Cryptowatch Desktop is a fully-customizable application for your desktop that lets you build your own, completely unique market views. A dashboard on Cryptowatch Desktop can feature multiple markets across any exchange listed on Cryptowatch — you can easily track your investments from a single window, without the need to navigate from page to page.
Some of the advantages of Cryptowatch Desktop include:
Watching a collection of markets with multi-chart layouts
Comparing markets across exchanges in a single window
Building multi-exchange, asset-specific views
Implementing tick charts into your analysis
Include only the information you need — every view is 100% customizable
The following actions can be done at any time using the top-bar of the application. Check out the Cryptowatch Desktop hotkeys Guide to see hotkeys for the following actions (and more):
Switch between dashboards
Click the drop-down menu in the top-bar. It is indicated by the name of the current dashboard and a downward-facing arrow.
Create a new dashboard
Rename a dashboard
Delete a dashboard
Modules are the building blocks of your personal crypto dashboards. When adding a new module, you will be asked to specify its exchange and market. Modules are resizable and can be set to any available market on Cryptowatch.
Cryptowatch Desktop is loaded with some basic default dashboards to get you started, including one derived from your Cryptowatch watchlist.
To add a module to an existing, populated dashboard:
Click an existing module that the new module will be adjacent to
Click either the vertical bar button or the horizontal bar button in the existing modules top bar to add a new module. The vertical bar splits the module’s space vertically, and the horizontal bar splits the space horizontally.
Configure button in the new, empty module space.
You can also use the hotkeys
H (split horizontally) and
J (split vertically) to split an existing module (
J on a Mac).
To edit a module:
Click on the module you wish to change.
Click the gear icon or use the hotkeys
E on a Mac) to open the sidebar.
Make any desired changes to the module using the sidebar settings.
To remove a module:
Click the module you wish to remove
Click the X in its top bar, or use the hotkeys
D on a Mac)
To resize a module:
Click and drag the horizontal space between modules for up/down resizing
Click and drag the vertical space between modules for left/right resizing
Use the hotkeys
U on a Mac) to equalize all module size
In the sidebar you can edit the module type, venue (exchange) and the instrument (market/currency pair). Some modules, like the Candle Chart, have further customization options available. Extra options are listed in detail in each of the module sections below.
Click any of the module names in the table below to jump to its full description.
Adds a candlestick chart to the dashboard
Adds an order book to the dashboard
Adds a 24 hour summary to the dashboard. The summary includes a 24-hour sparkline of the market, 24-hour volume profile, 24-hour OHLC price range, and a liquidity profile.
Adds a tick chart to the dashboard
Adds a ticker to the dashboard. The ticker includes the last-traded price, 24-hour change percent, and the top of the order book for both bids and asks.
Time & Sales
Adds Time & Sales to the dashboard. This is similar to the live trades feed on cryptowat.ch/charts
Selecting the Candle Chart module creates an OHLC Candlestick Chart, like you would find on the Charts page on cryptowat.ch. The Candle Charts module features a price chart (above), a volume indicator (below), separated by a dividing line, and the price and volume axes of each to the right.
The last-traded price of the selected market is highlighted on the Candle Chart’s y-axis (the price scale on the right). The last-traded price is highlighted in green if the price moved up in the most recent trade, and red if the price moved down.
The volume bar below also highlights the most recent volume level in the y-axis (the volume scale on the right).
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Candle Chart to another module type.
Selects the exchange. Markets in the
Selects the currency pair/market for the Candle Chart. Eg: BTC/USD
Selects the interval period for each candle. Eg. 1-Day (
Choose how the price axis of the Candle chart is scaled. Options are linear (price scales uniformly) or Logarithmic (price scales by % change)
Select either 2 Color or 4 Color mode.
Use the slider to scale the bar (candle) width. You can also use the mouse wheel when hovering over the Candle Chart.
Use the slider to increase or decrease the space between each bar (candle).
The Order Book module displays the order book for any specific market on Cryptowatch. The order book shows pending bid (buy) and ask (sell) limit orders in a market. The prices closest to the center on both sides are the “top” of the order book — those are the best bid and ask prices available at the current moment.
In the image above:
Prices in green represent the bid-side of the order book, by descending price from the center.
Prices in red represent the ask side of the order book, by ascending price from the center.
Each unique price level of pending orders in the order book. Multiple orders at the same price level are combined into a single row.
The amount of that market’s traded asset waiting to be bought or sold at its corresponding price level.
