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Anchor - Make your own podcast

Anchor - Make your own podcast

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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
100.6K+ Ratings
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • LooO0Oooved it! Apr 2, 2019

    By Cherry Kivumbi
    I love the app and have been using it as the main platform for my podcast since 2018. The customer service support staff is amazing and gets back to you in a timely manner! Not only this but there's option for monitization and also sponsors! And it's user friendly and easy to use! Within less than a year anchor has been able to have my podcast on 14 DIFFERENT platforms, without me having to lift a finger! Would highly recommend to anyone curious about the podcast game and want an easier interface! From an expert to a beginner there's room on the app for everyone! And the best part....all these features are FREE!! Probably the best podcasting platform I have looked into and it's soaring through the competition! I recommend to all my friends and it's easy for them to find my podcast as well! But dont take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
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  • Anchors Away Feb 17, 2019

    By Blake P Smith
    So I wanted to say a little something about the application for the Anchor broadcast and so far I’m finding this to be very helpful and easy to use. I was always worried about doing a podcast because I thought I was going to have to go buy expensive microphones and headphones and apps for my computer and set all that stuff up with the speakers and wires and all that stuff but… I’m finding with Anchor I don’t have to do all that I can just do it right through my smart phone. And that makes it very attractive since just about everybody has a smart phone that they can download the app to and use this application so easily. So if you been looking for a while or thinking about doing a podcast I highly recommend using Anchor. You can be up and running literally in five minutes. So don’t wait do it today.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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?
    more
  • Out of sync Mar 28, 2020

    By jglow69
    The basis of this app is genius but to complete a genius idea, you need to have a plan. The concept of anchor is amazing that any joe schmo can start a podcast for free. Personally I love the app and will continue to use it but one thing has been irking me lately and that’s how out of sync this app is. I had a very special guest from Tennessee on my podcast yesterday and the playback was atrocious. Live time: normal conversation and questioning. When you listen to it on this app: awkward silence in between questions and overlapping our voices. Also anchor, can you please fix the amount of views/listeners that shows up? I know about 40-50 people have tuned in personally to the podcast and I still show the same number from the actual podcast date.
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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

  • 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!!!
    more
  • LooO0Oooved it! Apr 2, 2019

    By Cherry Kivumbi
    I love the app and have been using it as the main platform for my podcast since 2018. The customer service support staff is amazing and gets back to you in a timely manner! Not only this but there's option for monitization and also sponsors! And it's user friendly and easy to use! Within less than a year anchor has been able to have my podcast on 14 DIFFERENT platforms, without me having to lift a finger! Would highly recommend to anyone curious about the podcast game and want an easier interface! From an expert to a beginner there's room on the app for everyone! And the best part....all these features are FREE!! Probably the best podcasting platform I have looked into and it's soaring through the competition! I recommend to all my friends and it's easy for them to find my podcast as well! But dont take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
    more
  • Anchors Away Feb 17, 2019

    By Blake P Smith
    So I wanted to say a little something about the application for the Anchor broadcast and so far I’m finding this to be very helpful and easy to use. I was always worried about doing a podcast because I thought I was going to have to go buy expensive microphones and headphones and apps for my computer and set all that stuff up with the speakers and wires and all that stuff but… I’m finding with Anchor I don’t have to do all that I can just do it right through my smart phone. And that makes it very attractive since just about everybody has a smart phone that they can download the app to and use this application so easily. So if you been looking for a while or thinking about doing a podcast I highly recommend using Anchor. You can be up and running literally in five minutes. So don’t wait do it today.
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  • It was easy... Feb 26, 2018

    By Pianomezzo
    So the versions before 3.0 were fine in terms of uploading music from your desktop, listening to the latest episodes of your favorites, commenting via text and looking at how many claps each segments. But now I don’t see the latest of my favorites or claps per segment. I also miss reposting music or segments I heard on different stations (or haven’t discovered how to do that in this version). Plus I liked how the music would go ahead and publish on my station. I normally don’t plan an episode or playlist mix for each day. Don’t get me wrong I love how I can reorder the segments and add them to previous episodes or compose a new one out of those. I also like how my favorites are all lined up in the Discover section. Lastly, I like seeing more stats. So please bring back said features or make it less complicated.
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  • Great app. Needs an Update. Mar 24, 2018

    By COOLIOMANE
    This app is great. The downfalls are that it kicks us out & it deletes a draft. There should be a deleted section. That way you can put back audio already deleted. We should be able to add music to recordings because the system doesn’t to allow you to add music after you’ve recorded it. It doesn’t sound clear at times. This app needs to be UPDATED. Also, users can be able to add access to reference in new episodes. Just to be able to find the material. The app does not allow you to have a easy way of accessing a bigger public audio for you to find where your podcast is going and if it’s building. We should be able to have more control on our work & publish it where we want. Also, TRACK IT. Where are these podcasts going???????? PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES.
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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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  • 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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  • I love Anchor! (Some things that could make it better) Nov 18, 2019

