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Version 4.7.1 - In App Store Review

  • Added podcast setting to disable showing unavailable episodes
  • Added global setting to customize Control Center seeking / skipping behavior
  • Added support for Instacast Collections (members only)
  • Fixed sorting episodes in Smart Lists when Podcast Grouping is switched on
  • Fixed option to delete episodes from player Up Next
  • Fixed pull-to-refresh on iPad
  • Fixed merged podcast info on Lock Screen
  • Updated localization

Version 4.7 - Jul 9th 2014

  • Added podcast info header to subscription episode list on iPhone and iPad
  • Added auto-delete media files over Cloud Sync
  • Added select all back to multi-selection toolbar
  • Improved sidebar layout
  • Improved adding episodes to custom lists
  • Improved cell swipe actions behavior
  • Improved support for the new operation system
  • Improved Instacast Cloud support
  • Changed tint color to signature orange
  • Fixed some syncing issues
  • Fixed problems with partly loaded images
  • Removed iCloud migration from Instacast 2
  • Updated localization

Version 4.6.1 - Jun 15th 2014

Simplified application icon due to popular demand.


Version 4.6 - Jun 6th 2014

  • Improved app icon
  • Improved error handling
  • Improved episode table row gestures
  • Improved refresh control
  • Improved startup time
  • Improved and simplified directory (enter feed URLs into search field now)
  • Improved network detection
  • Improved battery consumption
  • Improved reliability of cloud sync
  • Fixed status bar user interface issues
  • Fixed closing stuff when downloading finished

Version 4.5.4 - May 14th 2014

Fixes bugs


Version 4.5.3 - May 13th 2014

Attempt to fix battery issues


Version 4.5.2 - May 7th 2014

  • Fixed new episodes being marked as played
  • Improved syncing performance slightly
  • Fixed not auto-downloading episodes again which downloads have been canceled manually

Version 4.5.1 - May 2nd 2014

  • Fixed problem with Up Next in conjunction with Auto-Delete option
  • Fixed not handling settings changes correctly
  • Fixed problem with restoring playback positions
  • Improved feed loading performance when subscribing

Version 4.5 - Apr 27th 2014

This version features a complete new syncing architecture. Instacast does not synchronize everything anymore, but only small bits of information that is needed to reproduce the same state on every device.

This completely new approach saves network traffic, storage capacity, mobile data charges and battery power.

Please make sure to update all of your devices to the most current version to continue syncing your podcast subscriptions.


Version 4.2 - Jan 25th 2014

  • Adds News Mode: As soon as new episodes are available, marks all old episodes as played and removes the download media
  • Changed auto-download behavior to download all new episodes and not only the most recent one
  • Changed mobile data usage setting
  • Fixed Up Next behavior with custom lists
  • Fixed issues reordering or deleting episodes from custom lists
  • Fixed other issues with Up Next
  • Fixed playback speed issues

Version 4.1.4 - Dec 1st 2013

  • Fixes scrolling behavior of show notes
  • Fixes crash when starting download of invalid urls
  • Fixes crash when inserting headphones
  • Fixes crash / hang when using system playback controls
  • Improved selecting of correct media files in case of multiple enclosures
  • Improved Cloud Sync where changes that where applied rapidly in succession where not synced over correctly
  • Fixes issues with creating garbage data in Instacast Cloud account upon resetting Sync

Version 4.1.3 - Nov 15th 2013

  • Fixed adding episodes to playlists
  • Improved deleting episodes from playlists
  • Fixed cloud syncing performance bottleneck and resulting communication timeout (might also fix battery problems)

Version 4.1.2 - Nov 7th 2013

  • Improved show notes performance
  • Added 'Delete all Played' to custom lists
  • Added 'Select All' option to multi-select editing
  • Fixed sending to Instapaper
  • Fixed sending to Evernote
  • Fixed not marking an episode as played when streaming interrupted
  • Fixed Up Next episode selection on iPad
  • Fixed automatically starting playback of streaming media
  • Fixed not starting playback if podcast artwork is missing
  • Fixed issues after triggering sync reset
  • Fixed syncing problems after setting up a new device
  • Fixed missing sync data after server failure

