DoggCatcher Podcast Lite
50,000 - 100,000 downloads
- Podcasts and news feeds together
- Broad search options
- Loaded with personalization features
- DoggCatcher community
- Chromecast support
- Interface is a little cluttered
- So many options are a little confusing
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An old dog with ever new tricks, DoggCatcher is the king of podcast customization
DoggCatcher is an oldie but still a goodie, presenting a robust tool for keeping your podcasts and news feeds together, all in one app. Android's first podcatcher has got a ton of options for finding podcasts, including support for RSS feeds and a bunch of podcast directories, giving you plenty of options to find and get what you're looking for.
The interface can seem a bit daunting to the untrained at first, but if you love have total control over every aspect of your feeds, then you will find customization options here unparalleled by over podcast apps.
Adding feeds is simple, and you can add video options as well as audio. Users can manually add a Web site URL, search by podcast name, browse by category, or let the app make recommendations.
There are numerous personalization features as well, including a sleep timer, automatic sync and download, notifications, and playback order. Once you've got your feeds set up, you can export your settings as a saved file. This way, installing the podcast on another device becomes a one-step process. You can also import existing feeds from Google Reader or an OPML file.
DogCatcher also boasts an activity community of users, so you can chat with other users and muse about what you've seen and heard.
The interface is perhaps a little dated compared to other podcasters on the market, and DoggCatcher is so customizable that the interface can also look a little cluttered, and be a bit of a puzzle to navigate around when you first get going.
Lite Version Details
-This is a 7 day full feature trial
-After 7 days it will become a lite version - some features will be disabled (auto-refreshing of feeds, refreshing all feeds at once, adding more than 10 feeds)
-After purchasing the premium upgrade, all features become available. This app is identical in functionality to the paid version of DoggCatcher that has been in the market for over 4 years with a 4 1/2 star rating and has over 50,000 paid downloads.
-You will be able to upgrade to the premium version with in app purchase
-Lifehacker finds DoggCatcher to be "The Best Podcast Manager for Android"
-Android Central's Editors' Choice podcatcher of the year
-Android Central's Readers' Choice runner up podcatcher of the year
-Easy to subscribe new podcasts/feeds
-Auto download and cleanup of media files
-Offline playback of audio and video
-Customizable audio playlists
-Supports devices of all sizes
-Build in variable speed playback
-Home screen widget for easy access to playback controls
-Automatically updates feeds on your schedule
-Automatically download new media
-Automatically deletes media
Add feeds by
-Browsing Top 100 DoggCatcher feeds
-Searching podcast and news directories
-Importing from OPML
Integrated Audio/Video Player
-Plays downloaded audio/video
-Streams audio over network (wifi/cell)
-Remembers play position of media file
-Plays video formats supported by Android - http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html
-Audio playlist for continuous playback of new media
-Video/News playlists for easy navigation of new media
Community and support
-Frequently updated - http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/changelog_page.php
-Very active user community in forums - http://www.doggcatcher.com/forum
-Support via forums and email
-Battery/data plan friendly - can limit downloads based on network/power connections
-Media download queue can be viewed and managed
-Bluetooth support (A2DP/AVRCP)
-Supports authenticated feeds (username/password)
For any questions about application permissions, please see http://www.doggcatcher.com/permissions
Community and support at doggcatcher.com
Selector button for audio/video playlist can sometime be non select-able
On some devices, episode titles are not completely visible, especially with larger fonts
Feed thumbnails shouldn't flicker when returning to app
Display feed type icons (audio/video/news) on blue thumbnails when we can't load the publisher's feed thumbnail
When sharing an episode, display the title in the subject
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Jayne Deacon.
Pretty good, but an unintuitive interface.
This is one of the better podcast app, however it has issues many have which is something that shouldn't hard to fix which is remembering your podcast and the location within it you where at. Sometime you pause a podcast exit the app come back later and hit play to start it up again and it just starts from the beginning. Also can't seem to show the progress unless its playing almost always. Howeve
Just love the power of this app. I've tried quite a few and this is what I settled on. If there's 1 criticism it's that it can be a challenge to find exactly the right command that you want. However that's kind of the point of an app like this one. It aims at the "power user" (for want of a better term) end of the scale and does so very well indeed.
Keeps playing same podcasts on Bluetooth. Over and over. Can not stop it.
I listen to the economist audio edition and after repeatedly trying to get a Playlist to play in the order I want, I quit. I even used the in app purchase to get the full version. Complete waste if $3. The fact that episodes won't play in the order you see them on your Playlist seems ridiculous and unnecessarily complicated. I am not going to spend 30 minutes reading an online manual to figure it
Never have I downloaded and removed an app so fast. Downloaded podcasts I didn't ask for and didn't download the one I asked for. Good bye, adios, see ya.
It's nice to have auto download of the podcasts I listen to regularly. Unfortunately, I found that if you set a number episodes to download Dogg downloads old episodes you don't want just to keep the numbers right, as you delete a read feed. It's just a revolving door.