19 December 2014

Your favorites on Craigslist, Backpage & co

Craigslist and Backpage, the two biggest classifieds portals in the USA, are also probably the most successful websites with no design. At all. And don't ask for fancy functionality either. They're basic. Very basic.

Obviously, these two major flaws aren't flaws but could be seen as features. No bloaty javascript stuff, no endless css, no ajax magic, no tricky graphical fanciness, no nothing. Simple, straight, lightweight, quick.

And it works!

But what do you do if you want to keep track of your favorite ads? Backpage won't help you. Craigslist has a way of marking their ads as favorites, but it's based on cookies, which means you'll lose them if you switch computers or if you just use another browser.

As for sharing favorites with friends, this is what Craigslist's FAQ says:
Q. How do I share my favorites with friends?
A. Send them the web address (URL) for your favorites page. They can click the gray stars to add them to their own favorites page if they like.
Don't ask about Backpage. They've consequently and rightly stuck to the KISS principle.

And that's exactly where Logbee comes to the rescue!

We've made it very easy to store your favorite ads from virtually any classifieds portal, including of course Craigslist and Backpage. See these real-life examples to see how it works:

And here's a step-by-step explanation on how to share your items with SantaBee (it of course should work with friends and family as well!):

Should you have any issue, question, critics, whatever, just leave us a comment here on this blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn or via email at support@logbee.com.

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