THE BEST PODCAST APP IS…
Pocket Casts shines with its advanced playback features, customization options, and availabilty on multiple platforms. There’s something for every one here, and it can be set up to manage podcasts the way you want to. The ability to trim silence and boost volume (features it shares with Overcast) help you to both save time and have a more pleasant listening experience. Plus, the entire app is pretty to look at and easy to use.
Whether you’re on Android, iOS or Windows Phone, this is the podcast app we’d recommend.
Overcast is offering a lot, and for free. Smart Speed helps to speed up podcast playback and save you time, without making shows sound like an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. Voice Boost normalizes audio, making for a more pleasant listening experience.
The app is nicely designed, although it isn’t ideal for people who prefer to download specific episodes instead of subscribing to entire podcasts. To clarify, free isn’t completely free, you’ll need to pay US$9.99 to remove the in-app ads. But if you can stand them, you can’t beat the value you get from Overcast.