We already know that TeslaCoil loves to throw secret menus into its apps like Nova and WidgetLocker, but it turns out they're not the only developers using this sort of hidden functionality. Popular podcatching app BeyondPod also has a hidden menu, and it's chock-full of useful features.

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First things first - how do you access this super top-secret place of magic? Pretty easily, actually. Start up BeyondPod, and hit the menu button > More... > About BeyondPod; from there, just tap and hold the BeyondPod version label for 1-2 seconds. The Advanced Settings will appear just below (first screenshot).

While there are a slew of good options in here, a few options are particularly noteworthy. For starters, those on ICS and above can enable enhanced notifications, which will give you playback controls in the shade (!) - this is a godsend for most of us. What's probably even more important than that, though, is the option to change the default download location. If you don't want to save podcasts to the local storage area, you can change that to the SD card. Brilliant!

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That's just the tip of the iceberg, too - you can also toggle fade-ins, scrobble episodes, mark items as "played" once they've been marked as "read," change the user agent, and a lot more.

If there was ever any doubt that BeyondPod is one of the most full-featured podcatchers available for Android, this hidden menu should remove all doubt. If you listen to podcasts and haven't been using BeyondPod, it's definitely worth a look. Hit the widget to give it a shot.

Thanks for the tip, Rami!

BeyondPod Podcast Manager
BeyondPod Podcast Manager
Developer: BeyondPod Team
Price: Free