DoggCatcher Podcast Lite

DoggCatcher Podcast Lite

FREE

(4 stars)

(851)


Download for Android

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Podcasts and news feeds together
  • Broad search options
  • Loaded with personalization features
  • DoggCatcher community
  • Chromecast support
Cons
  • Interface is a little cluttered
  • So many options are a little confusing
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Expert's Review
7.8
Great

"DoggCatcher the PodCatcher"

Reviewed by / May 12, 2015

An old dog with ever new tricks, DoggCatcher is the king of podcast customization

THE VERDICT

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.

THE PROS

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 CONS

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.

Tags: in app purchase of doggcatcher.

Developer's original description available here
Manage your podcasts and news feeds with the first Android Podcatcher.

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

Testimonials
-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

Highlights
-ChromeCast support
-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
-Highly configurable
-Build in variable speed playback
-Home screen widget for easy access to playback controls
-Feed categorization

Automation
-Automatically updates feeds on your schedule
-Automatically download new media
-Automatically deletes media

Add feeds by
-Browsing Top 100 DoggCatcher feeds
-Personalized reccomendations
-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

Playlists
-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

Other
-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

Recently changed in this version

1.2.4075/1.2.3071
Bug fixes:
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

1.2.4074/1.2.3070
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

1.2.4073/1.2.3069
Improvements:
When sharing an episode, display the title in the subject


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