• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Anchor FM Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
9,263 Ratings
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Anchor App

Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast, ever. It's the only app that lets you record a high-quality podcast, and distribute it everywhere (including Apple Podcasts) – all in one place. No podcasting experience necessary, and it’s 100% free! MAKING A PODCAST: * Record a high-quality podcast, right from your phone * Record with up to 10 friends at once, no matter where they are in the world * Take voice messages from your listeners, and easily preview and add them to any episode * Add any song from Spotify or Apple Music; anyone listening through Anchor will be able to hear the full length songs * Easily add a variety of transitions to your podcast from the built-in Anchor library SHARING YOUR PODCAST: * Easily distribute your podcast to all major podcast platforms (including Apple Podcasts) with just one tap * Share the permalink for any episode or segment; anyone who doesn’t have Anchor installed can listen in their favorite podcast player or on the web * Embed any episode on your own website ANALYTICS: * See how many people hear each segment and get insights that help you drive more listens * See who on Anchor is listening to each segment * Get detailed feedback about which parts of your podcast are performing the best * Access even more detailed analytics on your desktop dashboard at SOCIAL FEATURES: * Interact with your listeners via voice messages * Hear the podcasts other people are making in Anchor * Compare your podcast’s performance with others on the Anchor leaderboards AS SEEN IN: * Apple’s keynote at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)! * App Store App of the Day * The New York Times * The Verge * TechCrunch * Business Insider * CNBC * Mashable * BBC * NPR * The Boston Globe * SPIN * Paste Magazine * iMore * 9to5Mac * The Next Web * And lots more!


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Anchor app reviews

  • Anchor Gotta Do Better...please. 1/5

    By DevlovesAgi
    Freezes like crazy. Very difficult to understand even with a very limited number of options.
  • Amazing concept but only 5 min podcast 3/5

    By Crumpler87
    Wish you can record as long as you want. Its nice to have an amazing user interface and all these features but if you can only record 5 mins max then it’s pointless
  • I do daily podcast through anchor it’s easy and great for people trying to spread a good message 5/5

    By Gangster123456777
  • Major problems with recording with friends. 3/5

    By Vanessa5s
    Great app when recording alone. It says you can have up to 10 people at once but every time I try to record with just 3, it echos badly and disconnects them mid convo. Fix this ASAP.
  • Easy 5/5

    By Shaunbdog
    This is really easy some parts slight confusion but pretty much laid out for you
  • I love it! 5/5

    By Grace8614
    Easy to use!
  • Ease of use 5/5

    By kingaprince
    Shout out to Gary vee for the tip
  • UI is not intuitive 2/5

    By Leesburger
    Just starting a set up on this.... part of my frustration from the onset, and this is true to every app that I’ve tried thus far. The app UI is not intuitive to me (which could be user ignorance however that is fairly uncommon). The other main point of contention is that it is a walled garden. IE: I want to conference in people off my address book without needing them to connect from within the app.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Broccoli 80
    Keep them coming. Kids may not laugh but us Dads are!
  • Connection to Car 4/5

    By Rated It-$
    It would be wonderful if Anchor could more seemlessly connect with my car's audio system. Some days it can only be heard through Bluetooth other days only through the Aux cable. Most troublesome is when it can't be heard through either means. Also, bring back echoes and links within messages so we can more easily connect with a new podcaster.

    By SincereElisia
    Every time I add more than one transition to my podcast it deletes everything !! Please fix this! I have podcasts waiting to be published:( besides that it’s a great app.
  • Where u are in podcast 3/5

    By joessocool
    You should be able to see where you are in the episode. For example if I pause and my phone closes the app. It doesn’t remember where I was. I have to figure out where I was in the podcast .
  • Sweet and easy 5/5

    By mrrogers81
    Can’t express enough how great this little app is
  • Great app that keeps getting better 5/5

    By Daryl645
    Until using Anchor I never really had any interest in podcasting. This app keeps improving with every update & is at a point now where I can go from create to publish in a matter of minutes. Love, love, love this app.
  • Editing sound bites 3/5

    By Rageloveandjr
    We need an upgrade on editing the clips. Sometimes I just space out.
  • Lit 5/5

    By EL Monte califas !
  • The Best 5/5

    By illlbebeck
    Easy, quick, and I am so excited to use Anchor more!

