I’ve been using the same ringtone for about two years now. It’s not so much because I love the sound, although I do (it’s the “Enchanted Tiki Room” song). It’s that I’m too lazy to create new sounds to use.
Audiko is a ringtone creator that lets you make your own tracks right on your iPhone so you don’t have to download music off of the web. You can use your favorite songs, quotes from movies, or even the sound of your buddy snoring.
The app is incredibly easy to use and allows you to edit clips from your iTunes music library to create ringtones that are 30 seconds or less. All you have to do is select a song from your library, move the editing highlighter to the portion of the song you wish to use, and select “Done.” The clip will be stored online so you can then download it onto your computer to turn it into a ringtone.
In addition to having the ability to create your own sound, you can also browse through 10 million preexisting ringtones to find just the right audio for every single person you communicate with.
All you have to do is select a ringtone you wish to use and tap the “download” button. The file will be stored online so you can download it from your computer and use it as a ringtone.
The app was recently updated to include a search bar, which is vital to finding the tones you want. I searched for “Star Wars” and found hundred of clips from the movies that can be used as both ringtones and text message alerts.
I should point out that this app only lets you create 30-second clips on your iPhone. You’ll still have to convert the file to a ringtone manually. After grabbing it online, the file is downloaded into your iTunes library as an mp3 file. You must convert it to an m4r file in order to save it as a ringtone. If you don’t know how, follow our tutorial here (skip steps 1 through 3).
To me, what makes this app stand out is not that you can create ringtones on your iPhone. There are dozens of apps that can do that. It is the huge selection of completely free ringtones that are available for users to add to their collection.
The only thing wrong with this app is that it does not include clear instructions for how to get the new ringtone into your iPhone. Users must go online from a computer, download the new clip into iTunes, convert the file to a ringtone, connect their iPhone, and sync the new sound to their device.
If you want access to 10 million ringtones, you really should check this app out. You may have to follow a few extra steps to get the tone on your iPhone, but the incredible amount of content makes it worth a buck.
Audiko Ringtones for iPhone PRO is available for $0.99. Download it in the App Store today.