By far the best podcast app on iOS 5/5
the best podcast app on iOS
Love it 5/5
By Pedro NYC
Great app. I love the fact that you can select speed higher than 2x. When in a quiet environment I typically use 3x with smart speed.
A wonderful app from a talented and responsive developer.
Gold standard 5/5
Overcast provides the most user-respectful approach I have ever seen. Flawless sync and account management. Overcast takes the crown for best listening experience. I listen to primarily voice podcasts and there's minimal clipping, even at medium-high speeds. The upgrades are worthwhile.
So simple, so great 5/5
I've been so sick of trying to sync my phone with iTunes all the time to get podcasts to download, which for some reason was always a complicated process. This is so simple. It just works right away. And the library has every podcast I do and don't listen to. This app makes me so happy.
Podcasts are better here. 5/5
As a podcaster, all I can say is that my podcasts sound better in Overcast. That's the highest praise I can muster.
UPDATE: The new 2.5x and 3x speeds are welcome additions and make audiobook playback vastly more pleasurable.
By far my favorite podcast application and perhaps my most essential iPhone app. But the real shining moment is SmartSpeed and VoiceBoost. Simply amazing. Do yourself a favor and get the app and then subscribe for the additional features and frankly gratitude for the BEST PODCAST APP OUT THERE. I also really enjoy utilizing the premium uploads of my own audio to Overcast, allowing me to use SmartSpeed and VoiceBoost on those as well.
Great app!!! 4/5
I actually use this app in tandem with my iPhone podcast app
Seeds slower speed options. Kind of buggy. Pretty good. 4/5
I recommend it.
Excellent podcast hub with tons of helpful features and a level of customization that keeps my picky personality happy.
Awesome App 5/5
By Ollie kahn
I'm a medical student and love using this app to listen to lectures when I'm commuting. Really helpful to make my life more efficient!
Super Bueno 5/5
I can't say one negative thing about the app. Clean, accessible and straightforward.
I love this app and use it for all of my podcasts. The different settings help you customize it like crazy and get everything just to your liking.
My only critique is that you can't search by keywords or words that may be in a description. Only the names of podcasts.
Love it 9/10
Notification Center Widget 3/5
Seems like the Notification Center widget isn't working again after an update...it was working perfectly before! What happened?
Fabulous app 5/5
By Bobby Zomby
Great way to handle podcasts
Best podcast app 5/5
Nothing else is as polished and perfected. Must-have.
Fantastic Player! 5/5
I have been through a few podcast players since starting to consume podcasts, and this one bears them all. From the per podcast speed settings to the oldest-to-newest order setting on the playlists, I am a fan.
Best podcast app on the App Store! 5/5
It's so simple but has all the features missing from the stock podcast app. What really puts it over the top is the great Apple Watch app!
Best Podcast App 5/5
By Southington Dave
This podcast app has great features like play at faster speeds skip dead air, etc. it's my go to podcast app.
Best podcast app! 5/5
I'm an app junkie and have tried more podcast apps than I can remember (Downcast, Stitcher, Apple's Podcast app, etc). Overcast is hands down the best podcast app for iOS, nothing even comes close. The new update added even faster playback speeds, which was the only feature that I liked from Downcast that wasn't already in the app. The Voice Boost and Smart Speed playback audio enhancement features are the best that I've tried in any other app. Thanks for making such a great podcasting app!
Time not wasted 5/5
I was looking for general iOS app recommendations online when I found this had made a list. After trying it out I immediately started looking for more and more podcast. I regret not giving podcasts more credit before. This app, with its functionality and intuitively designed interface, has actually helped me grow as a person from all of the various podcasts I now enjoy, something Apple's podcasts app never did. Well worth the download.
Best Podcast App Hands Down 5/5
This app can speed up podcasts to up to 3x without it sounding unnatural. When combined with Smart Speed and Voice Boost, makes Overcast the best way to listen to podcasts.
Need to tap twice to play then dismiss card 5/5
By Happy iPhone User+
I really like Overcast and have been using it for over a year. The new design is very nice, but I don't like to have to tap twice every time I'd like to play a podcast. This is annoying when you're stuck in traffic and you'd like to quickly play something (which is where I mostly listen to podcasts).
A small improvement would be to just start playing when you tap on a podcast and you bring up the info card. In the rare case that I don't want to play, I can always tap stop and do whatever I wanted to do with the card (very unlikely case). I also think that the card should be minimized in this case, just like in Apple Music.
My favorite, and I've tried many. 5/5
By Taylor Hively
Out of all of the podcast apps, this is my favorite.
Simple elegant design that's well thought out. It's easy to use while maintaining just enough advanced features.
Smartspeed is a great feature that had become invaluable to me, allowing me to cram 2h episodes into 1h.
2.0 improves upon an already 5 star app in several ways.
