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PowerISO is one of the best and most complete programs to work with ISO images from your PC. You can create, mount, edit, and burn ISOs on to discs


Software to work with ISO images

June 18, 2023
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Who hasn't had to deal with ISO files ever before? If you're a bit of a pirate, on more than one occasion you've probably downloaded software in this standard format of CD images, whether video games or any other computer program, to end up installing them on your PC. Well, the best tool to work with this format is definitely PowerISO, that allows you to create, mount and emulate, compress or encrypt these images.

How to create or mount an ISO is child's play with this program.

But don't be fooled by its name, because this program from China not only allows us to work with the ISO format but also with other types of files such as BIN, NRG, CDI, MDF, BWI or DAA. How does it work? Well, it couldn't be any easier as all our tasks will be carried out from a very intuitive interface that's similar to the Windows Explorer.

Main features

The full version of this program is only accessible upon payment. Luckily enough, we can download a free trial version that comes along with some very interesting features and functions:

  • Open and extract any ISO file.
  • Create ISO files from scratch.
  • Edit disc images, adding or deleting files.
  • Burn ISO images onto CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.
  • Create audio discs from MP3 files.
  • Rip those same CDs into any audio format.
  • Manage the recording of ISO images on several recorders at the same time.
  • Portable version so that you can use it without having to install anything.

Which one's better? PowerISO or UltraISO?

The truth is that both programs offer us very similar functions. If we had to choose just one of them, we'd probably go for UltraISO that's slightly easier to use. Furthermore, the application we're talking about today can be detected as malware by Google Chrome, which could prevent it from being downloaded and installed correctly. So that's a detail to be taken into account.

Antony Peel

A Telecommunications Engineer, chance led me to the translation industry, where after a few years, I discovered another side of the world of technology while translating what others were writing about mobile applications and software. That...