Overcast 3.0

A powerful yet simple podcast player

#2 Product of the DayFebruary 21, 2017

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Matt Horton@mattahorton · Product Manager, Capital One
I never got the fanaticism around Overcast. This is better than the previous iteration, but meh. I also find Marco's aversion to Chromecast because the API is closed source to be rather 🙄-worthy.
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@mattahorton I do agree. It's a decent app, but in no way outstanding. The Chromecast stance has been a long-standing deal killer for me, especially now that Google Home is in the market.
Can Comertoglu@cancom10 · Product @OneDrive (prev: Vimeo, Amzn)
@mattahorton It's purpose-built podcast listener. I haven't found anything comparable. What do you use?
Matt Horton@mattahorton · Product Manager, Capital One
@cancom10 I use Pocket Casts. I think it's better as a matter of preference, but I also think Overcast and Pocket Casts sit above the rest.
Tuan Cao@tuancm
@mattahorton I used to be a frequent user of Overcast but it never clicked to me. Then I found Castro, I like it much better than Overcast. It's been my favourite Podcast player for a while now.
Pritesh Desai@priteshdesai · Read news in VR with Little Maxima app
@andreasduess Same with me. Chromecast support would make it perfect. Although I discovered an iOS app which lets you cast audio from any app including Overcast.
Jason@bluespringstn
Miss the swipe to delete option.
Matt Horton@mattahorton · Product Manager, Capital One
@bluespringstn it's still there.
Jason@bluespringstn
@mattahorton Only on the main list but not for once you enter into the individual podcast that lists the episodes.
Eric Wilson@ecwilson · Product Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com
@bluespringstn @mattahorton So you can only swipe to delete podcast series, not individual episodes. For me, I used swipe-to-delete podcast episodes 100x as much. I like the new card UI, and subtle icon update – it feels very polished. But as a daily user for years, the new list UI feels foreign and like more work than what I was used to. Feel the same way about having to swipe on the "now playing" screen to access the sleep timer. Maybe it works better for a new user or is a less cluttered design, but it feels like a downgrade to me.
Jason@bluespringstn
@ecwilson I totally agree, definitely more work.
Steffen@_aetro · Product Designer @wishtechnology
@bluespringstn me too ✋
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
A great update to my favorite podcast app 😻
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Wow, this is a huge update for Overcast. Here're some comparisons of what's new: Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@chrismessina I think this is probably in the running for the "PH Longest Comment of the Year" award. Thank you for the comparison though! Great to see the evolution.
Alexandre Vallières@vallieres · ½ of RGBA.fm | Web Developer | Blogger
@kunalslab @chrismessina I would have gave bonus points if it was side by side :P
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@vallieres @kunalslab @chrismessina @rrhoover There has to be a better way to display comments like this.
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Hugo Fauquenoi@hfauq · growth @todoist and @twistappteam
@kunalslab @chrismessina thought i'd never stop scrolling. I was scared (awesome comparison!)
Daniel Marcinkowski@dmarcinkowski_ · Junior SM Specialist @ DaftCode
The new watchOS app looks great, but I still prefer Pocket Casts because of Chromecast support and simpler UI