BeyondPod Podcast Manager, Superior Podcast App Loaded with Features
May 17, 2011 7:00 AM –
BeyondPod Podcast Manager. Read RSS feeds, download, listen and watch podcasts directly on your phone. Full featured Podcast Manager (podcatcher) and RSS feed reader. Subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds, download, listen or watch podcasts directly on your device. Google Reader integration, flexible download scheduler and many more.
Price: Free 7 day trial, then a full license for $6.99
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Colossal range of features.
- Ability to either stream or download podcasts.
- Integrates with Google Reader.
- Download scheduler.
- Intuitive controls.
- Advanced filtering and storage options.
- Can be set to delete podcasts when you have finished listening to them.
- Smart Playlist, creates playlists for you based on your tastes.
- 2 widgets
- “Sleep” function.
- Supports video podcasts (vodcasts)
- Can incorporate you own sound and video files.
- Lite version is sadly only a 7 day trial. Full version is $6.99 so you’re going to have to be pretty serious about podcasts to buy the app.
BeyondPod Podcast Manager is a fully featured RSS feeder, podcast streamer and downloader. It has a intuitive podcast manager which lets you subscribe to all kinds of podcasts and RSS feeds. It is genuinely the ultimate in podcast applications. The range of options and features is staggering, if podcasting is your thing this is everything you could possibly want in an podcasting app.
What first sets this apart from other podcasting applications is that you can download the podcasts and listen to them without streaming glitches. The streaming options are fine, but obviously if you are not on Wi-Fi the signal can sometimes dip. By letting you download the podcasts, you can listen blip free whenever, and wherever you want to.
The download manager is a powerful tool that gives you full control over what you download, where and when. You can choose what connection you download on, don’t want your download allowance hammered by podcasts while you are out? No problem, set it to only download when you are on a Wi-Fi network.
The Smart playlist feature is a great idea, whether you want to discover new podcasts to listen to or are a complete beginner and don’t know what to listen to, this feature is very cool.
Huge resource of podcasts to access and download. Plus you can integrate your own files and listen to them through the player. The sleep feature is cool too. This automatically switches playback off a particular period of time.
I genuinely feel I have only scratched the surface with the amount of features BeyondPod is capable of, even though it’s nearly $7, if you listen to podcasts this as absolutely essential.
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BeyondPod Podcast Player
BeyondPod Accurate Searching
BeyondPod Variety of generic podcast searches
BeyondPod Subscribe to feeds
BeyondPod Select to Download or Stream
BeyondPod Popular feeds
The sheer amount of control you have over the listening experience is incredibly impressive. The app appears to have been designed solely with users in mind and as such, the usefulness to you is superb. It’s like a smart application that gets to know you and works just the way you want it to. Being able to download podcasts and listen to them whenever you like is a superb function, making BeyondPod vastly more useful that those you have to stream files through.
Ease of Use:
The menus, searches, options, etc. are quite complex but well worth taking the time to explore. It is easy to use, but beneath the surface it has a host of options to discover.
If podcasting is you thing, this is a daily use app, even hourly if you are a little obsessed.
Simple, intuitive, smooth and functional.
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