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Version History · Known Issues · Blog · Dev StreamLIVE NOW. Downcast. A very cool podcast player for iOS, Mac, Apple Watch, and CarPlay. Downcast Landing Image · App Store Mac App Store · Blog RSS Feed • Downcast's User-Agents. © 2017 Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC.

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Downcast Reviews

We have 1 review for Downcast. The average overall ratings is 2.0 / 5 stars.

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It used to work.
written by Patrick Alexander on 2020-09-19 09:23:45
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Overall Opinion: The only reason to use Downcast is that the iTunes podcast functionality is appallingly bad and there aren't any good altneratives. Podcasts have been around and culturally important for how long, now? MacOS users are still out in the cold. Downcast kind of wins the field by having basic functionality, but it is slow and unreliable and I swear it gets worse every day I use it. From the time you click on an episode to the time it starts playing could be a second, a minute, or never. You double-click, maybe something happens. Maybe it doesn't. Maybe if you leave the app alone for a minute, it'll recover and play an episode. Maybe not. Maybe if you quit and reopen the app it'll work. Or maybe it'll just sit there thinking to itself for five minutes until you decide to try quitting and reopening again. You just don't know. And it seems to eat RAM at an obscene rate. Play one ca. 100 megabyte episode, and it's using 3 gigabytes of RAM. How is that even possible?

Pros: It works, sometimes, and the interface is nice.

Cons: It doesn't work, sometimes, and there doesn't seem to be any way to predict whether it will work or not in any given moment nor anything you can do about it.

Patrick Alexander is using Downcast almost every day since at least a year or more.

Downcast Videos

Youtube Video: Downcast Tutorial & Review

edtech.tv edtech.tv In today's video we take a look at the best alternative to Apple's poorly made Podcast app. Downcast is a simple but highly customizable...

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