When comparing CipherShed vs AES Protect, the Slant community recommends AES Protect for most people. In the question“What are the best file encryption tools?” AES Protect is ranked 11th while CipherShed is ranked 17th.
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Pro Built on top of TrueCrypt
CipherShed is built on top of the famous and now abandoned TrueCrypt and it comes with a lot of things that TrueCrypt had.
Pro Completely free
CipherShed is completely free and open source.
Available on Windows, OS X and Linux
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 Difficult to enhance key derivation
Since CipherShed decided to keep the TrueCrypt compatibility, and stick with that format they also have to stick with TrueCrypt's key derivation which was released in 2004 and understandably does not offer the same security that it did when first released.
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.