Don’t throw it away – give it away on Freegle!
Offer and request free items on your local Freegle UK reuse community.
It's easy to offer an unwanted item that you want to get rid of, along with a photo. Anyone interested will get back in touch via the app - and you'll be notified by email. You choose who to give it to and arrange for them to come and pick it up.
If you fancy a freebie, ask for things that others are offering - or post a request. Keep an eye for wanted requests as you may have something that someone needs.
Everything must be free and legal. Some local communities have extra rules such as no pets.
Be safe and nice when making arrangements to meet - if you can't make it, say so immediately. Never pay courier fees for delivery - it is a scam.
Reusing items saves you money, clears your clutter, helps your neighbours, saves the world's resources and reduces the amount going to waste.
Various minor fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great Concept, Poor Interface
Absolutely love the concept and it is easy to load things up to offer. However messaging through the app is painful - there doesn’t appear to be any logic in how many tones or what combination of the done and send arrow you have to hit to actually send the message. Sometimes it simply crashes out or the message disappears entirely. I’m hoping this is a glitch with the new iOS but other reviewers obviously have similar problems.
There are some great little features-adding photos to messages, easily clicking a button to send directions, update availability or quickly send a confirmed offer. The menus at the top aren’t always hugely intuitive but a little bit of playing around opens up the huge wealth of functionality which is great.
The 3 stars is because the need to be able to message quickly and easily is pretty fundamental to the app’s usability. Sort this and it’s and easy 5.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you found some useful functionality. We are working - within our limited means - on a new version which will hopefully improve the messaging. Keep on Freegling please!
Reviewing the app
App is rather rubbish. Sometimes it takes numerous attempts to load a photo. I’ve used it lots recently ( certainly a brilliant idea). Sometimes app won’t let you say that something’s been taken . Had experience of people wanting me to drive a long distance to deliver things ( that wasn’t part of the plan .... the tip would have been closer) . I will however continue to use it as it’s an amazing idea ....
Developer Response ,
Sorry about the problems - don't know why you should see those. If you've offered something they should come and pick it up. It's good to give to people close by to avoid lots of travel. Please keep persevering.
Disappointing app for a great community
Freegle has a great ethos - rather than throwing something else you can post it to your local community group and find someone who is interested in taking it. I’ve had a lot of success and it has really helped me clear out the garage.
The app, however, is extremely awkwardly designed and could do with a serious rethink. I have taken to giving my mobile number or email address to people to arrange collection times because this app simply cannot handle sending messages in a logical way. A lot of the time after typing a message and pressing the send button (which isn’t clear in the first place) the message either disappears entirely or goes somewhere else.
I will keep the app but I think this clunky design may impact engagement with what is clearly a very worthwhile idea.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you've cleared your garage and helped others nearby.
Our design does try to follow some of the user interface metaphors that people are used to in other apps. Given enough resources, we would love to do an overhaul taking into account how new and experienced Freeglers use the app.
- Freegle Limited
- 19.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2019 Freegle Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.