Roxio has released a new version of its Toast application that supports Blu-ray Discs - the first application of its kind for the Mac.

Although the discs are yet to become available in the UK, the software offers Mac users with the ability to store as much as 50 GB of data on a BD-R or BD-RE disc.

Toast 7 with BD support is available exclusively for original equipment manufacturers developing next-generation external BD drives. The first drives to feature Toast 7 with BD support are expected to be available later this year.

Toast's Blu-ray Disc features include Toast Dynamic Writing, which enables users to record files simply by dragging and dropping files onto a disc in the same convenient way they would move or copy files to a removable storage device.

In addition to its Blu-ray capabilities, Toast 7 is now also a universal application that runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based systems.