Version 4.1.1 - Oct 19th 2013

  • Fixed local file sharing (with Instacast Mac 1.0.3)
  • Fixed forgetting authentication values
  • Fixed sidebar gestures for Unplayed and Imported lists
  • Fixed crash when requesting authentication during background fetch
  • Added migration from Instacast 2
  • Improved localization

Version 4.1 - Oct 8th 2013

  • Added support for 64 bit processors
  • Added shortcuts for 'Unplayed' and 'Imported' episodes to main sidebar
  • Added option to disable continuous playback of 'Up Next'
  • Improved user interface slightly
  • Added support for background fetch in case push notifications fail
  • Improved syncing
  • Fixed cancel downloading when leaving wifi area
  • Fixed not backing up media files to iCloud
  • Improved localization
  • Fixed crash when importing single episodes

Version 4.0.1 - Sep 21st 2013

Fixes a couple of crashes including one critical crash during startup


Version 4.0 - Sep 18th 2013

  • All new user interface optimized for iOS 7 and 4" displays
  • Unlimited background downloads with no time limit
  • Redesigned notifications can be configured to immediately tell you if something new is available or only after it has been downloaded already and is ready to play
  • Redesigned episode list to efficiently jump to show notes, download on demand and indicate which episodes are locally cached
  • Redesigned multi-selection for editing episode properties, scheduling playback and downloading
  • New main menu sidebar to give access to major features quickly
  • New Up Next playback queue to quickly manage and schedule episodes that should be played in a row
  • Redesigned player to give faster access to show notes, Up Next and playback tools. Additionally the player customizes its user interface colors to optically match the podcast cover
  • New Now Playing bottom bar to better indicate what's currently playing and give access to the player from everywhere

Version 3.2.1 - Jul 29th 2013

  • Improved battery life while playing in background
  • Fixed crashes and minor bugs

Version 3.2 - Jul 14th 2013

  • Added support for Paged Feeds (see http://podlove.org/paged-feeds)
  • Added support for MP3 chapter links and images (supported also by Auphonic.com)
  • Added localizations for Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Arabic, Danish, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Improved German and French localization
  • Fixed not updating enclosure URLs when reloading a subscription
  • Fixed podcast search for Chinese
  • Fixed sharing links via email from the integrated browser
  • Fixed iPad player title bar when rotating 180 degrees
  • Fixed not correctly updating player interface when chapters loaded

Version 3.1.4 - May 12th 2013

  • Added sending show notes to Evernote app
  • Improved syncing with Instacast for Mac

Version 3.1.3 - Apr 13th 2013

  • Changes subscription sorting to natural sorting ignoring noun articles like ‘the’ and ‘a’
  • Adds share button to player show notes
  • Fixes losing image cache after a couple of days
  • Fixes checking if images have been loaded completely before displaying
  • Fixes losing podcast username and password after podcast has been reloaded
  • Fixes popping up too many downloads paused notifications
  • Fixes losing remote control after visiting website with a player (open the Instacast player again or tap pause / play to regain remote control)
  • Fixes timecode rendering of show notes
  • Fixes buttons of ‘Enter URL’ tab in iPad directory
  • Fixes crash when deleting smart playlist
  • Fixes crash when migrating from Instacast 2

Version 3.1.2 - Mar 28th 2013

Resolved Issues:

  • Image caching issues have been fixed
  • Cloud Sync producing duplicate episodes should be fixed
  • Player issues with displaying the show notes have been fixed
  • Unsubscribing and resubscribing reloads the podcast and recovers deleted episodes
  • Files can now be deleted directly from the show notes again, however it's more obvious this time
  • Files can now be re-downloaded in case something is wrong with file
  • Downloads are paused and not canceled when app is moved to the background or internet connection drops
  • Downloads never auto-download again once canceled manually
  • Pebble smart watch also pauses when speed is not 1x
  • New episodes now also auto-download when feed list is sorted 'Oldest first'
  • Favorites are not deleted when deleting all played episodes
  • Refreshing a single subscription actually reloads it, also removing duplicate episodes and refreshing show notes
  • Instacast url shortener has been removed (every social network has its own anyway)
  • Player now stops correctly when the playing file is being deleted
  • Added option for changing the entered sharing name

