I've been looking for a program to just download podcasts for a while now.
I know the de facto program is iTunes but I don't have it running all the time, and I don't want to miss shows, like This American Life, that keep downloads available for a limited time.
My current platform is Mac OS X 10.8.
Basic features I'm looking for:
- Light process / memory use
- Always running in the background, maybe an icon in the menu bar
- Downloads the latest podcasts from RSS feeds
- Able to organize/configure podcasts
- Able to set downloads folder
I'm not looking for a full-fledged media manager. It can play the podcasts, but that won't be its primary function.
I've looked at Instacast for Mac, but it downloaded the podcasts in a system (rather than user) directory--making it difficult for backups--and renamed the files to a hash--making them near impossible to retrieve through the file system.
Juice has never seemed to consistently download from my feeds.
Does anyone know of anything else out there?
I'm comfortable with both command-line and gui apps.