Last covered almost two years ago when it was a new entrant into the crowded Windows Phone 8.1 podcatcher market, Podcast+ Pro is back and with a brand new UWP implementation. It's very much a Windows 10 interface overhaul first and foremost, adding in the new style views and controls, plus compatibility with Windows 10 on the desktop (obviously) plus Continuum from the phone via a secondary display. In truth, the UI is still very much optimised for a portrait phone view, so there's still work to do by the developer, but at least this is a full UWP app now and worthy of comparison to the other growing UWP podcatcher stable.
Using Podcast+ Pro, you can subscribe, download and play podcasts in one single App. And play your favorites everywhere anytime. Feature-rich, operation-simple is a major feature of Podcast+ Pro. The key features include:
one click to update all favorite feeds and download all new episodes
support play content offline and online
support super-fast multi-threaded download of the media, support resume broken downloads
easy to add feeds, such as by keywords, by categories, and by the feed URL.
easy to manage feeds, support assign the tags of the feeds
powerful custom playlist, including built-in "recent added" and "downloaded" playlists.
rich custom settings, such as deleting the out-of-date media automatically, changing the order of playlist
Here's the new UWP version of Podcast+ Pro in action:
Podcasts seem to be gathered well, with a large fonted and clear display, here on a Lumia 950, all the controls and most UI elements are now recognisably Windows 10; (right) the Now Playing screen, which works well in portrait though is a disaster in landscape (don't try it).
The Settings panes are much as in the original version - all very logical and everything seems to work. More testing needed for a full review, of course.
The playlists are as useful as usual, here sorted by 'added' date; (right) within a podcast, episodes are listed along with download status. You can also pin a podcast to the Start screen from here.
When hooked up via Continuum, Podcast+ Pro works, though as with many other phone-centric UWPs the use of display space isn't optimised.
Well worth checking out, and comments welcome once you've used this for a few days or weeks. You can buy this in the Store here for £2.29 (in the UK).