Anchor – The easiest way to make a podcast

Anchor – The easiest way to make a podcast

The anchor is one of the best podcast making apps on the market. Anchor makes it possible to turn your video into editable audio as well. So if you are planning to do virtual hangouts, meetings like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Team, etc. Then you can share it as a podcast for everyone on the internet. 

The anchor is free with lots of features and has great publishing options.  It is a highly accessible podcast creation platform. 

Company Overview:

The Anchor was founded in 2014 by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman. In this phase, they only built an Anchor prototype, After that, they launched the first public version of Anchor in 2016. 

The company started as a social audio service for short-form engaging content. In 2018, they launched an updated version of Anchor where users can create a podcast and publish through it. 

Now the Anchor is acquired by Spotify.  It operates as a subdivision of the company. 

Anchor is available on Web, Android, and iOS platforms.

Anchor App Information:

Name: Anchor

Company: Spotify

Founders: Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman

Category: Audio

Platform: Web/Android/iOS

Rating: 4.4 Google Play Store/ 4.9 App Store

Install: 500K+

Size: 92MB Android/ 109 MB iOS

Price: Free 

Anchor Main Features :

  • Easy to use creation tools
  • Hosting and Distribution
  • Straightforward Analytics 
  • Get Paid to Podcast

Pros:

  • It’s free 
  • Provides both recording and hosting solutions
  • Easy publishing options
  • Good monetization and social features
  • Distribution features
  • Schedule podcast
  • Social and Analytics 

Cons:

  • Account locked to a single podcast channel.
  • Multi-person podcasts limited to the mobile app.
  • Apps occasionally crash.
  • Limited host controls.

How to Use:

Before signing up into Anchor, you need to choose your podcast topic, publishing time, podcast type, etc. After clarifying all the things then you should dive into Anchor.

The anchor is a different podcast service rather than other platforms. It will provide full podcast features like a record, publish, distribution, and monetize, etc. For that, you can use web apps and mobile apps too. Both have the same features. 

After browsing the website or install the app on your mobile phone, the first things you need to do is 

Signup or create your account with Anchor. While creating your account you should choose whether you want to create a new podcast or upload an existing one. 

If you want to create a podcast from scratch, Anchor has great features, like recording with Anchor, building and publishing your episode, etc. 

If you want to upload an existing one, then you can simply import your podcast file and publish it. 

After publishing your podcast, Anchor will automatically distribute your podcast on other platforms like Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Spotify, etc. And other platforms like Apple Podcast, Castbox, Overcast you can manually distribute as well. And if you have a website then you can use the podcast’s RSS feed into your website. 

Download Links:

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1056182234

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.anchor.android

For further details, you can click the links below: 

Website: https://anchor.fm/

Privacy Policy: https://anchor.fm/privacy

Terms of Service: https://anchor.fm/tos

DMCA Copyright Policy: https://anchor.fm/dmca

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anchor.fm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anchor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anchor.fm/

Final Thoughts:

If you are planning to start a podcast, then Anchor is the best platform for you. The anchor is good for recording, hosting, and distributing your podcast. It also helps you to monetize your podcast. Mobile experience and integration of features are also good. You can simply start your podcast using your mobile phone. 

Thanks for checking out about this Anchor app. I hope it was useful. If you have any queries about this post, then feel free to comment below.  

Suman Khadka

Suman Khadka is a Software Engineer by profession, who is passionate about building technology to elevate people, software development, web design, and development. He is also a Blogger who educating and inspiring others through technical blogging.

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