Discus
Discus
4.26

4.2

Discus free download for Mac

Discus4.26

20 November 2019

Print labels for all types of removable media.

Overview

Note: Discus is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

Discus allows you to create labels for CD & DVDs, mini-cd's, business card cd's, index cards, folding booklets, and tray inserts.

Discus supports all direct-to-CD printers, as well as thousands of kinds of die cut papers. Import your own photos and artwork, or use the vast collection of backgrounds we supply.

Discus ships on a cross-platform DVD which includes versions for Mac OS X, and Windows; Windows 10 and OSX 10.14 (Mojave) ready.

What's new in Discus

Version 4.26:
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34 Reviews of Discus

Ryrrek
29 March 2020
Version: 4.29

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May I ask anyone running Discus in Fusion or Parallels if any special procedure was required? Trying to run it on a new Mac Pro, but it crashes upon launch in both applications (trial versions).
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Ryrrek
29 March 2020
Version: 4.29
May I ask anyone running Discus in Fusion or Parallels if any special procedure was required? Trying to run it on a new Mac Pro, but it crashes upon launch in both applications (trial versions).
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Mcr
21 November 2019
Version: 4.29
According to developer's website, they are ADAMANT that Discus will not be updated to 64-bit to run on Catalina. Actually, it's more than just a matter of simply recompiling; Discus is written using Carbon API, which dates back to 'classic' Mac System OS (remember System 9?). To support Catalina, the app would have to be totally rewritten in the modern Cocoa framework, a major undertaking which may not be supported by current revenue from sales. I still use Discus, running in a VMWare Fusion virtual machine image of macOS Mojave, and that works fine, so if you have ability to run virtual machines (Parallels or VMWare Fusion), that is an option.
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lentill-1
20 November 2019
Version: 4.29
Not compatible with OS Catalina. Advised they are not sure at this point if they will update the app to run under Catalina
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The-Equalizer
19 December 2015
Version: 4.27
Discus is back !!! Love this app! By far the best and most fun I've ever had making covers for CD and DVD jewel cases.
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Itunesjack
21 July 2009
Version: 4.24
I have used Discus for a long time. It is a must-have utility, as I can load Discus and make a quick sign, poster, or CD label before Photoshop has finished loading its plugins. Speed and focus are its great strengths, and although I mostly use it for my DVD backups, i do appreciate the thousands of built in paper labels it supports. Also it has a cross-platform file format, and you get both a mac and windows version on the same disc for a single price; I wish more companies did this, I hate having to buy all my adobe products twice.
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Breilly
27 September 2007
Version: 4.17
I've used Discus for years and the program has a lot of features, but it still has a very un-Mac like interface which may not appeal to everyone.
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Artroom
26 April 2007
Version: 4.11
Does anyone else get a 'codec overun' error whilst trying to mount the .dmg?
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5
obergsson
19 April 2007
Version: 4.11
I've used this program for the last 5 years.... It just keeps getting better and better. It is now a truly beautiful and fun app to work with... makes labelling a joy rather than tedium. There are so many options and ways to use your creativity and the interface makes its easy ... This is leaps and bounds ahead of any other labelling program ... Do yourself a favour and try this program out .. Worked flawlessly with my DVD printer ...
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5
Hogaku
11 April 2007
Version: 4.09
It's been a long wait but now we have the best labeling program back, and with many great new features (and they work!). Please disregard my previous comments.
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Hogaku
01 April 2007
Version: 4.08b
The new upgraded program has finally arrived!!...and it crashes if you use the history function...and it won't allow you to reselect text...completely worthless at this point. What's happening guys? We wait for almost a year and get this?
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Pedrors
29 January 2007
Version: 4.04
Another beta.... I don't even recall when I did pay for the final version... Also, the scroll wheel doesn't work when choosing a template or paper. Meanwhile, I'm using Printshop 2, no problems at all, but not so complete as when Discus will be finished. Hurry up guys....
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Hogaku
02 December 2006
Version: 4.0S
It still crashes and has so many illogical "features" that I can only say that I am disappointed and feel like I wasted my money. I say avoid this until/if it ever gets out of beta.
