BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free

Burn different kinds of discs and perform some extra tasks for free
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If you are a home or non-professional user and you are looking for a decent disc-burning utility that covers all your related needs for free, I would highly recommend you considering BurnAware Free. It is part of a disc-burning suites family and it is oriented to the users that don't have too advanced or specific needs, however, it offers a very good set of tools to burn different kinds of discs and even to perform some extra tasks.

BurnAware has finally renewed the program's user interface after years and years of having conserved the same design: an array of shortcuts to all the offered tools, grouped by categories. It has now been replaced with a sort of dynamic menu but, unfortunately, this is a merely visual enhancement as the offered tools are exactly the same as in the previous design. In fact, if you prefer you can go back to the classic icons view or change it to the "Labels" mode, which is also just a visual variation.

The program still conserves the same categories as in previous versions: Data, Multimedia, Disc Images and Utilities. Each one offers several tools that run independently, in a new window each. You can use those tool to create data CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs, bootable discs, audio/MP3 CDs and video DVDs/Blu-ray discs. Besides, you can burn multiple types of disc-image files into blank discs, obtain standard or bootable disc-image files in ISO or BIN formats from your burned discs, erase re-writable ones and verify a burned one to detect errors on it. Regrettably, in this new version of the program a direct disc-to-disc copy tool is not available yet, which would be a really helpful tool, specially for beginners.

Undoubtedly BurnAware Free is one of the best disc-burning suites you can find for free, considering all the tools and possibilities it offers. If you are new to this kind of tasks, BurnAware Free is one of the best utilities you can choose to start, as it is very intuitive and easy to use, unless you need to perform a direct disc-to-disc copy. Other than that, I would recommend this utility to any interested user.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary


  • Offers three visual variations for the user interface.
  • Allows you to burn different kinds of discs.
  • Includes some extra tools to perform other related tasks.
  • Creates and burns disc image files in multiple formats.
  • Executes each included tool independently


  • Doesn't include a direct disc-to-disc copy tool

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Tom Newell

Tom Newell OK, so this came on my Lenovo laptop and I can't figure out what it's for; can someone tell me why I want this?

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Elkhan I use light version and no problems. It's very easy and user friendly tool. Thanks Aware

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Guest this s/w is a very gud alternative to nero, thnx 2 developers

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