The user interface is quite attractive to my eye and was clearly designed with the iOS7 aesthetic from day one. It was relatively easy to import my podcast feeds from Castro and Downcast. One can only import the feeds and not actually download the episodes. After listening to Arment discuss his app on The Talk Show, apparently this is a function of Apple’s sandboxing than a misstep by Arment.
Overall, I like Overcast. I suspect it’ll bump Downcast from my springboard and I’ll use this new App and Castro for the time being. It is nice to be able to start listening to a podcast as it is being downloaded, and I do that a lot. There Castro has a leg up for the time being. The App is free to download and use, but all the features are not unlocked unless you pay $4.99 in an in app purchase. I think it is worth the money for heavy podcast users who dwell in the iOS world.
On the same day that Overcast was launched, another podcast app Mocast was released. Yes, I have downloaded that App too and plan to put it through the paces over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned. (or at least check back in from time to time.)