Armangil vs. azureus vs. doppler vs. FireAnt vs. gPodder vs. itunes vs. juice vs. myPodder vs. NewsFire vs. nimiq vs. PlayPod vs. PPR vs. QuickNews vs. Radiotracker vs. raggle vs. rcFeedMe vs. RSSRadio vs. smartFeed vs. Synclosure vs. The Spellcatcher vs. ziepod

General Features Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Version
4.0
2.4.0.0
2.0.0.3
3.7.0
6.0.4
2.1
1.7
1.3
1.42.2
1.0b12
2.0
1.22
Platinum
0.4.4
1.25
1.33
1.4.2159
0.4
1.0.0.102
0.99 (Beta)
Last Release
2016.03.07
2006-02-12 (16 years ago)
2006-01-23 (16 years ago)
2014-05-16 (8 years ago)
2.2
2005-12-01 (16 years ago)
2006-03-27 (16 years ago)
6
2005-12-13 (16 years ago)
1.43
19/02/2005
2005-12-18 (16 years ago)
15.09.04
1.0.0.102
2006-02-12 (16 years ago)
Last Update here
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Author
Doga Armangil
Erwin van Hunen,Cindy De Smet
Joshua Kinberg
Thomas Perl
apple
juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/team/index.php
www.podcastready.com
Ed Alkema
Lance Robinson
Stand alone, inc.
RapidSolution Software AG
Paul Duncan
ARogan
Daniel Broad
Ace Frahm
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
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No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
MIT
CCPL ?
GPL
GPL
lifetime license for one user
dual
full version
BSD, MIT/X
Closed Source, open API, plugin source available
All Rights Reserved
License Cost/ Fee
Freeware
0
Free
0
0
free for download
16,99€
$16,99
14,95$
€29,90
Free trial or $17.49
0
Languages
0
0
1
English
1
English
0
0
0
2
German, English
1
English
1
English
1
English
1
English
0
3
German, English, French
1
English
0
0
0
1
English
0
1
English
Operating System Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Windows 98
Yes
No
No
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No
No
No
No
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No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
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No
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No
Windows XP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mac OS X
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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No
Yes
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Yes
No
Yes
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No
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Yes
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Linux
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Windows Mobile
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Yes
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Palm OS
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No
Yes
No
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No
No
No
No
No
No
Programming Language
Ruby
java
.NET 1.1
Python
Python and wxPython
C#
ruby
c#
.NET
phyton
C#
Common Features Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Search
local & web
local & web
local & web
web
local & web
local & web
local
web
local & web
none
local & web
web
local
local & web
web
none
local & web
local & web
none
local & web
Notifications
no
system tray popup
Popup, Tray Icon, Cron
yes, customizable
after start of software
System tray notifier
Client integrated database with automatically update function
no
MSN Style Popup + Chime
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.
notifies you of updates, Notifier feed you news
OPML Import
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
OPML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Playlist Formats
m3u, pls, smil, asx, tox, xspf
wml, itunes
M3u, PLS
M3U
M3U, PLS
m3u, pls, wpl, apple, itunes
Radiotracker integrated Audio- & Videoplayer
WMP, iTunes, jRiver, Direct Sync to Flashdrive, any by API
Feed List Format (FLF), which lists one ATOM or RSS feed's URI per line, ues '#'' character for comment lines.
M3U, PLS
Organize Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Expiring Channels
No
No
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No
Yes
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No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Archive Old Feeds
yes
Lock or archive to folder, iPod, archive using "gpodder-backup"
configurable
Configurable
No
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 Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Integrated Browser
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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Yes
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Yes
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No
Yes
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Yes
Plain Text
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Yes
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Yes
Podcatching Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Schedule Downloads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Resume Partial Downloads
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Limit Download Size
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
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No
Yes
No
No
No
No
ID3 Editing
No
No
Yes
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Yes
Yes
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Yes
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No
No
Yes
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No
No
Yes
Sync Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Sync to iTunes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Sync to PSP
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Sync to Mediaplayer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Sync to iPod
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Integrated burning to CD
No
No
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No
No
No
Yes
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No
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No
Media Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
MP3
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download & external playing
download & external playing
download
download
download
download & internal playing
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download
download & internal playing
download
download
download
download
MPEG-4
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
download & internal playing
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
download
Real
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download
download
download
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
Quicktime
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
download
download
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
Windows Media
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download & internal playing
download & internal playing
download
download & internal playing
download
download
download
DivX
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
download
download & internal playing
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
Xvid
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
download
download
Content Protocols Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
rss 2.0
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No
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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Yes
Yes
atom
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Yes
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No
Transport Protocols Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
http
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https
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http auth
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Yes
Yes
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bittorrent
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
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Yes
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Yes
Proxy Server
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feed://
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podcast://
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pcast://
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itpc://
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itms://
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Support Armangil azureus doppler FireAnt gPodder itunes juice myPodder NewsFire nimiq PlayPod PPR QuickNews Radiotracker raggle rcFeedMe RSSRadio smartFeed Synclosure The Spellcatcher ziepod
Support Forum
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Mailinglists
No
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No
Yes
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No
No
No
Yes
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