DropDMG

Version: 3.2.4 || Release Date: 2014-01-28 || License: Commercial with demo ($24 USD) Developer: C-Command Software | App Owner: ccommand

The easiest way to create and work with Mac disk images.

Disk images pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup. They are Apple's preferred format for distributing Mac software. Disk images are also the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Finder—no third-party software required.

DropDMG is the easiest way to create Mac OS X disk images, as well as cross-platform archives. Just drag and drop a folder or file and you're done. Or, you can drag an existing disk image or archive onto DropDMG to convert it to any of the other supported formats or to burn it to CD or DVD.

DropDMG supports advanced options such as encrypted and segmented disk images, WYSIWYG layout with background pictures and custom volume icons, and rich-text license agreements in multiple languages. There are many time-saving features, and it can also be automated via AppleScript, the command-line, and Automator.

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Es estupendo que con una sola pulsación, desde el botón derecho del ratón, se pueda crear un disco ·dmg del archivo. Lo deposita al lado y a continuación la aplicación se apaga. Estas funciones NO las tiene Utilidad Discos del S.O. Mac.

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It's great that a disk ·dmg file can be created with a single click, from the right mouse button. Lays it on the side and then shuts down the application. These functions do not have Mac OS Disk Utility.

arundel: I'm not aware of any problems with cleanup when segmenting or creating. If you can find a way to reproduce the behavior that you describe, please report it to [email protected] Which menu command do you think should be a button, and in which window would you like to see that button?

I agree with the previous post. FreeDMG is... free and with it you may create encrypted disk images.
Or then use Disk Utility, that comes with Mac OS X. You can find it in the Utilities folder, inside the Applications folder.

I'd recommend FreeDMG... which is free.

Very helpful, certainly, but I'm noticing that it handles super-large archives (20GiB+) poorly when creating/splitting, especially if it fails (no cleanup, invisible mount). And the menu options for going to customize presets confuse me every(!) time. Why no button? Buttons are nice and only rarely cause global destruction.

DropDMG is a lot easier to use that Disk Utility. I just drop a folder on it and I have a dmg file. No muss, no fuss, no clicking, menu scrubbing, nothing. It's just done.

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bruno, 8 years ago (score: 1)

Great utility for anyone making release-level disk images. Nice to have for personal use as well, but mostly suited for creating images you'll distribute.

We're using it for our software now and plan to use it for all other projects in the future.

Personally, I prefer to save my $15, and continue to use Disk Utility.