Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 63.02 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,371 Ratings

Castro Podcasts Description

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works: 1) New episodes land in the INBOX. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest. 2) The QUEUE is a central playlist for organizing your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are downloaded automatically. 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 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 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. * Sideloading allows import of audio files directly, just by dropping them in iCloud Drive. + 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. + 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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User Reviews

  • My new favorite podcast player

    4
    By Luhmann
    Love the user interface and the queue. Only regrets are that there is no way to sort podcasts in reverse chronological order, or search within a podcast. Also, the skip pauses feature is a little too aggressive.
  • I couldn’t survive without Castro

    5
    By clearly751
    4900 episodes in my queue and no performance issues at all whereas Overcast struggled. The chapter preselection and skip silences and skip intros are must haves; I only recently started using the skip intros feature and it is magical!
  • Best podcast app

    5
    By corsairstw
    This is the absolute best podcast app. Only thing that would make it better now is more Apple Watch integration. Congrats to the developers. They do a very good job.
  • Really disappointed about Watch playback

    3
    By Schultzypoo
    I was really looking forward to see how Castro would implement standalone Watch playback. Turns out not at all. Looks like it’s back to Overcast. Previous review: It’s great to finally have smart speed in this amazingly designed app. I hope Apple updates the Watch APIs to allow for stand along playback on the Watch. My biggest remaining hope is that Supertop can add syncing and a way to listen on Mac (preferably a Mac app, but a website would work). An iPad interface would also be wonderful.
  • What I miss most when I use my Android

    5
    By MarkMoriarty
    I switch between iPhone and android phones. Castro is the biggest loss every time I leave iPhone. There’s simply nothing quite like it. (I work in podcasting and try all apps.) The inbox triage system is perfect. Great duo of devs behind the product, too. Keep it up.
  • Everything I want in a podcast app.

    5
    By andrevr_
    In a culture where we’ve been socialised into needing/using multiple apps to cobble together a solution, because this one does that, but that one does this other thing I like, and that other one does that one thing I can’t live without, it’s a real pleasure to find an app that perfectly matches how I want to handle and listen to podcasts. Triage, priority, drag-and-drop, audio prefs, Castro has it all for me. Sweetly priced, too. 5/5.
  • Best I’ve ever used.

    5
    By MeatyUrologist
    I’ve searched forever for a podcast player that works for me as well as this one. Thank goodness the other player I settled on stopped working a while ago, otherwise I wouldn’t have had to go looking again. The ability to queue up new podcasts in whatever order I choose into a playlist is simple and genius. It’s changed my relationship with my enormous amounts of podcasts I’m subscribed to.
  • Inbox Zero for Podcasts

    5
    By Lance, the AppAddict
    Castro is an awesome app that is truly unique among podcast players. I love podcasts...maybe TOO much. I would end up with a list of episodes that was almost to daunting to tackle. Castro has allowed me to curate my own list and keep only those episodes I actually want to hear. Perfect.
  • Don’t use if your LTE is poor

    2
    By TxLoneRider
    Castro does not cache thumbnails or podcast descriptions. So, if you don’t have good cell service and WiFi when using the app you will either have no thumbnails and podcast descriptions if you turn off its access to the little cell service you have, OR if you give the app access to cell service it will consume lots of battery constantly going to servers for updates.
  • Cool concepts but lacking iPad support

    3
    By ddd732
    The paradigm of managing podcasts with an inbox and queue is very intriguing. Problem I have is the lack of other supported devices especially iPad.

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