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Pocket Castsfor iOS

7.5.2

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Hear your favorite podcasts the way they were meant to be heard.

The perfect platform for podcast listening

You can pick up your podcast where you left off.

Pocket Cast is a full-featured podcast app available for free. If you want a better way to listen, find, and enjoy podcasts, then this app needs to be on your radar.

Perform a simple search to add your favorite podcasts to your playlist. Change the layout to a different grid format or a list. Decide if you want your most recent podcasts to appear at the top -- or not.

When you listen to something excellent, this mobile podcast application makes sharing fast. You can click on one podcast or all the podcasts in your list.

Add in a title and a description, and share your list as a text, via an email, or through your favorite networks. The only downside, is Pocket Cast does not have a way to comment on a podcast in-app.

Smooth listening every time

The best part of Pocket Cast is the extra, unexpected features. Components you would expect to pay for in a premium app, like advanced sound functions, are free.

Listening to a podcast can be irritating. You have to drag through minutes of introductory music or maybe episode summary before you can hear the actual podcast.

Not so if you are using Pocket Cast.

You can choose to opt out of the boring introduction. Tap the settings icon next to your favorite podcasters. Then, click on the “Skip First” button. You can set the app to bypass the first number of minutes of your choosing.

From the same settings tab, you can queue new episodes automatically, download new episodes, or even set your own playback effects.

The playback effects feature is what launches Pocket Cast into “must have” territory. Podcasts with wonky sound like too soft vocals or too many pauses don’t have to be a dealbreaker.

You can cut it out and clean it up within the playback effects module. Use a default setting or set up options for whatever podcast you want. You can trim silence and listen to any podcast without a forced subscription.

What happened the last time your podcast listening was interrupted? Your podcast would reset the next time you returned to it. But if you use Pocket Cast, you can pick up listening right where you left off.

Plenty of music apps curate lists to fit a mood. Pocket Cast lets you create the same thing for podcasts. Set your own filters so you can sort through podcasts to match your needs.

The service’s “machine-enhanced human curators” will help you find similar podcasts you haven’t heard yet.

While every podcast platform offers a search bar, not every app offers episode search. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to a specific guest on a podcast, Pocket Cast will pull up your podcast in a snap.

This app is a consistent time-saver.

Where can you run this program?

Pocket Cast needs iOS 11.0 or later. This program will run on Android 5.0 and up.

Is there a better alternative?

Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Spotify are Pocket Cast’s closest competitors.

Overcast falls behind in the intuitive interface contest. Better organization and a clean, modern look are the hallmarks of the other listening apps.

When it comes to audio, Overcast is no slouch. It joins the ranks of Pocket Cast for unbeatable audio adjustment. You can fiddle with the sound quality and improve your listening experience.

Unlike Pocket Cast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify offer exclusive podcasts. If you need to be a part of the next big thing, it could be a turn-off or a reason to install more than one podcast player.

Overcast and Apple Podcasts have another strike against them as iOS-only applications. For cross-platform syncing, Pocket Cast wins the crown. It’s the only podcast app to offer synchronization and playback location.

Combine Pocket Cast’s audio functions,  and look and feel of the app, and you have a new favorite way to hear your podcasts during work commute without missing a moment.

Our take

If you listen to podcasts, you won’t find a reason not to download this free app.

Should I download it?

Yes, you should download this podcast app. It plays well with your other devices, offers premium options found in other apps for free, and complements an on-the-go lifestyle.

Pocket Castsfor iOS

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