Snapper is an unassuming yet powerful little application to work with your audio files.
The application displays the wave form of any audio file you select and you can play it back to work through the audio, if you're looking for a specific section. Those of you who have worked with audio files before know how much easier having a wave form allows you to study and edit an audio file.
Snapper seems to be particularly useful to check an audio file quickly before opening it up in Pro Tools. However, you can also use the program to send a file by mail and convert it to any format, such as MP3, WAV or AIFF. You can even convert it into separate L and R files for more precise sound editing.
What really makes Snapper attractive though is the fact that it can handle 50 different popular audio formats.
The only gripes we could have with it is that the interface looks a little outdated, especially for an application that can be run on Leopard, and that, at $79, its a fairly expensive application.
Despite the poor interface, Snapper is an excellent tool to preview any audio file in wave format and convert it to another format.