Best one I have found
I have used Podcaster for years happily. Recently I upgraded to the most recent version, and performance has fallen off a cliff. The app constantly freezes. That upgrade was the worst decision I’ve ever made. It looks as if the app’s crashing problem may have been resolved, but I wish I could go back to the old version: a crashed app can be restarted in a couple of seconds, but a frozen app is useless.
Never crashes. Always faithful. Podcast go-to app without exception. Thanks to the folks who make it run. So grateful!
It's a little confusing to create a playlist. And I'd like a way to automatically add all the episodes of a podcast to a playlist. Butt there's so much right. Especially the Smart playlists that I'll accept it with 5 stars.
I really love this app. I've tried a few podcast apps but this is the one that has stuck. I like that I can order the podcasts however I like. I also really like that there's a delete all downloaded media button so I don't have to delete episodes one by one after I listen to them.
I was looking for a podcast app to binge listen to one podcast. I was able to have the app play in sequence all episodes from 2014 on. It automatically starts playing the next podcast in the sequence. I was also looking for an app that worked well with the music widget, as I get in and out of the car, pause to talk with coworkers, etc. Desired features: dedicated widget for iOS, resume playback after phonecall.
Podcast is the best of the best!!
I’ve been using PodCruncher for years. It has been reliable and stable.
When the user marks an episode aav”Played” or “Unplayed”, it would be great if the change updates the source of truth, which is the iTunes store. I have multiple devices, and is SUPER annoying that I have to do the maintainence multiple times for the same set of episodes
Since all other podcast apps became too flashy and complicated, this is the best app if you just want a simple way to keep track of your podcasts. A+!
Seriously, how could Apple make such a BAD podcast app? Not even 1 star for the Apple app. This one is great.
I luv the way this app keeps all my podcasts organized and not just an incomprehensible jumble of subscriptions. It tells me how many episodes of each I have yet to listen to, gives me a list of new episodes that I've not listened to and so much more. I really really love this app!
This is the best app I have found for podcasts. It is stable, intuitive, and a joy to use!
Best podcast app
PC is a is a podcast downloader and player. So far, PC accepted all free and paid podcast subscriptions attempted. Personal configuration of PC makes it work for you instead of iAgainst you. It downloads podcasts, it plays podcasts, it deletes or keeps podcasts depending upon your configuration. Highly recommend!
Way easier to use than the Apple podcast app. The interface may not be flashy, but it gets the job done. From a daily podcast listener.
I like that it’s easy to use, straightforward, and fast. My only complaint is I wish the default when deleting downloaded episodes was to delete the media file off of the device, instead of deleting the episode. When I go back to the podcast episode it is gone. There is a way to delete just the media file, but it is not the default for swiping episodes or for selecting multiple episodes to delete. More than once I’ve had to unsubscribe and resubscribe to the entire podcast to access an episode I wanted to hear again.
I like it.
Everything you need for free and no ads what else can you ask for? Download and/or stream all the podcast you want
I listen to 4-6 hours of podcasts a day and it doesn’t let me down. The only real issue I’ve had is that for a few podcasts it will just say “loading error” and I can’t play them when I select them. Overall it’s pretty good and I don’t regret switching from Apple’s garbage player.
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Got this app because I like the interface more than the Apple one. However, if you have this or get this, make sure you have your filter set on “Show all”. If you have it set to show downloaded only, you find you’re missing a lot of podcasts it just chose not to download.
This app is so much better than the base option provided by Apple. It gives you practical choices that make sense.
Just easy to use. Great app
I switched to this player because my previous one seemed to think that a couple of my podcasts had stopped getting new episodes (they hadn’t) and that a few more of them had errors that made over half the episodes fail to download. So far I’ve not seen either of these problems with this app, and that’s enough to make me switch. I do have some things that keep me from giving it four or five stars, though: • When I start listening to a smart playlist, all episodes in that playlist get added to Up Next, and it starts playing them from there. If new episodes get downloaded and appear in that smart playlist, I want them to be automatically added to Up Next. Instead, I either have to manually add each episode to Up Next, or start it over from scratch and reorder the episodes. • If you choose an episode in the middle of a smart playlist the entire playlist is added in order to Up Next, but playback starts at the chosen episode. I need the option to make Up Next jump to the first episode in its list when the current one has finished playing. Of course, this doesn’t make sense unless you also give me the option to automatically remove played episodes from Up Next (my preferred option), or the option to skip episodes in Up Next that have been played. • My main smart playlist includes a news podcast that updates hourly. The podcast itself is set to keep only the most recent unplayed episode. However, if an episode is currently in Up Next and a new one downloads, the old one remains in Up Next and will actually play when its turn comes up instead of being removed or replaced by the new one. Note that if I have started or am currently listening to an episode that would otherwise be deleted I want to be able to finish listening to it instead of having it disappear immediately. • In smart playlists, I’d like episodes that are in the download queue to be displayed and to go to Up Next when the smart playlist is started. • I desperately want priority ranking for podcasts, and for both smart playlists and Up Next to honor it. That way I can set specific podcasts to always play first (or last) when I start a smart playlist, instead of having to manually sort Up Next every time. My previous podcast player only supported two levels of priority, which is too few; the one before that had ten, which was overkill. I’d recommend splitting the difference and having five levels.
