Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.1.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 63.02 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 3,620 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Castro Podcasts App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Total 3,620 Reviews

Castro Podcasts App 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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Castro Podcasts App Reviews

  • We need a rainbow icon!!!

    5
    By EveHolmes
    Great App and beautiful icons,but we need a rainbow icon please!
  • So classy and efficient

    5
    By darthkt
    I like choosing episodes instead of subscription overload. This app is great at doing what I like.
  • Great podcast app!

    4
    By m.t.majeski
    The design is modern and feels very iOS native. I’m in love with small details like the rounded corners, and the haptic feedback throughout this app makes it a joy to use as you move through the interface, and the drag & drop functionality. My wishlist: -Swipe left & right to move between Queue, Inbox, and Archive -Ability to click time stamps in show notes to move to that spot in the episode. -Apple Watch app: Ability to control volume and Time remaining in an episode displayed on Apple Watch -An overall time saved stat for Trim Silence -True black dark mode theme -iPad app
  • Subscription...

    2
    By a c loud
    Ugh. Another app I can’t buy :(
  • My favorite podcast app

    5
    By TheDMTD
    The queue + inbox method is the best
  • Amazing UI/UX

    5
    By MTBPatriot
    I am a huge fan of Castro’s UI. It’s intuitive and easy on the eyes, which makes for a great listening experience.
  • Simple. Powerful

    5
    By rsharvey
    I have to say I love this app. Not overly complicated and easy to customize. Well done.
  • Impressed

    5
    By tinybead
    After initial use, off to impressive start and opted for pro plan. The ability to cut out intros and skip silence is high on my list if desired.
  • Watch app.

    4
    By noriyori
    I love Castro but hate that I have to take my phone with me. Any plans to add support for transferring podcasts to Apple watch?
  • I want to like this

    3
    By Rottenweiler
    I currently use rss radio and it is fantastic. I really want to like this one but 2 major issues. The first is far too often I get failed download errors for no reason. Second when this app is open communicating with Siri is impossible. You que Siri and it will not hear you and act as though you have said nothing. Multiple audio apps do this like Google play music etc. it’s a bug nobody seems to fix yes many services do not do this such as pandora and rss radio.

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