Anchor iPad App Released – A New Way to Make Podcasts with Ease!

Anchor iPad App Released – A New Way to Make Podcasts with Ease!


Anchor the podcasting platform
and app have just put out a dedicated iPad app.
Today we’re going to check it out and see what feature it
has that none of the other apps do. Stick around. This is Doug from Doug Hewson
YouTube and we’re here to help you with tech for content
creation. And today we’re going to be checking out the new iPad
app for Anchor. Now Anchor is the podcast platform and apps
that make it really easy for you to create your own podcasts,
add things, edit and upload and it’s automatically distributed
to many of the popular podcast platforms. So let’s jump in to
the overview of the Anchor iPad app. Well this is the first look
at the Anchor iPad app. I’ve got my iPad open I’ve got
Anchor installed, so let’s get to it. I’m going
to open Anchor first of all It’s currently sitting in my
taskbar so I’m just going to tap on that, and here we go. Okay first thoughts here,
it gives me that sort of a combination look between
what we’ve seen on the iPhone app and what we also see on the
on the web page. You can see down on the left hand side,
we can see the record function. It says capture your voice or
sounds around you. The pink or the purple one I should say.
This next one down Record with Friends. Record with your
friends anywhere in the world. So that’s the collaboration
feature. The green one Voice Messages add messages
submitted by listeners to your podcast. Music add full length
tracks from Apple Music and Spotify. And of course you can
only use that for podcasts that are going on Anchor only.
The pink one, which is actual pink this time,
Transitions. Breakup segments with themed
transitions. And then finally the purple one at the bottom,
Library. And browse all the audio you’ve created or
uploaded to Anchor. So we’ve got those three options
here. And we can see down on the right hand side there’s
a big open area for Episode builder. So as we add elements
we can see them all lining up in that window. And down the bottom
we can see there’s two buttons, we’ve got the microphone logo it
says Create. And then we’ve also got the one here, I’m gonna tap
it, Profile which shows the profile for your actual podcast.
It shows your past podcast episodes and you can look at
some menu options on the right hand side that talks about
different aspects. It shows you the name of your
podcast. Let’s have a quick look at those first and then we’ll
get back to the podcast building because we covered a lot
of that already on the previous video which I linked up
in the card right in the corner right now which is our initial
Anchor look. Because back when we recorded that video,
the only app that you could get was the mobile app which on iOS
was only the iPhone one. If you’re using an iPad you
would just get the iPhone interface. There
wasn’t a dedicated iPad app but now there’s a dedicated iPad
app, and that’s what we’re checking out today. Let’s have a
look at it activity here, which I think will give us
things that have happened like people who have favorited
your podcast, account settings is where we get to set up all
the different things, and then we’ve got our podcast
settings all to do specifically with the settings podcast
as opposed to settings of your account. So this is the one
where it talks about my podcast name, where I can edit my
description, my category, language and market if it’s
explicit content or not. Obviously talking about content
creation and podcasts it’s not explicit. And then we got
the distribution where it actually tells you all
the links to all the different places where your podcast
is being distributed so we can see Apple Podcast,
Google Podcasts, Spotify is currently blank so
it’s not being distributed to Spotify at the moment.
Breaker, Cast Box, Google Play Music,
Overcast, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean — there’s no link for
Pod Bean, Radio Public, a Stitcher and Tune In still
blank as well. So these are ones that are some of the newer ones
that haven’t linked up yet. Probably when I publish more
content then it’ll will probably set me up in places like Pod
Bean and Stitcher, Tune In and Spotify. So but you
know, my coverage is already pretty good — Radio Public,
Overcast, Podcasts, Google Play Music,
Cast Box, Breaker, Apple Podcast
and Google Podcast are probably the big the big two and that’s
why they’re at the top. Okay let’s head back to the
creation part of the screen. So gonna tap back on the
microphone there. Let’s go into the record screen
gonna tap that. Okay so we get a little bit of a window here
like we would if we were on the mobile app. So we’ve got the
press and hold button to record. I think if I just tap it,
it will start recording as well. Let’s just have a bit of an
experiment. Okay I’ve got to hold it like
the iPhone app I’ve got to hold I just tapped that once.
It’s probably one thing downside is you’ve got to hold it while
you record. I understand why that is on the iPhone,
especially if you’re walking around you’re sort of holding
