Monday, February 07, 2005

Doppler 2.0 released for podcatching

Since Podcasting hit last October, various "podcatching" applications or software that pulls podcasts feeds have hit the market. iPodder tends to be the mainstay for Mac users, but since I'm currently a Windows user, I opted to search for a different application and found Doppler. Doppler has quickly added tons of great features over the past several months and has remained freeware.

Yesterday, Doppler version 2.0 Gold was released and as usual, the feature list has grown. Here's a sample of what's new in version 2.0:

- Multi-threaded, simultaneous downloads
- Download resumes
- Automatic retry of up to 10 retrieval attempts
- Tag rewriting
- Choice of Bloglines categories to synch

Doppler's main screen remains clean and effective:

More screen shots and information after the "Read More" jump.

One of the features I use the most is the lightweight RSS reader to review podcast show notes and other blog entries:

I've recently added a Bloglines subscription to my daily review and now I can use Doppler to pull feeds in the categories of my choice.

First and foremost, Doppler does precisely what it's designed to do. More importantly, Doppler does so much more and does it well. The development team has always been responsive to my questions and the support is outstanding. Watch for more updates from the Doppler team and if you haven't already, consider donating to the cause. If you like the software and use it regularly, it's only fair to reward the developer for their efforts. Besides, it was a thrill to contribute Euros without leaving the States!

Click the post title for more information from the Doppler site.

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