List of podcatchers
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, and podcasting became popular in 2004.
|Amarok||Music player and podcast client||website||GPL v2||FreeBSD, Linux|
|AntennaPod||Podcast manager for Android||website||MIT||Android|
|Banshee||Music player and podcast client||website||MIT||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Clementine||A cross-platform fork of Amarok||website||GPL||Linux, Windows, macOS|
|doubleTwist||Android music player with podcast directory and podcast support.||website||Android|
|BeyondPod||An Android podcast manager.||website||Proprietary||Android|
|Downcast||A podcast player for iOS, Mac & Apple Watch.||website||Proprietary||iOS, macOS, watchOS|
|Feedbooks||Social networking client with support for podcasts.||website||Windows|
|Foobar2000||Versatile audio player with separate podcatcher component||Podcatcher Component||Donationware||Windows|
|iTunes||Music and podcaster client||website||Proprietary||Windows, macOS|
|Juice||A cross-platform podcatcher||website||GPL||Windows, macOS|
|Liferea||News aggregator for online news feeds, features podcast support||website||GPL||Linux|
|Media Go||Similar to iTunes for Sony PlayStation Portable||website||Proprietary||Windows|
|MediaMonkey||Media organizers with integrated podcatcher||website||Proprietary||Windows|
|Miro||An integrated video player with podcatcher capabilities||website||GPL v2||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|MusicBee||Music player with integrated podcatcher||website||Proprietary||Windows|
|NetNewsWire||An RSS and Atom newsreader||website||Proprietary||macOS|
|NewsFire||A news reader and podcast client||website||Proprietary||macOS|
|Overcast||A free podcast client for Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone||website||Proprietary||iOS, watchOS|
|Podwalk||A podcast client for location-specific podcasts.||website||Proprietary||iOS,|
|Radio UserLand||A blogging tool and RSS newsreader||website||Proprietary||Windows, classic Mac OS, macOS|
|Rhythmbox||Default music management application for GNOME||website||GPL v2||Linux|
|Spotify||(Podcasts not yet available for most formats) A commercial music streaming service with podcast support||website||Proprietary||Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, macOS, Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Web|
|Stitcher||Radio station and podcast client||website||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|Uhura||Podcast client based on cloud||website||Donationware||Web, Android|
|VLC||Cross-platform multimedia player and framework||website||GPL v2||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|Winamp||Commercial audio player with free Lite option, supports podcasts||website||Proprietary||Windows|
|Zune||Similar to iTunes||Windows|
- 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.
- Herrington, Jack D. (2005). Podcasting Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-596-10066-7.
- Herrington, Jack D. (2005). Podcasting Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-596-10066-7.
- 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 ...
- Ciccarelli, Stephanie. "History of Podcasting". Voices.com. Interactive Voices, Inc. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Macnamara, Jim (2010). The 21st Century Media (r)evolution: Emergent Communication Practices. Lang, Peter. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-4331-0936-2.
- Braun, Linda W. (January 2007). Listen Up!: Podcasting for Schools and Libraries. Information Today, Inc. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-57387-304-8.
- Summers, Nick. "Meet Overcast, a new iPhone podcast app from Instapaper founder Marco Arment". The Next Web. The Next Web. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "Say hello to the most entertaining Spotify ever". Retrieved 2015-05-21.
- "VLC subscribe to podcasts". 13 June 2015.
- Comprehensive list of podcatchers at podcastingnews.com - Archived page retrieved from Wayback Machine.
- Podcatchermatrix.org compares the features of a number of podcast clients.
- Podcast Client Feature Comparison Matrix as a Google Docs Spreadsheet.