Version 3.1.1 - Feb 22nd 2013

  • Fixes crashes introduced in 3.1
  • Improves image caching further
  • Fixes volume control on iPad
  • Fixed download management issues
  • Fixes problems with importing OPMLs

Version 3.1 - Feb 11th 2013

  • Reload button reloads the whole feed
  • Improves readability and links of chapter list
  • Allows skipping to the end of an episode
  • Tap on title in player to pop up show notes
  • Improved syncing of playback position
  • Adds podcast authors to directory
  • Adds podcast featuring to directory
  • Improves user interface performance due to improved image caching
  • Fixes a problem with corrupt downloads
  • Improved localization
  • Fixes a few crashes

Version 3.0.4 - Jan 11th 2013

  • Re-added ability to reorder episodes in a playlist
  • Fixed crashes in conjunction with playlists
  • Improved "Podlove Alternative Feeds" handling
  • Removed "Auto-Delete Episode" feature (Not the content though! Too many accidental setups)
  • Removed Archiving episodes from Smart Playlists (too confusing)
  • Fixed unplayed count handling
  • Improved memory consumption and overall syncing performance
  • Added a syncing progress when initially setting up a new device
  • Fixes French localization
  • Fixed iCloud Import error handling

Version 3.0.3 - Dec 21st 2012

  • Moved Refreshing Status to Toolbar
  • Added “Cancel All” button to iPhone Download Manager
  • Redesigned Content-Storage settings
  • Added Auto-Delete setting for after being played
  • Added Auto-Delete setting for being marked as played
  • Added manual approving a 3G download
  • Add URL now works with iTunes URLs
  • Redesigned editing of playlists on iPhone
  • Improved error reporting of Import from iCloud Backup
  • Tapping on a caching episode displays show notes now
  • Fixed integration with Shownot.es

Version 3.0.2 - Dec 14th 2012

  • Fixed crash during feed parsing
  • Improved updating user interface after sync
  • Improved subscription refresh performance
  • Fixed problems with directory navigation buttons
  • Fixed problem with media loading some podcasts
  • Fixed downloading password protected media files
  • Does not auto-download episodes anymore that are older then 14 days
  • Improved importing from OPML
  • Fixed importing password protected feeds from OMPL
  • Fixed continuous playback settings
  • Fixed player issues when continuous playing
  • Fixed playing video in background

Version 3.0.1 - Dec 8th 2012

  • Removed sync version detected that may have caused a reset cycle
  • Fixed crash during sync
  • Auto-Delete does not delete the complete episode list anymore
  • Fixed editing Offline Storage settings
  • Added 3x speed to global settings and subscription settings
  • Add 10 GB offline storage size setting
  • Fixed enforcing storage sizes over 4GB
  • Improved Cloud Sync login
  • Fixed updating smart playlists when settings change
  • Improved reliability and performance of feed parser

Version 3.0 - Dec 6th 2012

Now Universal for iPhone and iPad


Version 2.2.4 - Oct 12th 2012

  • Status bar is now all black
  • Fixes crash when playback finishes
  • Adds workaround to play after call problem introduced in iOS 6
  • Replaces pcast:// and icast:// url scheme with the podcast:// url scheme
  • Fixes chapter playback display issues on iPhone 5
  • Fixes other minor iOS 6 related issues
  • Fixes some iCloud related issues

Version 2.2.3 - Sep 21st 2012

  • Supports the 4" display of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 6
  • Added support for portrait video playback

Version 2.2.2 - Sep 13th 2012

  • Fixed crash when sharing bookmarks
  • Improved compatibility to iOS 6
  • Added storing database backup to iCloud
  • Improved clearing episode downloads

