Podcast consumptionMarch 29, 2011
Listened to a couple podcasts recently using Google Listen on my Android phone. I am NOT at all satisfied with this app. The biggest flaw is when I start it up I end up spending time trying to find either the latest episode of This Week in Tech, or figuring out how to continue playing the episode I was listening to. So I’m on a quest to either get google listen to work the way I want – or to find another app that can replace it. I’ll update this post as I progress.
|Google Listen||Fail||Doesn’t correctly show “recently played” and it’s very hard to navigate to the latest episode of a subscription.
Also restarts podcast playing in middle of episode.
|WinAmp||Fail||This is marketed as a “synch with your desktop” solution, but the “Podcast Synch” tab is disabled/greyed out for my DroidX – a known/discussed problem|
|TWiT.tv by Mediafly||Good then Fail||Custom App for the Twit.TV podcasts, worked the first weeke great. 2nd week it failed to download episodes automatically and last week it started crashing on launch|
|Beyond Pod||Awesome, then suck, then Awesome for a price||Downloaded it and it worked great… but then the free trial ran out and I had to manually update my podcasts which sucked. I finally broke down and paid the $7 for it and now like it very much|