Instacast 5: A Hot Mess Review

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A Hot Mess
The iPad version is better than version 2. The interface is a major improvement there. On the iPhone version, however, the position scrubber is at the bottom. To scrub at half speed or do fine scrubbing, you have to slide down on the scrubber before moving left or right... But there's no room, because the scrubber is already at the bottom! How did the developer not see this? Was there any beta? Did anyone use this before release? I don't mind paid upgrades—even support them for great work to continue—but this one's a joke. It's a shame this app is so pretty. Compared to Downcast, it's a Victoria's Secret model next to Meg Griffin... But design is also how it works. If you need a podcatcher, go with ugly Downcast. Instacast is a mess.
DigitalEl on Dec 15, 2012 for Instacast 5
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Not worth upgrade.
If you have v2, dont bother upgrading. There is hadly enough new features to justify paying full price again.
reshik on Dec 14, 2012 for Instacast 5
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Not working. Instacast 2 works better
I pay, onemoretime for this app. I use it everyday on iPhone. I dont need a fancy sync service, I just use on one device. I kept version 2 on my iPhone, lucky me, cause is the only one reliable. Works fine, update all my feeds, more than 120, and yes I have a life, I listen podcast 2 or 3 hours a day minimum. With Instacast 3, my iphone 5 freezes, not refresh all my feeds, I reduce the list to 97, and still having same problems. Feeds are not refreshed. Podcasters tweet about new episodes I cant see if I refresh a list of unplayed, or all the subscriptions. To see the new episodes I have to refresh every single feed. Anyone having a poor management of downloads in instacast 3? Downloads take forever... Im sure the developer is working hard right now but the app is just not working, as instacast 2 on the first releases. Im not recomending this app right now. Full of bugs and not working at all.
maeltj US on Dec 12, 2012 for Instacast 5
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I loved Instacast, but this is garbage...
I used to use this app 2-3 hours a day, everyday. Now, they are charging full price again for an incremental update that most apps would charge for free. With this version, something as simple as deleting a downloaded podcast is a pain. It makes you go into settings and "offline storage" just to delete something after I'm done listening to it. I sometimes listen to 5 or 6 podcasts a day! And Vemedio FAQ response is that they took it away from the show notes page cause it was too confusing to a lot of users. Well if a user can't figure out that a download icon with an X over it is delete - then maybe they shouldn't own a smartphone!!! I tried setting up auto-delete after listening in the settings and he podcasts don't delete. What a joke! I am going to stop using this until they fix some fundamental things. i have no problem paying, or even re-paying for a quality product. Charging again for an inferior product is unacceptable. That was the last time I'm giving Vemedio my money...
Algorhythm74 on Dec 11, 2012 for Instacast 5
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Totally broken
This app developer is a joke. He's been charging for sync for two versions now and none has worked. The app is broken. Sync doesn't work. He is robbing you of money of you buy this app. You've been warned.
Lekun on Dec 11, 2012 for Instacast 5
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Two steps back
Nice design overhaul, and some things make much more sense this time around. But, generally, the app is less solid and works less well than its predecessor. I'd hang on to the old version instead of buying this one.
coopero on Dec 11, 2012 for Instacast 5
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