When comparing Cryptomator vs AES Protect, the Slant community recommends Cryptomator for most people. In the question“What are the best file encryption tools?” Cryptomator is ranked 8th while AES Protect is ranked 11th.
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Pro Free and open source
Pro Transparent encryption
Pro AES individual file encryption
No accounts. No backdoors.
Pro Passphrase bruteforce protection (scrypt)
Pro Virtual hard drive file access
Drag and drop.
Pro Fast encryption and decryption
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux on desktop and iOS, Android for mobile.
Pro Works with any cloud platform
Works with any cloud-based services, including Dropbox and Google Drive.
Pro It is portable
Pro It doesn't make their mark on file like xyz.aes .Simply you give any name
Pro His AES Metal provides many types of encryption
If you it download from directorandgeneral.com then it comes with small size portable software that contain AES protect,AES metal,AES command [whole software size 37kb approx].If you want High encrption then AES Metal give random or manual Key of Numbers without Passphrase.
Pro It encrypt almost any file
Con Android version is paid
Con Bugs with deleting of files
Sometimes files cannot be deleted and there is no working solution/fix available yet
Con Current WebDAV is a buggy on Windows
The used WebDAV implemention shows wrong available capacity and has a limitation in the file size. The developers are aware of these problems and working on a better solution.
Con Compatible with Android versions 4.3 and up only
Con Slower speeds
Encypting speeds are slower then regular uploads, larger files particularly video files often cannot complete transfer without errors.
Con No camera upload functionality
Cannot automatically back up photos on mobile devices replacing the need for Google drive or iOS fully. User then has to go and either manually select photos for upload or use cloud service and then encrypt defeating the purpose on mobile clients.
Con Not available for Android, iOS
Con Its time to encrypt or decrypt is little bit slow
Approx takes a 500mb file 1 or 2 minutes to encrypt/decrypt.
Con If you forget password then there is no way to get it back from software or site
So keep safe your password if you encrypt any important file.