Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 2019.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 68.51 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,346 Ratings

Description

Castro is a beautiful, full-featured podcast player that makes it easy to track lots of podcasts. Here’s how it works: 1. New episodes land in your INBOX. Read their descriptions, add episodes you like to your QUEUE, and archive the rest. 2. Press play to listen to episodes from your QUEUE in order. Queued episodes are downloaded automatically. 3. Add to and re-order your QUEUE to plan your next few hours of listening at any time. Browse your ARCHIVE to review your back catalogue of subscriptions, quickly access starred shows, and see your listening history. With Castro, subscribing to a podcast doesn’t mean making a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have manage a huge list of subscriptions or choose a few shows and miss the rest. FEATURES - Drag and drop podcasts to triage and reorder your next few hours of listening with Castro’s unique queue. - An elegant dark mode and thoughtfully designed sleep timer offer the best in night time podcast listening. - CarPlay support makes it easy to pick up where you left off while driving. - Apple Watch app to control playback and select another episode from your queue. - Our servers find new episodes across every podcast, so your phone doesn’t have to, saving battery life and data usage. - Episode notifications include a summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. Play, queue or archive the episode directly from the notification without opening the app. CASTRO PLUS Castro Plus is an optional paid subscription available for $8.99/year or $2.99/quarter (both include a one-week trial). Plus unlocks a range of advanced features: - Sideloading allows import of audio files directly, just by dropping them in iCloud Drive. - 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 Support: Skipping & Pre-selection. - Chapter and episode artwork. - Customize settings per-podcast: Episode Limit, Trim Silence, Enhance Voices, Mono Mix, Skip Intros, Playback Speed. REVIEWS “Castro 3 is an incredible app.” — The Sweet Setup “Castro 3 is everything Castro already was, but better.” — MacStories Castro 3 Is a Great Modern Podcast App” — Beautiful Pixels “Unlike other podcatchers, Castro's primary virtue is its simplicity and ease of use. The app combines sleek visual design with crystal clear audio.” — Tom’s Guide CASTRO PLUS SUBSCRIPTION TERMS 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

  • No VoiceOver support

    1
    By rdlynch
    Every major podcast app developer supports VoiceOver except these guys.
  • Absolutely The Best

    5
    By jcarpenter11986
    I love podcasts. I listen to them daily, sometimes all day at work. All of the podcast apps out there have an “old school” approach to managing them. I’ve tried so many of them and usually go back to Apple Podcasts for the simplicity. Then I found Castro. Not the ‘59 revolutionary, but the app (although the UI is revolutionary!) This app is simple, it’s beautiful, it’s functional, and it manages podcasts in a way that jives with how my brain works. It’s perfect. Good job Castro! -Ciao
  • My fav podcast app

    5
    By Yasha0x80
    Love the app, keep with the great work
  • Want to love it, just not intuitive enough.

    2
    By YourGhostInMyMachine
    I keep coming back to test this app every few months, but i always end up ditching it. Interface is too confusing and I can never remember what the icons do. In addition to that there are CarPlay issues. I’d unplug my phone and get out of my car and the podcast would turn back on, but it shows the play button when it’s already playing. I have to push it twice to reset it then I can finally pause. Bad CarPlay experience.
  • Almost everything I wanted and nothing else

    4
    By dtxmax
    Great user interface, simple, fast, the only thing I can’t figure out is how to cast from the app and that would be a huge plus.
  • What I was looking for, has some bugs

    3
    By jjacks0220
    Regular iPhone app kept unsubscribing me from podcasts, and spotify doesn’t do what I need. This app so far has always put new episodes into my inbox, then its a quick swipe to either download and queue up the episode, or archive and ignore (which spotify doesn’t do). Pretty basic requests for a podcast app which seems to be tough to find. Reason for 3 stars - if you’re playing an episode then answer a call, it continues to play in the background so you either have to have a conversation over it, or hang up and call back. Probably a related problem is it doesn’t stop playing when I turn my car off and it unconnects from Bluetooth - it will pause then continue out loud.
  • Great

    4
    By andylin.
    Great app - wish they had an iPad version though!
  • Critical Flaw Prevents Perfection

    2
    By Skorpio47i
    This app truly streamlines the listening experience with your incoming feeds of new podcast shows and episodes. However, a lack of true iCloud or multi-device, multi-platform syncing prevents a higher rating. If you’re a user that switches between devices regularly and want your podcast library to always be updated in real-time, sadly this is not the app that can get that done.
  • So much better than Apple podcasts!

    5
    By David Andersen
    I am so glad to have found this app! I found myself continually annoyed, frustrated and confused by the Apple podcast app, which is really horrible. Castro is easy to grasp, simple to use, and does everything I need. I also love how it syncs beautifully across my various devices. It’s a keeper!
  • Crashes On Load

    2
    By austinrega
    I love this app, but come on guys. I’m constantly crashing the second I open the app and often have to close it and reopen twice before actually hearing an episode.

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