Time Saver 5/5
Nothing better than an app that saves you time!
The best podcast player 5/5
I’ve tried the Apple app and a half dozen other players, but Overcast is by far the best for everything that I want from my player – especially compared to the Podcast app since iOS 11.
App just crashes every time I open it. Tried to download episodes but then once they start downloading it crashes.
Soooo much better than the iOS podcast player 5/5
This has everything I wanted (and used to have on the Apple version). Easy to understand display, excellent skip feature and more!
The best 5/5
It’s the best podcast app available, light years ahead of Apple’s native app.
Great app 5/5
The best part is the custom speed.
Very good podcast player 4/5
Very much miss landscape mode for the phone. Made it much more usable in the car. :-(
Landsape mode 1/5
Please bring it back!!! That is why I started using Overcast.
Newest update CRASHES which makes app USELESS 1/5
Love this app but newest update makes it unusable. IOS 11 ruined the Apple podcast app & this was my replacement. Would give it five stars but crashes/freezes when opened & no way to email developer. PLEASE FIX ASAP
Fed up with the apple podcast app 5/5
By Ragged Clown
I got so frustrated with Apple's obnoxious podcast app and I couldn't take it any longer. I wished for a better app. Overcast made my wish come true. I can't even think how it could be improved.
Wishing for a better music app next.
By Kohl Gill
This is the podcatcher that Apple Podcasts was always meant to be. Just the features that can be customized on a per podcast basis—just that alone is worth the price of admission.
Best app for podcasts 5/5
Seriously, and way better than the Apple podcast app! Wish I’d switched sooner!
By ناصر ابو علي
This app is better
I was unaware of the new features in this update. I noticed over the past few weeks when Waze interrupts a podcast, I was never really sure if I was missing some snippets of audio. Today when Waze interrupted one but this time, there when the podcast resumed I caught the 1s overlap. It wasn’t until I read Daring Fireball’s post that I realized it was Marco’s recent update. You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.
overcast is dope 5/5
so easy to use and quality!
Lots of valuable features 5/5
By Ads kill
It took me a week or so to get used to, but the normal and smart playlist functions as well as the high speed listening and headphone button commands make this app so much more versatile than other podcast apps I’ve used.
Love it 5/5
Never an issue with app. Always played without interruption.
This is the app that sets the pace for all others. Others eventually add what Marco creates (because the features are brilliant and well executed). But he always manages to stay steps ahead.
Had high hopes 1/5
By Longtime Wirecast User
Updated: Landscape was given, and now taken away. I’m sorry it was such trouble. What I wrote below stands true again.
I was so psyched a new version was released. But truthfully, I'm looking for a new player. You know when I listen to podcasts? When I'm in my car. I don't like that there isn't any landscape support, but looked past it while twisting my head to read what new podcasts downloaded. But with the new update, I'm poking, swiping, and spending too much time just to get one to play. It's not very friendly for commuters. I need to find one that's easier to navigate when it's in landscape.
Updated: knocked it down a star, still no support for video podcast!
We finally get support for paid password protected podcast! Now if only we could get a Mac app, this would be my go to podcast app!
The best 5/5
That's it. Overcast is the best podcast app period.
Simply a thank you 5/5
I’m an avid podcast listener. I switched to iPhone and disliked the Apple podcast app. I was carrying two phones and using a deactivated android to get my podcast fix. I found this app on a whim. I love it. Playlists are easy to set up. Easy to track episode progress. Easy to sort your podcasts. Works flawlessly on Apple Watch. 100% user friendly and with the newest update all my cons were fixed. Especially the auto skipback upon unpause. That was my biggest thing I missed from Android. Keep up the good work and updates!
Never going back 5/5
Best app ever.
Change to smart playlists 2/5
New update says smart playlists now only show the 500 least or most recent episodes. If that improves stability, I’m all for it. But here’s the problem: I can’t get it to show the 500 least recent episodes. It only pulls the 500 most recent episodes. Now, I can order those 500 episodes from oldest to newest, but that isn’t what I want. I want to listen to the oldest of all my episodes, not the oldest of the 500 newest episodes. Please fix this.
Bring back rotate! 1/5
Please bring back rotation/landscape mode! It was one of my favorite features of the app!
Needs a screen volume slider 4/5
It’s is way better than the apple podcast app but I do wish it had an in app volume slider on the screen.
The delete after 24 hours is an option I totally needed but didn’t realize it until I had it. Smartly done!
Great, especially smart speed. 5/5
The Initial setup of the app is a pleasant surprise. It has a way to import your OPML list from whatever other podcast app you are currently using. This worked like a dream, even with a “members only” podcast I subscribe to that has a complex URL. The steps were even customized for the app I was taking the data from. This made switching from a different app so simple.
You can set custom speeds for different podcasts.
With 4.0.x there is now multitouch drag and drop for reordering playlists or for moving episodes to other playlists.
With 4.1 there is now Smart Pause, which jumps back slightly after audio has been paused, so you won’t miss words when driving with GPS.
Still the Best podcast App. Get Overcast. Keeps Getting Better 5/5
I've used them all. The keep adding incredible features. It does what I want with so much less fuss. Never failed. It's a joy to use. I really love this app. The author know what we want and knew how to program it.
No landscape mode 2/5
I used the landscape mode in bed every day. I am very disappointed that per Marco so few people used it. Important enough to me to drop my subscription.
