Instacast 5: Huge disappointment Review

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Huge disappointment
Been with Instacast since the very first edition - this one clearly is the worst ever. Rather than playing a playlist in sequence, it would only play one podcast from the list and then stop. Downloading podcasts in the background sometimes does not work for several days in a row. The user interface is more design than function. I would not mind that the developer asks for new money with each major update, but I surely expect additional features then rather than a truckload of new bugs.
apple_elephant on Oct 31, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Loved the previous version...
Find this new interface completely unintuitive. I just want a simple and clear interface that doesn’t require so many steps to access and ultimately delete podcasts or mark played. Not sure why there is a "delete file" and “delete" option where the delete file has no discernible function. Please bring back the old interface.
jonschneid on Oct 30, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Audio on headphones starts at the max value
Audio on headphones starts at the max value (100%) which is very annoying when listening using in-ear headphones which usually need the volume set to 20-25%. I’ve contacted the developer several times (via their support form), no response back.
bamse16 on Oct 30, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Syncing doesn’t work
The app works OK if you only want to use it only on your iPad, iPhone or even on your Mac. Syncing between them is completely non-functional though despite what the developer promises.
AgentUtah on Oct 30, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Rewrite it all
For 4 years I've used Instacast. I used to think all the weird bug fixes was them progressing but they just keep coming. Something is right in this app and it's really deep. They keep patching it but at a certain point just cut your loses. Redo it all. As a user I don't trust it to work correctly anymore. Too many patches and apologies.
orangebluedevil on Oct 29, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Sync Issues Resolved
I had a sync issue as well, but had a great back and forth with the developer over several days that completely resolved my issue. I think there was a bigger issue than my problems, but I got goo attention, and sync is fine. That restores IC as the best Podcast system for iPhone, iPod and Mac. Start here, finish there, and the machine keeps track of it all. The layout is a bit complex at first, but it makes sense once you use it for a bit. This is a podcast power-app, and the cool bells and whistles may be too much for the weekly Prarie Home Companion news listener. (No offense.)
ToddPDX on Oct 28, 2013 for Instacast 5
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