49 – Audacity

Audacity continues to drop down the list – in 2019 a further 5 places to its lowest position 

Audacity is a free open source tool to record, edit and mix sounds.

Website: www.audacityteam.org 
Cost: Free. Open Source
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 35
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 74

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 44    2017: 30    2016: 28    2015: 25    2014: 22    2013: 33
2012: 29    2011: 29    2010: 24    2009: 9      2008: 12    2007: 11


Comments from some of those who selected Audacity as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Free, easy, quality I used it to add voice over narration to video, or interactive learning content in Adobe Captivate, Video scribe I used it to record and give feedback to my graduate students.” Assistant Professor, USA
  • “We use audacity to enhance the audio before we put it into a PowerPoint” Skills Training Coordinator, USA
  • “Audio editing tool. Has a high learning curve because the info is hard to find. After you learn it, it’s easy to use. And, it’s free!” Instructional Designer, USA
  • “Free software, open code, cross platform for sound recording and editing.” Producer of elearning teaching material, Spain
  • “Very professional and rich in capability. It’s free.” Manager Professional Development, Australia


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