Overcast: Podcast Player
By Overcast Radio, LLC
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A powerful yet simple audio podcast player, with features such as Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smarter Playlists to help you listen to more podcasts in more places, try new shows, and completely control your experience.
Now includes Apple Watch app, Glance, and notifications!
Note: Some features are locked or limited. The single "Unlock Everything" in-app purchase unlocks them all.
Overcast is a modern, fully featured audio podcast player with many useful features in a simple, intuitive interface:
- Download podcasts for playing anytime, even when offline.
- Search and browse for new podcasts, plus get recommendations from Twitter.
- Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want.
- Receive optional push notifications when new episodes arrive.
- Subscribe to a podcast, or just add an episode: try new shows without committing.
- Download podcasts over cellular, set a sleep timer, or use Voice Boost to enhance and normalize speech volume. (Included in Unlock Everything.)
- Adjust playback speed, and use Smart Speed to pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation. (Included in Unlock Everything.)
- Navigate with CarPlay. (On supported car radios.)
- Apple Watch app, Glance, and notifications
What's New in Version 1.2.3
Fixed info popovers dismissing themselves sometimes.
"Um remover" is killer feature
Long time RSS consumer, never a podcast listener until now. I couldn't find the time or the patience for podcasts. Overcast, then, is a very welcome creation.
The algorithms used to clean up and remove the "empty sound" work very well. It's a great feature that helps podcasts sound much more polished. I generally listen to shows at 1.2x speed and the sound quality and intelligibility remains excellent.
I still wish the icons and their tap targets were larger. I also wish the icons were a little more descriptive or obvious. However, the app is thoughtfully designed, the orange color scheme is a welcome change, and I am now a regular listener of podcasts.
Outstanding podcast app
This app has made listening to podcasts much easier and faster. I used to have a backlog of podcasts almost a month long. Now I'm down to just a few days. With the smart speed turned on, I'm cruising through podcasts faster than ever. So far it has saved me 3 hours! That's 3 podcasts that I have saved by cutting out pauses and speeding it up slightly (not even enough that I notice it sounding distorted.) I can't say enough about this app and I don't think I'll ever switch away.
Simple, Easy to Use Podcast app
I am liking this app more and more as the responsive developer continues to improve his creation. The extra (paid) features are nice to have: Smart Speed does a great job of speeding up certain podcasts without noticeable degradation of voice quality. Voice boost makes a noticeable difference in the volume my tiny little iPhone 5 speakers can crank out.
Even if you don't intend to use these features, buying them helps support the developer, and that feels good too :-).
- Category: News
- Updated: Jun 29, 2015
- Version: 1.2.3
- Size: 5.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2015 Overcast Radio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Unlock Everything$4.99