iTunes’s handling of Podcasts is really bad if you don’t sync often so I decided to try to find an app that would be sort of like Rdio but for Podcasts. I tried Podcaster but it was very buggy and settled on iCatcher based on the recommendations of some Twitter folk. So far, so good.
The UI is a little cluttered but overall it works as expected. Now I can track what I’ve listened to even if I just stream it and can download when needed for listening on planes. It also syncs played status across iOS devices with iCloud. I give it 14.5 octothorpes on the brand new Sheehan Arbitrary App Rating Scale (SAARS, not to be confused with SARS).