Instacast 5: Not as advertised Review

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Not as advertised
I bought this app based on it's stated ability to sync between devices. I have a MacBook, iPhone, and iPad, and I get no synchronization. As a player, it's fine.
cjhaa on Jul 15, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Too Many Podcasts Fail to Play
I tried this on my iPhone 4 after the good reviews. I wanted a replacement for the Apple podcast app. I've use this for several months and I do not recommend it. Several of my favorite podcast often fail to download or stream for no reason.The second is that I find the interface too complex for a podcast app. A lot of apps suffer from an overly complex UI -- some twitter apps look mission control for the space shuttle! But the frequent problems with playing my podcasts is the major reason for my negative review. And their web page was no help either.
Scurvy404 on Jul 9, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Not that great
Seems to work fine on some subscriptions, but others have erratic downloading. Doesn't seem to sync well with iTunes. I have some podcasts clearly downloaded into my Mac, but syncing 'all podcasts' fails to have them show up in Instacast. You then have to manually try to download the failures, and that fails half the time. The interface is nice, has promise, but still needs a lot of work. The Apple app will at least provide the podcasts I have already downloaded.
dodsonmd on Jun 22, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Nice Podcatcher
This app gets a lot of attention from its developer. I like how it's organized and how the most common features are elegantly presented and easily accessible. Critical for an app I use every day.
->Al on Jun 9, 2013 for Instacast 5
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I've been using Downcast for years, but was growing a bit bored by the interface. After a few days with this app, I'm going back. Seems like it can't handle streaming at all, and every time I mark something for downloading then return later to listen, it hasn't actually dowloaded. Plus, there's no "resume were you left off" or "now playing" option. Everyone seems to love this, so maybe I am missing slime thing, but I'm on the verge of deleting.
robertginkgo on Jun 6, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Love It!
Bought this app to replace Apple's miserable excuse for a podcast app, and I LOVE this. It works perfectly on both my T-Mobile iPhone 5 and 3rd gen retina iPad. My podcasts stay synced between them (unlike Apple's app). I'm an avid podcast listener, and this is now my favorite app!
gyropilot on Jun 1, 2013 for Instacast 5
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