Online storage and downloads will rule the day. One day. Not yet. CDs and DVDs are still here and likely to be around for years. If you use either medium then you need this Mac app.
Disc Labels With A Click
The convenience of CDs and DVDs cannot be overstated, despite the limited storage capability, the growing cost (some countries tax such media), and the extra effort required to create labels and and case inserts.
Disc Cover is my favorite Mac app to create CDs and DVDs—full of photos, photo galleries, and movie clips.
Of course, they make good sneaker net backup options—so long as you don’t require to many hundreds of megabytes or gigabytes of data to store.
Sure, there are options available to use the internet to share files that are over 25-megabytes, but the CD or DVD works; it’s fast, easy, and everyone with a Mac or Windows PC has the capability to read pretty much whatever you put on a disc.
The Disc Factory App
Disc Cover is something of a disc factory app. It grabs an iTunes playlist and creates a CD cover and case art in seconds. A video DVD cover and case art gets companion booklets and spines with the built-in Assistant.
It even comes with tens of thousands of clip art images, 100 additional fonts, dozens of photo collage templates, backgrounds, masks, and lets you blend all the elements to create a work of art—starting with a few hundred templates.
The interface starts up with templates for whatever CD or DVD project you have.
Select from a Project Type, grab a theme or create your own using the templates and art clips. Even save your creations for later use.
Customizing is easy and straightforward, too, with plenty of graphic elements, backgrounds, foregrounds, and text options.
It’s not Photoshop, but you get the idea. CDs and DVDs have similar needs. Covers, booklets, cover jackets.
Disc Cover makes it easier for Mac users to create discs from iTunes playlists or iPhoto albums.
It’s also easy to import photos from Aperture, video from iDVD projects, and even simple drag and drop of QuickTime movie clips from the Mac’s Finder.
There are dozens of ways to create attractive, professional CD and DVD covers, booklets, inserts with nothing more than select, point and click. In other words, Disc Cover is a literal CD DVD cover factory app for your Mac. That’s what it does. That’s all it does. In the age of file transfers via the internet, do we still need CDs and DVDs? Yes. For now.