Anchor for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-15
  • Current version: 3.8.1
  • File size: 124.98 MB
  • Developer: Anchor FM Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Anchor on your Windows PC

Download Anchor for Windows: Anchor is an News App, developed by Anchor FM Inc.. The News App was officially released 2015-12-21. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Anchor FM Inc., with the latest current version being 3.8.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 17,944 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 5 out of a possible 5.

Using Anchor on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Anchor on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Anchor for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Anchor in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Anchor application icon. A window of Anchor will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Anchor icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Anchor

Developer Description

Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast, ever. It's the only app that lets you record a high-quality podcast, and distribute it everywhere (including Apple Podcasts) – all in one place. No fancy equipment or podcasting experience necessary, and it’s 100% free! MAKE A PODCAST FROM YOUR iPHONE, iPAD, OR COMPUTER: * Record high-quality audio, either with your device’s built-in mic or by plugging in your favorite external microphone * Record with friends or cohosts, anywhere in the world * Take voice messages from your listeners, and add their questions/submissions to your next episode * Add a variety of musical interludes and sound effects to your podcast * Import audio from any app on your device to use in your podcast * Add any song from Spotify or Apple Music (playable on Anchor only) * Beautiful, visual episode builder makes it easy to edit and rearrange the audio in your podcast episodes EDIT YOUR AUDIO ANYWHERE: * Beautiful, visual episode builder makes it easy to edit and rearrange the audio in your podcast episodes * Trim or edit your recordings with editing tools designed specifically for podcasting * Add smart background music to your audio: browse a huge library of completely free, high quality tracks that intelligently adjust their volume to match your voice * Add flags while recording to remind yourself which parts to come back and edit or remove SHARE YOUR PODCAST EVERYWHERE: * Easily distribute your podcast to all major podcast platforms (including Apple Podcasts) with just one tap * Share the permalink for any episode or segment anywhere; anyone who doesn’t have Anchor installed can listen in their favorite podcast player or on your Anchor web profile without needing an account * Embed any episode on your own website (or embed your podcast and it’ll always play the latest episode) * Turn any short segment (anything under 2 minutes) into an automatically transcribed, animated video! SEE WHO’S LISTENING: * Track how many people hear each episode and which specific segments get the most plays * See who on Anchor is listening to each segment * Access even more detailed analytics on your desktop dashboard at iPAD FEATURES: * Editing tools built specifically for podcasting: quickly trim the start/end points of your audio, or split long recordings into multiple segments to make them easier to cut or rearrange * Fully compatible with split screen (try recording with the Notes app open if you need talking points!) * Drag in audio from any compatible app on your iPad to add it to your episode builder or your Library AS SEEN IN: * Apple’s keynote at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)! * App Store App of the Day * The New York Times * The Verge * TechCrunch * Business Insider * CNBC * Mashable * BBC * NPR * The Boston Globe * SPIN * Paste Magazine * iMore * 9to5Mac * The Next Web * And lots more!

App Reviews

  • Whomp, Whomp

    By LeslieTypes
    When this app came out it was amazing! I used it all of the time and getting support when you experienced an issue was much easier. But I think low downloads is what resulted in interview subjects being forced to download the app in order to speak with you. Based on the number of iTunes downloads, this plan does not appear to be working very well. The previous method of calling the interview subject should have been enhanced to allow people to somehow call you. Many of the subjects I interviewed would have appreciated this more. Now people have to download the app for a moment and then delete it after the interview. It’s not a genuine download regardless of Anchor being able to count it as one. This makes me wonder...Just how many people are actively using the app? Back when I used it heavy, several of us figured by the lack of real shift in top stations, that there were probably about 300 active stations. Of those maybe 200 were really working to put out content daily. Many of the same stations would remain in the top 100 even without updated content in a 24 hour period. This happened often for my station. If I ever fell out of the rankings, I’d publish a few segments and my station went back on the list. So bizarre!
  • Great app but..

    By DiegoGuz05
    This is a great app to get started on creating podcast. My friend and I just got approved for Apple podcasts and pocket cast in a matter of days! The only thing keeping me from giving it a full five star review are the two following problems. The first one, the app needs to include a way to trim unnecessary audio recordings. There has been plenty of times where we are 15-20 mins recording and we get distracted by something and end up recording 2-3 mins off topic and guess what? We have to record again since we can’t trim the audio recording! That is very frustrating. The second problem, whatever the app does it kills my phone’s battery! No joke! Just today we recorded a 11 min episode and my phone went from 86% to 58% that was unbelievable. And before you say it must’ve been something I have background data restricted on all apps with exception of Anchor, Mail, Clash Royale, and Play music. When I launch this app I close out of everything and only laugh this app and I connect to WiFi. Once those two problems are taken care of I will gladly change my ratings!
  • Is it really this bad?

