eBay has been one of the Internet's big success stories and is still going strong today. GarageSale is an application to track and monitor ads on eBay and GarageSale Basic is a simpler version of it.
There can be few better tools for posting and tracking items on eBay than GarageSale either. Like its bigger brother, GarageSale Basic is beautifully presented, easy to use, and brings all of your bids and items under one convenient umbrella. It's certainly preferable to the time consuming process of posting things via eBay itself.
However, GarageSale Basic it is significantly limited in functionality compared to the main version. The only features common to both are Free Image Hosting, Auction Designs, iPhoto and Aperture integration, eBay attribute support, Coverflow and Spotlight. Everything else including Batch Editing, Variation Support and Financial Report generator are only available in the full version.
Since it's been designed specifically for Mac though, GarageSale Basic still features integration with iPhoto, meaning you can post pictures of items instantly. It would be nice to have seen Picasa support as well but hopefully that will be added in future releases. GarageSale Basic offers WYSIWYG text editing, free image hosting and comes with 140 free auction templates, as well as support for PayPal, Twitter and eBay Stores. The result is that you'll end up presenting more professional eBay ads and thus have a greater chance of selling your stuff.
The WYSIWYG interface is similar to iWeb, and creating an ad does feel like creating a web page. You can even edit and retouch images within GarageSale Basic, although the editing tool is quite limited. Like the main version, it would have been nice if it were possible to track items in iCal though since you have no way of monitoring auctions unless you've got GarageSale open.
Overall though, GarageSale Basic is an excellent application for eBay fans although if you like it, it's definitely worth upgrading to the full version.
- Fixes editing problems in preview mode when Safari 5.1 or 5.0.6 are installed.
- Includes updated list of shipping services.
- Fixes an issue where the wrong auction description was uploaded to eBay, when two documents (one being created by duplicating the other in the Finder) were open at the same time.
- Fixes crashes.