Windows by default doesn't come with a password protect folder option (other that Win7 ultimate), so I used to swear by Truecrypt which was great. But I've read in a couple of places that Mac OS X by default has a way of protecting folders using the Default Disk Utility.
So my question is which is better, using TrueCrypt on the Mac or just sticking with the default Disk Utils app? Can somebody let me know the advantages of one over the other?
A summary from the very helpful answers below:
- if you're looking for cross-platform usage Truecrypt is the obvious tool of choice
- if you're looking for convenience, and intend to stick only to the Mac platform, use the default Disk Utils app.