I’ve at all times puzzled why some podcast purposes do not contemplate episode size as an necessary consider how folks determine what to hearken to. If I solely have twenty minutes throughout my commute or 30 minutes on my drive, I do not need to begin a lengthier episode and be compelled to pause earlier than it is over. Just a few podcast gamers acknowledged this a very long time in the past, however Pocket Casts remained an outlier till just lately when it added sorting by episode size. Now it is also implementing period filters.
Within the newest Pocket Casts v7.11 secure, you may discover a new Period bubble within the prime row beneath any filter. That permits you to limit the show to episodes of a particular period. Each a minimal and most choice may be set, in 5 minute increments. That manner you possibly can shortly spot which episodes suit your brief commute or your open-ended listening session.
Goldilocks was complaining to us about her commute, that her New Releases filter was stuffed with episodes that have been at all times both too lengthy, or too brief! We couldn’t bear to hearken to this story any longer, so we added the power to filter by period. In any Episode Filter, faucet the “Period” chip to begin limiting by size.
In v7.12 beta (which you’ll join here), the app can also be getting plenty of further enhancements. There’s higher integration with Android 11’s media notifications, however extra necessary are the brand new episode multi-select choices. Now you can un-star, un-archive, take away the obtain, and mark as unplayed; so actions are actually a two-way avenue, not a constructive motion solely. Within the screenshots beneath, the 4 episodes I chosen are saved for offline listening, so the primary motion (an x on prime of a horizontal line) is for eradicating the downloads. It’s also possible to faucet the overflow button then the pencil to rearrange choices and ensure your most-used ones are on prime.
Model 7.12 expands on the multi-select help you all appear to like, with much more enhancements:
– Now you can carry out actions like un-star, un-archive, mark as unplayed and eradicating downloads. That is proper, it is reverse day!
– Now you can re-arrange multi-select actions
– Added help for the Android 11 media notification and up to date playback objects function
– Improved rearranging of up subsequent
– Period filtering in an Episode filter can now be set as little as 1 minute
Each variations of Pocket Casts are actually obtainable on the Play Retailer, relying on whether or not you are enrolled within the beta or not. It’s also possible to seize v7.11 and v7.12 beta from APK Mirror.