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podcatchers and podcasting managers for your listening pleasureThe following is a list of podcasts manager or podcatchers these are programs designed to find and subscribe to podcasts. They also automatically download each new podcast episode as they become available.

Podcatchers for Computer


  • iTunes – This is still the top method for listening to podcasts on a computer. It is a good way to manager your podcasts and to listen to them
  • Miro: An integrated video player with podcatcher capabilities (cross-platform for: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) (Download) (Review)
  • Juice: A cross-platform podcatcher for: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) (Download) (Review)
  • Firenze: open-source, cross-platform, command line podcast client (written in java) highly configurable with support for conversion, conditional download and mp3 tags. (Review)
  • Fluctu8: An online audio and video podcast aggregator featuring hundreds of thousands of podcasts. Includes integrated web player and easy integration with external podcasting and RSS software such as iTunes.
  • Podfy: A cloud based podcast player that works in all platforms and devices. (Seems to of gone dark)
  • HermesPod: The Tiny but Mighty desktop Podcatcher (Review)
  • ShortOrange – Brand new use to be a directory but they are changing directions This group is not growing in their directory. They have updated the site and added a fresh new layout. Mobile friendly with a responsive design so you will be able to keep you podcast enjoyment going no mater if you are in front of the computer or riding in city traffic. Also if you are a user of their service and let them know your show will be featured. Now there is some help and discoverability for the podcaster. (Review)
  • Uhura – Is a web-based Podcatcher  where you sign in and you can stream your shows to your desktop or your mobile device. (Review)
  • Ziepod – manage audio-based content published thru podcasts with this easy to use toolkit.

Podcatchers for iPhone


  • Podcasts – Possibly the best app for iOS based devices. if you have iOS 6 it is already on your phone or iPod It allows for syncing the show you are listening to across multiple devices. So if you are listening on your desktop and you get in the can you will be able to pick up where you left off on your iPhone and when you get back home you can finish it on your iPad. Created by Apple. It links to the largest podcast directory on the net. The iTunes podcast directory
  • Pocket Casts – ShiftyJelly – $1.99 – This is best across platform podcatcher I have used. It is not free though it is worth the couple of dollars it costs the layout is beautiful
  • iTunes – if you have an older iOS device you may not have iOS6 so you can use the iTunes store and look for podcasts
  • Downcast$1.99 This is likely the most popular app for iOS based devices. Feature rich with  the ability to sync and
  • Flapcast
  • Instacast
  • Megaboga Casts –
  • Podcaster –
  • Podcatcher –
  • PodCruncher –
  • RSSRadio –
  • Podcatchr –
  • Overcast
  • ShortOrange
  • iCatcher! Podcast$2.99

Podcatchers for Android


  • PODFY – Cloud Podcast Player – Podfy is a cloud player that synchronizes your playlists and played items across all devices (phones, tables or PCs) (PODFY – Cloud Podcast Player on Google Play ($2.95)).
  • Cast++ – A powerful and easy-to-use podcast player for Android. Instantly update the feeds of your podcast subscriptions by their cloud. (Review)
  • AntennaPod – A free, open-source podcast manager for Android, licensed under the MIT License. (Review)
  • BeyondPod – A podcast Manager and RSS Feed Reader for Android Phones. Syncs with Google Reader and uses a built in media player. This is the free lite version. (Review)
  • DoggCatcher ($2.99) (Free) – Android podcatcher – supports audio/video/news, auto-download, streaming, integrated audio player, playlists. (Review)
  • Pocket Casts ($3.99)- Versatile podcatcher for Android with support of audio and video episodes with downloading or streaming, and auto-download in the background. (Review)
  • Podkicker – A podcast player/downloader/manager for Android. Supports audio. (Review)
  • MyPOD – A podcast manager & player, supports audio/video, auto-download (wifi and power controllable), podcast management on the desktop via a browser interface.
  • SwallowCatcher – A free, open-source podcast manager released under GNU Affero General Public License.
  • Podcast Addict – A free podcast manager for Android that supports auto-download, streaming, playlist, resume.
  • Podstars – A free podcatcher for Android. Basic playback features. OPML support
  • Onecast – Free podcast manager and player
  • iNetRadio – Free music and podcast player
  • Podcatcher Deluxe – A full-featured audio and video podcast client designed to manage your podcast content whilst on the go
  • Podcast Addict – With Podcast Addict, your audio & video Podcasts as well as your YouTube channels and RSS News feeds from your Android device. (Review)
  • Podcast Republic
  • DoublePod
  • Podcast HD
  • Smart Podcast
  • OneCast
  • Podfy –
  • PodStore
  • ACast – Podcast player and news reader – Abandoned app hasn’t been updated since 2011. (Review)
  • acast – Acast is a game-changer for audio on demand. It enhances podcasts with “bling” – fresh, exciting content that upgrades the listening experience and makes good stories great. (Review)

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