Instacast 5: So long. Review

Add reviewInstacast 5: So long. Good reviewsInstacast 5: So long. Bad reviewsInstacast 5: So long. Review RSS feed
Instacast 5 has 639 reviews. Enter your email below and we'll notify you when new reviews are added, so you can comment, share or remove the reviews. This is great for monitoring your apps or the competition's apps
So long.
I’ve been an Instacast user for the past year, and it’s been one of my favorite apps. However, once Instacast made the jump to iOS 7, it became an awful experience. While the app looked great, it began to freeze several times a week. I would have to shut off my device and restart to get everything working again. Unfortunately, the glitches were enough to make me ditch the app entirely and start looking for an alternative.
Phil Ex Machina on Nov 5, 2013 for Instacast 5
share · comment
Sync no longer works, buggy interface
Used to work phenomenally. Now only works occasionally. Sync across devices (including OS X) is what sold it to me since I like to listen to podcasts on my laptop, especially since I can let my laptop download all the episodes and peer them to my iPad and iPhone quickly; but now that it’s broken it’s completely worthless. Also a few regressions in terms of UX: skipping forward or backward isn’t obvious, “play next”and “add to up next” is confusing, and there’s no way I can see to mark something as played. Will re-evaluate but for now I’m back to Downcast. At least until Overcast comes out.
enginerdiest on Nov 3, 2013 for Instacast 5
share · comment
Best Podcast App
A couple of the others are solid but after trying all of them for at least a week each, Instacast rose to the top.
Dave Mx on Nov 3, 2013 for Instacast 5
share · comment
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
share · comment
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
share · comment
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
share · comment