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Save time subscribing to multiple Podcasts in iTunes Apps
Normally, if you click the "Podcast Directory" link at the bottom of your Podcasts pane, the screen changes and takes you to the iTunes Music Store's Podcast Directory. If you click "Subscribe" to add a podcast, iTunes dutifully takes you right back to your podcasts list.

But what if you don't want to go back? Sometimes I want to subscribe to several podcasts I see at once, like a half-dozen NPR shows I want. On slow computers or connections, it can be frustrating. Here's how to quickly manage this:

Double-click the Podcasts category, in the leftmost pane of iTunes. That opens the Podcasts list in a separate window.

Now, if you click that link to the "Podcast Directory," your Podcasts, in their separate window, remain open. The main iTunes window will come forward and show you the iTMS. While you're there, you can click Subscribe, and the Podcast window updates (and comes forward), but the iTMS window remains back there, unchanged. If you have room to spread them out (two monitors are great for this), you won't even have to deal with the windows popping over each other.

Keep clicking to subscribe to more; both windows remain open until you decide to close them.
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Save time subscribing to multiple Podcasts in iTunes
Authored by: jmontana on Jun 06, '06 08:44:13AM

When it takes you back to Podcasts after clicking "Subscribe," you can just click the "Music Store" item in your source list, and you'll be right back where you left off. Easier than two windows, IMO.



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Save time subscribing to multiple Podcasts in iTunes
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 08, '06 12:58:01PM

jmontana, thanks! It just goes to show: when you find one way to do something, sometimes you miss discovering a better way. That's what's so great about this site: it gives not just the hints, but comments, so we can tell each other even *more* hints.

On my single monitor Mac [the one with the slow connection], I'll be using your tip a lot, I'm sure!

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What clown decided that the iPod calendar view didn't need to show you the Location field? I guess they always use the same room at Apple.



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Save time subscribing to multiple Podcasts in iTunes
Authored by: hypert on Jun 07, '06 10:52:04AM

Nice hint - thanks! I've used the double-window idea before, but this is useful when trying to subscribe to a bunch at once.



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