The Best Free Audio Tool to Edit Voice Memos & Other Recorded Audio

By Lisa Sims

Choosing the right tool for your recording needs saves time.
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Finding the best free audio tool for your recording and editing needs can not only save you time but also money. It can also improve your recording quality, which in turn improves your business' marketing efforts. With so many choices to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed, but a few well-reviewed and widely-used tools stand out from the crowd.


Audacity works on multiple operating systems. According to the Sourceforge website, Audacity works on Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. The program allows for multitrack recording and multiple effects such as pitch shifting, echo, delay and reversing.

Free Audio Editor

Free Audio Editor is another tool that works on Windows operating systems. Similar to Audacity, your recording equipment is minimal. It can record from a microphone and other devices and save the recordings in MP3, WMA, WAV, and OGG formats. It also has a simple user interface in which all editing and recording is performed within the application.

Power Sound Editor Free

Power Sound Editor Free can also meet your recording and editing needs. It works on Windows and records from a microphone or other input devices. You can add effects to your recordings and save them in the same formats as Audacity and Free Audio Editor along with Ogg Vorbis, Audio Tracks and Dialogic VOX. With its visual interface, it is simple to record and edit voice and other audio sources.


Wavosaur shares the same output formats and recording equipment requirements as the previously mentioned audio tools. It also works on Windows operating systems but does not have an installer. It runs as a standalone program and does not write to the registry. Its interface makes it simple to record and edit like a professional.