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Farewell Instacast

by Josh Centers

Instacast, the popular podcast client for iOS and Mac, is no more. Having run out of funds, developer Vemedio [1] is closing up shop, according to a statement sent to paid subscribers [2]. Vemedio says that it will keep its servers running for as long as possible to maintain existing functionality. We covered the iOS version in “Five Alternatives to Apple’s Podcasts App [3],” 22 December 2012 and the subsequent Mac version in “Instacast for Mac Fills the Desktop Podcatcher Gap [4],” 31 May 2013.

Thankfully, Instacast isn’t the only kid on the block. Here are some alternatives to consider:

I also recommend reading Julio Ojeda-Zapata’s recent roundup, “Mac Podcast Client Showdown: Native Clients vs. Web Apps [14]” (5 January 2015), which compares a number of these apps.