TrueCrypt alternatives: 25+ disk encryption apps for Mac

There are many alternatives to TrueCrypt for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Mac alternative is Small VeraCrypt iconVeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TrueCrypt and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to TrueCrypt are Small Cryptomator iconCryptomator (Freemium, Open Source), Small File Lock PEA iconFile Lock PEA (Free, Open Source), Small CipherShed iconCipherShed (Free, Open Source) and Small AES Crypt iconAES Crypt (Free, Open Source).

TrueCrypt is a freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). If you're looking for more info about TrueCrypt like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 10:06:00 AM
TrueCrypt is discontinued
Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks Small VeraCrypt iconVeraCrypt and Small CipherShed iconCipherShed. "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."

Alternatives to TrueCrypt for Mac 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 • 6 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
    • It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily. sunsuronDec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad

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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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  • 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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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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  • 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).

    • Well made reliable software, in some aspects better than cryptomator Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10

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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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  • 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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