Free MP3 Cutter is about as basic as a program can be. But, while it may lack any depth in function or style, it does what it does with simplicity and ease.
Loading up Free MP3 Cutter you are met with a simple file name line. Either by typing in the desired file location, searching for it, or dragging the desired file into place, you are ready to cut. A play button starts whatever audio you have loaded up, allowing you to find the point in the track you want, which is also handily marked by a plain timeline.
Once you find the spot where you want your edited clip to begin you can hit "Mark Start", then find the desired finish point and hit "Mark End". There is an option to play the selected area of track to make sure you have exactly what you want. All that is left after that is to save the selected audio to make your new, abbreviated track.
It is simple, but it works. Audacity offers many more options, but really if all you need is to make a piece of audio shorter – perhaps for a ring tone – then Free MP3 Cutter will get the job done.