Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. On the other hand, Etcher is a cross-platform, free, and open-source burning application.
Rufus is a lightweight and easy-to-use application designed for beginners. Etcher is a more advanced application and it is not yet available for all platforms.
Rufus is a free application. Etcher is free, but its licence is not yet open-source.
Rufus doesn't support all operating systems. Etcher supports all OS.
The Rufus app is a tool for USB stick or CD/DVD. This is an app for Windows operating system and it can be downloaded for free. The user is able to select the USB drive and the app will format it to NTFS or FAT32 system. Rufus is much easier to use than Etcher because it does not require any additional plugins.
Etcher is a tool for USB stick or CD/DVD. The app works for OSX and Linux and it can be downloaded for free. The user is able to select a USB drive and a file to format it. Etcher is more difficult to use because it requires additional plugins.
Rufus is a free, open source, cross-platform utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys and USB sticks, for transferring and running an operating system from. It can be used for either Windows or Linux, but is not supported for Mac.
Etcher is a cross-platform, powerful tool that helps format and create live USB sticks. It has a graphical interface and it's able to flash images for both Linux and Windows.