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  • Google Listen

    51 37.50%
  • BeyondPod

    22 16.18%
  • ACast

    1 0.74%
  • DogCatcher

    37 27.21%
  • dPod

    4 2.94%
  • PodKast

    4 2.94%
  • Other (please post below)

    21 15.44%
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    Default Vote for your favorite Podcatcher App

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    DogCatcher all the way for me since it's much more than audio podcasts. Video podcasts and my own ripped audiobooks (auto bookmarking) are handled perfectly with DogCatcher.
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    Default podcast app that can save to SD card

    I am new to Android and I downloaded DogCatcher. I am pleased in general but I don't think it will let me save my podcasts to the SD card. Does anyone know an app that will let me store all my podcast file to the card? They are quite big sometimes.

    Thanks!
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    I voted BeyondPod as it just offers so much more than Google Listen. It does have a few minor issues but I was completely over having podcasts restart from the beginning if I lost reception for a second etc with Listen and not being able to fast forward effectively. Listen works OK but I like switching between podcasts seamlessly and so far BeyondPod has ticked that box.
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    I don't watch any video podcasts, so Google Listen is fully functional without being overly complicated for my needs. I love the two-way sync with Google Reader on the web, since I flash ROMs so often having my list of podcasts automagically repopulating after installing Listen is awesome.
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    I just use iTunes, you can make a smart playlist that stores all podcasts. Then it gets synced over via TuneSync/DoubleTwist/iSyncr like any regular music playlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george.r.hall@gmail.com View Post
    I am new to Android and I downloaded DogCatcher. I am pleased in general but I don't think it will let me save my podcasts to the SD card. Does anyone know an app that will let me store all my podcast file to the card? They are quite big sometimes.

    Thanks!
    there is a setting for it, but you need to create the directory and manually type it in under settings. no browse feature(strange?)
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    Google Listen.

    Suits my needs just fine.
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    MyPod is excellent. Audio, video, you name it.
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    I used Google Listen for awhile. I abandoned it for Beyondpod. I picked Beyondpod because I used it for years on Windows Mobile and loved it. Also, it has a few features that I love that Doggcatcher doesn't offer:

    1. Categories - I download my favorite news podcast every day, there are some subscriptions that I only need & want to download once in a while, I like to be able to sort these different groups and download them in batches
    2. Google Reader Imports - I like the fact that I can import feeds directly from Google Reader instead of having to export the feeds to an OPML file first. I'm always adding and deleting feeds, so this makes it so much easier to keep everything in sync. If you import from an OPML file, it's all or nothing.
    3. Paid podcast - I subscribe to the New York times from Audible.com; Beyondpod accepts my username and password so that I can download the episodes right in the app (Doggcatcher may do this; I could not figure it out from the app description; to be fair, this feature is not mention in Beyondpod's app description either).
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    I came from the Palm Pre and I was hoping for something like Dr. Podder. I guess Google Listen is ok, but not as good as Dr. Podder.
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    I vote Google Listen, it's FREE and does all I want.
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    having a hard time getting google listen configured to work with my podcast to download the new ones once a week.
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    I voted for "other", since PodTrapper wasn't in the list, I think I tried every app available on the market. I should have kept notes about what I didn't like about each of them. I tried to use BeyondPod the most and eventually gave up. Been using podTrapper now with no issues. I would try DoggCatcher if there was a trial version... I need more than a day to make a final decision. I would have voted for Google Listen if it was Google Listen/Watch, because I need video podcasts.

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    Mine is Google Listen but it definitely has its bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_sunshine View Post
    2. Google Reader Imports - I like the fact that I can import feeds directly from Google Reader instead of having to export the feeds to an OPML file first. I'm always adding and deleting feeds, so this makes it so much easier to keep everything in sync. If you import from an OPML file, it's all or nothing.
    3. Paid podcast - I subscribe to the New York times from Audible.com; Beyondpod accepts my username and password so that I can download the episodes right in the app (Doggcatcher may do this; I could not figure it out from the app description; to be fair, this feature is not mention in Beyondpod's app description either).
    DoggCatcher just added Google Reader import in the last build, and it supports RSS feeds that require username/password authentication.

    I'll pass on your comment about the app description to the developer; that can probably be worked into it somewhere so other potential customers know about that feature.

    (full disclosure: I'm a beta tester for DoggCatcher, so I've got some emotional investment in the app. I jumped ship from Google Listen once it became clear that the developer wasn't responsive to user input)
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    Stitcher hands down the best.
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    I used BeyondPod for years on WinMo and loved it. I'm a cheap SOB and I don't listen to that many feeds so Listen would be find with me except:

    Cannot get it to be controlled by my A2DP Bluetooth Stereo headset (essential)

    It downloads the casts in an unrecognizable file format and replaces the file names so even if I used it to download I can't move the files to another directory to use another player. (would be great if I could choose the download location).

    I do not like Listen's interface. For streaming it seems great, but I don't think I can use it as my podcatcher/player. I'll likely bite the bullet and buy BP at some point, but until then I'll see if I can find solutions to these Listen issues (or I'll just sideload my darn podcasts via Winamp sync)
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    I'm searching for one now. I just switched from Palm Pre and DrPodder was out of this world great and spoiled me rotten. Haven't found a similar set up for my EVO shift yet, so I'm still carrying around my Pre just for the pod casts. By the way, I really miss the easy swipe to delete of the O/S platform.
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    I used Listen until it just because too buggy to keep using. I moved on to Feed Sponge. It doesn't stream, but I've adjusted to downloading my podcasts in the evening instead and now prefer it. The interface is very basic but it's easy for me to use. I know there aren't as many options as BeyondPod, DoggCatcher, etc, but it's working fine for me. Not free, but .99 isn't much.

    Major drawback: no Google Reader integration. It's not a deal-breaker for me since the dev added an automated opml backup that runs when the feeds update.
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    The only podcast I need is AC! So listen works great for me, and the price makes it a good deal.
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    Voted "Other". PodTrapper from VersatileMonkey was the best thing on my Blackberry and works perfectly on my Thunderbolt as well.
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    just got my first smartphone/droid and after reading this thread and trying out a few apps, mypod is by far the best and easiest to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadzilla74 View Post
    Voted "Other". PodTrapper from VersatileMonkey was the best thing on my Blackberry and works perfectly on my Thunderbolt as well.
    ditto
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