The Good Roxio Toast Titanium 8 stays current with support for TiVoToGo, Blu-ray discs, and LightScribe drives, while delivering much-appreciated new features such as the ability to recover bad CDs or DVDs, and the ability to catalog the contents of burned discs. Audio-mixing features formerly found in Roxio Jam have now been folded in.
The Bad The revised interface in Roxio Toast Titanium 8 feels sterile, and it can be hard to find help information since support documents are spread between the printed manual, the support site, and the various applications' electronic files. The audio-mixing tools could be more robust and offer easier previews.
The Bottom Line Roxio continues to improve a strong suite and keep Toast current with the release of version 8. If the Mac OS and Apple's bundled apps don't meet your disc-creation needs, pick up Toast at once.
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Roxio Toast Titanium 8 for Mac
Considering that the product has no marketplace competition, Toast's developers do a great job of keeping it cutting-edge. This latest version, Toast 8 Titanium (you've just gotta love that silly name) delivers functionality that will surpass the hardware capabilities to which most Mac owners have become accustomed. For example, Toast lets you convert and save TiVoToGo files and burn Blu-ray or LightScribe discs. It also lets users save large files or folders over several discs for either Macs or Windows PCs; create audio discs with crossfades, effects, and transitions; and even recover damaged files. And all this for a reasonable $79.99.