3.8.2 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
2.9/5 41
A podcast retriever/catcher application designed for the GNOME desktop environment

editor's review





gPodder is an open source project that provides users with an easy-to-use and portable utility for catching and downloading podcasts under Linux, Windows and Mac operating system. The application can be used to manage podcast feeds, manually or automatically download all or only some of the podcasts from various feeds, as well as to discover new podcasts.

Features at a glance

It supports the standard RSS and Atom feeds, as well as the modern feed sources from the Soundcloud, YouTube, XSPF and Vimeo websites. In order to use the application, simply add your favorite feed URLs using the clean and straightforward graphical user interface (GUI) of the application, which will immediately download all the episodes.

Every time a new episode of your favorite podcast is released, gPodder will automatically download it. It also provides resume functionality for all downloads, if the respective server supports it. Another interesting feature is the integrated podcast directory, where users can discover new content. In addition, the program allows users to synchronize the app's content with their mobile devices, so they can listen to podcasts on the go.

Supports user-defined plugins

Support for user-defined hooks and plugins is also integrated into gPodder, pushing the applications limits to the maximum. It includes around 20 extensions, all written in the Python programming language. gPodder integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment, but it can be used on any other open source window manager as long as the program’s requirements are met.

Under the hood

Being written entirely in Python and PyGTK, the application is available for the Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Additionally, the Sailfish OS mobile operating system, as well as the Nokia N9 and Blackberry 10 devices are also supported.

Bottom line

We recommend this application for all your podcast needs. It works exactly the same as a standard feed aggregator application.

gPodder was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on October 29th, 2014
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