There is an app for pretty much everything at this point. It's like rule 34 for smartphones, and that's where Type Your Ringtone comes in. You just enter some text, and the app turns it into a ringtone. What, this isn't what you've always wanted?

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The app includes a variety of voices, including US English, French, UK English, and more. You can also fill the text with English words and pick another language for a different accent. Actually, you should do this – it's amusing. Want to see how it works? If you insist.

Type Your Ringtone saves the clips and lets you set them as ringtones or notifications within the app. The free app has ads and no options beyond the voice selection. The paid app costs $1.00 and includes settings for the voice pitch and speed. There are also no ads or limits on the number of ringtones you can store.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • tehboogieman

    I probably shouldn't post this, but I'm pretty sure this can be done with tasker

    • anzensepp1987

      Many things can be done with Tasker. But unfortunately there are too many users that aren't able or just don't want to be able to handle Tasker.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

        I'm one of those users. I'd rather spend all that time trying out different wallpapers (and banana ringtones).

      • SetiroN

        Yeah well, with all the time that I've spent on Tasker, I could have learned another language. I'm happy to use it but I don't pretend that other people should.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I damn near lost it at the French banana phone.

  • Patrick Thompson

    Are the only options other languages? It'd be cool if there were options like HAL 9000 or some random Android voice (robot, not phone)

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I hereby request similar demos but using the parts of The Fox song: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ylvis/thefox.html.

    Post your YouTube videos below.

  • Weress1057

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  • Matt Plachecki

    Damn! I saw the app icon and thought the new Taco Bell app was being released!

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    Hmmm.... I think I will stick with Tasker and "misc > say to file"

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    Holy amazeballs, this is awesomesauce right here.

  • Garrett Bridges

    Gosh dang it, give me a Jarvis talker for my phone!!! The English (UK) was a woman. :(

  • rickneworleansla

    I've had my notifications set up to say new email, new work email, new message, etc. for some time now. I had to search the internet for the free text to mp3 converts then manually set them as the custom notifications. Hopefully this app will save me some time.

  • FatFredJones

    Call Announcer does this and it will read out unknown numbers. You can have a completely different announcement for known callers.

  • MeCampbell30

    English (United Kingdom): "U wot m8!?"

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twoclaw.typeyourringtonepro Travis W

    Hey everyone! Just a heads up on the Type Your Ringtone app, it has officially changed it's name to "Talking Ringtone Maker". http://twoclaw.com/announcing-the-new-app-name-talking-ringtone-maker/

  • Robert1003

    Installed the free version and made 10 txt ring tones &

    After 10 it told me I could make no more unless I bought
    the paid version so I did.

    It installed along side the free version, I
    uninstalled the free version and it removed all 10 ring tones I spent
    all that time making.

    I think I'll uninstall this paid version to see
    what it does with the txt based ring tones/notifications I just made.

    Unfortunately they are all gone now after uninstalling this app. I
    re-installed it and made 3 more then moved them to my memory card in a
    directory called ring tones.

    I uninstalled this app one more time to see
    if the txt based ring tones would stay in my memory card or be
    uninstalled like last time. They did stay put this time and did not get

    Conclusion, make your txt to speech ring tones or notification
    and then export them to your memory card before you set them as a ring
    tone or notification. This way if this app ever goes south, all of your
    txt based ring tones & notifications will stay on your phone and
    still be usable for as long as you want.