Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 51.72 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,091 Ratings

Description

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works: 1) Newly published episodes land in the INBOX. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest. 2) The QUEUE is a central playlist where you organize your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded. 3) Press Play. Castro plays your queue in order from top to bottom. Reorder or archive queued episodes anytime. 4) In the ARCHIVE you can find the back catalogue of all shows you subscribe to, browse your listening history, and easily access your starred episodes This triage flow lets you expand your listening habits without getting overwhelmed. With Castro, subscribing to a podcast doesn’t mean making a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a few shows and miss out on the rest. OTHER FEATURES * Drag and drop support helps you triage and reorder your queue. * Castro sports an elegant dark mode (requires Castro Plus) and well-thought out sleep timer, offering the best in night time podcast listening. * Our servers constantly scan for new episodes across every podcast, so your phone doesn’t have to, saving battery life and data usage. * Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, so you can focus on deciding what you want to hear and let Castro manage the details. * Beautifully rendered full screen show notes. * Episode notifications include a short summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. You can play, queue or archive the episode directly from the notification without opening the app. * CarPlay support. * Watch app to control playback and select another episode from your queue. * Full play history. * Star episodes to easily find your favorite episodes later. CASTRO PLUS Castro Plus is an optional subscription to unlock a range of advanced features. There are quarterly and yearly payment options, and both include a one week trial. + Trim Silence — With this option on, the app will analyze audio as it plays to detect silent parts and accelerate those parts. Get through more episodes faster. + Enhance Voices improves the listening experience for many podcasts and makes it easier to hear in loud environments. Under the hood, Enhance Voices applies a dynamic compressor and a peak limiter to increase volume just where it’s needed. + Mono-Mix — Mixes a stereo podcast to mono, which makes it easier to hear podcasts that pan some guests on left/right channels. + Chapter skipping and selection. + Chapter and episode artwork. + Episode Limit lets users specify what number of episodes of each podcast to keep. + Set a start position for episodes of each podcast. + Customize settings per-podcast: Episode Limit, Trim Silence, Enhance Voices, Mono Mix, Skip Intros, Playback Speed. Castro Plus costs $8.99 per year or $2.99 per quarter. Prices are in US dollars and may vary in countries other than the US. Castro Plus is charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. It will renew on the day before the current subscription period ends. You can cancel auto-renewal any time from the Castro settings screen. You can switch between the two subscription periods after you pick one, but your trial period will end immediately if you do, so it's best to wait till your free week is over before changing. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy & Terms of Use: http://supertop.co/castro/privacy

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Reviews

  • Love the attention to detail

    5
    By aamana33
    They really spent time making each interaction intuitive and natural feeling. I really wish they had left the trim silence feature open to those who had paid for version 2, but I understand the motivation, especially after listening to their last podcast to see who is behind the app. Consider me subscribed and good luck hitting your goals and not working for someone else!
  • Not so intuitive

    2
    By Garykhale
    I find this podcast app to be hard to navigate through. It feels unnatural and lacks intuition as you work through the menu. Breaker will be my go to for podcasting!
  • Copying iTunes URL doesn’t work

    3
    By Whoo-hah
    I tried to copy URL to an iTunes podcast. This app was able to allow me to subscribe to this podcast but there were no episodes available. I tried another podcast app and it worked.
  • Better than Apple Podcasts

    5
    By eliphoebus
    The user interface is much more convenient than Apple Podcasts with custom playlists as the entrance screen. I haven’t seen ads yet in the app. The app has never crashed on me like other podcast apps. Streaming podcasts is fast and has high fidelity. If you want a great alternative to apple podcasts, choose Castro.
  • Needs iPad Version

    5
    By DarrenEP
    We’ll sacrifice the custom UI for the sake of an iPad version!
  • Digital Crown volume control

    3
    By ChiTownDave
    Great app. Much more responsive than Apple’s podcast app. It’s unfortunate that the Watch app does not support using the watch to control volume.
  • Good

    4
    By digsiee
    Great app, always bitter though when you pay for an app and it becomes free. Such is life, though. It’s good.
  • Very good - could be the best with better sorting

    3
    By Ghornet
    It’s a great program - and it has some game changing features. However, there are a couple of pretty annoying issues. #1: it would be awesome to have a way to sort the queue by date and / or podcast. Right now episodes are sorted by download date and things get messy. #2: need better sorting options in every menu. The queue is most important - but manual sorting options in other screens would be easy to add and would make this better than the current best app (IMHO, Overcast)
  • Best podcast player

    5
    By Johnny4Liberty
    This is the best podcast player by far after trying and being frustrated with several others! I’m the type that likes to subscribe to many podcast series, but I don’t listen to all episodes of all of them, only the episodes that sound most interesting. This player streamlines well the process of showing you new episodes, allowing you to easily choose which to download for offline listening, and automatically putting only downloaded episodes on your playlist. You can easily move around the order that downloaded ones will play. Love it!
  • Newest update removes a feature

    1
    By Jamesiekins
    Now you cannot skip forward on un-downloaded podcasts, the main reason I paid for this app. Also added a paid subscription for features that should be included in the app I already paid for. Don’t buy this app unless they reverse these changes.

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