Download, listen, watch and enjoy your favorite podcasts all from your device.
• Subscribe to your favorite podcasts in the app and manage them in the app
• Download episodes over WiFi or Cellular (on devices that have cellular).
• Support for Password Protected feeds
• Background Refresh
• Download in the background
• Download multiple episodes at once (up to 3 on WiFi and 2 on cellular).
• Sync subscriptions, episode playback positions and playlists between your devices with iCloud
• Universal App (iPhone/iPad)
• Search in all views to find that podcast or episode you are looking for
• Custom playlists with filtering options by podcast, episodes and more.
• Support for continuous playback (toggle it on now playing screen just below time elapsed).
• All device orientations supported with configurable option in the settings
• You can unsubscribe to podcasts and still have them on your device. Use that for those less than stellar podcasts!
• Full VoiceOver support
• Variable playback speed
• Playback speed remembered per podcast
• Support for podcasts with chapters and chapter images (MP3 and M4A)
• Use your headset controls including Bluetooth car controls (when paired) to play/pause, jump forward or back 30 seconds
• Sleep timer
• Beautifully rendered show notes
• Onscreen controls for jumping ahead 30 seconds, or jump back 30.
• Gesture Support on the now playing screen (when the podcast logo is showing) to aid in hands free use
• Double-tap to play/pause
• Swipe up to toggle playback speed
• Swipe left/right to rewind/fast-forward
• Home of the L gesture for the 2 minute Leo jump.
• See Settings and Gestures for more and for customizing rewind/fast-forward gestures
• Support for AirPlay, watch or listen to those podcasts on your big screen
• Support for external display of videos for devices that support an external display (get the Apple HDMI adapter)
• Watch or listen to your favorite podcasts with a familiar layout
• Customizable options like Auto-Play on connect to start playing the last playing podcast when you plug your headphones in (some restrictions, settings, playback, general).
FIND NEW PODCASTS QUICK
• Find your podcasts by title, keyword or by author
• Browse the top podcasts by category
• Manually add podcasts with a URL
• Support for Password Protected feeds
• Option to download a single episode
• Browse the web in the app to find podcasts to add. Browser will prompt if you tap a link that is podcast feed.
• Import Podcast subscriptions for episodes that are already in your device from iTunes
• Import your OPML file from iTunes or other iOS podcast app
• Import media by using iTunes File Sharing feature
• Add your existing audiobooks (non-password protected ones) using iTunes File Sharing feature
• Add previously downloaded podcasts from your computer using iTunes file sharing feature (see settings and import media for details).
• Completely customizable to meet your podcasts needs.
• Swipe across a podcast or episode to access additional options
• Podcast settings allow you to set the days the podcast typically comes out or the number of days between.
• Specify the number of episodes to download when new ones are available
• Share the podcast information via email with your friends
• Post to Twitter or Facebook from the now playing screen
Email: tap Help tab and tap Email Support
PLEASE NOTE: The app does NOT sync with iTunes. Like other podcast apps it is standalone app meant to subscribe and download on the device.
* If a feed doesn't work, then let me know so I can take a look at it
Requires iOS 12 or higher.
+Apple Watch local playback update for Watch OS 5 users. Local playback now plays better in the background. Support added for remote playback buttons via bluetooh headphones. Volume control accessible now by tapping the speaker icon on either the Phone playback or the Watch playback screen on the watch app
+Added system style swipe left/right actions for Episodes. Swipe right for Play/Pause and Share. Swipe left for Mark as Played, Delete options, Bookmarks & More options
+Added system style swipe left/right actions for Podcasts. Swipe right for Play/Pause and Share. Swipe left for Delete/Unsubscribe, Settings & More options
+Searching on the podcasts tab will now display episodes if you select to search episodes/show notes/bookmarks. Limited actions have been added to the episodes displayed in those search results for the moment. You can however use the drag feature to drag an episode (or multiple) to a playlist
+Media Toolbar added as an experimental feature. See settings tab, experimental, media toolbar to enable it. With the toolbar enabled when you tap an episode it will not display the now playing view, but instead show a toolbar pinned to the bottom with quick action buttons that show on all tabs. Tapping the episode again if playing will show the now playing view. Video podcasts will show now playing right away.
+New Playlist Bookmark keyword filter option. When filtering by keywords there will be an option when adding a keyword to add it as a bookmark keyword.
+VoiceOver actions added to the episodes and podcasts rows to make it quicker to scan throuh episode lists
More to come
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Ratings and Reviews
Simply the best....ever
First off I have to admit I bought this a long time ago by accident because I had no idea what I was doing. Back then I also had my sight and it still didn't help me see how perfect this app is when you use it properly. Now that my vision is gone this app helps me keep current with anything and everything I choose to and it is as far as I can tell perfectly built and suited to a person with vision problems. Voiceover works extremely well and it also has built in gestures that can be customized some as well. I've tried the app the Apple folks recommend for podcasts with voiceover and this app blows that one away by leaps and bounds. From the customized offsets to skip crummy intros/commercials and outro stuff to setting bookmarks or pausing on volume down. This app has it all. Love the ability to change the settings of gestures in the app and also being able to stream versus download is an absolute plus. There is truly so much for a person with OR without vision problems to be able almost completely customize and control the podcasts you subscribe to and even the ones you don't. My favorite app by far that I've ever downloaded. Please keep up the fantastic work.
Absolutely the Best Podcast Download Player
I'd owned this for years, with every update it keeps getting better. The best feature is the flexibility it has to subscribe to podcasts and choose whether to download (for off line playback) or stream (to save memory on videos.) Also, it allows the user to set the number of episodes to download and save. I love how it can keep and save the episodes state between devices. You can set global download settings and still able to create individual setting for specific podcasts. I sync and download every morning before going to work. Supports multiple lists with filters so I can play all downloaded podcasts or audio only, etc.
I listen quite often using the AirPod which I absolutely hate the user interface, it is a pain to control. I like the ability to control playback using the Apple Watch. This app supports the Apple Watch, it could use more improvements. It does not, as far as I can tell, the ability to control the volume or have the ability to skip the current podcast. I have to switch from this Watch app to now playing app to control the volume. Other than the Watch app, this app is great.
This is now my favorite app
I don't know Joeisanerd but this app of his is by far my most used app on my IOS devices. It quickly filled up my iPods memory space. When I up graded to the new iPhone 5, this app was the key one to help me decide on getting the 64GB version of the phone. iCatcher makes it so easy to find new podcasts and to create customize playlists. I've tried other pod catchers like Downcast, Stitcher, and other free ones but they all had some shortfalls like too much advertising, or functionality. iCatcher just plays my selections without those things getting in the way. Well worth the $2.99. Thanks for making this and keeping it up to date Joe. 5 stars.
- Joe Graf
- 40 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Joe Graf
- In-App Purchases
- Really Big Thank You Tip $4.99
- Big Thank You Tip $2.99
- Thank You Tip $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.