|General Features||The Spellcatcher|
|Free and Open Source||No|
|License||All Rights Reserved|
|License Cost/ Fee||0|
|Operating System||The Spellcatcher|
|Mac OS X||No|
|Common Features||The Spellcatcher|
|Notifications||no "you've got podcasts" messages are sent, but you can see the feed scanning & download activity as it happens in The Spellcatcher's console window.|
|Playlist Formats||Feed List Format (FLF), which lists one ATOM or RSS feed's URI per line, ues '#'' character for comment lines.|
|Archive Old Feeds||The definition of "Expiring Channels" on podcatcher matrix is unclear, it is not possibli to understand what that means. The Spellcatcher never erases downloaded podcast episodes from your computer. You must delete them yourself when you are done with th|
|Feed Reading||The Spellcatcher|
|Resume Partial Downloads||No|
|Limit Download Size||No|
|Sync to iTunes||No|
|Sync to PSP||No|
|Sync to Mediaplayer||No|
|Sync to iPod|
|Integrated burning to CD||No|
|Content Protocols||The Spellcatcher|
|Transport Protocols||The Spellcatcher|
I just finished creating The Spellcatcher http://spellcast.in
It is for Windows PC desktop-laptops.
It reads both ATOM & RSS feeds. It comes with a default list of podcasts built-in, so the first-time user can immediately see that it works, and try out the podcasts I like.
Most podcatchers will download the entire back catalog of episode enclosures when you add a feed.
This causes your computer to work for days, clogging your internet connection the whole time.
The Spellcatcher has a "no-podcasts-older-than-date" field, so that it can suppress the downloading of old shows.
This one feature alone completely justified the time and effort I spent in creating it.
And I made some features that help podcasters measure downloads, place promos in other podcasts, and make it possible for the small podcaster to sell podcast ads for the first time. But the user base needs to grow, as The Spellcatcher is brand spanking new, 2012-10-29 . . . . .
The Spellcatcher seems to be the only podcatcher under active development right now that is made to meet the needs of podlisteners, podcasters, and podvertizers. The others all have some problems with them I'm busy trying to fix. I invite you to join me in the adventuresome endeavor to improve the infrastructure of podcasting itself!
Questions? Bugs? Feature Requests? firstname.lastname@example.org
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These screenshots should give you a first impression how The Spellcatcher looks like. Remember: The look of many Podcatchers can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.
To manage preferences for The Spellcatcher, just click the "Show Preferences" button. By default, these config files are located in the user's "Documents" ( Win 7 ) or "My Documents" ( Win XP ) folder, under "\Podcasts\Podcast Download Manager Configuration Files".
The Spellcatcher runs as a scheduled task under windows, you can control when it runs just like any other schedule task. This built-in scheduler helps make it easy to do, and has a button that by default will arrange to download every 3 hours.