The Spellcatcher Features

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? acefrahm@spellcast.in

Thank you, Ace Frahm

Visit Website: spellcast.in
General Features The Spellcatcher
Version
1.0.0.102
Last Release
2020-08-13 (1 day ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
Author
Ace Frahm
URL
Free and Open Source
No
License
All Rights Reserved
License Cost/ Fee
0
Languages
0
Operating System The Spellcatcher
Windows 98
No
Windows XP
Yes
Mac OS X
No
Linux
No
Windows Mobile
No
Palm OS
No
Programming Language
C#
Common Features The Spellcatcher
Search
none
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.
OPML Import
No
OPML Export
No
Playlist Formats
Feed List Format (FLF), which lists one ATOM or RSS feed's URI per line, ues '#'' character for comment lines.
Organize The Spellcatcher
Expiring Channels
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
Feed Reading The Spellcatcher
Integrated Browser
No
Plain Text
No
Podcatching The Spellcatcher
Schedule Downloads
Yes
Resume Partial Downloads
No
Limit Download Size
No
ID3 Editing
No
Sync The Spellcatcher
Sync to iTunes
No
Sync to PSP
No
Sync to Mediaplayer
No
Sync to iPod
No
Integrated burning to CD
No
Media The Spellcatcher
MP3
download
MPEG-4
download
Real
download
Quicktime
download
Windows Media
download
DivX
download
Xvid
download
Content Protocols The Spellcatcher
rss 2.0
Yes
atom
Yes
Transport Protocols The Spellcatcher
http
Yes
https
No
http auth
No
bittorrent
No
Proxy Server
No
feed://
No
podcast://
No
pcast://
No
itpc://
No
itms://
No
Support The Spellcatcher
Support Forum
No
Mailinglists
No