Whenever I’m walking, driving or bicycling somewhere alone I always listen to a podcast on my phone. It’s a great way to turn potentially boring time into the exact opposite. Instacast has been my podcast player of choice since it first came out, so it was sad to see it get discontinued a while ago.
I used AlternativeTo and a few Apple blogs I trust to find some alternatives to try out, and I finally ended up with a great solution. It’s called Pockets Casts and it has a ton of features like auto downloads, reliable syncing and speed adjustments. But what I like the most is the ability to create custom filters for your podcasts episodes. Pocket Casts sync between all your devices running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and there’s even a web version.