It could be 1/5
Less complicated. In an effort to make it more streamlined it feels rushed and confusing. I just want to record, listen to it an then post this doesn't even allow you to save it and then regain access to it easily. It keeps segmenting before I even ask it to. It seems like a great products but it is annoying to use.
By Ambreon Eshae
Yemaya’s transparency is so refreshing. Ive found each and every entry to be enlightening. The balanced and straightforward structure and delivery is earnest and I appreciate that!
Hell yeahh 5/5
Best app of all time!
Thank you 5/5
Thank you for bringing the import tool to iOS. Now the app is perfect! You’ve earned the five stars.
Just like that and my voice is being heard. 5/5
By mikie Rebello
I have always wanted to do radio anchor gave me that opportunity in a little over a months time I have over 1000 listeners and anchor made it easy for me to record my podcast episodes on the go thank you anchor.
Issue with recording 3/5
First off, I would like to say that I truly do like using this app for podcasting purposes. It’s easy to format and create. Now when it comes to recording, can you just add the feature to actually press the record button and have it record without having to put the device up to your ear or having to hold the record button down?! It is very useless if you are wanting to record hands free. Also, with using those cumbersome features my recordings were not recorded when I thought it was recording. Even when I did a sound check and it recorded fine, i recorded live and it just didn’t record at all and this has happened a few times. Would it be too much just to press the record button and record and to actually see the time allotted?? Please fix this!!!
I’m almost 40 episodes in and a bunch of issues 1/5
1. Anchor only helps you through email days later
2. It’s hard to trouble shoot with no one available
3. Keeps glitching out and closing
4. I can’t log into my podcast how I usually do. Website won’t even pop up online.
5. Still waiting for an email back so I can continue my episodes... sometimes shuts down while I’m recording too
It's awesome! 5/5
So far I only have one episode posted but it's provided me with everything I ever needed! And it sounds great! No fancy equipment at the moment either.
1st Using APP 4/5
By Ashton Mozay
So far so good. Everything seems user friendly. Let’s see how this goes !!
Fix the Bugs that actually matter 3/5
The App used to work much better. For one, we could call to a landline. A BIG deal since one host is not in a reliable cell area. Completely hurt our show. Secondly, followers used to be notified ASAP when a new episode was up. Now, my followers tell me they don’t even get notified for hours and sometimes a day later.
If it wasn’t free, it wouldn’t be worth the money
I’m so pumped!!! 5/5
Wanted to do a podcast for so long and It’s here!!! Simple, easy, even I can do this!! Yay! Dream came true!!!
Great APP 5/5
By Juan Toledo
I absolutely love this Anchor APP! It was made so simple and easy to use. I’m so excited to have this as a platform and create a community! :)
Podcasting Made Easy 5/5
I use Anchor for the Personal Growth Magazine Podcast and I love it. It’s simple to use, yet it allows me to distribute my RSS feed to places like Stitcher and iHeart Radio.
Setting up shop 3/5
By anything will help
Hey Anchor, Trying to set my anchor but the app won’t let me set up a podcast name. Stuck on that screen. Tried a few names but can’t continue. Please fix and or help? Thank you!
انقلابی و بینظیر 5/5
By Hamed Tavakoli
سرویسی که این اپ دراختیار کاربر میگذارد کاملا منحصربهفرد است و مثل آن هیچ جا پیدا نمیشود. اگر میخواهید پادکست داشته باشید، نصب این اپ تنهاتربن راه سادهٔ ممکن است.
You are the best ! 5/5
By orietta's Favorite
Here ‘Cause Gary Vaynerchuck 5/5
Saw some video where Gary lightly discussed about it. Finally came to check it out.
Your Dream Music is a podcast! 5/5
Your Dream Music is my new podcast. I didn’t think I’d start my podcast so quick and easy. Anchor helped me make it happen! Thanks Anchor!
Trebla Ognim 5/5
By Mr Why Not Sr
This is a great beginning for Trebla Ognim!
Great app, easy to use, but would like a way to play podcast at a specific time 4/5
I use this app as a consumer and I also host a podcast, it’s great. I like ability to engage too. Though, I would like to be able to control and move my time point to a certain time in the podcast. For example, I want to move the time point and start the podcast at 4:55. If this can be donec perfect!!
Needs a mute mic while podcast is recording 4/5
Would be perfect if you can mute yourself during reocrding
Super simple. Like amazingly simple.
Great for podcasting on the go 5/5
By Mr Main Event Brian Waters
Perfect Podcast App 5/5
By The Deep Dude
This is THE podcast app you need to have. Not only does it let you record straight from your phone, but you can do all minor transition, music, and podcast tweaks from inside the app! ALSO, it shoots your podcast out to the Apple podcast app, Spotify, Google Play, and more. There’s no reason not to start creating your podcast NOW.
Great idea - Selfish execution 1/5
The fundamental of the app is such a phenomenal idea. One place to record your podcast that covers distribution. I’ll admit I’ve been on the edge of starting a podcast for some time now, and hearing Gary Vee talk about this app is what inspired the download and the start of my podcast.
However, and this is a massive however. I can not stand the fact that Anchor feels that they can just brand themselves all over my content. Anchor has no right to play their advertisements over my content on iTunes, or brand themselves on my Facebook posts. The content and education that I’ve spent my life building doesn’t belong to anchor, and if your creating an app as a solution for some gaps in the market space that’s fine, but don’t try to claim that your app the reason why people are able to have a podcast.
