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...

    • Does use current versions of "syslinux" and therefore does not create bootable media for a lot firmware ISO files, etc.. Guest • Aug 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 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 • 11 agrees and 6 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 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very powerful and versatile, easy to use and available on all operative systems and ecosystems. Guest • Mar 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go Guest • Apr 2018 • 19 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really serves a different purpose to Rufus Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use. Great GUI, and supports an plethora of platforms. Guest • Dec 2017 • 21 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms KandiMay 2017 • 63 agrees and 47 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unetbootin is only for linux distros Guest • Jun 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All windows OS are not supported. Guest • Mar 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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. ...

    • Very Much faster and can be a good alternative Guest • Sep 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot select between gpt and mbr partition styles Guest • Nov 2016 • 64 agrees and 22 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much faster, less options than in Rufus (sometimes need to choose between mbr and gpt) Guest • Mar 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • balenaEtcher is the better option for anyone who doesn't need the extra bells and whistles that rufus offers alexprangeMar 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot create a bootable windows 10 usb stick Guest • Feb 2018 • 41 agrees and 20 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Etcher is the only program that actually writes to a usb drive for me. Guest • Jan 2019 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
    • 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
    • Good design. Support almost all OS Guest • Aug 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cannot handle Windows 10 bootable USBs Guest • Aug 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 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
    • Open Source, works on all platforms, easy to use and intuitive interface Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 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 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple, fast, and super reliable. joemeloOct 2017 • 0 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 • 0 agrees and 2 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
    • Simply to use.. Best Bootable-USB so far.. Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does NOT make bootable OS images from ISO Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can run almost on all major OS is what made me love it! Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ability to make bootable USB-Sticks from an ISO-Image. em4020Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 5 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 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Wine WineBottler

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  • dd

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

    • Considering this has been developed since 1974, it is very good at what it does. Guest • Aug 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works very well, only for the non Dufus. Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not flashing automatically Guest • Oct 2018 • 7 agrees and 26 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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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...

    • It is complete, with all you need, to put an OS in yur USB Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very simple and easy to use. Supports Persistent Linux. checholinFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 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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  • WoeUSB

    WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.

    • Well maintained and simple to use, it gets the job done Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Only create Windows ISO bootable USB! Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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Rufus Comments

I love it

Comment by Amyg64
about Rufus · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 6 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 3 Helpful Report as spam

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