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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" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • img Community
    When recording an episode on a highly relevant and trending topic, you can’t have it reach the audience 2 days later when nobody no longer cares. You can record and instantly post to iTunes, Google Play and other major platforms to strike while the iron is hot.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a beginner, you don't want to get entangled in 159 different options and features. A straightforward approach is best. Record your podcast, host the files for free, and distribute it across the web (from Google Podcasts to iTunes).
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    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

  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Orlic
    It work pretty well, picks up audio well, but what sucks is you can't lock your phone and blackout the screen, otherwise the podcast recording will end after about 20/30 seconds of that... it makes it difficult to record a podcast while having a busy day moving around where you can't leave your phone screen unlocked in your pocket. Please work on this! Other than that, pretty great free app to start your podcasts on!! 😊🤗👍
  • 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.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Christopher Niladhar Chriznill
    The best app for editing and distributing our podcast. But, definitely not the best app to record with co hosts. Has major sync issues if we record more than 20 minutes. So, we're forced to have a cut every 15-20 minutes due to this fear. Also the output quality is very bad whatsoever. Would rate 5 if you guys fixed these issues.
  • It would be perfect for me if it worked consistently Dec 2, 2020

    By Acercasebak
    I have gone through the list of troubleshooting; updated browsers, tried multiple browsers, used the app on my phone and iPad, made sure that was updated, emptied the cache, uninstalled and reinstalled...and I still am having such a struggle to just get my first episode live. First problem I faced was when I recorded for the hour limit it failed to process. Ok, I’ll cut the audio in half and edit each half...minor annoyance. But then I spent 6 hours precisely splicing and trimming one half of the recording and when I went to review it before continuing, it was all chopped up and jumbled up. I assumed I someone hit something wrong so I did it again....I have attempted to edit parts of it even, and it still gets all jumbled and edits out pieces I didn’t splice and remove and even swapped parts of the audio that were in the same segment that couldn’t have gotten swapped. After 9 hours of working on this I finally decided it isn’t user error and it’s just a buggy system. I love everything about the app concept and I just hope they fix their editing software to make it truly user-friendly so I can finally start getting my content out there.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Bobby Johnson
    I would give it 5 stars if it worked consistently..I do use it everyday..and it has been successful but if it crashes it is the worst App has been updated hadn't been craahing in quite some time...this app is great and really helps me get my podcast out to the world. Ok update Anchor has improved by leaps and bounds...happy with the app..and glad I stuck with Anchor...I'd do a commercial if they asked me.
  • I love BUT... Mar 27, 2021

    By Pop Glop
    I love making my podcast in this app however, they need to enable more editing capabilities. For example more bumper and transition music- Ability to splice things in and out of the podcast. A sneeze button would be awesome. And when I want to do an interview with someone it’s practically impossible. Please please please anchor find a better way for me to interview someone who is not in the room with me through my desktop. It does not work. It works momentarily then cuts out. I’ve had to do interviews with my guests by simply having them call on the phone and I put it up to the microphone because of this. Also I need more insight on my listeners. Do they listen to the entire show? Once l hit 1000 listens I can no longer see a count by count total. All that is available is for example 1.2K or 1.3k I want to see the exact numbers. Example-2087, 2088, 2089 - show me the exact number. And lastly give us small timers more opportunities to have commercials. I have consistent listeners and my listenership is growing but I’m only allowed to do the anchor commercial. Other than that thank you so much for this app it’s been very helpful and I enjoy it!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Manomay Shravage
    Great app! Very easy to use and really responsive. I regularly edit my podcast episodes on here. Gave it 4 stars, cause of the editing experience. Sometimes the audio gets mixed up and random segments I didn't want, pop up in my episode. Other than that, it's great! Great for distribution and analytics.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Orlic
    It work pretty well, picks up audio well, but what sucks is you can't lock your phone and blackout the screen, otherwise the podcast recording will end after about 20/30 seconds of that... it makes it difficult to record a podcast while having a busy day moving around where you can't leave your phone screen unlocked in your pocket. Please work on this! Other than that, pretty great free app to start your podcasts on!! 😊🤗👍
  • 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.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Christopher Niladhar Chriznill
    The best app for editing and distributing our podcast. But, definitely not the best app to record with co hosts. Has major sync issues if we record more than 20 minutes. So, we're forced to have a cut every 15-20 minutes due to this fear. Also the output quality is very bad whatsoever. Would rate 5 if you guys fixed these issues.
  • It would be perfect for me if it worked consistently Dec 2, 2020

