Overcast 3.0

A powerful yet simple podcast player

#2 Product of the DayFebruary 21, 2017

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Matt Horton
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Miss the swipe to delete option.
Matt Horton
Matt Horton@mattahorton · Product Manager, Capital One
@bluespringstn it's still there.
@mattahorton Only on the main list but not for once you enter into the individual podcast that lists the episodes.
Eric Wilson
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.
@ecwilson I totally agree, definitely more work.
Steffen@_aetro · Product Designer @wishtechnology
@bluespringstn me too ✋
Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
A great update to my favorite podcast app 😻
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
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
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
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
@vallieres @kunalslab @chrismessina @rrhoover There has to be a better way to display comments like this.
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Hugo Fauquenoi
Hugo Fauquenoi@hfauq · growth @todoist and @twistappteam
@kunalslab @chrismessina thought i'd never stop scrolling. I was scared (awesome comparison!)
Daniel Marcinkowski
Daniel Marcinkowski@dmarcinkowski_ · Content & Community Manager @ Phase
The new watchOS app looks great, but I still prefer Pocket Casts because of Chromecast support and simpler UI