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Anchor - Make your own podcast

Anchor - Make your own podcast

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"Ridiculously easy" "The best way to start a podcast" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4.7 Ratings 121K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
120.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    85+%
  2. 4
    8+%
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  • Great idea - Selfish execution Jun 4, 2018

    By ZMPhysique
    The fundamental of the app is such a phenomenal idea. One place to record your podcast that covers distribution. I’ll admit I’ve been on the edge of starting a podcast for some time now, and hearing Gary Vee talk about this app is what inspired the download and the start of my podcast. However, and this is a massive however. I can not stand the fact that Anchor feels that they can just brand themselves all over my content. Anchor has no right to play their advertisements over my content on iTunes, or brand themselves on my Facebook posts. The content and education that I’ve spent my life building doesn’t belong to anchor, and if your creating an app as a solution for some gaps in the market space that’s fine, but don’t try to claim that your app the reason why people are able to have a podcast. I’ve just uploaded my last episode through anchor and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because of this branding issue.
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Sintoxxication
    Great app, free, great sound effects, they do everything! The only complaint I have is that I wish it would offer live calls for guest.. It never works good with fb messenger.... Just a button that lets people know when your live and option to call you... Everyone is searching for that perfect live call option with a podcast platform. But over all great app!
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Unit Killer X
    1 of the top 10 Podcast apps out the. I was never in the podcast but it really did help me also I started making one show and then another and another and another and I'm glad to give them Five Stars Just for how they respond to you and you do not have to pay any money Just to talk. And if you do not know how to do a Comcast they will help you. They have tutorials. Good luck
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  • Great app but.. Apr 21, 2018

    By DiegoGuz05
    This is a great app to get started on creating podcast. My friend and I just got approved for Apple podcasts and pocket cast in a matter of days! The only thing keeping me from giving it a full five star review are the two following problems. The first one, the app needs to include a way to trim unnecessary audio recordings. There has been plenty of times where we are 15-20 mins recording and we get distracted by something and end up recording 2-3 mins off topic and guess what? We have to record again since we can’t trim the audio recording! That is very frustrating. The second problem, whatever the app does it kills my phone’s battery! No joke! Just today we recorded a 11 min episode and my phone went from 86% to 58% that was unbelievable. And before you say it must’ve been something else..no I have background data restricted on all apps with exception of Anchor, Mail, Clash Royale, and Play music. When I launch this app I close out of everything and only laugh this app and I connect to WiFi. Once those two problems are taken care of I will gladly change my ratings!
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By SHEKNOWS SHIINO
    This app is amazing. The best app u ever downloaded. It has gotten me to a platform where I know my voice matters. The scrip details really are true. It does everything it says. My only concern is the updates towards the analytics but I'm sure that can be fixed. Thank you very much anchor for taking my podcast to a whole new level
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Slipiest Adv_7000
    It actually a great app to make podcast, only I experienced a problem with the audio several times. So the audio suddenly stopped while my friends were talking which in result made me unable to hear their voice. It is so annoying since I could not tell whether it is my turn to speak or not. Fix this please, oh and thanks in advance
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  • Lack of notifications Jun 24, 2020

    By Dgodofwar
    Let me just say I do love anchor and what has done to my podcast and helped me do what I’m doing, been with them since I was only able to do 5 min episodes. But for several weeks now there has been constant updates I would say or crashes on the site and app, in which has been messing with my releases of my episodes. I got an email back saying there was an update going on in which I was unaware, but then it happened again and then the following week again and as I’m writing this review it just happened again. I don’t mind the update but it would be nice to let us know when it will happened so I can plan in advance to release the episode or schedule it in time instead of just not being to be able to do either. This has interrupted my consistency of my release dates in which I was force to choose other days but it happened to me again today. I’m only writing this review because with this pandemic I don’t get an answer until like two days later, I would appreciate at least a little knowledge on this part. Besides that anchor has most definitely exceeded my expectations on my podcast so I hope this will keep on going. Thank you
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Katrina Taylor
    Made a whole episode and now I cannot access it because it is failing to connect to my wifi. I had to try and delete the app and start all over and once again it is saying I have no wifi. I have toggled my wifi on and off and restarted my phone entirely...nothing. Very frustrating to erase a WHOLE episode.
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  • Don’t waste your time!!! Jan 31, 2019

