What are the best apps to download songs as ringtones?

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    #1Jam Music

    Jam Music

    Unofficial Jamendo client. Actually, this is mp3 music downloader based on Jamendo API. ONLY CC-Licensed music from Jamendo website.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Maria Burke
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I can't figure out how to make the ringtones. Sure, it is a good downloader, but a bit slow. But if it doesn't have a ringtone maker, it should be in the music category only, not here with ringtones."
  2. 14

    #2Audiko

    Audiko

    Audiko is an app which helps you to make free ringtones of your favorite songs. Also is a unique app that can help you customize your phone by setting images to your home screen and the most popular ringtones as your notification signals.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Li Wei
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Audiko is very useful for creating ringtones from your own music. I find this to be amazing because sometimes I want some pretty obscure songs as my ringtone and I cant find them as a ringtone anywhere. You can also download many popular songs as ringtones as well as beautiful wallpapers. "
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    #3Pimp Your Sound

    Pimp Your Sound

    Select a tune from the rich "Ringtone Collection" or make your own ringtones from your favorite songs with "Ringtone Maker". Customize every single sound on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad using "Sound Theme Maker": 

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Jack Patel
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Pimp your sound is outstanding to change my Iphone's ringtones. I always struggled when trying to change my sound, but this puts all of the work in the app's hands. It is very simple to search then select the song you want. Within seconds the song you selected is now your new ringtone. It really is the best app out there to download songs and install them as your ringtone on your iphone."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know the ringtone industry has more than $4 billion in global sales, however, it has been in decline since 2006? Before mobile phone users immediately select a ringtone from the dozens of the pre-installed ones when they buy a new phone and some even download more and assign different ringtones to people. But more than a decade later, ringtones are now obsolete following a sharp decline in its sales. According to the Recording Industry Association of America sales data, ringtone and ringback downloads have only reached $34.2 million of sales in 2017 which is a 97% slump from its peak in 2007 that reached $1.1 billion. Back in those days, ringtones were a fashion accessory as people want to personalize their phones with the newest and coolest ringtones and even music artists have created ringtone versions of their songs to sell. So what happened? One of the big reasons consumers are abandoning the use of ringtones might simply because mobile phones don’t ring as much as they used to. And nowadays, smartphones are indispensable that means people are always holding their phones which allows them to put it on vibrate instead rather than let it ring. Additionally, the world has become a text-centric society particularly among young users who don’t make calls as often, which means ringtones have become less of a priority.

Moreover, the gradual decline of the ringtone and ringback industry has been bittersweet for the music industry. Broadcast Music Inc’s Richard Conlon says BMI made more money from ringtones than anything else in the early digital days and now when they think about it, it’s basically zero. 

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    #4ZEDGE

    ZEDGE
    ZEDGE is a customization app for Android and iOS devices. You can use this app for making your smartphone more personal by choosing icons, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers, games and more.   
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Grace Gao
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "The songs I find on this app are very high quality. The most valuable part of this app is the discover page. I have a lot of fun browsing through the newly picked ringtones presented to me."
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    #5Advanced Download Manager

    Advanced Download Manager

    Advanced Download Manager (ADM) is a powerful Downloader for Android with advanced settings, a clean interface and extended notifications. It allows you to download files with different formats, including videos, music and images.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Phillip Carroll
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a very good looking app. I am impressed with the layout of it. It is easy to understand and usability is important to me. I like that it can download three songs at a time. What a time saver. Also, it doesn't seem to take up too much memory while downloading songs. That's important. "
  3. 6

    #6Deezer

    Deezer

    Deezer is an online streaming music platform offering offline listening through premium and family plans with a monthly subscription. It's free to listen online, with some restrictions. It is available for mobile devices on Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jacob Flores
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "OMG, another music service. I've got them coming out my ears so to speak. Who's got time to figure out which one is the best? As for downloading songs as ringtones, I took a quick glance around the site, and it's not obvious how you do that. So I can't really say it's the best now if I can't figure out how to do it!"
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    #7Jamendo

    Jamendo

    Jamendo is an online platform for free and legal music downloads under Creative Commons licenses. It is available in eight languages and offers a catalog of more than 500,000 tracks from 40,000 artists.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Michelle Morris
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Jamendo carries a huge collection of music, and is my No.1 source when it comes to listening to music. The cost is also very fair compared to other mainstream download sites like iTunes or Amazon. Highly recommended."
  5. 5

    #8Mobile9

    Mobile9

    Free ringtones, wallpapers, themes, apps, videos, chat stickers and more for phones and tablets. Available on Android, Apple, Windows Phone and Web.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Ignacio Corona
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "The mobile9 app works pretty well, if you're trying to download songs as ringtones. It is also capable of downloading other types of media; it's pretty versatile. There are occasional problems or bugs, but overall, the company has good customer service that makes you feel like they are actually listening and responding to your needs."
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    #9SoundHost

    SoundHost

    Share your music for free, SoundHost is one of the best cloud services on the web. Connect with artists, explore new content.

    Software

    Android

    Free

    Anthony McDonald
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I love my phone and I really wanted to find the best app to download songs as ringtones to my phone. A friend of mine recommended SoundHost and I must say that I was somewhat disappointed. I found it extremely hard to search for what I wanted and the app seem to respond really slowly on my phone. I would definitely look for a different music app if you want ringtones for your phone. "
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    #10KeepVid

    KeepVid

    KeepVid Android is an app for Android that allows users to search and download multiple videos and MP3 files from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other popular video sharing sites.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jonathan Wagner
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I've been using the KeepVid website for years to download Youtube videos and it's always worked great. I found this app for my phone, which is made by the same folks. It does what it says on the tin and a whole lot more. Plus it's free, so you can't go wrong."
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    #11Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player is a stunning music player, beautifully crafted with material design in mind and packed with some powerful features: built-in 5 band equalizer, 3d effects, presets, ringtone cutter, etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tiffany Nguyen
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Pi Music Player is a wonderful music player on Android. It's been my favorite to use by far. For ringtones, I'd say it works okay, but that wouldn't be why I'd recommend it even if that's an effective use. It's the best full featured music player available now, and that's the reason to get it. There are much lighter options if ringtones are the only thing you need."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to download songs as ringtones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Jam MusicApps 16 Free
2AudikoApps 14 Free
3Pimp Your SoundApps 9 Paid
4ZEDGE Apps 8 Free
5Advanced Download ManagerApps 6 Free
6DeezerApps 6 Free
7JamendoWebsites 6 Free
8Mobile9Apps 5 Free
9SoundHostSoftware 2 Free
10KeepVidApps 1 Free
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