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Wendy Boswell

How to search all of Craigslist

By August 18, 2009

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how to search all of craigslist Craigslist, one of the most useful sites on the Web, does not offer (yet) the ability to search more than one city's ads at once. That's where the following sites come in:
  • Allofcraigs: A simple Google mashup that searches Craigslist according to your specs; you can narrow by category, price, and date.
  • SearchTempest: SearchTempest offers you a similar search to Allofcraigs, with the added ability to sort cities from your location geographically (so you hopefully don't have to drive too far for that widget you're looking for).
  • PadMapper: Apartment hunting made simple. PadMapper lets you filter out locations and amenities to find exactly the new home you're looking for.
  • Yard Sale Treasure Map: Pretty much what it sounds like! Find great garage sales in your area and print out a map for easy access.
  • CrazedList: Probably the most comprehensive Craigslist search tool on this list. You can search multiple Craigslist sites for pretty much anything you want: jobs, cars, houses, etc. - and set up custom RSS feeds as well.

Is there a Craigslist search tool that you are fond of? Let's hear about it in the comments.

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Comments
August 19, 2009 at 1:05 am
(1) Searchtempest Nathan says:

Hi,

First off, thanks for the mention!

I just wanted to note that http://www.searchtempest.com actually provides all the features that crazedlist.org does, plus a few. (Such as the ability to sort by zip code that you mentioned, support for all major browsers, etc.)

Cheers,
Nathan

August 28, 2009 at 11:13 pm
(2) Trish says:

You may be interested in “Times.com Top 50 Websites of 2009″

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1918031,00.html

#17 is a search engine for Craigslist:

…Craigslist is on everyone’s short list for most useful website ever, but at this point, it’s embarrassingly retro. The Craigslist logo? A peace sign. The user interface? Text-based. The search function? A primitive command line. Craiglook remedies those things by adding all the Web 2.0 bells and whistles we’ve come to expect to Craig’s underlying listings data. It’s not an alternative to Craigslist it’s a remix. There are image previews, a slider that controls the search radius and boxes you can check to control search categories. Finally!…

November 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm
(3) Chris says:

Hi. I put together another mashup with google search that is keyword based and lets you filter by section of craigslist. I’m interested to hear any suggestions or uses people find for it.

http://www.allofcraigslist.org

Thanks,
Chris

November 11, 2009 at 2:47 am
(4) Carol says:

Hi Wendy. Have you considered http://craiglook.com ? It has nice picture previews and a radius search

November 27, 2009 at 8:04 am
(5) MoreAction says:

Hi all, why don’t you try Craigslist Ultimate Reader ( http://www.cubixsolutions.com ). It searches in all locations and categories at once. I use it all the time.

February 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm
(6) Craigslist Search says:

I have found http://www.craigz.com to be easy to use and it works on mobile phones as well some of the sites don’t.

March 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm
(7) Mike says:

Hi. Two more choices:

Craiglook.com

Searchallcraigs.com

Of these two, I prefer Craiglook because it shows the photos. Searchallcraigs uses Google custom search and just shows the text ads.

November 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm
(8) Dave says:

Craiglook was awesome but now it has been shut down by Craigslist. Bastards.

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