Pocket Casts iOS App Review

Compatible devices
iPad, iPhone, iPod
Size
56.2MB
Genres
Version
Requires iOS 10.0 or later
Available For
$2.99
In-App Purchase
No
Developer
Shifty Jelly PTY LTD
Version Of App
6.9
Last Updated
July 25, 2017
Rating Of App
5.0 / 5

Introduction

Podcasting becomes more fun when you have a good app to properly manage your podcasts. Though there are several apps in the market that are good for managing your podcasts, some stand out from the others. Currently, Pocket Casts is becoming widely popular for its seamless functionality. This app has made podcasting fast, easy and efficient. The professionally designed user interface allows you to enjoy your podcasts whenever you want and wherever you want. Not only is Pocket Casts easy-to-use, but as it is available for $3.99 – it is also pocket-friendly as compared to other podcast apps that offer similar features. Pocket Casts has been on the market for several years now and it has made a significant place in the market, and because of its features and tools.

Features

Pocket Casts will not disappoint you when it comes to features. The developers have included a vast range of hi-tech features in the app. The list of the amazing features that this app offers goes on and on. Some of its prominent features include:

  • The Pocket Casts always stays ready for you, which means no matter if you want to listen to your podcasts after a busy day or in the morning the Pocket Casts is always ready with a playlist according to your preference
  • The app also updates you and queues all the latest content, so that you do not miss any important content due to your busy schedule
  • You can also increase the voice volume and decrease the background sounds
  • You can jump between chapters in the MP3 and AAC formats
  • You can skip intros of every podcast and directly enjoy its interesting parts
  • The app also offers different types of themes; you can use the dark theme in the night, and the bright one during the day time.

Apart from some amazing features, Pocket Casts also offers some smart tools, like:

  • The app also seamlessly trims the silences from the episodes, which means that you will get to finish your episode faster and be able to save a lot of time
  • Pause the episode on any compatible device and the Pocket Casts will sync it with the other devices, so that you are able to resume it from any other device with Pocket Casts
  • You can change the play speed as well; between 0.5 to 3x, it’s totally up to you to decide how fast do you want your content to play
  • With Airplay and Chrome cast you can easily watch any episode on your TV with a single touch only

Updates

One of the secrets of Pocket Casts’ success is that Shifty Jelly keeps a close eye on the demands of their users. That is why Shifty Jelly is able to not only surprise its users with new and efficient features regularly, but they are also able to address the problems that the Pocket Casts’ users are facing. Pocket Casts recently updated the app and fixed several issues that the users were facing like they have now included more countries in the discovery section.

Easy-to-use

The user interface is very simple and practical, it does not matter if you are familiar with the podcasting apps or not, once you will use this app you will quickly get a hang of it. The best thing is that Pocket Casts has iOS version for compatible iOS devices, an Android version for compatible Android devices and a web version that is compatible with PCs and Desktops. This simply means that no matter which device you are using, your podcasts will be all in sync and you can easily watch and listen to your podcast on any device that you prefer.

App’s Popularity

No matter if you talk about mature users or new users, Pocket Casts has been and still is one of the most popular podcasting apps. The 5 out of 5 ratings clearly speak about its popularity. There are no major complaints about this app, and the users absolutely love the app and they highly recommend it. Though it is not a free app and you would have to make an investment, but this one-time investment would give you seamless, enjoyable podcasting experience for life. So, I would say that you should simply bite the bullet and make this one-time investment, and I am sure that you are not going to regret it.

Bottom line

If you love podcasting than you Pocket Casts is a must have! The app will make your podcasting more efficient and easy, and you will surely enjoy the podcasting much more than ever before. As mentioned previously, that some people might think that $3.99 is a bit too much; don’t worry because I thought the same, but after using app and enjoying my podcasting experience, I can completely justify the price because this app offers features like silence trimming, speed variation, volume boosting, auto sync, and several other features that give Pocket Casts an edge over the podcast apps that are available for free. So, if you want an enjoyable, seamless podcasting experience, you should definitely give Pocket Casts a try!