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 3.15.0

New: Now you can add up to 5 keywords to each of your episodes to help them get discovered by podcast listeners. We're really excited to bring you new ways to grow your audience – keep an eye out for lots more like this coming soon.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28.2K Ratings

28.2K Ratings

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!

🤖💀👡🦊🕸 ,

Does the Job but is Annoying

Ok so yes, I can upload or record content and they have a nice selection of background music and mix it for me which is all lovely. However the claps and text replies are gone and I really want those back. Also in the past month or so they've made the monetization and advertising parts waaay too intrusive. It used to be that it was just a setting you could turn on and I liked it that way because then it wouldn't bug me. I was annoyed when they added a tab for money that doesn't disappear when you say you don't want to be paid. But now its even worse: while you're editing and managing episodes there's a button for adding ads. I already told them I don't want advertisements! I don't even have a stripe account! And besides I find it disrespectful to my audience to give them ads. Why won't Anchor be respectful of my decision? Because they get their profit from monetization. Please put it back to the settings options and make the money management go away if the user decides not to earn revenue.


Anchor FM Inc.
103.5 MB

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


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Anchor FM Inc.


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