Tones, A Full-Featured Ringtone Editor That Runs On The iPhone Itself

Tones, A Full-Featured Ringtone Editor That Runs On The iPhone Itself

Using Tones might actually be more fun than hearing the result.

Tones looks to be just about the coolest way to create custom ringtones for your iPhone that I have seen. Then again, I haven’t seen many as I’m not a thoughtless teenager who thinks that other people want to hear his crappy music every time a call comes in.

Better still, Tones puts iPhone ringtone editing just where it should be: on the iPhone itself.

Tones takes music from your library and lets you manipulate the hell out of it. You can loop a section, adjust the fade-in and fade-out, you can jog-scroll through the track or use a wave-form editor to find the right spot.

You can also record you voice and overdub either your voice track or the music track (multi-voice karaoke!) and generally generate the most perfectly annoying ringtone ever made. And then you can loop it.

Of course, this great-looking app from Cinnamon Jelly (creator of the excellent “Drums” app) might be moot. It seems that almost everyone these days – even the kids – is using a plain old-fashioned telephone ring for their tone. This has the amusing effect of making everyone pull out their phone every time any phone rings, just like the olden days before we had custom ringtones. The irony.

Tones is available right now for just $2, or about 1/100th the price of a purchased ringtone.

  • NapMan

    Apps like this are cool but, correct me if I’m wrong, don’t you have to export the new ringtone back to iTunes on your computer and sync it back to the iPhone? So even though you can edit the tone on the phone you must sync to a computer to be able to actually use it.

  • MacHead84

    “Tones is available right now for just $2, or about 1/100th the price of a purchased ringtone.” My math could be a little fuzzy but that just doesnt seem right…

  • l33ted_

    Welcome to the world of non-journalism journalist or journalism by non-journalist. Call it what you will, but it lacks depth. That “article” could have been written for a hundred different apps of that nature. it tells you nothing that couldn’t been said in a few words. E.g. “A sound editor that makes ringtones for IOS.”

  • figaro331

    Unfortunately, this application is unable to make ringtones from songs purchased in ITunes store or any other copyrighted DRM protected songs !!! I think the company must tell this info to future customers ahead before the purchase.
    This info makes this application completely worthless, just save your money and do it manually !!!

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