Howdy! ’sodes is a casual, cozy way to listen to the occasional podcast. There are no download queues or tricked-out audio features. Just tap a show, tap an episode, and listen.
● Don’t-have-to-think-about-it visual design. – Made for folks who want podcast listening to be a casual habit.
● No account required. – Everything happens right on your device.
● No downloads to manage*. – Tap an episode and it starts playing.
● Convenient home screen. – The “home” screen of the app has convenient access to your most favorite shows, in-progress episodes, and a few of the most recent unplayed episodes.
● Multiple color themes. – Switch from the Light to the Dark theme with a two finger swipe, like flicking off a light switch. Do it again to switch to the Campfire theme for ultra-low-light goodness (useful for moms ’n dads up at 3am rocking babies to sleep).
● Big, tappable buttons. – The player screen has extra large buttons with ample spacing. This should help anyone who has trouble tapping the right button in a hurry (walking, jogging, cooking, etc).
● Works with CarPlay. – Keep your eyes on the road while you listen to your favorite shows. Stay safe out there, folks.
● Drop the needle using Siri Shorcuts. – Play a specific podcast, or just play whatever's the most appropriate next thing to hear, by using a Siri Shortcut. Requires iOS 12.
● Keep Screen Unlocked – A special feature for commuters who can't use CarPlay: if you keep your phone plugged into a dashboard mount on long road trips, and you don’t have or can’t use Bluetooth controls, try enabling the “Keep Screen Unlocked” option in settings. This keeps your screen unlocked as long ’sodes is open AND it is playing (not paused) AND the device is connected to a charger. Why? Because then you can quickly pause or skip without fumbling to unlock your phone.
* ’sodes requires an internet connection in order to play audio. Once you start playing an episode, only the portions of audio data requested by the system will be downloaded. This data is stored temporarily on disk in order to limit network data usage and does not provide offline playback. Audio data is stashed in a directory that doesn't count against your iPhone’s local storage and which your iPhone manages for you automatically. ’sodes also periodically removes old audio data so the system doesn't have to.
Fixed a bug that could cause some shows not to play.
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of Potential
I love this app and it’s minimalistic design. It’s straight forward and super easy to understand. I would love to see this app get the love it deserves. The app just needs a bit fleshing out as it feels very bare bones. I get the app is supposed to be simple which is a good thing but a few more features would be nice to see. Also just a personal preference I would like to see the App logo change to something cleaner rather than the bright and colorful purple/pink one. Changeable app icons would be a nice touch.
Otherwise if you want a simple, clutter free podcast app that is well designed, this is for you. And to the developers: Please don’t give up on the app and keep updating it. There’s lots of potential here and it would be a shame to let it go to waste. Much love
Privacy MATTERS and Minimalism
This podcast app is perfect in every way (for me). It collects basically zero info about you and it’s designed so well! Literally bro I’m telling you this is great i’ve been converting to privacy respecting apps over the last few months and this one took a minute to find. Even the stock ios app collects info from you for third party advertising. One suggestion. Put a donate button in or something or make the app paid because currently it seems the developer is making no money here. There is no monetization model in place and I’d happily pay for something like this to support development in a straightforward way! Thank You for being awesome and actually caring about user privacy. Apps should be tools! Not stalkers.
Beautiful design, but somewhat limited
I love the way ’sodes looks! It’s a fresh take on a podcast app. That being said, I feel it is missing some key features. While I understand the intent is simplicity, just a few missing features will make this a great podcast app.
Would like to see the ability to download episodes for offline listening. Since podcasts can be long (and therefore streaming will use a lot of data), I feel this is a key feature that this app is lacking. Additionally, an auto-download of new episodes would be great.
Also, would be useful to be able to mark all episodes as Finished. I’ve got a podcast with well over a thousand episodes that I’d like to remove from the Unplayed list.
Hoping to see this app evolve into a great alternative to other more established apps!
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- Nice Boy LLC
- 9.6 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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