    By Acercasebak
    I have gone through the list of troubleshooting; updated browsers, tried multiple browsers, used the app on my phone and iPad, made sure that was updated, emptied the cache, uninstalled and reinstalled...and I still am having such a struggle to just get my first episode live. First problem I faced was when I recorded for the hour limit it failed to process. Ok, I’ll cut the audio in half and edit each half...minor annoyance. But then I spent 6 hours precisely splicing and trimming one half of the recording and when I went to review it before continuing, it was all chopped up and jumbled up. I assumed I someone hit something wrong so I did it again....I have attempted to edit parts of it even, and it still gets all jumbled and edits out pieces I didn’t splice and remove and even swapped parts of the audio that were in the same segment that couldn’t have gotten swapped. After 9 hours of working on this I finally decided it isn’t user error and it’s just a buggy system. I love everything about the app concept and I just hope they fix their editing software to make it truly user-friendly so I can finally start getting my content out there.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Bobby Johnson
    I would give it 5 stars if it worked consistently..I do use it everyday..and it has been successful but if it crashes it is the worst App has been updated hadn't been craahing in quite some time...this app is great and really helps me get my podcast out to the world. Ok update Anchor has improved by leaps and bounds...happy with the app..and glad I stuck with Anchor...I'd do a commercial if they asked me.
  • I love BUT... Mar 27, 2021

    By Pop Glop
    I love making my podcast in this app however, they need to enable more editing capabilities. For example more bumper and transition music- Ability to splice things in and out of the podcast. A sneeze button would be awesome. And when I want to do an interview with someone it’s practically impossible. Please please please anchor find a better way for me to interview someone who is not in the room with me through my desktop. It does not work. It works momentarily then cuts out. I’ve had to do interviews with my guests by simply having them call on the phone and I put it up to the microphone because of this. Also I need more insight on my listeners. Do they listen to the entire show? Once l hit 1000 listens I can no longer see a count by count total. All that is available is for example 1.2K or 1.3k I want to see the exact numbers. Example-2087, 2088, 2089 - show me the exact number. And lastly give us small timers more opportunities to have commercials. I have consistent listeners and my listenership is growing but I’m only allowed to do the anchor commercial. Other than that thank you so much for this app it’s been very helpful and I enjoy it!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Manomay Shravage
    Great app! Very easy to use and really responsive. I regularly edit my podcast episodes on here. Gave it 4 stars, cause of the editing experience. Sometimes the audio gets mixed up and random segments I didn't want, pop up in my episode. Other than that, it's great! Great for distribution and analytics.
  • May 6, 2021

    By the big d zone
    I would give it more stars if it works on my android phone! It always crashing after every recording segments and I am forced to reupload the app never had to do it on a iPhone come on work on your app ! Every other app I can keep on my phone !!
  • 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!
  • May 2, 2021

    By King Lux SA
    This application is just amazing!!! Easy to use and very awesome for new beginnings. This application is better than spreaker and the more you record, the more you have the audacity to advertise and showcase your creativity to the world🤗😁
  • 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
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Saugat Bolakhe
    I am loving Anchor. Gave one star for prompt response from team about one query. Each time I am editing audio clips and trying to save it says something like "unable to connect to internet server" while my internet is working perfectly fine. Do respond, and it will be prefect 5 star from me.
  • 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....
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Z Green
    My Wi-Fi is fine. Your app is not. There is a lot that is easy about this app but then when you go to edit it says it can't save to the Wi-Fi server because of no connection. You really need to fix that. It is a problem with your app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Resurgam
    It's nice that it could reach out to so many apps but besides that, there's only one feature that's useful and that's recoding. Other than these two everything seems useless as it's SO SLOW and keeps Lagging! It's really slow! Sometimes you don't even know if it's working or ever going to work. Please fix this. I'm still going to stick to this app as it's free. Edit: it's been so long since I re-sused it, and nothing has changed. It's SLOW. I can't change my cover art. It just stops working!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • img Community
    When recording an episode on a highly relevant and trending topic, you can’t have it reach the audience 2 days later when nobody no longer cares. You can record and instantly post to iTunes, Google Play and other major platforms to strike while the iron is hot.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a beginner, you don't want to get entangled in 159 different options and features. A straightforward approach is best. Record your podcast, host the files for free, and distribute it across the web (from Google Podcasts to iTunes).
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    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.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Bobby Johnson
    I would give it 5 stars if it worked consistently..I do use it everyday..and it has been successful but if it crashes it is the worst App has been updated hadn't been craahing in quite some time...this app is great and really helps me get my podcast out to the world. Ok update Anchor has improved by leaps and bounds...happy with the app..and glad I stuck with Anchor...I'd do a commercial if they asked me.
  • May 2, 2021

