Overcast

The powerful, simple podcast app from Marco Arment

#3 Product of the WeekJuly 16, 2014
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  • Gayanna MagcostaCreator, Connector, Consultant, Coach
    Pros: 

    Organization

    Cons: 

    none

    This is my favorite podcast app hands down! The ability to create your own lists of podcasts makes it easy to binge and consume content any way you want. Also, very easy to search for and add new podcasts without leaving app.

    Gayanna Magcosta has used this product for one year.

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Zack Shapiro@zackshapiro · Core Team at Nano
The coolest thing about Overcast, I think, is that Marco started it by writing an audio engine, then built the app. The central feature seems to be around skipping empty space in podcasts (in addition to a nicely crafted app) and to make that happen, he wrote his own engine called Castaway
Brian Donohue@bthdonohue · CEO, Instapaper
Been beta testing this for a while, and like usual Marco delivers a simple and powerful experience for podcasting. Given that I'm developing on Instapaper, it's interesting to see Marco's new app. I recognize a lot of the images and icons from older versions of Instapaper, and I can see places where Marco has learned from some mistakes and improved user flows. Also Marco's decision to make Overcast freemium is pretty interesting, since he was a big proponent of paid apps. The business model seems to be reflection of the broader market trends, where free apps with IAP are able to monetize better than paid-up-front apps.
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Head of Product at Gimlet Media
Easily the most anticipated Podcast app of all time!
Colin Devroe@cdevroe · Co-founder, Plain
I just switched from Podcasts.app -- I'm sold. I just found, also, that it has a web app so you can listen on your computer too.
Guy Gal@deleted-6211 · Growth at Joyus
This is what I always wished Swell would become. I need these two products to have a baby. Overcast with a chance of discovering new podcasts!