7. Overcast magically erases the pauses in podcasts so you can listen faster.
Overcast is the best app for listening to podcasts and, thanks to a big new update, it’s free. This means you can get access to “smart speed” — which takes away pauses to speed up the podcast — voice boost, and downloading on the cellular network.
- Download podcasts for playing anytime, even when offline.
- Search and browse for new podcasts, plus get recommendations from Twitter.
- Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want.
- Receive optional push notifications when new episodes arrive.
- Subscribe to a podcast, or just add an episode: try new shows without committing.
- Download podcasts over cellular, set a sleep timer, or use Voice Boost to enhance and normalize speech volume.
- Adjust playback speed, and use Smart Speed to pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation.
- 3D Touch support
- Rich notifications
- Apple Watch app
- CarPlay support