Interface is so much smoother than Apple.
Best Podcast App 5/5
I use this every time I listen to a podcast.
Getting over the ads I guess. 4/5
I was really angry about the move to an ad model, but I'm coming to terms with it. The ads aren't part of any sinister ad tracking network, and they're unobtrusive. So I'm revising my rating upward.
It's a good app and the ability to listen to your podcasts on the web too is a nice feature.
Love it! 5/5
Love this App and use it for Baldmove everything, specially The Left overs and Game of thrones! Ellistronics!! Get me through my Day!
Perfect Replacement For Terrible Apple Podcast App 5/5
Perfect podcast app, free, and is everything that the Apple podcast app should have been. I have no intention of ever using another app for my podcasts!
Everything you could want in a podcast player. 5/5
Best Apple Watch solution 5/5
This is the best Apple Watch solution I've found for managing and playing podcasts.
Too busy 2/5
Too many menus and submenus that all look alike, so i'm never sure which podcasts have been downloaded, which have been played. Looking for a podcast player that has simple, straightforward interface and lists. The sort of intuitive interface Apple used to care about.
The best podcatcher! 5/5
I've tried many different ones on different platforms, this is my favorite and have been using it almost since it came out. If there is a problem with the app, the creator is on it and usually fixes it quickly. Not bad for a small operation.
It has all the features from the other apps and includes some features unique to it.
It use to be great 4/5
I have loved Overcast but now it has stopped working. At the beginning of July, in mid episode, the sound kicked out. The episode still "counts down" as if it is playing, but no sound comes through. I have switched podcasts, but the same thing happens.
It is my hope that this situation will be corrected soon.
Apple Watch volume too low 3/5
This is a great app and it is on the right track but as an Apple Watch user with Bluetooth headphones, it's got one critical bug which is preventing it from being perfect. When listening to synced podcasts from the Apple Watch using Bluetooth headphones, even at max volume, it's barely audible. If that gets fixed, consider it a 5-star app.
Missing features 3/5
The app is almost perfect. I think the tap for play option is a bad idea. It makes it hard to play something in the car. The smart speed feature is awesome!
Simply the best 5/5
I love this app for podcast. I'm an apple fan boy and just comparing the stock app to this one... This one blows it out of the water. The best feature is smart speed. It keeps podcasts going and makes it so there is less dead time wilhile you're listening. Really love this app
Old version 3/5
I'm new here, and I like your clean interface. After reading your reviews though, it sounds like you should drop it back a version or so.
Favorite app 5/5
Best podcast app
Its like sex but I'm having it 5/5
By Matt S. Wilson
Why apple can't figure out UX is a mystery I'll never learn the answer to.
By David Q. Irwin
Zero customer support from developer, who says he doesn't want Republicans using his app. You're just a podcast app, dude. Enjoy your crusade.
Great app! 5/5
By Matthew Burket
Smart speed is good. Very good app.
Excellent podcast player, with great user interface 4/5
Only downside is lacks easy/efficient ways in which to learn about new—or similar—podcasts.
Love Overcast 5/5
Extremely pleased with Overcast. Haven't once received that annoying "Episode Unavailable" message so frequent with the previous podcatcher I used. Thank you!
Too many bugs. Unresponsive developer. 3/5
I've been a happy user of Overcast since the first day it was released but the quality of the app has gone downhill, since version 3.
The functionality is great - five stars for what it can do. Smartspeed and Voiceboost are both fantastic features. But the app has far too many annoying bugs that drive me crazy. A couple that I encouter constantly are:
- After adding many episodes from the same podcast to the queue, most of the episodes will disappear from the queue.
- Episodes in the All Epsodes list will become unresponsive after a few moments. I have to leave the list and go back in to get it to work again.
I've reinstalled the app, I've upgraded my phone and installed a fresh copy but these bugs persist.
I've reported these but nothing from the developer - not even an automated response. I know that he works alone and does may not have the resources to individually respond to everyone, but ne needs to do a better job at communicating. He's getting paid, he's charging a subscription. A subscription I'm happy to pay. I want to give money to developers who create software I find valuable. But in return, I expect some level of service. Something more than no service at all.
I'll be turning off auto-renewal for my subscription and evaluating other podcasts apps. Hopefully the next version of Overcast will be better and I can continue to use it. I hope that's true because I really do like it and want to support individual developers.
Love it!! 4/5
By bigg fan
I just wish there was a way to turn off auto-subscribing when I listen to an episode
The Best Podcast App 5/5
I have tried a few and none have such a great interface and design to them. All of the features make listening, organizing, and finding podcasts so easy. Just spent the $10 to go to the "paid" version just to show my support to developer.
Best podcast app 5/5
Not much I need to say, hands down the best podcast app. This app was clearly made by someone who listens to podcasts, it has all the small details nailed.
Great App! 5/5
Love this app. I recommend it to everyone interested in podcasts!
