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TrueCrypt Alternatives 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 best Mac alternative is VeraCrypt, 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 Cryptomator, File Lock PEA, Encrypto and Picocrypt.

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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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • BSD
    45 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  PortableVeraCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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 icon

    Cryptomator

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    49 alternatives to Cryptomator 

    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.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupCryptomator uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Privacy focusedCryptomator is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Cryptomator without registration.
    4.  Works OfflineCryptomator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  PortableCryptomator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Cryptomator is designed for cloud application.

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    Guest

    Easy to use and trustworthy.

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    Guest

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

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  3. File Lock PEA icon

    File Lock PEA

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    • BSD
    79 alternatives to File Lock PEA 

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

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    1.  Encrypted BackupFile Lock PEA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in File Lock PEA without registration.
    3.  No TrackingFile Lock PEA will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  PortableFile Lock PEA can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Ad-freeFile Lock PEA doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Privacy focusedFile Lock PEA is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionFile Lock PEA has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    File Lock PEA vs TrueCrypt opinions
    Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to TrueCrypt.
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    is being further developed

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  4. Encrypto icon

    Encrypto

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    84 alternatives to Encrypto 

    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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    1.  PDF encryptionEncrypto can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    2.  LightweightEncrypto consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • Picocrypt icon

      Picocrypt

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      8 alternatives to Picocrypt 

      Picocrypt is a very small (hence Pico), very simple, yet very secure encryption tool that you can use to protect your files. It's designed to be the go-to tool for encryption, with a focus on security, simplicity, and reliability.

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      1.  PortablePicocrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  LightweightPicocrypt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      AES Crypt

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Android
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      82 alternatives to 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).

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

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    • Boxcryptor icon

      Boxcryptor

      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Android
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      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
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      • iPad
      50 alternatives to 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.

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      1.  AES-256 EncryptionBoxcryptor has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
      2.  End-to-End EncryptionBoxcryptor has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
      Discontinued

      Boxcryptor has been acquired by Dropbox on November 29, 2022, and is no longer accepting new users. https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/blog/post/boxcryptor-and-dropbox-user-info/

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      Well made reliable software, in some aspects better than cryptomator

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      Hat.sh

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      42 alternatives to Hat.sh 

      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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    • CryFS icon

      CryFS

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      17 alternatives to 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.

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

      Kryptor

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      26 alternatives to Kryptor 

      A simple, modern, and secure encryption tool.

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