The Best Podcast Apps for iPhone

Robert McGinley Myers makes great app comparison videos. His new one sheds light on the great features that make several third party podcast apps unique unto themselves.

Check out more of Robert’s thoughts in his blog post at Anxious Machine.

I ultimately agree with his assessment. It’s difficult to draw good conclusions from such a diverse collection of features of very decent apps, but Robert uses his smarts to make a thoughtful review in spite of the challenges.

Overcast is working for me (my review). It is a strong version 1.0. And Marco is known to make good improvements to his apps with time, so I expect there to be more interesting updates for Overcast over the long-run. If we didn’t have Overcast, I would still be happy to use Pocket Casts, but Overcast’s unique playlist features as well as Voice Boost and Smart Speed are key to my listening experience now.

As an aside, I think that video’s like Robert’s are really needful. I want videos with less showmanship—videos that actually unpack the depths of technology—and less amateur YouTube personalities trying to strut their basic tips. Surely there is a way to monetize videos like Robert’s, so more of them are produced.

If you liked Robert’s video, check out his other video about list-taking iPhone apps.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.