Downcast

Downcast

By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Current Version: 2.9.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.95 MB
  • Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 4,527 Ratings

Description

A powerful, complete, and easy to use podcast player that will help you manage and listen to podcasts the way you want to. Now with CarPlay support! "Downcast: Probably The Best Podcast Downloader for iPad and iPhone" - Wired Gadget Lab Subscription Features • Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size • Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL • Download podcasts automatically • Continue podcast downloads in the background* • Browse and download older podcast episodes • Auto-refresh podcast feeds • Settings for auto-download and episode retention • Import and export podcast feeds via OPML • Import supported audio/video media files • Support for password-protected podcasts • Create and edit "smart" playlists • View podcast details and episode show notes • Rename podcast titles iCloud Syncing with other iOS devices or Macs** • Podcast subscriptions • Playlists • Settings • Episode information Playback Features • Video and audio AirPlay support • .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x and 3x speed playback • Chapters support for enhanced podcasts • Stream episodes without downloading • Playback control from external devices • Bluetooth devices • Headphone remote controls • Devices connected via Lightning/dock connector • View embedded images in podcast episodes • Gesture support • Sleep timer • Google Cast™ Ready ----------------------------------------- For support, please search our support site at http://support.downcastapp.com or email us at support@downcastapp.com! For the latest information about Downcast, please follow @downcastapp on Twitter! * Per iOS restrictions ** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store

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Reviews

  • Sequential ORDER

    3
    By rod.musselman
    FIFO: First In First Out Within each subscription series, keep the episodes in sequence! Allow CONTINUOUS PLAY for all podcasts without user intervention!
  • A must have!

    5
    By Dnlhrd
    I’ve tried all the others and this has got to be the best. The only thing I wish we could get is a dark theme option. I like to listen while sleeping. While the iPhone built in color shift and smart invert is a little better, a native dark option would be amazing.
  • Garbage

    1
    By Iceboater
    They block conservative political podcasts. How do i get a refund?
  • Best Podcast App That Fits Most of My Needs

    5
    By srornat
    Update: A few weeks ago I gave this app a low rating because it could read my iTunes playlists. After struggling with the hot mess that Apple made of the stock app and trying nearly every other third party podcast app, I find the Downcast meets most of my needs. Downcast in conjunction with the Mac app pretty much means I don't have to mess with iTunes anymore and after proper setup I can have my daily playlist automatically sorted and ready for me with minimal manual adjustment. I finally can wrap my head around the concept of direct downloads completely untethered to my Mac which means I can update my playlist away from home if needed. A few of my favorite features: O The ability to stay on while plugged in O Gestures to control pausing,and skipping O a volume slider on the player interface O podcast priority levels
  • Wonderful podcasting app

    5
    By Monkey Wrangler III
    Downcast is my favorite podcast app on my iPhone
  • Almost perfect

    4
    By SingedEyebrow
    This is my favorite podcast app and has been my go-to for years. I have two suggestions that would push it to five stars. First, dark mode. Overcast has you beat here. Second, the ability to organize podcasts into folders. I’m subscribed to about 40 right now and it would be much more convenient than scrolling through trying to find the one I’m looking for. Overall, excellent podcast app, thanks devs.
  • The best

    5
    By lolajapan
    Great improvement over Apple's native app, and better than any others I’ve seen. Lots of customization possible while still being intuitive and simple to use.
  • Good features a little buggy

    3
    By Mehhem
    Downcast has all the features you would want in a podcast app. I would agree that the text is tiny and impossible to read if you're driving, which is mainly when I listen. Setting up locations to refresh the feed currently crashes the app.
  • The best podcast manager and player, BUT...

    4
    By MaxAgHammer
    No podcast discovery, management and playback app is better than Downcast. This app has every feature an avid podcast listener could want. BUT there are still some issues with the revamped UI and its look and feel need to get fixed to restore the usability from previous versions of the app. First, the new font used for show notes makes each episode occupy much more vertical space in playlist views, so it takes more swiping around to scan a list of episodes. Second, and much more serious, is the "fidgety" feel of the interface. Podcasts and episodes seem to appear and squirm around randomly while a new view is loading, which looks bad and makes for a frustrating interactive experience as the elements sometimes "jump" into existence and grab a tap meant for another element. This happens when scrolling to the end of a playlist, so that the last episode can't be tapped before the display jumps downward onscreen, obscuring the last playlist element. This happens when that last episode is either bing played or being downloaded. Along with the "fidgety-ness" is a frequent freezing of the UI. Overall, the most recent version of the app is beset with poor responsiveness and a squirrelly appearance, making for a less usable and less enjoyable experience. Combined with the "fatter" look of show notes within playlists, this is an uglier and slower iteration, but the developers are usually good about fixing things quickly, so I have high hopes things will improve.
  • NOT Intuitive

    2
    By Xxxxxpppppooooo
    This app is un-Applelike. I get that MS feeling that the app is using me instead of the other way around. There has to be an easy way to get podcasts loaded, but no easy path is laid out. About to delete.

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