After a few years it has finally occurred to me that the native podcasting abilities of the iOS is absolute, complete shit. They may have popularized the whole “podcast” thing so it can’t be the worst but it is pretty fucking bad.
Anyways I want a new podcast app. The problem is that all of the best ones all seem to be pretty good and they’re all the same price. They’re not that expensive so I suppose I could buy four for $2 each and try them all out but I really don’t want to if I don’t have to. This is what I’ve found so far:
I don’t have that many demands as I’m not that hard core of a podcast listener. I noticed that one of the apps (I forgot which one) has automatic title shortening which is nice. That’s one of the things that I thought was fucked about iOS’s podcasts is that when you have a series with long titles in which the beginning of the title is always the same you never know which goddamn podcast you’re listening to because you can’t see the end of the title!
I’d also appreciate auto-downloading of podcasts that I like. I’d want it to be totally automatic-so that it runs in the background and downloads podcasts while I’m doing other shit. If I leave the house and find that there are no podcasts downloaded because I didn’t actually switch to the program first then that makes it pretty pointless. Also I would appreciate a setting so that it only downloads podcasts if wifi is available.
That’s about it I guess. Of course I would like to have the same selection as the iTunes service-that’s about the only good thing about iTunes.
Please recommend me your favorite. I’m sure these apps have a lot of other cool functions which I haven’t even thought of as like I said I’m not too hardcore of a listener.