Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Doggcatcher

I talked yesterday about how I didn’t like the Google Listen podcast client. I did a little Googling and found a nice solution (somewhat ironic, in an Alanis Morrissette kinda way): Doggcatcher. It costs $6.99 and I spent an extra $3.99 for Presto Sound Library which allows you to speed up the podcasts a little. Sorry Merlin! (He hates when people do this). Doggcatcher seems to do everything I mentioned as requirements in yesterday’s post. I also like that it doesn’t sync between clients, so I can have audio podcasts on my phone and video podcasts on my gtab tablet. It has a million configuration options, so you can set certain podcasts as higher priority than others and you can define how many episodes should be downloaded per podcast. I love having that kind of flexibility. Most importantly, the UI has been understandable and every time I launch it, I’m placed right back at the same place that I left off when I quit.