Nextdoor: Local News, Garage Sales & Home Services

Nextdoor: Local News, Garage Sales & Home Services
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Nextdoor: Local News, Garage Sales & Home Services review

Nextdoor is an all-in-one social and news app that focuses on your direct neighborhood. That means you can use it to get to know your neighbors, form various groups, sell your household items, or ask for help. When it comes to local issues, Nextdoor becomes your go-to app: no matter what happens, you launch the app and instantly get in the know. Let's see why it's so useful and which features can be especially handy for you.

Interface 9/10

Nextdoor's interface looks just like what you'd expect from such an app. It isn't too modern, but that is because the app tries to reach an audience as broad as possible, so it's designed to be simple. All of the key features are neatly packed into a couple of menus that are represented by intuitive icons, and that makes them accessible. It takes just a tap to switch from local news to yard sale deals, so you don't have to install a couple of separate apps for different interests and needs.

Features 9/10

When it comes to your neighborhood news and events, Nextdoor seems to have it all. You can use it to look for handymen or babysitters, find out about various community activities or businesses, ask for help or share safety tips – in a word, and it's a perfect way to stay connected to your neighbors. What makes it great is that users have to verify their address and use their real names, so you can be sure you're talking to a real person from your town. That means you can use the app to make a street or an entire neighborhood feel friendlier and safer by connecting to people around you.

Usability 8/10

Nextdoor is designed to be simple and effective, and you can get used to the app in no time. It takes just a couple of taps to discuss an important topic with your neighbors, sell an item you don't need, post your resume online, and find a great local restaurant. Nextdoor makes sure there's no need to look for interesting things around you – the app will show you them, saving a lot of time. We like this versatility the most: there's nothing better than a neat and responsive interface that shows you just what you want to see.

Compatibility 6/10

While the app is pretty useful and comfortable, it has serious compatibility issues and other glitches that can really spoil that first impression. Nextdoor doesn't seem to work on certain devices, and the app tends to lose your GPS coordinates from time to time, making you restart it. We've also found a lot of minor bugs, including annoying notifications and freezes, and while you can still use the app, prepare yourself for such things.

Verdict

A great way to reach out for your neighbors and look for all kinds of local events, Nextdoor offers a variety of useful features that allow you to keep in touch with your community. Free and secure, the app has only one serious problem – occasional bugs that can sometimes be rather annoying.

Cons:

  • Annoying bugs
  • Occasional glitches
  • Compatibility issues

Pros:

  • Lots of features
  • Simple interface
  • Safe and secure
  • Useful and free

Design and Usability 9

Key Functions 9

Security 8

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