//Crypto Portfolio App Shootout – Delta vs Blox vs Blockfolio

Crypto Portfolio App Shootout – Delta vs Blox vs Blockfolio

Alright, was introducing my sister to Crypto when she asked me about which apps to use. This got me thinking about how there’s a few different options and it can be a little bit confusing to the new guys & girls. I’ve picked apart a few apps and here’s what I’ve found. These opinions are my own and I’d like to hear if you agree/disagree.DeltaPros:Design – Delta’s application is very user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, this is REALLY important to keep people interested in Crypto. If the app they use for prices is too complicated, they’re not really going to be tracking the prices all that often.Although Delta doesn’t support automatic entries, Delta allows users to manually enter their holdings. This is the simplest solution and goes along with the app’s concept of being user friendly. Delta also has a watchlist.Delta has a rather large variety of supported coins. I think its over 2000. Essentially, if the coin is on CMC it is also on Delta. Although most new users will be sticking to the top 100 (maybe even top 10?) it’s helpful for the more adventurous investors.Cons:Free version only has one portfolio. If you need access to multiple portfolios (really helpful), that’s going to cost you four bucks a month. Ya’ll could be using that to increase your Crypto holdings ;)24 price history. To see the 24 price history, you have to upgrade. I feel with this option Delta is really nickle and nickel-and-dimeing us here. EDIT: I was incorrect, Delta doesn’t this behind a paywall.BloxPros:Blox supports multiple portfolios at no cost. This allows advanced traders to keep tabs on their entire balance. Useful for splitting positions up between high/medium/low risk views.Blox lets you input your exchange API keys to automatically display your trades in-app. You are also able to enter in your ERC20/BTC addresses to display incoming/outgoing transactions. This is huge and even more, it’s a free feature. With Blox you don’t need to add trades in manually.Access on iOS, Android and Web. Automatically syncs between the three – useful if you’re in an office and on the go at different times.Free. There’s no paid version of Blox, and no ads. It’s completely free.They publicise their team members on their website, it’s not a big deal but I appreciate their openess.Cons:Language support is fairly limited. English is the only available language. I’d like to see Japanese added due to their growing interest in Crypto.Currently in BETA so some bugs may be present. In my week of using it I experienced only one bug, some coin icons talk a little while to update.Auto trade import only supports four exchanges, Binance, Bittrex, Kraken & Poloniex. I’d like to see Bitfinex, OKex and Kucoin added.BlockfolioPros:Price notifications that actually work. I was using Delta for a bit and set some price notifications for NANO. They never sent causing me to miss some buying opportunities. This happened on my sister’s phone also which leads me to believe it’s not an isolated event.News integration. Blockfolio integrates important headlines from Coindesk etc into their app. This is helpful if you’re quickly checking the price and wondering why it dipped/spiked. Saves you opening another app.Charts are suuuper fucking simple and insightful. I wish every app had charts like these. Chart history is way better than Delta as well.Cons:While using Blockfolio for the last week or so I had a few price syncing issues. It’s not a huge deal but obviously not optimal, I can see it leading to some rash buying/selling decisions for newer users.All info displayed by Blockfolio must be input manually (holdings), when you have a number of holdings this can be really tedious to enter.Trading pairs can be limited occasionally. Some coins only show BTC & fiat pairs which surprised me.The UI just isn’t that great. Looks dated to me. This can be off putting to new users who aren’t just after functionality.There’s my brief overview of what I think are the three best apps on the market. They’re ranked in no particular order. I use all three and have no horse in the race, so interested to see your thoughts on my points and the apps. Cheers!

Alright, was introducing my sister to Crypto when she asked me about which apps to use. This got me thinking about how there's a few different options and it can be a little bit confusing to the new guys & girls. I've picked apart a few apps and here's what I've found. These opinions are my own and I'd like to hear if you agree/disagree.

Delta

Pros:

  1. Design – Delta's application is very user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, this is REALLY important to keep people interested in Crypto. If the app they use for prices is too complicated, they're not really going to be tracking the prices all that often.
  2. Although Delta doesn't support automatic entries, Delta allows users to manually enter their holdings. This is the simplest solution and goes along with the app's concept of being user friendly. Delta also has a watchlist.
  3. Delta has a rather large variety of supported coins. I think its over 2000. Essentially, if the coin is on CMC it is also on Delta. Although most new users will be sticking to the top 100 (maybe even top 10?) it's helpful for the more adventurous investors.

Cons:

  1. Free version only has one portfolio. If you need access to multiple portfolios (really helpful), that's going to cost you four bucks a month. Ya'll could be using that to increase your Crypto holdings 😉

  2. 24 price history. To see the 24 price history, you have to upgrade. I feel with this option Delta is really nickle and nickel-and-dimeing us here. EDIT: I was incorrect, Delta doesn't this behind a paywall.

Blox

Pros:

  1. Blox supports multiple portfolios at no cost. This allows advanced traders to keep tabs on their entire balance. Useful for splitting positions up between high/medium/low risk views.
  2. Blox lets you input your exchange API keys to automatically display your trades in-app. You are also able to enter in your ERC20/BTC addresses to display incoming/outgoing transactions. This is huge and even more, it's a free feature. With Blox you don't need to add trades in manually.
  3. Access on iOS, Android and Web. Automatically syncs between the three – useful if you're in an office and on the go at different times.
  4. Free. There's no paid version of Blox, and no ads. It's completely free.
  5. They publicise their team members on their website, it's not a big deal but I appreciate their openess.

Cons:

  1. Language support is fairly limited. English is the only available language. I'd like to see Japanese added due to their growing interest in Crypto.
  2. Currently in BETA so some bugs may be present. In my week of using it I experienced only one bug, some coin icons talk a little while to update.
  3. Auto trade import only supports four exchanges, Binance, Bittrex, Kraken & Poloniex. I'd like to see Bitfinex, OKex and Kucoin added.

Blockfolio

Pros:

  1. Price notifications that actually work. I was using Delta for a bit and set some price notifications for NANO. They never sent causing me to miss some buying opportunities. This happened on my sister's phone also which leads me to believe it's not an isolated event.
  2. News integration. Blockfolio integrates important headlines from Coindesk etc into their app. This is helpful if you're quickly checking the price and wondering why it dipped/spiked. Saves you opening another app.
  3. Charts are suuuper fucking simple and insightful. I wish every app had charts like these. Chart history is way better than Delta as well.

Cons:

  1. While using Blockfolio for the last week or so I had a few price syncing issues. It's not a huge deal but obviously not optimal, I can see it leading to some rash buying/selling decisions for newer users.
  2. All info displayed by Blockfolio must be input manually (holdings), when you have a number of holdings this can be really tedious to enter.
  3. Trading pairs can be limited occasionally. Some coins only show BTC & fiat pairs which surprised me.
  4. The UI just isn't that great. Looks dated to me. This can be off putting to new users who aren't just after functionality.

There's my brief overview of what I think are the three best apps on the market. They're ranked in no particular order. I use all three and have no horse in the race, so interested to see your thoughts on my points and the apps. Cheers!

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