Rufus for MacOS free download

Rufus for MacOS free download

Rufus for MacOS free download

Are looking for where to download Rufus for your macOS computer? We have all the information you will be needing here. 

Rufus us without any doubt one of the best utilities for creating a bootable USB HDD which you can use to install a new OS to your computer. This tool is especially handy when you do not have the installation CD of the system you wish to install.

Rufus for macOS, how to download it?

Rufus is a utility that helps format and creates bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:
  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

To be sincere, there isn't any macOS version of Rufus. This open-source tool is available for both Windows and Ubuntu users, but there isn't any version for macOS. 

In other to use Rufus on a MacBook, it should therefore have a dual boot Windows OS installed alongside the macOS. And for those who won't want to dual boot their Mac, they can only download a good alternative for Rufus on their Mac.

Best Rufus alternatives for macOS

So, now that you know there is no version of Rufus for macOS? the big question you are probably asking yourself now is what to use as its alternative.

Below, we have listed some of the best Rufus alternatives you can use on your Mac computer to create a USB bootable drive.

1. Etcher

This one of the most common Rufus alternative for macOS users. It is a free and open-source utility used for writing image files such as .iso and .img files, as well as zipped folders onto storage media to create live SD cards and USB flash drives. It is developed by Balena and licensed under Apache License 2.0. The tool is therefore usually referred to as balenaEtcher.

To use this tool, simply download from the link below, launch it, and then choose the IMG file you are interested in burning. You will then select the location of the target USB drive or SD card and then wait for it to do its magic. It is lightweight and relatively fast, so you won't have to wait for a whole day for the burning process to end.


2. UUByte ISO Editor 


UUByte ISO Editor is by far one of the best ISO toolkits for those who want a seamless process in creating, burning, extracting and editing ISO images. Unlike Rufus, it has both Windows and Mac versions so you don't have to worry about not having Rufus for Mac or the need to install two operating systems in your Mac.

This ISO editor can effortlessly burn ISO image to DVD, CD or USB which you can then go ahead and use as a bootable disc for a new installation. The tool is also versatile enough to create an ISO archive from folders or external sources, in addition to extracting or mounting ISO files to Mac or Windows computers. With over 220,000 users worldwide, it is a clear winner among the ISO toolkits available in the market today.

Using the tool is pretty simple. All you have to do is;
  1. Download and install the app.
  2. Next, drag and drop the app icon to Application folder so you can open the app from Launchpad
  3. With your UDB drive plugged into your computer, launch the UUByte ISO Editor tool and click on the "Burn" option from the main dashboard.
  4. Now, select the ISO file to burn and confirm by clicking the "burn button".