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    Published: 2015-05-12, by .

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

    7.8
    • 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

    "DoggCatcher the PodCatcher"

    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.

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    May 12, 2015

    Description

    Manage your podcasts and news feeds with the first Android Podcatcher.

    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
    -New material redesign
    -ChromeCast and Android Auto support
    -Easy to subscribe new podcasts
    -Light/Dark theme
    -Auto download and cleanup of media files
    -Offline playback of audio and video podcasts
    -Customizable audio playlists
    -Supports devices of all sizes
    -Highly configurable
    -Build in variable speed playback
    -Home screen widget for easy access to playback controls
    -Podcast categorization

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

    Add podcasts by
    -Browsing Top 100 DoggCatcher podcasts
    -Personalized recommendations
    -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

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    Users review

    from 10.185 reviews

    "Awesome"

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    Users comments for DoggCatcher Podcast Player

    Sally MacFarlane

    by Sally MacFarlane

    Oct 07, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Excellent podcast app. I would like to be able to see stats on total time of queued episodes.

    Madeline Stiso

    by Madeline Stiso

    Oct 01, 2017  |  "Good"

    I like it and use it to listen to Dan savage's stuff but I've been trying to put the episodes on an sd card and it looks like that help section isn't complete plz help if you can

    g1cramer

    by g1cramer

    Sep 28, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Crashes all the time. Poor interface

    morgana le fay

    by morgana le fay

    Sep 25, 2017  |  "Poor"

    This used to be the best podcast app on the market. I haven't used it in months and downloaded it, and I can't even find the search function. I had to Google it, and even those instructions are in clear. If anyone knows how to just freaking find search let me know

    Candice Richardson

    by Candice Richardson

    Sep 17, 2017  |  "Good"

    I was told this app had a lot of settings. But was disappointed that there was no settings to view the pod casts from subscription from oldest to newest like a lot of other podcast players

    Sharp Magnum

    by Sharp Magnum

    Sep 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Solid most used app on my phone.