This popular podcasting app got a major update this morning with its 2.0 release.
The update was 4 months in the making and it includes a number of subtle improvements that most any heavy podcast user will appreciate. The first thing you’ll notice is that the menus have been changed and optimized. The app now offers 3 main tabs for Subscriptions, Playlists and Bookmarks, and the old Reeder-style navigation on the bottom is gone.
The podcast player itself has also been improved. It now includes an AirPlay button (for sharing content to other Apple devices), a button to change the speed at which the podcast plays, a Sleep Timer, a button to enable forward and backward Continuous Playback and a button with new inline Sharing Options.
The full list of improvements found in the 2.0 update include:
- 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