Marketplace
Marketplace
1.2.6

2.5

Marketplace free download for Mac

Marketplace1.2.6

05 March 2010

Craigslist with a stylish interface.

Overview

Marketplace is like Craigslist. Without the Ugly.

Love Craigslist but hate how painful and ugly it is? I do too. So I created Marketplace. It takes the pain and ugly out and leaves the good stuff in.

Made for Mac - Made by a Mac user, for Mac users. It's simple, straight-forward, and fast. Everything a Mac application should be.

Find Anything - Search across multiple regions and categories. Get all the results in one convenient window. Then narrow your search down even more with built-in filtering.

Choose Favorites - Store the best results and come back to them later. Put off until tomorrow what you could do today.

What's new in Marketplace

Version 1.2.6:
  • Fix: Search results would be limited to the first 100
  • Fix: Searches would occasionally crash after multiple runs

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How would you rate Marketplace app?

26 Reviews of Marketplace

Chas-m
14 February 2009
Version: 1.0.1

Most helpful

WAS free, now suddenly it's worth $20?? Look, I don't mind if the dev decides he wants to charge for something he did, that's fine. But I do think it's only fair to: a) let people know in advance (no explanation whatsoever on the web site) b) be realistic about pricing (Craigslist isn't THAT hard to navigate) Call me when this gets to be $5 or a 99¢ iPhone app, and we'll talk.
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Philmac
16 July 2012
Version: 1.2.6
The author has abandoned the application and open-sourced the code: * Unfortunately, I don't have the time to maintain and support it * anymore. *But* there's still a group of people using the app, and * goodness knows, Craigslist still has the ugly. … * I won't be accepting pull requests, but I will happily link to any * interesting forks that are. Just let me know. https://github.com/joshaber/Marketplace
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3
Oven-King
04 July 2012
Version: 1.2.6
Up until recently, this was a very good and easy to use app. However, it has not been working for the last several months and the developer seems to have gone AWOL and is unresponsive to any contacts. I suspect Craigslist changed something, but with no support at this time results in a poor grade.
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F451
30 December 2011
Version: 1.2.6
I surely enjoyed this app when it was under development, but now that it has fallen by the wayside it likely best that it be sandbagged and the developer's link cut. Developer does not respond to queries. He's alive and well on Twitter if others want to try and contact him...maybe you'll be lucky enough to get a response, but I doubt it: http://twitter.com/joshaber
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5
Kevin-Kemp
30 October 2011
Version: 1.2.6
After 16 years as a Macintosh user, I must say that the reviews of product here are unfair. It's a very good mac search tool. The best I can find. Anytime a developer/designer can install an application and make money with it on the same day they have found gold. 19 bucks earned me a $2,800 project today right here in Orlando. No, it didn't close the sale for me, but it made sure I was the first person to email that lead. So not only do I highly reccomend Marketplace, I would like to thank the developer for creating it and pricing it so that anyone can purchase it. Good job! So just to be fair, I found 1 minor issue. If you have it checking craigslist very minute it will use some resources, nothing close to say Dreamweaver but it will use 35-40 of your ram. No problem, ram is cheap! P.S. MacUpdate's Rating stars code is buggy. I give it a 5 for VALUE maybe a 6!
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0.5
sozomuse
20 April 2011
Version: 1.2.6
It's Marketplace. With a whole lotta ugly - code, that is. Without a doubt, the lamest excuse for an app I own. Crashes ALL the time - sometimes within seconds of opening. Otherwise unresponsive, will miss items listed in a search and buggy. When it works, it's just a matter of time before it crashes. Don't waste your time or money, instead use rss, google reader for CL.
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0.5
bibliophile1974
10 March 2011
Version: 1.2.6
Never ever updates. Never ever, ever, ever, ever updates the software!!! Stops responding to emails. For $20, you should at least be able to get a response. It's funny that his site says "tell me how to make it better." I've told him, told him, and told him as I'm sure plenty of others have. Yet it's been around 2 yrs. since any update at all???? I'm actually begging other users to not buy this. Please don't buy it! If you do, you're just rewarding his non-responsiveness and unwillingness to actually stand behind his product. Don't do it! Seriously. Please. Please, please don't. It should be $5 at the most. I want a refund!
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Mikl777
02 October 2010
Version: 1.2.6
