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Nimbuzz App For Android [Review]

What happens when you have already encountered something great and now you are interacting with something good? You are bound to be dissatisfied by the good, because your expectations are of “great” level.

Same happened with me while using Nimbuzz. Before i get cruel for the app, allow me to discuss key features of Nimbuzz.

The greatest strength of Nimbuzz app lies in its availability throughout the multiple platforms, be it mobile or computers. It is more likely that if you are an user of pervious generation smartphones (Nokia Symbiam) you must have used this app. Apart from offering services through out the all popular mobile platforms, Nimbuzz offers its services to computer and Mac too. If this is not enough, you can continue Webchats through your internet browsers irrespective of the operating system.

If you are looking for some cheap (pun intended) VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocols) options to consider, i believe there should not be cheaper option than Nimbuzz. To call from India to USA (Florida) you will be charged just 0.0080 USD per minute which sums up to as less as 43 Paise per minute. And more, Nimbuzz claims of providing HD Voice Calls.

Nimbuzz App

Another interesting feature is its ChatRooms. But conditions apply. Your experience might not be soothing because of some unsocial elements found there. If you join some chatroom, talk to unknown acquaintances at your own risks.

Nimbuzz bot is really fun to talk with. Its witty sense of humour will impress you. On a very useful note, the Nimbuzz bot can be used for many purposes. There are twitter bots, astrology bots, cricket bot and the default Jimmy Testbot. I believe for getting the latest cricket scores of your favourite team, Cricket bot will come handy here.

Nimbuzz Bot
Nimbuzz Bot

Undoubtedly, the app will lack behind when compared to its rivalries like WhatsApp, Skype, or Viber. But few features will score over all these are – Skype is little costlier in terms of VOIP and you cannot WhatsApp on your computer.

All in all Nimbuzz is not among the league of must have apps especially on the Android Platform, but if you are looking for an option wherein you can chat seamlessly between your phone and computer, and enjoy cheap VOIP, you should give Nimbuzz a try.

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Android Tips

Song or Music As Ringtone in Android Phone

The degree of personalisation, sometimes is dilutely measured with the extent to which you can customise themes on your device, or set different backgrounds or sometimes set ringtones of your favourite bands/singers. On Android phones you might struggle to do so. Especially on the older versions like Android 2.3 and below. However there are bunch of apps who overcome this personalisation barrier pretty easily.

An open source ringtone editor called “Ringdroid” can come handy here. With this app you can create your own ringtone from any sound file which can be later used in alarm or any type of notifications.

Once downloaded, open the app and it will list the entire music files from your SD card. Now you need to edit the file which you want to set as your ringtone in your android phone. Don’t get intrigued by the waveforms you see there. Tap anywhere on the waveform to start playing at that position. And then choose a time as an end point.

Ringdroid For android

It will save exactly the same length of music for you to use as ringtone. Tap the “Save” button and you will be asked either to make that saved (edited)ringtone as default (that will be played when any call is received at your phone) or assign it to specific contact.

Ringdroid For android

Sometimes later when you want to view those earlier edited (saved) ringtones will appear in the same list where your entire music collection appeared when you opened the “Ringdroid”. But with the artist name as “Ringdroid”.¬†Ringdroid can be used to edit MP3, WAV, AAC, and AMR audio files. Its is suggested that “Ringdroid” should be used on phones which have Android 3.0 and above.

Bonus Tip For Samsung Galaxy Phones:

If you are a Samsung Galaxy owner you need not to have any app installed in order to change the ringtone. Simply go to settings then choose sound and then Ringtone. In device ringtone option you will see a list of default ringtones. Where in you can also ADD new MP3 files in that list.

Choose Ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Phones