Ringtone Editor Pro ($1.99) by #App is one of the easiest to use ringtone making apps available. Using your iPhone’s music library, you can create ringtones (up to 40 seconds long) from your favorite songs in just a few minutes. You can create multiple ringtones and syncing them with your iPhone is very simple.
When you open the app, you are prompted to select a song. The app will automatically open your iPhone music library. From here you can view your songs the same way that they are viewed in your phone’s iPod app. You can view: songs, albums, artists, playlists, compilations, composers or genres. Once you pick your song, it will load in the app and allow you to edit it.
Editing includes fading in and fading out, making the ringtone shorter or longer, and using any part of a song as the ringtone. Once you have created the perfect clip, you can easily export it by connecting your iPhone to your computer, dragging the ringtone from the app and onto your desktop, and then from your desktop into your ringtone file. If that seems complicated, don’t worry, there is a very simple visual guide to help you through the steps.
I had a bit of trouble getting the ringtone to show up in my iPhone’s ringtone file. After searching for information on the Internet, I discovered that you cannot sync custom ringtones when you have your music sync set to manual. You must automatically sync your music for it be added to your phone. There are a few complicated situations that may arise when trying to add a custom ringtone to your computer. I found a good discussion on it at macrumors.com.
Overall, this app is fun and easy to use, and works great with no glitches. It is reasonably priced and does not disappoint. There are plenty of apps that do the exact same thing, so if you already have a ringtone editor, this is not really any different. But if you don’t have one, give Ringtone Editor Pro a try.