One application for all your podcasting needs. You can subscribe to RSS feeds, read posts, download and play Audio and Video podcasts – all in a single application.
Supports Atom, RSS 2.0, RDF and OPML feeds.
Saves feeds so you can enjoy them even while you are offline.
Sophisticated podcast download engine gives you complete control of how many podcasts to download and how long to keep the old versions. Downloads new content in the background, so you spend more time enjoying you feeds, and less time waiting on them.
BeyondPod provides full control over what is being downloaded over your data connection. Update a single feed, feeds in a given category, or all feeds. Download a single podcast, the latest podcasts, or all podcasts for a given feed. Nothing happens without your knowledge. Podcast downloads can be scheduled to occur at a specific time, only when connected to WiFi, or only when the phone is charging. BeyondPod also offers an option to automatically (1) Turn WiFi on, (2) Update your feeds, (3) Turn WiFi back off.
BeyondPod's integrated podcast player tracks what podcasts you have listened to, and supports automatically deleting podcasts at the end of playback to save space. There is also a configurable TiVo style "commercial skip" that lets you easily skip over content that you are not interested in.
BeyondPod's Smart Playlist automatically generates playlists based on your listening preferences. (For example: First play the 2 newest podcasts of feed A, Then play the oldest podcast of Feed B.). If you follow multiple podcasts Smart Playlist is an excellent way to always listen to what you want.
BeyondPod's Home Screen Widget gives you one-button access to your podcasts, SmartPlay, and SmartPlay updates directly from your phone's Home screen.
Integration with Google Reader allows you to easily import your Reader subscriptions. BeyondPod will also synchronize the "Read" and "Starred" status of individual posts so you can read the same feed on both PC or Phone.
Assign feeds to various categories (such as News, Sports, or Technology) for convenient filtering by topic.
Use BeyondPod to discover new podcasts and RSS feeds. Search for feeds, import feeds from a variety of popular directories, from Google Reader, or from external OPML files.
Import any local files (music, audiobooks, voice notes etc) and make them playble in BeyondPod audio/video players as if they were podcasts.
BeyondPod supports both wired headsets and Bluetooth receiver (via the AVRC profile).
Use the Sleep feature to automatically turn the podcast playback off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
I switched to Franco kernel v53 last night, getting better battery already. In Beyondpod I had it set to share with the Android Music Player, I unticked that option. I think that is why Mediaserver used so much of the battery today.