Instacast

Developer: Vemedio

Current Version: 1.2.6

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 6.2 MB - Download

Description:

Managing a large collection of podcasts is easy with Instacast. Browse the online directory, import your subscriptions, customize settings for individual podcasts, sort episodes into different playlists and find exactly what you're looking for in just a few clicks. Gone are the days of being overwhelmed by an unorganized library of podcast subscriptions!

Playing episodes is now easier and more intuitive than ever. With only two clicks you can queue an episode for playback, and Instacast's multitude of options for controlling playback ensures that you're always in control of your podcasts whatever you're doing on your computer.

Download and save episodes for offline playback and quickly share them with other devices. With Instacast you have access to your computer's storage to save episodes and, unlike on iOS devices, don't have to keep deleting podcasts to free up space.

Instacast does more than just play podcasts: it also allows you to interact with episodes via show notes and it also has the ability to share episodes to a number of other services.

Automatically synchronize your podcast library between devices with Instacast Cloud – our custom cloud-sync solution.

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Release Notes:

+ Improved integration with Instacast Cloud
+ Fixes and user interface tweaks
+ Improves subscribe URL scheme

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Most Helpful Reviews

1/5
Version 1.2.1
Review by DrPeril

Used to be my favorite App - After spending 25 freaking bucks (including the iOS App) I had high expectations. And for a long while they were met. However, with Instacasts most recent update, featuring a new sync system, my playlists are completely useless. Instacast seems to be completely incapable of syncing my play count or new downloads. Opening Instacast on the iPhone, where it is most frequently used, causes the desktop version to download old episodes just so it can mark them played. And then, once open, the desktop versions outdated play status’ are synced to the iPhone remarking played episodes as unplayed, or in the case of very new episodes (>2 hours old apparently) it simply deletes them from the iPhone and lists them as unavilable until the desktop App finishs sync-screwing everything else, at which point it allows my iPhone to redownload the episode — with the added bonus of deleting my current possition in the podcast. The only thing that seems to sync correctly is the location of the playhead on very old episodes. In fact, as I type this, Instacast for no reason at all downloaded 81 back episodes of my podcasts, marked them all unplayed (event though they have been, 4 of them were played on iOS yesterday), deleted the most current episodes and then synced about half those changes to my iPhone. Because, I assume, it hates me. 1 star until the sync issues are resolved. This really shouldn’t be that hard, even iTunes manages to sync a basic playcount between two Macs (both of which are on 24/7 running this App) and an iPhone that spends the vast majority of its time running Instacast (or, soon, iTunes Podcast App… bleh).

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More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.2.6
Review by captobie

It’s Okay - The iOS version of Instacast has been my go-to podcast app for years now. When I finally made the switch to a Mac this was one of the first App’s I looked at. The reviews caused me to hesitate at the $19.99 price tag for a bit, but I decided to go ahead anyway based on my previous experience with the iOS version. I’m really not sure how I feel about this app. All my complaints come from the synching capabilities (or lack thereof) that the developers built-in. Here are my two biggest complaints: 1. It doesn’t sync your settings. My home internet has data caps, so I like to keep tight control on anything that tries to auto-download content. In the iOS app, I have auto-download of episodes turned off for nearly all the podcasts I subscribe to and only download when I’m ready to listen. Once I installed the OS X app and logged in, it immediately began downloading the latest episodes of ALL the podcasts in my list. BAD, BAD, BAD Vemedeo!!! And what a pain in the butt is was to have to go in and manually change each individual podcasts settings. The iOS app has a universal setting to turn off auto-downloads for content, the OS X version will only let you set this on a per-podcast basis. This is just sloppy coding in my opinion. 2. Sync only seems to work one way. If I’m listening to a podcast on my iPhone, the Mac app will automatically pick up where I left off. Wonderful! If I’m listening on my Mac and go to my phone, it has no clue where I was on the Mac. None whatsoever. No matter how many times I try to sync, it still won’t recognize where my Mac left off. Why-o-why Vemedeo??? I’m not sure whether I can really recommend this app at the $20 price point. I’m kind of alarmed that (at the time of this writing) it’s been eight months since the last app update. Proceed at your own risk...

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