Description

Download, listen, watch and enjoy your favorite podcasts.

FEATURES
• Subscribe to your favorite podcasts in the app and manage them in the app
• Download episodes over WiFi or Cellular (on devices that have cellular).
• Support for Password Protected feeds
• Background Refresh
• Download in the background
• Sync subscriptions, episode playback positions and playlists between your devices with iCloud
• Universal App (iPhone/iPad)
• Search in all views to find that podcast or episode you are looking for
• Custom playlists with filtering options by podcast, episodes and more.
• Support for continuous playback (toggle it on now playing screen just below time elapsed).
• All device orientations supported with configurable option in the settings
• You can unsubscribe to podcasts and still have them on your device. Use that for those less than stellar podcasts!

PLAYBACK
• Variable playback speed
• Playback speed remembered per podcast
• Support for podcasts with chapters and chapter images (MP3 and M4A)
• Use your headset controls including Bluetooth car controls (when paired) to play/pause, jump forward or back 30 seconds
• Sleep timer
• Beautifully rendered show notes
• Onscreen controls for skipping ahead and skipping back
• Gesture Support on the now playing screen (when the podcast logo is showing) to aid in hands free use
• Double-tap to play/pause
• Swipe up to toggle playback speed
• Swipe left/right to rewind/fast-forward
• Home of the L gesture for the 2 minute Leo jump.
• See Settings and Gestures for more and for customizing rewind/fast-forward gestures
• Support for AirPlay, watch or listen to those podcasts on your big screen
• Support for external display of videos for devices that support an external display (get the Apple HDMI adapter)
• Watch or listen to your favorite podcasts with a familiar layout

FIND NEW PODCASTS QUICK
• Find your podcasts by title, keyword or by author
• Browse the top podcasts by category
• Manually add podcasts with a URL
• Support for Password Protected feeds
• Option to download a single episode
• Browse the web in the app to find podcasts to add. Browser will prompt if you tap a link that is podcast feed.
• Import Podcast subscriptions for episodes that are already in your device from iTunes
• Import your OPML file from iTunes or other iOS podcast app
• Import media by using iTunes File Sharing feature
• Add your existing audiobooks (non-password protected ones) using iTunes File Sharing feature
• Add previously downloaded podcasts from your computer using iTunes file sharing feature (see settings and import media for details).

MORE
• Completely customizable to meet your podcasts needs.
• Swipe across a podcast or episode to access additional options
• Podcast settings allow you to set the days the podcast typically comes out or the number of days between.
• Specify the number of episodes to download when new ones are available
• Share the podcast information via email with your friends

CONTACT
Email: tap Help tab and tap Email Support
Twitter: @Joeisanerd

PLEASE NOTE: The app does NOT sync with iTunes. Like other podcast apps it is standalone app meant to subscribe and download on the device.

* If a feed doesn't work, then let me know so I can take a look at it

Requires iOS 12.1 or higher.

What’s New

Version 6.3.1

6.3.1
+Bug fix for Apple Watch UI
+Bug fix for refresh within a playlist

6.3
+Updates to the Apple Watch. Consolidated to one now playing view with the volume control linked to the digital crown.
+Updates to the experimental media toolbar now shows a progress for the currently playing item.
+Podcasts that have multiple language support (separate audio tracks) will now have option to select the language. Now playing screen, right of the continuous playback button.
+Modified the sort within a playlist and within a podcast to be case-insensitive.
+Episodes that are downloaded will now show their embedded artwork when viewing in a list if they have it. This only applies to the downloads tab and within a playlist.
+2 new shortcuts you can use in the shortcuts app. Subscribe to podcast and Get Podcasts. See Shortcuts under help tab and help topics.

+Bug fix for renamed episodes and their notifications when episode downloads
+Bug fix for newly found streaming episodes displaying the wrong notification
+Bug fix for year/season drop-down within a podcast
+Bug fix for Auto Sleep Timer when it is set to 5 minutes
+Bug fix for chapter artwork not showing the right artwork for some podcasts
+Bug fix for displaying the apple watch transfer in progress when the show file size toggle is off in the Appearance settings.
+Bug fix for audio jumping back after an interruption like map directions.

View the Help tab, What's New to view past updates for 6.0 and up

if you enjoy iCatcher! and want to show your support there is a Tip Jar in the app. Thank you.

Follow me on twitter @joeisanerd

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
735 Ratings

735 Ratings

shizzaq ,

Best Podcast App

I love this podcast app. Way better than the apple built one. It has so many features and the developer has made it so stable over the years. He also updates as soon as there is a new os and new screen size. When I got my iPhone X, lots of high profile apps took forever to update for the screen but this app was updated before I even got the phone in. One thing I appreciate is that the app developer so far doesn’t limit what podcasts you can find and subscribe to. I find it kind of ridiculous that Apple can “delist” podcasts from their app. A podcast is just an RSS feed, a URL basically. The podcast app is a specialized web browser for finding and subscribing to RSS feeds. I wonder if Apple is planning to make changes to Safari so that it can’t go to certain websites. I don’t need Apple to tell me what content to listen to. Hopefully Joe agrees with this and keeps his app open and honest. Thank you sir for making such a great product.

Salmonamanwich ,

Best podcast app

I’ve been happily using iCatcher for years. I tried a few other options in my early podcast-listening days, but they all ended up annoying or frustrating me in some way or another. And I recently tried to set up the Apple podcast app for my husband, and while it’s ok for someone who doesn’t listen much, it doesn’t have anything close to the flexibility this app offers. iCatcher allows me the flexibility to easily manage my 90+ podcasts. I love that I can unsubscribe to keep ones I want to try someday in the wings, or ones that might be going dormant, but I’m not sure yet and don’t want to let go just in case! And I heavily use the customizable playlists to categorize by the type of podcast as well as the level of attention I want to devote to them. Overall this app gives me all the flexibility I want and need while still being pretty simple to use. Keep up the great work!

Fuzztip ,

Great playlist features

I went through a ton of podcast apps trying to find one with the playlist features I needed, until I found this one and decided to take a chance on it.
Key playlist features (for me):

Ability to make static playlists of episodes where the episodes remain on the playlist even after they are played.

Ability to create a playlist that filters by keyword, for example to have all episodes of a podcast with a certain word in the title. This one is extremely useful, especially for the actual play podcasts I listen to that can have multiple campaigns running simultaneously in the same feed. The only improvement here I can think of is slightly more advanced filtering, currently you can have multiple keywords to create an OR filter, the option to create an AND filter or exclude episodes from the playlist by keyword would be nice, but what this has is already something that’s made creating the playlists so much easier. You can also select individual episodes to include or exclude for cases your filter doesn’t quite handle right.

The only feature I’d like that’s missing is the ability to have the display order be newest first but the play order be oldest first, however the playlist feature have made this much less necessary for me.

Information

Seller
Joe Graf
Size
41.9 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
17+
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Unrestricted Web Access
Copyright
Price
$2.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Thank You Tip $0.99
  2. Big Thank You Tip $2.99
  3. Really Big Thank You Tip $4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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