iOS Applications Thread Catch All

Delerat wrote:

I'll vote for Pocket Casts. Very well featured and customizable with filters and lists. Love being able to customize exactly how many second the skip back and forth buttons move by.

Overcast can do this as well, for what it’s worth.

Question for veteran iOS users (got my first i product, an iPhone 8, a few weeks ago): is there a setting or a good browser that uses a 'back' function that will take you back to the spot in a page where you clicked a link? I mean, say I'm reading a thread here and I'm in the middle of the thread and click on a link that takes me to another page, when I click the back button I should return to where I was in the previous page. I am using Opera, and have tried on Firefox and Safari, and whenever I go back, I'm taken to the top of the page. It's kind of annoying especially so when on a page that is a very long thread (like on Metafilter, for example).

mwdowns wrote:

Question for veteran iOS users (got my first i product, an iPhone 8, a few weeks ago): is there a setting or a good browser that uses a 'back' function that will take you back to the spot in a page where you clicked a link? I mean, say I'm reading a thread here and I'm in the middle of the thread and click on a link that takes me to another page, when I click the back button I should return to where I was in the previous page. I am using Opera, and have tried on Firefox and Safari, and whenever I go back, I'm taken to the top of the page. It's kind of annoying especially so when on a page that is a very long thread (like on Metafilter, for example).

Hmm, that usually works just fine for me on Safari. Is it a specific site, or all sites?

It's probably not the issue, but check your Safari settings under Privacy & Security to see if 'Prevent Cross-Site Tracking' is enabled. I've found sites act very strange when this setting is active. For instance, the YouTube watch later button on embedded videos doesn't work.

PaladinTom wrote:

It's probably not the issue, but check your Safari settings under Privacy & Security to see if 'Prevent Cross-Site Tracking' is enabled. I've found sites act very strange when this setting is active. For instance, the YouTube watch later button on embedded videos doesn't work.

Is that why? This may have just made things so much easier for me!

Every now and again folks ask, "What's a good podcast app for iOS?" There are the invariable answers: Pocket Casts; Overcast; Castro; Downcast. I wonder if anyone's tried Breaker before?

I'm an Overcast user but I've liked so many of Leah Culver's products for the social angle they take (Convore was my fave) that I feel I should give Breaker a shot. That said, I'm also not overburdened with lots of "friends" and am not sure I have much need for lots of social listening action. But who knows. Who I ask!

jamos5 wrote:

I use Pocket Casts and have been pretty happy with them. They have powerful filtering tools and even custom playback/download/other settings that can be set per podcast. Also I see an option to sort episodes from oldest to newest, so maybe that will fit your use case?

oh wow, I landed on Outcast because when I searched for pocket Cast on Apple's appstore, I couldn't find it.
TBH, I've really comed to love outcast; but I really want to have my podcasts subscription follow me in my back-and-forth fence jumping between iOS and Android.

thanks!