With services like Dropbox out there I find myself barely ever needing to burn a CD or DVD anymore, but the need still arises from time to time. These days most utilities like Nero are so overkill and bloated for what I need to do that I gravitate towards apps that are much simpler… and free. In the past my app of choice was CDBurnerXP, but 7Burn is also a great alternative.
What makes this so special? It is fast, free, and more importantly portable. Since I only burn a handful of DVDs every year I can just keep this in my Dropbox account (using a mere 4MB of space) and quickly burn a disc from whatever computer I’m sitting at. It supports burning files/folders and also ISO images, and those two tasks make up 100% of what I need to accomplish.
Here are the various types of media that 7Burn supports: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD ROM, DVD-RDVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Dual Layer, DVD-RW, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD-R DL Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+RW DL, HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-RAM, Blu-ray DVD (BD-ROM), Blu-ray media Sequential, Blu-ray media, Blu-ray Rewritable media.
7Burn Homepage (Windows only; Freeware; Portable)