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Want to help the Audacity project? Here are some suggestions:

Wiki Gnomes

Help us by removing spam links from the Wiki. Improve pages by making the writing clearer and correcting spelling and grammar.

Audacity Help Documentation

We often link to pages in the Wiki when answering questions from users. Help us keep these pages including the Tutorials up-to-date. As the program changes, these pages need updating. Screenshots on the Wiki need updating too. The Beta build of Audacity makes capturing the screenshots easier. We also want to hear from any highly experienced users who can help with keeping our officially released documentation e.g. the Manual up-to-date and relevant.


Audacity is translated into many languages. We need translators for other languages. We'd also like to make the process of translation more streamlined.

Forums and Help

It's a great help to have people answering Audacity questions on the forums and help mailing list. People who help like this provide valuable input for the website Frequently Asked Questions and to the wider task of making development decisions.

Website text

The website needs to be kept up-to-date not only so that Frequently Asked Questions are relevant but so that other information is added when necessary while keeping the site easy to use and free of "typos". There is a list of pending suggested website changes here.


We need graphics for Audacity itself and for the website. Someone with graphics skills could help us unify the program and website. We need a graphic designer with an eye for the whole picture who can help with improving Audacity's graphics in a systematic way.


We need help with campaigns:


Testers. Test coordinators. Test script writers. Quality system designers and managers. Yay. We need you all.


We always need more developers! Here is a proposed 'Audacity Needs You!' page for the main Audacity website. The intention is to put it in a high traffic area. Better developer documentation would also help us. Our guides for compiling Audacity could do with streamlining. The relative difficulty of compiling Audacity on Mac and Windows is one barrier to more getting more users involved in the development process.

Ideas? Want to Contact Us?

Are we missing something? Have you been inspired by any of the above? If so, get in touch with us and let us know how you can help. Simply join our friendly developers' mailing list .