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As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones for trading, it is increasingly important that brokers offer easy-to-use apps that can deliver the same services as desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether ActivTrades's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user-friendliness of the app as better than average.

ActivTrades mobile app vs. similar brokers
ActivTrades Spreadex FxPro
Mobile app rating (5 is the best) 4.3 stars 4.5 stars 3.8 stars
User-friendliness Great Great Great
2-step authentication No No No
Biometric authentication No No No

We're going to take a closer look at search functions, price alerts and order types, so all the little details that determine whether a trading app is user-friendly or downright cumbersome. If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the ActivTrades review.

ActivTrades app - ActivTrades app

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Our main checklist for the ActivTrades app

Let's start with the search functions. Although most brokers do OK in this area, there are some bad apples out there. For example, if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with 'emerging'? If you only ever traded US stocks and start typing 'Apple', will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

ActivTrades got the green light, meaning its search functions are reasonably good.

ActivTrades checklist
ActivTrades Spreadex FxPro
Search functions Great Great Great
2-step authentication No No No
Biometric authentication No No No
Price alerts in the app Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes No

We hear horror stories almost every month about accounts being emptied out by hackers - the easiest thing you can do to prevent these attacks is to make your account secure by enabling 2-step authentication. That is, if your broker offers this service. We think it is a must. As ActivTrades doesn't have this functionality, you might want to consider having a look at another trading platform.

We didn't like that you can't use biometric authentication to log in to the app. Most brokers have this function (e.g. via fingerprints or FaceID) to save you from having to type in your password every time, making it a convenient feature.

ActivTrades app - ActivTrades app search functions

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Checklist for nice-to-have features

For some people it might be a deal-breaker if you can't set up a trailing stop limit - we totally get that. Others couldn't care less and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our checklist of minor, nice-to-have features:

ActivTrades has these order types available in its app: Market, Limit, Stop.

At ActivTrades you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Good 'til canceled (GTC).

The ActivTrades mobile app currently supports the following languages: Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Russan.

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Author of this article

Krisztián Gátonyi

Author of this article

Krisztián has 10+ years of experience in proprietary trading in the interbank currency market as a foreign exchange risk manager. He is interested also in real estate and dividend growth investing. His purpose is to help people find the best investment provider.

Krisztián Gátonyi

Senior Broker Expert

Krisztián has 10+ years of experience in proprietary trading in the interbank currency market as a foreign exchange risk manager. He is interested also in real estate and dividend growth investing. His purpose is to help people find the best investment provider.

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