Gnome Encfs Manager
Update: I now also have a version in Qt without the Gnome dependencies. The feature set is slightly different, but it is more stable, integrates with the KWallet on KDE in addition to the Gnome keyring and also has some other advantages. So, if you're not on a Gtk+ based desktop environment or GEncfsM doesn't work on your distribution, feel free to check out the Molch Encfs Manager. A list of changes can be found here.


The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper and lots of unique features. Whether you want to let it do things as simple as mounting a stash at startup, which is often used in conjunction with cloud-synced folders on services like Dropbox & Co., or whether you want to let it automatically mount and unmount your stashes on removeable drives such as USB-disks, SD-cards or even network-resources, GEncfsM is designed to do all the work for you.


To install GEncfsM on Ubuntu and its derivatives, copy / paste the following line into a terminal and hit enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gencfsm && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gnome-encfs-manager

Packages for some other distributions can be found here.
Info for users of older Gnome Shell versions: The icon sits in the messages bar which is accessable via Super+M
Setup instructions for Gnome Shell on Wayland can be found here


GEncfsM is free software released under the terms of the GPLv2 or later.
Please donate if you like this software or use it on a daily basis to support me and my work.

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Getting help

If you need help or have a question, please feel free to use the respective Launchpad-Page.

Getting involved / Reporting bugs

Development is done entirely on Launchpad by the Gnome Encfs Manager Team. Feel free to join this team if you want to help with maintaining, bug fixing or new cool features. If you want to report bugs, please do so on the Launchpad's project page.