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Open Source TrueCrypt Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TrueCrypt is VeraCrypt. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TrueCrypt and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TrueCrypt are Cryptomator, LUKS, File Lock PEA and DroidFS.

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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    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
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    • BSD

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

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    is being further developed

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  5. DroidFS icon

    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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  6. AES Crypt icon

    AES Crypt

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
    • iPhone
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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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  7. 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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    Hat.sh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    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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  9. CryFS icon

    CryFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Kryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    A simple, modern, and secure encryption tool.

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