What are the best ringtone apps?

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    #1ZEDGE

    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

    Gloria Chapman
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I always like to vary my ringtones every other day and I really like the zedge is a fully customizable app that makes it easy for me to set ringtones for each of my family members and closest friends because most of the time I don't look at caller id once im familiar with the tune! This is honestly the coolest ringtone app i've tried so far!"
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    #2Ringtone Designer Pro 2.0

    Ringtone Designer Pro 2.0

    Ringtone Designer lets you make ringtones anytime you want! All you have to do is to sync with iTunes in order to get fabulous ringtones into your device!



    Apps

    iOS

    $0.99

    Andrea Tran
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "I used to have all the default ringtone settings, but I'd constantly look at my phone when other people received alerts. I recently decided to try Ringtone Designer Pro 2.0 and I'm very pleased! I have customized all the sounds on my phone so they are easy to recognize and they are songs that I love. The app is well designed and super intuitive."
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    #3Ringtones for iPhone

    Ringtones for iPhone
    Ringtones for iPhone is a free app that provides you with amazing ringtones. It is a useful tool that allows you to share with friends your ringtones creations. It features unlimited tone choices for free.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ronald Matthews
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "The best thing about this app is the recording feature!! I recorded my best friends' laugh because it sounds funny and set it as my ringtone every time someone messages me, it annoys her hearing her own voice but i find it funny and it makes me laugh as well!!"

WHAT’S THE MEANING

By definition, ringtones are the sounds that a regular cell phone makes when it rings. Generally, ringtones fall under two kinds (or formats); Monophonic and Polyphonic. Monophonic tones are simpler between the two. It's a technology that utilizes short tunes and a series of tones played one musical tone at a time. Polyphonic tones make use of digital synthesizer sounds to produce harmonized melodies. They sound more like real music and are common in MIDI-type format.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the ringtone, “Nokia Tune” is actually based on an actual guitar masterpiece? The guitar musical arrangement entitled, “Gand Vals”. This 19th-century guitar work was from a Spanish musician named Francisco Trrega. Although Nokia has always given all the credits to Trrega for the composition. In spite of this, he has always been open that Frederic Chopin’s Grande Valse inspired him for this work. It first appeared on the Nokia 2110, released in 1994. An interesting persona in the milestone of polyphonic development is Thomas Dolby Robertson. He is the founder of Beatnik, a company concerned with web-sound technology. Nokia licensed the Beatnik engine to install sound chips in their phones. This enabled phones to support polyphonic MIDI tones.

Ringtones are one of the easiest ways to personalize your phone to your own liking. This led to the development of ringtone apps. People were always on the lookout for the best free ringtone app for Android. This was also true for the best ringtone app for iPhone. The best ringtones apps are the ones that let you customize and edit a ringtone in any way you want. That is why Android ringtone makers were available for its users. Allowing them to create their own ringtones from any kind of source.

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    #4Ringtone Designer 2.0

    Ringtone Designer 2.0

    Ringtone Designer 2.0 is a free app that let you create the most amazing ringtones and texts tones. It is a great tool for those who want to put music into their life!


    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    April Qin
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I want to be creative and different by creating a new ringtone with Ringtone Designer 2.0, but I felt that the layout was awkward and there weren't enough options to chose from. It may be easier for someone who has experience with type of interface, but I wasn't pleased and it took me a long time to finally get what I wanted. "
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    #5Ringdroid

    Ringdroid
    This Android exclusive ringtone editor will let you create your own ringtones, notifications and alarms, as you will be able to cut your favorite parts from your library's songs and use them as custom tones. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Marie Howard
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "The Ringdroid app seems to be an awesome way to have ringtones that will really suite you because you'll be slicing songs that are already in your library - the songs you already love. I also feel like you can customize what part of the song you use as a custom ringtone. I doesn't have to be the song's chorus, it can be that high note you really like or that bridge in the song."
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    #6Ringtone Converter

    Ringtone Converter

    With Ringtone Converter, you can have an effective tool for making unlimited free HD ringtones. This app also lets you create alerts, text tones, and alarms.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Barbara Edwards
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "I only downloaded it at first becoz its a converter and I needed to convert a ringtone. Then while browsing the app, I found out it has even tones, A LOT of RINGTONES!! I was intrigued and tried listening to some and theyre awesome so I aslo grabbed some for my phone!"
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    #7Ringtones for iPhone!

    Ringtones for iPhone!
    Ringtones for iPhone! by Ringtones App Ltd. is a  free app that lets you have unlimited personalize ringtones on your devices. It is an easy-to-use tool for those who want to create their own ringtones.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Betty Moreno
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "don't really like those ringtones on my iphone so I decided to download this app because it has a lot of positive reviews when I checked it out on the app store. Didn't regret downloading it and Its really awesome to have a lot of choices for free!!! It even has instrumentals "
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    #8Ringtone Maker

    Ringtone Maker

    Ringtone Maker is a free app that allows users to create ringtones and alarms from existing media files. It supports most audio files like MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV, AAC, MP4, 3GPP, and AMR.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    William Hopkins
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "This isn't now available on playstore but when I got the APK version from this link, it's pretty cool to have the feauters I was expecting for a ringtone app! Being an android user, we have a lot of choices but the choices from this app are unique rigntones!!"
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    #9Best Free Ringtones

    Best Free Ringtones

    Best Free Ringtones is a free mobile application where you can download the latest and most popular ringtones for your cellphone in high quality, which are shared by the users of the app.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ralph Riley
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I usually like to find ringtones from the latest movie or song i'm hooked on and i think this app has most of the ringtones i like such as the super mario bros theme ahaha it's great!"
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    #10Ringtones for Me

    Ringtones for Me
    Ringtones for Me is an app that lets you get hundreds of ringtones for your iPhone. This fun app also allows you to personalize your owns tones. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Apps

    Donna Webb
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I thought Ringtones for Me was definitely a great app for both finding and creating new ringtones for my iPhone. The interface was easy to use and finding a great ring tone was so quick. It was fun going through the many ring tones because they have so many different categories to chose from."
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    #11Ringtone DJ

    Ringtone DJ

    Ringtone DJ allows you to create amazing custom alerts and ringtones. It is the perfect app for those who want to be their own iPhone DJ! *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*


    Apps

    Margaret Bell
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "If you're looking to make a ringtone or any type of alert tones, I would highly recommend this app! If you own an iPhone then you'll definitely have fun with this one, being able to make your own is such a good time."

Summary

Best What are the best ringtone apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ZEDGE Apps 26 Free
2Ringtone Designer Pro 2.0Apps 26 Paid
3Ringtones for iPhoneApps 23 Free
4Ringtone Designer 2.0Apps 20 Free
5RingdroidApps 18 Free
6Ringtone ConverterApps 13 Free
7Ringtones for iPhone!Apps 12 Free
8Ringtone MakerApps 10 Free
9Best Free RingtonesApps 7 Free
10Ringtones for MeApps 6 Paid
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