Popular third-party podcast app Overcast has been updated to version 2.5, adding a number of improvements, as well as a couple of features for patrons. Enhancements have been made to voice boost, the visualizer, and adding episodes, while syncing has seen major improvements to speed and the amount of data used.
Here's everything you'll find in Overcast 2.5:
New features for patrons:
Dark theme with San Francisco font
Play your own files uploaded via Overcast's website
New features for everyone:
New, smaller visualizer with far less battery usage
Improved Voice Boost, with a separate, custom-tuned profile when using the iPhone's built-in speaker
Tapping inactive episodes now adds them, rather than immediately playing them via streaming. (Tap again to play.)
Batch Add/Delete All episodes for a podcast (finally!)
The directory window now stays open after adding a podcast (finally!)
Much faster syncing with much less data usage
To take advantage of the patron features, you'll need to head over to Overcast's settings and select the Support Overcast button. This section gives you the option to pay $2.99, $5.99, or $11.99 to become a patron of the app, which adopted this model after making its features free with version 2.0.