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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

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    Users comments for DoggCatcher Podcast Player

    John Glod

    by John Glod

    Nov 12, 2017  |  "OK"

    Every podcast stops 20 to 30 minutes in and needs to be restarted due to an error. I've tried this on multiple services and phones. The interface is trash as well and I should have stuck with a free service.

    Andrew Gordon

    by Andrew Gordon

    Nov 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    DO NOT BUY/DOWNLOAD. I paid for this app based on reviews. This has always been difficult to use, non intuitive user interface, difficult to manage downloads, etc. I have always hated it, but kept quiet for years because money spent is money spent. But today was the last straw, now it can't save podcasts and with little instructions wants me to manipulate android settings that can impact my phone???? I'm out. I'd rather pay to use any other competing app. Save yourself and shop elsewhere.

    Julian Swan

    by Julian Swan

    Nov 02, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Glitchy trashware

    Roger Rowe

    by Roger Rowe

    Oct 27, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Reliable, hugely configurable. I've never thought of using any other podcast app since I started using it years ago

    shoom shoom

    by shoom shoom

    Oct 27, 2017  |  "Good"

    Since the last update the sleep timer now does not work and just keeps playing

    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.