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Our top 3 podcasts for iPhone

As long as we talk about apps in English, here is: Pocket Casts .
It is free in its basic version, and will cost you $ 1.20 per month to activate the options Pocket Casts Plus (a computer application to listen to your PC, options to change the display style and a 10GB cloud to transform your podcast app into audio readers of what you want, and therefore your music too).

Podcast App 12+

Finally a podcast app at the height ! Really ideal for those who follow several podcasts at the same time.

Only lack: the download option of an episode. But I’m sure it will happen very soon

More podcast in French

The app is very easy to access and a lot of podcast available. But not much in French.

Good but lack of essential features

The application works well and the podcasts present are just excellent. I love listening to it when I jog. However, there are a number of essential features that are lacking. I have the application on two iPhone my pro and my character; There is no synchronization of my reading list or my history. It is impossible to put an episode in favorites. There is just the list “for later”. Can you add these features ? THANKS.

Developer response ,

Hi ulrich09! I am sorry to hear that you we are missing features that you are look for. Please meet us an email at [email protected], Telling US Your AppStore Username (Ulrich09), and we’ll Assist you Immediately. Thank You!

Our top 3 podcasts for iPhone

It is installed by default in all iPhones. You just have to find its icon: a small mauve square. But if you can’t find it, you can also download it from the App Store.

Apple Podcasts is a bit like the mother of all the podcast applications ! The one who was there before all the others. If you want to know why and how, Fred explains everything to you in his article: what is a podcast ?

Apple Podcasts is aimed at the community which swears by its iPhone, its iPad or/and its Mac. It has hundreds of thousands of free accessible podcasts. Despite a fairly basic user experience and a frankly not crazy research tool, it remains the largest app on the market. In fact, its strength is in its “historical” presence, in the richness of its catalog and in its capacity to propel podcasts on the front of the stage.

IN SHORT

✔ 100% free (apart from the data collected on you of course), available in French, possibility of creating its playlists, wide choice of podcasts, interesting discoveries of discoveries, no advertising.

✖ Sometimes frustrating user experience, not available on Android, no queue option, lack of tools for listening management.

For who ? Apple fans (only) who do not want to dig the app store and who like to keep music and podcasts separately.

Overcast

For apple fans. but not too much

Always for the Apple community, here is a great alternative to its “house” application I named: overcast. But beware … If Shakespeare’s language gives you cold sweats, go your way ! The app is only available in English.

It is free thanks to the support of visual classifieds to promote podcasts – and only podcasts. It changes, no ? – Otherwise you can also completely hide the announcements by spending € 10 per year.

The little ones of the app

Voice Boost who normalizes the sound levels of all emissions, to prevent it from farting your ears when you go from one podcast to another.

Smart speed which automatically removes the spaces and silences of the episodes. Like that, you no longer need to listen to people to think before you speak in the podcasts which are put online raw !

Automatic content generation : When you want to share an extract or an episode on social networks, you have to have a video (well yes, we do not always realize it, but Facebook or Instagram only accepts images and content videos). This option automatically generates a video of the podcast that you can, suddenly, share on social networks super easily !

As in all apps, you can receive notifications as soon as a new episode of your favorite show is online but – and that’s cool – you can also receive listening recommendations via Twitter (well, it’s cool for people who tweet).

IN SHORT

✔ Available in free version (apart from the data collected on you), refined and pleasant interface, powerful audio and sharing functions, Personal playlist option and priority filter by podcast, varied choice.

✖ Only in English, not available on Android, less easy to handle for beginner users, presence of advertisements (for podcasts certainly, but advertisements anyway).

For who ? Consumers of confirmed podcasts, fond of further features, who have Apple devices and who speak English (this is very specific in fact).

Pocket Casts

The one that agrees

As long as we talk about apps in English, here is: Pocket Casts .
It is free in its basic version, and will cost you $ 1.20 per month to activate the options Pocket Casts Plus (a computer application to listen to your PC, options to change the display style and a 10GB cloud to transform your podcast app into audio readers of what you want, and therefore your music too).

Its interface is intuitive and rather complete. The app is easy to use and adapted to any type of user: this is its strength !

It contains the features we are looking for and not bad for reading control as being able to change the volume directly in the app (not to play with that of the phone), the possibility of cutting silences in an episode, decrease or increase reading speed, etc.
Another really nice tip: if the app search engine does not find what you want, just stick the address of the program in the search section and voila !

If you like to be organized, you can also decide to download the new episodes of a podcast automatically on your phone (it avoids exploding 4G when you are in a mop) and, above all, there is an option to clean Automatic episodes you have downloaded and already listened to, just to saturate your phone’s memory (it quickly takes up these little things).

Pocket casts also allows you to synchronize your listening on several devices and/or operating systems. It means that if you have an Android smartphone and an Apple tablet, your application will synchronize on both devices ! That’s cool, no ?

IN SHORT

✔ Available in free version (apart from the data collected on you), available on iOS and Android (and synchronize on the two operating systems), fluid interface, possibility of adding the podcast URL sought, audio features Intuitive, computer application in the paid version.

✖ Only in English, with ads in its free version.

For who ? Users who want a complete, simple to handle podcasts app that use iOS and/or Android devices.