List of podcatchers

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A podcatcher, or podcast client, is a computer program used to download various media via an RSS or XML feed.[1][2][3]

While podcatchers are most known for downloading podcasts (generally audio files in MP3 format), many are also capable of downloading video, newsfeeds, text, and pictures. Some podcatchers can also automate the transfer of received audio files to a portable media player. Although many include a directory of high-profile podcasts, they generally allow users to manually subscribe directly to a feed by providing the URL.

The core concepts had been developing since 2000, the first commercial podcast client software was developed in 2001,[4] and podcasting became popular in 2004.[5]

When Apple added podcatching to its iTunes software in June 2005, it almost immediately became the most popular client.[6]

Podcatchers[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of noteworthy podcatchers or software with podcatching capability.[nb 1]

Title Cost Website License Lat est Upd ate Platforms
PC Mobile Console Other
Win do ws mac OS Lin ux Win do ws 10 Chr ome OS Cla ssic Mac OS Free BSD iOS And roid Win do ws Pho ne Bla ck Ber ry OS Sym bian PS3 PS4 Web wat ch OS
Ama rok website GPL v2 2015 Yes Yes
Ante nna Pod website MIT 2016 Yes
Bans hee website MIT 2014 Linux, macOS, Windows
Cast box website iOS & Android
Clem entine website GPL 2016 Linux, Windows, macOS
double Twist website 2007 Android
Feed books website 2014 Windows
Foobar 2000 Podcatcher Component Donation ware 2017 Windows
gPod der[7] website GPL 3 2016 Windows, Linux, macOS and others
iTu nes website Proprietary 2017 Windows, macOS
iVoox website Proprietary iOS & Android
Juice website GPL 2006 Windows, macOS
Life rea website GPL 2016 Linux
Media Go website Proprietary Windows
Media Mon key website Proprietary 2017 Windows
Miro website GPL v2 2013 Windows, Linux, macOS
Music Bee website Proprietary 2017 Windows
Net News Wire website Proprietary macOS
News Fire website Proprietary macOS
Over cast[8] website Proprietary 2017 iOS, watchOS
Poc ket Casts website Proprietary 2017 Android, iOS, WatchOS, Web
Pod cast Addict website Proprietary 2013 Android
Podit website Proprietary 2017 Windows 10
Pod para dise website 2016 iOS, Windows, Linux,
Pod Silo by Mollie Soft website 2017 Windows
Pod walk website Proprietary 2017 iOS
Radio User Land website Proprietary 2005 Windows, classic Mac OS, macOS
Radio Public website Proprietary 2017 Android, iOS, Web
Rhy thm box website GPL v2 2016 Linux
Spot ify[9] website Proprietary Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, macOS, Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Web
Sti tcher website Proprietary Android, iOS, Web
VLC [10] website GPL v2 2017 Windows, Linux, macOS
Wi namp website Proprietary 2013 Windows
Zune Proprietary 2010 Windows

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. A podcatcher is presumed noteworthy if it has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the company and satisfies the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Herrington, Jack D. (2005). Podcasting Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-596-10066-7. 
  2. Herrington, Jack D. (2005). Podcasting Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-596-10066-7. 
  3. O'Sullivan, Bryan; Goerzen, John; Stewart, Donald Bruce (15 November 2008). Real World Haskell. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 505. ISBN 978-0-596-55430-9. The idea of a podcatcher is simple. It is given a list of URLs to process. Downloading each of these URLs results in an XML file in the RSS format. Inside this ... 
  4. Ciccarelli, Stephanie. "History of Podcasting". Voices.com. Interactive Voices, Inc. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. Macnamara, Jim (2010). The 21st Century Media (r)evolution: Emergent Communication Practices. Lang, Peter. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-4331-0936-2. 
  6. Braun, Linda W. (January 2007). Listen Up!: Podcasting for Schools and Libraries. Information Today, Inc. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-57387-304-8. 
  7. cybernetnews.com. "gPodder – A Full Featured Podcast Client for Linux". cybernetnews.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  8. Summers, Nick. "Meet Overcast, a new iPhone podcast app from Instapaper founder Marco Arment". The Next Web. The Next Web. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  9. "Say hello to the most entertaining Spotify ever". Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  10. "VLC subscribe to podcasts". 13 June 2015. 

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