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    Rufus Alternatives for Mac

    Rufus is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is UNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Rufus and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Rufus are balenaEtcher, dd, ROSA Image Writer and Deepin Boot Maker.

    Rufus is mainly a Bootable USB Creator but alternatives to it may also be DVD Burners or CD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rufus.
    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
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    Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
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    1. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
      UNetbootin vs Rufus opinions
      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to Rufus.
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      Kandi Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      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
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      cvanelli Cannot write Windows ISOs
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      UNetbootin is for Linux Distributions. Rufus is for creating bootable USBs in general, independant from the target OS.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Does use current versions of "syslinux" and therefore does not create bootable media for a lot firmware ISO files, etc..
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      7
      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. 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.
      balenaEtcher vs Rufus opinions
      Most users think balenaEtcher is a great alternative to Rufus.
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      etcher is better than most image burners i have used.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      espectalll It's simple, it's easy, it's slick, and it's multiplatform, May not be for everyone, but surely is for most people.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Do not work with Windows ISOs on Linux
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      0DayExploit Easy to use , User Friendly Interface
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      cvanelli It cannot write Windows ISO files.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      For installing Linux Distros, it just works
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Can make bootable usb for linux not windows.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.
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      dd vs Rufus opinions
      Almost everyone thinks dd is a great alternative to Rufus.
      It's the only one that seems to be able to create BSD flash drives
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      allows use of the command line
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      cvanelli crappy command line only program.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      Considering this has been developed since 1974, it is very good at what it does.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It works very well, only for the non Dufus.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It's not flashing automatically
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2016.

      ROSA Image Writer vs Rufus opinions
      Most users think ROSA Image Writer is a great alternative to Rufus.
      its quick stable & versatile no errors on any I made
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -3
      Easy to use, multi-platform
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Deepin Boot Maker vs Rufus opinions
      Most users think Deepin Boot Maker is a great alternative to Rufus.
      easy to use and run perfectly on mac
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    6. Install Disk Creator simplifies creating a bootable OS X installer.
      Most users think Install Disk Creator is a great alternative to Rufus.
    7. Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include:
      Disk Utility vs Rufus opinions
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      Cannot flash/burn iso into flash drive
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      You cannot flash an iso image to a flash drive
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      -1
    8. 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.
      Mac Linux USB Loader vs Rufus opinions
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      camck This only makes USB drives bootable on mac.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Use Raspberry Pi Imager for an easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to an SD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.
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      Write an ISO Image to a USB Disk.
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