What software for Mac OS X

Fortune10000

Newbie
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Hi Guys. I'm looking for a good software client for Mac - I'm currently running 10.14.1 Mojave. I downloaded MT4 but it crashes on launch - it doesn't even get to the log in screen. I'm wondering if the developers haven't tweaked it for Mojave yet. Or is there another package out there that will do the same or similar?
 

FXX

Experienced member
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If I were in your shoes that mac would make a great door mat. What you are experiencing is typical of mac. Can connect windows drives and read from them but not write. The annoying keyboard, oscrap software. I just think they are over priced junk that they couldn't give me for free. But that's just me. It is most likely a comparability issue, thank the crapple developers for it. Try use bootcamp or vm with Windows where you can do anything you want.
 

Fortune10000

Newbie
6 2
If I were in your shoes that mac would make a great door mat. What you are experiencing is typical of mac. Can connect windows drives and read from them but not write. The annoying keyboard, oscrap software. I just think they are over priced junk that they couldn't give me for free. But that's just me. It is most likely a comparability issue, thank the crapple developers for it. Try use bootcamp or vm with Windows where you can do anything you want.
Oh dear a Mac hater! I've used Mac since the first release of OSX. That will hint at my age. I come from graphics and photography background and largely the Mac has done everything I have wanted and more. I stopped using windows because I am not interested in hacking, or having to jump through complex hoops just to do simple things. If it don't work out of the box, I'm not interested to be honest.

Like I said, the Mac has largely served me well on desktop, laptop, ipad and iphone even if there have been a very few rogue software releases. I reckon there will be something out there in the trading apps that will fit the bill. I'm not in a rush. Thank you for the response though!
 

J_C_Anderson

Active member
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TD Ameritrade`s "Thinkorswim" has Mac version also.

Do you ever thought about using Parallel Desktop or Virtual box? It can be useful to run specific software that has no Mac version. For example, back testing software Forex Tester: perfect and very useful tool but no Mac version, so the only way is to use virtual machine.
 

Fortune10000

Newbie
6 2
If I were in your shoes that mac would make a great door mat. What you are experiencing is typical of mac. Can connect windows drives and read from them but not write. The annoying keyboard, oscrap software. I just think they are over priced junk that they couldn't give me for free. But that's just me. It is most likely a comparability issue, thank the crapple developers for it. Try use bootcamp or vm with Windows where you can do anything you want.
TD Ameritrade`s "Thinkorswim" has Mac version also.

Do you ever thought about using Parallel Desktop or Virtual box? It can be useful to run specific software that has no Mac version. For example, back testing software Forex Tester: perfect and very useful tool but no Mac version, so the only way is to use virtual machine.
Hi there.I don't actually want to use Windows at all unless I have absolutely no choice in the matter. `my MBP is fully loaded and could handle running 2 OSs at the same time, with ease, but then it becomes vulnerable to the same attacks,viruses etc that Windows machines are. Macs are relatively unaffected - introduce Windows then BOOM! Having said that, if as I work through the various platforms, and begin trading, I find that I need to do stuff that OSX packages can't handle, then maybe I will have to rethink. Early days.
 

FXX

Experienced member
1,140 195
Hi there.I don't actually want to use Windows at all unless I have absolutely no choice in the matter. `my MBP is fully loaded and could handle running 2 OSs at the same time, with ease, but then it becomes vulnerable to the same attacks,viruses etc that Windows machines are. Macs are relatively unaffected - introduce Windows then BOOM! Having said that, if as I work through the various platforms, and begin trading, I find that I need to do stuff that OSX packages can't handle, then maybe I will have to rethink. Early days.
if you look at parallels you can run a virtul instance of windows on a small partition on your mic while OSX is running (in a separate window). The best part is you can back it up in a few seconds and restore just as fast if a virus affects the windows system. I use Avast free version of anti virus (for the last 10 years at least) and have never had a virus hit me even with using streaming sites (but i put that down mostly to add blockers). Your only other option is what has been suggested and look at compatible versions of the software however i suspect you will find the broker connection hard coded and you wont be able to use it - but i could be wrong.

Oh by the way the virus wont be able to cross the virtual machine boundary. Also the viruses are built to target specific systems and if windows gets infected that virus will not likely be able to work on OScrap i mean OSX. I have been in IT for the last 20 years so this is all based on experience.
 
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