Ringtone Maker Plays your Favourite Song when your Phone Rings

Ringtone Maker

Cost:  Free

Find it:  Apple App Store

Why AppHipMom loves it:  Create ringtones from your favourite songs

One of the very first things I did when I got my new iPhone was to figure out how to make ringtones.  I love the idea of having my phone ring with my favourite song playing and that I can change it up depending on my mood and season.  Being that it’s Christmas, my current ringtone is Glee’s version of “Last Christmas”.

I searched high and low looking for the perfect (free) way to create my own ringtones.  Naturally, the easiest but also the mostly costly is to simply download it from iTunes.  But I can’t stomach paying to get only  30 seconds of the song when I can get the full song for the same price.

Ringtone Maker is a free app that allows you to create as many ringtones as you want from songs in your iTunes library.  I should point out that the songs must be DRM free (songs purchased pre  2009 are DRM protected. I’ll show you how in a future post to make songs already purchased in iTunes DRM free).

Choose the song you would like and set the start and stop time for the recording.  Ringtone Maker gives you 40 seconds for the ringtone.  Most people prefer to chime in at the chorus, but what’s great about this app is that you can choose your ringtone at any part of the song.  This is something that buying ringtones from iTunes doesn’t get you.

The downside is that you still have to sync your phone to iTunes in order to get the ringtones on your phone.  Unfortunately, there is currently no way around this, as this is one of Apple’s imposed restrictions.  As such, there will be an few added steps required, but it’s really not that hard.

Are you willing to go through a few extra steps to create your own free ringtones or would you simply prefer to buy them from iTunes with less hassle?







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