I am sure many of you might have faced a situation where you are listening to a long podcast, an audiobook or a web-based streaming audio source on your PC/Mac and for some reason or other you have had to get up and leave. Though you wish to continue listening, you can’t really carry a computer on your back.
You may have faced another kind of a problem where you couldn’t play the audio of your choice because it was not supported on iOS device. Wish there was a single app which would solve both the problems? Airfoil is just the app you need!
What is Airfoil?
Is it like Airplay?
The answer is: Yes and No.
Yes, it allows you to stream your music from your mac or PC to other devices connected to your wireless network.
No, because that’s not all it does.It lets you stream pretty much any audio, your computer can play, to another device. So if there is a particular audio you want to listen to when away from your computer, Airfoil will do the trick as long as you remain in the confines of your wireless network.
How much does it cost?
Luckily, the iOS app is free, but relies on a shareware client for your mac or pc which costs $25.
If you don’t pay, any transmission longer then 10 minutes will be overlayed with a terrible amount of white noise.
The iOS app as well as the mac and windows app, appear to work very well with assistive technologies and is fully usable and should give you no trouble. This is a huge plus.
Although the price is a bit steep, the program does what it is advertised to do, and does it well. It is a good choice if you are in need of an app that transmits audio from a running computer to a more conveniently-sized device.