My initial review and feelings of this was not good. However after few weeks and a refund (great customer service by the way), I was recommended to try the app again, and it has been amazing. I love the little details in the app (telling you your stats in a humorous way) as well as the light and beautiful layout is fantastic. My favourite part of the app has to be the synchronization with other devices which allows to continue to listen from where you left off on different devices.
Excellent podcast app - the best one I've used on Android. I happily paid for the upgrade and am really enjoying the ability to sync. I am reserving my last star for: 1. The ability to view my listening history (even if it's only the last 10). Sometimes I have a queue and I get distracted (or fall asleep) and I don't know what I've missed. 2. The ability for listeners to rate/review podcasts (like iTunes). 3. Easier access to podcast description in my subscription section (when you have lots of podcasts, sometimes it's hard to remember what each one is about).
It's OK App looks great, but doesn't seem to have the option to auto start/pause on Bluetooth connection connect/disconnect. This seems like a very basic feature that's missing. I guess it's back to DoggCatcher for me until I can get that in Pocket Casts. Dev says to use Tasker for this. That's great if you can hack a way around this missing option, but wouldn't it just make more sense to build this basic feature into the app? Everything else in this app is made to be as user-friendly as possible, it's crazy that the "recommended" method of getting this functionality is to use the infamously un-user-friendly Tasker app.
Brilliant app... couldnt ask for better really. Easily find, download/import podcasts, listen and delete when done. All in a wonderful simple and intuitive interface and modern design. Never crashes. Great playback options, auto download and delete facilities. Can trim silence, fast forward at a pre determined rate set by you and... heck its an awesome app, just buy it already!! My most used app by a mile!
Allow us to read the descriptions of our subscribed podcasts, maybe even in overflow menu. Can't even read their titles, only see cover images. Also consider illuminating playback control button on Now Playing screen when active so we don't forget it's a higher speed for ex.
Downloading an episode on data makes my phone lag for some reason. On WiFi there's no issue. On data and my notification tray becomes unusable. Could you give an undo option for when swiping away a podcast in the now listening? Sometimes I swipe right right by accident instead of left and don't see what I lost.
Beta version 6.3.1:
- Crash fix
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