Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Applications
Android Applications All the information you could ever want about Android Applications. Learn about apps and get help with them... all here! New apps can be found and announced in the Applications Announcements forum linked below.

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 11th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 472
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, stock JellyBean rom, rooted and unlocked!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 33 Posts
Default doubleTwist update: podcasts!

A new update came out yesterday for doubleTwist that allows podcasts to be downloaded and sync'd just like on the iPod/iPhones. And not just audio podcasts like Google's app, you also get video podcasts as well! Though it does seem like it takes awhile to sync them, it is a way cool addition that makes doubleTwist closer to that all-inclusive experience that iTunes gives with all the different media.

Advertisements
__________________
Got Google?
MicroNix is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 11th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 266
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

The addition of podcast is really needed and it works. Kudos to doubleTwist.
JediJesus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
djkeller3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 650
 
Device(s): HTC Thunderbolt!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 92
Thanked 44 Times in 35 Posts
Default

You can do that with or without the update. Doubletwist treats podcasts just like they are songs. All you do is refresh your subscription in iTunes, and then open Doubletwist and import the podcast downloads from your downloads folder right into Doubletwist. Then all you do is mount your Droid and sync. It works every single time. This is how I've been syncing my Rush Limbaugh podcasts to my Droid.

The new update will be even handier though.
djkeller3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 03:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
kennyidaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Take a guess
Posts: 416
 
Device(s): S4
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I really don't see what all the excitement is all about with this update. Honestly one thing I have always hated is having to plug my media device into a machine and wait to sync podcasts. Eventually I always forget to do it for a while and then I am left with a bunch of old podcasts. One of my favorite features of the Droid/Android is the multiple applications in the marketplace that will automatically download podcasts directly onto the phone for you.
kennyidaho is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 781
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Default

DoubleTwist is good.

I always love to have podcasts on my phone
__________________
Lukehluke is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 50
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyidaho View Post
One of my favorite features of the Droid/Android is the multiple applications in the marketplace that will automatically download podcasts directly onto the phone for you.
I was thinking of trying a program like this. Any recommendations?
vbhokiefan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 56
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vbhokiefan View Post
I was thinking of trying a program like this. Any recommendations?
BeyondPod

I've used it for a few months with the Droid. Great app. You can use a free version (and checkout the Pro features for a short time), but the extra features of the paid version, IMO, are well worth the money.
pbwhite is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
 
Device(s): Sprint HTC Evo 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Pod Catcher Programs

Two other options, one free:

1. Google Listen. Free. Does the job. I dropped it because it tended to run 24 hours behind on updating podcasts but I understand that the latest version corrected this delay problem.

2. DoggCatcher. This is a paid app but I have been very happy with it. Lots of features, frequent updates and upgrades, and excellent support from the developer -- who frequents and often contributes to this forum. Highly recommended.
Rjohnjr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 472
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, stock JellyBean rom, rooted and unlocked!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by djkeller3 View Post
You can do that with or without the update. Doubletwist treats podcasts just like they are songs. All you do is refresh your subscription in iTunes, and then open Doubletwist and import the podcast downloads from your downloads folder right into Doubletwist. Then all you do is mount your Droid and sync. It works every single time. This is how I've been syncing my Rush Limbaugh podcasts to my Droid.

The new update will be even handier though.
Yeah, but I'll bet DT doesn't censor podcasts like iTunes does
MicroNix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 472
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, stock JellyBean rom, rooted and unlocked!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyidaho View Post
I really don't see what all the excitement is all about with this update. Honestly one thing I have always hated is having to plug my media device into a machine and wait to sync podcasts. Eventually I always forget to do it for a while and then I am left with a bunch of old podcasts. One of my favorite features of the Droid/Android is the multiple applications in the marketplace that will automatically download podcasts directly onto the phone for you.
I never knew of any real good apps. Google listen is out there but I prefer video podcasts. I see a couple listed in this thread that I'll check out for sure. As long as they format the video podcasts to take advantage of the Droid screen size (DT does this when it syncs) then I may just have to try it out. If they provide a smaller, safe-for-any-android-device screen size, then they already lose.
MicroNix is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 12th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 472
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, stock JellyBean rom, rooted and unlocked!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbwhite View Post
BeyondPod

I've used it for a few months with the Droid. Great app. You can use a free version (and checkout the Pro features for a short time), but the extra features of the paid version, IMO, are well worth the money.
This one will take some time to figure out. Very confusing and unintuitive but looks like it could be pretty powerful. On the surface it looks like nothing more than an RSS Reader which is nice but the podcasts and setting up to get new ones is confusing as hell!
MicroNix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
kennyidaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Take a guess
Posts: 416
 
Device(s): S4
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I've primarily used beyondpod and I will agree with the above poster that the UI is a bit confusing - however it's a fairly feature rich program. I have however switched to using just Listen since all I do is audio podcasts and I feel the interface is a little bit quicker to use for things like switching while driving etc (I know it's bad for my health).
kennyidaho is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Chrleswite
Default

Mostly I prefer video podcasts and I will check out for the one given in some posts.
Chrleswite is offline  
Last edited by Chrleswite; April 7th, 2010 at 05:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Applications
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.