Even if today people have stopped writing data on CDs or DVDs, instead opting for a simpler method in the form of external drives, there are still some who prefer to keep their files on disks.

Take Covers is a small and handy utility that helps people create personalized covers for their CDs and DVDs. It comes with a few geometrical shapes, support for images and options to enter track or file lists.

The interface is self-explanatory and uncluttered, offering a working pad and simple drawing and formatting toolbars. Due to its simplicity, it can be used even by those inexperienced in cover editors.

Right from the beginning, you have the choice to choose the cover format (CD, DVD), the style (e.g. blank, simple gray, stylish, orange) and the type (data, audio).

Later, you can change the background with a custom picture. It would've been a plus if you could preview the templates, instead of opening them one by one.

The app supports some of the known image formats, such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG and TIF. You have the option to insert text in different directions, like horizontal, vertical or Japanese style. Take Covers lets you customize the content with font types, colors, sizes and styles.

In addition, you can enter a few geometrical forms (rectangle, ellipse) that can be filled or transparent. For each element, you can pick the color. Sadly, there is no choice to tweak the shapes' thickness, gradient fill or line type.

A nice touch is the option to insert track and file lists. For the first category, all you need to input is the artist, title and duration. For the files, on the other hand, you need to add the records from the computer.

They can be images, text documents, executables or movies. Additionally, you can personalize their looks. You can apply those steps to the rear, inlay and disc sides.

On an ending note, Take Covers is a simple piece of software designed to help you create unique front, rear, inlay and disc covers and customize them with text, images and shapes.

During our testing, we encountered an error while trying to access the templates. This issue can be resolved by running the executable from the destination folder in administrator mode.