Zeno, one of my colleagues at EPFL, has finally published his Podcast application called XCast. At first view, the interface is pretty clean and stylish with a clear ‘Zeno-OSX’ style. The application is very well done responsive and fast while downloading the enclosures.
What distinguishes XCast from other RSS readers is its focus on enclosures. Its focus is on Podcasts, multimedia content published in the form of XML feeds. XCast allows to better handle this content, offering support for intelligent archiving, use and removal of this sort of “attachments”.
One of the best feature is its connection with iTunes, which allows to use the downloaded attachment from the iTunes interface keeping the index on both applications in sync.