Mac OS X
Recommended Downloads - Latest Version of Audacity
Audacity 2.0.5 (.dmg file, 29.3 MB, including help files) for OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary)
Audacity 2.0.5 zip file (13.3 MB) for OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary) - Use this if you want a smaller download (without help files).
Installation instructions (.dmg files):
- Double-click the downloaded .dmg to mount it.
- Copy the "Audacity" folder from the newly mounted .dmg to /Applications (or any other location of your choosing).
- Eject the .dmg at bottom left of Finder, then launch Audacity.app from the "Audacity" folder that you copied.
Plug-ins and Libraries
LADSPA plug-ins zip file - over 90 plug-ins.
Plug-Ins - Download additional effects and filters.
LAME MP3 encoder - Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
FFmpeg import/export library - Allows Audacity to import and export many additional audio formats such as AC3, AMR(NB), M4A and WMA, and to import audio from video files.
Alternative Download Links
If you have trouble with your download, or need an older version of Audacity, try:
Audacity Nightly Builds
For advanced users, Nightly Builds for OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary) are available for testing purposes. "Nightly Builds" are Alpha builds from latest development code. Your help in testing and reporting bugs in these builds is invaluable. Note: These builds will definitely be less reliable than official releases. They should not be used as your production version of Audacity.
Where Audacity is to be used for lengthy multi-track projects, we recommend a minimum of 2 GB RAM and 2 GHz processor (4 GB RAM on OS X 10.7 or later).