Hello all, I hope your investment peregrinating is moving smoothly. A while back, I came across, on here, an idea by a founding member, on here by the tag of #Zaccharles who had created a beta version of a desktop app for…you guessed it, freetrade!! I have just realised that it is functioning well and he is in the process of further developing it. Thank you Zac, it is a novel idea and I hope that the Freetrade honcho and his team will give it their blessing. If you haven’t tried it out, check it out here- https://freetweb.com/
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Hi Jonny, it requires you to log in with the email you registered with and it sends a one-time-passcode to your email address plus the website is https which signifies that the data traffic is secured. I hope that helps.
In addition to what @Amynja77 has said, I can only add that none of your data is processed or stored outside of your browser, except for by Freetrade’s backend APIs.
It’s entirely up to you if you choose to trust me and use it. I get nothing out of it other than the warm & fuzzy feeling of providing something useful to people (unless people click the “buy me a coffee” link at the bottom).
I’ve just tried it for the first time today. Yesterday it said my email was not on a list, but worked fine today and I’ve got it loaded. Question though, the portfolio is out of date in terms of value and holdings, is that intentional or a syncing thing where it’ll catch up?
Not intentional. I know that Freetrade were in the process of moving things around in their backend while I was making this. It looks to me like the official app is now using a more up to date source, while Freetweb is still using the old one. It still updates, but appears to do so less often.
To be honest, I haven’t made any changes to it because I got a bit demotivated since wasn’t sure if people actually wanted to use it, and by lack of official support. That is, reverse engineering the Freetrade platform is very time consuming, and it would have made it a lot easier to move with them if they’d answer questions in emails . Of course, I understand that this isn’t a priority and they have more urgent things to do.
I don’t work for them. I’m just a keen investor. Properly supporting a web product would be involve a lot more time and people resources than just hiring me. As for using it, they have said that people can use it until they have those resources to build an official web app:
I’m glad you like it. Good point on the Plus. I’ve just added a universe filter as well as little Plus tags. SIPP eligibility filtering is available now, so I threw that in too to save doing it later.
I also noticed that the site breaks when you click on some newer stocks. I suspect this is more API changes that I haven’t kept up with as a result of not making changes for 5 months. Maybe I’ll get around to fixing that some day.