Regardless of the podcast onslaught from Apple, Spotify and extra, the Overcast app stays one of the crucial common locations on iOS to collate and hearken to all your favorite content material creators.
The performance is nice and supporting the one-man operation is an effective way to stay it to the key corporations like Spotify, who’re seeking to monopolise entry to the key podcasters.
Sadly, till now, the design of Marco Arment’s app has resembled an previous RSS feed, reasonably than an ultra-modern listening portal appropriate for 2022.
That every one modifications right now, with a significant replace for the app, which provides some much-needed color and enthusiasm. There’s a brand new deal with playlists, and podcast art work throughout the “radically totally different” residence display and a extra readable font (San Francisco Rounded). You’ll undoubtedly discover the modifications as quickly as you open up the up to date app for the primary time.
Performance has been boosted with drag-and-drop playlist re-ordering. There’s additionally a brand new Mark as Performed characteristic, accessible as a checkmark or a left-swipe motion, in addition to a solution to view all starred episodes. It’s additionally doable to create playlists for starred, downloaded and episodes in progress.
“Playlists now have sturdy visible identities for nicer and simpler navigation,” Arment writes on his weblog. “Every playlist has a customizable coloration, and a customized icon could be chosen from over 3,000 SF Symbols to match fashionable iOS design and the opposite icons inside Overcast.
“Lately performed and newly printed episodes can now be displayed on the house display for fast entry, very like the widget and CarPlay expertise. Podcasts can now be pinned to the highest of the home-screen listing and pinned podcasts will also be manually reordered with drag-and-drop.”
Arment says that is the primary a part of the grand redesign he’s been engaged on, and subsequent up is the Now Taking part in display.