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EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
Switching from Castro back to Overcast eddiehinkle.com
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amit
amit

@EddieHinkle A very nice workflow, I can see the benfit. For me, I just prefer the simplicity of Castro Inbox/Queue mechanism. Sure, one can make Overcast work in a similar way -- playlists is a very powerful functionality. I dislike the limited control over what and when to download with Overcast. It is too aggressive with downloads - not good for either data or storage.

vasta
vasta

@EddieHinkle I hadn't ever thought of using playlists like that before! One of the reasons I've stuck with Castro recently is just the simplicity of inbox/queue, but seeing how that can be replicated in Overcast makes me reconsider. (The audio—voice boost and smart speed—are much better in Overcast, and it's what I miss most from switching to Castro.)

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@vasta Yep, In almost every aspect I love Overcast, but I was overwhelmed when I tried to use playlists more traditionally on Overcast and the idea of the inbox/queue simplicity is what won me over to Castro. Now being able to be back on Overcast but with the simplicity of the queue model is GREAT!
EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@amit That's understandable. The two apps definitely have their own takes on things. I like Overcast in general for MOST things, but the previous way I used playlists overwhelmed me and I went to Castro simply for their queue system. Being able to be back to my original preferred podcast player but with the new simple management approach from Castro puts me in the best place. Definitely anyone who prefers the other features of Castro, there's no reason to switch just because of this. It's more about making Overcast work for people that enjoy it than making Overcast somehow "better" than Castro.
vasta
vasta

@EddieHinkle Might spend some time later this month switching back. Thank you again for the tips on how to use playlists effectively!

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@EddieHinkle Wow it turns out the Overcast CarPlay app works a LOT better for me than the Castro CarPlay app!
EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@vasta Awesome, it was my pleasure! Until a day ago I didn’t even know if this was possible on Overcast but enough reasons built up to switch back to Overcast I decided I needed to play around with the playlists until I figured out how to make it work for me.
philbowell
philbowell

@EddieHinkle I switched back to Overcast as well using a similar Queue playlist. I like your priority one as an extra level of filtering.