    By LexoButterfly
    I have another podcast that I years that I’ve left the one I’ve had for years. I wanted to try something that had more ways for me to communicate with other people so this seemed to like the perfect app! Used it for the first two days it absolutely loved it until I recorded a 30 minute segment someone called me and it’s basically stopped my segment I try to go in and edit basically re start the recording and somehow it got deleted whenever I went back to check it. I’m not a fan because it does not pause your segments if someone calls you or anything like that so if you’re in the middle of the segment and someone calls you or you get some type of notification or anything it will stop and asked to be published Therefore you’re not able to restart it so it’s a waste of time. You’re just gonna have to basically restart your whole show. That just made me delete the app. I have so many calls coming in a day so I really look for a app that will pause so I can just restart my segment you cannot do this on here I’m so heated I wasted my time....
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Chachi M
    Making my first Podcast was a bit confusing. A Tutorial video would be awesome, along with tips and tricks. Ultimately, the explore/discover page was a terrible experience. Cant find too much, no recommendations. Finding people is a challenge. Great app i see the visoion à nd where it can go. Just gotta stay ahead
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  1. The easiest way to record a high-quality podcast, 100% free! From recording to distribution, the podcasting process made simple
  2. Easily distribute to all major platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Overcast, Pocket Casts, & Spotify with just one tap
  3. Named a Google Play App of the Year in 2017 and reviewed by The NY Times, The Verge, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Mashable, SPIN, and more

Reviewed by Kaylin on March 14, 2018

  • Great idea - Selfish execution Jun 4, 2018

    By ZMPhysique
    The fundamental of the app is such a phenomenal idea. One place to record your podcast that covers distribution. I’ll admit I’ve been on the edge of starting a podcast for some time now, and hearing Gary Vee talk about this app is what inspired the download and the start of my podcast. However, and this is a massive however. I can not stand the fact that Anchor feels that they can just brand themselves all over my content. Anchor has no right to play their advertisements over my content on iTunes, or brand themselves on my Facebook posts. The content and education that I’ve spent my life building doesn’t belong to anchor, and if your creating an app as a solution for some gaps in the market space that’s fine, but don’t try to claim that your app the reason why people are able to have a podcast. I’ve just uploaded my last episode through anchor and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because of this branding issue.
    more
  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Unit Killer X
    1 of the top 10 Podcast apps out the. I was never in the podcast but it really did help me also I started making one show and then another and another and another and I'm glad to give them Five Stars Just for how they respond to you and you do not have to pay any money Just to talk. And if you do not know how to do a Comcast they will help you. They have tutorials. Good luck
    more
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By SHEKNOWS SHIINO
    This app is amazing. The best app u ever downloaded. It has gotten me to a platform where I know my voice matters. The scrip details really are true. It does everything it says. My only concern is the updates towards the analytics but I'm sure that can be fixed. Thank you very much anchor for taking my podcast to a whole new level
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Medic Prexxy Updates
    I would love to suggest that a Volume on the background music used for podcast be made available, as I had one of my podcast ruined due to the background music been excessively high. Take a cue from that of Spreaker. Let's manually add our background music and control it's volume to our taste. Thanks.
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  • Way More Function and Production Quality Than Expected Mar 10, 2020

    By SpellMaestro
    I’ve transitioned my podcast production to purely using Anchor. Every tool I need is accessible on my smartphone. The only thing I’ve added was a condenser mic made for my iPhone. Right out the gate, people were commenting on how professional my podcast episodes sound. Now I just need to focus on creating meaningful content, and anchor pretty much does the rest. It’s like life- what you out into your Anchor produced podcast, is what you get from it. So don’t be lazy, and used the awesome tools using the anchor app. There now now excuse for a poorly produced podcast, because these folks give you the tools to create magic. Use this app and platform. You’ll be amazed how your creativity in format is fully supported by the podcast production tools they provide for us. And still, this app and desktop platform is absolutely free. I can’t say enough good about Anchor and their entire team of developers and customer service staff. These people really care about providing quality, so if your podcast sounds like crap, than it’s most likely your lack of structure and planning; because Anchor has made it easy for everyone. There’s just no excuse to have a bad sounding and poorly organized episode. Except for the actual person making the podcast. This platform and app rocks!!!
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Sintoxxication
    Great app, free, great sound effects, they do everything! The only complaint I have is that I wish it would offer live calls for guest.. It never works good with fb messenger.... Just a button that lets people know when your live and option to call you... Everyone is searching for that perfect live call option with a podcast platform. But over all great app!
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  • Is it really this bad? May 9, 2018

