This article is provided by guest writer: Ryan Powell
As a podcaster, I struggled a lot with reaching more audiences. There isn't any good way to share my podcast on social media, and it takes so much time and effort to make carousels for Instagram. The entire process of designing an Instagram post takes forever and is super exhausting. I've recently come across a cool podcast on Instagram featuring an "audiogram".
An audiogram is basically a simple video that includes your podcast audio. Nice ones have moving audio waveforms and transcribed subtitles built-in.
I did some research and found a bunch of different tools that allow me to turn my podcast into an "audiogram" quickly. These are 4 of the best tools I've founded:
Jupitrr (Yea, it is spelt with two "r"s) is a new tool I found on product hunt, I personally use Jupitrr the most currently because it is free and super easy to use.
My thoughts on Jupitrr:
- This is completely free with unlimited exports, you can use it without installing any chrome extension or downloading any software.
- Super simple and easy to use, I made my audiogram with just a few clicks
- You can't edit your podcast audio directly on Jupitrr (I'm fine with this personally as I usually edit my podcast before posting it anyway)
#2 Headliner App
Headliner is a very powerful tool with a wide range of useful features, basically, every part of your audiogram can be customizable. Headliner is basically Photoshop for creating audiograms. They've got everything you need.
My thoughts on Headliner:
- The most comprehensive tool available with an abundance of features.
- You can directly insert your podcast through your RSS feed link
- You would have to pay a monthly fee to unlock its full features
- The UX is a bit complicated, you would have to spend some time navigating through all the customizable options (It might sound weird, but Headliner has a bit too many features for me to use it conveniently)
Wavve (Yep, again spelled weirdly with 2 "v"s) is another decent option to create audiograms but with a slightly higher price point.
My thoughts on Wavve:
- Another decent option with great features
- Too expensive compared to Headliner & Too complicated compared to Jupitrr
"Audiogram" is actually the first tool I found, they got plenty of audiogram templates to pick from, but the user experience is pretty disappointing. It took me so long to create an audiogram just to find out that they limit their audiogram to 2 minutes 20 seconds.
My thoughts on Wavve:
- Overall average option for creating audiograms
- The free plan offers only 2 videos per month and 60seconds of free transcription.
- You can't export HD videos unless you're subscribed to the Elite plan for $29/month
- To be honest, there's no reason to use Audiogram when there are other options.
🏆 Which tool would I recommend
I would suggest you to go with Jupitrr if you don't have a budget and would like to produce audiograms frequently. Jupitrr is simply the easiest tool to use when it comes to creating audiograms. However, if you're an advanced user with some spare cash to spend, Headliner is probably your best option. I also preferred their user interface compared to some of the other apps, but that's a matter of personal preference.
Repurpose would be a great choice for audiograms if you were also looking for automatic distribution. Their $15/month plan is affordable and would save you a lot of time over manually uploading videos to multiple platforms (especially if you were producing a lot of shows).
🎙️ Some podcasting platforms have this feature built-in
All of the apps on the list above are standalone services that you can use no matter which podcast platform you use. However, there are also a handful of podcasting platforms that have an audiogram creator built-in to their service, including:
- Podcast.co (Uses integrated Headliner App)
- Podigee.com (Uses integrated Headerliner App)
- Castos.com (Uses integrated Headliner App)
- Anchor.fm (For segments less than 1 minute long)
- Libsyn.com (Uses integrated Headliner App)
- Descript.com (Uses integrated Headliner App)
You can tell from that list above that I'm not the only one who favors Headliner App. They seem to be the go-to app that podcast platforms choose to integrate with.
To conclude, Headliner is a solid choice while Jupitrr coming in late in the game gives a little bit different options for podcasters.