Black mode is amazing! 5/5
New black mode on iPhone X makes the best podcast app that much better!
Big improvement on the podcast app 5/5
I really enjoy the improvement on the podcasting experience. All the frills are here and are very easy to use. Just the more enjoyable UI and design scheme is better. By far I mostly dig the options to cut dead air and the EQ for clearer/louder voices.
Can't update over cellular connection 2/5
I can DL existing subscriptions fine, but I can't search for new podcasts or update the available episodes. This bug has followed me from device to device for years now.
Deleted apple’s app 5/5
This is MUCH easier to use: save, reorder, don’t save, make playlists, delete (and stay deleted), and on and on...
Everything updates perfectly.
I only have one request... 5/5
By Pandora's Abyss
I LOVE THIS APP! It is really the best podcast app out there and amazing for the price. I have been using the free version and am ready to upgrade to paid version but only have one request...is there an Apple TV version in the works? I am prolly in the minority on this request but am just curious. Purchasing it anyway....so very worth it!
10 times better than apples default podcast app
After Apple ruined their podcast app I asked around for recommendations and this one seemed the most popular. I’ve been using it for over a month and I really like it.
Much better than the others 5/5
I started using Overcast after Apple completely ruined their podcast app with iOS11 and I'm glad I did. Much better interface and easier to use. Been through a couple updates now and the new features actually improve the app. Imagine that.
Quality app for listening 5/5
By Mike Bradshaw (bmike)
A pro level tool available at discount price. Even if you don’t think you need many of the features, the app is great. If you do find you want to customize your listening it’s almost mandatory.
If the horrible new iOS 11 podcasts app is your problem, Overcast is the solution! 5/5
It has all of the features that Apple (insanely) removed from their app and then some! The ads in the free version are totally unobtrusive, but you’ll probably find yourself wanting to sub out of a sense of gratitude that there’s a great alternative to the iOS 11 podcast train wreck.
Great update to a great app 5/5
By Eff bff see eff gzegvsgcft
I’ve been using Overcast for a few years now, and I’ve racked up more than three hundred and fifty hours saved with smart speed across at least fifty different podcasts. Overcast has the best smart speed system of any podcast player I’ve tried, everything just sounds great on any setting. The 4.0 update brings a few quality of life features that I’m enjoying, plus the removal of the empty space at the top that I was not a fan of. One tap play streamlines my podcast playing, and some other gestures are easier as well. I will continue to pay for Overcast Premium for as long as I listen to podcasts. The dark theme and icon are really nice as well. I’ve been wanting fonts to be separate from themes for a while, and now I find I really like the black theme, even not on an iPhone 10, but a darker app icon to go with it would be nice.
Paid for premium but still see ads 1/5
Forget about getting any support for glitches like this. I emailed the developer but never heard back. It is otherwise a good app but it is really annoying to pay $9.99 for nothing.
Best podcast ever! 5/5
I listen to podcasts all day long and I have been using this app for over a year. It's an incredible app and it's clear that the developer really cares about user experience. This is a great update and I really like the two finger swipe to change between regular and dark mode. One problem I have is the slow response on the Apple watch (v0). I end up having to use "Now playing" to control playback from my watch. Any solution to this Marco? Thanks again for the awesome app! Keep the podcasts coming!
No speed control 3/5
I’m surprised to find that you can’t speed up the podcast. That seems to be a very basic feature.
Best. Podcast. App. Ever. 5/5
I had this app on my 5S and loved it. Changed the way I experienced podcasts forever.
Switched to Android at the end of 2015 and Overcast was the thing I missed most. Came back to iOS when my Android died a year later. Favorite thing about returning was Overcast.
I have an iPhone X now. Just grabbed this new Black/Dark theme. I love Marco Arment’s work. He knows how to make an app that fits in the ecosystem.
Support this dev. Pickup the premium version. No profound features. Just a little extra love. You get all the app you need for free, but why not help Marco continue to deliver an excellent product?
Redeemed by black mode 5/5
Black alert! Black alert!
Love the iPhone X explicit support. Overcast is again my favorite podcast app.