    By Paulliuww
    I’m a bit dumbfounded. You have to hold down on the record button to record, and as soon as you let go with your thumb, it stops recording and go straight to a published now page. It does not allow you to add on to that recording. Another way you can record is by putting the phone up to your ear. Once again when you pull the phone down it starts recording starts trying to publish that podcast. Let’s hope you don’t have to scratch your nose or something. This app sounds so compelling with its meet up with other people with similar interest in the group or joint podcast, but these fundamental basic user issues are beyond my ability to comprehend. I’m sure it’s there somewhere, but I couldn’t even find a delete button to delete my first random scratch audio take. Is there any other app in the world where you have to physically be touching the record button on the screen for it to record? Am I missing something? With the rating of over four stars I’m just really confused.
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  • Love the idea (and the feedback from my experience using this app) Jun 22, 2018

    By Miles Donalds
    I’ve been using this app for almost a week now and I’m delighted for the effort developers put in with updates and improvements. So far, I have tried mostly co-host recordings of the app and there are few concerns; For some reason, When i’m connected via 4G network (using iphone 6). I find a co-host, we connect (in the coundown phase) but then it always ends up failing and connections is gone (sometimes I can’t hear, other times it quits itself) so I weren’t able to speak co-host a single time (probably out of 15 attempts) with cellular network. Whereas it happened only 1-2 times with wi-fi networks. Also, every notification is useless when it says that someone’s ready to speak (and I get ton of it each day). everytime I click on that, I go to endless “looking for” screen which i’m already spending too much time anyways when manually “looking for it” myself. Also sometimes it is quite difficult to find a persons profile to whom I’ve had a co-host session with. that happens if i miss “a person published it” notification, then when i look into my library it gives only my own recording and I couldn’t find anything clickable about that person . I only see his/her name. again thanks to the people who are working hard to make things easier!! keep up the good work 🙏
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By A Lost Engineer
    Wonderful experience ....I would have given 5 stars but the only problem I feel can be solved is real time listeners. It takes a lot of time to update analytical listeners. Great experience
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  • Anchor is fantastic, but fix playback May 1, 2019

    By LazarusReturns
    I’ve been using Anchor since it’s early release and I have to say I really love it. Recording from my phone while I travel in a zoom iq7 and doing edits once I’m in the hotel room is fantastic. The library edition and the ability to trim audio clips was a needed edition and works for those quick edits. Let’s not forget the ability to call into shows. This feature helps drive content and interaction on many podcasts using Anchor. Fantastic part of the platform. Most of all set up is a breeze and getting the ok through so many different platforms was a breeze. Plus Anchor has ads you get paid for and you record your own! MISSING STAR Some may wonder, “Why the missing Star.” Well there have been some changes that are very troublesome. One is the wya I record and the other is playback. I will say I miss the ability to pause recording when in mid thought or if I need to look something up and don’t want audio noise in the background. Also playback just hangs every time I use it on Anchor. While I know I can download and listen I like being able to call in during an EP if I have something I want to contribute and with playback gaming every single time I use the app, it’s really not something I can do.
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  • Great app but.. Apr 21, 2018

    By DiegoGuz05
    This is a great app to get started on creating podcast. My friend and I just got approved for Apple podcasts and pocket cast in a matter of days! The only thing keeping me from giving it a full five star review are the two following problems. The first one, the app needs to include a way to trim unnecessary audio recordings. There has been plenty of times where we are 15-20 mins recording and we get distracted by something and end up recording 2-3 mins off topic and guess what? We have to record again since we can’t trim the audio recording! That is very frustrating. The second problem, whatever the app does it kills my phone’s battery! No joke! Just today we recorded a 11 min episode and my phone went from 86% to 58% that was unbelievable. And before you say it must’ve been something else..no I have background data restricted on all apps with exception of Anchor, Mail, Clash Royale, and Play music. When I launch this app I close out of everything and only laugh this app and I connect to WiFi. Once those two problems are taken care of I will gladly change my ratings!
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  • Editing on app isn't what you think.. Aug 10, 2019