    By King Lux SA
    This application is just amazing!!! Easy to use and very awesome for new beginnings. This application is better than spreaker and the more you record, the more you have the audacity to advertise and showcase your creativity to the world🤗😁
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Hannah Fabregas
    SOOOOO GOOOD. As a beginner in podcasting, using this was such a breeze---and it made launching my podcast "My Portion", beginner-friendly, while still maintaining high quality. Thanks Anchor!!
  • 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.
  • Nice! Apr 13, 2019

    By SteveMcCune
    They asked me to leave a nice review, so here it is! I like these guys. I try not to get too attached to my apps but this is one I am liking. They make it too easy NOT to share audio! But, I confess, I have to be very careful about talking too much. After all, it’s not just about transmitting, it’s also about listening to others. Whether you transmit or receive, and whether you speak or you listen, AnchorFM makes it easy. Monetizing? Isn’t everyone? It looks like it will now be easier to monetize here, too. Stripe appears to be the weapon of choice for monetizing here. I have some sweet and sour thoughts when it comes to monetizing: I’m glad someone will make money, and I’m also thankful that if they make enough money they will still be able to put up with freeloaders like me! Nicely done! Keep it up. Stay the course!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Julieta Tavarez
    This app is straight forward and easy to use! I don't even remember how I found it, but let's say it found me! I don't think theirs another easier app to create content
  • 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.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Orlic
    It work pretty well, picks up audio well, but what sucks is you can't lock your phone and blackout the screen, otherwise the podcast recording will end after about 20/30 seconds of that... it makes it difficult to record a podcast while having a busy day moving around where you can't leave your phone screen unlocked in your pocket. Please work on this! Other than that, pretty great free app to start your podcasts on!! 😊🤗👍
  • I love BUT... Mar 27, 2021

    By Pop Glop
    I love making my podcast in this app however, they need to enable more editing capabilities. For example more bumper and transition music- Ability to splice things in and out of the podcast. A sneeze button would be awesome. And when I want to do an interview with someone it’s practically impossible. Please please please anchor find a better way for me to interview someone who is not in the room with me through my desktop. It does not work. It works momentarily then cuts out. I’ve had to do interviews with my guests by simply having them call on the phone and I put it up to the microphone because of this. Also I need more insight on my listeners. Do they listen to the entire show? Once l hit 1000 listens I can no longer see a count by count total. All that is available is for example 1.2K or 1.3k I want to see the exact numbers. Example-2087, 2088, 2089 - show me the exact number. And lastly give us small timers more opportunities to have commercials. I have consistent listeners and my listenership is growing but I’m only allowed to do the anchor commercial. Other than that thank you so much for this app it’s been very helpful and I enjoy it!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Manomay Shravage
    Great app! Very easy to use and really responsive. I regularly edit my podcast episodes on here. Gave it 4 stars, cause of the editing experience. Sometimes the audio gets mixed up and random segments I didn't want, pop up in my episode. Other than that, it's great! Great for distribution and analytics.
  • 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.
  • 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 🙏
  • May 8, 2021

    By deepak kumar
    This app is good but sometimes it's difficult to load audios of podcasts of people Ajay for network connection but it's everything alright and it's getting loaded in Chrome but not getting loaded in anchor app please fix this
  • 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.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Nadel Kavochi
    I love the fact that I can record and edit my podcast in anchor but the the editing itself is quite a task in anchor I wish you can make it easier apart from that this app is so cool
  • 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
  • Great for recording and publishing but no good for editing Mar 30, 2021

    By kymbee88
    Great for recording and publishing but so far I have had terrible experiences with editing using this app. I want to love the editing tools but if I accidentally click out of the editing window (I use my iPad for editing) it exits back to my library and I lose all of my work. This issue is easily recreated and has happened multiple times where I have edited about half of my episode and my child touched my screen and I lost everything or my hand accidentally touched the screen and again, it didn’t save and all my changes were gone. If this bug could be fixed then I would use Anchor for all steps, start to finish.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Christopher Niladhar Chriznill
    The best app for editing and distributing our podcast. But, definitely not the best app to record with co hosts. Has major sync issues if we record more than 20 minutes. So, we're forced to have a cut every 15-20 minutes due to this fear. Also the output quality is very bad whatsoever. Would rate 5 if you guys fixed these issues.
  • It would be perfect for me if it worked consistently Dec 2, 2020

    By Acercasebak
    I have gone through the list of troubleshooting; updated browsers, tried multiple browsers, used the app on my phone and iPad, made sure that was updated, emptied the cache, uninstalled and reinstalled...and I still am having such a struggle to just get my first episode live. First problem I faced was when I recorded for the hour limit it failed to process. Ok, I’ll cut the audio in half and edit each half...minor annoyance. But then I spent 6 hours precisely splicing and trimming one half of the recording and when I went to review it before continuing, it was all chopped up and jumbled up. I assumed I someone hit something wrong so I did it again....I have attempted to edit parts of it even, and it still gets all jumbled and edits out pieces I didn’t splice and remove and even swapped parts of the audio that were in the same segment that couldn’t have gotten swapped. After 9 hours of working on this I finally decided it isn’t user error and it’s just a buggy system. I love everything about the app concept and I just hope they fix their editing software to make it truly user-friendly so I can finally start getting my content out there.
  • May 6, 2021

