Ringtone Adder
Ringtone Adder
2.0.4

3.8

Ringtone Adder free download for Mac

Ringtone Adder

2.0.4
28 November 2016

Add custom ringtones to OS X.

Overview

Ringtone Adder adds your ringtones to OS X's list of system ringtones.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later versions let you change the ringtones and text tones that play when your contacts call or message you, but you can only choose from the ringtones that come with OS X. This app lets you easily add your own to the list. All you need is a .m4r file. This way, when you receive an iMessage or SMS, or receive a FaceTime call or phone call, you can have your own ringtones play. After you run Ringtone Adder, you will be able to go into the Contacts app in OS X, edit a contact, and see your ringtones appear in the "ringtone" and "text tone" dropdown menus.

Have you ever purchased tones for your iPhone via iTunes on your Mac, and wish you could use them on your Mac, too? You can with Ringtone Adder. When the application opens and you choose "Add", just point it to this folder: ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Tones. The ~ symbol represents the path to your user folder.

What's new in Ringtone Adder

Version 2.0.4:
  • Introduces a new Preferences menu
  • Stability improvements

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6 Ringtone Adder Reviews

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cn880
02 January 2015

Most helpful

Perhaps 'Mac5' is not very tech savvy. Shortly after purchasing, I received an email. Clicked on the link and boom, it downloaded to my downloads folder. Opened it, and it moved itself to the Applications folder and restarted. Then it asked my to select my ringtone and opened a Finder window. It did its thing, told me it was done, and that was that. If anything, it's too simple (it would be nice if it had a progress indicator, but as long as it does what it's supposed to, I'm happy).

This app is just what I was looking for, as I have ringtones which speak the name of the contact, and this app enables me to see those ringtones in the Contacts app so I could assign the various ringtones to their respective contacts.
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Version 1.1
Tekl
11 May 2016
I don't understand what it's useful for. The texttone settings in my contacts seem to have no effect on OS X. I always hear the sound that's selected in the preferences of Messages.app.
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Version 1.3.4
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
02 June 2016
From the description: "...but you can only choose from the ringtones that come with OS X. This app lets you easily add your own to the list."
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mdl00
28 November 2015
To those updating from Version 1.3.3: If you update to 1.3.4 from with the app, please make sure that Safari is running. This is a bug that has now been fixed, so that won't be required in future versions.
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Version 1.3.4
mdl00
16 August 2015
Just a heads-up to all, We've gotten multiple requests to allow users to add alert tones, too. However, OS X handles alert tones differently. We will still try to introduce such a feature, but no promises, as it is much more involved.
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Version 1.3
NotUsed
21 March 2015
errrm.. just copy an .aif sound file to ~/Library/Sounds and relaunch the app to see the sound present in the list. I guess 99¢ to do that for you is, well, dunno... I wouldn' t pay for it.
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Version 1.2.2
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
21 March 2015
You misunderstand what this application does. Adding sounds to the Sounds folder does NOT make them appear in OS X's contacts app, and you cannot use them as ringtones. Maybe you are confusing system sounds with ringtones. If you don't want to pay $0.99, there is a procedure to do it manually, but it's more involved than what you describe: https://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/support/advice-and-articles/yosemite-adding-ringtones-and-alert-tones
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cn880
02 January 2015
Perhaps 'Mac5' is not very tech savvy. Shortly after purchasing, I received an email. Clicked on the link and boom, it downloaded to my downloads folder. Opened it, and it moved itself to the Applications folder and restarted. Then it asked my to select my ringtone and opened a Finder window. It did its thing, told me it was done, and that was that. If anything, it's too simple (it would be nice if it had a progress indicator, but as long as it does what it's supposed to, I'm happy).

This app is just what I was looking for, as I have ringtones which speak the name of the contact, and this app enables me to see those ringtones in the Contacts app so I could assign the various ringtones to their respective contacts.
Like (2)
Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Mac5
Mac5
03 February 2015
I think I'm reasonably tech savvy. I've had a Mac on my desktop since 1984, and been with Apple since OS 7.01.
Currently running the latest i7 27" iMac with a fusion and SSD drive with 32 GB of RAM on OS X 10.10.2
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Mac5
01 January 2015
A rather confusing type of download, with an even more confusing interface with no apparent assistance or help menu. I'm using Yosemite 10.10 on a new iMac and having some difficulty in understanding how to use this app even though its sitting in my application fold..
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Version 1.1
$2.99

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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