    By brotherkehn
    I love this a lot from recording and laying out the segments. The UI is friendly and makes everything easy to record plus the part where people can leave me voicemails, I want to love it more, but at the point I start editing 20 to 30 min segments on the app itself because I want to work on my podcast all in one app. My issue here is that when I edit where I cut and trim out parts, I feel that it over cuts some parts of the recording. I was mostly removing a lot of "uhhs and umms", also some pauses where we were just taking a breather and the audio was silent. Once I've hit saved, it does take some time to process, once it's done...I would listen and not only just my cuts were made... additional cut offs happen into my conversations. So, when I've listened to hear out my cuts were made, either some of my sentences were cut and placed to somewhere else. Idk what's going on
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  • Cool idea getting in it's own way Oct 13, 2017

    By Zeromont
    Such a great idea, small intractable content that's fast to produce and easy to consume. Love the idea. The interface though is just functionally awful. I can never for the life of me find the programs I'm actually subscribed to because the predominant listings are always the apps own productions (or at least the productions they overtly back, like these weird general round-up style programs I have zero interest in). I would love it if the app prioritized the content of the people I actually try to follow, I'm sure as content producers these programs are taking a listenership hit just from this interface alone and that's super frustrating and annoying. Finishing my shows automatically starts a show promoted by the app that I have no interest in whatsoever. This is a disincentive from frequenting the app and also from ever generating my own content. Such an easy fix though. Hope something changes.
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  • Almost great, but fatal errors Apr 24, 2018

    By Smegax
    The idea and software are great, plus there seems to be a lot of app support. However there are some major needs to make this app professional. There should be a setting that allows you to start and pause the same recording (it boggles my mind that I have to hold up the phone or keep my finger on the screen the entire time I'm talking and can't put the phone down) and second it has no "editing" tool for any of the clips. So everything has to either be perfect or cut into little pieces for it to be post-produced, makes it mandatory to post unwanted audio. It should at least have the settings that the iPhone record app already has. Additionally, the video making tool is great, but it only does segments and not episodes. And you can't combine segments, making any episode multiple videos (clutter). Also it would be awesome if we could upload our recordings from our iPhone voice memos, that would solve a lot of issues and do for more easy content. And what's up with the middle square on the interface? It's useless. There should be some settings for recording. Finally, I wish there was some generic background music choices like on video editing apps.
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  • Interview issues... Mar 9, 2018

    By Jeff Sanguis
    I want to give this app five stars but I’m torn... it had me very excited about the potential of recording interviews over the phone. (And I’m sure it’s great for anchor that anyone I would interview would have to download the app as well) first time using it I was underwhelmed. My own voice comes in very low versus that of the person I’m interviewing, but that can be fixed in an edit. My biggest issue though is I did not know there was a time limit!? I felt horribly unprofessional as I had to “call back” the person I was interviewing three times because of being kicked off after about 6 or 7 minutes?? So it can be a cool app for recording, but I don’t know if I’ll be switching to anchor for my show over what I’ve been doing the last few years.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Slipiest Adv_7000
    It actually a great app to make podcast, only I experienced a problem with the audio several times. So the audio suddenly stopped while my friends were talking which in result made me unable to hear their voice. It is so annoying since I could not tell whether it is my turn to speak or not. Fix this please, oh and thanks in advance
    more
  • Lack of notifications Jun 24, 2020

    By Dgodofwar
    Let me just say I do love anchor and what has done to my podcast and helped me do what I’m doing, been with them since I was only able to do 5 min episodes. But for several weeks now there has been constant updates I would say or crashes on the site and app, in which has been messing with my releases of my episodes. I got an email back saying there was an update going on in which I was unaware, but then it happened again and then the following week again and as I’m writing this review it just happened again. I don’t mind the update but it would be nice to let us know when it will happened so I can plan in advance to release the episode or schedule it in time instead of just not being to be able to do either. This has interrupted my consistency of my release dates in which I was force to choose other days but it happened to me again today. I’m only writing this review because with this pandemic I don’t get an answer until like two days later, I would appreciate at least a little knowledge on this part. Besides that anchor has most definitely exceeded my expectations on my podcast so I hope this will keep on going. Thank you
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Chachi M
    Making my first Podcast was a bit confusing. A Tutorial video would be awesome, along with tips and tricks. Ultimately, the explore/discover page was a terrible experience. Cant find too much, no recommendations. Finding people is a challenge. Great app i see the visoion à nd where it can go. Just gotta stay ahead
    more
  • Great in general, HORRIBLY EXECUTED MISSING feature. Nov 16, 2020

