My phone has about a dozen different custom ringtones which are associated to different callers. When one song plays, I know who the caller is by the ringtone. How do you create custom ringtones on your Mac. Free Ringtone Maker.
Other than using the built-in ringtones, I don’t know of an easier, faster way to create custom ringtones from music in iTunes. Free Ringtone Maker displays your iTunes music library in the left sidebar.
Select the song you want, trim the selection up to 40 seconds in length, click the Start button and you’ve got a custom music ringtone. You can end fade in and fade out at the end of the song segment. The built-in preview lets you hear the ringtone before transferring it to iTunes.
It will also convert audio and audio from video files into ringtones (perfect for pulling an audio clip from a video clip).
If all this sounds too good to be true, well, it is. Free Ringtone Maker might be free but it doesn’t work with OS X Mountain Lion (yet). The app is developed by Wondershare, which publishes a few dozen or so audio and video production tools for Macs and Windows PCs.
In fact, it’s difficult to find any mention of Free Ringtone Maker on the Wondershare site (you’ll wade through a dozen other apps and may eventually land upon Wondershare’s iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac (priced at $19).
Regardless, Free Ringtone Maker remains free on the Mac App Store, so if it works for you on your Mac, great. If not, caveat emptor indeed.