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DiskMaker X for Mac

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Average
Average User Rating:
out of 2 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    32,344
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review

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While not easily completed with native programs, users may still want the ability to create a bootable USB of their Mac OS. Lion DiskMaker for Mac lacks any other features, but completes this function well.

The free program downloaded and installed easily. Minimal instructions were included beyond a frequently asked questions section and it was not clear if technical support was available. At startup, Lion DiskMaker for Mac immediately asks which operating system the user would like to use, whether OS X 10.7 or 10.8. The menu is small, but uncomplicated and walks the user through the process. At first, the program stated during testing that no Mac installation file had been found, but after consulting the FAQ section, this was solved. After this was fixed, the program worked quickly, walking the user through the setup process. The program did install the OS image on the test USB, but booting from this device was not tested separately. The program also offers the option of creating a bootable DVD of the OS, which would be a welcome option for users who buy secondhand Macs or do not have their original recovery CD.

While basically functional, Lion DiskMaker for Mac lacks many features that would make it useful to anyone other than those users who need a bootable USB or new CD of their Mac OS.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works Great"

July 05, 2013  |  By joecool169er

2013-07-05 14:18:30  |  By joecool169er

 |  Version: Lion DiskMaker 2.0.2

Pros

Made a Mountain Lion bootable USB drive.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I don't know what else this app needs to do. It does exactly as it says. I'm not sure why the editor thought it should do more. If you wanna make a lion or mountain lion boot drive it does just that.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it promises."

August 07, 2012  |  By scooper1

2012-08-07 03:43:54  |  By scooper1

 |  Version: Lion DiskMaker 2.0.1

Pros

Absolutely simple to use.

Cons

None that I could detect.

Summary

A much needed utility for which the developer is to be congratulated and thanked.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.2
  • The Installer disk was most of the time not visible in Startup disk System Preference. Fixed (thanks to Eric Knobbe @EricFromCanada).
  • Updated icon for OS X El Capitan install disks.
General
Publisher Guillaume Gete
Publisher web site http://blog.gete.net/
Release Date January 26, 2016
Date Added January 26, 2016
Version 5.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.43MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,344
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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