The last and rightmost tab is ‘Home’. Under the tab ‘for you’ you will find the latest episodes of the shows you follow and recommended shows. Under ‘your library’ you will find downloads, saved episodes and all podcasts you follow.
Via the figure in the top right you will reach settings. Here you can, for example, turn on or off streaming and downloading with mobile data. You will also find the option to import your shows from Apple Podcasts here. Handy, if you also use that app. This is not (yet) possible for Spotify or other podcast apps.
When you click on a podcast, you will find the description of the show, an overview of the episodes and buttons to rate, download, follow or play the podcast.
When playing an episode, in addition to the play/pause button, you have similar options as in other apps, such as fast playback (my favorite feature), a sleep timer and rewind 15 seconds, or forward 30 seconds, just like with Apple Podcasts.
You will also find a download Founder Email Lists button at the bottom to listen to the episode offline later, a review button, cast button, ‘mark as played’ button and the queue. Via the dots at the top right you will find the description of the episode and you get the option to save an episode or put it in your queue.
Also notable is that some exclusive podcasts include a video of the episode that you can view or hide while listening. Videos with podcasts are not new. But where you previously had to watch that video on a different platform, you can now do so in the same app.
Technical issues & points for improvement for Podimo
All in all, Podimo is in many ways comparable to other podcast apps, with the main difference being a different revenue model: podcasts behind a paywall. But this Podimo journey of discovery wouldn’t be complete without a critique.
What I think is a missed opportunity is the possibility to filter on the exclusive offer. That is what you take out a subscription for, but now disappears a bit between the free offer. Moreover, I suspect that such a filter helps to keep users. The more exclusive podcasts you get hooked on, the more likely you’ll stay.
What I also ran into is that when looking for POM, two different podcasts float up that you can follow separately: the exclusive version including aftershows and the freely accessible version with only the regular episodes. This is not the case with other podcasts as far as I have been able to discover.