Version 2.2.1 - Jul 27th 2012

  • Added French localization
  • Improved feed parser
  • Improved download performance
  • Improved refresh performance
  • Fixed problem with prioritizing downloads

Version 2.2 - Jul 12th 2012

  • Improved Download Management
  • Added Subscription Parking (PRO)
  • Added Continuous Playback settings
  • Added sharing to Tweetbot
  • Improved UI state saving
  • Mark as played removes the download if necessary
  • Improved feed parsing
  • Fixed subscribe button being disabled sometimes
  • Fixed not refreshing feeds properly sometimes
  • Fixed retina resolution of player cover reflection

Version 2.1 - Jun 13th 2012

  • Improved overall interface performance
  • Redesigned settings
  • Added subscription and push notification settings for PRO users
  • Re-added swipe left/right for marking episodes as starred/played
  • Added on-screen hints for certain buttons
  • Added 30 min setting to Sleep Timer
  • Improved auto-activating Continuous Playback
  • Added "Delete Download after Played" option
  • Added video zoom feature on double-tap
  • Added playback options to subscription settings
  • Re-added the unplayed badges
  • Fixed double-tap issues in player
  • Fixed multiple issues with feed parser
  • Fixed some issues with push notifications

Version 2.0.1 - May 26th 2012

  • Improved refresh performance
  • Smart Playlists are now available for free
  • 'Archiving' has been renamed to 'Deleting'
  • Added setting to remove downloaded file after playback ended
  • Fixed pause/resume problem in Download Manager
  • Fixed refreshing too often
  • 'Favorites' Smart Playlist now also shows deleted episodes
  • 'Partially Played' Smart Playlist does not contain played episodes anymore
  • Fixed closing player action bar when tapping on a link
  • Fixed updating time stamps during skipping
  • Fixed not updating feeds sometimes
  • Fixed a few crashes
  • Fixed startup problems
  • Improved performance for heavy use

Version 2.0 - May 7th 2012

New Features

  • Revamped and improved user interface
  • Episode archiving
  • Improved Podcast Player with:
  • Sleep Timer
  • Continuous Playback backward and forward
  • List of episode links
  • Sharing of playback position via email and Twitter
  • Chapter Navigation
  • Improved podcast Auto-Download management
  • Download Manager with:
  • Pause and cancel downloads
  • Reorder downloads to set priority
  • Improved podcast feed parser with:
  • Support for Atom feeds
  • Support for MP3 chapter markers
  • Support for Multi-Format Podcasts
  • Support for Episode Deep Linking
  • VoiceOver support
  • Data Export

With Instacast Pro as In-app Purchase:

  • Playlists and Smart Playlists
  • Bookmarks with Import/Export
  • Settings for individual Podcasts
  • Push Notification for new episodes

Version 1.5.3 - Apr 13th 2012

Fixed crashes


Version 1.5.2 - Apr 5th 2012

  • Improved Sync
  • Added option to sync Downloads

Version 1.5.1 - Mar 16th 2012

  • Improved Flattr support
  • Improved iCloud support
  • Added 'Open file in...' option
  • Fixed some bugs and crashes

Version 1.5 - Feb 7th 2012

  • Added support for Flattr
  • Improved settings
  • Improved display of current download in episode info
  • Improved show notes
  • Improved iCloud Sync
  • Fixed a crash

Version 1.4.7 - Jan 11th 2012

Fixed some crashes


Version 1.4.6 - Jan 6th 2012

  • Exchanged 'Just Added' with 'Video' directory category
  • Improved playback
  • Improved support for audio AirPlay
  • Added inline settings
  • Improved iCloud settings
  • Added inline user guide
  • Added automatically removing local notifications from Notification Center
  • Improved detection of internet connectivity
  • Added Readability settings
  • Improved download behavior
  • Improved feed parsing
  • Changed default of continues playback to disabled
  • Removed option to show all episodes
  • Removed option for rotating player
  • Fixed some crashes

Version 1.4.5 - Dec 17th 2011

Fixed crash when starting playback of podcasts having no image


Version 1.4.4 - Dec 14th 2011

Improvements:

