VeraCrypt Alternatives and Similar Software

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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 10:06:00 AM

Alternatives to VeraCrypt for all platforms with any license

  • 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.

    • VeraCrypt is for encrypting local files, cryptomator is for encrypting remote files as they are uploaded to cloud providers Guest • Dec 2018 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. teewetAug 2017 • 5 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only encrypts files that are to be uploaded to dropbox or google drive, no local volume support Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 33 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • TrueCrypt

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Easy File Locker

    Easy File Locker is a pretty small file at 224KB and will do exactly what it says. It will let you protect a file or folder from being seen or accessed by anyone on your system. This is a light-weight program that does not slow down your system and even continues working if the machine is booted in safe mode. It does not require the application to be running for the security to work and it can be password-protected as well.

    Free Windows

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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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SecurStick

    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer to access and modify those files WITHOUT needing any administrator privileges. Available languages: English, German and Italian.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • GostCrypt

    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than ever. Since the late 70s, most of the algorithms used (not to say all) are UKUSA encryption systems that have been chosen, promoted and standardized under the control of the USA and its satellite countries. Security rationales The GOST 28147-89 block cipher uses 256-bit keys for encryption or decryption.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • CyberSafe Top Secret

    CyberSafe Top Secret is an information security program that uses modern encryption algorithms (RSA, AES, BlowFish, etc.). The assortment of tools and features provided by CyberSafe Top Secret are valuable in all fields that work with information: protecting confidential information, protecting E-mail correspondence, creating and validating digital signatures.

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  • Gizmo Drive

    Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE format. Gizmo Drive also supports a number of standard image formats including: ISO, VHD, BIN, IMG, NRG, CCD, MDS, and MDF.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.7.9, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • Steganos Safe

    Safely encrypt sensitive data On PCs, in networks and in the Cloud Confidential documents, business records and TAN lists all belong in a safe place. Steganos Safe 18 is a digital vault that protects everything you don’t want anyone else to see. The clearly structured new user interface ensures that this highly professional security software package is intuitive and very easy to use.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Kruptos

    Lock and encrypt your photos, movies, files and folders using 256-bit file encryption. The trial version of Kruptos 2 Professional is fully complete with no functional limitations for 30 uses. After the trial period expires you will still be able to use Kruptos 2 fully, the only limitation being the performance of Kruptos 2 Professional will be reduced, to remove the limitation simply buy.

    Freemium Windows Android

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  • Steganos Privacy Suite

    Safely encrypt sensitive data On PC, in networks and in the Cloud Confidential documents, business records and TAN lists all belong in a safe place. Steganos Safe 18 is a digital vault that protects everything you don’t want anyone else to see. The clearly structured user interface ensures that this highly professional security software package is intuitive and very easy to use.

    Commercial Windows

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