What a Podcast App Should be 5/5
If you like podcasts, Overcast is for you. Not only is it easy to use and thoughtfully laid out, but Marco truly cares about innovation, adding new features, fixing bugs and, best of all, communicating with his users. I have used every player out there, this one takes the cake...by MILES!
Best Podcast App 5/5
This app makes Apple’s app look like a web app from the original iPhone. Packed full of features and the developer keeps adding more. Do yourself a favor, delete the Apple app now and download this app. You’ll never regret it.
Best podcast app to date 5/5
When Apple turned their official podcast app into mush I set out to try to find a worthy replacement. Overcast has proven to be a better app than anything Apple has put out over the years. With the ability to create your own playlists and delete after listening I have now found what I was missing with the Apple App. Do yourself a favor and use this instead of the 🚮 that Apple gave us. You will not be disappointed.
Practically prefect 5/5
Practically prefect podcast player
Literally life changing 5/5
By F. N. in Japan
I wish I had found this app sooner. I have been a podcast junkie since 2004. This is far and away the best app. Never crashes. Easy to use. Far and away my most used app. I love it!!!
Say it isn’t so 5/5
Best podcast app hands down. Sadly I’m apparently one of the few using rotation on the iPhone. Made using it in the car a more pleasant experience. Oh well.
There simply is no other option 5/5
I don’t care. If you enjoy one podcast or one-hundred, you need overcast. Apple’s podcast app is fine, but Overcast is the end and beginning of podcast listening. Every feature is smartly coded and wonderful. The app is minimalistic, yet highly advanced. It’s not only worth getting, but also subscribing to to support further development. If you like good things in this world, then get Overcast.
A Worthy Podcast Player/Manager 5/5
While there have always been many complaints about the Apple Podcasts app, I was reticent to leave the familiar, if flawed, setup it offered. Man, I wish I had switched to Overcast sooner. All my worrying was for naught. The setup, controls, syncing and handoff all work great.
As someone who depends on my podcast app for my daily commute, I'm never going back.
Love it, but Apple CarPlay problem 4/5
I love Overcast, using it everyday.
I am running into an Apple CarPlay problem. I can browse all my podcast from CarPlay but when I select one to play, nothing starts. Overcast won't play. I have to go to my iPhone to get the podcast to play. Really would like this fixed.
The best out there 5/5
By March Hair
Simply put, there’s no better app for podcasting on iOS.
Smart speed really helps to reduce the odd silences that sometimes crop up. Smart playlists let you organize your listening. The only feature I’d wish for is for smart playlists to have a filter by phrase function (include/exclude based on words in title/notes), but that’s a ultra-geeky feature that most don’t need.
The only reason to consider a different app is if you need to sync your listening progress with other platforms. This is the only feature that his iOS-only app lacks. If you’re in the iOS world, or if you satisfied with OPML-level sync, Overcast’s features will win you over.
The best podcast app. 5/5
Spectacular features. Simply the best podcast app.
Can’t see playback buttons 1/5
Just updated overcast and now can’t see playback buttons. Have to use iPhone playback buttons. Have iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2.
So much better than native apple app! 5/5
By Bongos sea
Love this app! Great settings, layout, and ease of use. Use it everyday!!!
Love the fine controls 5/5
As a heavy podcast listener, I appreciate the ability to order my podcasts so I get he latest one at the top of my queue and the ones I want to hear first in that order.
I also appreciate the ability to change the playback speed to such a fine degree.
The one thing I would add, is the ability to shuffle the playback for long drives where you may want to mixup the playback order.
Great interface but.... 2/5
The app seems to get stellar reviews, and while I was adding podcasts the system appeared to work well, but it freezes and then crashes every time I open it, without fail.
Way better than new Apple podcast app 5/5
After struggling with the horrendously frustrating Apple Podcast app update, I discovered Outcast—-it’s so much easier to use, it has cooler features, it’s just infinitely better. Don’t struggle, get Outcast.
Best Pod Caster 5/5
Overcast is the best podcast app and really deserves this 5-star rating. I subscribe to 60+ podcasts that I listen to weekly. It makes my daily 70-minute commute each way go by quickly. The smart playlist allows me to regulate the play speed for each podcast. I don't subscribe to Premium because the unobtrusive bar at the bottom doesn't flash at me and has introduced me to a couple of new, entertaining podcasts. Thank you Marco!
Where did All episodes go? 4/5
Great app but since the last update the tab on the home screen for all available downloaded episodes is gone. Now I have to go through each of my pods to find if there’s a new episode because the running list of new and unplayed pods is gone. If this bug can be fixed it would be 5 stars!
By Aaron Q Lopez
When I started listening to podcasts a year ago I used the default apple podcast app. That app is horrible and I couldn't believe that is what apple chose as its default player. A quick search in the app store showed no shortage of podcast players. I randomly chose overcast and feel like I hit the jackpot. Its loaded with features on the basic version. Im completely satisfied but I am going to upgrade to the premium version just to show support to the developer.
I downloaded the app and was thrilled for twenty minutes while I loaded it up with all my favorite podcasts. Later when I went to launch and use the app, it didn’t function properly. It would open but only for a second before the screen would go black and send me back to the home screen button. The support link through the App Store just sent me back into the Overcast app which continued to be frozen. I really want this to work for me so I hope an Overcast person reaches out to help me fix this!