A few days ago, podcatcher Pocket Casts got itself a nice overhaul. The update brought a new UI, tablet support, a ton of new features... everything that one could ask for in a podcatcher. Well, almost everything.

It was missing a widget.

A widget! Every player, reader, and nearly everything else in the entire world has a widget. Needless to say, users were a little bit upset. Nay, they were quite upset. After all, if you don't want to open the app to control it, a widget is basically requisite. I mean, if you don't like notification or lockscreen controls, that is.


Look at it, all widget-y and stuff.

Today, Pocket Casts was updated again. Guess what? The widget is back. So now you can have controls on your homescreen, in the app, in the notification bar, and on the lockscreen. Pausing has never been easier.

Pocket Casts - Podcast Player
Pocket Casts - Podcast Player