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    VeraCrypt Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to VeraCrypt for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Cryptomator, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VeraCrypt and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to VeraCrypt are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source), Boxcryptor (Freemium) and CryFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

    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.
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      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  over 1 year 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  about 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 2 months ago

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

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

      Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives
      Negative comment over 3 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 over 4 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.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.


      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."

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      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 2 months ago


    3. 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.
      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.
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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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    5. A simple, modern, and secure encryption tool.
    6. 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. 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).


      No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See

      This alternative is disputed. CipherShed is still a legitimate alternative to VeraCrypt, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      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:
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