From 4.9 Stars to 5 5/5
By Tim Windsor
Finally!, as John Gruber would say, finally the info button tap target gets fixed. No more accidental Accidental Tech Podcast launches when hitting the 'i' button. A great app inches toward perfection.
Tapping Area is Bigger! 5/5
The last version was great, but the small tapping area of the info button annoyed me to no end. Now that it's fixed, the app is amazing.
Great app for everyday use 5/5
2.0 Update - 12 month patronage for adding streaming capabilities. Thank you!
I use this all day at work and love it. I've saved almost 25 hours from the smart speed feature and can't imagine going back to Apple's Podcast app.
Keep up the great work!
Easily my favorite podcast app! 5/5
By Lyle Barrere
New iPad layout is great!! Love smart speed. I'm looking forward to support for chapters being added.
Would love a playlist of every podcast I've recommended so I can go back and listen to my favorite episodes.
Love it! 5/5
Marco continues to add great features to his app!
So much better 5/5
By Reviewer Person Guy
Best postcast app ever. So easy to use.
Another hit from Marco 4/5
Marco does what top programmers do ... builds his own solutions to a need. Was not surprised that Overcast would differentiate itself from other podcast apps, and be well thought out. Each update improves Overcast, per his and user feedback. I'd give it 5 stars if he listened to Phish AND Leo Kottke. Wink. Clean, solid, audio podcast app .. Go for the gusto and upgrade. Worth it.
Best Podcast App 5/5
Smooth, not glitchy, easy-to-use, and makes awesome recommendations. I've listened to 12 hours of podcasts so far with it, and I'm very happy with it. Great app.
I'm not even that into podcasts … 5/5
But I am now. This thing is small, easy, idiot friendly (yeah, I can be a bit of an idiot), but most of all, it works, and just plays flawlessly. Great job.
The best around, but navigation issues 4/5
By John Tracey
No way to skip ahead to next podcast without dragging slider to right, and the slider is a bit fussy. But overall the best for me for management and love the voice boost.
simple and well designed out 5/5
the play back slow down and voice boost features are unique and very useful.
well done marco and mucho thanks-o.
Right feature mix. Right amount of care. 5/5
This app has the right feature mix and the developer obviously cares about a good app experience.
The best podcast app I've used.
Great design 5/5
By - Luc
The best podcast app for beginners and experts alike!
The best gets better 5/5
If you like the aesthetics of Castro but wished that the controls were more discoverable and the app offered more functionality and/or if you think Downcast is too fiddly, you should try Overcast. Marco Arment has somehow combined most of the best features of these very different apps into an elegant whole. Not leaving well enough alone, he adds some rare ‘how-did-we-do-without-this’ features such as Smart Speed and Twitter-linked podcast discovery. The podcast app to beat, right now.
Hooked on Smart Speed 4/5
This app works as advertised, doesn't try to be too flashy and has a specific set of features that most would find useful without being overbearing.
One minor suggestion, the message when a podcast download fails could be more helpful to let the user know why specifically it failed.
a Mac app would be great :)
I emailed the developer and asked for bigger tap areas on the info buttons. I am 100% sure I wasn't the only one, but it's a great sign that the developer listens and cares about users. Now in this version there are bigger tap areas! It's great to see this kind of thing.
It's great. Needs to have a dark mode and better discovery features, but those are small nits really and don't much effect the app. No other podcast app does this crazy audio stuff and saves you all this time.
Great but a Memory Hog 3/5
That says it all. There does not appear to be a true streaming setting on this app. Beyond that it is a very very good app. I have maybe 6 subscriptions and it takes a 1.6 gigs!
Stops playback when opening Messages 1/5
I love everything about the app, except for one critical, breaking flaw: it stops the podcast whenever I open Messages. That's not what I want, and other apps don't suffer the same problem.
Best podcast app hands down 5/5
I've tried them all and keep coming back to Overcast. It's extremely well done and gets better with every update.
The best podcast app keeps getting better 5/5
Some handy and well-thought-out additions in the latest version continue to show why this is my favorite podcast app.
"Download Fail" on nearly every selection. 2/5
I really want to like this app. I even paid five dollars, but every time I try to download an item I get "download fail" nearly every time. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to enjoy something I can't get to listen to. I'm using an iPhone 6+. Any help?
In all aspects, this podcast app offers everything you might miss from others 5/5
Simply the most useful podcast app
Grt app and free in true sense 5/5
This app is great! It has got great quality channels. The feature which stole my heart is that I can download any number of episodes on wifi and play them latter so that I don't have to use my cellular data.
And best of all IT'S FREE. It doesn't show you any pesky advertisements, in fact it doesn't even bother you to rate the app!! Crazy!!! There is option in the menu where you can go and click on 'Rate this app'. But it doesn't show you a single popup to rate the app.
