Having the right podcast tools can be a game changer when it comes to recording, publishing and repurposing your podcast content. In this post, we talk about 17 tools to build your podcast, improve it, compare it to others and repurpose its content really easily.
Anchor (Spotify for Podcasters)
Anchor (now called Spotify for Podcasters) is a super tool for creating and distributing podcasts that will allow you, among other things, to upload audio to multiple platforms for free. It also gives you stats about your podcast.
In addition, it has a cool editing section in which you can create your podcast by recording and uploading audio. It’s got a useful functionality that automatically mixes copyright-free music with your episode’s audio. The final result is amazing!
Zencastr is a great tool with a free version to record your podcasts both in video and audio format.
It’s perfect to record on your own or to interview people online, separating the audio and video of each participant by tracks and storing them in the cloud. In addition, it has a paid editing functionality.
An alternative to Zencastr is Riverside. This platform is famous for having been used by Mark Zuckerberg for an interview. It’s very similar to Zencastr in all aspects, with a disadvantage: if you use the free version, your videos will be exported with a watermark.
Ardour is an open-source and free software for recording, editing, and mixing your podcast. It’s a very good solution if you don’t want to invest money in recording software.
Reaper is a DAW (digital audio workstation) that is quite complete and used by many sound professionals, especially in the video game sector.
It’s ideal for recording and editing your podcast and, although it’s not officially free, you can use it in an evaluation version forever.
Audacity is one of the most basic free audio recording and editing software that exists. However, this is an advantage, as you can learn how to use it quickly and then move on to more advanced tools.
It’s perfect to get started in the podcasting world.
Do you want to stream your podcast and record it? With StreamYard you can just do that. It’s an online studio similar to Zencastr where you can both live stream to multiple platforms simultaneously and record the content for later.
However, you have to pay for the recording feature.
IVoox is a free podcast distribution platform ideal for starting to mess around if you’re not yet ready for big streaming platforms like Spotify. It has a social media format and it allows you to have paying subscribers, so you can use it to monetize your podcast.
Mumbler is another somewhat unknown but interesting tool for creating an exclusive and paid podcast.
It’s completely free from the start and they only charge you when you charge your audience. In addition, they allow you to set up a few free-for-all episodes so you can promote your podcast.
Spreaker is another option for monetizing your podcast, but they do it differently than Mumbler: through scheduled ads. Sponsors pay to launch an ad in the middle of one of your episodes, like on live radio or Spotify free.
The con: you have to pay a plan to start monetizing.
Auphonic is a great tool for podcast post-production if you don’t have much time or knowledge. It uses AI to eliminate background noise (like the sound of a fan) or level out all the audio (compress it). You’ve got up to 2h of free processing time per month.
If you record on your own with lots of background noise, Krisp can be a very useful tool for getting cleaner podcast recordings.
It’s a program that filters out noises that may be in the environment, such as barking or appliances. You’ve got some daily free minutes. It also works with meetings, by the way.
Telbee is a tool designed to have a voicemail box for your listeners. It’s key so your audience can send you questions and you can add them into your podcast. The free plan is quite complete and allows you to have 60 messages of 1 minute per month.
Podcast Details allows you to analyze any podcast you want using the link to its feed. It gives you technical information about the publication frequency, how many episodes it has, the length of each episode, etc.
Podstatus is a podcast analytics tool. Among other things, it allows you to see stream data on different platforms, compare podcasts in your category, see which reviews they leave you and investigate daily positioning on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Ivoox.
GetPodCards is a tool for generating images to promote your podcast on different social networks automatically. It allows you to generate one for each episode as well as for the entire podcast.
Headliner will also make your life much easier when promoting your podcast on social media. This tool is very useful for transforming complete episodes of your podcast (or fragments) into videos for YouTube or social media.
Video edition is very easy and it also has a good transcription tool. It’s available in a free and paid version.
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