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Instacast

Instacast is the best solution to consume audio and video podcasts

Instacast has many good qualities and some stand out features, but recent turmoil over a change to the pricing model coupled with the fact that the iPad app is a separate purchase make it difficult to recommend

Instacast

by Vemedio
Removed from the App Store

Instacast has many good qualities and some stand out features, but recent turmoil over a change to the pricing model coupled with the fact that the iPad app is a separate purchase make it difficult to recommend. If you’re solely an iPhone user, or don’t foresee wanting to use podcasts on your iPad (remember, there are video podcasts), Instacast is definitely worth a look. The app has a clean, simple interface that highlights the app’s features, especially pro features such as playlists. The straightforward navigation continues into the podcast catalog, where users can enter a link to a podcast, browse for a podcast, or search for podcasts to add. It also should be noted that Instacast is the only app to have a separate section for “video” podcasts. As a whole, Instacast feels streamlined, like the developers thought about the easiest way to implement everything. Power users, however, could be upset that pro features such as playlists and individual podcast settings require a separate in-app purchase, and some features that other apps include (e.g. the ability to use open in to add media files from other apps) are missing.

What is it about?

Instacast is the best solution to consume audio and video podcasts. It has been designed from the ground up with ease of use and incredible performance in mind.

App Details

Version
2.2.4
Rating
(2793)
Size
5Mb
Genre
News
Last updated
March 1, 2011
Release date
March 1, 2011
More info

App Store Description

Instacast is the best solution to consume audio and video podcasts. It has been designed from the ground up with ease of use and incredible performance in mind.

Manage Subscriptions
Have all your podcast subscriptions in one place and get new episodes instantly. Be up-to-date everywhere you go.

Optimized Podcast Player
The Instacast Player is specifically optimized for playback of audio and video podcast and features 2x playback, bi-directional skipping and AirPlay.

Download Wirelessly
Use multiple select to download specific episodes over WiFi and 3G directly onto your device. It even works in background and features pause and resume. In addition you can choose to let the app cache episodes automatically once they are available.

Bandwidth Free on the Way
Save your precious mobile bandwidth and play preloaded episodes while you commute or hang out outside. Enjoy uninterrupted listening pleasure.

Follow Show Notes
The podcast browser allows you to follow show notes and descriptions easily and the integrated web browser makes surfing while listening a pleasure.

Optimized for Multitasking and Retina Display
Instacast is fully optimized for Retina display and Multitasking. In fact it is made for working in background like a charm. It refreshes and downloads in background and notifies you when something significant happens.

Sync via iCloud
Synchronize podcast subscription, downloads and playback states via iCloud.

MAIN FEATURES:
+ Manage podcast subscriptions
+ Stream or preload over EDGE, 3G or WiFi and in background
+ Automatically download new episodes
+ Download waiting list when only on 3G
+ Background playback
+ Volume/Speed/AirPlay control
+ Support for chapters and chapter links
+ Continue where you left off
+ Support for OPML file format and Dropbox
+ Supports headphone, lock screen and task bar remote controls
+ Integrated web browser to follow show notes
+ Integrated podcast directory with over 35000 podcasts and episode previews
+ Import podcast subscriptions from episodes stored in the iPod app
+ Support for sharing links via email and Twitter
+ Support for Instapaper, Pocket and Readability

NEW IN VERSION 2.0
+ Revamped and improved user interface
+ Episode archiving
+ Improved Podcast Player with:
+ Sleep Timer
+ Continuous Playback backward and forward
+ List of episode links
+ Sharing of playback position via email and Twitter
+ Chapter Navigation
+ Improved podcast Auto-Download management
+ Download Manager with:
+ Pause and cancel downloads
+ Reorder downloads to set priority
+ Improved podcast feed parser with:
+ Support for Atom feeds
+ Support for MP3 chapter markers
+ Support for Multi-Format Podcasts
+ Support for Episode Deep Linking
+ VoiceOver support
+ Data Export

WITH INSTACAST PRO as In-app Purchase:
+ Playlists
+ Bookmarks with Import/Export
+ Settings for individual Podcasts
+ Push Notification for new episodes

COMPATIBILITY
iOS 5.0 or higher required

LOCALIZATION
English, German, French

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