In the days before the Internet became common, you had to post manual paper ads if you needed a roommate. Finding a new house meant you had to go to a real estate agent who would inflate the price to increase her commission. Thankfully the Internet has made our lives a lot easier. Now if you need an old Ford Mustang, you simply check on the Internet. But what if you needed a specific model of a cooking stove? You use Craigslist.
Craigslist for Android will not only help you find what you need but also allow you to sell what you don’t. Selling stuff which is useless to you has never been easier. You can even track your postings while on the go with the handy Craigslist app for Android. We know that searching for awesome stuff is hard, but it has its own thrill too.
Note: All the apps were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone running on a custom ROM based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps performed well and were extremely fast. While there are many Craigslist app for Android which will ask for your hand earned cash, we found that free apps are the only ones you will require. So avoid paying for what you can get for free.
1. The Craigslist Checker – Free
Checkout the deals
The Craigslist Checker has the most hideous interface we have ever seen in an app. This app was probably designed in MS Paint. So why are we listing it in the 6 best Craigslist app for Android list? Well because of its reliability and speed. The ads load with amazing speed and are easily displayed. The images all load quite fast, this makes browsing through multiple listings a charm. If you are only window shopping, this is the Craigslist app for Android you should get.
- Save and reuse fully configured searches.
- Search can be set to display only new results.
- The adult section of Craigslist is open.
- Save postings to your favorite.
This Craigslist app for Android has an advanced search feature which allows you to program automated searches. For example if you are looking for a special gaming chair you can model the search according to your needs. The app will run automated searches every day and inform you as soon as a new ad appears on the site.
3. CityShop – Free
Buy the city
CityShop would have been the number one app on the 6 best Craigslist app for Android list. But the developers released a latest updated which stripped the app of some very important features. If you are going to just view ads and buy stuff, CityShop is very much the best app out there. If you need to sell stuff or post a listing yourself…well that is another story. As of now we were not able to post ourselves and it is downright frustrating. Steer clear of this app if you want to sell something, otherwise this is the best app for purchasing.
- Sophisticated mobilizer algorithm fits ads to screen perfectly.
- Browsing and searching is fast and fun.
- Support for all major countries and states.
- Email a post to friends or yourself for bookmarking.
CitiShop ceases to run after you close the app. This means that there are no background processes running and draining battery.
4. Mokriya Craigslist – Free
Mokriya Craigslist is the best looking Craigslist app for Android out there. The interface oozes of quality and the design is intuitive yet beautiful. The fun doesn’t stop at the look either; this Craigslist app for Android is officially licensed and features no ads whatsoever. There are some premium features which are locked behind a small fee, but they do not get in the way of basic functionality. The premium version can be accessed from in app purchases.
- 70 countries and 50 states of the USA.
- Finding apartments on an interactive map.
- The app looks sleek and gorgeous.
- Search by age, location or price.
The in app map makes it easier to locate the meeting point. For example you can see exactly where the new apartment is and how close to the coffee shop your new house will be.
5. Craigslist for Android Clapp – Free
CLapp your hands
Simply the fastest and the most reliable of the lot, Clapp surpasses almost every other app in the list when it comes to speedy loading. The app has a very clean and professional look to it and displays ads in some sort of a metro outlook. The thumbnails are big and clear which means you will have a good idea about the services or item before even opening the complete listing. If you are worried about the big images taking a lot of bandwidth, you can completely disable them as well. With official tablet support, there is almost nothing this app does wrong.
- Tabbed views for bookmarked searches, favorite items or searches.
- Searching multiple Craigslist locations is easy.
- Bookmarking and in app image display is great.
If you live between two major locations, then it is only feasible that you can search them both at the same time. This Craigslist app for Android allows you to run searches on multiple locations (cities etc.) simultaneously saving precious time.
6. cPro Craigslist Client – Free
The real pro
This is the premier Craigslist for Android and does everything great. From in app image viewing to interactive maps, cPro nails down the Craigslist experience perfectly. Photo previews, notifications, map browser, photo wall, you name it and cPro has it. The fact that the interface is good on eyes and works intuitively makes this app the number one on our list. To be honest, this is the only app you will ever need to search and use Craigslist.
- Simultaneous multi-city searches.
- A robust map browser.
- Photo gallery is ideal for window shoppers.
- GPS based auto location which an also be turned off.
- Zoomable full screen photos to investigate easily.
Neighborhood support in metropolitan areas makes this Craigslist for Android a total time saver.
We know how hard it can be to get matching curtains for your living room but with the Craigslist app for Android in your smartphone, it will at least be comfortable. Regardless of what you use Craigslist for, these great apps will be a good companion. We recommend that you use at least 2 apps one for viewing ads and one for fast posting. Mixing and matching will yield great results for you. So what was the best thing you bought off Craigslist? Tell us in the comments below and we will see if we can beat your purchase or not.