App of the Week: Podcast

What is it?

Podcasts are a great way to stuck into the nitty gritty aspects of any industry but especially business! Released in episodes, which focus on particular topics, podcasts are a great way to educate and learn from the luxury of your mobile. 

The Podcast app allows you to explore thousands of free audio and video podcasts, giving you the option to add your favourite episodes to personal stations that stay updated. You can trawl through the featured tab or browse the top charts to see what is popular in your industry. 

Using iCloud makes the experience even better as it remembers your place in the episode, meaning you’ll be able to catch up on the rest of the podcast on your desktop if you run out of time. 

Who is it for?

Anyone who’s a listener and learner should give Podcast a go. Search podcasts you know of or browse through the popular ones to find ones suited to your needs. If you want to be productive and spend those spare moments wisely, using this app is a great way to feel better improve your skills and knowledge. 

TedTalks, the nonprofit organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading, and The Bottom Line With Evan Davis are two great podcasts to get stuck into. But it doesn’t have to be business related. If you’re looking for some fun or inspiration, there’s plenty of other categories including comedy, health and music to listen to. 

Podcast brings together expert opinions, reaction and information which can prove priceless in the long run. Ranging from round table conversation, radio interview catchups and conference highlights, Podcast is a great app to download. 

How will it improve my day-to-day?

You know when a great song comes on the radio and it instantly makes you feel a bit better? Well it’s a similar feeling when you’re listening to great podcast that inspires and educates. There’s only so many hours in the day but using those rare spare moments wisely is a great way to maximise your potential in any industry. 

So if you want your business to be the best it can be, you can’t go wrong by listening to the wide range of podcasts available on the app. If you’re struggling to sleep, then listening to a podcast could help and the optional Sleep Timer means the podcast will automatically turn if when you’re in bed. 

Do I have to pay? 

The app is designed for both iPhone and iPad and comes completely free!

Where can I use it?

Available as an iOS app and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 7.0 or later)

Also available in iTunes

Stay tuned next week for another productivity app that you can use in your business. 

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