Thanks again Enochbenjamin
I will look at IB and see what their charting can offer. Just now I use MT4 because of the customising available to me, such as constructing MMA's and Multi-Time Frame indicators in the one window. (When I get the Charts loaded I will post an example of what I am doing).
I can feel the tide turning against MSOFT because now that I am a Mac user, I am seeing more and more product and more and more effort to supply product (software) for Mac.
It's about choice - and freedom.
In my view MSOFT could do much better - but dollars are coming before service - again just my view.
Enoch - the sharing of information like you are doing is enabling people like myself to go for it, when we want to break out of the MSOFT bondage.
Don't get me wrong - I have been a happy long time user of MSOFT. But they have "kept ahead" of the market by updating... updating ... ad nauseum.
Who can remember the genetic lineage of computers - 186 ... 286 ... 386 ... 486 ... Pentium Mark I - II - III - IV and on it goes. Each new release comes with it's own bucket of software.
Windows versions occupy a whole page of the search engine, from Win 3.1 to Windows Vista. You have to have a suitcase full of discs for the ad-ons.
There isn't any reason in the first place NOT to have included ALL this software in the original (ie each new version) package ... other than perhaps commercial - I am open to other rationale for it.
MSOFT is a large corporation - they deserve to be - and it is a megalith that produces wonderful innovative software.
But why has it come at such a cost to the consumer? In time, when they are dragged kicking and screaming (see previous lawsuits) through the courts they may open up a bit and quit their marketing mentality and get on with providing better service to loyal customers.
If they weren't examining their share price so closely, they would see a huge market in working with and providing software for their opposition.
There would then be no need for consumers like myself to look over the fence to see if there is something else ... something better.
As in trading ... "Get the method right and the money looks after itself."
Sorry for the dummy spit - just a bit cranky about having to go to abnormal lengths to accommodate a decent charting package on the Mac when it need not be this way.