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Hogaku
02 December 2006
Version: 4.0S
It still crashes and has so many illogical "features" that I can only say that I am disappointed and feel like I wasted my money. I say avoid this until/if it ever gets out of beta.
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Hogaku
03 October 2006
Version: 4.0R
Well here we are in October and still in a very messed up beta version...my recommendation is to wait until the developer gets it working right and then buy it. It still is very glitchy.
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Hogaku
25 August 2006
Version: 4.0L
I find the new Beta versions to be quite difficult to use due to constant crashes and things getting "stuck". In general, until it gets finalized, I find it quite useless. We were promised a finished product by the end of August...I'm not holding my breath. But if and when it gets finished I'm sure it will be fun to use.
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4.75
Ninjaboy
05 June 2006
Version: 4.0L
I've test-driven other -similar- apps but always come back to using this! This is the BEST in its class. The interface is clean and simple (so what if it's a bit Windoze-ish) and it's easy and stable for even a novice like me to use. The option to download and import more patterns/graphics free from the developer's website might be worth considering in the future (?)
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2.25
Fsckthemembership!
04 June 2006
Version: 4.0L
I've used this program since the beginning but have become increasing frustrated with the "Windows-ish" interface, corny included art work and limitations when adding my own pictures (i.e. size limits without auto cropping). The speed is horrible! I found the best of the best with BelightSoft Disc Cover (http://www.belightsoft.com/products/disccover/overview.php) - no affliation to this company! This is the most "Mac-like" program available and intergrates well with other iLife applications. Discus was great for Mac OS 9 but has not keep pace with the iLife, Mac OS X and overall interface changes the make for a pleasurable user experience.
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Apple-Coder
23 March 2006
Version: 4.0pr
Only using the demo version and not liking the windows look and feel of this app, THIS is the only app out of 3 I have tried that HAS actually DONE WHAT I WANT and when I want. So what does one do about that? It has worked perfect with the Epson r220. I guess I am getting this one. But it sure looks ugly, but looks are deceiving.
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5
Ike1999
13 November 2005
Version: 3.13
This has to one of my favorite applications. Have used only the OS 10.x versions (I'm now running OS 10.4.3), and it works great. The labels I create have my friends thinking I had a CD made by a professional.
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Anonymous
21 May 2005
Version: 3.13
Why on EARTH are you using classic? This also doesnt work on my Apple ][+ Jeesh....
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2.5
Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 3.12
Can't use this in Classic on a G5! Launch Disc 3.1-3.2 -> Illegal Instruction error! Very disappointing! Works on a G4 running OS 9.2.2 fine. What's going on with Classic?
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4.5
Anonymous
01 April 2005
Version: 3.12
I love Discus because it gives me a chance to use my photos and fonts very creatively. But why does it crash when I insert any more than two photos. I upgraded to 3.12 and I have a G4 quicksilver with plenty of RAM. This never happened with 2.75.
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4.75
Gladstone Minzie
03 February 2005
Version: 3.1
I have tried them all the CD printing software and none of them worked to any degree of satisfaction and that included the windoze versions too.In the end I gave up and didn't bother for quite a long time. However I came across the lite version of discus given away with Roxio Toast and it just blew me away as the labels printed correctly immediately once the correct template was selected. Eventually I sent for the full update version, which was such a terrific price it was hard not to buy it. The delivery was very quick less than 7 days from the USA to GB. Also the disc contains the Mac and Windows version, which can be handy for some, Sure it could do with a few extra features ( a grid system ) but remember we are printing labels not painting the cistine chapel, less is more in my book. A great piece of software from a very friendly company, who deserve our support, so buy a copy.
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Anonymous
23 March 2004
Version: 3.0.6
Import Photo needs more to front/back. If the imported photo is discarded after generating a label then the "saved" CD label doesn't display the photo...what you have to keep the photo around just to print the label in the future? Large photos (high resolutions) "EAT" memory then crash the application under Mac OS 9.x.. Mac OS 10.x does a better job but, one can only image how much RAM this pig is using... Paid updates - fscking bs!
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5
