July 8th, 2012 at 9:43 pm by Dr. Drang
I like to delete podcast episodes from Downcast manually instead of setting up a rule for when to delete them. I do this because I often listen to podcasts late at night and fall asleep while they’re playing. I don’t want Downcast to delete an episode that it thinks I’ve listened to just because it played it all the way through.
Deleting several episodes from different podcasts takes a lot of tapping and swiping, though:
- Tap on a podcast from the podcast list to show the episode list.
- Swipe on an episode to bring up the Delete button.
- Tap the Delete button.
- Tap to go back to the podcast list.
To make this process go faster, I made an All Played playlist, defined like this:
This puts all the played episodes in one list, where I can quickly delete the ones I’ve actually listened to without climbing up and down the podcast list.