By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
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Download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.
"Downcast Is the Best Podcast Downloader and Player for iPhone" - Lifehacker
"Downcast: Probably The Best Podcast Downloader for iPad and iPhone" - Wired Gadget Lab
+ Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
+ Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
+ Download podcasts automatically (including resuming downloads)
+ Continue podcast downloads in background (per iOS restrictions)
+ Browse and download older podcast episodes
+ Auto-update podcast feeds based on schedule or location
+ Settings for auto-download and episode retention (globally and per-podcast)
+ Import and export podcast feeds via OMPL
+ Import supported audio/video media files
+ Support for password-protected feeds
+ Create and edit "smart" playlists
+ View podcast details and episode show notes
+ Rename podcasts with long or unwieldy names
+ Sync podcast subscriptions, playlists, settings and episode information with other iOS devices via iCloud
+ Video and audio AirPlay support
+ Play audio in the background (for supported devices)
+ .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x and 3x speed playback*
+ Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
+ Stream episodes without downloading
+ Control audio with Bluetooth or other headphone remote controls
+ View embedded images in podcast episodes
+ Gesture support
+ Sleep timer
+ Google Cast™ Ready
If you encounter a bug or have a feature request please send an email to email@example.com or contact us on Twitter @DowncastApp. Thanks!
* See the following Help article for an explanation of play speeds: http://support.downcastapp.com/customer/portal/articles/476114-playback-speeds
What's New in Version 2.8.15
- Added support for Google Cast™
- Added options for sorting episodes by file size and playback time remaining
- Added episode disk usage to the podcast details view
- Updated playback speeds (details at http://support.downcastapp.com)
- Dropped support for iOS 5
- Additional bug fixes and improvements
Once you get past 10 or 15 podcasts, trying to manage them in Apple's Podcasts app gets unwieldy, then frustrating, and finally pointless. That's where Downcast comes in. So far I haven't found something I wanted to do that I couldn't accomplish with this app.
Here's an example: I set up a smart list that contains all of the episodes that have been played. One tap to select them all, one tap to delete, and now I've cleared up a few hundred MBs. That's something that would have taken minutes and over a hundred taps and swipes in Podcasts.
Another feature I just discovered is that you can directly download files, for those shows that might not have a feed.
If you're frustrated with Podcasts, buy this app, spend some time with it, and you'll be able fix all the problems you've found with Podcasts.
Best $2 I ever spent
Apples piece of crap podcast app is a joke so I went searching for a new one. I was hesitant about paying for one, but this had good reviews and I went for it. It has tons of settings so you can customize basically anything you want. I have more than 10gb of podcasts on it. Constant updates as well, adding features, tweaking stuff and removing the few bugs it has. Could not recommend it more.
Best podcast app by far
Absolutely fantastic user experience. No need to look further than Downcast if you love your podcasts. Syncs episodes and progress well between iPhone and iPad, supports password protected podcasts brilliantly, and now supports Chromecast! Can't sing Downcast's praises highly enough - a lot of thought and work has gone into this.
- Category: News
- Updated: Mar 08, 2014
- Version: 2.8.15
- Size: 17.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
- © 2014 Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.