38 comments

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

    Pocket Casts for iOS and Pocket Casts web. I like them.

    I also like Castro and Overcast. I listen to a lot of podcasts.

    Edit: I forgot to add that my preferred way of listening to podcasts is to stream everything (unless getting on a plane etc), and I use Pocket Cast’s filters to separate new episodes into two lists — one of podcasts I listen to each episode, and a second lower priority list that lets me pick and choose as needed.

    This means I can subscribe to lots of podcasts, but there’s no bandwidth or disk space penalty. I think I’m subscribed to about 50 podcasts right now.

    17 points
    • Falko JosephFalko Joseph, over 3 years ago

      Same for me. It's so perfect. Love the syncing.

      2 points
    • Kyle LKyle L, over 3 years ago

      I am on Android, haven't found anything that beats Pocket Casts. If I was on IOS I would be on Overcast.

      2 points
    • , over 3 years ago

      I also have been using Overcast since I got my iPhone 6s last year. Before that, I used Apple's Podcast app on my iPad mini. It worked well at the time, then Overcast came to my life. It made it hard to look back. :D

      I also use the playlist feature in Overcast to group my podcasts in All, Business, Design, Tech and Wordpress.

      0 points
    • Steve McKinneySteve McKinney, over 3 years ago

      I've begun to use Pocket Casts, before I was using Overcast and had done for a long time. I think you mentioning it is what made me buy.

      My quick review of the two is: Overcast trims silence on streamed podcasts and Pocket Casts doesn't (correct me if I'm wrong), functionality wise that's the let down for Pocket Casts.

      Pocket Casts settings are much better and easily accessible, you can clear old or unlistened podcasts easier and quicker. Above all ad free and visually more appealing.

      0 points
  • Dapo OlaopaDapo Olaopa, over 3 years ago

    Overcast for iOS, (although I think Pocketcasts looks better -can't buy apps from my country). I like the Smart Speed feature which they pioneered but a few others have since implemented. I like that I can just recommend instead of a 5-star rating. I like that I can see how much space a podcast has taken up. I like the twitter recommendations. I wish the main list was a grid and I wish it has an "up next" que.

    5 points
    • , over 3 years ago

      Where are you from, Dapo?

      Yeah. I agree. Those are really enjoyable features.

      For me at least, they work well as a single column list. Especially because my phone doesn't have much screen real state.

      0 points
      • Dapo OlaopaDapo Olaopa, over 3 years ago

        Nigeria, I don't think it's a problem with the App Store though, as app prices now display in Naira. It's more to do with our govts' FX policies (rant worthy, but I'll spare you the gory details).

        Mine is a 4" screen but I still prefer the grid.

        0 points
  • Michael Schofield, over 3 years ago

    A lot of my friends are recommending Pocket Casts but only after I recently made the arduous switch to Overcast. What I wanted was a universal account, access from the web, and stuff like that - and I am really, really happy with Overcast.

    I hear good things about Pocket Casts, though, but manually transferring all my podcasts into Overcast put me off moving again anytime soon.

    I'm sure either OC or PC solve this problem, but I don't even want to find out right now :).

    3 points
  • Bob WassermannBob Wassermann, over 3 years ago

    Overcast

    2 points
  • Joe ShoopJoe Shoop, over 3 years ago

    Used the Podcasts app for a long time, then switched to Downcast for a while because it had a desktop counterpart, and listened state was synced between them.

    Am now using PocketCasts with this unofficial mac app: https://github.com/mortenjust/PocketCastsOSX

    2 points
  • Chris MartinChris Martin, over 3 years ago

    Pocket Casts iOS and Web.. but I'm slightly biased ;)

    1 point
  • Jay GrantJay Grant, over 3 years ago

    Castro. I miss the features of Overcast, but Castro is the only podcast app that handles podcasts the way I like. It's inbox feature makes is super easy to follow lots of podcasts and prioritize the ones I want to listen too!

    1 point
  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, over 3 years ago

    Apple podcasts. It's free, sits on all my devices (mixed with iTunes on the desktop), and streams the podcasts just fine on my commute to work. I just wish my morning commute was longer because it takes me a couple days to make it through an entire podcast.

    1 point
  • Trev MorrisTrev Morris, over 3 years ago

    Overcast for iOS is great - the night mode is a particularly nice touch for those who like a dark UI.

    A few things like discovering podcasts can be a bit frustrating (unless you know what it's called). Sharing is easy and the 'favourited from Twitter' is helpful for discovering 'casts your friends enjoy.

    1 point
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

      I like the top charts for finding new stuff. Seeing what’s trending is a good way to try out some new stuff quickly (it’s how I found out about Revisionist History, Science Vs, Startup and lots of other good stuff).

      0 points
  • Chip Dong Lim, over 3 years ago

    I primarily use Stitcher. iTunes Podcast for podcasts that are not on it such as DRT, Clever and Beyond This Point.

    1 point
  • Tim Debo, over 3 years ago

    Currently using the Podcasts app. I've tried most of them but never really found a need to switch.

    However one thing I have not found in a single player and would definitely pay for in a heartbeat is the ability to tag/mark/bookmark spots in a podcast so it's easy to come back to later. (I listen to alot of informational podcasts and would often times like to re-listen to bits/pieces again)

    0 points
  • Spencer BittleSpencer Bittle, over 3 years ago

    I am using Casts for iOS. For me the stock iOS podcast app was fine. Not great, not bad. I don't subscribe to maybe 4-5 at any given time. With Casts it keeps all your subscriptions laid out to see in a comfortable view. For me, it is clean and easy to use and manage. Worth a look.

    0 points
  • Chris VaseyChris Vasey, over 3 years ago

    I am an Android user and that limits my options. I used to use Podcast Republic though recently switched to using Spotify as it now has all the podcasts I listen to and has all the functionality I need like queues and save for offline etc.

    It doesn't yet have push notifications when a new podcast is released or subscriptions but they are improving it!

    0 points
  • Ramsundar ShandilyaRamsundar Shandilya, over 3 years ago

    Short Orange is pretty good as well. It's a free webapp. They have an app coming soon for iOS and Android.

    0 points
  • James Sowers, over 3 years ago

    I loved Downcast for iOS, but had to switch when I got my Google Pixel. I'm now using Pocketcasts, which is also nice, but has had some playback errors that I never got with Downcasts.

    0 points