Instacast 5: Major Fail!!! Review

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Major Fail!!!
Two big features of this version -- syncing and new interface. The new interface is fine. But sync worked one time. Hasn't worked since. Have followed all instructions on the firm's support FAQ and have had multiple email exchanges with support staff. Absolutely no productive results. They just keep pointing me back to the FAQ, which is out of date (with version 3 details). Very very poor upgrade. Unbelievably poor support.
RK in A2 on Sep 29, 2013 for Instacast 5
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what a nice easy app to use
After the nightmare that Apple's Podcast App was, it is so nice to have 1 app that works and syncs on all my devices. THANK YOU. please keep improving and adding to this program.
barryp13 on Sep 28, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Kinks to iron out, update
Update 9-26-13: Feeds are still stubborn to show new episodes 50% of the time. Also noticed that after getting back in my car the stereo Bluetooth thinks instacast is playing, but there is no sound and the play/pause buttons in control center are unresponsive. Opening the app in the scenario causes a crash, which finally gets the podcast playing again after a restart. Very buggy. Importing OPML from instacast 2 causes a crash each time. I manually rebuilt my 35 feeds one search at a time. Now that they are in here when instacast refreshes feeds it is not returning new episodes on some feeds even when available. If my favorite daily podcast publishes I have to go to the individual feed and refresh. This is frustrating and with less regularly published feeds creates a situation where I may miss some episodes. The design is ios7 friendly and beautiful.
jtatum1026 on Sep 27, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Downloading and streaming issues
I've been using this app for a few months now. Much better than Apples podcast app but, like lots of other users, some episodes get stuck during the download process. The status bar gets stuck at "loading." And I agree, streaming on the network seems to have some issues. If you plan on downloading all your episodes, that's assuming you can download them all, this app will work well for you. UPDATE iOS7 update is terrible. Now I have to reauthenticate every time I want to download new episodes and why, please, someone tell me why continuous play is not the default option. The ability to make a playlist is ok but why MAKE me do that? The last version was soooo much better. Would have been 4 stars but I've downgraded to 2 because of then new "features".
Cleeto78 on Sep 26, 2013 for Instacast 5
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iOS 7 Broke It
I really liked this application until it ceased to work upon upgrading to iOS 7. It crashes immediately when opened. I've uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. No support available on the developer's site. Bad form!
|ReX|TReMeNDae on Sep 26, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Latest update is BAD
The latest update has significant shortcomings. There is no continues play for podcasts from the same publisher. Download has been made much more difficult. It is still a usable app, but I am looking for a better designed replacement. Maybe the "Podcasts" had a better migration to iOS7.
JC157 on Sep 25, 2013 for Instacast 5
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