Developer Jared Sinclair (Stormcrow and the now-acquired RSS reader Unread) is back with ’sodes, his latest app for iOS (iPhone only as I write this). ’sodes is a “casual, cozy way to listen to the occasional podcast.” You’re not going to manage download queues or priority podcasts in ’sodes, but rather just open it up when you want to listen to something.
I’m a pretty devout Overcast user, but what really caught my eye about ’sodes is its super-fun design. I’m still rocking an iPhone 6S, but ’sodes was clearly made to shine on the iPhone X, all the way down to rounded corners in the UI. Font sizes are big, bold, and fit in nicely with the latest iOS 11 design aesthetic. And ’sodes has big buttons for controlling playback during popular podcast-listening activities like running, cooking, etc.
For $3, I just wanted to give Jared my money for doing a tremendous job on the app. But I think many podcast listeners will find it super-helpful, and I think it could find a place in my workflow (or listen-flow) for certain type of podcasts. I’ll definitely be trying it out.