Craigslist is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. You can go there to buy and sell stuff, browse for houses, look for jobs, search for events, and basically do whatever you want. The website is super low tech without a bunch of ridiculous gimmicks or graphics. You can run the site on basically anything and it hasn’t changed in any meaningful way in a decade. Most Craigslist apps simply find subtly different ways tof opening the website and searching through it. Craigslist has no official mobile app at the time of this writing, although we would welcome one. Additionally, Craigslist itself doesn’t recognize these apps as authorized and that’s likely why they don’t work better than they do. We do not recommend using your login credentials on any of these apps except the web browsers.
CLassify is a simple, minimal, no-nonsense Craigslist client. It revolves around the sales section and cuts out most of the rest of the site. You can easily shop or browse for stuff in your city and also nearby cities. There is also a function to reply using a Material Design button and we always approve of that. There isn’t much else to this one to be perfectly honest. It’s simple, free (with ads), and a decent way to browse Craigslist for stuff on sale.
CPlus for Craigslist
Price: Free / Up to $2.99
CPlus for Craigslist is one of the best looking Craigslist apps on the list. You can do most of your usual Craigslist activities, including searching for stuff with or without filters. Additionally, you can save searches, search multiple cities at once, and you can display listings in a few different ways. That adds about as much customization to Craigslist that we think you can get. You can also post ads directly from the app without too much of a problem. It’s not quite as popular as CL Mobile or Postings, but it probably should be. It’s a solid option for Craigslist users.
Craigslist finally launched an official app after many, many years of waiting. This is basically Craigslist in app format. It shows every available part of the site in any city you want. Additionally, you can browse listings, create listings, find jobs, hire people, reply to ads, and even save your favorite postings for later viewing. The design is pretty good and the usability is just fine. The app had some hiccups in its early days but seems to have cleaned up its issues for the most part.
Price: Free / Up to $2.99
Postings is easily one of the most popular Craigslist apps on mobile. You can do all of the usual Craigslist stuff like search for stuff, post ads, and browse the site’s many categories and sections. It uses a gorgeous Material Design UI that adds a bit of class to the otherwise simple Craigslist experience. That includes a toolbar along the bottom for easy access to most functions, like favorites, search, and the bookmark tool. This is easily the nicest looking Craigslist app on the list and it also happens to work quite well. The free version contains advertising, but you can buy the premium version to remove them. This is the one we would recommend first.
Whatever web browser you like
Price: Free (usually)
Here’s the thing, folks. Craigslist isn’t a heavy website to use by any stretch. It works perfectly fine on whatever mobile browser you happened to be using these days. You don’t get some of the stuff like saving searches or stuff like that from the apps above. However, a web browser still lets you surf, search, and post ads. This isn’t an unreasonable solution for those who don’t frequent Craigslist on a consistent basis. The site is devoid of any complex graphics or code that would make it difficult or unwieldy to surf. The apps above are still better experiences overall, but those four Craigslist apps are the best, and the we would recommend just using a web browser before most of the others on Google Play. Plus, you already have a browser.
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