Alternatives to Rufus for all platforms with any license

  • UNetbootin

    UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux...

    • Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms KandiMay 2017 • 52 agrees and 38 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go Guest • Apr 2018 • 10 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use. Great GUI, and supports an plethora of platforms. Guest • Dec 2017 • 15 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All windows OS are not supported. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Unetbootin is only for linux distros Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • balenaEtcher

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible. ...

    • Cannot select between gpt and mbr partition styles Guest • Nov 2016 • 53 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot create a bootable windows 10 usb stick Guest • Feb 2018 • 25 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's simple, it's easy, it's slick, and it's multiplatform, May not be for everyone, but surely is for most people. espectalllFeb 2017 • 12 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only problem is it don't create Windows ISO bootable. Use WoeUSB for that! Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot handle Windows 10 bootable USBs Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Good design. Support almost all OS Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's great. It validates my USB drives so they all work, and it is very fast and easy to use. Highly recommended! reesearmstrongDec 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Does NOT make bootable OS images from ISO Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ability to make bootable USB-Sticks from an ISO-Image. em4020Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple, fast, and super reliable. joemeloOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Open Source, works on all platforms, easy to use and intuitive interface Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can run almost on all major OS is what made me love it! Guest • Nov 2016 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simply to use.. Best Bootable-USB so far.. Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It makes bootable OS images from ISO, a good example: Acronis. Rufus is unable to make this ISO, just a "DD" image, not recommended by Rufus themselves. Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't need internet connection to "download linux missed files, which when even allowed to cannot find them". obviously need the connection for "something else"... Guest • Jul 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's simple and effective. While it doesn't have as many of the features Rufus has, for those who aren't looking to tweak advance settings it is easy to use Guest • Sep 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • YUMI

    YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple...

    • YUMI now has (albeit alpha) support for UEFI. I have yet to need anything while making multiboot USBs. I love the fact I can make a single partition bootable without having to reformat my entire EHD. DiGiTaL_COREJun 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Wine WineBottler

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  • Universal USB Installer

    Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB...

    • Very simple and easy to use. Supports Persistent Linux. checholinFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is complete, with all you need, to put an OS in yur USB Guest • May 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • LinuxLive USB Creator

    LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it. This software also offers an exclusive option of...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Deepin Boot Maker

    Deepin Boot Maker is a boot maker developed by Deepin Technology Team. It is simple in interface and easy to operate. It helps users to easily make deepin boot disk.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • BurnAware

    BurnAware is a full-featured and free burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray of all types, including M-Disc.

    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation:
    • Rufus is specialized in make USB Flash Drives bootable. BurnAware only operates on optical discs and cannot help make them bootable. Guest • 15 days ago Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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Rufus Comments

I love it

Comment by Amyg64
about Rufus · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

Simple, compact, portable and powerfull, I just love it ! Thank you to whoever made this !

Comment by TheDcoder
about Rufus · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Lightweight, Portable and has a similar interface to Window's format menu