I’ve just uploaded my last episode through anchor and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because of this branding issue.
Crashes often 2/5
By Chadwick Iwon
Crashes way too often and I just started using this app. Doesn’t even save what you have if it crashes.
Great, fast, and convenient 5/5
I’ve been debating whether or not I could start a pod cast. But Anchor just made my life so much easier.
Newbie here 5/5
By Bodacious Mama
I just started but I am loving the ease and great instruction. I’ll be a pro in no time. Ha ha
India . Arie - love 5/5
This podcast with India .Arie is so heartwarming and honorable , honest and cool and creative !
It’s a private teaching moment for me .
and this song WORTHY BRINGS HAPPY PAST THOUGHTS AND TEARS TO MY EYES :-)
India your music , as always .... is Rich and Incredible ❤️
Thank you India for sharing your gift !
Good but... 4/5
By Mean Girls LL
Anchor is great! I love it and would suggest it to everyone. The only thing is, I cannot call people at all. Instead of the purple button with the people on it, I have a purple button with a file on it. This is practically useless, and I am getting angrier and angrier that I can’t make calls. It is very annoying and I don’t understand why I don’t have it.
Great app, but it needs accessability improvements 4/5
I’ve been on Anchor since day one and have absolutely loved this app. I’ve met some amazing people on there who’ve felt like family and have been very supportive to me. Being able to listen to their posts and reply to them has been phenomenal.
However, as a user who is totally blind, I’ve been noticing accessibility with VoiceOver has gone downhill within the last few updates. When version one was out, it was super easy to use and intuitive and I had no issues with it. Then, one version two came out, I know it took the developers a while to get voiceover working with that again. But now that version three has been out, unfortunately, the only thing I’m able to do is record my own broadcasts. I’m on able to do things like replied to other peoples broadcasts, see who’s listened to the ones I’ve recorded, etc.
To the developers of Anchor, if you’re reading this review, I do understand you’re a small team and that things like this may take a while to fix. But it would be greatly appreciated for you to please get anchor version three and other versions fully accessible for people like me again. So that way, we can enjoy using it just like everybody else.
Love it! 5/5
Audio feedback in need! 4/5
Everything is great but it NEEDS audio feedback so you can hear yourself and your cohost as you speak. There are zero latency apps feedback apps out there so it must be possible on here. Please add this feature!
Very Easy 5/5
Trying out this application and it is very easy to do even my grandpa can have his own podcast
Love it. 5/5
By Michael A Lynton
Love how easy it is to use the app and how it’s helping me to build my brand one of the best apps ever love it love it love it thanks for friend who recommended it to me I can’t see my life without this app called Anchor way to go.
New client 5/5
By the future of rap
So far it’s lit
Easy to use ....but 2/5
By Six String Feind
There isn’t a help button to ‘contact us’(developers) in the app. Just recorded our first podcast which is about 47 minutes long, and it’s not playing for any listeners. Is there a premium version that is required to get this ‘aired’ ?
Other than that easy to use and the microphone on the phone works great on the app.
So far it’s great 5/5
I’m actually very impressed by this app thus far. And I would actually recommend this app to anyone who’s looking to start they’re own podcast.
Getting better, still needs iPad optimization 4/5
This app works well for me for the most part. I have occasional glitches uploading audio files from my iPhone but these incidences are so rare I hardly notice them. My big request is for the app to support iPad optimization. I know that I can download the app to my iPad but it just looks like an iPhone app blown up and it doesn’t run as smoothly as on my iPhone. Crashes a little more on iPad. Overall though great work. I’ve been an anchor user since V1 and I’m proud of how much the app and company have grown and improved over time!
Great privacy no one listens to my show I love it please keep it that way;)
ANCHOR= Super High Quality Sound without a Mike! 5/5
I am starting to create some FIT AUDIOS and Podcasts on ANCHOR. And I just realized the SOUND is crystal clear, by using just your smart phone! I love how it’s designed, organized; and how I can now share my audios and episodes anytime and anywhere I want... For you to be FIT + Healthy + Happy & Free!
This app is so perfect to begin a podcast platform. It is very useful. If you like to start a podcast this app will help you 100% of the way.!! :-)
Amazing app 5/5
By Nicholas James Peterson
Best way to start podcasting for beginners. I recommend this app to anyone looking into daily podcasting.
Fun, addictive app but... 2/5
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 is released without adequate testing: version 3.3 production works but listening crashes the app (support advises listening “off app”) 👀
Update REALLY BAD 2/5
Anchor now constantly disconnects me whenever attempting to listen to a podcast (someone said that was only with uploaded segments)
It’s frustrating to say the least. The whole point of the update has ruined it.
By chomp womp
The transition breaks in between segments are hard. If they could splice together a bit more seamlessly that’d be great. Overall great stuff, easy to use
Learning Curve 3/5
This is a good idea, but the learning curve is very steep. Adding music isn’t easy.
Love these 5/5
I love the short format, no holds barred Vinny. These are really fun, honest, and salty. Quintessential Vinny understands me so well. I’ve wanted to punch at least 10 people in the ear the last couple times I’ve flown. Love it!
Thanks so much for the library update!! 5/5
Now I can upload from my phone!! I am so excited about that! Now this is officially the easiest app to make a Podcast through. I appreciate it. Could we also get the scheduler that is available on the web made available in the app?? Keep up the good work! -Rashida Jackson (from the Anchor station: Pursuing Purpose Podcast)