Stay caught up with podcasts with iCatcher! for iPhone and iPad

iCatcher! is a podcast application for iPhone and iPad that downloads your podcasts in the background. It was recently updated so that downloaded podcast episodes are now available through the iTunes File Sharing option.

  • Keep track of all of your podcast subscriptions
  • Set schedules for when each one typically comes out
  • Download over WiFi, 3G or Edge and in the background (on supported devices)
  • Search in all views to find that podcast or episode you are looking for.
  • Play audio in the background on supported iOS devices
  • Custom playlists that allow you to select podcasts and/or keywords to view your downloaded episodes.
  • Custom playlists now allow you to exclude podcasts.
  • All device orientations supported with configurable option in the settings.
  • Universal App, works on all of your iOS 4.0+ devices
  • Full retina display support
  • While in a playlist you can see the total time remaining and watch it count down while a podcast is playing.
  • You can unsubscribe to podcasts and still have them on your device. Use that for those less than stellar podcasts!
  • Now with full VoiceOver support
  • Support for Password Protected feeds
  • Support for continuous playback within custom playlists (on by default).

iCatcher! is available as a universal app for iPhone and iPad and is priced at $1.99. Screenshots after the break.

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Stay caught up with podcasts with iCatcher! for iPhone and iPad


Nice app. Too bad it doesn't support OPML import from Dropbox or scanning of your existing iTunes podcast db. I don't want to have to manually enter my podcasts so I'll have to wait to get home to connect to iTunes.

Email the OPML file to yourself. In the email press the "open in" button, iCatcher will be an option.

If you have the OPML in dropbox and you have dropbox on your device, then tap the opml file in the dropbox app and it will give you the option to open in iCatcher

I like that it shows more of the podcast title. Very annoying that the iPhone MP3 player chops off long titles (even in Landscape).
Does it give the ability to show more of the ID3 tags? That's the other part I find annoying on the iPhone MP3 player.

iTunes app on iOS devices, iCatcher lets you download or stream podcasts on your mobile device using 3G or Wi-Fi. And like Podcaster—probably this app’s closest competitor—iCatcher lets users easily search for obscure podcasts outside range of Top 10 offerings like Radiolab, combing through RSS feeds and non-Apple podcast sites like Podcast Alley to help you find what you’re listening for.

Discovering new podcasts is often a matter of serendipity—a recommendation from a friend, a mention in a blog. iCatcher, a $2 app for the iPhone and iPad from, beats similar offerings primarily by making it so easy to search for podcasts you never knew existed.

This constantly compares live images from the connected camera. When motion is detected, it automatically captures and saves the image to disk. Sensitivity controls and user-defined masks let you eliminate spurious motion detections. Playback lets you review activity detected on any given day in a matter of minutes.