Escapepod

Escapepod is a simple and lightweight app for listening to podcasts.
New in version 0.9.1
# v0.9.1 - Aber Hier Leben, Nein Danke

**2020-03-25**

- fixes parsing of podcast homepage address
- updated translations
Escapepod is a podcast player with a minimalistic approach, that may not be to everyone's liking. The app has only a single screen. Playback controls and a list of podcasts that shows the five most recent episodes each. Escapepod has no podcast discovery feature. It only offers a very simple search option and it opens RSS podcasts links when you tap them in a web browser.


FREQUENT QUESTIONS

DOES ESCAPEPOD HAVE PLAYBACK QUEUE?
Escapepod has a simple up-next feature. Tap play on an episode while listening to another one. You will be be given the opportunity add it to the up-next slot.

WHAT ARE THE DEFAULT SETTINGS?
- Auto-update does not download files over cellular network
- Escapepod by default only keeps two episodes

ESCAPEPODS KEEPS MORE THAN TWO EPISODES.
Escapepod tries to reduce the number of episodes it keeps. Here are the rules for that:
- Escapepod keeps the latest two episodes
- Episodes, that have been started, or that have been downloaded manually, are kept, too
- the maximum number of episodes available (and kept) is five

DOES ESCAPEPODS SUPPORT OMPL?
You can import a podcast list using the OPML exchange format. Just open an OPML file using a file manager and choose Escapepod as the handler. The current podcast collection can be exported via Settings. Addionally Escapepod keeps an up-to-date OPML file in the folder /Android/data/org.y20k.escapepod/files/collection/.

I CAN NOT ADD PODCAST X.
Please report any podcast feeds, that are currently not working, using the GitHub Issue template "Feed Issue" (https://github.com/y20k/escapepod/issues/). Note: Escapepod does not support video podcasts.

WHERE DO THE PODCAST SEARCH RESULTS COME FROM?
Escapepod searches the gpodder.net (https://gpodder.net/directory/) online database. Gpodder.net is a great page, if you are looking for new stuff to listen to, BTW.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.9.1 (26) suggested Added on 2020-04-01

    This version requires Android 7.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.9.0 (25) - Added on 2020-03-05

    This version requires Android 7.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.8.6 (24) - Added on 2020-01-07

    This version requires Android 7.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK 2.3 MiB PGP Signature