Tried them all, Overcast is the best! 5/5
I listen to an average of 6 hours of podcast content a day. After Apple iOS11 update, Apple’s podcast app became extremely complicated, frustrating, and buggy (lots of stalling and crashing). My search for a better podcast app was intense and utterly disappointing...until I ran across Overcast. In full disclosure, I only sampled the free versions of apps and while there were interesting features in several, Overcast is the total package. It has everything necessary that you’d want in a podcast player but, even better, it has a considerable number of options to customize and personalize things the way you want: color scheme and fonts, playback speeds (-.5 to 3x), custom skip forwards and back intervals, smart speed (silence reduction), and voice enhancement (now I don’t have to adjust the equalizer when I switch from music to pods) ...it’s awesome and a very logical UI makes finding, playing, refreshing new pods, and creating playlists super easy and intuitive. Unlike others, this app quickly downloads pods, and I’ve had no issues with crashes or stalls. As said above, I tried ALL the (free) others and this is by far the best.
PS: Overcast has a watch app that functions beautifully and if you’re using totally wireless bluetooth earbuds it works flawlessly...believe it or not, not all of the other podcast apps did. The only negative I can find, and this is super nitpicky, I wish the watch app had the ability to adjust playback speed on the fly, but again, this is the best podcast app out there!
Thanks to Marco (developer) and the open source team he utilized for making this a truly awesome app!
Black Mode 5/5
Love it....Thanks Marco!
Best podcast App continues to get better 5/5
UPADTE 2: the new “black” mode on the iPhone X is stunning and gorgeous. Happy to subscribe.
UPDATE: Still my most used app. Great.
Wonderful. It's exactly what I've been waiting for in a podcast app. Smart speed is a killer feature.
Unmatched. By far the best podcast app 5/5
When I recommend a podcast I always recommend they listen to it with Overcast. It’s the perfect podcast app.
I’m so glad apple ruined their podcasts app because I found this amazing free app. It has everything I didn’t know I wanted from a podcast app. It is updated often with actual improvements and bug fixes.
By Far and Away, The Best Podcast App 5/5
Overcast is easily the best podcast app on the App Store. Visual and audible customization is superb, even more so with the very reasonable asking price for the premium upgrade. I cannot imagine using another app for podcasts now.
Good alternative to stock app 5/5
Love it so far!
WAY better than Apple’s Podcasts app 5/5
I downloaded Overcast on a trial basis after getting fed up with Apple’s laggy, buggy, battery-sapping Podcasts app. I don’t think the “trial” will ever end — I love this app! :)
I would consider myself a heavy podcast user, and when the iOS 11 update ruined the podcasts app, I needed a new player. Overcast is everything you need from a podcast app and more. I’m never switching to anything else.
Black theme 5/5
This app is amazing, I won’t parrot all the other reviews about all the amazing features. BUT ... the new “black” theme on the iPhone X OLED screen. Perfect! It’s free but I bought premium just to show my support. I hope this is a trend for other apps.
My favorite podcast app 5/5
By Just Sayin'!
Great update. I like the gesture that allows switching between light and dark modes.
Still great 5/5
By I ride Trek
Very thankful for the black theme on the X.
Better than Podcasts 5/5
By Mark Zender
Switched after Apple’s latest changes to The default Podcast app. Love Overcast! So much better!
Best Podcast App for iOS 5/5
Overcast is my most used app and this latest update brings great features — one tap playing, and swipe to delete in a single motion. The new black mode looks amazing on the X.
Marco, you get it! 5/5
Black mode for the iPhone X! Sleep timer where it does the end of current episode math for you! Gold stars, all the gold stars. There is no Overcast but Overcast!
The best podcast app- possibly the best app. 5/5
I cannot imagine a better designed app. Every time I begin to say “I wish I could...” I just check in settings snd realize there’s already an option for what I want. The time compression is fantastic, the interface is sublime. Overcast is, frankly, a masterclass in what every iOS designer should aspire to.
Best Podcast App 4/5
It really is the best podcast app out there. Lots of nice playback features like upping the voice volume for low-talking in episodes and choosing playback speed. I like the new black theme and option to use system font.
One feature idea: To display the podcasts in grid form for easier access amidst many subscribed shows. That would be really helpful!
Thank you, truly, for all of the hard work you put into this app.
Love the new dark theme 5/5
As well as the swipe gesture to switch between themes.
One great addition in this vein would be the ability to have the theme switch based on sunrise/sunset. (Twitterrific has a similar feature called “Dark at night”, as does the system UI of the latest Apple tvOS).
