Audacity is a free and open-source multi-track digital audio editor and recording software for Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.
Current known uses in the sector
- Audacity can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create audio content for and by Newcomers to use in classroom and other settings.
Audacity is free.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Audacity has a learning curve, like any audio editing tool. Those who use audio editing tools indicate that Audacity is easy to use compared to other similar tools.
Keyboard shortcuts can be used in Audacity.
Audacity is a computer-based software.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
Audacity collects very little user data and provides an overview of their privacy settings.
The software’s interface is in English. Of course, you can record audio in any language! 🙂