    By ItsJuzztin😜IJ
    I recently started a podcast called The ANJU Podcast. Sometimes me and my friend can’t always meet up to record an episode, so I love the record with friends feature. The problem I have with the record feature is that there is no pause button. I get you can stop recording and just pick up recording again and just add the two recordings into one episode in the editor, but it would be a great feature to have to be able to pause the recordings and play them again. It would make podcasting a whole lot easier. Overall, this is a great app for podcasting! The pause button while recording by yourself and recording with friends would make an instant five star from me. I look forward to more updates! -Justin
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  • Very happy Aug 11, 2018

    By Loomynarty
    I think this is a very ambitious app that’s making podcasting more accessible to pretty much anybody and i love when things are made available to anyone. One thing i wish was in the app is a fast forward feature or at least the ability leave the app and come back to it later with the podcast you were listening to in the same spot. I’ve been listening to a podcast whenever i drive around but after i get out of my car and live my daily life i come back to the app and it’s pretty much reset, i usually just put it in the fastest playback speed and just tap the forward button like 200 times but if i was just able to slide to the spot i was at would be amazing
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Out of sync Mar 28, 2020

    By jglow69
    The basis of this app is genius but to complete a genius idea, you need to have a plan. The concept of anchor is amazing that any joe schmo can start a podcast for free. Personally I love the app and will continue to use it but one thing has been irking me lately and that’s how out of sync this app is. I had a very special guest from Tennessee on my podcast yesterday and the playback was atrocious. Live time: normal conversation and questioning. When you listen to it on this app: awkward silence in between questions and overlapping our voices. Also anchor, can you please fix the amount of views/listeners that shows up? I know about 40-50 people have tuned in personally to the podcast and I still show the same number from the actual podcast date.
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  • Recordings with friends not showing up after saving Feb 28, 2019

    By Jknight34
    I’ve been using Anchor for a little while now, when making a podcast of just myself there isn’t any problems at all. However when starting a live recording with a friend after doing a podcast and saving it, Anchor states that they will inform you when your recording is ready for publish. I did one episode with a friend that wouldn’t show up, than had to re-record again. My last episode was last night a 2nd episode that has yet to show up or me be informed. I’m going to take my podcasting to another platform because this is ridiculous, you record with friends than save but your recording can not be found.
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  • It’s all good until you need customer service support Mar 24, 2020

    By dshea83
    Tbh we never used anchor to record bc it’s not super user friendly but it’s great for distribution. We had only had one issue where distribution was delayed. Lately we’ve been having to record remote and started using the “record with friends” feature. It has now been twice where while using this feature our audio glitches towards the end and it sounds like we’re talking over each other. I’ve reached out several times for some help but NOTHING. With that said I think our best bet is to find another platform bc they clearly don’t care about the people in their community.
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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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  • 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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  • They tack ads onto your podcast and don’t pay you Nov 15, 2019

    By GoodLuckNatalie
    I thought anchor would be a nice service to use for podcasting. They ended their introductory support of my podcast (I earned a whole $1.50.) that required me to read a cheesy script. I made another episode recently and just got around to listening to it via my regular podcasting app. Anchor tacked on a commercial at the end using some louder voice that I did not know of or approve. This obnoxious addition to my podcast is only for their benefit without them even throwing a few measly cents their way. I might have agreed to this if I had been informed of it prior to hearing it when listening to the podcast I created a week later, but as it stands, I consider this practice disingenuous and I am disappointed. I thought it was a nice company but apparently it is dishonest.
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  • Most frustrating “easy” app Feb 2, 2018

    By shannatyler_
    This app is one of most frustrating “solutions” to a technically difficult podcasting world. In my month of using it, almost everything came up. The website decided to not upload a clip after I took about two hours to edit one of my call-ins. I had to restart all of my work. The podcast artwork is hindered by the Anchor logo despite the fact they have a plug at the end of each episode, along with being the website all listeners go to since it’s hosted by Anchor. The support email takes around 24-48 hours to get back to you for even time sensitive matters. The list goes on. I’ve now purchased a microphone and a tutorial for GarageBand podcasting and uploading to Soundcloud. Don’t use this app if you value your time and sanity.
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  • Great idea, terrible tech and support Apr 13, 2019

    By FrumpyRoyal
    I lost an entire episode because the platform wouldn’t allow me to rearrange clips. So segments were out of order. I tried it in my phone, iPad Pro and laptop. Every time I’d move a clip, it would go right back where it was before. In addition to that, they keep rejecting my podcast for distribution but won’t say why. I’ve tried several times and always get a generic response with general reasons why. No! I need the specific reason why you’re rejecting MINE. Anything else is utterly useless. I even emailed their support team for help, and now we heard back. It’s been days. Got another automated rejection email today. So I’m done. There are too many apps out here that offer what they do to be putting up with this. Get it together, Anchor. Geez...
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