For many, Audacity is one of the best audio editors on the market, mainly because it is free and open source. Despite recent controversy over data collection for error analysis, the program is still a favorite of many.
To help users find it faster, a version has now been released in the Microsoft Store as well. As Martin Keary, who developed the program himself, revealed, the application was released in the Microsoft Store as a way to offer the official application of the program in front of all available counterfeit versions.
key says that the number of counterfeit applications in the Microsoft Store that used the Audacity name to gain visibility in it was worrying, and most focused primarily on distributing malicious content or providing an application that should be in a free but paid format.
The application, which is now officially available from both the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 and Windows 10, will be an application officially offered by the Muse unit (its directors), in addition to being based entirely on the free version of the entity’s website. Of course, the Microsoft Store version is also free.
This is also another criticism of Microsoft, which had been a problem in the past because its commercial applications are unmanaged, and which remains a serious problem for the platform – and one of the biggest reasons most users don’t want to use it.