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

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