Quick App: PocketMac RingtoneStudio for iPhone

I must once again confess that I'm a total ringtone Luddite. Yup, I'm still rocking Marimba! But for those of you with a Mac who want to kick it old school or drop the latest hawtness straight onto your iPhone, PocketMac brings you RingtoneStudio:

...easily create ringtones from practically any multimedia file -- from QuickTime movies to unprotected music files of all types. What's even better, there's no crazy iPhone hacking required. Your iPhone doesn't even have to be connected when you're creating your ringtones.

If any of you iPhone ringtone DJs decide to give it a whirl, let us know how it works for you!

(Thanks Tim for sending this in!)

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Rene Ritchie

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Quick App: PocketMac RingtoneStudio for iPhone


My big problem with the iphone isn't the ringtones, its the SMS tones. Due to my occupation, I get lots of server alarms and notifications via SMS. WIth my old Cingular Blackjack, I could customize not only the default SMS tone, but also customize it so every "caller" had their own tone for texts. This let me have a really loud, annoying siren sound for the server alarms that would wake me up in the middle of the night.
I really need this functionality, so if anyone out there wants to develop an app for providing it, i'll gladly buy it :)

Hi Christopher,
The product runs on your Mac and it syncs to your iPhone. Please let me know if I can help further.

why not use audiko? It's free, no ads (as of 3 weeks ago), only thing you have to download is the ringtone you want. Instuctions are on the website, really simple!

I use garage band for my ring tones. I think the last time I did it, it allowed me 40secs. I could be wrong tho.

Why does it have to look like an iPhone? Ambrosia software did that on thier app (now part of fission). I want a mac app with mac GUI.

I just downloaded the demo. If I were to buy it, I would want a more fine way to move the clip tabs. Maybe entering the time manually? It is really hard to get it to start in-between words. Also, why are you limited to 29 seconds when iTunes supports up to 40? It also doesn't carry over any tags besides the name, which it conveniently adds the tract number to the same field. :/ Needs more work!

I bought a PocketMac sync for an Ipaq and there after sales service leaves a lot to be desired. 2 Months 5 emails still not fixed