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cdevroe
cdevroe

I’ve finally purchased and switched to Pocket Casts on my phone. In a week or two I’ll write up a comparison of it to Google Play Music for podcast listening but I’m pretty sure anything will be better than GPM.

amit
amit

@cdevroe been a long time user of PocketCast, even on iOS where it has a lot of competition. But overall user experience & feature list wise, it has to be the best.

On Android, could never find any option that came close.

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kaa
kaa

@amit I used to use it heavily, but as the list grew, Castro become my default podcatcher (are they even called that anymore?) of choice.

amit
amit

@kaa Yes, every now and then I keep going back to Overcast and Castro. Even though I like some features those 2 offer, for me personal I prefer the user experience with PocketCasts.

Regarding longer lists, yeah that’s a problem. Not experience wise, but in terms of time at hand - just not enough.

stefp
stefp

@amit @cdevroe The thing I like about Pocket Casts is that, unlike the more popular Overcast, it lets you download individual podcasts. I could never find a way to stop Overcast trying to download everything at once.

mikedotfm
mikedotfm

@amit @cdevroe Especially if you're coming from GPM, it's no contest.

amit
amit

@stefp Exactly, assumption that a user either wants every episode from a podcast automatically downloaded or wants none is so misguided. The belief, it seems, is one would never decide whether to download an episode, manually only when it arrives. Well I do, for every episode.

alice
alice

@amit I completely agree! I have tried tons and tons of free apps but then I caved and I purchased Pocket Casts and never looked back.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@mikehaynes i miss Overcast's Playlist feature.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@amit I am that to be true too.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@stefp I keep my podcatchers set to autodownload so perhaps that never bothered me.

adiabatic
adiabatic

@stefp I remember back before that bug existed. You may be happy to know it's been fixed.

stefp
stefp

@adiabatic Thanks. I’ll give it another try.