    By mark20929
    Hey there, I’ve been trying to get help from you guys for the past 2 days. I have a problem the links that take people to other platforms so that can listen to my podcast. At first the area with the links were they all said “pending” but I accidentally changed them to “just boy things” (the name of my podcast) thinking it would show up on other platforms. So I was wondering how do I change them back?
  • Interview issues... 3/5

    By Jeff Sanguis
    I want to give this app five stars but I’m torn... it had me very excited about the potential of recording interviews over the phone. (And I’m sure it’s great for anchor that anyone I would interview would have to download the app as well) first time using it I was underwhelmed. My own voice comes in very low versus that of the person I’m interviewing, but that can be fixed in an edit. My biggest issue though is I did not know there was a time limit!? I felt horribly unprofessional as I had to “call back” the person I was interviewing three times because of being kicked off after about 6 or 7 minutes?? So it can be a cool app for recording, but I don’t know if I’ll be switching to anchor for my show over what I’ve been doing the last few years.
  • Transcription? 2/5

    By bs12345698
    I thought this app offered auto-transcription for social videos. That’s really the only reason I downloaded it. Apparently it’s not a feature any more as of late February 2018. Not sure why else I’d use it.
  • Wow! 5/5

    By @WellsComedy
    I just use this app for the first time and I must say it’s very impressive! It does what it said it does! I think I’m in love!
  • Big fan! 5/5

    By exalted1981
    Amazing app! I would note one thing with the update. Not being able to stop and restart the recording... We need that back... Pretty please.
  • Podcast app that prioritizes creation over consumption 2/5

    By Fraize
    I visit Anchor to listen to podcasts, not create them. The vast majority of Anchor users are consumers as well, and yet the interface prioritizes content creation over consumption. The UX wonk in me seethes every time I open the app. I like the content, but seriously - get out of the way!
  • I’ve Anchor! 5/5

    By Bye bye background
    User friendly! Love this app!
  • It’s the app I didn’t know I needed! 5/5

    By Me, Just Me
    It’s the app I didn’t know I needed, and completes all mediums for my instructional photography project. What I love about Sanker is that it’s always in my pocket, I have a recording studio in my pocket and that empowers me to reach my audience in new ways. I use YouTube for demonstrations, Instagram for a quick bids, I don’t use Twitter, the website hosts entire articles and Anchor.FM hosts quick thoughts that come up when I’m driving, when I’m working, or any other time of the day. Follow “howtophotograph” btw!
  • Amazing 5/5

    By plastic gold
    So easy to use and fun also!! Love it
  • A little buggy 2/5

    By Rickyr4508
    My whole project gets deleted upon rearranging or editing segments

    By HugoTheBoss2011
    I love the “Anchor”. It’s so easy to use and really puts “Podcasting” in the hands of novices and amateurs. I discovered “Anchor” yesterday through my webmaster and right away I set up my account and recorded my first podcast. It took about 10 minutes. Wow! I’m excited and looking forward to the coming opportunities “Anchor” will offer. However, I do have a request. When I did my first podcast, I had the option to add a background track. But now I just cannot find this option. It’s gone. My first recording is enhanced because of the background music. How can I find it if it’s still there or what’s going on? I liked it. Bring it back, please. Thank you.
  • Stoic Meditations 5/5

    By rbw596
    The Stoic Meditations are great. They are brief, with much practical wisdom packed into them. There is simply no excuse for not experiencing them.
  • Deleted my whole show randomly 1/5

    By whatisakeith
    I was looking for an app to create a fun show with a friend or two and connecting with them worked fine... but when it came time to publish it just DIDNT WORK. It would show my episode but just not load. And after random changes (not editing order of segments) it finally worked but with no recorded intro. When I went to create a new episode with an intro and just add our 45 minute conversation it just VANISHED. I’m so beyond frustrated what a horrible experience. All this work for nothing!
  • A big problem. 2/5

    By DarkRedstoneReviews
    Hello, I’m the creator of a podcast series called, vgcs. I’ve recently downloaded this app and I’ve experienced some awful bugs. There is a huge bug where if you delete a certain section from an episode, it will delete the whole podcast entirely. Also, there is another bug. For example, I just uploaded an episode an hour ago. It was published everywhere, and it was working fine. But, a few minutes later I logged back onto the app and the entire episode was deleted. I hope this bug will be fixed real soon, other than that, the app has been great. - Kade from vgcs.
  • Music limitations make it unusable 3/5

    By bdcmagic
    I would switch to Anchor in a heartbeat but it doesn’t allow me to upload my own theme music and other audio tracks. This is a serious shortcoming that form me makes the application unusable. Also, I see no way to import existing episodes either. This could be a great solution for mobile podcasters but right now the reigning champion is still Podbean.
  • Been looking .. 5/5

    By Enrico1999
    For several months for the best podcast tool which broadcasts everywhere. I think I found my app!
  • So easy and fast 5/5

    By Torqvisor
  • Great product 5/5

    By Redheadedandshred
    Super easy to use. The user interface is solid, only thing I don’t like is that you have to swipe up to keep your recording going instead of just pressing it and recording. Small thing but would be a great improvement!
  • Big Voices! 5/5

    By bboy608
    Shout out to Anchor for giving so many people the power to spread their messages to the masses. This app is amazing! Can’t wait to dive in deeper.