Used to be better 1/5
Just dropped another star because they have updated at least twice since I posted this, and yet the bug where it refuses to play episodes in order is still present. I may just switch back to the apple app.
Not sure what was wrong with the old interface, but the new one seems like more taps for everything. That's minor, though. My big complaint is that now the app refuses to play the next podcast in order. Instead it always plays the newest podcast next, even if I have five podcasts that should come before the latest one. It used to correctly play the next podcast, and I have tried the play next by priority setting in both positions, but that setting doesn't seem to actually change anything about this behavior. Would really love to just have the old version back...that was pretty much perfect.
Needs fixed 2/5
Podcasts don't play on watch - just phone
Best podcast app 5/5
Way better than the apple version.
Great podcast app 5/5
Really good for people who listen at faster speeds
great app, good user options, love it
The podcast app of my dreams...fulfilled! 5/5
By R. Maurer
This is how you make a podcast app. Slim, sleek, responsive, and allows me to control how much memory space it takes up. Also allows me to "subscribe" to a single episode vs. a whole series. And, Night Mode!
I highly recommend this as an alternative to the Podcast app. You won't regret it. Yes, there's a little bit of a learning curve, but it's totally worth it.
Everything I want in podcast ap 5/5
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So easy to use! 5/5
Couldn't be much easier to download and listen to podcasts. Big fan.
Nice and simple 5/5
Ditto what he said
Favorite Player so far 5/5
Long live smart speed.
Long live changeable jump times.
Long live ads for other podcasts.
My Favorite Podcast App 5/5
By Craig Jr
Very well designed and executed app for iPhone, etc.
This is the best app for listening to podcasts 5/5
By Collin Gonzalez
I've been using this app for a couple of years and it always works and is always getting better. The interface is absolutely the best out there for easily downloading and organizing pods for later and configuring settings (jump forward/backward amounts, 1.25x, sleep timer etc.). Additionally, there smart speed (reduces silences) and voice booster features sometimes come in handy. Can't recommend this app enough, and once you download it, I think it is definitely worth it to upgrade to pro!
Buggy app 1/5
By dcp reviewer
CEO is on Twitter spouting political hatred instead of fixing all of the bugs in the app. Sad! Apples native app is a lot better.
Great Podcast App! 4/5
By Just A Critic #1
Excellent app that allows you to listen to podcasts that you want! It does exactly what you need it to, uninterrupted listening.
Highly recommended, far superior to the podcast app.
The only podcast app I use 4/5
By Peace Kearse
I listen to podcasts everyday. The Joe Budden Podcast, Brilliant Idiots, Forth and Ten, even radio shows like The Right Time. I searched for a while for an app that gives me control over downloads and streams and this one is PERFECT. 4 stars ONLY BECAUSE there are a few tweaks that could be done.
Can't believe how long it took to switch off the apple podcast app 5/5
By Doc Anonymous
So many features I didn't know were available. Wish I'd switched a year ago
Love it!! 5/5
A lot of my favorite people are available. Great app overall!
Every day 5/5
I listen to this app every day
Nothing out there that is better
Best podcast app I have ever used 5/5
Simply the best. Simple interface but comes with very advanced features. This is the podcast app for people who love podcasts.
The recently added play for Apple Watch feature is actually pretty great and shows how the developer keeps working and improving this app all the time. Although playing for the Apple Watch isn't the best experience at the moment, I have high hopes that we will see more and more improvements. This is still the best way to listen to podcasts and only keeps getting better.
Great App 5/5
By Paramore Rocks
Best Podcast Player Out There 5/5
By The Guy Behind The Guy
Besides having nice big buttons and customizable skip back and skip forward times, the best feature is that you can replay and skip with the rewind and fast forward buttons in a car while every other Podcast player seems to think you want to jump to the next podcast.
best podcast app for me 5/5
I am a voiceover user and have used several podcatcher apps.
I prefer Overcast because it is easy to operate and works predictably even when the source of many of my favorite podcast sources had been hacked.
I only wish more classical music podcasts were available through Overcast, but I do not believe this lack has anything to do with the app itself.
Keep up the great work.
The best amongst many very good podcast apps 5/5
Overcast remains my absolute favorite podcast app. I try most new and updated podcast apps regularly, because I'm a little overly obsessive about organizing my podcasts and music. Overcast has more useful features that can be granularly controlled by the user than any other podcast app I've used. The "smart speed" feature is one of my favorites-- it detects and reduces unnecessary white space somehow (arcane magic or imp DJs within the code are my best guesses) without altering the creative, dramatic or narrative flow of podcasts.
There are numerous options available to control, schedule and manipulate playlists. You can very easily create rules and filters to group episodes for download or streaming based upon almost whatever personal criteria you desire. The list of tweaks available to the user is astonishing and very intuitively implemented and useable and not overwhelming, unlike some other apps that offer a zillion choices which are so confusing as to be effectively useless.