Recast: Summarize to Podcast 17+

Like Blinkist but for News

Fika Media Company

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 223 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


More you want to read online than you could ever find time for?

Introducing Recast - the AI-powered app that converts online articles, blogs, and essays into concise and easy-to-absorb audio explainers you can listen to on the go. With Recast, you'll save time while staying informed and learning new things.

How it works:
* Submit articles you want to be converted to recasts
* Browse recasts that other users have submitted
* Listen to concise and engaging audio summaries of any topic

Recast solves several problems for those who are high on curiosity and low on time, overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content out there.

Other apps that try to help you consume news as audio tend to read out the article text verbatim. We don't think this is very easy to absorb. That's why Recast uses AI to condense the key context and takeaways of an article into just a few minutes of friendly and conversational audio.

With Recast, you'll discover great new content and submit your own. It's perfect for people who already listen to podcasts or audiobooks and want to stay informed and learn new things without sacrificing time from their busy lives.

Download Recast today and start recasting your favorite articles into informative audio summaries.

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What’s New

Version 1.32

This update comes with much faster weekly and daily stats updates and also improves app performance for very large recast libraries.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Lenax.91 ,

New favorite audio app

I absolutely love this app. I spend a lot of time in the car, and consume a lot of audio content. Recast allows me to catch up on my long list of saved articles in audio format. I am an impatient person, and listen to everything on 1.8 X, and the Recast conversation format is much easier to process at that speed then a pure written format.

I am sure the AI will continue to improve, which will only make this app better. I am excited to continue having my media diet delivered to me in a convenient and efficient way.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you love the Recast and that it has become such a valuable tool for you during your commutes. We're constantly working on enhancing our AI technology to provide an even better user experience, so you can expect even more improvements in the future. We appreciate your support and are excited to continue delivering your media diet to you in a convenient and efficient way.

OhNoABlackHole ,

Frustrating to use

I read about Recast and was excited to give it a try. I immediately downloaded and tried sharing some articles I had written… failed nothing happened. It just coughed on them. I gave up. The user interface really is confusing and I was not getting app feedback to what I was trying to do. Found out later in an email from them that it’s was because some platforms are considered premium. Ok great… do fix your app so it tells you that. Don’t email me separately about it.

Finally, I did try again after I found out about the premium deal so I submitted some articles to it that were supported. The recast feature itself really appeared to be a playback text to speech. Not a discussion. I was disappointed. I thought it world be more than text to speech.


This app has changed my daily habit/really loving it

Wow, I now am able to keep my brain engaged when I am exercising, picking up clutter around the house, cooking dinner, doing dishes, and a handful of other “walking about” chores, not to mention my commutes to work, the store, etc.

I start my day with a few minutes of quiet time out on my patio, adding new articles to my Recast list. I have it feeding my Apple Podcasts, so it is mixing in with a couple of podcasts I subscribe to. It’s the perfect combination! I have downloaded dozens of apps over the last few years, and I am trying to keep up with technology changes. This is the first app that has really changed the way my days unfold. Never thought I’d say that!

Well done, Recast crew! And for what it’s worth, I am a real person, not some fake reviewer!

Your friendly neighborhood nonprofit geek 😉

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your kind words! Great to hear you like recast. We're working hard on improving recast every day. Please keep the feedback coming!

App Privacy

The developer, Fika Media Company, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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