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Developer unresponsive, app super buggy
Quick Summary: Use Downcast or Pocket Casts, and you will be much happier. Long Summary: Others have said it here, the app is super buggy. If this app just knocked my socks off, I might put up with the non-existent support from this developer. I might put up with his need for more money than the typical iOS developer. I might put up with his very poor and blatant attitude about the 2 items above. But Instacast4 is so bad on it's own, I won't put up with any of it any more.
Sumocomputers2 on Oct 19, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Great App, Terrible update
This was one of my favorite apps. But I hate this update. It's buggy, crashes a LOT, and has some major design level flaws (like the fact there is no way to just hit a playlist and just play like you used to. Now you have to use apple's horrible 'up next' feature. Lots of time touching the pad - forget listening while driving. You might as well be trying to text!) It's just a total degradation into near uselessness. I'm simple not using it anymore. Not until and unless they get all of this fixed.
ScooterMN2011 on Oct 16, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Nice New UI Look But missing continuous playback on smart lists.
I like the new UI. But I prefer the older version over this one for one main reason. The smart list do not continuously play anymore. Far to many extra steps to add the podcast you want to play to a list first before being able to listen continuously. I had to delete the app because it crashed on launch every time I opened it. Now I am going to go back to the old 3.0 or start using another client. I hope they update soon with a fix.
Big Cel 4340 on Oct 16, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Bad
Crashes, stops playing podcasts halfway through if you pause for a bit, terrible 'up next' system, hard to use. Regret my purchase, I'm switching to Downcast.
zb.shabs on Oct 16, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Bad UI decisions
Wow, this new UI is bad. The look is nice, but many previously easy tasks are convoluted or impossible. Playback also has trouble occasionally, though it's not that bad. At this point, I just want Marco Arment to release his podcast client so I can get out of Instacast...
Phaedrus441 on Oct 16, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Pretty Solid
Overall I am really liking this as my main pod catcher, my only gripe is it seems like the touch areas for play and skip ahead/back are too small - I find myself touching repeatedly before getting a response. I have a lot of trouble getting downloaded podcasts to play right away too - even though they're pre-down downloaded, it's almost like they still need to buffer before starting, which is odd. Small complaints but overall quite satisfied.
GoodEyePhotography on Oct 15, 2013 for Instacast 5
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