When looking for portfolio tracking apps, I’ve found that the simplest ones with the cleanest designs are the ones I end up sticking with. In my previous article a few months ago, the list pointed out advantages of some of the popular apps. However, that doesn’t mean that things haven’t changed. I recently stumbled upon an app with considerably less media presence, since they’re just starting out, and decided to highlight why I think they’re the best option on the market right now.
What makes KryptoGraphe so special?
1. The Design and Ease of Use
KryptoGraphe is extremely well designed and intuitive – it works straight out of the box and is user friendly to start. This goes beyond just the real time charts and graphs, which in 2018 should be flawless and well-designed in every app, and shouldn’t require special mention. However, the competition doesn’t live up to this paradigm. Coins are displayed in a vast array of local currencies, according to your choice, and isn’t just limited to popular ones like USD. Adding and removing trades are easy, but the app focuses in making it even easier to add exchange APIs, so you never have to manually add trades if you use popular exchanges like Bitfinex, Bittrex, Binance or Kucoin.
2. Built in News and Coinmarketcap
My daily cryptocurrency ritual when I woke up was twofold; open my portfolio tracker to see how many percentage points I was down by, and then open up Coinmarketcap to see how much the rest of the market was up by. I’d then open up my various sources of crypto news and information – reddit’s r/cryptocurrency, various publications and content aggregators like Google Play News. KryptoGraphe does both of these in the app – there’s a built in Coinmarketcap page as well as a news page that’s updated frequently (3-5 times a day) with useful information. It’s a small thing but it makes being informed about events faster and easier. With apps like these, it’s the little things that matter.
3. APIs with Most of the Large Exchanges
I was pleasantly surprised to find that APIs for all of the exchanges I use are present on KryptoGraphe. I could connect all of my accounts. Most apps have large exchanges like Bittrex and Binance, but the smaller ones like Cryptopia or Kucoin are missing. Having access to tracking portfolios from smaller exchanges is a huge boon, and the developers of KryptoGraphe have my thanks for this.
4. Know How You Perform
Percentile scores for your portfolio that grade you not just on an absolute scale, but against similar investors with similar profiles, show you how you’re performing. This ‘gamification’ of crypto-tracking gives an added dimension and will certainly help you understanding which of your assets are underperforming the rest of the market. It’s useful to investors who are just starting out and want to gauge their investment performance against the market at large. You can also compare against specific groups such as Top 25 percentile investors or investors from your country.