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Castro — Podcast App

By Supertop

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Castro is a revolutionary podcast client that's smart, focused, and exclusive to iOS.

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“New podcast listening app for iPhone, with an elegant, simple interface. I don’t recall ever seeing a playback/scrubbing interface quite like Castro’s, and it’s really good.”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball

“Personally speaking, I've found my new podcast app of choice.”
— Richard Devine, iMore

The Financial Times crowned Castro the "Best Designed App for Listening to Serial".

“This app is great. It’s a new entrant into the iOS podcasting space, but it shouldn’t be seen that way. It’s a very functional app in a visually impressive package.”
— Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac

“Castro's a fantastic podcast app”
— Lifehacker

“Podcast clients continue to be a modern UI design playground for an evolving medium, and Castro 1.1 is a solid exponent in this field.”
— Federico Viticci, Mac Stories

“Nice app.”
— Jim Dalrymple

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* Gesture-based interface that puts content front and center.
* Episodes timeline makes it easy to find the latest episodes of all your podcasts.
* Continuous play option to automatically play the next episode.
* Voice-optimized playback speed algorithm makes podcasts sound incredibly good when played at fast or slow speeds. No other podcast app sounds this good.
* Full screen themes make podcasts look as good as they sound.
* Innovative player controls, optimized for podcast listening.
* Takes advantage of iOS's background features to keep your podcasts fully updated, even when you're not in the app.
* Automatically downloads new episodes as they are published.
* Instant, clear, notifications when new episodes come out.
* Turn on News Mode to keep only the most recent episode of frequently updated podcasts.
* Exceptionally fast search.
* Simple, well thought out settings.
* Easy to manage cellular data usage.
* Sleep timer for listening in bed. Still awake when the episode pauses? Just tap play again on the lock screen or headphone remote to extend the sleep timer.
* Intelligent storage management — you set the size limit and Castro will delete old episodes as necessary to keep within it.
* Supports streaming and offline playback.
* Ability to play episodes without subscribing to the podcast.
* We keep Castro updated regularly, fixing any bugs you report and adding new features.

What's New in Version 1.2.5

- Improvements to search.
- Fixes a crash that happened for iPhone 4 and 4s users running iOS 7.1 when swiping down on an episode to return to the podcast.

If you enjoy Castro, please leave a nice review on the store.

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Customer Reviews

Very nice!!!

Very happy with my purchase of Castro. The UI is beautiful and the use of swiping to navigate throughout the app is smooth and enjoyable. I especially like the fact that I can set either global or individual settings for auto or manually downloading podcast episodes. This is something I hated when I tried Overcast. Overcast would automatically download every new episode with no options to do it manually. This is very annoying when you have podcast subscriptions where you don't necessarily want to listen to every new episode. With Castro, I can pick and choose how this goes.

A couple things I'd like to see:

1) Ability to save settings/subscriptions just in case you need to delete and reinstall the app.

2) Notification badges.

3) Better search and suggestions. The search is quick, but could use an easier way for new podcast discovery.

Better than Network and Instacast

Just switched to this after years with Instacast and after trying Network. This one is the best. Very simple with all the functionality I need. It could use the ability to long press on an episode to play it. That's about my only request.

And the developer is a classy dude.

Great podcasting app

Great app, awesome UI. All the features you'd want without extra stuff that slows you down or ruins your experience. Been using it since it first came out and the steadily make it better and better!

Castro — Podcast App
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  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Size: 4.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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