But, I can hear you thinking “What do you hate about it though Jim”?
Yep, it is an internet culture to hate and complain about every update that a website rolls out and I would be lying if I said that there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about the 3.0 update.
I don’t like the new layout for your favourite stations, for me with my fat thumbs it feels too cramped and instead of swiping left to get to the next station I am finding that I am swiping over to the page where I record my segments.
I am also not keen on how the ability to echo (retweet) a segment someone else has published has been removed. The echo feature was a great way to share the content that other stations had made and a fantastic way to discover new stations.
Then there is the long pause as I strain to think of something else that I don’t like and the heavy thud as I realise that, that’s it. There is nothing more to hate on.
The 3.0 update has opened a Pandora’s box of goodies for Anchor.fm users. Everything from no time limit on segments, the ability to reorder the segments you have recorded before you make them into a new podcast episode, that but where your segments were deleted after 24 hours has gone, analytics and so much more, and that is just on the app update.
The app and the website sync seamlessly so that what ever you do on your phone, you can check and edit on your homepage and visa versa.
Finally you can view and listen to the podcast episodes created by the stations of Anchor on their website as well as via all the usual ways you would listen to your favourite podcasts.
Example, my station can be found at www.Anchor.fm/iJim
Right now I count myself as so lucky to be finding and using Anchor.fm at this point in history.
Edit: About an hour after this post was published and shared on my Twitter account Anchor.fm made this comment.