Nokia had shown big effort when it comes to apps for Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The company had developed lots and lots of apps like for example Lumia Camera, Lumia Panorama and also the Ringtone Maker. Two of the mentioned apps have been shut down, neither Lumia Panorama will continue to exist nor the Lumia Camera app which has been fully integrated in the default camera app in Windows 10 Mobile. It seemed liked Microsoft is going to do the same with the Ringtone Maker, however, today the company has released an update to make it ready for Windows 10.
Not only former Nokia apps, but also some system apps like the FM Radio have recently been shut down by the company. This does on the one hand bring opportunities for new developers to show what they can do. On the other hand it can be disappointing for users who are coming from Windows Phone 8.1 and then suddenly to not have a FM Radio anymore, though apps like TuneIn Radio should do the job pretty fine.
The Ringtone Maker app has been completely overhauled, both features as well as design have been hugely improved. It is possible to add a song with the plus icon, which then brings you to the music which you currently have saved on your phone. However, if you are streaming all your music via OneDrive you will not be happy since this can not be selected for ringtones. However, you can of course download the song before through the OneDrive app. After you have added a song, you can swipe to the right and to the left to select a specific part of the song. The maximum length for a ringtone is 40 seconds and the minimum is 1 second, though I haven’t tried if it is possible to save a 1 second long ringtone.
The app is available for all Insiders on the fast ring, a public release is planned very soon, since the app is almost finished. Until the public release, you can give Microsoft some feedback on the app in the feedback hub or just enjoy the newly released app as a Windows Insider. I have listed the download link for the app below, however you will have to search for the app directly in the store otherwise it will tell you that the app is not available for your phone.
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