    By Werohero
    Definitely more for creating than listening but psh it’s great
  • Team Anchor rocks 5/5

    By Dr. Jesse Garza
    I am very grateful to the team at Anchor. They are very helpful and have made some really great updates for the podcast community. Their support team is amazing- so you’re not alone. The team at Anchor have made this little podcast dream of mine a reality! My podcast is: Go Beyond Greatness with Dr. Fidelio. Thank you Team Anchor!
  • Major Accessibility issues 2/5

    By Mr goodwash
    Although this app version boasts all kinds of new features, all of which are great, it lacks in one area. That area is accessibility. Prior to version 3.0, the app worked great! I am blind, and use the built in screen reader known as Voiceover. now, in v 3.0, nothing reads correctly. Buttons have no lable, and many sections of the app now do not work at all with the Voiceover feature. I use this app almost daily, but now it is impossible. I encourage the developers of this app to look at Apple's accessibility gidelines. Also, I will be happy to work with developers in trying to fix any access related issues. Thank you.

    By evansimk
    They basically own a perpetual license to use your content and any content you put in their app for whatever they want. That’s how they can offer it for free.
  • Great tool 5/5

    By stella fitness
    Awesome tool to spread your message
  • Internationally hard to download episodes 1/5

    By FB1223451111
    Anchor is still making it hard to download episodes. Have to go to desktop to download. Try to download (hosted on amazon cloud). Doesn’t work. Need to open the laptop browser on phone. And “Share” file back to desktop. There is either a major glitch in this process? Or is intentionally stupid to try to keep you native to Anchor. If second, that’s a poverty mentality and we still won’t use it.
  • Amazing app, loooove Anchor 5/5

    By Muhammad Lo
    Great app, great service, love the app and the site. Literally, the only feature keeping Anchor from perfection is Playlists, the ability to assign the audios we upload to a playlist (like Soundcloud) or Shows (like Spreaker), it just makes sense. Thanks in advance if that feature is being built.
  • Awesome app 5/5

    By Cowbean
    Wow.. this is free? So streamlined and easy to use. Thanks for making podcasting so easy!
  • Fun, addictive app but... 2/5

    By BerkeleyTim
    Great onboarding. UI takes some getting used to. The use of the human voice makes sharing feel more intimate than text. A workout for your listening skills. Frictionless conversation in the 2016 v1.x versions made a cohesive thoughtful community. 2017's shift in UX to production made conversation a chore and fragmented the community. Subtracted 3 stars in 2017 b/c of this and b/c content disappears (making embedding difficult) & search and discovery got worse. 2018 v3.x update ignores social currency, fractures community, to favor podcast production. New functionality will attract new users but existing base of social users will abandon app for other platforms.
  • So close!!!! 4/5

    By JoeyFourfingers
    I am stoked that Anchor finally made it to Version3! And with it all the requests of the user community!! However, The first glitch I’ve found is that IF you re-order segments, EVERYTHING gets erased completely! I have yet to try ALL the features they’ve updated with (like the reintroduction of calling a guest on a landline) but so far... the reorder option still has tweaks before its ready. All in all I’m still SUPER STOKED about everything Anchor is doing!!!!
  • This is so cool!!!! 5/5

    By Jackie Flawless
    What an awesome app! Especially for those who need to be heard but are camera shy !!!!
  • Please make app voiceover friendly 1/5

    By 305cas
    Sometimes, everything does not need an update. If it was fine at first, you didn’t need to fix it. Now, for those of us who use VoiceOver 24 seven, we cannot access this app and the platform anymore. The previous version was a lot better than what it is now. So much has gotten totally screwed up.
  • It was easy... 3/5

    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.
  • Near perfect! 4/5

    By Z_Capri
    Fulfills a great need for content creators, specifically people who want to start podcasts just don’t have the resources! Still an early space however, which has both its positives and negatives - less traffic, however - tight community building opportunity for you and your listeners Runs awesome, great design, only wish there were less crashes, and that we found some way to invite call-ins from the audience in real time

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