Xilisoft ISO Maker is a small software application whose purpose is to help you create an ISO image out of a CD/DVD. The tool can be used for backup purposes so you can quickly save the content stored on discs and is able to keep the bootable information.

It works with various disc formats, such as CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW.

You are welcomed by a clean and straightforward design. A help manual is included in the package but you do not need to consult it because the configuration settings look easy to decode.

Xilisoft ISO Maker allows you to rip the content of your CD/DVD to an ISO file by selecting the target disc, specifying the filename, and providing the saving directory.

What’s more, you can eject the disk directly from the program’s interface and open the directory where the ISO file is stored via the tool’s interface. Post-processing actions can be used for shutting down the computer, entering hibernation, activating the standby mode, or closing the utility at the end of a ripping task.

A log is kept with details about the ripping process along with possible errors. The log can be exported to plain text file format. You are also offered details about the remaining time, percentage of the completed job, and size.

We have tested Xilisoft ISO Maker on Windows 8.1 Pro and noticed that it carries out a task quickly and without errors. It is not a resource hog so you do not have to worry that it burdens the overall performance of your computer.

To sum things up, Xilisoft ISO Maker is ideal for quick ISO conversion tasks when you do not have the time to go through a complex configuration process. The straightforward design makes it suitable for rookies and professionals alike.