Our favorite and other noteworthy iOS titles in the Podcast / Netcast category are listed below. Apps are labeled as natively compatible with the iPhone and/or iPad, though all iPhone apps can be used on the iPad in compatibility mode. Most iPhone apps also work well on the iPod touch.
If you have questions or comments, an app suggestion, or would like your iPhone / iPad App to be featured on this page, please contact us.
Added June 26, 2012
Apple has released a new iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that is dedicated to podcasts. This free app allows users to discover, subscribe to, and enjoy podcasts from a single software interface. Features include access to hundreds of thousands of podcasts, a new Top Stations feature to find new podcast series on a variety of topics, support for subscribing to your favorites and automatically receiving new episodes as they become available, streaming or offline storage, a built-in sleep timer, iTunes sync, position sync between devices and more.
If you like podcasts, then iCatcher! is for you. Subscribe, download and listen to your favorite podcasts on the go; no need connect to iTunes to download that latest episode.
Features including tracking all of your podcast subscriptions, Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE (on supported devices), schedules, audio in the background (iOS 4.3 and higher), custom playlists, all device orientations support, support for password protected feeds, 30 second jump, and more.
With Podcaster, you can subscribe to, download, and play both audio and video podcasts without having to sync with iTunes. Subscribe to over 20,000 podcasts and get new episodes quickly anywhere, anytime - over Wi-Fi or 3G. Play audio and video podcasts with variable-speed playback, chapters, gestures, commercial skip buttons, and AirPlay. The Downloader can download any-size podcast over 3G with background downloading and partial download resume.