OS X already includes the disc burning options which most people would need on a day-to-day basis – files can be easily copied to disc, and there is also the option of creating and working with disc images. As such, you may wonder why anybody would need a third party disc burning tool. But glance through the features and options available in Roxio Toast 11 Titanium, and you quickly start to understand just what is missing from the Mac OS.
A slightly re-designed interface makes it easier than ever to navigate through Toast’s various options. In addition to standard disc burning tools, there is also an impressively easy to use backup app that can be used to secure your files – but the main focus of the suite is on getting creative with your media files
As such, it is easy to create audio, video and photo-based discs and even create covers and labels for them. Audio and video can be captured from a variety of sources including web sites and camcorders, and there are a number of conversion options available – including the ability to optimise video for display on iOS devices. Support for multiple burners means that creating several copies of the same disc is now faster than ever.
The Pro version of Toast 11 Titanium includes a number of extra tools and options, such as the ability to burn high definition video to a standard DVD, but there is also support for Blu-ray burning. A copy of Adobe Photo Photoshop Elements is included to allow for image optimisation and manipulation, while FotoMagico 3 RE can be used to create eye-catching photo projects with your snaps. You’ll also get a copy of BIAS SoundSoap 2 SE which can be used to clean up audio that has been captured from a variety of sources.
Whichever version of Toast you decide to buy, you are investing in a feature packed disc burning suite. Whether you are looking to create the occasional DVD from camcorder footage, create photo slideshows to commemorate a family event, or backup all of the data on your Mac, everything you need, and much more, can be found here.
There's no trial version of Toast 11. The download links here point to the store, where you can purchase Toast 11.
Note that Toast 11.1 ships with a whole host of improvements, including full support for Mountain Lion, Retina user-interface and much more.
This is a superb package of disc burning tools, but if you do not intend to make use of all, or at least most of them, it could be regarded as a little expensive.