Description

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works:

1) Newly published episodes land in the INBOX. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest.

2) The QUEUE is a central playlist where you organize your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded.

3) Press Play. Castro plays your queue in order from top to bottom. Reorder or archive queued episodes anytime.

4) In the ARCHIVE you can find the back catalogue of all shows you subscribe to, browse your listening history, and easily access your starred episodes

We call this “Triage”. Triage lets you expand your listening habits without getting overwhelmed. With Castro, subscribing to a podcast doesn’t mean making a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a narrow few shows and miss out on the rest.

SHARING AND DISCOVERING NEW PODCASTS
Castro provides the top charts by genre so you can browse popular shows easily. Tap search to easily find shows you know or hear about.

Personal recommendations from friends are another great way to find new shows. Castro users can easily share direct links to episodes and podcasts. Tapping a Castro link will open the episode in the app, where you can queue it right away. If your friends don't have Castro yet, a beautiful web interface lets them play the episode from a browser.

The Castro iMessage App makes sharing even easier.
- Easily share recently played episodes with your friends and family
- When you receive a recommendation from someone else add it to your queue without leaving the Messages app

Castro maintains a chronological list of your played episodes in History. This makes it easy to find these episodes for sharing later.

If you hear an episode you love, you can star it. Your starred list becomes your personal podcast hall of fame, allowing you to easily share your favourite episodes next time someone asks you for a recommendation.

RICH NOTIFICATIONS
Castro’s notifications look great, and include a short summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. From the notification you can play, queue or archive the episode directly, without opening the app.

ENHANCED AUDIO
Enhanced Audio improves the listening experience for many podcasts and makes it easier to hear in loud environments. Under the hood, Enhanced Audio applies a dynamic compressor and a peak limiter to increase volume just where it’s needed.

CARPLAY
CarPlay is better with Castro. You’ve already queued the episodes you’re interested in, so it’s one tap to start playing. Castro’s powerful queue and inbox system means that you don’t need to dig through collections of playlists to find the episode you’re looking for.

WIDGET & QUICK ACTIONS
Castro’s Widget reveals the next 4-12 episodes in your queue at a glance. Tap the podcast artwork to open Castro and start playing that episode.

Quick Actions also allow 3D Touch users to start a sleep timer, search for a podcast using the clipboard, and jump straight to the inbox or the queue, by force pressing on the app icon.

AND MORE
- Drag and drop support on iOS 11 to help you triage and reorder your queue.
- Castro sports an elegant dark mode and well-thought out sleep timer, offering the best in night time podcast listening.
- Our "Tentacles" backend server constantly scans for new episodes across every podcast, so your phone doesn’t have to, saving battery life and data usage.
- Download and Storage management: Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, so you can focus on deciding what you want to hear and let Castro manage the details.
- Fine scrubbing: drag the playhead to scan quickly, or drag the waveform for precision scrubbing.
- Beautifully rendered full screen show notes allow you to follow up and explore links of episodes that provide these details.
- Rotation support, and big playback controls on the player for easy use while driving.

What's New

Version 2.6.2

* Fixes an issue where queue cells could show invalid time remaining at the end of an episode.
* Fixes an issue where Castro’s play position could skip back when resuming playback after pausing.
* Castro no longer loses play position if audio is interrupted by audio played in a different app.
* Fixes an issue where Castro could fail to play audio when resumed through control centre.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

607 Ratings

607 Ratings

Editors' Notes

The only issue we have with podcasts today? Keeping track of all of the good stuff. Castro acts as our podcast personal assistant. Once we’d rifled through the app’s vast (and we mean vast) offering, Castro helped us prioritize and organize what we wanted to hear—and clear our in-tray by deleting them once we’d listened.

Schlankes Interface, tut was es soll

alxeyr

Nachdem Apple mit iOS 11 die hauseigene Podcast-App (mal wieder) komplett umgekrempelt hat, komme ich mit dieser ums Verrecken nicht mehr klar.
Also etliche kostenlose Alternativen ausprobiert, keine davon war wirklich gut. Schlussendlich hab ich dann doch in den sauren Apfel gebissen, und was soll ich sagen: Ich bin begeistert. Das Konzept von Castro, alles um die Queue herum zu bauen, ist absolut genial (ich höre selten eine Episode zweimal, daher kann auch gerne der Download gelöscht werden), und selbst wenn, könnte ich sie einfach über das Archiv aufrufen.
Ich bin jedenfalls sehr zufrieden, Castro ist die 4,49€ in jedem Fall wert.

Intuitiv zu bedienen

Joghi

Die App bietet für mich alles was ich brauche um Podcasts zu hören. Einfache Bedienung, die auf den ersten Blick verständlich ist.
Die Podcast App von Apple kann da nicht mithalten!

Information

Seller
Supertop Software
Size
45.2 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
© Supertop 2016
Price
5,49 €

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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