I like the simplified screen. I’m just thinking: can’t we get rid also of the icons on the left, and only have icons on the right: Blue + cross + progress circle is ongoing (tapping cancels). Green + check is successfully finished (tapping does nothing). Red + round retry arrow is failed (tapping retries).
The freed up space on the left could then indicate a download type: episode, feed, transcript, … (Or just provide more space to the title.)
I think the history should be a sub-feature of the queue.
I also feel that an overview of episodes currently on the device doesn’t add much, as it would very logically fit with the Episodes screen.
However, then ‘Downloads’ would basically only contain the log - which doesn’t really merit a menu tab on its own. Also, I do see @ByteHamster’s use-case of having quick access to a screen to manage how many episodes (and thus space on the phone) AntennaPod takes/has. So for me it makes sense to keep it as proposed.
The only other way I see (which would work for me) is makint the download log accessible from the settings and Android notifications, and making Downloaded episodes part of the Episodes screen.