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It's just quite simply the cross-device podcatcher a podcast listener must have.
JonMwords on May 1, 2013 for Instacast 5
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The best podcast player, hands down
Tried others like downcast, apple's, etc. Instacast just works.
stechert on May 1, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Amazing But
The sync between iPad and iPhone is not well enough. Where, some particular podcasts do not appear on my iPhone when I subscribe to it on my iPad. Please fix this ASAP.
Midnight14osx on Apr 28, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Good, but flawed
I've used Instacast in its different iterations for a while now. It looks great, though I question some of its user interface choices. It's great when you have a long commute or when you're getting on a train/plane with with Internet connection because you can download podcasts locally to listen to. The big problem I have with it lately is that i need to babysit this thing too much. I think I am subscribed to too many podcasts and it is extremely bloated on startup. It takes forever to check for new episodes when all i want to do is go out the door. The smart playlists aren't very smart at all...rather, it's not intuitive how they work and there is no documentation. Honestly, I haven't opened it in a while. I used to use it to listen to daily news podcasts and the startup just really was the big issue. I've been using Stitcher for this, while I use Instacast for longform podcasts(for now).
raystation on Apr 25, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Best Podcast app out
If you like Downcast but hate the UI you'll love Instacast 3 as it does everything Downcast does all while looking good. I'll admit the UI is a bit complicated to figure out but that's just because its different. Once you realize the tabs change what options are available it makes sense. I love that: • It notifies you of new episodes • Is very quick to refresh your feeds (1 sec for 10 feeds, it's all server side so theoretically even if you add a ton it won't take longer) • It looks stock • Has ability to share shownotes/marked podcast position • You can swipe to read/star episodes ala Reeder • Can quickly access play next direction (forward/back), sleep timer, AirPlay, speed • Has individual and global feed settings I would like to see a view with larger cover art ala Pocket Casts or even the podcast app on the AppleTV as I tend to follow the same feeds for long periods and don't add many new ones. Overall I feel this is the best podcast app out right now.
QuarterSwede on Apr 13, 2013 for Instacast 5
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My long time favorite IOS podcaster
I've been a Instacast user for over a year now. I it daily, heavily, and have always been very satisfied. Reliable, usable, and beautiful.
Bradhav25 on Apr 13, 2013 for Instacast 5
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