Frustrated Uses too much memory...locks other apps up...freezes phone...can't answer incoming calls sometimes locks up my GPS...very frustrating at times
Best Free Fast Playback Player! Have tried several free combinations of good podcast players and/or downloaders. While Acast is not perfect, it is the only free all-in-one app I've found that can download and play back podcasts in faster than real-time. Bugs: sometimes randomly stops playing podcast, but pressing "play" resumes from same spot, so only minor problem. Feed sometimes re-downloads podcasts I've finished and deleted. Option screens are a bit confusing, ie don't "update all" and "download latest" essentially do the same thing?
Not pretty, but effective Does every thing you want a pod catcher to do..... Interface is clunky, and search feature is pretty poor for UK podcasts. otherwise great!
Nice Podcast App I have been using this app (free version) for years, going back to Froyo. I use it to download and play regular tech podcasts. They down load during the day and ready for me to hear on the commute home. They app does a nice job of cleaning up after itself by letting me set thresholds on the number of downloads to keep. It would be 5 stars but somewhere along the line it developed a problem opening the feeds. On the first attempt to open a feed it opens the last one opened, then on the second attempt it opens the feed you want. Just a slight annoyance.
Wanted to love it This app has its heart in the right place. There is a real need for a good podcatch app on Android. ACast tries to fill the gaps, but it is just too unreliable to work for me. I had issues with item selection, adding feeds, and worst of all, stuttering playback. The menu layout is confusing as well. I hope that via revisions and updates this app eventually gels and becomes the nice tool that it could be.
Worked well for a while, but it's getting more problematic. I bailed. I've been using ACast for a few years, and it generally worked well, but there are a couple issues. One, relatively minor, is that playback can suddenly jump back a few minutes while playing a podcast. This is sporadic, and it happened on another player I tried, so I don't think this is uncommon. Much worse, however, is the corruption of the playlist. Sometimes, when I do a " clear and delete played episodes" the playlist drops everything, not just the played podcasts. I don't see an easy way to add all the podcasts back to the playlist, so I end up listening from the feed window. This seems to be happening more. I suspect later versions of Android are causing problems with this App. I've switched to BeyondPod, which is pricey, but I really like the ability to play/pause and other actions while the screen is locked. And, I haven't yet experienced any of these issues.
- Streaming playback stopps unexpectedly... Now re-buffers and resumes where left off.
- Other minor bug fixes.