There are many programs, both free and paid, that can be used to manage files for CDs, DVDs, and data discs. Express Burn for Mac, while functional, may not justify the price required for the full version.
Express Burn for Mac is available as a free trial version with an upgrade for $69.95. The limitations on the trial version aren't apparent from either the program itself or the developer's Web site. The download was fairly quick, but the installation required careful attention to avoid downloading additional, nonadvertised programs set to be downloaded by default. These included a toolbar and sound-mixing program sponsored by the same company. These additional programs were free, but also could be upgraded for a price. This, combined with the extensive license agreement, would be a problem for beginning computer users. Once installed, the interface appeared dated, but the necessary controls were prominent and easy to recognize. You can use the program to create and burn a new disc, copy an existing disc, or burn DVDs and even Blu-rays. Overall, almost any level of computer user could operate the program, despite the lack of formal instructions. The program advertises faster burning speed, though this was not readily apparent compared with programs like iTunes during testing.
While the program performs its functions well and burns discs quickly, only those who heavily use burning software will benefit enough from the promised faster speed to justify Express Burn for Mac's price.