    By the big d zone
    I would give it more stars if it works on my android phone! It always crashing after every recording segments and I am forced to reupload the app never had to do it on a iPhone come on work on your app ! Every other app I can keep on my phone !!
  • 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!
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Diandra Kayla
    It's a great app! But i suggest you to make Music tools available around the world immediately so everyone can experience the latest features because that would help me and perhaps a lot of people to make a better podcast. Thank you, hope you read this.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Miriam David
    Anchor is a great app. Easy to use, beautiful interface. Ticks all the right boxes. I am however giving 3 stars because of the editing experience and inability to monetize podcasts for podcasters outside the US.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Aali Jaiswal
    Why is it limiting the features for me?....like I am not able to listen to my first trial recording and also can't make a video...It says 'couldn't load' even when my internet connection is fine..
  • 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
  • May 9, 2021

    By Maansi Dubey
    Whenever I open the link of my podcast.. it get closed again and again.. how other people will listen when the link is getting closed. Plz fix this.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Not Good for Listeners Oct 13, 2020

    By Gin17
    I am not a podcast creator, and I’m sure this is great for podcast creators, but I am someone who is just here to listen to a podcast that is currently only on anchor and the app makes it really difficult to do so. It lets me star a podcast, but there is no way to find my starred podcasts, I have to search for it each time. Also I have issues sometimes where the podcast stops and I try to hit pause and play but the pause button does nothing and the podcast never loads. Then I have to reload the app to get it to work and when I do that, it doesn’t save my place so I have to find where I was at again (which then sometimes doesn’t load when I try starting in the middle of the podcast).
  • The things which would make me leave 5 stars Nov 22, 2020

    By Finroy02
    This app has a lot of potential. I was so excited when I started playing with it except it needs more customability and artistic options. This app needs to be able to allow the recorder to mix the background sound (all that I see is an overlay with no control over music mixing or volume or moving the recording of the speaker and music around to find the right spot in a song or sound effect. It also needs to allow people to be able to make longer than 15 minutes podcasts. Just needs more controls all in all. This is basic of basic though with that potential I wish you guys would harness. 🙏🏻
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Saugat Bolakhe
    I am loving Anchor. Gave one star for prompt response from team about one query. Each time I am editing audio clips and trying to save it says something like "unable to connect to internet server" while my internet is working perfectly fine. Do respond, and it will be prefect 5 star from me.
  • 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....
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Z Green
    My Wi-Fi is fine. Your app is not. There is a lot that is easy about this app but then when you go to edit it says it can't save to the Wi-Fi server because of no connection. You really need to fix that. It is a problem with your app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Resurgam
    It's nice that it could reach out to so many apps but besides that, there's only one feature that's useful and that's recoding. Other than these two everything seems useless as it's SO SLOW and keeps Lagging! It's really slow! Sometimes you don't even know if it's working or ever going to work. Please fix this. I'm still going to stick to this app as it's free. Edit: it's been so long since I re-sused it, and nothing has changed. It's SLOW. I can't change my cover art. It just stops working!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why do I need to sign back in after updating? Apr 8, 2021

    By Themusicman08
    On the last few updates of this application for my iPhone, I’ve noticed that I’ve had to log back in. Why is this? I would email anchor support but I don’t know if they would have any idea either. I’ve spoken to other people who use voice over and they say that they are having the same experience. Anchor what are you doing? Please fix this. Usually when you update an app you shouldn’t have to log back in but with Anchor it seems that this is the normal procedure now. Is there something in the terms that I missed somewhere after a recent update? Going to the help pages and looking at the FAQs don’t seem to answer my questions either.
  • Ads Mar 12, 2020

    By Baddie88
    Anchor is horrible with this so called ad revenue. The only ad I’ve gotten is Anchor. Ever since the Anchor ad campaign ended, I’ve gotten NO MORE! My podcast gets a couple thousand plays per episode, it may not be millions but it’s a start. You guys make all this money from our podcast yet leave very little room for us to get in on the money. I am sure it goes to the podcasts with big followings. I would rather pay a fee than for this to be free because you get EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR WITH FREE STUFF. So I am currently looking into switching from Anchor to another platform. They still haven’t even fixed my last complaints about the audio delays on the website. I suggest you look elsewhere for podcast platforms because it is a waste of time if you aren’t famous

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