Has half of what a good podcast app needs 3/5
What I need in a podcast app is to have a feed of new episodes of subscribed podcasts and be able to listen to a podcast easily in order. This app provides a great feed service, but makes it so that you have to manually download episodes in order to listen to them in order. “The Podcast App” seems to work for this fine though so I’m going to use that. Too bad Apple just updated Podcasts to the worst podcast app conceivable, because the old app was exactly what I needed.
🙌🏽 Episode duration is back on the mini-player! 🙌🏽
Simply the Best 5/5
The developer put an ungodly amount of work into every detail and it shows.
Best (audio) Podcast!!! 5/5
This is a great podcast app. The "dead space" skipping is brilliant. Everyone sounds like a professional speaker without any unnecessary pauses. You'll be surprised how much time this saves. It also has one of the best feature sets you'll find. Love the black theme on the iPhone X!!!
Worth waiting for 5/5
I've been patiently waiting ever since Marco teased this on a podcast. Very cool move putting links to a bunch of other popular podcast apps in the settings. Why no love for Apple's podcast app? 😀
Update: Works great on my iPhone 6 Plus!
2nd Update: And now my iPad too!
3.0 Update: I would give this 6 stars if I could. The polish and changes in this version removed the last bit of friction I had before when reordering podcasts in my playlist. 👍🏻 👍🏻
3.0.1 & 3.0.2 👍🏻 👍🏻
Black is really nice on iPhone X, but no new true black icon? 🙏🏻
Great aside from buggy drag and drop 4/5
Overcast is one of the top podcast apps for iOS, and there are many reasons to recommend it. Likewise, there are many reasons to not recommend the default iOS podcast app. However, the new UI for rearranging playlists in version 4 is still one place the default app is miles ahead. If you want to move a podcast from the bottom of the list to the top, it’s nearly impossible to drag it to the right spot so that the rest of the list scrolls down. It feels unfinished and buggy. In contrast the default app just uses the standard control. It’s fast and has nice satisfying haptic clicks as it scrolls.
The One and Only 5/5
By Lost American In France
Update after update Overcast keeps getting more and more incredible. The best Podcast App in the business !
Very Nice 5/5
I’ve been using this app for quite a while now. I love that I can listen through the app and also online. Great job.
Black Mode and Font Selection!!! 5/5
The latest updates really makes Overcast the best podcast player on the market.
Fixed my last complaints for this app.
Better than the unupdated Apple 5/5
So I had to find an alternative to the updated Apple Podcasts app because it wouldn’t play continuously anymore. Overcast does that and more! I love how you can keep certain numbers of unplayed episodes, because I am a season behind on one and don’t want to have tons of others to catch up on once that one’s caught up. I think Overcast has easier navigation all around too.
My go to podcast app 4/5
Just wish I didn’t have to keep another app to watch video podcasts. Thus the 1 less star.
This is so much better than apple’s especially since their pitiful update. Takes about 5 minuets to figure it out and gives you more control than the competition!
New version is even better !!!!!!!! 5/5
Here’s another update. This application continues to get better and better fast affective I don’t know how anybody could rate this less than five stars.
So I have a new update for the new version version 4. It always looks amazing and it still does. I actually sent an email to the developer and requested that we could set the fast-forward and rewind times and he created an entire menu that is amazing. Basically this is everything that you could want and a podcast application. Pay the money it’s not very much and it will help to continue to develop this amazing project
I have completely switched over to this and so happy with my decision and I became a patron as well
I am using this for speed listening over downcast and it's amazing
Currently I've saved 37 hours due to smart speed!!!
Still awesome, but why, Apple? Why? 5/5
Overcast continues to be the best of the iPhone podcast apps, but I wish Apple would give developers the tools they need to make it as easy to listen to podcasts on the watch as it is on the phone. I run to podcasts more than I do to music.
Why, Apple? Why?
Volume control via the Digital Crown is great. I no longer need to fiddle my way to (or toggle) the Now Playing app (there's an app for that?) just to adjust the volume.
Upload to Apple Watch!
Thank you so much for adding this feature! I can finally run without an iPhone strapped to my arm.
Great player, annoying bug 4/5
By Ram RS
The creator of this app is one of the best in the business, so naturally this is a great app. That being said, I hate the inability to hide ads with a simple purchase. Also, there’s this strange bug where the app downloads months-old episodes of random podcasts at random times. Really weird.
Needs documentation 4/5
I generally LOVE Overcast. Would be much better with adequate documentation. Example - how to set playback speed, how do smart playlists work