I signed up for Anchor.FM when it launched, but I really didn’t use it. I already podcast on Spreaker, and I didn’t want to dilute my brand with too many channels. But the app looked cool so I’ve kept an eye on it. Then my friend Adam Helweh sent me a link to this post about some new features in Anchor that are really cool. They’ve been updating the app a LOT.
First though, let me explain what Anchor.FM is. It is a super easy to use podcasting platform, sort of an audio studio in your pocket, that allows anyone to:
- Record a podcast right on your phone
- Add music tracks from Apple music or Spotify
- Add sound bites from external recordings
- Add guests by calling them into your podcast right in the app
- Broadcast call-ins from your listeners
- Anchor converts recorded audio into video clips that play on all of the major social media platforms, including built in, editable captioning with automatic speech to text
- Listen to “stations” like any other podcast, personalized news, science, and information channels
- Listen on your mobile device, desktop, Google Assitant, Google Home or Alexa.
All in all, I’m really impressed with what they’ve done with the app, and I’m thinking it will be an excellent way for me to share quick tips for my readers, and, who knows, I may start a new podcast there too.
Here’s a link to the show, an excerpt of a wonderful conversation I had on Mindful Social with Mark Babbitt. and below is an example of the video Anchor creates from your audio file. I found it SUPER easy to edit the transcript, and by and large, it was pretty accurate. Give a listen and let me know what you think, and how you could use this platform yourself. I’d love to hear your feedback.
— Janet Fouts (@jfouts) August 11, 2017