Marco Arment released Overcast 4.1 in the App Store this week. One of the new features is a game changer.
Smart Resume is actually two features:
1. It jumps back by up to a few seconds after having been paused to help remind you of the conversation.
2. It slightly adjusts resumes and seeks to fall in the silences between spoken words when reasonably possible.
Both are subtle but noticeable benefits (my favorite kind), especially when you’re being interrupted a lot, such as while following turn-by-turn navigation directions.
Smart Resume is on by default, and can be turned off in Nitpicky Details.
John Gruber sums up the feature well: “My favorite type of feature is one that makes you think, “Why did no one think of this years ago?” This is that sort of feature.”