Iâ€™m sure by now youâ€™ve heard of Marco Armentâ€™s new iOS app if you travel in the same circles (read: nerds) as I do. Up until Overcast came out, I had only been using Appleâ€™s Podcasts app mostly because I had only recently gotten into listening to podcasts on a regular basis. As a loyal ATP listener, I was eagerly anticipating this release. I got it on release day and it only took me a few hours before I made the jump and paid the $4.99 for the â€œunlock everythingâ€ In-App Purchase.1
The only possible downside-that-really-isnâ€™t-a-downside is that now my poor 16GB iPhone is constantly running out of space (I can only listen to all these podcasts so fastâ€”even with Smart Speed at 1.2x!). This is made worse by the fact that listening to podcasts and discovering new ones with Overcast is so easy and enjoyable that I keep finding myself subscribing to way more podcasts than I ever thought I would.2
Bottom line: if you listen to podcastsâ€”or even if you donâ€™tâ€”itâ€™s worth taking a look at Overcast. Marco Arment has made a very well-thought-out app that showcases what happens when a world-class iOS developer spends his time crafting an app he truly cares about. We need more developers like Marco.