Registered: Aug 2011
09-14-11 04:46 AM
Quote from j2496i:
I too am in the same boat. I use MLA / Pitchforks for most of my analysis and had moved over to Ensign due to comprehensive feature-set and fast workflow. In terms of markup, it's by far the quickest I've used so far but is so buggy that I'm about to give up with it - I'm just trying to find a viable alternative ATM. As much as the customer service are 'keen' to help - if they are unable to help then really they are just wasting your time. This is unfortunate, as I really do like *some* aspects of the design.
The phone support staff at Ensign is very good. I wish they could have actually fixed the problems instead of providing repeated workarounds to bugs that are never resolved.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been using Think or Swim and, the more I use it, the more I'm finding it reasonably usable for pitchfork analysis. As with any charting package there is a fairly big learning curve before becoming comfortable with it. There is no charge for the software with a brokerage account.
Although I miss the multiple templates in Ensign, Think or Swim has been very stable and I've yet to lose any of my work or notes. Neither have I seen a chart stop updating or found gaps or missing bars in the data, both common problems in Ensign.
Probably my favorite feature of Think or Swim is that it allows the saving of drawings and notes into named files that are automatically associated with the symbol of the currently displayed chart. If you open a new chart, you can simply and easily apply all your drawings and notes to it in a single step.
If I come across any alternative packages that work as well I'll post my findings here.