Apr 25, 2011 9:00 AM –
Ring Commander. Take Control of Your Tones! Tired of out-of-control sound files on your phone? Ring Commander will help you take charge of all (non-DRM) sounds (including built-in system tones). Features: Hide unwanted ringtones, alarms, etc. Use same sounds as notifications and alarms. Outright delete unwanted sounds.
Pros & Cons:
- You can manage sounds across the entire system, no matter what app or folder they reside in
- You can set any sounds for any supported tasks such as alarms, ringtones and notifications in one place
- No way to see which sounds are assigned to which tasks
Ring Commander provides a place to see and manage all the sounds stored on your phone, no matter where they are stored, the phone’s hard drive or SD card. It lets you see everything by category, as well as delete, move, listen to and set everything from ring tones to notifications. It also allows you to see what music files, DRM and non-DRM you have on the phone and manage those as well.
After rooting my phone and trying out several different ROMS, I found I had managed to get several copies of the same standard Android sound files scattered in several different places on my SD card and phone internal memory. I went looking for an easy way to see, sort and clean up all those files, and found this app, which does exactly that.
No matter what kind of sound file it is, or where on your phone the file is located, the app will find and list them all. You can see all the files, or break them out by type, such as ringtones, alarms or notifications. From the interface, you can listen to the sounds, delete them or assign them to a specific task. The app also pulls in music files, allowing you to manage those and set them as system sounds as well, and it will show DRM and non-DRM files separately if you want. You can even select multiple files and batch edit them – good for deleting duplicate files, for example.
My one and only gripe would be that I would like to be able to see in the interface what sounds are assigned to which tasks. I’d like to be able to see, in the main list of sound files, if something is assigned as a ringtone, notification, alarm, etc. And if there is more than one, such as different alarms, to show which alarms they’re assigned to. It’s a minor issue, but it would take this app from really useful to a super-sound-managing app.
Ring Commander Alarms
Ring Commander Sound Types
Ring Commander Ringtones
Ring Commander System Sounds
If you’re like me, having duplicate files or having to search through multiple folders to find the right one drive you crazy. If that’s the case, this app is a total lifesaver.
Ease of Use:
Very easy. Just start the app and it will find all the sound files on the phone, categorize them, and let you get started organizing them.
If you change out your sounds frequently, you’ll use this app quite a bit. If not, you can “set it and forget it,” using it only when you need to make a change or update sounds.
Very easy to use. It doesn’t use graphics, but it has the basics, including the much-needed play/pause button for every sound. A long-press on a sound will bring up menu options for managing each file.