By Terrible ap..... DONT BUY!
The pictures load quick, and once my posts are complete they are easy to access and manage in my account. At first glance shopping categories look easy, but once looking around its gets hard to navigate (scrolling endlessly through sale items), and the filter system doesn’t really work most of time (not pulling newest posts, not getting location of items correct, and not bringing up relevant items set in filter). I elected to skip map feature on my posts but there’s a map on my posts anyway. I also selected to be contacted via text only, but my posts give to option for users to call me, which I don’t like at all. The page for entering new post info keeps scrolling on my screen while I’m trying to type in a field (which is cumbersome & annoying), and my posts show they were posted more than 6 hours prior to when I actually posted (when I see other people’s posts showing as more recent within an hour). Can’t find my brand new posts under “newest”, and they don’t show up for assigned location either. I have to do specific keyword search to find them, and even then it’s a 50/50 chance of my posts ever showing up. Most likely my new posts won’t get that much exposure with this app, not sure if I’ll continue using it. I’m giving this app 3 stars because if the developers take the time to smooth out these problems, it has much better potential. However, if app continues functioning this way, I will most likely decrease my rating then delete the app.
By ol' goat
I travel a lot up and down the state. This app has allowed me to find listings in whatever areas I am passing by. Through it, I’ve have purchased 3 vehicles; found pieces for my china, which is an old pattern and difficult to find; pool equipment; cooktop; oven; an antique serving table and several other items.
Think about how Craigslist works...it’s a great website, but it’s limited to search one geographical area. Now, think Craigslist globally at your fingertips. This app basically allows you to open your search to other areas. I also love that it shades the ads you had looked at previously....it’s so easy just to scan the ads if you’re looking for a particular item. And, you can save searches so you don’t have to retype everything and you can just click on the app and click on your previous search and it quickly provides the results, shading the ones you previously previewed, while noting “new” to the new listings. I love it!!!!
No response from developers🤷🏽♀️
After having to replace a lost phone and redownloading the Craigslist app, I logged in to my account to repost an item I had previously posted prior to replacing my device. I wanted to make some changes to the verbiage of my post. Upon doing this, changing the verbiage, I noticed all my images were missing from the original post?
I didn’t think too much about it and clicked on ‘edit images’ and the app crashed, losing all the changes and corrects I’d just made to the text. So, I went back through the whole process thinking it was random, nope, same thing happened. I tried repeatedly. Finally, I wised up and made all the text changes and just posted without trying to add images, this was the only way I could get the text changes to stay. However, no matter what I do, I am unable to add any images? The app crashes repeatedly. This is not helpful when you’re trying to sell something, people need to see the item.
I have repeatedly emailed Craigslist support and I get ZERO response. Not helpful at all. I will say when the app works, it is helpful to move unwanted items but if I can’t get any help with this issue, I’ll be deleting this app.
Frustrating display of favorites
I use this app every day, but I do occasionally find it unable to find certain items. A Google search on my computer revealed a great bargain, but it had not come up in this app's search results. ( I use the "saved searches" feature extensively.) I could find it on my computer in the actual Craig's list, but not in this app even when I typed in the exact title. That has happened twice now, so I wonder what bargains I have missed.
Also, for some of my searches I am only interested in items close to me and would not bother driving farther, though I would for higher ticket items. I wish I could individually customize the search areas for each saved search. The inconvenient listing more than triples the time it takes me to review my saved favorite searches.
It would also be great if there was a setting for "show newly listed items only."
Still, I think this is a great app.
I use Craigslist all the time and I have tried several different apps. THIS IS THE ONE! With this app, I love how you can set your search areas and forget it. You can choose as many search areas as you want, and just forget it... no need to enter it again & again. I set mine to search all my neighboring cities. I love how you can set it to search for "Most Recent Ads" and "For Sale by Owner" and it just stays that way, unlike the desktop version. It automatically saves your last several searches so you can quickly search again & again for the same items. You are also able to tag the ads that interest you as "Saved" so you can quickly find the various ads you were interested in. Everything loads quickly, never an issue! No annoying ads & nothing to harass you. I 100% LOVE THIS APP!
