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Is there any charting/trading software for Apple/Mac?

There may be somewhere, but it is not mainstream. Like it or not, the finance industry  is very much a Windows world. So little is written for Apple's iOS.

However, this is not a problem. All you need is Windows emulation software (search Google) and you can run Windows charting/trading software on an iOS machine.

Since I posted this answer, two members have provided somefurther thoughts:

I too found it extremely difficult to find good charting software for my Mac after changing over from PC.  I used Parallels (Windows emulation software) for a while but wanted to convert solely to the Mac side of things. After a long search I found iMastock which suits me just fine as it comes in a both Mac and iPad versions and is great being used with iCloud.


You can run a Windows emulator, such as Parallels, and hence run many Windows charting packages but there is always ProRealTime web/java based charting software which I run on a Mac. It is even better on a Mac with two screens so you can have weekly/daily or monthly/weekly charts open on the two screens.  There is a free version and also a paid version, you can save a watchlist on the free version, you can (if you are good at programming languages) write TA scanning scripts to search for stocks that comply with your requirements.