Friday, August 16, 2013

Cast Away Update Improves Scheduling

Wooden Brain Concepts today released an update to Cast Away, a podcast manager for iTunes.

Cast Away allows you to remove podcasts according to criteria that are much more fine-grained than possible in iTunes. Cast Away can prevent podcasts from expiring in iTunes, update smart playlists, and archive selected podcasts. It also includes an auto-player that can play selected podcasts as they arrive and then return to the previously playing music, if any.

The update improves handling of the daily schedule, which should now work more reliably on OS X 10.8 and higher.

For the technically inclined, Cast Away had been using cron to schedule podcast removal, and now uses launchd on OS X 10.7 and higher.

A bug relating to iTunes U was also fixed.

Please see the version history for details.