it. But here I am. I’m set up on my desk I’ve got my iPad in a
little stand. I don’t want to have to hold my thumb or my
finger to the screen, so maybe that’s something that they could
be improving, so Anchor, if you’re watching this,
maybe have the option on the iPad so you could just
tap to record. Okay let’s give it a go again because we want
to record at least something for the walk through demonstration
we’re doing now. “Skipping through at Fast
Foward” Okay, now the interesting thing
that you can see here, is it gives you two options here
to trim or to save. This is a new feature in the
Anchor iPad app, and that’s to actually be able to trim what
you’ve just recorded. This is a killer feature
because before if you muffed up you have to go back and start
again. But I’m going to get a trim… now we can definitely see
there’s the audio waveform there so we can see it definitely
recorded. So that’s just plugging in there. So we
recorded about 29 seconds of stuff, so I’m just going to say
Save and Trim because I trimmed the beginning there. Save. At that point like the iPad ahh
the iOS or Android app, it asks if I want to add
that portion of my recording to an episode and then we can give
it, we can even give the segment a name. And we got some settings here,
we can go to the cog here. Interesting here, we can
actually add it to a number of places here. We can add it to an
existing episode, which is a bit silly if it’s something we’ve
already published complete completed so we’re not going to
do that. We can have a new episode. I might just save it to
the library, and we’ll call this… then we’re
going to click save to Library. So now it’s in our library.
So we’re going in the library, you see the little loader there
to say we’re loading something into the library, and I don’t
know why but there’s two instances of that. We’ll come
back to that. Let’s go back to the main screen here. Now
Record with Friends option is basically anybody who is also
somehow related to us via Anchor. They’ve already got the
Anchor app. Voice Messages of course are
people who’ve done call ins. So there there’s a couple of
them I could use. Of course the music part is only
useful for your actual Anchor broadcast. Anything you do
through any of the distribution platforms you cannot use
Apple Music or Spotify because of the copyright issues of using
that music, but obviously Anchor have a special licensing deal
that anything through their platform and stays native on
that platform that they can actually use the Apple Music or
Spotify platform content. Okay, our Transitions of course
are little little interludes that play between segments on a
podcast. And we go to Library. Let’s just add our intro that we
recorded just now. Now put out of the Library and placed it
where I want to. So this is interesting. Now we have
the functionality of being able to not only bring things in from
past recordings of stuff, we can actually have the option
of rearranging these so let’s add a transition here.
Obviously if I rearrange I could just drag and drag at the top
there is episode 8, I can actually give it a unique name.
Now I could record more information, more more segments,
throw a transition in between, maybe throw in a recording from
that I’ve done through the Anchor app. The only thing that
still hasn’t been done here, is being able to bring
in pre-recorded content from outside of Anchor,
which you can do on the web version… unless there is an
option through Library? Yes this is, Import. Here we go. If we go import, I did I did
hear that you should be able to do this, so we can go.
There’s nothing recent in open documents we can browse.
Now it’s using the functionality through the Files app where
you can access apps that are compatible with the Files app
and pull audio out. So I don’t have any of that loaded up but I
could certainly import stuff into my Anchor library and use
it. I can go back and grab old segments that I’ve recorded
here. So the good news is I can bring in audio from third party
places. I can record it here on the app. I can get all the other
extra features are there, then I can build and publish my
podcast right from my iPad desktop. Have you ever
considered doing a podcast for your YouTube channel or ahh
for your business? I really encourage you to check
out the Anchor app whether its on your iPhone, your Android
device or even the iPad app. They even got a a web based
system that you can check out over on their website. If
you haven’t watched the earlier video that I did that covers the
mobile and the web apps, then check out the link
in the card right now and get all up to speed. If these type
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This is Doug from Doug Hewson YouTube, and we’ll catch you
later!

4 thoughts on “Anchor iPad App Released – A New Way to Make Podcasts with Ease!

  1. Hi Doug do you know why the last 2 livestreams I did on my iPad Pro is showing my apartment reversed like mirrored please help! I have always streamed on my iPad Pro on YouTube and this never happened. Thx… hugs from me and WolfGang in ny

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