If going to the Finder to eject disks from your Mac is too much of a pain, the folks at Beyond Midnight Software want you to try EjectDisk 3.2, a utility that lets you eject disks while working in just about any application.
You can also use it to open and close the CD/DVD tray on your computer from the keyboard, eject any CD/DVDs still in the computer when the computer is shut down, and send items to the trash. Version 3.2 adds support for a number of CD-ROM drives that EjectDisk failed to work with in the past, according to MacTech magazine. It also increases the number of drives you can individually specify (from four to 12), and fixes a bug which could cause EjectDisk to miss disks when ejecting all disks of a particular type.
Current owners of EjectDisk can update to version 3.2 for free. For others, the purchase price is US$14.95. If you want to try it before you buy it, there’s a free 30-day trial version available for download now from the Beyond Midnight Software Web site.
EjectDisk 3.2 requires System 7.1 or later. However, it’s not been Carbonized for Mac OS X.