What do you use to listen to podcasts?

8 years ago from , Front End Designer at Opera Mediaworks

I've been using the native podcast app but am sick of it. Looking for something well designed that works as advertised! Thanks


  • Brian BimschlegerBrian Bimschleger, 8 years ago

    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.

    2 points
  • Scott OgleScott Ogle, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    I really enjoy Pocketcasts but I've been wanting to check out Castro as well.

    2 points
    • Lee Fuhr, 8 years ago

      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.

      0 points
  • Klein MaetschkeKlein Maetschke, 8 years ago

    The must-have: Overcast

    1 point
  • Patrick LoonstraPatrick Loonstra, 8 years ago

    I use Instacast on my iPhone.

    0 points
  • Jack Bowen, 8 years ago

    Note: I'm on an iPhone 6+

    0 points