Daemon Tools for Mac allows you to create disc images that can be mounted independently of a physical media drive on your Mac. It also allows you to mount and run up to four individual images on your computer through the software, supporting a wide range of different image types and running smoothly in the background with an autostart mechanism for quick access to images when downloaded.
Quick start and intuitive interface: When setting up Daemon Tools, everything you need is onscreen right away. You can quickly access everything you need from the home menu, and the tool will live in the taskbar at the top of the screen, allowing you to load images from your hard drive without a cumbersome mounting process.
Support for multiple formats and mounting options: Not only can you mount traditional image types (such as ISO), you can mount many other types across a range of file types. You can also create a new disc image from any folder on your computer, allowing you to quickly share content to another machine with the software installed.
Limited menu options and labels: For basic functions, Daemon Tools loads quickly, but there are certain functions that are hard to find in the Preferences menu or don't appear at all. More robust disc image management tools allow more customization in certain areas. But for basic disc image management, it gets everything done.
If you need to mount a disc image on your hard drive or would like to create disc images to share with other people, Daemon Tools is a good piece of software that will get the job done for you. It's easy to install, and with 20 days to test it in the trial, you can ensure it's a good fit for your needs.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Daemon Tools for Mac 3.0.