Thursday, November 15, 2012

Podcast Apps

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts?  Or maybe you have an interest in creating your own podcast?  There are some free apps available for download to your iPad.  Here's a round-up of a few that are out there.

Downcast is a favorite among podcast listeners. Attractive features include importing and exporting feeds, sending media files to Dropbox, marking podcasts for "priority play" playlists, and podcast-specific settings.  Downcast also syncs with iCloud.

Pocket Casts is great for the person new to podcasts.  The intuitive interface makes it easy to find, add, and organize podcast subscriptions.  A good choice for anyone that doesn't want to be bothered with multiple setting screens to listen to podcasts.

Spreaker lets you record your own podcasts.  Read what you want to say and then share all your latest news with your friends on any social network. Spreaker also includes a DJ console to mix voice, music, and effects while creating your podcast.

Hokusai is a multi-track audio editor for the iPhone or iPad.  Hokusai lets you edit your recorded podcasts/audio tracks side by side, mix them together, and export to mp4 format.  Other tools include fade in/fade out, various filters and effects.