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Rated 3.01911 From 942 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-11-19
  • New version: 1.12.0
  • File size: 32.89 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later


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craigslist is an iPhone and Android Shopping App, made by craigslist. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - craigslist, with the latest current version being 1.12.0 which was officially released on 2020-11-19. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 942 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.01911 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

craigslist - The original online classifieds. Established 1995. Find jobs. Hire employees. Post your resume. Offer your skills/services. Buy & sell cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, trailers, auto parts. Offer your services, locate contractors, find short term gigs and odd jobs. Buy & sell furniture, household items, electronics, computers, clothing, bikes, art, any and all kinds of used items. Activity partners, artists & musicians, pets for rehoming, local events. Save your favorite postings for later, save searches, set search alerts. Post, edit, renew your own ads.

Top Reviews

  • Connection issues

    By JoBrad
    I’ve been using another app to access Craigslist, but was excited to try out the official one. The app has the same no-frills approach as the website - sometimes simple is best, I suppose. Navigation was straightforward, searching and browsing listings is very simple and mirrors the website in many ways. However when you consider how Craigslist has shut down most mobile apps that connected to their service (anyone recall Padmapper?), how long they’ve taken to finally make their own app, and the plethora of fine examples out there to pick ideas from, it feels a bit anticlimactic to get an interface that is neither especially mobile friendly or even seems carefully constructed for smaller screens. Navigation is clunky, and digging into the settings even a little takes you to very plain pages full of text. While you can save searches, multi-location search doesn’t seem to be supported, and only email notifications are supported (really?!). Lastly, I seemed to be running into some sort of connection error quite often. I had no such issue during the same time period with either the app I normally use for Craigslist or my mobile browser, so I’m not sure what was going on. Hopefully this will get cleared up soon.
  • Excellent App

    By Reham hobus
    Today in the news I read that Craigslist at last have an app for mobile devices. The News review wasn’t so encouraging and clear. So I decided to go and checked out, but before I download it I read all the others whom downloaded. Still it wasn’t so encouraging yet, and I read the bad reviews, the one star review, I wasn’t so much excited about it and I thought it would be like some apps who implement their app using the website control inside the app. Even Craigslist description wasn’t so fancy nor clear. So at the end I decided to download it, and said what the heck it’s only 19MB, large at all. So I played with it a little bit and I said WOW, it is way way way much better than their Stone Age website. It is implemented in a very professional way and accurate way, the user interface is excellent. The search, edit, delete, create post is so easy and clear. Not to forget to mention all the old, old posts the was created under your email, long time ago shows up and you can repost and edit the again. All your posts you work on are in one place, you don’t have to search for them or go through your old emails to find them. Though there is one or two minor bugs I found (which I’ll mention them later. That’s it very good app from Craigslist. Thank you. Good job.
  • CraigsNotSoListing

    By Armis Sanz
    I downloaded the App because well, I’ve been a fan of Craigslist since I can remember! Not to mention it’s efficient when it comes to why we all visit the site... or at least I was expecting higher efficiency via the App. Unfortunately the app needs work. First, I’m not able to access “My Account” feature towards the bottom of the menu bar. This is important if I want to post an ad or manage my positing. I’m unable to interact with “Favorites” section to delete or update selections. Secondly, I can’t post an ad using the “+” button on the menu bar at the bottom either. Lastly, feedback feature is disabled. As many other users have expressed, Craigslist must do a better job of monitoring SPAM postings for repeated or even invasive post that eat up the entire feed (especially from Dealers). Or allow us to flag post and provide selection options as to why we are flagging. I used the app for a few months... mainly for job searches and miscellaneous purchases. The search for either jobs/for sale is not accurate and while I live near the ocean... it wants to account the ocean space in my search- which leaves me with limited search results. Meaning the radius dial needs to be changed to reflect specific regions or be able to select shaded area on a map. Because the lack of accuracy and development I’ve decided to remove the app and rate it a 2 star... because it’s more troublesome to use than it is fun and resourceful as a tool.
  • Mobile website is better

