If I am completely honest I have never been a huge fan of eBay and it’s crazy page layouts, and the hoops you have to jump through just to do the simplest of tasks. Which is why I was quick to download this application when I saw it listed on MacUpdate’s website.
GarageBuy is an application made by the team over at iwascoding.com
, which essentially gives you a native mac interface in which to perform your normal day to day eBay duties. Such as searching, tracking and bidding. What makes GarageBuy better then the eBay site is the amount of work it saves you having to trawl through all those tacky adds, and frankly un-needed pages in order to ‘watch’ or ‘bid’ on items.
GarageBuy can be set to search you local site, and features all of the filters available on the normal eBay site. Such as ‘Auctions’, ‘Buy It Now’, ‘Fixed Price’, ‘Store Inventory’ and ‘Classifieds’
Once you have set your required filters, and entered your search criteria a quick search returns you list of products and their details all inside the native app. As you can see from the screenshot below, the interface is far cleaner and less cluttered then the normal eBay site:
The above is the search results for an iPhone 3GS dock. Once you have found a product you are interested in you can drill down into it and read it’s description, check out any pictures attached, place a bid or add it to you watched list all from the comfort of the simple right click context menu.
As the application is ‘tied’ to your eBay account using a security token based system there is no need to go through all the hassle of entering your credentials to do all these tasks.
One other bonus about the application is that when you perform date sensitive tasks around auction items it is also capable of adding reminder information into your ‘iCal’ ensuring you never miss the end of that important auction again.
Personally I love the app, and think I will be using it for all my future eBay purchases! You can download a copy from the official website
However, if you are more of an eBay seller then you are a buyer, never feel – as iwascoding.com have also made some other Native interface applications for works at the other side of the eBay table!
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