Whether you are into podcasting right now or are still planning to produce your first podcasts, you have a wide choice with regards to online tools to help you with your projects. They don’t even require much technical skills to produce a top quality podcast.
Here are some of the latest podcasting apps that you should consider. Some are free while the paid apps require only a small fee. Learn about them here and find out which one suits you best.
Audacity is an open-source app that lets users record and edit audio. It has simple and easy to use splicing and mixing sounds. Several effects can also be applied to your audio such as changing its speed and pitch. Available for use in Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems, Audacity also has a podcasting forum where users can share knowledge or ask for help concerning their problems.
SoundCloud is another free tool that lets you create and share sound. A social audio platform, it allows users to share audio either publicly or privately to blogs, websites and social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere you are via iPhone and Android apps.
PodOmatic features customizable embedded players and tools to help you promote your podcasts. It lets users create mini podcasts featuring both audio and images that can be shared on social media.
Blubrry is a WordPress plugin that features audio/video media players, iTunes support, subscribe tools and SEO tools to boost the discovery of your podcasts on Google and in the iTunes directory. It also lets users create a subscribe page using a shortcode and sidebar widget.
Liberated Syndication or Libsyn is a very affordable podcast network service for creating, hosting, publishing and promoting podcasts. The app accommodates four types of content including blog posts and transcripts. Its plans start at a very minimal fee of $5.
PodProducer is a simple program for producing podcasts. It allows audio editing and adding effects including cross fade and voiceovers among others. It’s very user-friendly and can give you quality result.
Audio Hijack is a great tool for recording audio from an audio device or from an app suck as Skype. It features podcast recording options that can be customized and costs $49 for a one-time license.
More podcasting tools, whether free or paid, are available on the web. Just make sure to get to know each of them first before deciding on which particular tool to use. You can also opt for the free trial first if you’re targeting the paid tools.