    By Consumer defender
    This app in general has a great interface and is intuitive to use. However the developers are missing a CRUCIAL OVERSIGHT, which is record with friends. Why do I need to initiate ONLY on the app and invite my friends? Why can’t we do this exclusively through the web browser or app on PC and Mac?! We both have studio grade microphones and now only one of us can use it, because the other is forced to use abysmal phone mic audio. Not to mention the process of inviting a friend seems to only connect with luck and hope. We tried multiple times to connect, at least 10 times and only 2 of them were actually successful, but then one disconnected itself, despite strong internet on both sides of connection. REALLY dissatisfied with how the app handles podcasting with a friend. It’s utterly absurd how difficult and compromising it is to do something as simple as record a podcast with a friend online.
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  • Connectivity to designated friend/co-host horribly unfriendly May 16, 2018

    By Beracooda
    I was introduced to this app from a friend who knew I was about to launch a podcast. The intent for the podcast was to have a designated co-host to an episode along with interviews through the course of our shows. Me and my friend, with an hour of patience, with multiple attempts tried connecting together on with no success but once. A call came into her phone and brought the caller on her phone into our podcast with no invitation. Very weird. Nonetheless, when I watched about it I was instantly attracted to the ease I advertised but I could find that same friendliness as a user. We have tried again with no success. Why can’t I call straight out and obtain someone via the app rather than it having to send a text message to connect?
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Katrina Taylor
    Made a whole episode and now I cannot access it because it is failing to connect to my wifi. I had to try and delete the app and start all over and once again it is saying I have no wifi. I have toggled my wifi on and off and restarted my phone entirely...nothing. Very frustrating to erase a WHOLE episode.
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  • Don’t waste your time!!! Jan 31, 2019

    By LexoButterfly
    I have another podcast that I years that I’ve left the one I’ve had for years. I wanted to try something that had more ways for me to communicate with other people so this seemed to like the perfect app! Used it for the first two days it absolutely loved it until I recorded a 30 minute segment someone called me and it’s basically stopped my segment I try to go in and edit basically re start the recording and somehow it got deleted whenever I went back to check it. I’m not a fan because it does not pause your segments if someone calls you or anything like that so if you’re in the middle of the segment and someone calls you or you get some type of notification or anything it will stop and asked to be published Therefore you’re not able to restart it so it’s a waste of time. You’re just gonna have to basically restart your whole show. That just made me delete the app. I have so many calls coming in a day so I really look for a app that will pause so I can just restart my segment you cannot do this on here I’m so heated I wasted my time....
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By suchetna datta
    There seems to be some problem today, its giving an error 'we are having trouble connecting' though there is proper connectivity. I have also tried with multiple networks.. earlier it worked great but now unable to do anything
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Ogheneovo Ojakovo
    When having guests the audio gets mixed up and its just annoying, hate it so much but it can be improved. Please improve this it would help me a lot and give you a five star rating, cause I have a fast growing podcast on this platform
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  • Find another app to use Nov 29, 2018

    By nonstable
    I started on this app spring 2018. Admires the app from day one. But then anchor started “updating”. Wow this app is super unstable. Anchor has an extremely slow support system in place. You can ask for help and literally it will take about 7-9 days to get a response that doesn’t help you. I’ve been in the Facebook group and have asked questions and brought attention to the ridiculously slow support department. Yes anchor kicked me out of the group. Hey you asked for honesty. I recommend NOT using the app. Or just go to Speaker app. Inside the anchor app after you record your show. The app would/will upload it 15-25 times unless you reset the app. If you are going to use this app. I strongly advice you record you entire show. Then upload the show in anchor via desktop. NOT cell phone. If you need help or technical support. Ask people that use the app NOT ANCHOR. Anchor will blow you off literally.
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