  • Added introduction dialog
  • Added support for episode images
  • Added support for Readability
  • Improved filtering of mixed content feeds
  • Added preview when importing from a URL
  • Added support for xhtml:body style show note tags
  • Added concurrent downloads
  • Replaced subscription actions with options dialog
  • Improved 'Read Later' sharing service integration

Fixes:

  • Fixed video playback crashes on iOS 4
  • Fixed Continuous Playback
  • Fixed displaying chapter images on lock screen
  • Improved Settings

Version 1.4.3 - Dec 1st 2011

  • Fixed crashes on iOS 4
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.4.2 - Nov 18th 2011

  • Fixes a crash when adding new podcasts
  • Fixed refreshing podcasts when on 3G and having 'Refresh on Start' disabled for 3G

Version 1.4.1 - Nov 1st 2011

  • Fixed incompatibility with some podcasts
  • Fixed system sleep timer not working
  • Fixed some iCloud syncing issues
  • Fixed protected podcasts not working
  • Fixed potential crash when importing OPML

Version 1.4 - Oct 13th 2011

  • Adds compatibility to iOS 5
  • Synchronizes via iCloud:
    • Podcast subscriptions
    • Subscription priorities
    • Played markers
    • Starred markers
    • Currently playing episode
    • Current playback position
  • Improves multiple selection for to be cached episodes
  • Improves video playback
  • Adds Now Playing info to lock screen
  • Does not auto-clear starred episodes anymore

Please read our blog post to learn about iCloud support in-depth.


Version 1.3.6 - Sep 28th 2011

  • Fixes video playback
  • Improves AirPlay integration
  • Improves support for enhanced podcasts
  • Improves caching
  • Fixes some crashes

Version 1.3.4 - Sep 1st 2011

New Features:

  • Adds episode list to the directory podcast preview
  • Adds preview when opening a pcast:// or itpc:// url with Instacast
  • Adds 1.5x playback speed option
  • Adds settings for Cellular Data (3G) usage
  • Adds option to warn before streaming over 3G
  • Adds skipping to next or previous episode when scrubbing over the track boundary in the player

Bug Fixes:

  • Does not auto-cache episodes anymore that are older than 7 days
  • Fixed a crash when refreshing a podcast that needs user authentication
  • Fixed problem with the 'Show Episodes -> All' setting
  • Adds workaround to pubdate date parsing problem on iOS 5
  • Fixed not removing black player button when streaming got canceled

Version 1.3.3 - Aug 7th 2011

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes podcast search

Version 1.3.2 - Aug 2nd 2011

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash when coming back to WiFi and having pending downloads
  • Fixed crash on having memory pressure
  • Fixed continuous playback
  • Fixed problems preloading podcast images
  • Fixed problems not updating some podcasts
  • Improved Pull-To-Refresh slightly

New Features:

  • Added notification when about to continue playing next episode but app is in background mode
  • Black play button is now persistent over app restarts

Version 1.3.1 - Jul 6th 2011

Fixed a crash when closing the player on iOS 4.1/4.2


Version 1.3 - Jun 30th 2011

New Features:

  • Dropped support for iOS 3
  • Added Download Waiting List
  • Added resuming downloads after connection loss
  • Added putting downloads on waiting list when switching from WiFi to 3G and 3G not enabled
  • Added chapter lists if available
  • Improved scrubbing and seeking
  • Added cloud based image scaling service
  • Added continuous playback
  • Optimized some user interface elements
  • Added Video AirPlay support to enhanced podcast player
  • Removed option for System Player
  • Added new sort options to episode lists
  • Made Replay after Pause optional
  • Added sending websites to Instapaper and ReadItLater
  • Made Auto-Cache optional for audio and video separately
  • Added Auto-Clear option when a new episode is loaded (now default)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor UI bugs
  • Fixed not resuming playback when unplugging headphones during a call
  • Fixed not starting a new episode in background
  • Fixed not sorting Starred and Cached after custom sort order
  • Fixed some issues with feed parsing

