Charting software for MAC OS

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Ckessler, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Ckessler


    Recently switched to a Macbook PRO and I have yet to find a decent charting/TA software to use with my machine.

    Figure someone around here isn't a scalper and has a mac.

    Any suggestions?
  2. rickf


    Same here.

    ProTA looks nice but they cling to mostly dial-up data access which is a non-starter for me.

    ToS desktop client is fine for me, though.
  3. I use eSignal with VMware Fusion. Works fine (or, at least, not worse like on a real Windows machine).

    I tried Investor R/T, but don't like the crowded look and feel of it.

    But, indeed, it would be nice if more software developers would recognize the demand for a native, real-time OS X charting platform. Would be great to get rid of Windows altogether.
  4. jr07


    I use Investor RT with DTN IQFeed and it works great, Im very pleased with the product.
    Support is also excellent, the minute you send them an email (direct, no going through tedious forms) they reply.
  5. romik


    Install Windows & run via Bootcamp, there is nothing decent for OS X otherwise.
  6. Sorry, but I have to disagree. Runnng Bootcamp has the serious disadvantage that you can only run Windows applications at the time.

    If you use a virtual machine, you can run Windows and OS X applications side by side. No need to use Windows, if it's not totally unavoidable. I find the extreme stability of OS X very comforting when trading.

    Apart from that, using a virtual machine has the advantage that you can create snapshots of your Windows installation in a few seconds and roll back immediately, if needed.
  7. Sensatus


    timetotrade's web-based flash charts and price / technical indicator alerts work fine on macs.
  8. ProRealTime (java based) works flawlessly on Macs.

    The biggest drawback is that they come with their own proprietary feed (which is good quality BTW),
    so it is not possible to hook it up with your broker.

    This is why I stopped using them, I need a software I can hook up with IB.