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Audacity for Mac

Audio recording, editing and mixing tool.

Free
In English
Version 3.5.1
4.0
Based on 116 user rates

Audacity overview

Audacity is a free audio recorder/editor/mixer. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode, and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Bass Boost, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 3.5.1

  • Fixed a crash on launch on macOS 11 and older.
  • Fixed the update notification looking for alpha versions instead of release versions.
  • Fixed a freeze when using macros on multiple files.

Audacity for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.5.1
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What customer like

Price
Stability
Regular updates

What needs improvements

Design

Audacity qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
4.3
Reliability
3.7
Customer support
3.7

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4.0

(177 Reviews of Audacity)

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Swo
Swo
Jun 9 2024
3.5.1
0.0
Jun 9 2024
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
If you're running an Intel Mac Audacity 3.5.1 (Universal) hangs and won't complete verification. I couldn't find a way around it but I tried the version of 3.5.1 specifically for Macs powered by Intel processors, and it worked fine.
Bill-601
Bill-601
Apr 24 2024
3.5.0
0.0
Apr 24 2024
0.0
Version: 3.5.0
3.5 crashes on open. macOS 11.7.10.
sstoupak
sstoupak
Apr 23 2024
3.5.0
0.0
Apr 23 2024
0.0
Version: 3.5.0
"3.5.0 is incompatible with macOS 11 and earlier due to a bug on Apple's side. 3.5.1 will be made compatible again".
Naoh
Naoh
Apr 23 2024
3.4.2
0.0
Apr 23 2024
0.0
Version: 3.4.2
Audacity 3.5.0 has been released.
else3
else3
Nov 3 2023
3.4.0
0.0
Nov 3 2023
0.0
Version: 3.4.0
Best freeware audio editor for me. A bit old looking interface, but it can do basically everything: Cut audio file, remove noise, change pitch, re-encode, and record. I hear even pros use it - and I don't understand 80% of the offered features, but it's perfect for my use cases.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 25 2024
3.5.1
3.0
Apr 25 2024
3.0
Version: 3.5.1
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
May 9 2023
3.3.2.0
5.0
May 9 2023
5.0
Version: 3.3.2.0
Hanspoot
Hanspoot
Mar 2 2023
3.2.5.0
5.0
Mar 2 2023
5.0
Version: 3.2.5.0
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Dec 7 2022
3.2.2.0
5.0
Dec 7 2022
5.0
Version: 3.2.2.0
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Sep 26 2022
3.2.0.0
4.0
Sep 26 2022
4.0
Version: 3.2.0.0
Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
Apr 11 2022
3.1.3
1.0
Apr 11 2022
1.0
Version: 3.1.3
gregraven
gregraven
Feb 19 2022
3.1.3
5.0
Feb 19 2022
5.0
Version: 3.1.3
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Jul 27 2021
3.0.3.0
4.0
Jul 27 2021
4.0
Version: 3.0.3.0
Sjha
Sjha
Jun 24 2021
3.0.2.0
5.0
Jun 24 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.2.0
anilmushi
anilmushi
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Version: null
AnthoLogical
AnthoLogical
May 18 2020
5.0
May 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
dwchandl
dwchandl
Mar 26 2020
5.0
Mar 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
insertstudio
insertstudio
Mar 23 2020
4.0
Mar 23 2020
4.0
Version: null
bilancia051
bilancia051
Mar 31 2019
5.0
Mar 31 2019
5.0
Version: null
GlennI6520
GlennI6520
Mar 26 2019
2.0
Mar 26 2019
2.0
Version: null
rajeckas
rajeckas
Mar 23 2019
4.0
Mar 23 2019
4.0
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
JohnF1664
JohnF1664
Oct 17 2018
4.5
Oct 17 2018
4.5
Version: null
Bipou
Bipou
Aug 14 2018
3.0
Aug 14 2018
3.0
Version: null
anonymous-antelope-2748
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: null
www-purabume
www-purabume
Jul 10 2018
5.0
Jul 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
Atalantia
Atalantia
Mar 26 2018
4.0
Mar 26 2018
4.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Feb 23 2018
5.0
Feb 23 2018
5.0
Version: null
Hilbo60
Hilbo60
Feb 22 2018
5.0
Feb 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
stevenortonson
stevenortonson
Feb 12 2018
4.5
Feb 12 2018
4.5
Version: null
anonymous-squid-3114
anonymous-squid-3114
Feb 12 2018
4.0
Feb 12 2018
4.0
Version: null
sektor1992
sektor1992
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
tower3120
tower3120
Jan 28 2018
3.5
Jan 28 2018
3.5
Version: null
**WDearing**
**WDearing**
Jan 13 2018
4.0
Jan 13 2018
4.0
Version: null
NathanJ.
NathanJ.
Dec 5 2017
3.5
Dec 5 2017
3.5
Version: null
starikovd108
starikovd108
Sep 4 2017
4.5
Sep 4 2017
4.5
Version: null
trottta
trottta
Nov 9 2016
4.0
Nov 9 2016
4.0
Version: null
Liselotte
Liselotte
Jul 8 2016
2.0
Jul 8 2016
2.0
Version: null
Homerj
Homerj
Jun 2 2016
1.5
Jun 2 2016
1.5
Version: null
drbillyshears
drbillyshears
May 10 2016
5.0
May 10 2016
5.0
Version: null
Staps Fanny
Staps Fanny
Feb 16 2016
5.0
Feb 16 2016
5.0
Version: null
WorkBuyConsumeDie
WorkBuyConsumeDie
Jan 21 2016
5.0
Jan 21 2016
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Version: null
SmurfTurf
SmurfTurf
Jul 26 2015
5.0
Jul 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
Dmitry-Novikov
Dmitry-Novikov
Jul 23 2015
2.0
Jul 23 2015
2.0
Version: null