I am happy to announce that Instacast for Mac is available for download as a free beta version. We've been working very hard for the last 4 months to bring everything that you love from Instacast on iOS to the Mac. While it resembles a lot of similarities to the iPhone and iPad app, Instacast for Mac is not merely a port of the iOS app, it is a true OS X app in every possible way.
Everything's there: subscriptions, show notes, playback and playlists, but also a lot of stuff that you can only get on the Mac: True Background Processing, Flattr, Search and an Up Next Playlist to only mention a few. Additionally there are a lot of small details you might only learn about over time, like support for Headset Remotes, AirPlay streaming or the built-in File Reflector that pushes downloaded files to your iPhone and iPad, instead of letting them download the same file again from the slow internet.
This is only the beginning and we hope one that leads to a bright future for desktop podcast management. Try it out for free and let us know what you think.
And if you really like it, you can purchase a license for $14.99 (early bird pricing) from within the app.
Concerning the Mac App Store, we don't have any immediate plans to put the app into the App Store. Instacast for Mac has some features that might raise concerns in the review process, like switching system audio output or integration of Flattr. If there will be a version for the Mac App Store it will most likely be one with a reduced feature set, like an "Instacast Light" if you will.
May 1st, 2013 • Permalink
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