Missing search feature 3/5
A lot of great features, but the lack of search means I keep ending up back at Apple's Podcast app when I need to look for something. Instead of maintaining and switching between two apps, I mostly use Podcasts.
Another thing missing is a fade out when the sleep timer hits. Instead, audio abruptly stops. After getting used to fade outs in Podcasts, the abrupt stop feels harsh.
Excellent podcast player. 5/5
By Mark and Mari
Overcast is an excellent podcast app. The app will download and play any podcast I want. I especially like the volume boost feature that makes the spoken words easier to hear without the need to raise the volume. Keep up the great work!
Perfect. For me. 5/5
I wish the podcasts I listen to were as polished and as accomplished as this podcast player. I prefer the paid upgrade model to the 'voluntary patronage' model but I bow here to the developer's philosophy and am now a patron.
A nice step forward for podcast apps 5/5
I have gone through lot of podcast apps over the years. While there a a couple of things I really wish overcast would have (controls on top for iPad and volume control on screen) based on my two use environments (car and kitchen) on iPad. I love the audio speed adjustments and quality. The management of podcasts in the app is also really good and make for a great experience.
Almost perfect 4/5
This app does it all except save/lock a podcast to play again. Also missing is streaming. Both are not deal breakers for me, but you should know that they are missing.
Get it! 5/5
Listening to podcast became even more enjoyable!
Ads everywhere 1/5
After paying for this app they have added ads. And not just ads on the front of it but on ever podcast list. They are everywhere. Thank god I own a 6S plus or it would be hard to read on some list. And the way it has been setup you could click on an add when trying to add playlist or when moving around your list. I am done will be looking for another podcasts app.
Great app! 5/5
By Justin Davis
Love the app. Have been using the paid version and have saved almost 30 hours just using the SmartSpeed feature. Voice boost is great too.
Has three that appeal to me 5/5
I was a loyal Downcast user, but found three Overcast features to be worth of switching over. Smart speed saves me time without making it more difficult to follow the dialogue. Voice boost makes it easier to hear podcasts with subpar audio. Seek acceleration helps me skip long commercial segments more quickly.
Love Overcast 5/5
I love overcast from it simplicity design and a specially the voice boost and smart speed. I love the ability to shorten silences. And that you can boost the voices. Playlists are easy to create and downloads are manageable. Great podcast app! Thank you.
Nice design and interface makes it easy to subscribe and download podcasts. The one BIG thing missing though is the ability to save played podcasts.
FINALLY a podcast app! 5/5
By John in NJ
I've been using the apple app from day one & despite its clunkiness never found a good alternative until today. I used it all day & finally bought the upgrade. Money well spent. Keep up the good work!
Best podcast app out there 5/5
I went looking for a better podcast app than the standard iOS version. This is it, I've tried others but this is the only one that I use now. A simple, well designed interface and have a web app is a nice plus. Best one out there, hands down.
Best way to listen to Podcasts 5/5
Simply the best way to listen to podcasts. So smart. Now if we could just get that 'seek ahead 120 seconds' option.
A little shy of great 4/5
By Long time Google user
Almost everything I would want in a podcast player. But the new info "i" is too small and instead starts the podcast playing.
Also it keeps cutting off the last few seconds of my Dinner Party Download podcasts.
Best podcast app 5/5
Though I think the voice boost EQ could be tweaked in the 4+ kHz range so that "s" and "sh" don't sound so strident.
Worse than apple's app 1/5
Have to make an account, can't stream, can't mark episodes as played...
Best podcasting app 5/5
By Matt Roe
I have been listening to podcasts now for many years and can say without a doubt that this is the best app for this medium. It is great for both power users and people new to podcasts!
Sync still broken - nice app though 1/5
By Sync still broken
Fundamentally broken -- sync doesn't work.
Dream app for any podcast enthusiast! 5/5
Pro Tips: Turn on Smart Speed effect to skip pauses and listen to podcasts at 1.3x and you can listen to podcasts 40% faster.
Works Great! 5/5
Once I got fed up with iTunes and the podcast app (which took a while) Overcast filled my needs wonderfully.
Just Listen 4/5
Overcast gets ★★★★☆ though it probably deserves 5. Sometimes I wish it were a little more like my former favorite podcast app but with features like vocal boost and smart speed, Overcast should be an App Store essential. My only complaint is that the single list style makes it feel like navigating my numerous podcasts is a bit of a chore. If you just want to listen, however, Overcast gets out of your way and lets you do just that.
So much better than apples app.
Only getting worse. 2/5
The quality of this app is disintegrating. After latest update it's full of ads. Greedy developer.
Great app. Useful, clean, honest. Only complaint...the icon is ugly. Change the icon, and this is 100%!
Great app 5/5
Good looking app. I like the podcast discovery and the smart speed!
Like this app more and more!