Popular podcast iOS client on Instacast has just launched a new version for Mac. The desktop version of the app is still in open public beta, so plenty of improvements are expected to come before the application hits prime time, but it’s shaping up to be a fantastic podcast client.
The beta period of the application will run until May 31st, so if you’re interested, you have exactly one month to sink your teeth into the podcast client before the final release hits the market. The final release will not be free, so if you want to enjoy it without paying, now is the time.
Many of the features you know and love from the iOS version of the app are included in the Mac app. You can subscribe to many popular podcasts (including my own, The Technophila Podcast), directly from within the application. Any podcast not featured within the app’s search field can be imported manually using its feed URL.
Like most good podcast managers, new episodes of your subscribed shows will be downloaded automatically once posted. Your shows are presented in a slick, easy to navigate layout, so you can get down to listening to your favorite podcasts without unnecessary fluff.
Another cool feature for users of the iOS app is the ability to sync podcasts between your devices with the creation of an Instacast account. This makes it easy to listen at home and keep going when you have to venture out into the world. Users who really enjoy the app during the beta period can purchase it for $14.99, which is still lower than the official launch price of next month.
As this is a beta, if you see any bugs, it’s helpful to report them so the creators can make the app run as smoothly as possible. Grab Instacast Beta for Mac from the Instacast website.
Source: Instacast Blog