Tremendous Value 5/5
In a (literal) world of noice, I appreciate Overcast's ironic quietness and ability to simply be a great product and provide a great service.
The best! 5/5
Love this podcast, best one around!!! Nothing bad to say about it. Easy to use, easy to change, make selections, make small changes that actually do make a difference. And great selections! Love it!
One Thing Well 5/5
This podcast app does one thing: play podcasts. And boy does it do it well!
The interface design shows significant respect for Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, while still violating it in ways that enhance the user experience. For example, I love the design of the episode list, but whatever's going on in the code there is almost certainly abuse of UITableView.
In terms of playing podcasts, my favorite feature is Smart Speed. It manages to unnoticeably cut out brief bits of silence, which significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to listen to an episode.
A close second favorite feature is the chapter support. I don't usually use chapters to skip around, but seeing the chapters (in shows that use them) is great. Plus, one music podcast I listen to adds chapters for each song, and skipping songs with chapters makes this function just like a playlist.
I paid the in-app-purchase to hide ads, but the system this app uses is probably the nicest ad system I've ever seen. As far as I could tell in the couple days where I hadn't disabled ads, the ads were all for reputable companies and other podcasts.
Overcast is handily the best podcast player I've ever used.
No video 1/5
Will allow me to download video podcasts but will not play video podcasts. Headed back to downcast.
Great podcast app!!! 5/5
I use Overcast everyday and I love this app! I find it easy to use, and I really like the newest update.
I really like smart speed, it works amazingly well and saves time while listening.
By я.α.м 1226
I love it!! It's very entertaining!!!!
Hands down the best podcast app 5/5
I've tried them all. This one is awesome. Love the cudtomizability, variable speed, voice boost, etc. The list goes on.
Best podcast app, period. 5/5
Works the way I want it to. 5/5
By Former Stanza User
This is the best user experience I have had with any podcast app so far. The developer is regularly fine tuning and improving features.
Great pod app! 5/5
My new favorite pod app!!
Easy to use and works well! 5/5
Got this to simplify and organize podcast listening - all good so far - haven't noticed any issues but only have used it a little so far.
Saved me from Apple's 💩 default app 5/5
Finally got to a point where I couldn't take using the default podcast app. Found this. Life has been significantly improved since.
An app in decline 3/5
By Andy M. Young
I've been using Overcast since day #1. It used to be a really good podcast player, but ever since the 3.x UI overhaul it's been a buggy mess, and it's not getting better -- worse in fact. It's much slower to launch, the UI has annoying lag on controls, it crashes, it doesn't get along with the iOS lock-screen audio control, and very lately it has started losing it's place when pausing playback (sometimes only going back in time a few minutes, other times as much as an hour. The other issues are merely irritations, but losing it's place in playback is a big deal in an audio player.
A new release will fix one set of bugs, but introduce a new set. Clearly, there's not enough testing happening before release. I hope this turns around, because I use Overcast daily... it's probably my #1 used app. If this get's any worse, I'll be going elsewhere for my podcast listening.
Really wonderful app 5/5
Classy design, fast, easy to use, and overall just a really pleasant app. I don't listen to podcasts that often but sometimes I do just because I love to use the app. The developer is a great guy too. And the ads (for other podcasts, they just bring you to the podcast feed) are actually tasteful and you'll probably want to click on a few.
Favorite podcast app and developer 5/5
By App Hater!!!
There is a few things I'd like included in this app, but for what it does , I prefer it to all the podcast apps I tried.
Love it!!! 5/5
Get this app
More speed 5/5
Just made the switch from apple's podcast app, why didn't I do that sooner?
By Heroic Burrito
I have tried many podcast apps and this is the best!!! Thanks!!!!
waiting to download 2/5
thats the message displayed for all my podcats
- the app looks good but doesnt work
Great but buggy 4/5
I like the overcast app and prefer it over others I've tried (for example stitcher or the iPhone podcast app). It does have a lot of bugs, crashes easily or just doesn't register touch. So good and bad but overall recommended.
Best audio podcast app 5/5
This app has a remarkably well thought out interface. It has the best playback options for audio. It doesn't however do video.
Version 2 had better UX 3/5
By Green Carot
Still a decent podcast app. It's just more annoying to use. Preferred the "undiscoverable" yet superior workflow in version 2.x of the app.
Couldn't stay away 5/5
Based on a few of my friends recommendations I switched from Overcast to Pocket Casts, (for a seemingly short time) and wow did I miss Overcast when I reinstalled it! Smart speed and voice boost are a must and the snappiness of this application is more and more noticeable over it's competitors. Keep it up !
Amazing podcast app! 5/5
The smart speed and voice boost are amazing! Other features like dark mode are really great too.
Streaming was a feature I really wanted and I am very excited to now have it!
Gets better and better 5/5
Continues to be honed to perfection.
Best feature: individual per-podcast speed and audio settings.