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Disappointing So Far
As a big Instacast fan, I was excited to see an update for iOS 7. I gladly plunked down the cash. So far, it's been disappointing. I've experienced several crashes and there is routinely a 5-10 second lag between hitting play on a podcast and when it actually starts. The tiny play button is a step backwards and not enjoyable to use. I have a firm belief the developers will fix these bugs though because it's been such a great product in the past.
SJT32 on Oct 9, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Nope
v3 was great, all of the v4 versions just completely hose Cloud Sync. Stay away.
D Kizzle on Oct 8, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Great App Now Even Better
The iOS 7 update made everything better. The fluidity, the management, the updating mechanism (not the iOS 7 API, but the visual implementation), and especially especially the Now Playing view are all better than ever, and when I look at other podcast apps I see on the App Store I'm surprised at how much better Instacast is. Specifically, the fact that Now-Playing controls are custom-colored by album art makes me very very happy. There's about 5% of time or less that the chosen color doesn't feel gut-level perfect, but even that 5% works aesthetically. For example, This American Life's album art is white background, blue text, red emphasis text, and the Instacast controls are sort of a dark purple instead of the blue or red. Still--it's a hue-matched purple, which doesn't look off. I wouldn't be surprised if this improved soon. In previous versions of this review, this is where I complained about the "Up Next" playlist. Now I've figured it out and I love it. Hold-tap on an episode and it can be added to the list. This is fast and easy. Now I don't have the wrong podcast play just because it happened to come out chronologically in between other episodes. I've upped my rating accordingly, from 4 to 5 stars. My bad.
Allen Shull on Oct 8, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Unfortunate
I’m not sure what happened with this release, but the update has made syncing between devices much worse than it has ever been. Nothing stays sync’d anymore and the subscriptions on my iPad are completely gone.
John Bowersox on Oct 8, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Deleted all of my data
This update comes with the excellent feature of deleting all of your data on your device and in the cloud!
Daniel Vogel on Oct 8, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Great Update
The last update fixed my main issues with the app (disable continues playback, quicker access to unplayed content and better sync). Best podcast app on the market today. Keep up the great work!
Secondman on Oct 8, 2013 for Instacast 5
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