Software Review (Windows Phone 7): myCraigsAds
Windows Phone 7 gives you the advantage of staying in touch with various aspects of your life. From email to appointments to Facebook status, your Windows Phone adds a mobile touch to your life. If you make use of Craig's List and need to stay in touch on the go, myCraigsAds might be of use.
The $1.99 application is available over at the Marketplace and gives you the ability to search, monitor and create posts to Craig's List. These abilities are spread out nicely over a four page hub...
The Home page allows you to set browse Ad categories based on location and category. In cases where you are continuously searching for an item or location, you can save that search and have it displayed on your Search page for quick, easy reference. If you find a post that you want to follow, you can mark it as a favorite and it will be displayed on the Favorites page. When you need to post an ad, the Post page starts your out in selection the location and category of your ad.
Individual ads can be marked as a favorite, shared via email or shared on Twitter. You can also scan through the ads by using the directional arrows that appear on the individual ad display.
Posting ads sends you to Craig's List's web site and while text entry wasn't an issue, loading an image was. Under the web site's ad creation page, there's simply no means to select an image to upload from your Windows Phone. If you need to post an ad quick, myCraigsAds will let you post text on the go but you'll need to go back and edit the posting later if you want to include images to your post.
All in all, myCraigsAds is a very good application to have if you like to keep in touch with Craig's List on the go. It's not ideal for posting but the application has merit. You can download a trial copy of myCraigsAds (link opens your Zune Browser) over at the Marketplace to try before you buy and the full copy will run you $1.99.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.