Roxio Toast Titanium

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Description of App: 

Extremely powerful CD burning utility. Burns CD's, DVD's, Blueray discs if you have a supported drive to do so, supports backups, video encoding/re-encoding, disc to disc copy, CD labeling, and catelogg.ing

Version: 

11.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.8.2 and 10.6.8

Accessibility Comments: 

I've not yet tested all of the apps like Spin Doctor etc. that come bundled with this app. The only one I've tested so far is the actual full fledged Toast Titanium app itself. The app seems to work acceptionally well. I must say that I'm quite impressed. If you vo+right arrow through the screen, there are a few controls that will seem a bit redundant, but for what it's worth, it works very nicely. Here are a few tips though to get you started that're not exactly the most obvious at first glance. First of all, when you bring up the app, as you start from the top left corner of the screen and work your way to the right with vo+right arrow, you're going to notice a few things: for one, you'll hear things like data, audio, disc copy etc. These are not going to appear as buttons, or icons, or clickable items like hyperlinks etc. These could honestly have been classed a slight bit better, but these actually can! be clicked. Now, I don't know if you can hit vo+space on these. I don't think that you can. What I! personally did, was I vo+arrowed over to the one of the type of disc I wanted to create. Then, once on the icon, I routed my mouse cursor with vo+command+F5, keep in mind on some portable computers, you might have to do command+vo+FN+F5, depending on your setup, then, I literally clicked the mouse with vo+shift+space. Don't get confused here. I said vo+shift+space, not vo+space. There is a big difference in the function of the two commands. vo+space only presses the item with focus. That won't work in this case. Vo+Shift+space actually performs a physical mouse click. This would be as if you literally reached over and clicked the mouse or track pad, either/or. The one other tip I have for you is once your project is all set and ready to be burned, and you've put your blank disc in your drive, hit command+R to start the burning process. I've found that I can't seem to locate the actual button to start burning. I thought it was the last button at the farthest righthand bottom corner of the screen, and honestly, I still think that is it, but clicking it does nothing, vo+space does nothing, literally hitting the actual mouse button after routing the cursor doesn't even work. Focussing it, and then hitting space bar, or return isn't working either. The only way I've so far found to get it to work, is to hit command+R. If you forget, you can find this option up in the menu bar with vo+M, then go pull down the recorder menu. Aside from these couple of things though, it works quite decently.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

Just remember: command+R to burn/record, aside from that, you should be good to go.