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Tap That App: Podcatcher apps for Android users
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Tap That App: Podcatcher apps for Android users

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Android devices lack native podcast management, but with the help of these podcatcher apps, you'll be enjoying all of your favorite audio and video shows in no time.

Welcome to Tap That App, I�m Antuan Goodwin and this is the show where we talk about the hottest apps in the mobile space. These days, I spend more time listening to podcasts than I do listening to music� there are so many good shows about cars, technology, and Android� (wink) Now, iPhone users have got it easy, podcast management is built into iTunes, but Google has left its podcast loving Android users out in to cold without a native podcast subscription service. Fortunately, there are a few good podcatching apps available in the Android market. DoggCatcher puts your favorite audio and video podcasts at your fingertips with a set of options that allow users to be as basic or as complex and granular as they�d like to be. If you just want DoggCatcher to download the newest episode of every subscribed show, it can handle that. If you want to set autodownloader options on a per-show basis, DoggCatcher can do that too. If you only want to download podcasts when your phone is plugged in and on WiFi, you�re good to go. This app also allows resumed playback so you can pick up your shows where you left off. BeyondPod offers just about all of the functionality to DoggCatcher, but adds the ability to separate podcasts into categories, so you can keep your comedy podcasts separate from your tech news podcasts. Categories these categories come into play with a cool feature called SmartPlay, that lets a user micromanage what feeds get added to the playlist and in what order. So if you like to start your day with the newest news show, then listen to 3 comedy podcasts, and finish up with the oldest episode of your favorite internet radio drama, BeyondPod will accommodate. BeyondPod also offers a tablet optimized version for Honeycomb users. Both DoggCatcher and BeyondPod are going to cost you about $7 each. However, BeyondPod is free for the first seven-days for those who like to try before they buy. I think that either of these apps is worth every penny if you subscribe to a bunch of audio or video podcasts. The app that�ll be best for you will depend on which interface you like the best. Whichever podcast manager you choose, be sure to fill it up with CNET podcasts which you can find over at CNET.com/podcasts and if you�ve got an app that you�d like to see us tap, send it to TapThatApp@cnet.com. I�m Antuan Goodwin and if you�ll excuse me, I�ve gotta tune into the latest episode of� Tap that App� weird.

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