NewsFire vs. Armangil vs. ziepod vs. RSSRadio vs. The Spellcatcher vs. gPodder

General Features NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Version
1.3
4.0
0.99 (Beta)
1.33
1.0.0.102
3.7.0
Last Release
2016.03.07
2006-02-12 (18 years ago)
19/02/2005
2024-06-20 (1 day ago)
2014-05-16 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
Doga Armangil
Daniel Broad
Ace Frahm
Thomas Perl
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
License
lifetime license for one user
MIT
Closed Source, open API, plugin source available
All Rights Reserved
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
16,99€
Freeware
Free trial or $17.49
0
Free
Languages
1
English
0
1
English
0
0
0
Operating System NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Windows 98
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Windows XP
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mac OS X
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Linux
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Windows Mobile
No
No
No
No
No
No
Palm OS
No
No
No
No
No
No
Programming Language
Ruby
.NET
C#
Python
Common Features NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Search
local & web
local & web
local & web
local & web
none
local & web
Notifications
no
notifies you of updates, Notifier feed you news
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.
Popup, Tray Icon, Cron
OPML Import
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
OPML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Playlist Formats
m3u, pls, smil, asx, tox, xspf
M3U, PLS
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
Organize NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Expiring Channels
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Archive Old Feeds
yes
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
Lock or archive to folder, iPod, archive using "gpodder-backup"
Feed Reading NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Integrated Browser
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plain Text
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcatching NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Schedule Downloads
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Resume Partial Downloads
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Limit Download Size
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
ID3 Editing
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Sync NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Sync to iTunes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sync to PSP
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Sync to Mediaplayer
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Sync to iPod
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Integrated burning to CD
No
No
No
No
No
No
Media NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
MP3
download
download
download
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
MPEG-4
download
download
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
Real
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
Quicktime
download
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
Windows Media
download
download
download & internal playing
download
download & external playing
DivX
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
Xvid
download
download & external playing
download
download & external playing
Content Protocols NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
rss 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
atom
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Transport Protocols NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
http
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
https
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
http auth
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
bittorrent
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Proxy Server
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
feed://
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
podcast://
No
No
No
No
No
No
pcast://
No
No
No
No
No
No
itpc://
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
itms://
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Support NewsFire Armangil ziepod RSSRadio The Spellcatcher gPodder
Support Forum
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Mailinglists
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
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