Alternatives to DAEMON Tools for all platforms with any license

  • WinCDEmu

    WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have...

    • Free and reliable, very few cpu and memory consumption Guest • Feb 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free of ads, free itself, and also open source and extremely lightweight and easy to use. frenchiverutiJul 2017 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works great, is open-source, extremely lighweight and comes with few useful options. Guest • May 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Perfect, simple and opensource tool! No ads, no crapware, perfect. Had I known about it earlier, I would have never even touched DAEMON. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It is so lightweight and it is so easy to use plus it is open source. Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open Source, lightweight, works right out of the box. The best alternative without doubt. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's really simple and doesn't install malware/trojans (like DAEMON Tools does). Like it better than DAEMON Tools! Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • In contrast to Daemon Tools, WinCDEmu doesn't support audio CDs. rboehmeMay 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Even better than Daemon Tools. I'm so happy I found that one! Even solves licensing problems for my company w.r.t. Daemon Tools ;-) Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best virtual disc app ever in my mind, because I can mount the ISO directly without doing any settings. Guest • Feb 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No adware, simple operation, open-source orestesgaolinJun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Instant, no need to create virtual drives manually. Guest • May 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Virtual CloneDrive

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .bin, etc) can be mounted...

    • Very simplistic interface and easy to use. Unlike Daemon Tools' complicated one bystroDec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • ImgBurn

    ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application, available in 39 languages.

    Free Windows

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  • AcetoneISO

    AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO will let You...

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      The latest update on SourceForge was on 2013-10-25.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used...

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DAEMON Tools Comments

Comment by SeanJA
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 8 Helpful Report as spam

This was good until it added spyware and adware to it's install.


Comment by evan
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

I used to use this till they went overboard with the bloat/advertisements. I use Virtual Clone Drive now and IMHO it's just better all around. I'm not sure if Daemon Tools has improved over the years though because I haven't been using it.


How come...

Comment by Thordelan
about DAEMON Tools · Nov 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam is tagged as portable ?


Fixed! After 8 years :)

Comment by klischee
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

This entry is quite incorrect. The name is "Daemon Tools", but the screenshot shows DAEMON Tools Pro, and the licence is set to free, but it's free for personal use only (Lite) or commercial (Pro). The icon and author/company is wrong too. Edit: I've changed the title to "DAEMON Tools Lite" now, deleted the screenshot and changed the licence to free for personal use. "DAEMON Tools Pro" is another piece of software and should get it's own entry. :)


Comment by DataBitz
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Can't be used in commercial operations, use Virtual Clone Drive instead.


Comment by gordonthefree33
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Another junk program You mount the file after creating the virtual drive but you cannot play it, the play button is grayed out


Comment by northar
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Good, but also be warned, the installer want's to install a lot of junk, like extra toolbars,etc


Comment by Mur
about DAEMON Tools · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

using Windows 7 x64 and its been working great. A while ago it did not support windows 7 but its been fine for about a half a year now.

Daemon Tools is good for mounting almost any cd image file type and is pretty light weight and has a nice interface.