Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 37.22 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,696 Ratings

Description

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works: 1) Newly published episodes land in the INBOX. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest. 2) The QUEUE is a central playlist where you organize your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded. 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 triage 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 out on 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. + Mono-Mix — Mixes a stereo podcast to mono, which makes it easier to hear podcasts that pan some guests on left/right channels. + Chapter skipping and 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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Reviews

  • Simple

    5
    By Master Techniques
    Simple. Easy. It almost feels like it should’ve the default podcast app on the iPhone. It’s so intuitive. May not have all the bells and whistles of other podcast players, but it does the basics, and it does them well. Super intuitive. Worth the price imo.
  • Just wish there was an iPad version..

    5
    By David58117
    This app replaced pocketcasts and overcast. The only downside is i can't use my iPad for podcasts anymore. If this app had an iPad version, it would be amazing.
  • Like the one before update

    3
    By BS701
    Don’t like this update. It worked smoothly with my CarPlay before update.
  • Best podcast app

    5
    By jmXoltic
    I have tried a lot of podcast apps but the queue option is what I needed..
  • Almost perfect

    4
    By Doctor Mantis Toboggan
    The latest update has brought it in line with other premiere podcasting apps. I love the triaging approach, and the new silence trimming and playback settings have caught it up with competitors. The pricing model is fair (and a good deal given the market these days for subscriptions). A couple minor additions would improve it. I’d love to have faster triaging through swipes (in the same style as many popular email apps), like left to archive, long left to send to bottom of the queue, etc. The other thing that’d be great is an “outro” slimming the same way there is an intro skip. Some podcasts have very long credits or other ending segments that would be great to trim off.
  • YOU REMOVED LANDSCAPE VIEW??

    1
    By Longtime Wirecast User
    Why would you remove landscape view???? The only time I listen to podcasts is in my car. I deleted my last podcast player because they did that. One star and delete. I won’t even go into the new paid subscription. You realize there’s free options out there? Let alone the people like me who just bought this app a few months ago. THANKS FOR NOTHING.
  • Losing Features

    2
    By Carl in Oakland
    So I paid for this app and now after “upgrading” I lose the trim silence feature? This goes against my sense of what’s fair. If this was something that needed to be done on a server I might understand. But isn’t this a functionality built into the software but now we have to pay a periodic ransom to use it?
  • Excellent update

    5
    By Son D.
    I previously gave Castro a try and loved the inbox triage system, but eventually went back to Pocket Casts for the trim silence feature. Now that Castro has this feature too I’m switching back. Great update overall. My only complaint is the trim silence doesn’t seem to work that well. On average with the podcasts I listen to it only saves about 1 second per minute. I often notice silences are still left in so the algorithm for this feature can definitely be more aggressive.
  • Great podcast app

    5
    By azjuice
    Castro has everything I need (enhanced sound, silence trim, smooth speeding, awesome sorting) plus it’s the best looking podcast app out there.
  • Shame on you.

    1
    By Perpangular
    Seriously? I buy your app for $5 and then you turn around and give it away for free and request that if I want features that most podcast apps already have I need to subscribe for $9 a year. But oh we get to keep the volume boost and night mode as loyal customers. So what are all future updates gonna be subscriber only now? I’d love to see ads in my app too can I request that? Seems like I care a lot but I don’t. You just deserve a harsh review for your shady actions. Going back to Pocket Cast now(The best podcast app for iOS, $3. Better UI, more features, regular updates, and no BS.

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