Anonymous
13 March 2004
Version: 3.0.4
I've being using Discus since the first version when only a few papers were available. This version 3.0.4 is the best update of this simple but effective app. I've tried other app. that claim that they're the best, but none beats Discus, for its simplicity and easy of use, and now, with the new "Glow" and "Shadow" for the fonts, one can really impress anyone with a true professional label. If you have a good printer, you won't believe the results you'll get when using Discus. My printer prints directly to the surface of the CD/DVD (the media must have a special surface..) and the results are unbelievable. I'm giving only 5 stars because there aren't more...
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Afcgbbob
10 March 2004
Version: 3.0.4
I have been using Discus since 3.0 came out. As a matter of fact, the developer came to our User Group in Houston to do a main presentation of 3.0. After working with product like disk stomper and similar product, I have found Discus much better than the software packaged with different stompers. You no longer have to worry about what brand you buy, Discus has the stencil for it. I have created many photo quality CD labels that just have caught my friends off guard when I give them a photo CD I made on my Mac. The Text editing tools are very flexible and easy to learn. It even allows you to import titles from Toast, Jam, iTunes and more. OK, at this point you cannot move layer position, but this is not Photoshop. This is a not a corporation software but something made by one who is trying to give us options in producing CD/DVD and other types of multimedia labels and giving the ability to use ANY type of label paper. Whether it is Avery, Memorex, Disk Stomper or the 100 plus companies out there it is there. What VueScan is to scanning, Discus is to CD/DVD labeling. And to those who got Discus with their printers, Toast, or any other package deal, that is a limited edition of Discus that does not have the entire artwork that you see. The idea is to see if you like it and if you do, then purchase the full copy. I have reviewed software for 18 years and you get more than your money worth out of Discus. End of Line.
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Anonymous
05 March 2004
Version: 2.7.6
The Photo section needs a "Send to Back" or "Bring to Front" command. I have a photo that goes on every label I produce, but if I add another photo as a background, the original one gets covered up and there is no way to see it without re-importing it after importing the photo being used for the background.
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Anonymous
19 December 2003
Version: 2.7.6
Does anyone know how to apply any of these updates to the various sub-versions of Discus bundled with printers, etc? They never document this.
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2.25
Anonymous
19 December 2003
Version: 2.7.6
From another site; here's what's new: "This is a minor update. It consists of the following changes: 1) added support for Epson R300 printers. 2) adds a slimline DVD case wrap project, 3) adds support for Polyline brand papers, 4) fixes a crosshair cursor refresh problem at zoom-to-fit, and 5) corrects the measurements of the Meritline DVD insert template." IMHO a clunky idiosynratic program hobbled by extreme sensitivity to font problems. The program insists on drawing font WYSIWYG samples, leading to a problem with corrupt fonts shutting down the app,even if the offending font is running only in Classic.
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Anonymous
03 October 2003
Version: 2.7.5
This is what is new in version 2.7.5 "This is a very minor update. We have updated Discus to support file format changes that were made in Roxio's Toast Titanium version 6, which has a different track listing format. This affected the IMPORT command for Toast track listings when using Toast project files. Please don't order new CD's for this small change. Version 3 is coming soon".
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Anonymous
31 August 2003
Version: 2.7.4
Does anyone know what this update is supposed to accomplish? I run Discus EP 2.72x and can't seem to apply any of these updates.
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Anonymous
06 June 2003
Version: 2.7.3
This is just the updater for earlier versions of the full retail product. It won't launch if you don't already own the older version. If you want to try Discus, you need to go to the Magic Mouse Website and download the demo version. Or, buy Toast Titanium, which comes bundled with a "lite" version of Discus.
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4.25
Anonymous
06 June 2003
Version: 2.7.3
By far the easiest, most complete disk labeling solution. I would like to see the ability to outline or highlight text, and maybe a few graphics styles would be nice, but it is near great as it is.
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gwv
30 April 2003
Version: 2.7.3
The program does not launch since a necessary Discus.opc art work is not included. Please fix and let me know so we can try it. Thanks
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