Q. Is WavePad really free?
Yes. We make WavePad free in the hope you will like it and buy WavePad Masters Edition in the future.
The free version of WavePad also has the additional features of WavePad Master's Edition enabled for a 14-day free trial after the software is first installed. If you choose not to purchase the WavePad Master's Edition license upgrade at the end of the free trial period, the advanced features will be disabled but the standard WavePad features will continue to work.
A number of professional tools for WavePad are only permanently available for WavePad if you have purchased an upgrade to WavePad Master's Edition. These features include the batch file processor, keyboard macros, projects, bookmarks, regions and the region assembler.
So other than a few features that most people won't use everything in Wavepad works forever.