So what are the advantages of using SiriKali vs. something like Veracrypt. They both essentially do the same thing correct. I assume Veracrypt would be more secure. What are the differences between the two. I know they use different encryption methods, but wouldn't you just always want to use the one that is more secure. Encryption times? I'm guessing that SiriKali is just a GUI to manage different types of encrypted files?

  • "I'm guessing that SiriKali is just a GUI to manage different types of encrypted files?" - no need to guess here. That's actually clear from the very first sentence on the SiriKali homepage: SiriKali is a Qt/C++ GUI application that manages ecryptfs, cryfs, encfs, gocryptfs, fscrypt and securefs based encrypted folders. ". Jan 15, 2022 at 6:25

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SiriKali is a front-end for various folder based encryption implementations while Veracrypt is an actual implementation of full disk encryption.

So you are trying to compare here encryption front-end vs. encryption implementation - which makes no sense. If you just look at the encryption you are comparing various implementations vs. a single implementation, which isn't that practical either.

On a conceptual level you compare file based encryption vs. full disk encryption. There are already many similar questions here, so there is no need to repeat it here. See instead:

See also Wikipedia:Disk encryption | Disk encryption vs. filesystem-level encryption about this topic.

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