The amount of that market’s traded asset waiting to be bought or sold, combined with the amounts at all prior price levels.
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Order Book to another module type.
Selects the exchange. Markets in the
Selects the currency pair/market for the Order Book. Eg: BTC/USD
Used to group prices into larger intervals. A grouping of 0.0 shows all unique price levels in the order book. A grouping of 1.0 in BTC/USD, for example, shows the volumes of orders only at 1-dollar increments.
The summary module is similar to the Asset card view on Cryptowatch’s Assets page. It includes a 24-hour sparkline of the market, 24-hour volume profile, 24-hour OHLC price range, and a liquidity profile.
The top bar of the Summary module shows that it spans a 24 hour period, followed by the last-traded price and 24 hour change in price, as a percent.
Below the top bar are a sparkline and volume indicator for the selected market. The sparkline is colored green at points where the price is above the open price at the start of the 24 hour period. It is colored red at points where the price is below the open price at the start of the 24 period.
The range bar shows the high and low prices at the extreme ends of the bar. The 24 hour high price is to the right, and the 24 hour low price is to the left. The vertical line represents the start price of the 24 hour period, and the dot represents the current price.
Displays the 24 hour volume in both the base and quote currencies of the selected market. The volume measured in base currency is on the left of the /, and the volume measured in quote currency is on the right.
The Liquidity bar visualizes both the bid and ask liquidity (green and red, respectively) as horizontal bars. Order book liquidity is measured to a range of 100 base points (100bp) from the top of the order book on either side.
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Summary to another module type.
Selects the exchange. Markets in the Instruments setting are filtered by the venue selection. Eg: Kraken
Selects the currency pair/market for the Summary. Eg: BTC/USD
Tick charts only advance forward after a certain number of trades have occurred, making them useful for visualizing the true trading action in a market.
The green line represents the top of the bid side of the order book. As it moves, you can see how the best bid changes over time. The color of this line will correspond to the “up” color of your chosen theme.
The red line represents the top of the ask side of the order book. As it moves, you can see how the best ask changes over time. The color of this line will correspond to the “down” color of your chosen theme.
The dots represent trade markers — these mark the points where trades have taken place.
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Tick Chart to another module type.
Selects the currency pair/market for the Tick Chart. Eg: BTC/USD
Show trade markers
Enables trade markers (dots) when selected. Disabled when deselected.
The ticker is a simple but handy module that displays:
The last-traded price of the chosen market (10567.6 in the image above)
The 24 hour price change, as a percent (-1.60% in the image above
The best ask and bid prices in the order book (10567.5 and 10567.6, respectively)
The ticker module complements a full dashboard by summarizing the market succinctly.
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Ticker to another module type.
Selects the exchange. Markets in the
Selects the currency pair/market for the Ticker. Eg. BTC/USD
Increases or decreases the size of the information in the Ticker module.
Shows the best ask/bid prices when enabled. Hides those prices when disabled.
Similar to the Live Trades Feed on Cryptowatch’s Charts page, the Time & Sales module lists trades as they occur in the selected market.
Prices in green (or “up” color) indicate the trade moved the price up
Prices in red (or “down” color) indicate the trade moved the price down
Prices in white (or “text” color) indicate no change in price
The timestamp, in your machine’s local time, in which the trade occurred. Format: hour : minute : second : millisecond
The price that the trade filled at.
The amount of the asset traded. Can be measured in the base or quote currency of the pair via the options menu.
Selects the type of module. Use this to change the Time & Sales to another module type.
Selects the exchange. Markets in the
Selects the currency pair/market for the Time & Sales. Eg. BTC/USD
Minimum amount filter
Filters trades by a minimum amount/volume. Eg, selecting 1 in a BTC/USD market shows only trades that have executed for 1 or more bitcoins.
Accumulate at price
When selected, this groups adjacent trades occurring at the same price into a single row. When deselected, all unique trades are displayed.
Amount in quote units
Measures the amount traded (in the right column) in the quote currency of the pair when selected. When deselected, the amount traded is measured in the base currency of the pair (default).
If Cryptowatch Desktop is running slowly or you encounter an issue, click the Options button (large gear icon in the top-bar). The options sidebar will open, where you can:
Check the connection status between Cryptowatch Desktop and our servers
Adjust the “Update rate” — adjusting it to fewer updates per second may increase the overall performance. The default update rate is 5 updates per second.
If your problem persists, please contact support.