Sharetones for Android 2.0 Video
Sharetones for Android 2.0 Video Transcript
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>> Jessica Dolcourt: Sharetones is a clever app for buying or creating ringtones on your Android phone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET, looking at Sharetones 2.0 for Android. If you've never used it, Sharetones is a music app that can let you create ringtones out of songs you already have and without you ever having to go through the effort of creating the ringtone yourself. When you start it, Sharetones takes stock of the music on your Android phone. It then sends your tunes to its database and looks for ringtones that other users have created from the same song. The Sharetones server then sends the ringtone formula back to your phone, and the app can create an identical ringtone from your song and store it on the phone. So you're not actually downloading an mp3; you're downloading a formula, or a recipe, and using that to carve out a ringtone from your own song. You'll see the number of matching ringtones right below the song name and artist. You can tape it for an audio preview and save or rate the ringtone. Before this version, if another user didn't create the ringtone, you might've had to go to sharetones.com to create one yourself or use a ringtone creator like the free Ringdroid to make your own. Now Sharetones 2.0 has happily integrated Ringdroid so you can cut ringtones and share them with others using the service. The version of Ringdoid and Sharetones includes fade in and fade out: a feature that wasn't included in Ringdroid's standalone app when we shot this video. Sharetones will automatically upload the new ringtone you create to its database, but others may have to restart their app before finding the ringtone that you just made. In addition to rolling in Ringdroid, Sharetones now has a search feature and matches ringtones a lot faster. Ordinarily, saving someone else's formula will prompt you to commit to a subscription. It costs $1.50 for three ringtone recipes, $2.50 for unlimited use for a month, or $7.50 for unlimited use for a year. We love the inclusion of Ringdroid in Sharetones 2.0, and while the Sharetones concept skirts the messy issue of downloading ringtones without an mp3 download store as part of the app, it doesn't offer the most complete ringtone solution. But if all you want is ringtones to match your own song library, then Sharetones is a good app to try. You can download it from the Android market. I'm Jessica Dolcourt. This has been Sharetones for Android 2.0. ^M00:02:16 [ Music ]
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