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Every time they update the app it wipes out my subscriptions and the cloud support is non existent, This used to be a great app now its worthless I suggest you pass this one by otherwise you'll just be frustrated with it
kingfish66 on Nov 14, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Much lag on iPhone 4S; subpar UI
Instacast 3 was likably snappy on my iPhone 4S, but with iOS 7 and Instacast 4, the app has become frustrating. Beyond being slow, the app is simply inconsistent with recognizing input. Consistently I will find my self offering a single, well placed tap... and wait... and wait... for the interface to give me a clue it recorded my input -- sometimes it never pipes up and other times, when I try tapping two or three more times after, instacast will annoyingly attempt to interpret all three of my taps instantaneously. Even if instacast was responsive, the button choices and menu options are simply subpar. Despite being a long time user of this app who listens to dozens of podcasts a week, I never can remember where to go to trigger certain actions. In some cases, like for example making playlists, there is only *one* specific menu to do a seemingly common action (eg add an episode to a playlist). Perhaps the menu structure works for the majority of other users, but to me it is largely unintuitive. In sum up, I hope the developers address responsiveness issues for older hardware. After that, it's be nice if they rethought their menus.
mdwittenberg on Nov 13, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Just restored my iPhone, installed Instacast and logged in with Instacast Cloud just to see an empty list. I went to check Instacast on my Mac just to see all of my subscriptions (around 40+ podcasts) were lost. Great job, Vemedio! Possible customers - beware!
philipamour on Nov 10, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Amazing update!
Great UI refresh for the best podcatcher out there!
Jonathan D Miller on Nov 10, 2013 for Instacast 5
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No steps forward, two steps back
I feel like every update that gets pushed, the quality degrades. Thumbnail caching made the app slow. Unnecessary push notifications that remind me I cant download episodes whenever I leave wifi when it NEVER did it before. Sync that never works quite right. If this keeps up, I'll probably try a competitor such as downcast or pocketcast. So disappointing especially since version 2 was close to perfect.
jaytorres on Nov 9, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Erased my subscriptions
This update erased all my subscriptions from my mobile devices while keeping them on my desktop. Please fix.
Michael Fusco Design on Nov 9, 2013 for Instacast 5
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