Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Podcatcher

Last time I went to work, I left my mp3 player in my desk. It is too far to justify going back just to get my mp3 player when I have a new perfectly good smartphone that can download and play podcasts on its own. I finally had the impetus I needed to look into android podcatchers.

I settled on BeyondPod. It’s not free, but I just didn’t think I was going to end up being satisfied with any of the free options for the long haul and I didn’t want to shop any more. It impressed me in the trial period and I’m fully satisfied with its functionality. I do miss having a physical button for skipping to the next track, but that is the only downside to using my phone to listen to podcasts.

On the up side, there is a button for skipping 30-seconds and one for going back 5 seconds. When I skip to the next track, I have it set to delete the listened-to track automatically, so I never have to clean up after myself or get confused about which ones I’ve listened to already. The volume rocker does work even when the screen is off, so I don’t have to miss that feature of my old mp3 player.

1 comment:

byodbuzz05 said...

Bloggers who don’t have time or don’t like to read may prefer to listen to audio content or watch videos. BeyondPod allows you to subscribe, download, listen to audio podcasts and watch video podcasts on-the-go. This app is extremely useful for bloggers who are driving a lot because for them, there is very little reading time.