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Create ringtones in Windows

Tired of trying to find the right format when making a ringtone for your phone? This app will do the work for you.

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Custom ringtones are yet another way of personalizing your mobile device. With a wide selection, you can set a different alert for each person that contacts you. Another reason to change ringtones is if you're not a fan of any that came with your device (or you're tired of them) and just want to hear something different.

Fried Cookie's Ringtone Maker is a free and awesome application that will allow you to make ringtones for any of today's popular phone brands. Whether you're sporting an Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, or Windows Phone device, this program will be able to convert the audio to the correct format for use. Ringtone Maker isn't overly fancy, but it gets the job done quickly. Here's how to get started:

First you'll need to install a copy of Fried Cookie's Ringtone Maker on your Windows computer.

Drag and drop audio to the application. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 1: Open the application and drag and drop an audio file into the application window.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Adjust the slider to the part of the audio that you want to capture for a ringtone, then tap Next. The length can be adjusted, as well as the placement.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Pick the destination device type from the icons in the window and then click Next.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 4: Decide where you would like to save the file, and then click Create Your Ringtone.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 5: Move the ringtone to the storage on your device.

My current ringtone is the theme for "Galaga" -- and yes, my alerts are the firing sound and fighter capture audio. What are you using?

(Via AddictiveTips)