Escapepod

Escapepod is a simple and lightweight app for listening to podcasts.
New in version 0.8.6
# v0.8.6 - Gehen Die Leute

**2020-01-05**

- fixes a crash in the search dialog
- Hebrew language version
Escapepod is a simple and lightweight app for listening to podcasts. It's bare bone approach may not be to everyone's taste: 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

I CAN NOT ADD PODCAST X.
The podcast import feature needs some testing. It works with most of my favorite podcasts, but problems are to be expected. Please head over to the Wiki (https://github.com/y20k/escapepod/wiki/Podcasts-feeds-that-are-not-working-yet) and add the podcast that failed to import.

WHERE ARE THE SETTINGS?
Escapepod has no settings screen. It tries to rely on sensible defaults.

WHAT ARE THE DEFAULT SETTINGS?
- Auto-update does not download files over cellular network
- Dark mode is handled by the Android system
- 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

WHY MAKE SIMPLICITY A HIGH PRIORITY?
Escapepod is a one-person fun project. Simplicity helps maintaining the app.

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.

I REALLY MISS FEATURE X.
For the foreseeable future the development of Escapepod will focus on stability and user interface polish. Do not expect new features anytime soon.

DOES ESCAPEPODS SUPPORT OMPL?
You can import an OPML formatted podcast list. Open the list in a file browser and choose Escapepod as a handler. Escapepod does not have an explicit export feature, but it keeps an up-to-date OPML file in the following folder on your device /Android/data/org.y20k.escapepod/files/collection/.

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 0.8.6 (24) suggested 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

  • Version 0.8.5 (23) - Added on 2019-12-23

    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

  • Version 0.8.3 (21) - Added on 2019-12-10

    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