Postbox Finder UK helps you locate nearby postboxes and post offices in the UK using the GPS built into your phone. The coverage is extensive although there are postboxes that are not currently included in the app. If you do find missing postboxes, then please help us to locate them so that the app can become more complete. Please follow the below link to dracos and help update the database. Once you have added the missing postbox to the dracos website the app should automatically sync within 24hrs and the missing postbox should appear.
You can assist with the accuracy of the data and any missing postboxes by using the following website: http://www.dracos.co.uk/play/locating-postboxes/
If you are having issues with the application then please contact the support email address and we will try our best to resolve the problem
Bug fixed that stopped the app downloading updated data.
Updated for latest iOS versions and devices
Supports Dark Mode
Includes button to recenter on your location if you move the map too far
Ratings and Reviews
Seems to do the basics. It would be helpful if the app could differentiate between post boxes and post offices - perhaps use different icons? A search feature for other areas would also be handy as scrolling can be a bit fiddly if you don’t know somewhere well. Handy for a quick check of local boxes though.
Database wrong - missed the last post
The app is only as good as the database and the main problem with the app is that the database contains wrong times. It was wrong a long time ago and even when updating the database it is still wrong. The database appears to be very old making it not very useful. In my area it knows about the postboxes because let's face it the post offices very rarely add or remove postboxes but they do change the collection times but this information isn't updated. The result is that in my area every postbox had a collection time earlier to different amounts that the one the app showed meaning I trusted the app and missed the last post in all of my local boxes.
I've just moved to this app from FindPostboxes by Elbatrop. Although that is a good app, the process for updating it is rather slow and inconvenient. With this one, confirming the identity of an unnamed box is via a website, and related to the Post Office data list and so is instant and accurate (apart from the fact that the Post Office data is not up to date on collection times).
When I had confirmed all the boxes in my area, I went back to the app, downloaded the file and updated my phone data from it. My amendments were showing immediately on the map. And this is on your phone, so not affected by 3G foibles or poor GPS as other apps can be.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.