Podcasting apps also known as Podcatchers is a digital audio file which available in the form of episodic series. Best Podcast apps automatically download and sort the newest episodes of your subscribed podcasts.

Its December now and time to round the best lists of the year. Today we are listing the best podcast apps of 2016 for your iPhone and iPad.

1. Overcast

Overcast
Overcast is an iPhone only podcast created by Marco Arment who is known as the creator of popular read-it-later service, Instapaper. The app comes with some awesome features like Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smarter Playlists to help you listen to more podcasts in more places.

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Overcast helps you to Download podcasts for playing anytime, even when offline. You can search and browse for new podcasts, plus get recommendations from Twitter that helps you to touch whats is trending now.

App-Store

Price – Free with IAP

2. Downcast

Downcast
Downcast is a popular podcatcher app. With Downcast you can download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.

Downcast gives users some powerful features. With the app users can Import and export podcast feeds via OPML, protect the podcasts with password, Video and audio AirPlay support etc.

App-Store

Price – $1.99

3. Instacast 5

Instacast
Instacast is a popular podcatcher app used by tons of users. It syncs seemlessly between iPhone, iPad and Mac. The latest app  sports a redesigned media player with easy swipe access.

Instacast is a universal podcatcher app that perfectly in sync from iPhone and iPod touch, to iPad, to Mac.

App-Store

Price – Free

4. iCatcher

iCatcher
iCatcher is available since  2005. iCatcher is an advanced podcatcher app features tons of configurable settings. iCatcher allows users to Sync subscriptions, episode playback positions and playlists between your devices with iCloud.

Custom playlists with filtering options by podcast, episodes makes iCatcher a favorite for the iOS users.

App-Store

Price – $2.99

5. Pocket Casts

Pocketcasts
Pocket Casts is a good podcatcher client with good system syncs and push notifications. You can sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between iOS and other mobile devices as well as Pocket Casts Web.

Pocket Casts supports almost all iOS devices like iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6+, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air 1, 2, iPad Mini 1, 2, 3 and iPod touch 5G.

App-Store

Price – $3.99