How to add TA indicators to Desktop charts

This guide demonstrates how to enhance your Desktop charts with indicators and overlays.
Example of a BTCUSD tracking board with analysis tools applied to each chart.
You can add technical analysis (TA) tools to any Candle module in Cryptowatch Desktop.

Adding your first TA tool:

  1. 1.
    Open a new board, or add a Candle module to an existing board.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Candle module, selecting it.
  3. 3.
    Open the Analysis menu. See the list below for different methods.
  4. 4.
    Select an analysis tool to apply to your Candle module.
Repeat step 4 to continue adding indicators and overlays to the Candle module.
Each of these methods opens the Analysis menu:
  • Click the Technical Analysis menu button (the leftmost icon on the top bar of the module).
  • Click “Analysis” from the Edit Module menu after selecting a market.
  • Click the Settings button in the top right, then select Analysis (in the menu, below the module type).
Using the “Indicators/Overlays…” field will add TA tools directly to the price chart. An alternative way to add an overlay is to click the + icon in the “Candle” row, listed under “Fields”.
  • Click the field in the rectangle to add an indicator or overlay to the Candle module.
  • Click the + in the circle to add an overlay to the Candle chart, or the TA tool named in other rows.

Options in the Fields rows

Show/Hide legend
Toggles the data legend in the top-left of the indicator.
Add overlay
Adds an overlay to the Field, using the tool named in the row as its source.
Show/hide TA tool
Toggles the visibility of the tool.
Remove tool
Removes the tool.
Clicking the + icon in another indicator/overlay’s row under “Fields” will add a new overlay to the indicator or overlay itself (eg. Overlaying SMA lines on the Volume indicator).