There are several options on the market right now for making free ringtones for your phone, no matter what phone you use. However, if you are using an iPhone or and Android – you have apps that can make ringtones for the phone on the phone itself. Here are some free apps for doing just that.
Create Ringtones! (by App Beast)
This is a very good looking and simple to use app that uses a waveform display and simple onscreen controls to make ringtones out of songs you already have on your phone.
Just choose the song that you want from the start screen and it loads in to the waveform view inside the editing screen. You have sliders for the start time and length to cut out the exact portion that you want.
There are also button controls to create fade in and outs. Another great thing about this app is that you can record a live sound and turn that in to a ringtone.
Record a loved one’s voice or funny sounds and then turn them in to custom ringtones. The possibilities are endless really. And it’s all very easy to do thanks to this app.
Ringtone Maker (By Zentertain)
This app allows you to choose what you want to make a custom ringtone for right at the beginning – ringtone, text tone, mail alert, tweet alert and more. Then you have to choose song to start with.
The onscreen controls consists of a start time slider, length slider and fade in/out toggle. It does not allow you to set the fade lengths but it has other advanced features that allow you to alter the speed and pitch of the sound.
This allows you to create hilarious results like a chipmunk voice or a really slow and heavy voice. Lots of fun to play around with and it also has presets to help you get started. And if you want, you can also record something and make that in to a ringtone or some other alert tone.
Record whatever you want and turn it in to your own custom ringtone with the editing controls. There’s no waveform display but it makes up for that with the other features.
Ringtone Workshop Free
This is a plain and simple ringtone making app that anyone can use. Just choose a song from your iPod library and then set start and end points using the onscreen controls.
It has a waveform display to guide your selection. Tap on the play button to listen to your edit and then tap on the save button to save as a ringtone. Simple and easy, just way it should be.
Free Custom Ringtone Maker For Android
Make A Ringtone MP3 Pro
This app lets you make your own free ringtone from an audio you already have on your phone. It also allows you to search and download legitimately free ringtones for your use.
It has easy to use touch controls on the screen for determining the start and end points of the ringtone and a large waveform display to help you navigate the audio better. The only thing it lacks are fade in and out controls.
One you are done, you can make the audio file you just created in to a ringtone, a notification or an alarm. You can even assign the ringtone to a particular contact.
This is another free to download and use app that has very simple controls to make ringtones out of audio files. It does not have a waveform but has easy controls for making precise cuts for the start and end.
Once you are done, it saves your creation with a new name to the SD card. You can then use the audio file to do anything you want like – make a notification sound, create an alarm, assign to a particular contact or just make a general ringtone.
This is a very good free ringtone making app for Android 1.6 and above. This is the free version and it has a pro version with more advanced features. But the basic free version does the job quite nicely.
It has a nice overview bar on top that displays the entire song and highlights the selected part. The selected part appears on a larger waveform display directly below. There you can fine tune your starting point and control the length of the ringtone to control the end point as well.
Best part is that it has drag controls for creating fade in and outs. Once you are done, you can playback the ringtone to make sure that you have the right edit. Then tap on the save button to save the ringtone and you are done!
Online Apps To Create Free Ringtones for iPhone and Android
There are several online apps that let you upload a song from any computer and turn it in to a ringtone. They mostly use Flash, so you will need a flash equipped browser to access them.
These apps vary from the very simple to extremely advanced apps with precise controls and advanced features.
One the easiest to use is Melofania.com – this web app allows you to turn a song into a ringtone a just a few steps.
It supports MP3 (most phones) and m4r formats (iOS devices including the iPhone). And you can even download other free ringtones of popular tracks from the site.
So as you can see, you can make a ringtone out of almost any sound you want and if you own an iPhone or an Android phone, you can make that ringtone on the phone itself.
These apps are completely free, so your customer ringtones are made at no cost at all. Now that’s a bargain for totally custom ringtones.