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Castro: Podcast Player

Castro: Podcast Player


  PUBLICATION DATE OF REVIEW SCORE REVIEW LINK
us App Store Review 31 Dec 2016 9.0
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us Macworld 22 Aug 2016 8.0 Read the review
APP STORE SUMMARY
The New York Times named Castro one of the Best Apps of 2016!
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Castro is the first app that is designed to help you track a broad range of shows and pick out the episodes that appeal to you. To do this, we introduce a concept that is new to podcast apps: episode triage.

EPISODE TRIAGE
Triage allows you to scan new episodes and decide whether you’re interested or not.

- Inbox: Newly published episodes land here. Review the descriptions, queue the best ones and archive the rest.

- Queue: A central playlist to plan your listening in advance. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, and can be re-ordered or archived any time.

You can set your favourite shows to queue automatically and use the inbox to triage the rest.

This allows you to expand your listening habits without overwhelming your play queue. Subscribing to a podcast doesn't have to be a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a narrow few shows and miss out on the rest.

SHARING AND DISCOVERING NEW PODCASTS
Castro provides the top charts by genre so you can browse popular shows easily. Tap search to easily find shows you know or hear about.

Personal recommendations from friends are another great way to find new shows. Castro users can easily share direct links to specific episodes. Tapping a Castro link will open the episode in the app, where you can queue it right away without subscribing to the entire podcast. If your friends don't have Castro yet, a beautiful web interface lets them play the episode from a browser.

The Castro iMessage App on iOS 10 makes sharing even easier.
- Easily share recently played episodes with your friends and family
- When you receive a recommendation from someone else add it to your queue without leaving the Messages app

Castro maintains a chronological list of your played episodes in History. This makes it easy to find these episodes for sharing later.

If you hear an episode you love, you can star it. Your starred list becomes your personal podcast hall of fame, allowing you to easily share your favourite episodes next time someone asks you for a recommendation.

ALL THESE EXTRA FEATURES
- Castro sports an elegant dark mode and well-thought out sleep timer, offering the best in night time podcast listening.
- Our "Tentacles" backend server constantly scans for new episodes across every podcast, so your phone doesn’t have to, saving battery life and data usage.
- Castro can notify you as soon as episodes are published.
- Download and Storage management: Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, so you can focus on deciding what you want to hear and let Castro manage the details.
- Fine scrubbing: drag the playhead to scan quickly, or drag the waveform for precision scrubbing.
- Beautifully rendered full screen show notes allow you to follow up and explore links of episodes that provide these details.
- Rotation support, and big playback controls on the player for easy use while driving.
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Quality Index
8.3
Publisher: Supertop
Formats(s): iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPodTouchSixthGen
Genre(s): News, Entertainment
Filesize: 17MB
Age rating: 17+
App version: 2.2.1
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APP ACTIVITY
28 Dec 2016
 
$2.99 to $3.99
27 Dec 2016
 
$3.99 to $2.99
26 Dec 2016
 
$2.99 to $3.99
22 Dec 2016
 
$3.99 to $2.99
01 Dec 2016
 
Version: 2.2.1
29 Nov 2016
 
Version: 2.2
29 Nov 2016
 
$4.99 to $3.99
20 Nov 2016
 
$3.99 to $4.99
17 Nov 2016
 
$4.99 to $3.99
05 Nov 2016
 
Version: 2.1.2
19 Aug 2016
 
Version: 2.0.1
17 Aug 2016
 
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