BeyondPod 3.1.1

Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  6 reviews
Downloads: 0
Released: Jan 6, 2009
Updated: Feb 6, 2009 by skyntchev
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

The .CAB file of this PUBLIC RELEASE can be downloaded from http://www.beyondpod.mobi

What is New in this Release
  • Updated the handling of Atom feeds so it can support content generated by Google Reader.
  • Added a menu option to toggle grouping by feed in the Podcast view. This option is enabled only when showing all podcasts in the current category.
  • Fixed a bug where feed groups were not sorted correctly when "Group by Feed" option is on.
  • Categories are now stored in the same file as the podcasts (TrackState.xml). This fixes cases where categories and the feeds assigned to them can get out of sync.
  • Added a menu option to toggle grouping by feed in the Podcast view. This option is enabled only when showing all podcasts in the current category.
  • Fixed a bug where feed groups were not sorted correctly when "Group by Feed" option is on.
  • Categories are now stored in the same file as the podcasts (TrackState.xml). This fixes cases where categories and the feeds assigned to them can get out of sync.
  • Fixed an issue where BeyondPod would fail to update on schedule when only WiFi connection is available.
  • Added "Allow use of GPRS/EDGE/3G" connections in Tools > Settings > Global Settings. This setting lets you prevent BeyondPod from using the cellular connection for feed updates and downloads. (Useful if your provider charges you per MB downloaded)
  • Added "Force New Posts First" setting to Feed Properties to force sorting of posts by date in Content View. This is useful if some of your feeds add their new posts at the end of the feed (instead at the top).
  • You can now configure a custom http "UserAgent" string. Please refer to the Resources page for more details on how to set that up.
  • Added a setting to Feed Properties to allow for truncating the beginning of podcast names . Useful when long podcast names start with the same prefix like <show name>-<episode name>, thus allowing you to see more of the episode name.
  • Allow podcast deletions in Feed properties now has a "Use Global Setting" option. The global setting is in Tool > Settings > General Settings.

Reviews for this release

     
BeyondPod is a great application for managing podcasts. It does some great things like allowing listening to podcasts while downloading others and scheduling downloading podcasts DVR/VCR style. Many things like menus and settings aren't too intuitive and it's a bit of a memory hog compared to many other applications including Microsoft Office for Mobile. And there are still a number of bugs.
by Alfetta159 on May 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM
     
Best podcast and RSS feed management software I've found for WinMo. Extremely usable interface, and podcast management is fantastic (yet to find an app that comes close) - particularly OTA downloads and keeping track of where you may have left off listening for multiple podcasts. This is how mobile applications should be done. Kudos to the developer(s).
by plumdog70 on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:24 PM
     
Love it. I went back to BeyondPod after trying KinomaPlay, I realized that BeyondPod was MUCH MUCH more robust in terms of: 1) Downloading massive number of webcasts for future playback with "Download All" feature. Love it! 2) Custom RSS definitions: Point to any website with an RSS feed. 3) Automatic housekeeping: Delete old webcasts and dim you display. 4) No bloatware.
by tdrager on Sep 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM
     
excellent program, with robust features and intuitive design
by BPC on Sep 19, 2009 at 12:57 AM
     
Excellent program architecture and a simple and powerfull code. Very nice and easy to use UI.
by bbaitis on Mar 8, 2009 at 6:15 PM
     
Please visit: http://www.frontlinegeek.com/home/2009/1/17/podcasts-to-your-winmo.html for a review of this excellent application. I will be following it closely as it develops and grows.
by frontlinegeek on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:50 PM