    By Paulliuww
    I’m a bit dumbfounded. You have to hold down on the record button to record, and as soon as you let go with your thumb, it stops recording and go straight to a published now page. It does not allow you to add on to that recording. Another way you can record is by putting the phone up to your ear. Once again when you pull the phone down it starts recording starts trying to publish that podcast. Let’s hope you don’t have to scratch your nose or something. This app sounds so compelling with its meet up with other people with similar interest in the group or joint podcast, but these fundamental basic user issues are beyond my ability to comprehend. I’m sure it’s there somewhere, but I couldn’t even find a delete button to delete my first random scratch audio take. Is there any other app in the world where you have to physically be touching the record button on the screen for it to record? Am I missing something? With the rating of over four stars I’m just really confused.
  • Simple allowed us to start

    By Thrive LGBTQ+
    My business partner and I had been wanting to begin podcasting but there were pieces that felt complex that kept delaying our start (equipment, distribution, integration of non-local guests, etc.) Anchor provided simple solutions to all of these. When distribution didn’t work right away, they helped us solve the problem (which was on our end.) They were awesome. Someday we might upgrade equipment to have a better quality recording, but for now we love the simplicity of using my iPhone to record while sitting around my dining room table. These recording sessions have been some of the best, genuine moments, something we never would have caught if Anchor didn’t take all the fuss out of recording. The Thrive LGBTQ+ Podcast is just beginning to serve our Tribe with relevant content. We are so excited about what is to come. Thank you, Anchor for the hard work you have put into this app! We love it and our listeners do too!
  • Love the idea (and the feedback from my experience using this app)

    By Miles Donalds
    I’ve been using this app for almost a week now and I’m delighted for the effort developers put in with updates and improvements. So far, I have tried mostly co-host recordings of the app and there are few concerns; For some reason, When i’m connected via 4G network (using iphone 6). I find a co-host, we connect (in the coundown phase) but then it always ends up failing and connections is gone (sometimes I can’t hear, other times it quits itself) so I weren’t able to speak co-host a single time (probably out of 15 attempts) with cellular network. Whereas it happened only 1-2 times with wi-fi networks. Also, every notification is useless when it says that someone’s ready to speak (and I get ton of it each day). everytime I click on that, I go to endless “looking for” screen which i’m already spending too much time anyways when manually “looking for it” myself. Also sometimes it is quite difficult to find a persons profile to whom I’ve had a co-host session with. that happens if i miss “a person published it” notification, then when i look into my library it gives only my own recording and I couldn’t find anything clickable about that person . I only see his/her name. again thanks to the people who are working hard to make things easier!! keep up the good work 🙏
  • It was easy...

    By Pianomezzo
    So the versions before 3.0 were fine in terms of uploading music from your desktop, listening to the latest episodes of your favorites, commenting via text and looking at how many claps each segments. But now I don’t see the latest of my favorites or claps per segment. I also miss reposting music or segments I heard on different stations (or haven’t discovered how to do that in this version). Plus I liked how the music would go ahead and publish on my station. I normally don’t plan an episode or playlist mix for each day. Don’t get me wrong I love how I can reorder the segments and add them to previous episodes or compose a new one out of those. I also like how my favorites are all lined up in the Discover section. Lastly, I like seeing more stats. So please bring back said features or make it less complicated.
  • Great app. Needs an Update.

    This app is great. The downfalls are that it kicks us out & it deletes a draft. There should be a deleted section. That way you can put back audio already deleted. We should be able to add music to recordings because the system doesn’t to allow you to add music after you’ve recorded it. It doesn’t sound clear at times. This app needs to be UPDATED. Also, users can be able to add access to reference in new episodes. Just to be able to find the material. The app does not allow you to have a easy way of accessing a bigger public audio for you to find where your podcast is going and if it’s building. We should be able to have more control on our work & publish it where we want. Also, TRACK IT. Where are these podcasts going???????? PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES.
  • Cool idea getting in it's own way

    By Zeromont
    Such a great idea, small intractable content that's fast to produce and easy to consume. Love the idea. The interface though is just functionally awful. I can never for the life of me find the programs I'm actually subscribed to because the predominant listings are always the apps own productions (or at least the productions they overtly back, like these weird general round-up style programs I have zero interest in). I would love it if the app prioritized the content of the people I actually try to follow, I'm sure as content producers these programs are taking a listenership hit just from this interface alone and that's super frustrating and annoying. Finishing my shows automatically starts a show promoted by the app that I have no interest in whatsoever. This is a disincentive from frequenting the app and also from ever generating my own content. Such an easy fix though. Hope something changes.
  • Never been easier to create podcast

    By AProc
    I have had a podcast now since this feature came out and it was so easy that I tell everyone about it. I have had nearly 10,000 podcast listeners / downloads since launching. Having a podcast opens doors and anchor made that so easy to have a podcast that it almost feels like I cheated compared to all my friends who had to go through so much pain to get their podcast launched. CONS: 1. For a while you had no options to remove the anchor promo at the end of every podcast. I think they have enough users now to give you the option of removing it. 2. For a while they stamped their logo on top of your logo. I think you can opt out of this now as well. 3. It still says “Andy Proctor / Anchor” as the author of the podcast. 4. It no longer pauses when you lift the phone from your ear which is inconvenient when you have to burp or sneeze or pause. You just have to name your segment. Not good for people who are on the fly. It will be nice to get to the point where we can just pay to have all the anchor branding removed because the software is awesome and it makes it super easy and makes it fun to interact with people on anchor as well. This is what I love about it most currently.
  • Pretty Freaking Awesome

    By Bebaleo7
    Really amazing app and Sound quality by just holding the phone to your ear. Super easy to use. As far as having multiple people on one recording, I’m still a little confused. So far the Developers have been amazing at responding ... thanks guys/girls you rock. So is it true you can only record 10 minutes at a time with someone else? I was trying to add people to my solo recoding at it wasn’t working. I had to swipe right to “talk about a topic” and invite a friend as a co-host that way. I thought I read somewhere you could have up to 10 people live? I wouldn’t want that many but it would be cool to have up to 3 or 4 of us for certain topics. Keep up the amazing work and honestly thank you. This is an incredible service for the world.