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DAEMON Tools Lite for Windows

DAEMON Tools
 
Daemon Tools Lite, a free image file mounting application, is a mount and image creation software that will allow you to mount image and VHD files, as well as a few other features. Daemon Tools' big brother is a much broader program, and Daemon Tools Lite will allow you to try out some features, but not all. As for the features you have free access to, Daemon Tools Lite seems a bit limited in comparison. Downloading and installing Daemon Tools Lite Daemon Tools Lite loads smoothly but the installation process took a little longer than we expected.
 
 
One thing caught our attention is that it claims that Daemon Tools Lite – unlike Daemon Tools Pro – is the same program, but with ads and no guaranteed support. As we'll soon see, that's not entirely true.
 
Getting started with Daemon Tools Lite Daemon Tools Lite looks good for mounting iso, with a light modern interface that you'll feel comfortable with. It also suggests using a startup guide, which is very welcome.
 
At first, it may seem that the program offers a lot of complex options. It's also worth noting that the montage app has companion apps for Android and iPhone for use with Catch! Daemon Tools Lite: Features Mastering the tools provided with Daemon Tools Lite is by far the most challenging part of the app.
 
Once you open the interface, you'll see a row of characters running down on the left side. Each symbol is a separate function of the program, except for the last character, which contains advanced settings of the program.
 
If you're the type of user who likes to customize your app's features, this is for you. Daemon Tools Lite settings include the ability to use a proxy, (a long list of related file types and options for Catch!, a local sharing feature. So, what can Daemon Tools Lite actually do? This is a rather complicated question.
 
Although Daemon Tools Lite has a long list of functional areas, clicking on each of them will show exactly what you can and cannot access. Information can also be accessed using the license icon, which is second below. It provides a slightly more user-friendly summary of which tools you have and which ones you don't. The list is depressingly long.
 
There are two main things you can't do with the tool:
 
burn ISO images to a disc or create a bootable USB drive. Other than that, there's a long list of things that are only available on a three-day trial basis: Ability to edit images Possibility to create a virtual hard drive.
 
iSCSI Initiator.
 
Ability to emulate more than 4 simultaneous disks. Catch! Setup (Local Sharing) Virtual Recording Program Integration with Windows So what's left? Well, you can use Daemon Tools Lite to play FLAC or APE audio images, work with VHD, unpack archives, and mount from ISO to BIN.
 
Perhaps the most popular feature of Daemon Tools Lite is to mount ISO files, and you'll be able to do so without restriction. When it comes to burning discs, you're out of luck – it's not available in Daemon Tools Lite, but can be done with a related app, Daemon Tools.
 
The perfect application for mounting image files Daemon Tools Lite looks freeA playful option – it looks good, has a kaleidoscope of interesting features and helps new users with useful tutorials. So it's a little disappointing to realize that the program is so limited once you start using it.
 
It's clear that the company needs to differentiate its premium products from the free ones, but Daemon Tools Lite seems to be a little late to let us know. However, if your primary use of software for mounting and imaging is mounting image disks, then this application is ideal. If you don't need bells and whistles, this is a great app. Just remember to double-check before downloading so you don't get disappointed later. If you want to burn ISO images, you'd better take a look at Virtual CloneDrive or UltraISO.
 
What's New The latest version of Daemon Tools Lite adds mounting and adding BIN, DAA, and WIM files to images, mounting FLAC, WAV, and APE tracks, and selecting folders to share with Ultra. Some minor bugs have also been fixed.

Free application to mount image files

 

Daemon Tools Lite is an image mounting and creation software that will allow you to mount image and VHD files, as well as a few other features. Daemon Tools' big brother is a much broader program, and Daemon Tools Lite will allow you to try out some features, but not all. As for the features you have free access to, Daemon Tools Lite seems a bit limited in comparison.

Download and install Daemon Tools Lite

Daemon Tools Lite loads smoothly but the installation process took a little longer than we expected. One thing caught our attention is that it claims that Daemon Tools Lite – unlike Daemon Tools Pro – is the same program, but with ads and no guaranteed support. As we'll soon see, that's not entirely true.

Getting Started with Daemon Tools Lite

Daemon Tools Lite looks good for mounting iso, with a light modern interface that you'll feel comfortable with. It also suggests using a startup guide, which is very welcome. At first, it may seem that the program offers a lot of complex options. It's also worth noting that the montage app has companion apps for Android and iPhone for use with Catch!

Daemon Tools Lite: Features

Mastering the tools provided with Daemon Tools Lite is by far the most challenging part of the app. Once you open the interface, you'll see a row of characters running down on the left side. Each character is a separate function of the program, except for the last character, which contains advanced settings of the program. If you're the type of user who likes to customize your app's features, this is for you. Daemon Tools Lite's settings include the ability to use proxies, (a long list of related file types and options for Catch!, a local sharing feature.

So, what can Daemon Tools Lite actually do?

It's a pretty complicated question. Although Daemon Tools Lite has a long list of functional areas, clicking on each of them will see exactly what is possible and what is not. Information can also be accessed using the license icon, which is located second at the bottom. It provides a slightly more user-friendly summary of which tools you have and which ones you don't.

The list is depressingly long. There are two main things you can't do with the tool: burn ISO images to a disc or create a bootable USB drive. Beyond that, there's a long list of things that are only available on a three-day trial basis:

  • Ability to edit images
  • Possibility to create a virtual hard disk.
  • iSCSI Initiator.
  • Ability to emulate more than 4 simultaneous disks.
  • Catch! Setup (local sharing)
  • Virtual Recording Program
  • Integration with Windows

So, what's left? Well, you can use Daemon Tools Lite to play FLAC or APE audio images, work with VHD, unpack archives, and mount from ISO to BIN. Perhaps the most popular feature of Daemon Tools Lite is mounting ISO files, and you'll be able to do so without restriction. When it comes to burning discs, you're out of luck – it's not available in Daemon Tools Lite, but can be done with a related app, Daemon Tools.

The perfect application for mounting image files

 

Daemon Tools Lite looks like a win-win – it looks good, has a kaleidoscope of interesting features, and helps new users with useful tutorials. So it's a little disappointing to realize that the program is so limited once you start using it. It's clear that the company needs to differentiate its premium products from the free ones, but Daemon Tools Lite seems to be a little late to let us know.

However, if your primary use of mounting and imaging software is mounting image disks, then this application is ideal. If you don't need bells and whistles, this is a great app. Just remember to double-check before downloading so you don't get disappointed later. If you want to burn ISO images, you'd better take a look at Virtual CloneDrive or UltraISO.

What's new

The latest version of Daemon Tools Lite adds mounting and adding BIN, DAA and WIM files to images, mounting FLAC, WAV and APE tracks, and selecting folders to share with Ultra. Some minor bugs have also been fixed.