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SimplyBurns for Mac

Burn CD/DVD media.

Free
In English
4.2
Based on 18 user rates

SimplyBurns overview

SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media.

What’s new in version 428

Version 428:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina and later.

SimplyBurns 64bit Alpha4

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SimplyBurns for Mac

Free
In English
Version 428
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4.2

(34 Reviews of SimplyBurns)

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artie505
artie505
Jan 8 2020
428
0.0
Jan 8 2020
0.0
Version: 428
Developer's on a looong hiatus from posting, I guess, because there's a new 64 bit version available at <https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplyburns/files/> (Don't know what's with this link, but if you paste it into a Safari window, it works.) Haven't had occasion to do any burning yet, but it DOES run in Catalina.
nikabuz
nikabuz
Sep 27 2019
428
1.0
Sep 27 2019
1.0
Version: 428
Doesn't work. Using Mac OSX High Sierra and an external Pioneer CD/DVD drive. Failed to rip or burn a single CD.
artie505
artie505
Apr 3 2019
428
0.0
Apr 3 2019
0.0
Version: 428
64 bit version on the way...Alpha available at <https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplyburns/files/SimplyBurns%2064bit%20Alpha%203> YAAAY!
Pvcornelius
Pvcornelius
Jun 25 2017
428
5.0
Jun 25 2017
5.0
Version: 428
Like quite a few Mac users, I found doing Finder burns of dual-layer DVDs for data backups becoming increasingly problematic. Eventually, it got to the point that it no longer mattered which brand of disc I tried or whether I used my mini’s built-in disc burner or an external one. Even trying slower burn speeds didn’t help. Single-layer DVDs? Usually no problem. But dual-layer ones eventually achieved unbroken solidarity in giving me upraised middle fingers every single time. Perusing Apple’s support forums offered little help. The problem appeared to be common, longstanding, associated with a wide variety of hardware/OS combinations, and largely unsolved, with no attempted fix working consistently or reliably for any significant number of users. So something finally occurred to me: What if the problem has something to do with the fact that I’m using the Finder for burning? Maybe I should try a dedicated burning application. Since I can be a cheap bastard, I decided to give first crack to freeware and chose the one with the most recent release date. That was SimplyBurns version 428. I’ve never looked back. Since I started using SimplyBurns, and only SimplyBurns, I’ve burned a little over 200 data discs (not all of them dual-layer DVDs, but most of them; sometimes a single-layer is enough) and experienced only two failures. And those were not failures to burn but failures to verify. (Yes, I always verify.) Bonus: Every one of those was achieved at full available burn speed. I have never once had to sacrifice burn speed for burn reliability. The dual-layer discs I’ve used are Verbatim DVD+R and Memorex DVD+R. The single-layer discs I’ve used are TDK DVD+R, Sony DVD-R, and Sony DVD+R. Since I abandoned Finder burns, I’ve moved from a Mac mini (Late 2009) to a Mac mini (Late 2014), from Mavericks to El Capitan, and to a newer external optical disc burner. But SimplyBurns continues to work like a champ. Not bad for an application that was last updated Oct. 28, 2011.
Mrhooks
Mrhooks
Jul 1 2013
428
4.0
Jul 1 2013
4.0
Version: 428
I use this for most of my burning. It's very easy to use, and it does a good job. There are some things it can't do, but I can't remember them at the moment - maybe burn bootable DVDs, or read bin/cue files? Anyway, one thing I have noticed is that, if I burn the same project over and over again, it'll start to behave a little strangely (for example, it'll burn a disc but not show a progress bar; instead, it just says "Medium: Busy" for the duration of the burn). Eventually it crashes. This is somewhere in the range of 15-18 consecutive burns. Quitting and relaunching returns it to normal behavior. (So does letting it crash.) Luckily I burn such a high volume of discs (30+) very infrequently, and quitting/relaunching such a lightweight program only takes a second. Still, it would be nice if something could be done about that.
nikabuz
nikabuz
Sep 27 2019
1.0
Sep 27 2019
1.0
Version: null
pascalrond
pascalrond
Oct 4 2017
0.5
Oct 4 2017
0.5
Version: null
Pvcornelius
Pvcornelius
Jun 25 2017
5.0
Jun 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
B672t3e
B672t3e
Jan 27 2014
4.0
Jan 27 2014
4.0
Version: null
Mrhooks
Mrhooks
Jul 1 2013
4.0
Jul 1 2013
4.0
Version: null
AgloSolutions6885
AgloSolutions6885
Apr 7 2013
5.0
Apr 7 2013
5.0
Version: null
BillHicks
BillHicks
Sep 26 2012
3.5
Sep 26 2012
3.5
Version: null
Richard-Dick-Peters-III
Jul 12 2012
5.0
Version: null
ryanfertig
ryanfertig
Jun 25 2012
4.0
Jun 25 2012
4.0
Version: null
anonymous-hummingbird-1667
Nov 23 2011
5.0
Version: null
Stef-Vandenabele
Stef-Vandenabele
Oct 28 2011
5.0
Oct 28 2011
5.0
Version: null
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Oct 28 2011
4.5
Oct 28 2011
4.5
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Sep 1 2011
5.0
Sep 1 2011
5.0
Version: null
Angryrabbit
Angryrabbit
Aug 2 2011
4.5
Aug 2 2011
4.5
Version: null
Parislexi
Parislexi
Jun 7 2009
5.0
Jun 7 2009
5.0
Version: null
celloguy
celloguy
Jun 30 2006
4.8
Jun 30 2006
4.8
Version: null
Rommel
Rommel
Jun 24 2006
4.8
Jun 24 2006
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2005
4.3
Nov 9 2005
4.3
Version: null