Excellent app 5/5
By far the best podcast app I’ve managed to find. Simple but powerful interface, not at all cluttered or confusing like the Apple version.
I’m back 5/5
I left Overcast when, in a particular update, an extra tap was required to play a chosen episode. (Dear Dev: I would still love some option in which a selected podcast just automatically begin when selected.). But I’m back. I tried a similar app that was not as good. The sync across devices is the best in Overcast. I missed it with other, more cumbersome app.
Please make a way to only tap once to play.
I love overcast 5/5
Marco and ATP are awesome.
Much better than iTunes Podcast App 5/5
By Independent Record Review
I really like the ease of this app. I had trouble deleting from ITunes app. And already listened to podcasts would repeat themselves! Not Outcast... a bit of trouble putting podcasts into listening folders/categories. But It may be my own user error.
Download issues on newest iOS 1/5
Practically flawless 5/5
Switched over from Apple podcast app. Overall better experience. This app is practically flawless.
Best podcast player 5/5
The best podcast player out there. Smart speed has saved me 96 hours thus far. Look no further.
Intuitive and useful set up 5/5
Just when I think “I wonder if this app will...” I’m able to poke around and quickly find out - it does! Smart list making, setting individual speed settings on my talking podcasts and music podcasts, sleep timers. I don’t ask for too much with the over 30 podcasts I subscribe to, but it’s all there and more!
Smart Resume is great! 5/5
I have been using this app since its release, but I never before left a review. The latest smart resume feature is what prompted me to give it a 5 star rating. Not that all its other features are not excellent, but it was this feature that made me realize how much thought the developer puts into this app. The best podcast app for iOS.
Fantastic app 5/5
I wish I’d discovered Overcast earlier, after having been driven crazy for years by Apple’s awful podcast app. Overcast gets everything right, plus features I’d never even thought of. Love it.
Save time 5/5
Save time without even recognizing it
Great App. Please fix bug with FitBit 4/5
I am loving this app. Works for all my podcast needs except for one thing. When using my Fitbit I can pause it but I can resume with my Fitbit device. The device also has a fast forward and rewind button. It would be great if those worked too preferably as the skip ahead 15 second and skip back 15 seconds (or whatever is set in my Overcast settings)
Would have been great but 2/5
The stock podcast app had started to be too cluttered and after an update, would delete my queue so I was looking for something better. Overcast looks great but after saving some shows, the app always crashed about 10 secs after opening the app. Never was able to play anything.
Crashes constantly... 1/5
Tried downloading. Tried updating my phone. I really want it to work for the smart speed, but this is an incredibly unstable build
Latest Version Ate 10GB of Data 2/5
Been using the app for about a year with great results, however I looked in my app usage settings and it had used 9.6 GB of data for my billing period. I only download two episodes every morning over WiFi so something is clearly wrong with the app eating data unnecessarily. It cost me the $10 kickback I usually get from T-Mobile. I disabled cell data for the app going forward.
Oh dear 1/5
4/19/18 it's looking like this crashes when I edit photos. Who doesn't want to spend time listening to pods and editing? Obviously this can't continue. In fact, maybe it’s lost the ability to run in the background with many other apps because it stopped when I began typing here.
4/18/18 Crashing constantly. I've restarted it at least a dozen times today and it's cut my listening ability in about half for the last several days. Adding an episode to a playlist is a slow, slow process; it's frustrating and exhausting.
I even downloaded a few pod player apps but have more interest in seeing this fixed than using something else.
I've been using this since Apple released iOS 11 and broke the native player (and landscape keyboard and I don't remember what else…). Turns out I love having more flexibility for playback speed and silence shortener. Critics of the increased speed don't understand our brains now register that as normal and "normal" speed as slow. Strict and limited choice of 1.0, 1.25. 1.5, 2.0 don't work because the line isn't smooth and proportional.
Overcast is missing important stuff- "listen to next" or Cloud storage. I have about 50 podcasts and some are serial fiction or investigations so I want the season handy even if there's no chance I'll see any Wi-Fi all day. Sometimes simple access to the season is all I need so "up next" list add on or downloading from the Cloud would satisfy.
It might be the only way to get me to update to the point of eliminating the landscape display since the trade-off hasn't been worthwhile yet.
By far the easiest podcast app to understand 5/5
I’ve tried them all and this is the best App!
Balanced and well done 5/5
This is an excellent podcast app. Clearly it was designed with the listener in mind. It is a well-balanced mix of functionality and discoverability.
Another heartfelt thank you 5/5
Amazing for podcast aficionados. It's so obvious that Marco (the developer) truly understands listeners' needs and wants and has created an app for us, him included.
Great podcast app, but... 4/5
By Jim Clark
The CarPlay functionality is busted. I can’t start playing from CarPlay, I have to open the app on my phone to get it playing.
The killer features of this app are the audio dynamics and time compression.
Excellent, occasional crashes 4/5
Excellent, though I get occasional crashes on start until I reboot phone
Great interface! 5/5
It does everything I want out of a podcast app. Also the designers attention to detail in things like the settings interface is awesome.
The most intuitive app I have found for listening to podcasts
There is Podcast then there is overcast 5/5
I’ve used many many podcast apps but time and time again this is the one that is dead simple and just works. Well worth the investment to the developers whom take the time to keep it perfect. This is the one folks click get now.
Excellent App, Subscription Totally Worth it! 5/5
Overcast is one of the few apps that I instantly fell in love with and its my go to app for listening to podcasts in the car! The subscription is totally worth it and it helps out small developers like Overcast — happy to support them 😀. I also love the ability to change back to the System Font which is my preferred font, easy playlist creation, themes, and overall a top-notch app. It’s getting a special place on my dock! Keep up the great work, looking forward to what you’ll do next.
