Free Ringtone Maker

Free Ringtone Maker 10.6

Free
Turns songs stored locally or on audio CDs into ringtones
3.6  (15 votes)
10.6 (See all)
Personalize your phone by creating custom ringtones. Turn favourite audio CDs as well as MP3, WAV or WMA files into ringtones.

When you want to set a specific song or song fragment as a ringtone on your phone, you can either take an easy yet risky and costly way and download it from various online sources, rarely for free and risking to catch adware or malware in the process, or you can take the hands-on approach and create the ringtone yourself, using songs already existing on your computer. If you choose the second way, then this program will surely interest you, as it makes creating your own ringtones a really easy and simple job. It lets you load any MP3, WMA, or WAV file, cut your favorite fragment from them, and save it to various file formats. The extracted fragment can then be used as the cool ringtone that you wanted.

Since Free Ringtone Maker also allows you to load music from your audio CDs, it can also be used as a handy and fast CD ripper. Selecting the part of the song that you want to extract can be done with both ease and high accuracy, as you can visually zoom in on the waveform of the song and precisely indicate the selections. Adding effects like fade and echo is also possible.

The only thing I dislike about this tool is the fact that though it's free, it comes packed with lots of offers to install unnecessary software in your system. The adware-like behaviour gets really annoying when it asks you to start its update and in the process, it attempts to trick you into installing the notorious iStartSurf malware onto your computer. So you should really pay a lot of attention when installing or updating this tool if you want to keep on having a clean system afterwards.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Can rip audio CDs
  • Can also add a few effects to the loaded track

Cons

  • Upgrading to the latest version attempts to trick the users into installing the istart malware
  • The interface cannot be customized
  • The installer is packed with numerous adware-like offers
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