Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast. It’s the only app that lets you create and host unlimited episodes and distribute your show everywhere with a single tap. All in one place, all for free.

* Record your podcast from anywhere, or import existing audio
* Easily record remotely with cohosts and guests, no matter where they’re located
* Add smart background tracks and transitions from our huge, built-in library of audio
* Trim or edit your recordings with mobile-friendly tools designed specifically for podcasting
* Beautiful, visual episode builder makes it easy to arrange the audio in your episodes
* Collect voice messages from your listeners and add them to your episodes
* Schedule your episodes to be published at a later date

* Host unlimited episodes for free
* Distribute your podcast everywhere people are listening, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts, with just one tap
* Track performance with cross-platform, intuitive analytics
* Share your episodes anywhere with beautiful embeds and videos

* Fully compatible with split screen (try recording with the Notes app open if you need talking points!)
* Drag in audio from any compatible app on your iPad to add it to your episode builder or your Library

What’s New

Version 3.20.0

Minor bug fixes and improvements. More exciting stuff coming soon! :)

If you enjoy using Anchor, please leave us a nice review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32.2K Ratings

32.2K Ratings

Thrive LGBTQ+ ,

Simple allowed us to start

My business partner and I had been wanting to begin podcasting but there were pieces that felt complex that kept delaying our start (equipment, distribution, integration of non-local guests, etc.) Anchor provided simple solutions to all of these. When distribution didn’t work right away, they helped us solve the problem (which was on our end.) They were awesome.

Someday we might upgrade equipment to have a better quality recording, but for now we love the simplicity of using my iPhone to record while sitting around my dining room table. These recording sessions have been some of the best, genuine moments, something we never would have caught if Anchor didn’t take all the fuss out of recording.

The Thrive LGBTQ+ Podcast is just beginning to serve our Tribe with relevant content. We are so excited about what is to come. Thank you, Anchor for the hard work you have put into this app! We love it and our listeners do too!

Developer Response ,

We're so happy we could help you get going on Anchor and could get everything fixed up for you! Keep up the great work with your podcast and we appreciate the review, means a lot to us :)

DiegoGuz05 ,

Great app but..

This is a great app to get started on creating podcast. My friend and I just got approved for Apple podcasts and pocket cast in a matter of days! The only thing keeping me from giving it a full five star review are the two following problems. The first one, the app needs to include a way to trim unnecessary audio recordings. There has been plenty of times where we are 15-20 mins recording and we get distracted by something and end up recording 2-3 mins off topic and guess what? We have to record again since we can’t trim the audio recording! That is very frustrating. The second problem, whatever the app does it kills my phone’s battery! No joke! Just today we recorded a 11 min episode and my phone went from 86% to 58% that was unbelievable. And before you say it must’ve been something I have background data restricted on all apps with exception of Anchor, Mail, Clash Royale, and Play music. When I launch this app I close out of everything and only laugh this app and I connect to WiFi. Once those two problems are taken care of I will gladly change my ratings!

Paulliuww ,

Is it really this bad?

I’m a bit dumbfounded. You have to hold down on the record button to record, and as soon as you let go with your thumb, it stops recording and go straight to a published now page. It does not allow you to add on to that recording. Another way you can record is by putting the phone up to your ear. Once again when you pull the phone down it starts recording starts trying to publish that podcast. Let’s hope you don’t have to scratch your nose or something. This app sounds so compelling with its meet up with other people with similar interest in the group or joint podcast, but these fundamental basic user issues are beyond my ability to comprehend. I’m sure it’s there somewhere, but I couldn’t even find a delete button to delete my first random scratch audio take. Is there any other app in the world where you have to physically be touching the record button on the screen for it to record? Am I missing something? With the rating of over four stars I’m just really confused.

Developer Response ,

Hi there and sorry for any trouble or confusion here. If you press the record button down and slide your finger up, it will lock the recording into place so you don't need to hold it down. There should be a tip when recording that states that but if it's not showing, let us know so we can get that fixed up! And if you're having any issues at all with deletion, just tap the '...' icon next to the audio in your 'Profile' tab and that will let you delete it. If you have any further trouble just email so we can assist!


Anchor FM Inc.
94.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Anchor FM Inc.


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