Used to be great
Still is great on my iPad, but for the last year+ hasn’t worked for my iPhone. I’ve contacted the company several times but haven’t gotten any assistance. I just keep getting the error that the application cannot contact the server. Over the course of the last year or so I have managed to successfully use the application on my iPhone perhaps five times. Every other time I get that error.
I have found very little information on this error online. And have received no comment from the company itself. What little I have found refers to uploading posts, which is unrelated, or else refers to looking at results from multiple (meaning to many) servers. After reading this one, I slowly deleted all of the locations I was searching and even when using just one regardless of where in the world I was looking, I could not get the program to work for me.
EDIT file making this post, I opened the application and successfully did a search. That makes half a dozen successes over the last year, perhaps I have seen the last of the failure, but I expect not.
Unreliable notifications and random searches
There aren't many good options for a Craigslist app in the store but this is one of the better ones. Despite that, I can't recommend this app right now. For one, the push notifications are very inconsistent. I thought I'd get notifications as posts were added that matches my queries but that doesn't seem to be the case. It also doesn't seem to check on an interval either so you'll randomly get a notification... or maybe you never get one.
My biggest issue is that this app seems to be making random queries in the background. My jailbroken phone has a firewall that shows me all outbound requests and every hour or so I'll see a random query for a random city in the US attempting to go out. For example, the last one was for a Pug in SF. I've never searched for a pug or for anything in SF. These aren't requests for any saved queries, queries with notifications, queries I've ever made, any locations I've ever searched; there's nothing tying these random search queries going on in the background to me but there they are.
I have been using CL since the beginning and have really enjoyed searching for cars/trucks and toys on the site (I have only used the for sale part). I really liked that it was free to post my items for sale and seemed to be effective in selling the items despite a few fraudulent emails and ads. Those were easy enough to sift through if you knew what to look for.
Now that the ads are costing money I am very dissatisfied and disappointed. They have lost a long standing, honest fan of CL. I won’t post any more ads due to them asking for all the credit card information and money for the ad. It is kind of funny because if you go to their ‘about’ section, it says that they won’t ask for any personal information.
I can understand perhaps why they would charge money for the ads and just maybe it will weed out some of the fraudulent people but they will lose a lot of good followers as well. I simply don’t buy things online in order to decrease my chances of fraud. This was very disappointing and will lose many quality followers.
Just deleted this app
I actually really liked this app, but it slowed my iPad down and made it glitchy, and I could only use it 2-3 times before Craigslist would block my IP address, which means I couldn’t use Craigslist at all unless I turned off the WiFi on my iPhone and just used cellular data. I sell a lot of stuff so this was very frustrating for me because it would take Craigslist sometimes over a day to unblock me. As quickly as things move in the Craigslist world, this could mean losing sales because I’m unable to update/renew my ads.
I only saw a few other people complaining of this issue and it seems as though we were all searching/posting in multiple areas/states. I would guess that this probably looks to Craigslist like scammer activity and may not even be something the app can control, but nonetheless it still messed up my iPad too much and so I regrettably had to delete it. Now my iPad is back to its normal, lightning fast self and I haven’t been blocked from Craigslist since. I guess I will stick to Safari Craigslist or try to find another app that won’t have/cause so many issues.
By Andy Rusho
Using saved searches is flawed . Create a search for a Ford Mustang and save it. For this example you decide not to use your custom search , instead manually typing in the search field at the top of the screen. Just for fun type in "Honda civic" it will now search for Honda civics. Now you have seen some civics but want to use the Ford Mustang search. Click "back" and then click on your Ford Mustang saved search . It is now searching for "Honda civic" even though the saved search is "Mustang ". Try again . Nope , it's still stuck on "Honda civic" though the saved search clearly shows "Mustang". Now erase or backspace over the sticking "Honda civic " search window. click the "back button" to go to the Mustang search . Click on the Mustang saved search and now it's stuck searching everything on Craigslist! (Because you backspaced on the search window and it's blank so it searched ALL) even if you click on Mustang saved search it still won't obey !