- Unlimited ringtones
- Good sound quality
- Export ringtones via email
- Interface not as user-friendly as other apps
- No microphone feature
Ringtone Wizard Pro (US$0.99) is one of many iPhone apps that help you create ringtones from your existing music library. Although it works well overall, I found it easier to edit my ringtones with another app.
I cover that app and others in a list of the best iPhone ringtone apps.
Creating and editing ringtones
When the app first launches, you’ll be prompted to select a song for your ringtone. Once you choose a song from your iPhone's music library, the app will help you edit the song. Ringtone Wizard Pro can create ringtones up to 40 seconds long, and you can control various aspects of the ringtone, including fade in/fade out, length and volume. To create a 40-second clip, the app uses two sliders.
I prefer the interface on Ringtone Designer Pro, which displays the entire song in one graphic so you can position the starting and ending grids in the appropriate place. I was able to more easily select the portion of the song I wanted, while the process was more trial and error with Ringtone Wizard Pro. It’s still pretty easy overall, but I prefer Ringtone Designer Pro in this regard. Ringtone Wizard Pro also lacks the ability to create your own recordings using the iPhone’s microphone.
Like most ringtone apps, you’ll need to sync with iTunes to transfer your ringtones to your iPhone. This irks some people, but it’s a necessary evil. Once you get a hang of the process, it goes pretty quickly. All of the ringtones I created with Ringtone Wizard Pro were saved correctly and transferred to my iPhone without any problems.
Sound quality is as good as any other ringtone app I’ve tested, and you can create custom ringtones for each contact on your iPhone. I also like the email export feature, so you can email ringtones (although you’ll still need to sync with iTunes).
The Bottom Line
Ringtone Wizard Pro works very well, and I had no problems creating a bunch of ringtones from my music library. I do prefer Ringtone Designer Pro just because I found it slightly easier to edit my ringtones. However, Ringtone Wizard Pro is also worthy of a recommendation. Overall rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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