A professional emulation program to read disc images and work with virtual drives
Windows 7 / Windows 10 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Disc Soft Ltd.
DAEMON Tools Pro is a professional-grade software emulation tool for Windows.
If you work with certain types of software, there are a few names you should always trust. If you work with professional-level emulation tools, Daemon is perhaps the first name you learned. It remains the best set of tools on the market due to both its reputation and its constant attempts to make each iteration a little bit better. Daemon Tools Pro is full of great new features but still uses its classic interfaces, making it easy to pick up for veterans of the program.
There are a few concerns with this release of Daemon Tools, and most of them are issues that you've heard before. First and foremost is the price - this is not cheap software, and the price reflects that. While there are both lifetime and annual membership options, the latter is actually becomes more expensive very quickly. The other major issue is with privacy - Daemon collects an awful lot of information, and no one is quite sure what the company does with it. This can put some users off, especially if they value their anonymity.
If you're already working with virtual drives and emulation software, there's no reason for you to move away from Daemon. While it's a bit on the pricey side and there are the ubiquitous privacy issues, it's still some of the best software in its class. While new users might be scared off by the complexity of the software, it's definitely worth a look for most professionals. If you're in need of emulation software, this is the first place you should turn.