Podcaster (iTunes App)
OS Environment: Apple iPhone / Apple iPod Touch / Apple iPad
Manufacturer: Alex Sokirynsky
“Over the Air” podcast manager. Subscript, download and play audio & video podcasts without having to sync with a computer.
Here’s the app that I use to download podcasts to my iphone/ipod/ipad. You can keep track of all your subscriptions, unlike in the iTunes app on the phone. It can download an over 10-meg podcast over the 3g phone network, if you wanted to. It can use the Apple ‘push’ technology to notify you when a new episode is up; but if you want to keep an eye on over 10 different podcasts, it costs extra. You can download ‘in the background’ and switch to other apps, although there’s a 10 minute limit (set by Apple?). Often, I hit refresh on the ‘Favorites’ screen, hit start in the ‘Downloads’ screen, and then go to the ‘Unplayed Downloads’ playlist to play them. Here’s a link to an opml file backup of the 10 podcasts I normally listen to (they’re all somewhat sff related). You can copy & import this url in the Podcaster app ‘Directory’ screen, and edit out the ones you don’t want. (The io9 one is Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, and tDP/C2C is Dragon Page, Cover to Cover) http://www.sffaudio.com/images11/PodcasterFeeds.opml
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