Custom Notification Sounds Released

Posted by Jason Ephraim on April 7, 2016

Introducing Customizable Notification Sounds for Mailbird

We are 3 weeks into our month-long hackathon and we’ve already put some heavy work into features like our upcoming contact sync. As a side project, a couple of our developers wanted to offer a quick improvement they felt many of our users would enjoy as we continue working on our large/major features coming down the line.

Mailbird is all about customization. Layout, color, font… And now, you can even customize how it sounds!

Starting today, all Mailbird users will find the ability to choose a new notification sound in the Mailbird options menu under the “General” tab.

In the menu, you will find a few options to choose from including the default “Chirp” notification sound.

Upload your own sound

At the bottom of the dropdown, you’ll see “Custom…”.

Selecting this will allow you to upload any mp3 or wav file that is less than 1 MB in size.

Where can you get the sounds? Anywhere. Cut them from your favorite songs, record your daughter’s first words. The possibilities are endless.

If you need some help finding a few good sounds, we’ve collected some great sites that allow you to download a bunch of good options.

https://www.freesound.org/

http://soundbible.com/tags-alert.html

https://soundcloud.com/nokia-design-team/sets

https://appraw.com/ringtones/notification-sound

http://gallery.mobile9.com/c/notifications/1/

https://www.audioblocks.com/stock-audio/notification-music-box-stingers-short.html

http://www.wavsource.com/

Don’t see the custom notification sounds option?

You may need to update to the latest version of Mailbird. Visit the options menu, click on about, and select check for updates.

If you are still having trouble finding the options, our support team is always here to help out.

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Need help creating or uploading your custom sound?

Trying to create a custom sound from a video? Want to convert a YouTube video clip to an audio file? Leave a comment below on what you are trying to convert and our staff and readers can help you find the easiest way to get your custom sound into Mailbird.


Jason Ephraim

Former Vice President of Growth at Mailbird

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