Overcast, the podcast app, is getting a major redesign
Overcast, a popular podcast player for Apple devices, is receiving an upgrade that includes a big redesign of its main page and a new theming system that allows you to customise the app’s colours. For myself and other Overcast users, the update is a new coat of paint on an already well-made programme, and power users will likely discover a slew of additional changes and settings that will make the app even better suited to their use case.
The app’s developer, Marco Arment, writes in a blog post that the 2022.2 version, which will be ready for download on Friday, is the “biggest overhaul” the app has ever had and promises some interesting future improvements.
The improvements are immediately noticeable when you launch the app — there’s a new Recent carousel that allows you to instantly resume previous episodes and see which podcasts have new episodes (you can even long press on the tiles for additional options), and the layout is packed with fresh symbols. Playlists, which are located at the top of the screen, have been completely redesigned: they now appear as configurable colourful bubbles with icons, rather than as grey rectangles, and you may create playlists that display all of your queued, starred, downloaded, or in progress episodes.