Version 1.2.2 - May 27th 2011

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed error reading podcast when searching in the directory
  • Fixed accidentally deleting cache when swiping left to star an episode
  • Fixed downloading certain episodes
  • Turned auto caching on WiFi per default

Version 1.2.1 - May 5th 2011

New Features:

  • Added pausing downloads after internet connection dropped
  • Added option for clearing the cache of all cached unplayed episodes
  • Added separate settings for backward and forward skipping periods
  • Added setting to change base path on Dropbox
  • Added settings to disable local notifications
  • Added settings to change 'Refresh on Start' behavior (default is: Once a day)
  • Added long press gesture in episode list to start immediate playback of an episode
  • Added "iTunes" button to show notes to show the podcast in iTunes
  • Added support for Tweetbot

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved episode list gestures
  • Fixed not displaying reverse order in 'All Cached'
  • Fixed showing some shows as video even if only audio
  • Fixed other minor issues

Version 1.2 - Apr 14th 2011

New Features:

  • Added option to continuously play all episodes in "All Episodes" (iOS 4 only)
  • Added support for OPML file format
  • Added sending Subscriptions OPML file via email
  • Added Import/Export Subscriptions OPML file to/from Dropbox (iOS 4 only)
  • Added sending show notes as email/ to Instapaper / to ReadItLater
  • Added copying podcast URL to clipboard
  • Added sharing podcast URL via email and twitter
  • Added Auto-Refreshing subscriptions
  • Added continue refreshing subscriptions in background
  • Added resuming downloads after background time expired
  • Added option to pause download queue (swipe left/right on a download)
  • Subscribe doesn't close the Directory automatically anymore
  • Added "Subscribe All" button to iPod panel
  • Added setting for playback speed
  • Added setting to change skipping period of << / >> buttons
  • Added setting to change sort order for "All Episodes" list
  • Reorganised cache settings
  • Improved audio feedback of background tasks

Bug Fixes:

  • Importing URL now only prefills URLs from the clipboard
  • Fixed problems refreshing subscriptions
  • Improved parsing of noncompliant podcast feeds
  • Fixed HTTP authentication problems with email addresses in usernames
  • Improved swipe gestures on episode list

Version 1.1.2 - Mar 31st 2011

Bug Fixes:

  • Added continue playing video episode in background
  • Added auto-pasting URL into URL import panel from the clipboard
  • Fixed crashes on iOS 3
  • Fixed crash when importing from iPod
  • Fixed problems with pause/play and headphone remote

Version 1.1.1 - Mar 26th 2011

New Features:

  • Added option to turn off Interface Sounds
  • Added option to turn off Shake-to-Rewind
  • Added option to disable Auto-Lock

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash on iOS 3.1.3
  • Fixed problem with accidentally starting playback after phone call finished
  • Fixed sorting order of cached episodes
  • Fixed tap area of 2x button being to small
  • Fixed disabling cache button when on cached episodes view
  • Fixed problems loading the directory with certain languages
  • Fixed problems parsing some feeds

Version 1.1 - Mar 24th 2011

New Features:

  • Added interface sounds
  • Added volume/speed/airplay control to the player (double-tap the image or video)
  • Added support for HTTP Authentication
  • Added Shake-to-Rewind 30 seconds
  • Improved play button labeling
  • Improved user interface when marking all episodes as played
  • Saves search results of directory search after subscribing
  • Added option to change number of unplayed episodes after subscribing
  • Caching an episodes marks it as unplayed
  • Improved feed parsing performance

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed caching of same episode in different feeds
  • Fixed reordering items on main screen
  • Fixed parsing problems with some feeds

Version 1.0.2 - Mar 11th 2011

New Features:

  • Added support for chapters (iOS 4.2 or higher)
  • Added Auto Cache mechanism (enable in settings)

  • Added settings for enabling caching over 3G

  • Added subscribing with URL

  • Added control to sort subscriptions alphabetically
  • Improved refreshing time
  • Added Dutch localization

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed directory search

Version 1.0.1 - Mar 1st 2011

Initial Release