Craigslist is a great way to connect buyers with sellers — and the other way around — for those that are looking for used product at a discounted price. It’s a great place to go to find used vehicles among millions of other items. On top of that, Craigslist is an excellent place for job-seekers to go to see what local businesses are hiring. It’s a versatile platform, and even today, is a great way to bring people together.
However, there is a “con” to Craigslist. Craigslist sorts everything in local communities. So, if you lived in Michigan, you could see twelve different communities that you can find products and information in, spanning the whole state. What if you want to search all of these communities at once, instead of on a one by one basis?
You can’t do that on Craigslist, but you can use a Craigslist search engine to search the entirety of Craigslist. This saves you tine, and even increases your chances of finding what you’re looking for on your first search. Follow along below, and we’ll show you how to search all of Craigslist at once.
Statewidelist comes up as our number once choice. If you want to search all of Craigslist really easily, Statewidelist is the Craigslist search engine that you need in your life. Just head to the website, enter a query for a specific item in the search box, and press search. Statewidelist will search all of Craigslist’s locales for that item.
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What we really like about Statewidelist is that you can setup some specific filters for searching Craigslist. For example, you can set it up for specific products that you want to search. Looking for a specific vehicle? Set it up so that Statewidelist is only searching the vehicle section on all of Craigslist’s locales. Likewise, you could do that for antiques, electronics, car parts, and more. Or, you could leave it set to all of Craigslist.
Can’t find what you’re looking for on Craigslist, even with using Statewidelist? Statewidelist understands that the product you’re looking for isn’t always going to be available, or at least at the price that you want. That said, they also serve you relevant search results from eBay below the Craigslist search results. So, you may not find once rare car part for your Pontiac GTO on Craigslist, but there are tons of listing on eBay, and so they’re shown below for easy access.
SearchTempest is another way that you can search all of Craigslist. It has a cleaner interface than Statewidelist, but gives you wider searching abilities as well — for example, you could choose a maximum distance that you want to see items in from a zip code or city.
SearchTempest has tons of options for filtering results as well. At the heart of SearchTempest is a search engine, and so, you can choose to exclude or include city listings. You can even search by category and sub-category, just like Statewidelist. You can create filters for pricing and listings with photos as well. What we really like about SearchTempest is that, while they allow you to search Craigslist nation-wide, they still group product listings by location, allowing you to easily see how far away an item is from you.
So far we’ve shown you some search engines that you can use for web-based searches; however, CPlus comes up as an Android-based app that you can use to search all of Craigslist. It has the ability to search through multiple cities within the app, allowing you to find what you’re looking for in all of the locales around you. There are actually a lot of functions for searching all of Craigslist with CPlus; however, they take things a step further by allowing you to post and create your own Craigslist ads as well.
As an added bonus, CPlus is probably one of the best looking ways to search all of Craigslist as well — it has a far better design than both previous search engines combined. That makes it cleaner to look at, and easier to use.
Download it now: Google Play
And finally, we have an app called Postings. Posting is probably the best app out there in terms of design. Using Google’s Material Design guidelines, Postings is beautiful to look at, and extremely easy to navigate. You can use Postings to search all of Craigslist, except for the Personals section, as that section is a violation on the Google Ply Store. The Search Engine itself is pretty powerful, allowing you to setup different filters for the items that you’re looking for. Give it a try.
Download it now: Google Play
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent ways to search all of Craigslist. Whether you’re trying to do it from the browser on your computer, or on your phone, there’s something for you on this list. Do you have a favorite way to search all of Craigslist? Sound off in the comments below.