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Privacy Tools

Disk & File Cleaners with Privacy Features

The most reliable source for privacy tools since 2015. Software, services and privacy guides to fight surveillance with encryption for better internet privacy.

BleachBit: Disk space cleaner, privacy manager and system optimizer
Win Linux

Shredding files and wiping unallocated disk space to minimize data remanence.

ExifCleaner: Privacy metadata removal tool
Win Mac Linux

Removes metadata for the most popular image and video formats. It also supports PDF files and comes with batch-processing to process multiple files at once. Drag and Drop interface, easy to use.

ExifEraser: Image metadata remover for Android
Android Phones Tablets

File support: JPEG, PNG and WebP.

Metapho: Image metadata remover for iOS
iOS iPad iPhone Closed-Source

Strips out metadata or remove location data only. Share without metadata just before sharing.

Czkawka: Simple, fast and free app to remove duplicated files
Win Mac Linux

No privacy features but a neat little tool to declutter your computer and free disk space.

Privacy Guides about Disks and Files:

While you may want to have your disks and files cleaned, it is crucial to understand that not all of them are safe, secure, and private. Some of these cleaners are a virus that keeps on tracking your data and sending it to hackers. It is best to use software that protects your privacy before purchasing.

Privacy tools listed on this page are all open-source unless marked otherwise: Criteria.

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