Overcast 3.0 released

A new version of Podcast Hotdog’s podcast player of choice, Overcast 3.0 was released to the general public today. Marco has written up an in-depth review of all the changes in the latest version.

You can see the influence of Castro on the redesigned Overcast, especially with the new queue management. Happily, Overcast avoids the single biggest problem I had with Castro: not downloading episodes before you decide whether to queue them or play them.

Something else to note is that Overcast is now running its own ad exchange for podcast display ads in the free version of the app. It offers one-tap (well, maybe two taps) subscribe ability for ads. It will be interesting to see how the demand for this unfolds and it could potentially be a great discovery system for listeners. I almost want to stop paying so I can try it out ;)