Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: How to buy and sell better!

Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: How to buy and sell better!

The best apps to help you buy, sell, and browse Craigslist right on your iPhone or iPad!

Looking for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps to help you buy and sell stuff on Craigslist? In may areas of the country Craigslist is one of the most popular places to buy, sell, or trade your stuff. Heck, iPhones, iPads, and iPods are some of the most in-demand items on Craigslist, and as long as you be mindful of scammers, it's a great place to get some quick cash for your stuff. There are quite a few apps available that give you easy access to Craigslist on the go. They can send you notifications, keep you in contact, and help you find just what you're looking for. But what Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad are the absolute best?

Mokriya

Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: Mokriya

Mokriya has the best Craigslist interface available. Everything from how listings appear to how you search for items just makes sense. It's got buttery smooth transitions and lays out images in-ad in a really convenient way, making it easy to flip through them quickly. I really wish Mokriya was available for the iPad because galleries would look great. Mokriya is free for basic features and to browse as often as you want. With a $0.99 in-app purchase (IAP), you can unlock the ability to post things to Craigslist and receive notifications.

Mokriya offers one of the best browsing and posting experiences, as long as you're okay with not having an iPad version.

CSmart

Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: CSmart

CSmart is a Craigslist app that is fully gesture driven and focuses on letting you experience Craigslist the way you want. You can get automatic search notifications for items you watch most often, group and sort results the way you'd like, and favorite listings for viewing later. An upcoming version of CSmart will also feature the ability to post, which is currently not supported in this version.

For a customizable browsing experience on both iPhone and iPad, CSmart is one of the best.

Daily

Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: Daily

Daily is a Craigslist app for both iPhone and iPad that supports both browsing and posting. The interface is reminiscent of searching through the classifieds section of an old fashioned newspaper, which some users may enjoy. If you search for specific items regularly, Daily lets you save them so you can view updated results in just a few taps. If there are ads you aren't interested in, just scribble them out with your finger to dismiss them.

For a newspaper or magazine style browsing experience, be sure to check out Daily.

cPro

Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: cPro

cPro is one of the most full featured Craigslist apps you're going to find for iPhone and iPad. Not only that, the grid style gallery is one of the best ways to browse listings with photos quickly and efficiently. cPro also supports notifications for newly matched listings for your favorite types of searches. If you want to search multiple cities and locations at the same time, cPro can do that too. Some features require an in-app purchase of $2.99 to unlock.

If feature set is your number one priority when it comes to browsing and posting to Craigslist, you want cPro.

Your picks for best Craigslist app for iPhone or iPad?

While there are quite a few Craigslist apps available for iPhone and iPad, there aren't a lot of really great ones. It's one category that could use some attention. However, if you frequently use Craigslist from your iPhone or iPad, let us know which apps you use and why! What makes them better than others in your opinion?

Note: Originally published, July 2013. Updated, July 2014.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Dennisgarcia says:

Is there something wrong with the imore forums app? All of a sudden it won't even go in anymore I click the app and it crashes out.

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hazmat says:

I think they all suck, honestly. This is coming from posting ads looking for a new member for our band. For two days, Craigslist by Lifelike can't log in to the account and offers to use the web view. Fail. cPRO+ looks nice, but the posting screen looks like torture. No clue what they were thinking. Smobile I already forget what was wrong with that one. Mokriya I have been using for a long time now, but there are so many basic stupidities in it that have never been fixed that I often just say screw it and wait to use the regular web site. I think this space is wide open for a truly good iPhone app to connect to CL.

NeverEnough02 says:

I agree, there is a lot of space for improvement which is why I have not purchased one yet. One on the most important parts of this should have been speed of updating app after Craigslist updates process. Cpro has a few versions and some seem to take months before you can post again. One of them actually doesn't work now because Craigslist changed the standard photo upload process like 3 months ago. I would also like to search all locations by distance. It shouldn't be hard when they are all plotted to a map.

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re_matters says:

CPRO+ has been great for me. The free version works very well and for a modest price you can upgrade to the full version. Set an alert and it notifies you when an ad is placed with your keywords. The post interface is simple really, I posted an ad in minutes and had inquiries within the hour. The app gets updated with new features occasionally. Save favorites and recall them instantly, add multiple locations to your search, filter out dealers or owners separately, quickly email ads to others, reply to ads fast. I'm enjoying it and I think it's worth the price. Thanks.

phmenard says:

One great app that isn't mentioned here is CLMonitor. I've tried a few of the one listed some good some bad but CLMonitor does everything I want it to do and thats monitor craigslist for posting I am interested in. Get all the details and download links here...

http://www.craigslistmonitor.co/clmonitor/clmonitor.php

Kendrick Lamar1 says:

I wish it was an app and I am not sure it would be that good but thecloudman.com works for me. It pushes the add to your email...all of it..reply to, body, images. No need to load an app...just pure push notification.