For those who need custom disc labels, native programs may not have enough options. Fortunately, there are plenty of other programs to chose from. While functional, CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac's price tag may not be justifiable for all but the heaviest users.
The free trial version of CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac adds a mark to every disc printed while the full, unrestricted version requires a $29.99 payment. The program is nearly 100MB and has no native installer. While the program loaded quickly, the user is immediately prompted to enter, register, and pay for the full version. There were no instructions, which would have been welcome since the program's interface was not intuitive. While there were large buttons clearly visible, their functions were not apparent from their graphics. A confusing pop-up box where a user can enter coordinates was distracting and unnecessary. It is also not clear if users can add their own graphics to the designs, but adding simple text labels proved workable. Unfortunately, the program also locked up and froze the computer during testing, requiring a restart.
CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac's lack of instructions and high price tag for a program with one real function should cause most users to look elsewhere.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac 2.2.0.