Airr is a podcast player that lets you highlight, add a note, and share moments
from episodes. When you hear something great, you can save it with one tap, or
even with just your voice. You can share a moment anywhere, with a link or video
Great except for a couple of annoyances
Update: I talked with the creator of the app and he is on all of these issues as of the date I posted this!! *************************************** I love Airr for collecting notes from the podcasts I am following. It fits great into my workflow. I do have a few problems with the app: 1. When data is inconsistent, while I am at work, the app has weird behaviors such as: * Downloaded podcasts cannot be started. * A downloaded podcast will stop playing. * A podcast episode will not continue downloading and will not auto restart after internet returns. * Random app crashes when connectivity is lost. ** After the app crashes and I reload, the app will refuse to go past the logo until I have internet connectivity. *** This is especially frustrating considering I’ve downloaded podcast episodes but cannot listen to them now. 2. I cannot sort podcast episodes in any manner. Suggested sorts would include: * Hide played * Oldest to newest(when starting a new podcast) 3. There is not a dedicated page to see the progress of downloads as far as I know of. 4. Episode progress is not always saved. * This generally happens when connectivity is lost.
Fantastic App for optimizing Podcast use
I have been using Airr for over a month now and it is my favorite Podcast client. It is amazing to have the option of selecting blocks of audio from shows you listen to and to be able to come back to them. Integration with Roam Research is more than a plus. I truly recommend giving it a shot, even if you’re not feeling the need to switch from Apple, Stitcher or any other Podcast management app you may be using. Plus, their support team is top notch. Highly responsive and fast to boot!
Impossible to use so far
The concept of Airr is amazing and I am looking forward to the day when I will want to give 6 or 7 stars but right now, I just want it to do the basics of playing a podcast. If you use the skip forward or skip back, Airr gets confused quickly and if you use it at the end of a podcast to skip the list of executive producers to interns Airr cannot figure out you have listened to this episode and will continue to play it over and over and over again. This would of course be fixed if there was a way to tell Airr I’m done with this podcast and mark it as played but you can’t do that either. It does not remove or clearly make those that have been played. It does not show which of the podcasts you are listening to at this moment. The list goes on. These things are the basics of what a podcast player should do. You can’t put a jet engine on a car and expect it to fly. It just goes really fast when it crashes. Airr will be great someday but not today.
Update: One of the co-founders reached out to me. It sounds like the app is having issues on older models of the iPhone (I have an iPhone 7), but the team is actively working on them. Updating to iOS14 helped. Bumping up to 3 stars because the team seems great and I can’t fault them too much for not supporting my dinosaur of a phone. _______________________________________ This seems like it would be the perfect podcast app if I could actually get it to, you know, play podcasts. Unfortunately it crashes pretty much every time I try to use it. I also don’t understand why the discover page is the default while I need to dig (admittedly not much, but still) to find my subscriptions. Will definitely revisit in the future, though, since I’m itching for a way to take notes while I’m listening to podcasts on the go.
Awesome but needs basic features added.
I love the ability to capture notes. But, there is a long list of things other apps do better as base features. 1) Ability to pickup where you left off listening - app restarts the podcast. 2) Lacks ability to set different playback speeds by podcast. 3) ability to subscribe and unsubscribed in playback options. 4) buggy with auto delete after listening not working sometimes. 5) Searching for new podcast is not robust. Can find specific episodes but cannot find the actual podcast to subscribe and your unable to subscribe even if you find the episodes. If the devs read comments updates these basic things and it would be a 5 star app.
I loved this app
Upgraded to five from below a couple weeks ago: I had some issues and emailed them. David was quick to reply and problem solved with me. Followed up the next day with some other advice and pushed some updates. Voila! Problem solved. I’m into this app hook, like and sinker. ————————————————— Giving 3 for the idea and deducting 2 for the issues. I do badly need this to work. And then started having issues. I need to write the developers on a platform other than Twitter. It worked okay then a few weeks ago I upgraded to iPhone 12 Pro and now my app crashes on start 9 out of 10 times or when I get in asks me to log in every time to see my play list, then after logging in> crash. It’s driving me nuts. I had just finished my complete migration from pocketcasts the week before too.
Listening to podcasts will never be the same
Amazing how much more I’m able to engage with podcasts and retain knowledge now that I’m able to easily take notes on the content. It’s completely changed my listening experience. Combine that with the fact that it integrates with tools like Readwise and has a super responsive and dedicated development team, and you have a killer app that stands out in a pretty flooded market of podcast players. Can’t wait to see what’s next!
Game Changer in the Podcast World
Getting information out of podcasts can be tricky if you’re not near a laptop or a journal. Airr makes it easy to grab quotes or bookmark interesting sections out of podcasts. Even cooler is you can share your quotes easily to friends or even on a public feed. There’s transcripts that you can read and create a quote from there. Really well polished. Looking forward to seeing this app grow. Big fan!
Great concept but it is marred by logistical issues. 1st, the default screen is "Discover," which is little more than tapping into other people's random Airr Quotes. If I wanted that experience in my face, I'd install Twitter. 2nd, because of the default, it takes longer to do anything productive. 3rd, unlike more mature products like Overcast, it is difficult to find a new episode of a podcast. You have to go to Library, select your initial, go to the podcast, find the episode, etc. Not ready to be used as a primary podcast player.
Best Podcasts App
This is hands down the best Podcasts app around. I really like the interface and options available but the ability to clip sections you like for future reference is the most unique and useful feature. On top of that you can import your highlights into Readwise for ready reference. If you're willing to give this app a try I promise you won't want to use any other podcast app out there!
Switched from Overcast
I mainly use podcasts as a means of learning new things and keeping on top of developments in my industry. The central feature of Airr for me is the ability to highlight segments of an episode and have it automatically transcribed and extracted to Readwise. It is a game changer. The rest of the app still needs a bit of polish before it is fully comparable to the major podcast apps but the gap isn’t too large to overcome.
Airr is on the short list of most used apps
If this was just another me-too podcasting app, I wouldn’t waste my time reviewing it. If you use podcasts to learn and grow, this is the tool for you. Get transcripts, or snag quick snippets of a podcast with taps on your headphone while out walking, driving, etc. This app truly made a difference in my ability to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that can be gained from podcasts.
Takes podcast listening to a new level
The ability to capture audio / text note clips while listening to podcasts was something I’ve wanted for a long time. Finally found it with Airr, and will never be able to go back! Capturing a note is effortless (can even triple tap on AirPod if on the go), and their automated sync with Readwise funnels my podcast notes in with the rest of my highlights!
This app is superb! I can’t believe it’s free. The only thing keeping it from perfection is that (1) I can’t use private podcast feeds and (2) sometimes (~1 in 7) the app does not save a caption and I have to delete the AirrQuote and make a new one. Including private podcast feeds would be nice even if the transcript would be missing, since sometime the free feed only includes half the episode and/or has ad reads.
Sharing is so easy!
Do you know how many times I’ve told my friends: “you have to listen to this: x podcast, episode y, timestamp z”? This app makes that infinitely easier on everyone. I can just send them the audio I want them to listen to, and they don’t gotta spend a ton of effort looking it up. Maybe now my friends will actually take a listen to what I’m asking them to 😂
Yes. Airr - Highlight podcasts is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 194 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Airr - Highlight podcasts Is 29.7/100.
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