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    What are the best VeraCrypt alternatives?

    VeraCrypt's ability to encrypt client-side data is nearly universally beloved, though other apps featuring client-side encryption are available. With that said, you might be looking for alternatives that support Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (or WebDAV for short), since VeraCrypt does not feature this ability.

    Other features that VeraCrypt users might find lacking include the ability to integrate with Windows Explorer, as well as support for Universal Disk Format files. As VeraCrypt is not compatible with Android, iOS, or BSD, users of those operating systems will find alternatives available for them here as well.

    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    1. 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 vs VeraCrypt opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Cryptomator is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.
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      Provides the same functionality as an encrypted virtual disk, but allows you to quickly sync it to the cloud.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      VeraCrypt is for encrypting local volumes/disks. Cryptomator is for encrypting files/folders for upload to cloud provides (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      trystynsly A version change made my encrypted archive unable to mount as a disk, and essentially fucked me until I used Cyberduck to recover
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      Doesn't provide the same functionality i.e. a locally encrypted disk volume.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      VeraCrypt is for encrypting local files, cryptomator is for encrypting remote files as they are uploaded to cloud providers
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      teewet Now, it does support saving the encrypted files into local storage. But it does need an internet connection. So even the local storage can't be decrypted without an internet connection, I do not understand why, In my opinion local storage en-/decryption shouldn't depend on internet connection.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]


      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "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."

      TrueCrypt vs VeraCrypt opinions
      Most users think TrueCrypt is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.
      trystynsly I have heard that TrueCrypt has already been cracked by law enforcement, or could have been potentially been cracked by law enforcement.
      Positive comment 6 months ago


    3. 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.
      Windows BitLocker vs VeraCrypt opinions
      Some users think Windows BitLocker is a great alternative to VeraCrypt, some don't.
      yuriykaz It is a part of Windows, except of the Home edition. Microsoft has improved the new encryption algorithm. Easy to turn on/off.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      BitLocker is for drives only
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    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.
    5. Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.
      Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.

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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.
    6. 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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      More 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 .
    7. 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.
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      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.


      The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary:

      The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here:

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