Podcasts provided a new way of listening to the radio, making it possible to listen to your favourite radio shows, or side projects of shows, whenever you wanted. On desktop computers, the delivery of podcasts is a fairly simple affair, but when it comes to the iPhone and iPad, synchronisation is needed to transfer files ready for listening to on the move. This is something that Stitcher Radio aims to eliminate.

This free radio app enables you to choose from a wide range of radio programming, from news and documentaries to sport and entertains, and have programmes delivered straight to your iOS device. The 'stitcher' part of the app name is a reference to the fact that it is possible to create your own perfect radio broadcast by stitching together your favourite shows.

Of course, it is also possible to listen to live radio, but the real benefits of Stitcher Radio come from the app's ability to point you in the direction of interesting new shows based on your listening habits. Just as the streaming music app Pandora can be used to create your ideal playlists based on the artists you like, the same can be said of Stitcher Radio for radio programming.

This is the perfect apps for anyone that has to commute to work. Every day you can have a new selection of broadcasts ready to listen to, and you can even use the app to track breaking news events throughout the day by opting to receive audio alerts.

Verdict

A great app that brings radio into the 21st century and makes it as customizable as television has become in recent years.