There are plenty of apps that allow you to download or purchase custom ringtones, either for phone calls or various notifications. But what if you want something custom?

What if you want to use a song or audio file that isn’t available through other libraries?

That’s where ringtone maker apps come in handy. You can take a variety of files — including personal recordings — trim them to match a more appropriate ringtone length, and then enable them in your phone settings.

Here are the eight best ringtone maker apps for Android devices.

1. Ringtone Maker – MP3 Cutter

Want a simple ringtone maker or MP3 editing tool? Ringtone Maker is your man, and the best part is that it’s free, but there are some ads.

In addition to MP3, you can edit most popular file types including AAC, WAV, 3GP, M4A, and more.

You can either edit tracks and music stored directly on your device, or you can record custom audio using the in-app recorder.

Ringtone Maker on Google Play

2. Ringtone Slicer EX

ringtone maker

Unlike some of the other apps on the list, Ringtone Slicer EX has a built-in file explorer so you can seek out files on your device no matter where they are stored. The UI and design are also quite unique, giving it a paper-like feel.

Audio files are edited in waveform which is super easy to use, and there are a variety of visual themes to choose from to make things that much more interesting.

As for editing you can trim easily, but the app only supports MP3, WAV and AMR file formats.

The biggest change is that it includes audio effects, equalizer options, volume booster, and both fade-in and fade-out effects.

Ringtone Slicer EX on Google Play

3. Ringtone Cutter

Ringtone Cutter

Ringtone cutter displays audio files in waveform, which makes it so much easier to edit and manipulate. It supports file types such as MP3, AAC, MP4, WAV and more.

Just open the file, trim to the size or section you want and then save the ringtone for use. It also includes a built-in voice recorder and media player, the latter you’ll mostly use to test your ringtones.

There are two drawbacks. The first is that you cannot specify custom folders to access, which means you’re stuck using content in the pre-chosen files.

You can remedy this by moving or copying music files to the right folders, but it’s extra work.

The second drawback is that the app was written by someone who does not practice English as their first language so it’s ripe with errors and mistakes. You can still understand the menus and prompts so it’s a minor nuisance really.

Ringtone Cutter on Google Play

4. Ringdroid


Ringdroid is old, and the interface is definitely dated. That’s because it was originally developed as an open source tool and published in 2008.

That aside, it allows you to edit files in waveform, it’s totally free and there are no ads.

Ringdroid on Google Play

5. Timbre


Originally a video editing app, Timbre also includes audio editing features, as well. Because it can manipulate and modify videos, that also means you can create ringtones and alarms from video content.

You can actually convert video files and formats into just audio, stripping the visual content.

Unfortunately, audio files are not presented in waveform which can make modifying them a bit more difficult. Otherwise, the app works great.

Timbre on Google Play

6. Ringtone Maker / MP3 Cutter

Original name, right? Like most of the other apps on the list, Ringtone Maker does exactly what the name describes. You can edit audio files in waveform, which offers incredible precision and control.

It supports a variety of file formats include MP3, WAV, AAC and AMR.

Most notably, the UI is intuitive and easy-to-use.

Ringtone Maker / MP3 Cutter on Google Play

7. Audiko Ringtones

Audiko Ringtones

Don’t want to bother cutting, modifying or downloading content to build your own ringtones? No problem. Audiko Ringtones has over two million files to download and choose from.

You can also use it to create your own ringtone from the files in the database. It looks great, comes with a bunch of features, and has few restrictions.

There are ads but they’re not obtrusive and you can pay to remove them if you want.

Audiko Ringtones on Google Play

8. Zedge


Zedge also includes a massive library of audio files, ringtones and notification sounds. Just install the app and you have instant access to everything it offers.

You’ll need to download the files to your device and select them in Android settings — as is true of all the other apps listed above.

It’s free, but there are ads and they can be annoying.

Zedge on Google Play

Bottom Line

Whether you want to fully customize ringtones to the precise specifications you desire, or you simply want to boot up an app and download your tones with no tinkering, there’s an option for you.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner.