If you’re new to FeedDemon, you might not know that you can use it to download podcasts (AKA: "enclosures") and sync them with iTunes.
When an article has a podcast associated with it, a paperclip icon will appear beneath its title, as illustrated by this screen shot:
Clicking this icon adds the podcast to FeedStation (a free "podcatcher" that’s bundled with FeedDemon), which takes care of downloading it and then copying it to iTunes:
If you’re subscribed to a feed whose podcasts you always want to download, you can skip clicking the paperclip icon and tell FeedDemon to automatically download all podcasts by editing the feed’s properties:
In my case, I selectively download podcasts for most feeds, but I have automatic downloading enabled for IT Conversations since I generally want to listen to every IT Conversations podcast.
FeedDemon’s online help has more details on this process, including:
- How to schedule downloads to occur after a specific time (such as when you’re away from your computer)
- How to copy podcasts to Windows Media Player rather than iTunes
- How FeedDemon’s "safe list" protects against downloading executable files
Bonus Tip: You can drag-and-drop any hyperlink onto FeedStation to add it to the download queue. This works not only with hyperlinks inside of FeedDemon, but also those in Firefox and Internet Explorer.