ACast

ACast

FREE

(3 stars)

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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • The design and usability could be better
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Expert's Review
6.3
Worthy

"All my usual podcasts"

Reviewed by / May 22, 2015

A simple app for listening to your favorite podcasts

THE VERDICT

ACast is one of the first apps for podcasts. It's an app for radio podcast lovers who want to listen to their favorite programs, without interruptions and as simply as possible.

The app lets you add your all treasured podcasts to your lists, and then adjust the settings to make sure you get all the updates. You'll actually forget the meaning of boredom with ACast!

THE PROS

The basic functions work well and the app is easy to use; it just needs to be set up the first time. Once in, you can search for whatever you want and use the filters to refine your results, so that you get exactly what you're looking for.

THE CONS

The design and the usability are a bit shaky, and there are a bunch of other similar apps with much better interfaces and overall development. Unfortunately, it's not the best option in its class.

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Developer's original description available here
Podcast player and news reader.

ACast Unlock Key now available in the market to disable ads in ACast.

-Variable playback speed
-GoogleReader integration
-Protected feeds
-Update service
-Schedule automatic downloading
-Search
-Advanced filtering
-Widgets
-Headset support
-Streaming support

podcasts, netcast, RSS, podcatcher

Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes:
- Streaming playback stopps unexpectedly... Now re-buffers and resumes where left off.
- Other minor bug fixes.


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Comments and ratings for ACast
  • (50)

    by Nicholas Furgiuele on 19/02/2014

    Lets you add podcast feeds, and lets you listen to them, ticks the most important boxes right there. There are a few annoyances, such as some questionable UI design, fiddly playlist management, and no concurrent downloads. Despite this, I've tried a few applications and this is the one that I stuck with so they must be doing something right.

  • (50)

    by Ben Nicholl on 17/11/2013

    The software is very good and customisable but there are some niggles. Not being able to play/pause with Bluetooth headset is main one. Sometimes the podcasts won't download and just errors.

  • (50)

    by Rob Hunter on 24/10/2013

    Used for 3 years. Got worse and worse. More and more buggy. Gave up in the end when it was frustrating me so much that it became dangerous to use in the car. Got "Beyondpod" now instead.

  • (50)

    by S Mackin on 23/08/2013

    This used to be my first choice app for podcasts , but for a while now if there is anything in my play list and I play something new, it replays the old episode. Have to remove and delete the whole play list to fix. Then re-download the episode I want. Going back to beyondpod until fixed. Also, would like to see lock screen controls added.

  • (50)

    by James Landis on 21/08/2013

    Variable speed playback doesn't work, setting is impossible to find.

  • (50)

    by David Washburn on 13/07/2013

    Randomly stops podcasts. I have to go back into app and hit play then it starts back about 5 seconds earlier. I download my podcast I do not stream. And I wont be doing anything else on the phone when this happens.

  • (50)

    by Heather Vane on 16/03/2013

    Can't delete folder after uninstalling. Acast

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