Irritating. App is great except for the messaging. Had constant problems with messages either not reaching people or taking an age to do so. This has caused issues of think each not getting back and not interested so missed opportunities to give items away. Did it please
Whilst the Freegle concept is entirely admirable and one should wholeheartedly support it, unfortunately apps such as this do not help its cause. Since the move was made to the new Freegle direct platform some time ago, the web interface has become so much more difficult to use (the silly sliding chat window notably annoying). Naturally an app is launched as an "answer" (ensuring exclusion of those not using recent, and very un-free, Android or iOS platforms) but even after several release iterations it remains unreliable and difficult to use. As someone who previously contributed to the Freegle charity I don't feel the money was well spent. No more. Update: I see the response inevitably referred to moving away from ye olde Yahoo groups but by saying that misses the concern about the ongoing problems with the app and its silly bouncing chat window. I really like to Freegle but why not make it easy to use? By way of comparison, the AJ Bell Youinvest app is 11MB in size and packs in a huge amount of trading, messaging, data functionality. The Freegle app can only simply post text and a photo plus the poor quality messaging but it is an order of magnitude larger!!
Great for all people & a kind thing to do & helping each other in times of need or anytime.
app keeps going off when I'm writing messages to people. this is only started happening since last update. other than that this app is brilliant and easy to use
Impossible to even sign up No idea if this is any good as you have to sign up first. As the fields required for sign up don't work I have uninstalled. Will use Freecycle website which seems much easier to use and people often reply.
Sorry, Android versions prior to 4.4 no longer supported.
Various fixed and improvements including:
- New Google sign in method - requires account credentials permission
- Make it easy to send and save addresses for arranging collection
- Show chat action buttons when chat pane is large enough
- Don't show times for volunteer opportunities