Here then are the two main parts of the feature:
Part 1, covering:
- DotArrow's i Podcast
- Singular Scope's Podcast Brain
- Johan Paul's Podcatcher (also available for the Meego-powered Nokia N9, interestingly)
- Igneous Software's Podcast Lounge
- Jendalu Ventures' Podcast Bandit
- FrostyNixon Software's SlapDash Podcasts
- ObjectivePixel's BringCast
- Apocalypse Interrupted's 'Play, Look and Listen'
- Juuso Ala-Uotila's WPodder
Part 2, covering:
- Meltingbot Software's emphatically named PODCASTS!
- Constructiv's Carboncast
- Richard Szalay's Podcaster
- Volker Voecking's Podcast Picker
- Monster's P | Cast
- create.ding's pod.ding
- YIMdev's Podcast Critter
But if you haven't got time to work through the best part of 8000 words, here's the summary:
Podcast Lounge is still the overall recommendation here, it's simply more polished and feature complete than anything else here. However, the likes of BringCast and Podcast Critter are both snapping at its heels and I wouldn't rule out a change of winner at some point. In the next tier we have Podcast Picker, P | Cast and Carboncast - any of which I'd also be pretty happy using most of the time. The podcatching market has certainly matured nicely on Windows Phone.
Note that there's one 'bug' which turns out to affect ALL podcatchers and which keeps rearing its ugly head. It's a bug in Windows Phone itself and concerns playback volume - see here for my write-up. Here's hoping that Nokia or Microsoft can knock this one on the head very soon.
Comments? Which podcatcher have you been loving on Windows Phone?