Three of the best free iOS cryptocurrency price trackers
A good cryptocurrency price tracker is a handy tool for any trader. Here are three of my favourites for iOS.
With the rapid and significant movement in cryptocurrency prices, keeping track of where things are at can be challenging. Throw in the often forgotten impact of fiat currency movements as well and it can be confusing if you're trading different crypto and fiat currencies.
While many wallets include trackers, you may prefer to have a separate app for following prices. This can offer more flexibility than your wallet as it allows you to track the current trading price of different cryptocurrencies against different fiat currencies.
Here are three of the best trackers I've looked at. Note that I've been using the iOS version of each, on an iPhone X. And while there are Android apps out there as well, I've not looked at those this time around.
Crypto Price Tracker
Developer: Sean Walsh
Link: Download it here
While Sean Walsh is listed as the developer of this app, the initial work was done by 16-year-old Indian schoolgirl Harshita Arora. Arora answered a LinkedIn ad from Walsh who liked the app so much that he bought it.
The app is dead simple to use. There's a list of different cryptocurrencies down the left side with their values in fiat down the right. You can limit the number of cryptocurrencies you're viewing easily and swap to different fiat currencies.
You can also set alerts so that when a particular cryptocurrency reaches a value, you are notified. And you can receive an alert each day, at a specific time, to tell you the value of a particular coin. You can also load in your portfolio of coins and it will track whether you're making a profit or running at a loss.
My only criticism is that it's not clear from where it's getting its data for cryptocurrency or fiat currency values.
Why I like this one: Crypto Price Tracker keeps things very simple.
Developer: Andy Feng
Link: Download it here
This one is more of a portfolio tracker than a straight price tracker.
You can add your holding of 15 different types of coins – you can search through 2388 different altcoins that can be added to your portfolio – and track the value of that portfolio against dozens of different fiat currencies. You can also specify what exchange the coins are connected to so each coin's value is tracked against where you are trading it.
Adding coins to your portfolio is quite easy and there are graphical and list views you can pick from so you can see what's going on easily. Each coin's performance can be tracked separately and you can get an overall view of your profit/loss by swiping left and right through various screens.
My only criticism is that the dark background and small fonts can be a little hard to read.
Why I like this one: Bitworth is a very comprehensive app that delivers lots of information succinctly.
Developer: Steven Macleod
Link: Download it here
Another portfolio tracker, CryptoTrax lets you track the value of hundreds of different coins against dozens of fiat currencies easily.
For each coin, you see an instant view of the last hour, day and week of price movement. Tapping on a coin provides further information including the last day's trading volume and the current market cap (although that's not always the best indicator of a coin's value). Like Bitworth, there's also a portfolio tracking option that makes it easy to track the value of your current holdings.
The portfolio can be sorted in different ways but, when adding new coins, you need to search by the coin's name rather than simply entering its three-letter code. That's a small niggle and, frankly, I'm using CryptoTrax as a market tracker rather than a portfolio manager.
Why I like this one: The main screen, that shows current market values, is informative and makes it easy to see what's been happening with the coins I'm most interested in.
There are dozens of cryptocurrency price trackers to choose from. Of the ones I've looked at, Crypto Price Tracker is my preferred option. It's not perfect but the combination of alerts, an easy-to-view interface and its ease of use set it above the others.
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