    By Netslacker
    This app is a bit of a disaster. I’ve been trying to use it for months and finally had enough and uninstalled it. The search results are inconsistent, shows different results than the website. The image viewing and swiping barely works, the app constantly (and I man on every launch) asks to set your location. Why does it not remember my location? No matter what location I set it to, it would not give me the same results as the website. I couldn’t even get results to show up that are only a few miles from my location no matter what or where I set me location to that are present in the website results. I’ve gone back to using just the website and removed the app from my phone (a necessary step to keep the website from automatically launching me into the app). It’s much less annoying.
  • A great start

    By CaliRya
    Fairly basic app but it works well. I like the nice, big photos, even if the interface to browse them could be easier. This app is a nice extension of the website. I’d like to see it eventually be as feature rich as the website. For example, I can’t filter housing searches by selecting certain neighborhoods. My saved searches from the website don’t work in the app. Also, I’d like to see this app support landscape mode. That’s a biggie for me. I use my iPad in landscape mode with the full-sized keyboard, switching in between apps, and this is the only app I have that doesn’t work in landscape, so it’s a hassle.
  • Reply problems

    By Tuckersgramma
    I no longer get the choice not to use my email as the reply. However I no longer get a choice to check the no replies to email. When I put my phone number in it says error and won’t show the number. I’m getting all the replies there but I want to use only my phone number. I’m so frustrated with doing that I need help fixing this problem, I’ve read all you help subjects to pertaining emails and replies. They were absolutely worthless. That’s my only pet peeve. It never did this to me before , I haven’t changed the way I do it but so don’t know y it’s not working...:(
  • Nice and Clean

    By Loyal Participant
    Interface is smooth, not clunky. Liking the ability to Swipe left on the title in order to favorite or hide a listing. Images are sharp and overall usability is pretty straight forward. Quite frankly, it’s a simplistic style that many of us have been waiting on and expected from Craigslist (which is already known for its usability by even the most novice of users). No longer do we have to use 3rd party apps that we’re trying to do what we knew CL could do themselves. Good job!
  • People will flag your post for not reason at all!

    By CRaquel14-15
    I’ve been trying to find my pets a home due to serious health issues and every time I post them I get flagged they don’t give people a chance to find their babies a new home. If it doesn’t fit their standards they flag you. And don’t even get me started on the amount of breeders and expensive rehoming fees ($200 or higher) and that price is for mix breeds that doesn’t even have puppy shots, papers or good health. I’ve seen 2 day old puppies on there! If you’re looking for a pet please just adopt from a animal shelter don’t waste your time on this app! I will not be using it anymore until they take down the flagging option, the breeders and the extra expensive rehoming fees!
  • Decent beta-level app but buggy

    By J in Bama
    I’m really glad that they put this out there because it makes alerts so much easier to use when you’re looking for something specific. This is a solid first pass, but there are a lot of bugs in here. To be clear, they’re more annoying than detrimental. Saved searches are a little clunky and the order seems to be static based on creation date. If you want to keep one at the top, you have to delete and recreate it. The buttons don’t seem to work all the time, and it’s hard to tell if it was non-responsive or just slow to execute the action. If you tap a second time when it’s being slow on the first, it will execute the action twice and you can’t back out of the first one without restarting the app. I’m sure there are more that I haven’t noticed. Hopefully they get beyond this because it has great potential.
  • Great step in the right direction, but...

    By Adam Ashbaker
    It’s awesome that Craigslist now has an official app, but when compared to competitors like OfferUp, Craigslist is severely lacking. Craigslist hasn’t changed anything in like 20 years. If it wants to stay relevant it should adapt and change. They need to end faceless anonymous profiles like somebody else’s review mentioned. OfferUp has profile pictures and you can verify your account in multiple ways, there are reviews, and you can chat directly in the app which makes it so you don’t have to exchange personal info. These are simple things that Craigslist NEEDS to add.

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