DiskMaker X Alternatives

    DiskMaker X is described as '(formerly Lion DiskMaker) is an application built with AppleScript that you can use with many versions of OS X/macOS to build a bootable drive from OS X/macOS installer program (the one you download from the App Store)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to DiskMaker X for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DiskMaker X are UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), WinSetupFromUSB (Free), WinToFlash (Freemium) and Install Disk Creator (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2020

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
      Most users think Rufus is a great alternative to DiskMaker X.
    2. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to DiskMaker X.


    3. WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.
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    4. WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help to make USB bootable and pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a replacement for the optical drive. It can also do this with your LiveCD or DOS.
    5. Install Disk Creator simplifies creating a bootable OS X installer.
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      Most users think Install Disk Creator is a great alternative to DiskMaker X.


    6. DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.
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    7. Mac Linux USB Loader is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using their EFI system, regardless of whether or not the selected distribution has UEFI support.
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    8. WinUSB - simple, portable and lightweight tool, lets you create multiple Windows bootable USB flash drive using ISOs or DVDs. Formatting drive is not required when free space is enough. Boot with NTFS flash drive in UEFI system supported for most PC.
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    9. WiNToBootic is free program, has the sole function of creating boot disks using ISO images. It is a standalone small and portable tool of only 600KB. Super User Friendly. Good for use where you do not have CD drive (like laptop) and have to install the OS.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    10. EasyBoot makes creating a bootable CD or bootable DVD a straightforward process. Whether you want to make a MultiBoot CD that starts up in your language or you need bootable CDs with the company logo, EasyBoot meets your requirements.
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