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iPhone ringtones without hacking

updated 06:25 pm EDT, Fri August 31, 2007

iToner for iPhone

Ambrosia Software has released iToner 1.0, a new tool that lets users put custom ringtones on the iPhone without hacking the device or "jailbreaking" it. With iToner, the process requires only dragging and dropping audio files onto the single-window interface then hitting the Sync button. The custom ringtones are instantly accessible from your iPhone, and no restart is required. The developer also claims that the ringtones will remain intact through iPhone software/firmware updates.  "A phone as cool as the iPhone deserves customizable ringtones," said Andrew Welch, President of Ambrosia Software. "We bring you that in spades with iToner." iToner costs $15, requires Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later, and is a Universal Binary application. There is a 30-day trial period.

by MacNN Staff





  1. jc957

    Joined: Dec 1969



    We all knew this would eventually come and it is here. While I normally keep my phone on vibrate, its great to know you can use YOUR songs on YOUR phone to play YOUR ringtone!! I downloaded the trial version and the cool thing is anything you can make on garage band, you can put on your iphone...just import it to itunes. Possibilities are limitless!!

  1. DCW

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Awesome small app! I was skepetical that it would do what is stated and be as seamless as the dewvelopers touted, but every song I synced over for a ringtone worked without fail. I plan on purchasing this as soon as I'm home from LD in NY. -dcw

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969


    More Apps

    If only someone would create a ToDo List, or some of those Widgets from OS X. But nonetheless, this is a start...If it takes hacking to study the iPhone and to create good Apps, more power to those hackers! Dell and Microsoft have been doing it for years...

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This is a well-made solution, but a solution for what? Why, oh why, for crying out loud, do people need to hear SONGS when their phone rings?! This is a cultural phenomenon that I absolutely cannot comprehend. When some a-hole is driving their car around, blasting their music so loudly that everyone around them can hear it, it is irritating, intrusive, and abjectly inconsiderate. It is no better when somebody has set their phone to loudly exude an expression of the owner's musical taste (or, more often, lack thereof.) Nobody else needs to know that you have a call, or that you like a certain band or song! Such noise pollution is an indicator of total cluelessness and rudeness.

  1. stainboy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iTunes 7.4 = no iToner

    unfortuately iTunes 7.4 removes any custom ringtones added by iToner when it syncs the iPhone. hopefully an update to iToner will have a solution for this issue.

  1. DRuth086

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone 1.1.1

    Well, version 1.0.2 repairs the break that was created by 7.4 however, if you update to 1.1.1 firmware for the iPhone it breaks the program yet again.

  1. audiogeek

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Freebies to share...

    I've made some cool ringtones with garageband and posted them at
    Anyone can download them there for free, or upload too if you have some cool tones to share...

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