Wether hundreds of subscriptions or just a quick listen, get your podcasts with Podest. With its familiar user interface and full-text search, it’s easy to find a good show. Podest updates your queue efficiently in the background, without draining your battery. If you love podcasts and look for a simple way to enjoy them, without sign up or tracking, try this streamlined podcast player.
- Audio and video playback
- Powerful search
- Accessible from all your iOS devices
- Energy efficiency
- Landscape mode
AUDIO AND VIDEO PLAYBACK
Native audio and video playback of streaming and preloaded media.
Find podcasts and episodes with the combined iTunes and local full-text search. Import feeds by pasting their URLs into the search bar.
ACCESSIBLE FROM ALL YOUR iOS DEVICES
Queue and subscriptions are synchronized across all your iOS devices using iCloud. Resume playback where you left off.
Heavy lifting is offloaded to a shared backend, reducing network and compute time on your device. Podest updates all your favorite shows with a single network request.
Quickly access each episode with a clear master-detail interface in landscape mode.
Built around strong caching, offline capability is built-in, allowing you to browse wherever you are.
Subscribed shows are updated regularly in the background.
Fresh episodes are downloaded automatically. Details can be configured with Settings.
NOW PLAYING CONTROLS
Control playback with external accessories, Apple Watch, and Control Center.
EPISODE FOCUSED BROWSING
Conceptually focusing the user interface on the episode offers a relaxed browsing experience. Roomy lists give you a quick overview of your listening pallete.
Automatic updates only keep the latest episode of a podcast in your queue. This prevents cluttering over time. Episodes that have been added by you are not removed automatically. Also played episodes are kept in the queue, giving you a chance to relisten. Remove an episode to dismiss it or simply wait until it’s replaced by an update.
Podest is open source. Find the source code on GitHub:
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100% open source, bug fixes, and small improvements. This is a packed update, here’s the rundown:
Prevent rare crash during background downloading by correctly invalidating reachability probes.
Reduce IO by removing stale downloads at more appropriate times.
Better episode summary parsing, correcting spaces, skipping invalid URLs, etc.
Sometimes it was not possible to enqueue an episode. Removing iCloud sync timers resolved this issue. Cleaning this code path, notification observing has been replaced by delegation.
Flipping the device between portrait and landscape while playing video would sometimes impair navigation, this annoyance has been resolved.
Automatic selection when entering landscape with no episode selected now picks the episode currently in the player.
Transitioning animations from mini-player to player and vice versa have been improved.
For larger screens, images in suitable sizes are loaded. A thin gray frame has been added around images.
Typography has been improved by moving to larger font sizes.
Moving between portrait and landscape modes while searching is solid now.
And most importantly, Podest is fully open source now. All source code is on GitHub.
- Michael Nisi
- 12.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Michael Nisi
- In-App Purchases
- Love $6.99
- Sponsor $13.99
- Help $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.