105 – Pocket Casts

Back on the list in 2019

Pocket Casts is a powerful podcast player for iOS and Android devices.

Website: shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts
Cost: Free. Premium subscription service
Availability: Download app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 55
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018 –    2017: –   2016: 175   2015: –    2014: –    2013: –
2012: –   2011: –   2010: –       2009: –    2008: –     2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected PocketCasts as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “one of the few paid apps I use, PocketCast is my preferred podcast app. Easy to add sources and synchronisation across devices makes it my preferred choice.” Andrew Jacobs, UK https://lostanddesperate.com/2019/09/04/top-10-tools-for-learning-2019/
  • “I regularly listen to podcasts, and I have found this to be my preferred app. While initially it caught my eye because it was Australian made, I have been won over by the clean and easy-to-use interface and being able to create playlists of episodes that I want to listen to.” Head of Risk Skills, Australia
  • “User-friendly podcast platform. I prefer this app’s organization to Apple Podcasts, free!” Instructor, USA

Previous comments

  • “Since I started running I found that I sometimes needed to hear something other than the sound of my feet on the pavement. I don’t like running to music too often as I find it makes me speed up so looked around at audiobooks and spoken word content. I discovered a great podcast app (Pocket Casts) and have a menu of 20+ podcasts which I listen to regularly. These include the TED radio hour, Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History, the Tim Ferriss Show, RadioLab and This American Life. There is enough variety that I can find content which I can use in work and it’s all available for nil/neutral cost.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

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