v1.2.6 Not ready for prime time. The program frequently crashes and is buggy. Developer support is not prompt and then inadequate.
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Biker4mac
23 August 2010
Version: 1.2.6
I've been very pleased with Marketplace (see full review below) and continue to use it. But recently craigslist seems to have changed something and I no longer get prices in the results listings - I have to click on a result and then see the price in the listing itself. I haven't received a response from the developer regarding the problem as I have in the past. Not sure if he is no longer supporting this software. Still better than using the CL website directly, but a shame to see support stopped for this great app.
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Vins80
15 April 2010
Version: 1.2.6
Very useful software!
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5
Massbear
12 November 2009
Version: 1.2
This is an awesome little app! It does one thing and does it very well, and the Developer is constantly working on upgrades and improvements. he even replies when you e-mail him with suggestions, and how cool is that! I use CraigsList a LOT, and before Marketplace, I;d do a search in one area - no results. Repeat the search in another area - one result - and so on. Now, I can specify multiple search areas, entire states, even the whole country - and Zip! Marketplace does all the heavy lifting. Most of the limitations of the app come from CraigsList itself in my experience, so is it perfect? No, but what is? If you like CraigsList, you'll love Marketplace! As for it costing $20 - it saved me that the first time I used it - everything else is gravy!
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5
Biker4mac
17 September 2009
Version: 1.1.6
Some would wonder why they'd want to pay for an application to access a free online service... Generally, for the added value that it provides and the time that it saves. I used to save my craigslist searches as bookmarks and then open items that I found interesting in new tabs in my browser so that I didn't have to keep bouncing back and forth from the list and the items. Then I'd save items that I was interested in as additional bookmarks. All of this worked to a point, but ended up with a somewhat confusing jumble of bookmarks and the possibility of sometimes missing new items. Marketplace allows you to save your searches and save items that you are interested in as favorites in a separate list. Three panels across your display show your saved searches and favorites in the first, the list of items in the currently selected search in the second, and a currently selected item in the third. No more jumping back and forth. Further, after creating a search you can filter those results at any time. There are three different craigslist areas close to me that I search through and a combination of searches for specific words and general category searches that I use. But at any time I can use the "filter" to add specific constraints to my search. This can be especially helpful if I saw something a couple days ago and didn't add it to my favorites at the time but further thought has made me want to check it out again. Finally, Josh is an incredibly responsive developer. If you e-mail him with a question, possible improvement, or comment he is most often going to reply within 48 hours and usually within 12 hours. When I first started using Marketplace I was impressed, but sent him an e-mail with some ideas of what would make it "perfect" for my use. Within months all of the suggestions that I made were implemented! I have no idea how many other people may have suggested similar improvements to mine, but it shows that Josh responds to his user base. A clean, simple program that definitely delivers!
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korvix
19 August 2009
Version: 1.1.5
Nice. Fast. Doesn't work with the new "adult services."
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Dualist
21 June 2009
Version: 1.1.2
Nice. Fast. Doesn't work with the new "adult services."
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Jan13
08 March 2009
Version: 1.0.3
It is half way done software since I can not operate out of it my craigslist.com account !
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F451
15 February 2009
Version: 1.0.1
This works for someone who has multiple searches going constantly, but I have accomplished the same thing with LaunchBar search scripts.
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Kitmos
14 February 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Worked well for me but I think that $20 is way too much for it. It's a $5 or $10 app imho.
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Chas-m
14 February 2009
Version: 1.0.1
WAS free, now suddenly it's worth $20?? Look, I don't mind if the dev decides he wants to charge for something he did, that's fine. But I do think it's only fair to: a) let people know in advance (no explanation whatsoever on the web site) b) be realistic about pricing (Craigslist isn't THAT hard to navigate) Call me when this gets to be $5 or a 99¢ iPhone app, and we'll talk.
