TrueCrypt
TrueCrypt
7.2

4.5

TrueCrypt free download for Mac

TrueCrypt

7.2
11 September 2019

Disk encryption software.

Overview

TrueCrypt is free, open-source disk encryption software.

It uses stronger encryption than FileVault (built into Mac OS X) and allows the encryption of entire volumes and partitions.

Make sure you choose the right download for your OS version and CPU type.

What's new in TrueCrypt

Version 7.2:
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

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myiphoneadventure
19 January 2011

Most helpful

If anyone is interested, I wrote a short tutorial on how to mount truecrypt volumes on startup here: http://www.myiphoneadventure.com/os-x/truecrypt-automator-automatically-mounted-encrypted-drives-in-os-x It's pretty easy to do with automator and makes truecrypt a little less unwieldy.
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Version 7.0.1
amaloney
12 September 2019
TrueCrypt is 32 bit and not maintained. VeraCrypt is the successor to TrueCrypt https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html
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Version 7.2
Naoh
12 September 2019
Wow. According to the SourceForge page for TrueCrypt, this version is from 2014.
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Version 7.2
JamesHarrisPhoto
11 September 2019
Just tried to install it and it failed with the message "Needs 10.4 or later".
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Version 7.2
Phantasm
28 May 2014
TrueCrypt is no longer being developed and the developers state that using encrypted containers may no longer be secure. From the developer's website: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues 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. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform."
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Version 7.1.1
1 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
29 May 2014
I find this to be a very strange development.
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bluehour73
31 December 2013
I like this software a lot. I use it extensively creating encrypted containers and drive partitions. I am concerned that the developers are basically silent, and support is zero. It also appears that updates for OSX is minimal, despite the fact that at present you cannot encrypt a lot of newer external drives due to a patch not being applied allowing use of drives with non-512 byte sectors. I would gladly pay $100 (would be well worth it) for this software, but would need to see some developer action.... Would get 5 stars across the board if OSX updates were in line with Win....
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Version 7.1a
InspiredLife2
23 June 2012
For basic encryption of user data OR for the hiding and protection of data you not only want to encrypt but actually wish to hide completely (i.e. make it impossible for anyone to actually know there's encrypted data on your Mac) TrueCrypt is the way to go. It now supports 64 bit on OS X Lion. You can create hidden volumes, which makes it possible to completely hide encrypted data. This allows for plausible deniability. Simply put, a Govt agency or some other threaten foe will not be able to force (through law or malice) you to reveal the password to your encrypted data, because there will be no way to prove this encrypted data exists. It's unlikely most people need such plausible deniability, but for those who do TrueCrypt makes it easy. You can encrypt any volume, which includes external drives and USB sticks. A wise move if you have ANY data on your stick or drive you'd rather no one but you could access. TrueCrypt is open source software, which means all the application code is publicly viewable. This eliminates any chance of it having "back-doors". As far as I know, Apple can not make the same claim for Filevault/Firevault2, because it uses proprietary code. Again, most people are not likely to need this added level of security (i.e. the US govt. not being able to back-door their way into your data, with Apple's "help"), but for some this may provide added peace-of-mind.
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Version 7.1a
LizzyLisa
09 April 2012
True Crypt is awesome tool, also simplifies a bakup alot! Thanks for keeping it free!
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Version 7.1a
Beeble42
01 September 2011
The description is misleading. It still does not support encrypting a Mac boot volume. http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=sys-encryption-supported-os This page lists various versions of Windows only. When a software vendor can't get the basics of what their software can and can't do, be very wary about using it. Doubly so if the software in question has anything to do with security.
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Version 7.1
1 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
02 September 2011
How do you know that the "vendor" is the one that created or updates this entry? There's tons of faulty information on MacUpdate, partly due to the fact that the "vendor" is often not the entity creating or maintaining the entry in the first place. This is particularly true of cross-platform applications, where generic descriptions don't get tailored to the limitations of the OS X version.
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Timmyb
01 September 2011
Does this still rely on MacFUSE? If so, I have little doubt that it is leaving fragments of plain text data scattered on the system volume.
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Version 7.1
1 answer(s)
Timmyb
Timmyb
06 September 2011
Ha! You want references?? If you are worried about that sort of stuff then you definitely shouldn't be using this app. Do you have any idea who actually created it? There are so many unknowns about TC it is ridiculous.
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myiphoneadventure
19 January 2011
If anyone is interested, I wrote a short tutorial on how to mount truecrypt volumes on startup here: http://www.myiphoneadventure.com/os-x/truecrypt-automator-automatically-mounted-encrypted-drives-in-os-x It's pretty easy to do with automator and makes truecrypt a little less unwieldy.
Like (7)
Version 7.0.1
2 answer(s)
el-garage
el-garage
02 September 2011
do i need an extra step for try it (the tutorial) on an external HD?
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myiphoneadventure
myiphoneadventure
17 October 2011
@el-garage - I don't believe there is any other steps necessary for an external HD.
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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