Using your Pocket PC to catch up on podcasts (or blogcasts)


I love and use Egress all the time for catching up on Blogs on my Pocket PC, I just sink up over my wireless network at home and then read when I’ve got a moment spare.

Today I spotted Mike Hall’s blog item about Podcasting on your Pocket PC and FeederReader which looks well cool and a great implementation and was starting to feel more than just a little envious:-(

Well I spotted that there is an update to Egress that now also support Pobcasting and something to try out over the weekend – phew, well done guys:-)

So now there are at least two Pocket PC RSS Readers that support Podcasting, check them both out – awesome!!

PS, At the risk of “egg sucking” if you are not that sure what a Podcast (or Blogcast or Videocast) is then check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast, but putting it real simple it’s just a downloadable MP3, WMA or WMV file with captured audio and or video which will hopefully entertain and info you and often published via RSS.

Egress features whipped off Pocketgear include:-

Application Description
Now an RSS/RDF feed reader for the PocketPC with the features you’ve been looking for:

* Supports RSS (.09, .91, .92 and 2.0), RDF (1.0), and ATOM (0.3)
* Supports landscape orientation using PocketPC 2003SE
* Integrates with Today
* Support for Bloglines synchronized channels – NEW in 2.1
* Caches and displays inline images
* Add new channel wizard – NEW in 2.0
* Can cache web pages for later display using PocketIE – NEW in 2.0
* Can download enclosures (Podcasting support) – NEW in 2.0
* Configurable item sort – NEW in 2.0
* Background download of feeds
* Supports HTTP proxies
* Configurable item retention (configurable by channel – NEW in 2.0)
* Configurable news feed storage location
* Configurable fonts and colors
* Supports alternate web browsers
* Supports Radio Userland style automatic subscription (Web page coffee mug icon)

 

 


Comments (7)

  1. Greg Smith says:

    How is the podcasting support in Egress? I’d love to hear a comparison of that and FeederReader. Egress is likely more polished than FeederReader, because it has a longer history. FeederReader has many of the same features as Egress, and I’ve built it to handle a large(ish) number of feeds. I’m subscribed to about 160 feeds including about 17 podcasts using FeederReader. I’ve worked hard on the Enclosure support with it’s integrated file management and an Enclosure Toolbar. You can try the download at http://www.FeederReader.com or just read about Enclosure Toolbar at http://www.feederreader.com/EnclosureSupport.html

    If you choose to try it out, let me know how it goes. And as always, I’m open to suggestions on my message board!

    Greg Smith

    Author, FeederReader – The Pocket PC RSS, podcatcher, videocatcher

    http://www.FeederReader.com – Download on the Road

  2. Dave Glover says:

    Greg, will try out over the weekend let you know. Cheers, Dave

  3. Mike says:

    And I’m going to be trying out Feederreader over the next couple of days – I will post a review to my blog.

    – Mike