NewsFire vs. The Spellcatcher vs. juice vs. ziepod vs. RSSRadio

General Features NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Version
1.3
1.0.0.102
2.1
0.99 (Beta)
1.33
Last Release
2024-02-28 (today)
2.2
2006-02-12 (18 years ago)
19/02/2005
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)
Author
Ace Frahm
juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/team/index.php
Daniel Broad
URL
Free and Open Source
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
License
lifetime license for one user
All Rights Reserved
GPL
Closed Source, open API, plugin source available
License Cost/ Fee
16,99€
0
0
Free trial or $17.49
Languages
1
English
0
0
1
English
0
Operating System NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Windows 98
No
No
No
No
Yes
Windows XP
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mac OS X
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Linux
No
No
No
No
No
Windows Mobile
No
No
No
No
No
Palm OS
No
No
No
No
No
Programming Language
C#
Python and wxPython
.NET
Common Features NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Search
local & web
none
local
local & web
local & web
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.
yes, customizable
notifies you of updates, Notifier feed you news
MSN Style Popup + Chime
OPML Import
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
OPML Export
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Playlist Formats
Feed List Format (FLF), which lists one ATOM or RSS feed's URI per line, ues '#'' character for comment lines.
M3U, PLS
WMP, iTunes, jRiver, Direct Sync to Flashdrive, any by API
Organize NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Expiring Channels
No
No
No
No
No
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
configurable
No
Feed Reading NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Integrated Browser
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plain Text
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Podcatching NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Schedule Downloads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Resume Partial Downloads
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Limit Download Size
No
No
No
No
Yes
ID3 Editing
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Sync NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Sync to iTunes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sync to PSP
No
No
No
No
No
Sync to Mediaplayer
No
No
No
No
Yes
Sync to iPod
No
No
No
Yes
No
Integrated burning to CD
No
No
No
No
No
Media NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
MP3
download
download
download & external playing
download
download & internal playing
MPEG-4
download
download
download
download
download & external playing
Real
download
download
download & external playing
Quicktime
download
download
download
download & external playing
Windows Media
download
download
download
download & internal playing
DivX
download
download
download & external playing
Xvid
download
download
download & external playing
Content Protocols NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
rss 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
atom
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Transport Protocols NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
http
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
https
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
http auth
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
bittorrent
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proxy Server
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
feed://
No
No
No
No
Yes
podcast://
No
No
No
No
No
pcast://
No
No
No
No
No
itpc://
No
No
No
No
No
itms://
No
No
No
No
No
Support NewsFire The Spellcatcher juice ziepod RSSRadio
Support Forum
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Mailinglists
No
No
No
No
Yes
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