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Instacast 5: Locks up, crashes and severe battery drain Review

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Locks up, crashes and severe battery drain
Used around an hour and a half, or tried to with only 12 subscriptions, locked up for minutes, then crashed when trying to just change status of episodes to "Mark all as Played" on some casts, and even when just scrolling through the list on others. Downloaded only 4 episodes and refreshed listing twice, so don't know why this drained a fully charged battery to less than 1/4 power in that time, didn't even have a podcast playing. I use Downcasts and Pocket Casts, sometimes both open and refreshing casts, plus have casts playing around 7 to 8 hours a day, and my battery still has more life than this, so I know it's not the wifi or device. I can't believe I paid 4.99 for this thing. You're much better off sticking with just the Apple Podcasts app than this. I was hoping this would maybe have some better and different features than the other Podcast apps I use, but sadly not. Even the Playlist feature is lacking. I didn't get much chance to mess with those because it would crash often, but it seems like you can only make one list per "Status", i.e.- Downloaded, Played, etc..
lbw2112 on Aug 5, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Power drain fixed
This was killing my iPhone battery. Thanks for the last update which fixed this!
Cglcgl on Aug 3, 2013 for Instacast 5
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As always, the best!
Keep it up Instacast!
Hitco on Aug 2, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Intuitive alternative to basic podcast app
Good: interface, controls, automation tools Bad: no way to set auto delete of old episodes (ie, keep only most recent x shows); no way to set what time the check for new episodes takes place
Sycsummit on Jul 29, 2013 for Instacast 5
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The app is great but latest update is a battery drain
I love the app but the latest update has made the app a battery drain. Almost half if my battery if I use it regularly.
Segosa on Jul 27, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Great until last update
I loved this app until the most recent update was released. Now it crashes every time I use it, and it frequently forgets my playback position after the crash. It's really too bad, because this app is the best at syncing position between devices. Unfortunately, I may have to move on soon.
rstlnande on Jul 26, 2013 for Instacast 5
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