Alternatives to Rufus for Mac with any license

  • UNetbootin

    Cross-platform tool to create bootable Live USB drives with built-in downloader for Linux ISO images and rescue disks.

    • does not do UEFI mode does not recognize external hdd/ sdd does not do windows bootable drives and have issues even with some linux distros does not do multiple booting images on single drive Guest • Mar 2020 • 11 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • UNetbootin is for Linux Distributions. Rufus is for creating bootable USBs in general, independant from the target OS. Guest • Feb 2020 • 6 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does use current versions of "syslinux" and therefore does not create bootable media for a lot firmware ISO files, etc.. Guest • Aug 2019 • 16 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very powerful and versatile, easy to use and available on all operative systems and ecosystems. Guest • Mar 2019 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Rufus made for me working bootable pendrive with windows 8.1, from iso which I had, and it worked. I tried this same with UNetbootin, and it didn't work. Guest • Mar 2019 • 18 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go Guest • Apr 2018 • 20 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use GUI that is compatible with lot's of ISO's. UNetbootin is my 3rd favorite bootable USB creator next to YUMI for Windows and Rufus. Guest • Apr 2019 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really serves a different purpose to Rufus Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms KandiMay 2017 • 64 agrees and 47 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use. Great GUI, and supports an plethora of platforms. Guest • Dec 2017 • 22 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unetbootin is only for linux distros Guest • Jun 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All windows OS are not supported. Guest • Mar 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • balenaEtcher

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS 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 • 82 agrees and 34 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • etcher is better than most image burners i have used. Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Do not work with Windows ISOs on Linux Guest • Oct 2019 • 35 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can make bootable usb for linux not windows. Guest • Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Cam Make Bootable Linux And Other Guest • Jun 2020 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fairly fast and works great for flashing Raspberry Pi. It supports validation to make sure the image was successfully flashed. 22Ezra22May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Very Much faster and can be a good alternative Guest • Sep 2019 • 7 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much faster, less options than in Rufus (sometimes need to choose between mbr and gpt) Guest • Mar 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot create a bootable windows 10 usb stick Guest • Feb 2018 • 43 agrees and 20 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Etcher is the only program that actually writes to a usb drive for me. Guest • Jan 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • balenaEtcher is the better option for anyone who doesn't need the extra bells and whistles that rufus offers alexprangeMar 2019 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BalenaEtcher is a majestic piece of software. It works perfectly with Linux ISOs/IMGs and to clone entire disks, bit by bit. The UI is slick and it works on virtually any platform. Plus it's free and open source! One reason it's not the PERFECT replacement for Rufus is that it doesn't make bootable disks of one specific OS, namely, Windows. So if you want to create a Windows installer, you're better off with Rufus or Media Creation Tool, or even UNetBootin (UEFI only!). Guest • Feb 2019 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot handle Windows 10 bootable USBs Guest • Aug 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 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 3 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 • 20 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good design. Support almost all OS Guest • Aug 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only problem is it don't create Windows ISO bootable. Use WoeUSB for that! Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open Source, works on all platforms, easy to use and intuitive interface Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple, fast, and super reliable. joemeloOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 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 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does NOT make bootable OS images from ISO Guest • Mar 2017 • 9 agrees and 11 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 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simply to use.. Best Bootable-USB so far.. Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can run almost on all major OS is what made me love it! Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ability to make bootable USB-Sticks from an ISO-Image. em4020Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • dd

    Command-line utility for Unix and Unix-like operating systems to convert and copy a file.

    • It's the only one that seems to be able to create BSD flash drives Guest • Dec 2019 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Considering this has been developed since 1974, it is very good at what it does. Guest • Aug 2019 • 9 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works very well, only for the non Dufus. Guest • Jun 2019 • 8 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not flashing automatically Guest • Oct 2018 • 8 agrees and 31 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • ROSA Image Writer

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly...

    • its quick stable & versatile no errors on any I made Guest • Feb 2020 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    • easy to use and run perfectly on mac Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Disk Utility

    Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include: the creation, conversion, compression...

    • Cannot flash/burn iso into flash drive Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • You cannot flash an iso image to a flash drive Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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  • UUByte ISO Editor

    UUByte ISO Editor is a full ISO toolkit for burning, creation, extracting and editing. Powered by a simple user interface, it is quite easy to make a bootable USB or DVD...

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  • ISO Image Writer

    ISO Image Writer is a tool to write a .iso file to a USB disk. It uses KAuth so it does not run as root except when required. It will verify ISOs from a range of...

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