I've been using the native podcast app but am sick of it. Looking for something well designed that works as advertised! Thanks
Overcast replaced Stitcher, which replaces Podcasts (native app) for me.
Overall, there's a significant overlap in functionality of most podcast apps, but the 3 big features that put Overcast on top for me are:
- Voice Boost, which makes soft voices louder so you're not constantly adjusting the volume,
- Smart Speed, which auto-zooms through dead air on the podcast
- Seamless sync across devices and web.
Overcast is $4.99 for aVB & SS, but they're totally worth it if you power-listen to podcasts.
I've been all about PocketCasts for a while, but my (nerdiest) friends keep going on about Overcast, so I'm gonna give that a try again.
Overcast does have a web player now (for example). Though the design isn't as sumptuous as Castro. But after playing with Castro for a few minutes, I missed just a wee amount of customization – playlists, really. Overcast seems to have a nice solution to this: playlist within which you can ID "priority" podcasts.
The must-have: Overcast
I use Instacast on my iPhone.
Note: I'm on an iPhone 6+