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15 January 2006

Toast 7 review — CNet

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Toast Titamium 7 has been reviewed by CNet. Toast has been one of the best, if not the best, disc-burning package for the Mac, and they say that this version just makes a good product even better. The ease of use is still very good, despite a raft of new features.

Toast 7 includes a whole lot of new features relating to video. The reviewers draw attention to the DivX video support, especially as this was missing from Apple’s iMovie. Toast 7 also has better handling of files that span multiple discs (such as large backups). Very useful when backup up an entire hard disk onto DVD.

There are also a number of separate applications that extend the functionality of Toast. “For slide shows that won’t bore your guests, try Motion Pictures HD, whose features go far beyond those of iMovie or iPhoto. For example, you can create screen layouts with up to four photos, and each photo can have its own pan-and-zoom effects — the result is quite beautiful.”

On the downside, the documentation is said to be lacking, though recent downloadable updates have improved the documentation available.

The conclusion is that this is an excellent package, scoring 8 out of 10. “If your needs go beyond the basics, Toast 7 Titanium is the package for you. That’s easy to say, since Toast has no serious competition. Luckily, it’s still an excellent, full-featured product.”

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