I happen to stumble over this as I was interested in encrypting files and partitions. It is very easy to create an encrypted container or partition but the benefit is that it is based on the dm-crypt kernel module. Going forward, I would like the developer to offer more crypto options. Creating a LUKS encrypted partition is nice becuase it is recognized on boot by Linux distros. Here's a screenshot of the encryption info: http://i.imgur.com/bBOLOXU.png zuluCrypt is a front end to cryptsetup and tcplay and it is a tool that make it easy to manage LUKS,PLAIN and TRUECRYPT encrypted volumes through a GUI and a simpler to use CLI interface. zuluCrypt can manage encrypted volumes residing in regular files,LVM and mdraid devices as well as regular block devices and partitions. zuluMount zuluMount is a front end to zuluCrypt and its meant to be used as a general purpose tool that mount and unmount zuluCrypt supported encrypted volumes as well as unencrypted volumes and it can be used as a substitute to udisks,pmount and related tools. zuluMount-gui is ideal for use as a desktop environment/file manager independent tool for mounting/unmounting encrypted and unencrypted volumes.