Podcast app used by Paul

Last year, you wrote an article that you were switching from Pocket Casts and went to Castbox. Are you still using Castbox for your podcast listening?

I wish Google Podcasts web app would support offline on PC but its only offline on iOS (No iPad optimized app) and Android phones but we know Google will never create an app for Windows.

iTunes is fine on Windows for syncing podcasts between iOS and Mac but no Android.

Pocket Casts is great for syncing Android and iOS but the desktop apps for PC and Mac are just web wrappers with no offline support and locked behind a subscription.

I am leaning towards just using Google Podcasts on iOS, Android and PC web app and if for some reason I need offline support on PC, I will just use iTunes.

I can’t find the perfect app that does it all. ?‍♀️

Conversation 2 comments

  • Nischi

    07 April, 2020 - 5:02 am

    <p>I've searched for a good podcast app ever since the windows phones days. When I found one, I supported the creator by purchasing the app. So far I've must have purchased 5 or 6 apps that I thought would be "the one".</p><p><br></p><p>The main purpose for my podcast is listening to people talking mostly at night when trying to sleep/relax, as well as driving to work and back in my car. What prompted me to change podcast app last time was actually my hearing, or rather, the difficulty to hear what people say clearly. An example would be the windows weekly show, I always find Paul and Leos voices loud and easy to listen to, but MJF's voice, or her pres-set set volume, is always so low. Anyway. That prompted to to go searching for a better solution (was using Pocket Casts).</p><p><br></p><p>What I found was the best volume normalizing podcast app I've ever seen/heard… Overcast, but it's only on iPhone it seems. Anyway, that app has made my podcast-listening so much more enjoable. </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    07 April, 2020 - 8:18 am

    <p>I later switched to Google Podcasts, which is my first choice. But I've been using PocketCasts again because it integrates with Sonos. </p><p><br></p><p>But yes, Google Podcasts would be the choice otherwise.</p>

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