBoxes when you don't have admin permissions.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • encfs4win

    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). Every use open a windows command launch "encfs <crypt_dir> <plain_dir>" where crypt_dir is crypted directory while plain_dir is the directory where you can access not crypted files.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • FinalCrypt

    FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations. Reasons for choosing FinalCrypt: 1. Most people choose Disk-Encryption as it's easier to unlock a whole drive, but Big-Brother or Malware can then also read all your files. Only use File-Encryption! 2. Most software uses recently broken AES encryption: https://www.theinquirer .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Jetico BestCrypt

    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. BestCrypt supports several encryption algorithms and security standards and offers multiple ways to work transparently with encrypted data: * Store encrypted data in containers and access the data through virtual drives.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • EncFSMP

    A program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X. Works good with LibreOffice documents on Windows 7. Features of EncFSMP: - Mounts EncFS folders on Windows and OS X - Can create, edit, export and change the password of EncFS folders - Is 100% compatible with EncFS 1.7.4 on Linux - Completely free, no nags, no additional downloads like toolbars etc. With EncFS MP, you can store your data in an encrypted folder.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • Safe: Encrypted File System

    Safe is an application that makes it easy to encrypt your files. When you encrypt your files with Safe they are rendered unreadable to anyone who doesn't have your password. Safe is cross-platform and currently runs on Windows and Mac OS X. It works with all applications and file types and can store encrypted files anywhere. Safe is also fully compatible with existing EncFS volumes. Safe is licensed under the GPLv3 and is based on free software.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • EDS (Encrypted Data Store)

    With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. TrueCrypt container files are supported. Main features: * Supports AES, Serpent, Twofish encryption algorithms. * SHA-512, RIPEMD-160, Whirlpool hash algorithms. * Encrypt/decrypt any kind of file. * TrueCrypt compatible container files. * All the standard file operations supported.

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  • FileVault

    FileVault is a method of using encryption with volumes on Mac computers. Encryption and decryption are performed on the fly. FileVault 2 uses full disk, XTS-AES 128 encryption to help keep your data secure. Using FileVault 2, you can encrypt the contents of your entire drive.

    Free Mac

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  • FreeOTFE

    FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA). It creates "virtual disks" - anything written to which is automatically encrypted before being stored on the computer's hard drive or USB drive.

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Mobile

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