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    Rookie Member

    Mac Computer and Binary Options !!!

    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't traded BO, yet, but am still going through the BOTS school/lessons, and familiarizing myself (researching) the various brokers. I'm working on a Mac Book Pro, and would like to know if that's going to be a hindrance to general trading. It seems that charting tools such as MT4, among others, are Windows-based. Could someone shine some light on this? Should I become more serious about binary options trading, will I need to consider working on a PC-based commuter, instead?

    Thanks.

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    Junior Member allanrock's Avatar
    Hi Andrew,

    I am not sure about that, because I am not using Mac, but you will find answer here for sure. Probably there is a way to trade on Mac, especially if you use some web based charting and trading platforms which need only browser with java to run the application.

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    Veteran Member hchandra's Avatar
    Hi Andrew, have used Linux before, I think won't have much difference if you use Mac,
    there is Mt4 for Mac, and I think most brokers offer their software either in windows, mac, or other platform.

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    Specialist Member marc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't traded BO, yet, but am still going through the BOTS school/lessons, and familiarizing myself (researching) the various brokers. I'm working on a Mac Book Pro, and would like to know if that's going to be a hindrance to general trading. It seems that charting tools such as MT4, among others, are Windows-based. Could someone shine some light on this? Should I become more serious about binary options trading, will I need to consider working on a PC-based commuter, instead?

    Thanks.
    I am running everything on a MBPro 15 ...

    - the easiest way is to install "play on mac" and use this app to install MT4 ... simply works
    - Parallels and similar apps should work too ofc ... but I simply don't like these solutions bc they seemed to mess up too much on my system
    - atm I am running everything from a clean Bootcamp installation which ofc works well if you don't need OSX while trading

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    Legendry Member willyw's Avatar
    When trading its best not to have many apps running other than those related to trading especially those having older or slower computers.

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    Specialist Member LesterK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I am running everything on a MBPro 15 ...

    - the easiest way is to install "play on mac" and use this app to install MT4 ... simply works
    - Parallels and similar apps should work too ofc ... but I simply don't like these solutions bc they seemed to mess up too much on my system
    - atm I am running everything from a clean Bootcamp installation which ofc works well if you don't need OSX while trading
    Hi Marc,

    I am very interested in that kind of solution for running MT4 on a mac computer! Could you share with us, are there any difficulties to work with that MBPro software? Is it free of charge or we have to pay to use it. Also I am wondering will the metaquotes will produce a new version of their software that will be able to run on mac too, which will be the better way for sure.


    Regards,
    Lester

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    Specialist Member marc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LesterK View Post
    Hi Marc,

    I am very interested in that kind of solution for running MT4 on a mac computer! Could you share with us, are there any difficulties to work with that MBPro software? Is it free of charge or we have to pay to use it. Also I am wondering will the metaquotes will produce a new version of their software that will be able to run on mac too, which will be the better way for sure.


    Regards,
    Lester
    Hi Lester,

    playonmac is free ... here you can find an installation guide and further links:
    https://www.finfx.fi/en/installing-metatrader-4-mac-os

    Actually I didn't notice any serious slowdown of MT4 compared to my PC ... and so far I hadn't any other problems

    The only reason I switched to Bootcamp was that I tried out a commercial trendline indicator which needed MT4 running native on Windows ... however, that's a completely different problem and standard indicators (which don't need a special server connection because of some kind of copy protection) should work flawlessly

    Hope that helps!
    Marc

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    Junior Member
    You can also use "Crossover" for Mac. MT4 is an officially supported app for that, and it works.
    Never got "Play on Mac" to work.

    When you get tired of indicators and just wanna use pure price action, you might as well use tradingview.com. Or one of the other free solutions.

  9. #9
    Rookie Member
    Quote Originally Posted by Neuron View Post
    You can also use "Crossover" for Mac. MT4 is an officially supported app for that, and it works.
    Never got "Play on Mac" to work.

    When you get tired of indicators and just wanna use pure price action, you might as well use tradingview.com. Or one of the other free solutions.
    Thanks much, Neuron.

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    Senior Member Deanfx's Avatar
    Windows 7 is really a good choice when working with Metatrader software and also if you want to deal with IE9. I don’t like working on Mac because of many reasons, mostly because of the compatibility issues. For me Apple products are just to be fashion for fun, not for real work. For example I am using Visual Studio as my main work instrument. How can I build and run VS on Mac?? I don’t have answer to such a question

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