One of the things I hated the most about using an iPodder client was that I never knew for sure if a podcast downloaded. Dave Winer says that’s how it’s supposed to be done, in the middle of the night so it’s waiting for you the next morninng. I, on the other hand, like to know what’s being put on my computer and where it is. That’s why I like using NetNewsWire to download podcasts.
With NetNewsWire I’m able to pick and choose which podcasts for which days I want to download. I’m able to choose if I want them directly downloaded to iTunes or placed in a folder on my desktop for easy access and I’m never left wondering if something downloaded, it’s right there in front of me.