Etcher, which is also known as Balena Etcher, is an open-source, cross-platform software that enables users to easily create bootable USB flash drives. In this day and age, USB drives are the majority’s go-to portable hardware device. It’s easy to just copy and paste regular files onto USB drives, but if you want to have a portable operating system on your USB ready to boot, then you need a bit more than just a simple copy-paste. Luckily, balenaEtcher image writing tool is here to help with that! Known among friends as just Etcher, it’s a free, open-source USB burner tool that allows users to write images onto portable devices, such as USB drives and SD cards.