Pocket Casts by Shifty Jelly is a bold re-imagining of their podcast app that not only adds support for the iPhone and brings a new iOS 7-style look and feel, but unleashes all the new features they've added to the extremely popular Android version. And more.
I've been trying out Pocket Casts 4 for a while now, and it does a great job providing robust, power user features in a way that stays incredibly clean and clear. The real secret, however, is their server-side smarts which does an amazing amount of heavy lifting on their end to make sure every podcast you subscribe to is ready and waiting as quickly and reliably as possible on your end.
I was surprised a few months ago when they brought a lot of their new features to Android first, but I couldn't argue with their reasoning at the time. I can argue even less now. By waiting they've not only been able to bring it all to iOS, but to iOS 7 which provides a better visual dynamism and some great new functionality all its own.
Here's some of what you get: Server-side sync across all your devices (iOS and Android), super smart episode filters to show you just what you want, just exactly how you want, iOS 7-style auto-downloads, instant refreshes, and, yeah, that whole new look and feel, and iPad support.
Not too shifty.
If you're already using Pocket Casts, it's a free update. If not, and you're looking for a great podcast app, check it out now.