The best app for podcasts 5/5
It’s the app ketchup you’ve always wanted for your podcasting fries.
(The dark theme is nice and file uploads are a podcaster's dream.)
Nice features but ... 1/5
By Memo tomato
Excited to try out this app, especially for the playlist feature. But the first dozen episodes of my favorite podcast are missing. They’re available in the Apple podcast app and everywhere else but here. And those are the episodes I most wanted to add to a playlist. What the heck?
Best podcast app for ios 5/5
Apple Podcasts is a terrible mess. Overcast is organized and easy to use with many different settings for speed.
No ‘repeat’ feature 3/5
Yet another podcast player with no way to automatically repeat a podcast if so desired. I listen to language learning podcasts, and of course it’s necessary to hear each episode more than once. This should be such a rare feature.
By Boxy Topy
Well designed interface. Access to all my favorites. Option allow me to easily configure the app to my listening preference
By UT Steve
I like this better than iTunes.
The update is great! 5/5
This is the best app period. Others have to complex widgets making it tough to organize and maintain your unlisted content. overcast simplifies that and makes them easy to organize on one list or multiple playlists. Overcast has only been getting getting to the point where I feel I NEED to upgrade to premium at some point.
Uninstalled Apple bloatwart 5/5
This app kicked apple’s podcast out of my phone.
Overcast & minicast are garbage 1/5
I tried this podcast player out and found it to be ridiculously slow. This podcast player literally takes 3-4 times as long to down load a single podcast when compared to the one my apple devices comes loaded with.
Tried the minicast also to put on my watch. It took an hour to reach 68%. I understand that the watch is a completely different device, but the next time i checked on its status it went back down to 5%.
Show not updating 2/5
I love this app. The only issue is there are a couple shows that are not updating for me (Criminal, and maybe others). Just noticed these shows stopped uploading new episodes on this app, but show recent episodes on other apps. This is the only bug I found, and love everything else about this app. Five stars if this bug is fixed.
King of Podcast apps 5/5
I am a expert in podcasts apps I think I’ve tried 9 or 10 by now and the premium version of this is what Apple should be
I was so excited to use this app after iOS 11 made apple podcast useless. I subscribed to my 10 favorite podcasts — and now it freezes on opening. Can’t even look to see if I might be able to play with settings to help. Guess I’ll have to find another app.
Great podcast app! 5/5
This app is super easy to navigate and use. I also love the little quirky things they put in there to make you smile as you use it!
Super simple 5/5
Great podcasting app! My favorite feature is the ability to save specific settings for each podcast. Some I listen to at regular speed, others at 1.5 and it remembers the settings. Easy to use.
Works good 5/5
Ether than the original podcast app on my iPhone.
I’m a truck driver and this is my most used app. I make my podcast playlist and ride
Loss of Landscape Mode Has Me Looking For Other Options... 3/5
By Disgusted comcast customer
I keep my phone in landscape mode and losing that rotation feature has me flummoxed. It’s important. All the other features of Overcast are outstanding an much appreciated but the loss of landscape has me disappointed.
Love the app....Ease of use, robustness, intuitiveness are my reasons for still sticking to this one! (unlike other comments I have seen here, it's never crashed on me in years of use!!). Unfortunate that the app has upgraded it to iOS11 though I am still on 10.x. But it still is the best player around.
Best alive 5/5
By Dr Psicoloco
This is the best podcast player period. This app has the features Apple should have included.
Crash, crash, crash, crash... 2/5
This is the most crashy app I’ve ever had on my iPhone. No, that’s not hyperbole. I open the app, and within 20 seconds the app freezes, and about 30 seconds later, it crashes and sends me back to my iPhone home screen.
I’ve tried isolating actions that might lead to the crashes, spending a LOT of time trying different combinations of podcast subscriptions and download/streaming options. Nothing has helped. It appears to be random, but it probably isn’t.
I found out about Overcast from the Accidental Tech podcast, and now I’m questioning why I listen to the podcast, since the developer has created such a flawed app. I paid $10 for a yearly subscription, so I think the developer owes it to us to at least explain what he’s struggling with that he can’t make this app work. I can forgive a development problem, but not the stonewalling. Marco, should I give up on your app?
By Struggling fattie
Best in the field, some small tweaks would be nice 4/5
Wonderful app, I have used it for 8 months now and have concluded it’s the best one. 3 suggestions for update. 1) adding episodes from different podcasts with the “play next” feature doesn’t work. 2) searching for podcasts is fraught, very often it’s hard to find the right one even when you type the name in exactly. Maybe sort by popularity? 3) it would be great to have better options for exploring new podcasts or maybe better suggestion algorithms based on your listening habits.
This the podcast app that Apple should have written. 5/5
It puts the user first and makes it all about playing audio the way you want it. It’s so well designed that you may not even realize how well designed it is. I’ve never seen so many features in an app that almost always you can ignore because it just works.
Don’t upgrade to premium 2/5
Don’t upgrade to premium. App takes your money and doesn’t remove ads.
Has issues 2/5
By Spin The Compass
I loved this app but since the last update, it randomly starts downloading all back episodes of podcasts I’m subscribed to, including episodes I’ve already listened to. When you click the “feed” the episodes have the correct historical date of posting but once downloaded, these new episodes have today’s date. So obviously there’s some issues at hand. The first time, I assumed it was the podcast feed’s issue but it’s happened to 6 podcasts at this point, and the only way to correct it is to delete the podcast and redownload episodes not listened to yet.
Please fix! I hate iTunes but right now, that works better than this.