Newbie FAQ #1 – How do I get free ringtones on the LG Optimus V?Save $80 on the Motorola Triumph Android Phone at Virgin Mobile!
Everyone is a “newbie” at some point, and if you are reading this, you are probably one of the great “newbie” masses looking for someanswers. Let me start out with, there are no stupid questions as long as you have done your part and read the whole post that attempts to answer your question. I love community involvement, and I encourage you to ask questions and help others out with some answers.
That being said, how do you get free ringtones on the LG Optimus V? This is perhaps one of the easiest questions to answer because there are so many free apps out there that will make picking from thousands of free ringtones and setting them up on your phone a very seamless experience.
I am going to recommend my top three ringtone apps, all of which will focus on the act of actually getting the ringtones to your phone. Apps that specialize in setting ringtones to different contacts, etc. I will discuss in a later post.
App #1 – Zedge
Zedge has been around for a long time – at least as far as “long” goes in the mobile world.
- Zedge is clean
- Easy to navigate
- Diverse variety of ringtones and wallpapers
- Great website integration for cloud sync
- Social focus
- You can contribute to the collection
- Its reliable
Zedge is always installed on my phone, and it is the one I recommend to everyone first. It has awesome integration with the Zedge website. You can create an account and sync your favorites, and you can contribute to the community by uploading some of your non-copyrighted items. You can even have buddies and watch other people you know’s downloads and upload activity streams.
Myxer is really popular. The Android app has really improved in the last year, and it is now a strong competitor for my ringtone app of choice on my phone. The things I really like about Myxer include:
- You do not have to have an account to download, but it does offer online account integration.
- There are lots of free ringtones to choose from.
- Once “downloaded”, the app asks how you want to save it and if you want to edit it. It provides the whole sound wave and a built in editor. So if you just want a small chunk of the tone, you can easily customize it to your tastes.
- There is a “Make Your Own” option, where you can take any MP3 on your phone and use the audio edit program in the app to create your very own ringtone.
Other features of Myxer is that it is really a store that is on the “up and up”. Free music is free, for real, and they also sell paid mp3s and albums.
App #3 – Audiko
To be honest, Audiko has a ways to go as far as their Android app is concerned. Their website, however, has been near and dear to my heart ever since I used it to create ringtones for the LG Rumor Touch from Virgin Mobile (this is a few phones back now).
However, Audiko does have a few things going for it.
- Clean user interface.
- Album art, which is so much nicer than just text (which is what you get in lots of ringtone apps).
- Easy preview modes and easy Android integration to set ringtones and notification tones as your defaults.
- Great website to back them up – You can make your own ringtones and your own account at the website using their MP3 sound editor.
Things I think need to be added and/or improved:
- Needs online account integration – presently, there is none whatsoever.
- I would really like to see a browsing setting based on album view and not just song listings. The regular website uses album browsing as an option.
- I would like to see a built in editing area like we see with Myxer.
The best way to learn a new piece of technology is to play with it and ask questions. You learn the most through the experience. Try these three apps and see which one you like most. Ask questions at this site, help someone else, and suggest additions to my list of kick’n ringtone apps for the LG Optimus V.