Podcast Studio is a software tool which provides users with a simple means of being up to date with their favorite podcasts, as well create their own and broadcast them.

The installation process does not last very long, as it does not offer to download any products that are not actually necessary for the program to work properly. When you are done with it, you come face to face with a pretty simple and intuitive GUI, as it is consists of a menu bar, several buttons and some boxes in which to include various information.

Moreover, it comes bundled with a few wizards, so that you can receive tips at each step, as well as extensive Help contents. Thus it is safe to say that both power and novice users can find their way around it with ease.

It is possible to manually add podcasts, as well as create them, by inputting the RSS feed or uploading it from the hard drive and providing information such as title, description, language, category, author, e-mail address and copyright message (if any). Furthermore, you can make them compatible with iTunes, as well as specify if the contents is only suitable for adults.

An audio recorder is built-in, which allows you to save your projects to an MP3, WAV or OGG format. Editing tracks is also possible, such as inserting gaps, fading in and out, adding vibrations and echo, and making a selected part louder or quieter. It supports WAV, MP3, OGG, VOX, WMA, AIFF and AU file extensions both at import and export.

You can rip the audio contents from CDs, as well as convert songs from one format to another. To be more precise, you can convert WAV, MP3, AIDD, OGG, PLS, APE, FLAC, MID, KAR and MPC items to MP3, OGG and WMA files, while also tweaking the bitrate.

The interface is suitable to all user categories, all jobs are completed in a timely manner and the system’s performance is not going to be hampered, as the CPU and memory usage is low. Nevertheless, you should know that in our tests, the app crashes quite often, especially when launching the audio editor, and the fact that it has not received updates in quite a while is another significant drawback.

To sum up, Podcast Studio is a pretty handy piece of software for those interested in creating and following podcasts.