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: 6/16/2020 2:52:00 PM

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.

    • Doesn't provide the same functionality i.e. a locally encrypted disk volume. Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • VeraCrypt is for encrypting local files, cryptomator is for encrypting remote files as they are uploaded to cloud providers Guest • Dec 2018 • 7 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives Guest • Jul 2018 • 4 agrees and 21 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 • 7 agrees and 19 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 34 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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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.

    Commercial Windows

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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