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The Podcasting Tools and Apps Every Podcaster Needs Right Now

When it comes to successful podcasting, having the right tools and apps can make all the difference. From recording and editing to distribution and promotion, there are a plethora of podcasting tools and apps that can make it so much easier for podcasters to take their podcast to the next level.

But with so many podcasting tools and apps out there, how do you hone in on the ones you should be using? We’re here to make that task a little easier! We’ve been in the podcasting industry for a good long while. So we know first-hand just how beneficial the right tech, tools, and apps can be.

So we’re sharing all our top picks of the best tools and apps we believe all podcasters should be using right now.

With the right tools and apps in your arsenal, you’ll be able to streamline your process, create a successful podcast, and reach a wider audience.

The Top Podcasting Tools and Apps Every Podcaster Needs to Know About Right Now

Hosting Platforms

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When it comes to the success of a podcast, part of the winning recipe involves the platform you choose to host your show. The best podcast hosting platforms offer a variety of features to help you produce, distribute, and monetize your content. Some popular options include:

1. Buzzsprout

Buzzsprout is a great hosting platform and offers many great features. They are also constantly developing their own innovative tools and applications to help podcasters podcast better. Buzzsprout syncs with all popular podcast directories such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher, so your podcast will appear wherever people are searching for it. 

2. Podbean

Podbean podcast hosting is trusted by over 600,000 podcasters. Podbean offers a free, basic podcast starter package, featuring 5 hours of storage space with 100GB of bandwidth per month. You will also be able to build your own podcast website with access to beautiful podcast themes and a basic comprehensive podcast stats overview.

3. Libsyn

Libsyn is another popular podcast host and is the podcast host often favored by podcast networks. Libsyn provides everything your podcast needs, including publishing tools, media hosting and delivery, RSS for podcast players, a website, and all the important statistics you want to know about your show.

Related read: A List of the Top Podcast Hosting Sites

Podcasting Tools for Remote Recording and Interviews

If you host an interview podcast, there is a very good chance that the majority of your interviews will have to take place online. And you may be worried that simply recording your conversation via Zoom will not give you the audio quality you’re after.

Never fear! There’s a podcasting app for that! Actually, there are a few. But our two tops picks for this list are:

4. SquadCast

SquadCast is a great online tool for podcasters who want to record with remote guests. It’s a web-based recording platform specializing in remote podcast interviews. It makes it easy to connect with your guests and record via their high-quality audio as you can record each guest on their own separate track.

5. Zencastr

Zencastr is another great option for podcasting tools designed for remote voice recordings. Zencastr is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to host interviews and recording sessions remotely and securely.

Podcast Editing Tools and Apps

Editing apps are a crucial tool for any podcast host. There are quite a number of options available. And each offers unique features and capabilities that can take your podcast to the next level.

6. Audacity

Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform, audio software that offers you all of the basic tools that you’ll need to create an excellent podcast. It’s a multi-track audio editor and recorder compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Best of all, it’s really user-friendly!

7. GarageBand

GarageBand is an incredibly powerful digital audio workstation for Macs. It offers a huge range of features and tools that can help you to create studio-quality audio. Once you familiarize yourself with the setup, it’s a fantastic podcasting tool to add to your arsenal.

8. Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is a professional-grade audio editing software. This podcasting tool has a steeper learning curve, but it also does offer additional tools and features to help you create high-quality audio. It’s perfect for more experienced podcast producers who are looking for a tool that can handle complex audio editing tasks.

Podcast Tools for Episode Transcriptions

9. Descript

Descript is a transcription and editing tool with unique text-based editing capabilities. Yes, it could also fall under the Podcast Editing Tools and Apps, but it’s for its audio-to-text feature that earns Descript a place on this list.

If you’re needing transcriptions for your episodes, (here are some of the top reasons we believe podcast transcripts are important), you guessed it, there’s an app for that! And that app is Descript.

But it’s not your only option.

10. Rev

Rev is another tool that’s really handy for podcasters looking to create transcripts for their podcasts. Rev is a popular transcription service that offers accurate and affordable transcriptions.

Related read: How And Why To Make Your Podcast Accessible

11. We Edit Podcasts

If you’re looking for a podcasting “multi-tool” We Edit Podcasts is at your service. We Edit Podcasts is a podcast production agency offering an all-in-one podcast editing solution, from episode editing, transcriptions, show notes writing, and so much more. Our team of experienced audio and video editors are well known for their high-quality, professional, and efficient editing services. Add us to your podcasting arsenal, and you’ll always have the right tool for the job.

Check out our full list of services here.

Sound Effects and Music

Music and sound effects help take your episodes to new heights! But it can be a bit tricky finding music and effects that you can legally use on your podcast. Thankfully, there are plenty of tools for the podcaster to make use of if they’re looking to jazz up their podcast episodes. Excuse the pun.

Here are some of the options:

12. Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound is a comprehensive music and sound effects library. With Epidemic Sound, you get full access to unlimited play and streams, and as all the rights are included, you do not need to worry about royalties.

Related read: Podcasts and Royalty Free Music PLUS 12 Resources For Royalty Free Music And Sound Effects

13. Soundsnap

Soundsnap is part of our creative arsenal here at We Edit Podcasts and we love their massive library of sound effects! Soundsnap is the largest professional sound effects library available on the internet and is powered by creatives of all types, from the recordists and designers who create their content to the developers and curators who keep their catalogs organized, functional, and just plain fun to use. It’s an excellent tool for podcasters.

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Social Media Promotion

14. Canva

Canva is an incredible resource, particularly for those who consider themselves artistically challenged. Canva is a free online graphic design tool that can help podcasters create all their podcast artwork and social media graphics perfect to share across their social media platforms, and so grow their audience.

15. Buffer

Next up we have Buffer. Buffer is a social media management tool to help podcasters streamline their social media marketing strategy for their podcast. Buffer saves you precious time as you can use this tool to schedule all your social media content across multiple platforms well in advance.

16. Headliner

Headliner is a fantastic tool for podcasters looking to promote their podcast on social media! Headliner lets you create promotional videos and audiograms of your show. You can then share these snippets and teasers on all your social media platforms as a way to garner more attention and create more opportunities for engagement with your audience.


As a podcast host, you’re well aware of the fact that producing high-quality, value-dense episodes is no easy feat. It can take a lot of time! And because of this, we’ve found that tools for time management and task orientation work incredibly well. So we’re also sharing our best tool for great time management.

17. Trello

Trello is a project management tool that aims to help you plan out your tasks, create a schedule, and then stick to it. This methodology is perfect for podcasters, and that’s why Trello is a great place for all that planning and organizing of your podcast episodes.

Check out this video showing how to get the most out of Trello. And you’ll see in action just how this tool could be used as a way to streamline your podcast production process.


The choice of podcasting tools and apps depends on your specific needs and preferences. And it’s always a good idea to explore and experiment with different options to find the ones that work best for you. But let this blog post be a springboard for you as you explore all the best tools and resources available in order to produce and promote your podcast.

Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned professional, there are some amazing podcasting tech, tools, and apps at your disposal to help you streamline your process, ace your recordings, or just save you tons of time.

What podcasting tools or apps do you use? What tools are you looking for? Let us know, we’d love to help.

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