Although Android has come a long way over the past few years, there’s still no dedicated podcast application on the platform. This means that users have to rely on third party sources to get podcasts on their devices.
BeyondPod wants to be a part of your holiday savings by offering you a whopping 70% savings on everyone’s favorite Podcasting application. During the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25, 26 and 27), the BeyondPod Team wants to make it worth your wild by offering their app for just $1.99 with all Pro features like their robust scheduler, unlimited feed updates and multiple podcast downloads. In addition, you can add RSS feeds and there is simple integration with Google Reader.
Sophisticated podcast download engine gives you complete control of how many podcasts to download and how long to keep the old versions. Downloads new content in the background, so you spend more time enjoying your feeds and less time waiting on them.
You can snatch the unlock code here to get started and you can download the app here to start downloading your favorite Podcasts. There’s even a slick Honeycomb version for those listening on their tablets. Check out the video below of a demo for BeyondPod in action along with some screen shots and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
I’ll admit, I’m new to Podcasts. One of the things that seemed daunting was keeping track of so many different Podcasts, and like watching TV episodes, sometimes I forget what episode number I’ve left off on in my busy schedule. BeyondPad helped with both of those problems right away. Not only did it let me quickly search for the PodCasts I wanted, it also automatically downloads the latest ones for me so I don’t have to remember to grab them. The biggest plus though was being able to see which episodes I have listened to already and, with a status bar, shows me how much of it I listened to already. This gives me a quick at a glance view to be able to restart an old episode I might not have finished just yet. Another bonus is that it always remembers where you left off on each episode and replays it from that section on your next listen. I also like my apps to be clean looking and fast and BeyondPod gives both of those values as well. You’ll even be able to set the app to only sync and download your episodes when your device is on WiFi. There is even an option to speed up the podcasts to shorten your listening time with apps like Presto, which you can download by clicking 1x within the player.
BeyondPad offers a trial version fthat you can try out for seven days with full features. To unlock it’s full potential after the trial period you can purchase an unlock key from the market for $6.99. Since it’s free for seven days, hit up the break and give it shot for yourself. You can catch download links and screenshots after the break and don’t forget to let us know what you think.