Robinhood app

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 Robinhood's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

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

Robinhood mobile app vs. similar brokers
Robinhood SoFi Invest Webull
Mobile app rating (5 is the best) 5.0 stars 4.5 stars 5.0 stars
User-friendliness Great Great Great
2-step authentication Yes Yes Yes
Biometric authentication Yes Yes 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 Robinhood review.

Robinhood app - Robinhood app

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Our main checklist for the Robinhood 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?

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

Robinhood checklist
Robinhood SoFi Invest Webull
Search functions Great Great Great
2-step authentication Yes Yes Yes
Biometric authentication Yes Yes No
Price alerts in the app Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes Yes

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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:

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

At Robinhood you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Good-for-Day (GFD) or Good-til-Canceled (GTC)..

The Robinhood mobile app currently supports the following languages: English.

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Author of this article

Ádám Nasli

Author of this article

Ádám worked in banking and investment, and holds a professional degree in this field. He is a motivated finance expert, having joined BrokerChooser in 2018. He's also eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible. In his spare time, he loves learning new things, especially data science, algo-trading, programming and trading.

Ádám Nasli

Broker Expert

Ádám worked in banking and investment, and holds a professional degree in this field. He is a motivated finance expert, having joined BrokerChooser in 2018. He's also eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible. In his spare time, he loves learning new things, especially data science, algo-trading, programming and trading.

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