Agora is a podcast player that allows you to manage your content easily, stay tuned to each new update of your subscriptions and expand your catalogue discovering new content, but this is not everything…
- Smart Playlists.
- Proximity sensor: Bring the cell phone to your ear and the episode will play.
- Timer: Select the time you want the playback to stop.
- Podcast speed control: Increases the audio tempo and saves time to listen to more episodes.
- Siri Shortcuts integration
- Video podcasts
- Dynamic Speed
- Save subscriptions backup to iCloud automatically.
- Manage your activity like a TODO app.
- Custom themes (day, night and dynamic).
- Rich notifications.
- Playback stats
- Simple gesture-based design to explore the app.
- Quick access with 3D Touch.
Agora has been crafted focusing on the little details and simplicity, and it would be much better if you help me with your feedback or suggestions.
Thanks for being part of this journey.
Ratings and Reviews
Good, almost great
Agora is one of the most enjoyable podcast apps I’ve used. It makes allowances for an eclectic approach to listening to and archiving podcasts, and it’s abundantly colorful which few apps dare to be. For the time being, I will not continue using it, however. The lack of a full screen player just feels... uncomfortable, for some reason, and it doesn’t have silence trimming or volume adjustment filters like similarly priced podcast apps tout. Moreso, the lack of an Apple CarPlay app makes the decision for me. I don’t know how much of that is a decision on the developer’s part or Apple’s part, so I don’t fault them for not having a CarPlay app. While I won’t be using the app, I’ll keep it on my phone and watch update notes to see how it progresses and ideally I would love to switch to it if it ever receives an update with a CarPlay app. Its beauty outweighs its missing features, and CarPlay is the deciding factor for me.
Beautiful but 2 feature requests
This is one of the most beautifully designed apps on the store. It takes a little bit to get used to all the shortcuts but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion. There are, however, three minor features missing that I think would make this app perfect. The first is something that I have been looking for in a podcast app for a while- autoplay from the most recent podcast with unlistened episodes when the queue (or playlist as it’s called in this app) is empty. This used to be on the native podcasts app but apple took it out for some reason. The second is a quick option to swipe right on an episode to add it to the playlist. I know you can swipe left and then tap the button, but that’s pretty slow- and it really adds up when you’re scrolling through your podcasts to build a queue to listen to. The last one is the ability to organize your grid of podcasts. By default, it’s done alphabetically, but I would like to drag my most listened to podcasts to the top. Overall though my experience with this app is amazing.
My favorite podcast app
Just a few features from Apple podcasts that I would like. One is that I like how they put recently updated, listened, and subscribed podcasts at the top of the subscription list. And two is that they allow podcasts to be in a state where you are still subscribed but you do not get notified of new episodes and the podcast does not move to the top of the list when it has new releases (this is good for podcasts that I only listen to when all of my primary ones have run out of content). And one additional feature: could we get a toggle for volume boost in the quick settings menu above the playback controls? Or maybe let us change that setting on a per-podcast basis? I don’t like the audio of cinematic podcasts to be messed with, but there are plenty of talk podcasts where the creators still haven’t figured out how to make their voices as loud as professional podcasts.
- Javi Perez
- 8.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Javi Perez
- In-App Purchases
- Let's have coffee $0.99
- Cafeteria $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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