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
Good switch for podcasts 4/5
By Paige loves words with friends
I was looking for an alternative to my apply podcast player because it lost the function to continue playing the next podcasts. I have found overcast to be user friendly and I like the set up. The 30 sec skip is very convenient.
Easy to navigate. Great features. My favorite player.
Best podcast app I've used so far 5/5
I really like it, what it says above is true, and I plan on sticking with it. Keep up the good work over there!
I’ve been using this app for the last few months and have had no disappointments. I like that you can set your episodes to stream only. There’s not a podcast yet I haven’t been able to find. No obnoxious ads.
Clean App 4/5
When Apple put out their new iOS, the podcast app became a dumpster fire, so I started looking for a new way to pod. This app is clean and easy to understand. No frills, just easy listening. Good job! One minor complaint is not being able to organize pods other than by alphabetical order.
Extremely happy with switch to Overcast 5/5
By Kern Canyon Camper
After using Apple’s Podcast for years, with release of iOS11, I needed to find an alternative. Couldn’t be happier with Overcast. Functionally it does all I need and the GUI is just sublime.
One feature it took me a while to figure out ways how to save episodes that I wish to return to for future listening and sort them by folders. What I do is to create a new folder and name it for that particular podcast. I then save the episode of that podcast to that folder, and then remove it from my folder of un-listened to episodes. I also clicked the button to keep podcasts until deleted and also I set the limit of episodes per podcast to all. For each podcast I can now save episodes that I wish to return to.
After using it for a week, figuring out how to save episodes for future reference in a way that didn’t just have them all in one list, and exploring all its other functionality to make sure it is just right for me, I upgraded to ads-free to support the product. I love the little touches like differentially setting the number of seconds to reply and fast forward, the thick scroll bar to move back and forth through the episode, the voice enhancement and intelligent speeding up of play by shortening the pauses, and much more. It is both practical and whimsical.
Thanks to Marco for making it so much fun and intuitive to use.
Excellent audio podcast app 5/5
This is the best audio podcast app. Period. I just hope one day they support video podcasts but what it is now is just unmatched. Keep it up guys!
By Evil Kanevil
As soon as ios11 came out, I was so upset that the Apple podcast app had changed from a 3rd party created one, to one that Apple developed in house. It had become a tire fire of a magnitude I had never experienced before. Thankfully, I looked up other apps for hosting podcasts, and Overcast seemed to be the best. Smooth, easy to use, and condensed. Can even add rss feeds for podcasts I get on patreon and other places. And has an option for a dark theme. Thank you for this app.
Best but not perfect 4/5
By The E1
By far the best podcast player out there. If you’re wondering whether you should download it the answer is yes.
However, when using the smart speed feature the last few seconds of podcasts will get cut off even when there is talking in them. Also, I’d like to know how fast I’m listening when I’m at an interval between 1x and 2x and smart speed is off.
Better than Apples offering 5/5
So much faster than apples podcast app which has really fallen off.
What happened? 2/5
I’m a power user. I subscribe to about 200 podcasts and have a playlist with about 22k episodes ready to stream.
I loved this app, but it’s been unusably unstable since the beginning of November. I don’t know what happened but it is crashing at the end of every podcast and in the middle of every other podcast. Deleted and reinstalled yesterday, problem seemed fixed for 15 min, then it recurred. iOS is up to date, new overcast download, yet still it crashes. I’m at the end of my rope.
Starting to think about switching apps, which makes me very sad.
Barely works 1/5
Developer breaks the app more and more each update
Better alternative to Apple podcasts 5/5
By Marci H
I went searching for a new podcast app after Apple ruined its podcast app in the latest iOS. Overcast was exactly what I wanted - simple and easy to use.
Top Notch 4/5
Best pod cast app I've used. One bug on iOS 11 is banner on home screen if often times out of date and showing incorrect timeline or event podcast being played.
Best one I’ve used 5/5
The default iPhone app finally bugged me enough to look around. I landed on Overcast and it has everything I want in a podcast playback app.
Great App! 5/5
I'm almost glad IOS 11 screwed up the podcast app and made me look for an alternative. This is a great way to be able to enjoy podcasts again. Thank You so much. I rarely give reviews, but this app deserved a big show of appreciation.
My favorite podcast player. 5/5
I love this app when it was first released in large part because I love listening to the podcast done by the developer, Marco Ament. It has evolved into the most capable player. You can upload to your side of choice. It also allows you to control the number of episodes saved until listened to.
Great Podcast app! 5/5
It’s easy to use with minimal ads. Good syncing with the website.
If there is an Overcast app for the MacBook, that would be awesome
Finally, a podcast app for small phones.
Amazing for podcast binging 4/5
Great settings that can be personalized
Great App! 5/5
Intuitive playlist and lots of control. Ads are no big deal to manage, premium is cheap if the ads bug you.
Best Podcast player 5/5
This is by far the best podcast app in the App Store. I use it everyday.
Overcast beats Stitcher. And has a few gaps to improve. 5/5
I’ve been using Overcast for a few months now. I previously used Stitcher and liked it, and then I heard about Overcast, and it’s ability to Voice Boost to smooth out volume and shorten silences through its Smart Speed, and fell in love with it. I love that it downloads all the upcoming episodes so I can get them offline. And that I can push them to my Apple Watch. I like that i can see my listening history. And I wish it were easier to navigate that history. I don’t have time to delete all old episodes all the time.
Niche product, use sparingly 2/5
For Overcast's specialty features, it is unparalleled. Having said that, here's the other side:
If (like me) you have too many podcasts, this app becomes unstable. It skips & crashes frequently. Sometimes it's unable to complete a sync, which you'll never know anymore because the status bar has been removed. Which doesn't actually solve the "Last Sync Failed" problem, it just hides it.😕
As a paid user, I can't use it on more than one device without ads. When I 'restore purchases' on one device the ads reappear on the other one. Since there's no way to purchase more than one license, this is just mean.
I’ve been wondering for years, if Overcast caches my episodes on its servers *why* can’t it re-download them after an iPhone restore or accidental deletion? What was supposed to be the advantage of caching, which is the alleged rationale behind recurring payments for use.
Not a terrible app, but not great either. Save it for podcasts that would be unlistenable without its special features.
Love it! 5/5
This is my go-to for podcasts!!
Near perfect 4/5
This is not the first podcast app I've used and I love it for all the reasons it's marketed for.
The best podcast app. 5/5
Hands down, this is the best podcast app out there. I can’t recommend it enough.
Very limited utility compared to other podcast apps. Poor UI design makes even basic actions like adding a new podcast a pain.
So glad I found it 5/5
When Apple updated the podcast app, it ruined its functionality. It became so unintuitive. I was desperate for a better app. It was really affecting my ability to enjoy and find podcasts. Thank goodness for Overcast.
Far nicer to use than the Podcasts app 5/5
All the simple, intuitive design you’d want with just the right amount of options and feature control. I’ve hit a few snags with controls on the Apple Watch in WatchOS 4 but I imagine that’ll be cleared up soon.
Best podcast app 5/5
I’ve used many and this is the podcast app I prefer. Easy to use, excellent features, and Marco listens to feedback and makes good design choices.
Love it 5/5
Only podcast app I can use. The rest are so buggy or make no sense organizationally. So glad I found this one!
Best podcast player 5/5
Update: New design on iPhone X feels right from the start. Solid 5 stars!