This is *by far* my favorite podcast app with all the features I really like. For example, one pull down from the main page refreshes all my subscriptions. And being able to continuously stream all episodes of a video podcast with no intervention (or cleanup of downloads). Absolutely love it. I’ve been trying many different podcast apps recently just to keep current on their updates and what’s out there... so frustrating, always love coming home to PodCruncher! Now with this version of the app it gets even snappier, the fonts look better, and landscape video works in iOS 11! Keep up the great work folks! iPhone X update: the only problem with this app is that the “swipe up bar” at the bottom of videos never go away! This is just annoying. And I’ve asked nicely to have this fixes a few times and the app has been updated multiple times and this issue remains. Dropping my rating to 4 stars.
Gave it up after a month trying to get this app to download daily subscribed podcasts. And yes restarting the app and re subscribing didn't solve the problem. Had zero downloading issues for same subscribed podcasts with Apple's podcasts app.
It had been a great podcast app until the latest update, (April 2, 2018). It has lost all of the older podcasts, going back about 4 months (loading errors). -Adam Carolla -Stuff you should know -Tech Stuff -Dr Drew I tried another app with the same podcasts and it plays the same apps without any problems. Hope this feedback helps.
I would like it if the sleep feature could be set to turn off playback at the end of the current episode
This app gives you everything you loved about the old Apple app and more!
Much better than the native app
To my knowledge, I have never written an App Store review before this one. That’s how much I love this app, I felt compelled to spread the gospel. I searched and searched for a new podcast app after the Apple app became useless. With some, I couldn’t get all the podcasts I listen to. With others, I couldn’t manually arrange the list of podcasts I listen to. (That’s a critical feature for me because I don’t use playlists, I go through a daily rotation.) Podcruncher is perfect. It has all the podcasts I listen to. I can move my podcasts around the way I want. It’s super easy to use. It just plain works. I have zero complaints. Seriously, thank you to the people who created this wonderful app.
Works well, I think it is swell.
Decent program but some basic features missing such as being able to search on keyword within a Target podcast. Some podcasts have 200 or even 400 episodes so it’s frustrating to try to find a particular episode by keyword.
Might go to podcast app.
I absolutely love it, the UI is much more intuitive.
“Problem saving after updating podcast stats on refresh <null> / <updating podcast stats on refresh>” Happens all the time. Sort podcasts additions are nice but I still wish we could make folders so we can separate shows based on our own categories/labels not just playlists.
Latest update fixed all my pet peeves. Nice app.
Usage: Daily Pros: Gits 'er done just fine. Cons: Not enough landscape viewing. Reqs: landscape, "dark" scheme available throughout app.
I literally use this app everyday - walking my dog, listening in the subway, working out, and sending notes/podcast episodes to friends. I bought PodCruncher at least five years ago and it’s been my first choice for podcasts ever since. I vastly prefer this to Overcast, Podcasts, and other apps. The best features let you create playlists of specific episodes (I have ones labeled “next road trip,” “great interviews,” “LOL,” etc.) instead of just smart playlists, custom settings per podcast, multiple sharing options, notes for each podcast are easy find and view. My only wishes for the app: better search/browsing interfaces and some way to listen to single episodes without subscribing. My other wishlist item is a PodCruncher app optimized for iPad; currently the app’s graphics are too small for the iPad screen. At this point, the positives vastly outweigh the negatives, I’m loyal to PodCruncher, and I would gladly pay for another version for iPad. Thanks to the company for creating a great app and staying current with updates!
Everything is good except no dark theme
I like the app immensely!
Overall good app but if something goes wrong no one will help you. I had a podcast that wouldn’t download and I emailed them three times with no response.
This is worth the money for the frequent podcast listener. It's fast, nicely designed, and doesn't come with the absurd bugs and other problems that the Apple Podcasts app does. I wish there was a way to display the starred podcasts in collapsed groups, but that's the only issue that I've found.
The Apple podcast app was driving me crazy with its inflexibility. This app allows me to make playlists and mark podcasts as already listened to. One of the playlists automatically created are downloads which is mostly how I like to listen to my podcasts. Nothing negative to say. Love this app!
This app is consistently without bugs and makes minimal changes. I also love to use the sleep timer early in the morning when I am trying to get back to sleep
Easy to use and usually automatically downloads subscribed podcasts.
Great way to find and to organize podcasts.
App does a great job of aiding the user in navigation of finding and downloading podcasts
I switched to PodCruncher when Apple mangled their podcast app a few iOS versions ago. It’s so easy and intuitive. I listen to podcasts all day long, and it’s smooth and flawless.