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Overcast 2.5 review: Patron-backed podcast app gets more efficient and adds exclusive features

March 18, 2016 - Uncategorized

The Overcast podcast app unlocked all its features in shifting from a freemium model in version 1.0 to a patron-backed approach with its 2.0 release. The latest major update, 2.5, brings the first features exclusive to donors, while free users retain all previous ones and get all the general improvements.

Overcast 2 added a number of much-requested features, like streaming audio, and added interesting ones, like Handoff support to allow moving among devices while retaining your current playback position. Version 2.5’s marquee additions appear mostly under the hood. Developer Marco Arment says he’s improved battery efficiency somewhat, while dramatically reducing unnecessary network file sync operations (and thus bandwidth and time). The new release also clears up a couple of rough edges I noted in the 2.0 review.

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Source: Mac World

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