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Chriscorvette
13 February 2009
Version: 1.0
Has anyone made this work? I've downloaded to two computers, and, whenever I attempt a search, I get nothing but a blank page. Support seems to be available only with paid, not trial, versions.
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-M-S-
14 January 2009
Version: 1.0b4
This is pretty neat, I just tried beta 4 for the first time. The only feature I wish it had was the ability to drill down into sub-c ategories... my search for "Mac Pro" in "Austin, TX" produced results that included a 1995 Cobra Convertible.. I realize this app is effectively just scraping the results of the barebones Craigslist search, but it would further be cool if we could restrict searches to just titles or those with images, too.
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Beline
10 November 2008
Version: 1.0b2
Decent App. I actually finally upgraded because of this app. I had been putting 10.5 off for weeks, but I finally did it, just so I could try this thing out (in need a work recently). Makes redundant searching wicked easy. Very stable, and very straight forward. Few things though... While I does some things very easily and straight forward, I am left a little awkward... The app menu bar (up at the top of the screen) has unused items that just make the program seem sloppy. The "File" option is largely unnecessary, save for "Close" and "Print," yet it has New (what?), Open, Open Recent, Save, Save As, Revert to Saved and Page Setup, all of which grayed out and unused. The "Edit" menu has a full assortment of options, all of them grayed out, as does the "View" menu and the "Format" menu (save for "Colors" in the format menu... which... is used? no?). Then there is the absence of a help file. If options are useless, they should not be included. Simple as that. That's my only gripe though, and it is very minor. Other than that. It does what it says, and it is rock solid in my experience. Things I wish it had? A way to limit the number of returned listings: Certain number from each state; Only so many days old; Certain number per search. The third option brings in my other desire, order options: Ordered by state (current), Ordered by date (and limit the number in this list either by how many days old, or ow many per state). The limit and order options could be by search, which brings me to my third and final request. Naming of searches, other than what it is searching for (although that works to auto populate it). If you need any help, I would be more than willing to assist for free...
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Mitch-Bicquet
07 November 2008
Version: 1.0b2
Just tried it despite the reviews and it works great for american cities 2 great things - - saves your search, so youc an periodiclly check them all - search multiple cities it's free, it works
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Macnerd1984
20 October 2008
Version: 1.0b2
Only searches in US Cities so anyone who lives elsewhere is up sh1t creek without a paddle. By way of an experiment I tried to input "San Francisco". Nothing - Not in the list. Bizarre. So, a great idea but far too parochial and narrow in it's execution. The web, and Craigslist, exists outside of North America so why is it so hard for the developers to take this into account?
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Rampancy
03 October 2008
Version: b1
A great app, and a great concept - pity it only seems to recognize American cities on Craigslist...(I live in Canada!)
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8bitwintermute
29 September 2008
Version: b1
Yet another app that really has no excuse for being 10.5 only.
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Mattpram
29 September 2008
Version: b1
I am not sure what the other guy was talking about but I had no problem at all using this product. It takes the knowledge of clicking your search in the upper right to view your results. The only issue I had is if you search multiple areas for a broad keyword such as "boat" you will see the result titles but can not see the result detail until the search has been completed. In my instance it took about 2 minutes to come back with 3400 results for "boat" in 4 regions.
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Jonnyg75
29 September 2008
Version: b1
um... this app doesn't seem to do anything. There is no help for it.... and its not the least bit intuitive. I couldn't figure out how to do anything with it... or ever what its supposed to do. Even the description is bad. IS this simply a nicer front end UI for craigslist? where are all the features? How can i post something? HOw come when i create a search nothing happens. I guess thats why its beta. Should be sub- alpha still. If anyone can even figure out how to to a simple search or make the app do ANYTHING at all... let me know. Seems like it has potential to be nice.
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$19.95

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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