When someone calls you up, and you hear that awful, droning, default ringtone blasting out of your phone, you can't help but shudder. What could be worse than a bland, pre-configured melody that you hear over and over again, wherever you go?
It's as if with the advancement of smartphone technology, that it's possible to change your ringtone to something that actually makes you want to pick up the phone. Importing your favorite tracks and editing your own ringtones might seem like a lost art, but there are plenty of great apps for the job.
The following are our favorite Android apps for customizing your own ringtone. No Crazy Frogs to be found here.
Zedge has a great design, presents a beautifully usable and elegant interface, and is packed with a huge collection of quality ringtones and wallpapers to pimp out your Android.
It contains the most popular themes right now, as well as an eclectic of categories (Alternative, Blues, Bollywood ...) to find the perfect tone for you. Once chosen, simply download the sound and set it as your default ringtone.
Ringtones & Wallpapers for Me is another incredibly complete app with a similar objective. This vast digital repository of ringtones and wallpapers is divided between New and Popular, and organized into categories according to theme: business, gospel, holidays ... a broad and extensive collection.
Each ringtone is pretty short and sweet, so you won't feel guilty about downloading a selection, and since everything is in the cloud, the app itself takes up minimal space on your device.
MTP includes hundreds of wallpapers, games, apps, and of course, ringtones to download . The app is pretty similar to the ones we've already mentioned, but the selection of sounds is more varied.
Tap on the tone that most grabs your attention, listen to a preview, then quickly download to your phone and share with friends and family. You always know the size of the file you'll be downloaded and how many times it's been installed by other users too.
If all you really want is a simple editor that helps you customize each of your tunes easily, Ringtone Maker MP3 Editor is a great choice. The design is simple and accessible, and just a couple of minutes, you can cut and edit the sound you're after.
Ideal for those who just want to customize their own sounds and don't need an online catalog to download from. You can also cut down sounds to use for notifications and alarms.