Professional Tones with Minimal Ringtones

Price: Free, IAP
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Minimal Ringtones: Written iPhone App Review

 

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Have you ever wanted a unique set of ringtones to choose from for your iPhone, rather than the bland ones included with most iOS devices? With Apple’s frustrating lack of easy downloadable ringtone support, many users crave a better set of ringtones. One app helping provide and answer to this is Minimal Ringtones from New Zealand developer Hum Interactive. This newly released app, available for free through iTunes, offers five free ringtones with an additional 45 avilable via in-app purchase (IAP).

Features:

Users need to simply load up Minimal Ringtones, browse through the array of tones offered, and hit download when they are ready for one! The app includes instructions on how to load them through email to a user’s iPhone, a very helpful feature. Now, it’s important to realize that the Free app of Minimal Ringtones, downloaded from iTunes, only includes 5 free tones. The rest require an in-app purchase, with a one-time charge of $3.99 unlocking all tones. This may be a downer to some people hoping for the advertised 50 total tones, for free. However, I expect some will be impressed by the high quality, professional audio of these minimalist ringtones and readily pay the in-app purchase price. The tones are quite well-done and aptly-named, with titles like Excuse Me, Clear Sky,  and No Drama, to name a few. I was quite impressed with how clear and high-quality the tones of Minimal Ringtones sounded! Don’t expect the latest Lil Wayne or Green Day beat to be found in Minimal Ringtones-rather, these tones are truly minimalist in nature and not from current radio songs (a good thing!).

Appearance and Layout:

Minimal Ringtoness iPhone App Review

“Make your iPhone sound as stylish as it looks.” These words advertise Minimal Ringtones and they do a fairly good job of describing the overall feel to this app. With slick, professional graphics and an interface in line with the app’s minimalist theme, Minimal Ringtones feels like a hit. Furthermore, the excellent in-app description of how to load the ringtones through the iOS device is quite helpful. Finally, the developers behind Minimal Ringtones appear to have a fairly solid website, with ongoing contests (win all 50 ringtones for free!) to useful online support and app coverage.

Value:

While Apple has not made obtaining new sets of custom ringtones easy, interested users don’t have to look far to find out how to get them. For users wanting a simple app that offers unique, minimalist ringtones, the aptly-namedMinimal Ringtones app should meet their needs. The five free ringtones are a nice touch, but users may find themselves wishing to try out more before dropping the $3.99 IAP to unlock the rest of the tones. Still, it’s a fairly slick app with great sounds and helps make the process of ringtone loading quite simple. Consider checking out Minimal Ringtones today for easy access to unique ringtones on the iOS!


Minimal Ringtones iPhone app requires iOS 5.0or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:

 

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