To me, when I think of music programs available right now on the internet, the most prominent, and the first one that comes to mind for me is Audacity. I'd been a user of that program for a while, and it quickly became a pain. It would constantly crash, I had to look up tutorials for every small thing because the program was just so cluttered and hard to navigate that I'd find myself lost a lot of the times. Because I thought it was the best free program available for download, I figured I should just get used to dealing with it and all of its pros and cons. However, I was wrong. I never knew about Sonic Visualiser. Once I heard about it, it seemed to good to be true. A music app that was easy to use, didn't crash, and was free? It almost seemed like a prank. Upon downloading it though, I was so relieved. It was all it was cracked up to be, and more. Once I got to using it, I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before, and couldn't fathom why anyone would use any other program when this one exists. It's never let me down. Never crashes, it's much easier to use than previous programs I've used in the past. I couldn't ask for more from it.
In conclusion, this software is much better and much, much easier to use than other programs for music viewing and editing. The most prominent editing software to come to mind is Audacity, which is an absolute pain to use, what with the constant crashing and total non-user-friendly interface. Luckily, Sonic Visualiser comes to the rescue. It's a very user-friendly app that all musicologists should be familiar with.
Never crashes, it's much easier to use than previous programs I've used in the past!