StockTwits’ Desktop Program Offers Unparalleled Stock Social Networking Interface

Melanie Gross
Jul 1, 2011
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Companies, Software, Twitter, Windows software

Sorting through the mess of financial programs on the market today can be so difficult that many people give up altogether. There are simply too many poor applications on the market that do nothing to actually help you connect with those in the know and improve your financial portfolio. StockTwits, an online financial social networking hub, wants to put a stop to that. They have expanded their products from solely online gathering places to desktop information centers, and have recently launched their free desktop program, which is still working through its beta stages, for you to try out.

To get started with the desktop program follow this link and download the program. It installs easily and does not require much effort as longs as you have Adobe Air already on your machine. Once installed, follow the link provided by the program to setup a StockTwits account if you have not already done so. This will serve as you login for the program and will allow you to get customized Twitter feeds and up to the minute stock information.

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The interface is pretty simple, although it can appear a bit confusing at first. Your screen is divided into a series of columns in which you choose what information appears. By clicking on the Add Streams button in the top left of the program you can select new content to place in those columns, choosing from things like subscribed Twitter finance feeds, charts showing the performance of your specific stocks, or even general news updates.

By clicking on the links found in Twitter posts you can fly through StockTwits’ own built in browser to find out more information, reviewing original articles or new series of streams on that specific topic. This does not disturb your existing information thanks to the tabs feature, which allows you to open up quite a bit of information at the same time.

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Yet the StockTwits desktop program is far more than a consolidation point for information streaming in a cross the web. You can send your own messages back out through your own Twitter feed by clicking on the Message button in the top left of the screen.

You can also get up to the minute, professionally produced stock programming through StockTwits TV which can be opened up directly through the desktop program. This may well be the feature that pushes the program over the top for you. It provides audio and visual programming about what is happening in finance as it happens, giving you advice that, when coupled with the information streaming into your interface, can help you make better financial decisions.

If you are less interested in the multitude of features the desktop application has and are in search of things that you can put on your mobile devices, fear not – StockTwits is prepared to help you out as well. In addition to their more average (but still impressive) features like WordPress plugins and browser extensions the company offers free applications for the Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad. They offer the same kind of productivity provided in the full desktop program but in a more consolidated format. You can find links to the full line of downloads right here.

Finance programs certainly are not for everyone, but those interested in keeping up with their stocks while getting real-time advice from those who actually know what they are doing will likely find StockTwits’ desktop program a great tool. Keeping up with the financial world can be very difficult, and this program helps tackle that challenge.


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  1. The Dark Lady said on July 9, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Martin, I would appreciate that you do not censor this post, as it’s informative writing.

    Onur, there is a misleading statement “[…] GIFs are animated images …”. No, obviously you don’t seem to have take much notice of what you were told back in March regarding; Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).

    For example, (if you had read my replies within that thread, you might have learnt something useful). I even mentioned, “GIF intrinsically supports animated images (GIF89a)”.

    You linked to said article, [Related: …] within this article, but have somehow failed to take onboard what support you were given by several more knowledgeable people.

    If you used AI to help write this article, it has failed miserably.

    1. E. Fromme said on September 29, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      EMRE ÇITAK posts are useless because they are fraught with inaccuracies and are irrelevant.

  2. KeZa said on August 17, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    AI is stupid, and it will not get any better if we really know how this all works. Prove me wrong..

  3. Database failure said on August 18, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Martin, [#comment-4569908] is only meant to be in: []. Whereas it appears duplicated in several recent random low-quality non relevant articles.

    Obviously it [#comment-4569908] was posted: 9 July 2023. Long before this thread even existed… your database is falling over. Those comments are supposed to have unique ID values. It shouldn’t be possible to duplicate the post ID, if the database had referential integrity.

  4. Howard Pearce said on August 25, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Don’t tell me!

    Ghacks wants the state to step in for STATE-MANDATED associations to save jobs!!!

    Bring in the dictatorship!!!

    And screw Rreedom of Association – too radical for Ghacks maybe

  5. Howard Allan Pearce said on September 7, 2023 at 9:13 am

    GateKeeper ?

    That’s called “appointing” businesses to do the state’s dirty work!!!!!

    But the article says itself that those appointed were not happy – implying they had not choice!!!!!!

  6. owl said on September 7, 2023 at 9:50 am

    @The Dark Lady,
    @Database failure,
    @Howard Pearce,
    @Howard Allan Pearce,

    Note: I replaced the quoted URI scheme: https:// with “>>” and posted.

    The current is owned by “Softonic International S.A.” (sold by Martin in October 2019), and due to the fate of M&A, has changed in quality.
    Many Authors of bloggers and advertisers certified by Softonic have joined the site, and the site is full of articles aimed at advertising and clickbait.
    As it stands, except for articles by Martin Brinkmann, Mike Turcotte, and Ashwin, they are low quality, unhelpful, and even vicious. It is better not to read those articles.
    How to display only articles by a specific author:
    Added line to My filters in uBlock Origin:,.home-posts,.home-category-post:not(:has-text(/Martin Brinkmann|Mike Turcotte|Ashwin/))

    By the way, if you use an RSS reader, you can track exactly where your comments are (I’m an iPad user, so I use “Feedly Classic”, but for Windows I prefer the desktop app “RSS Guard”).
    RSS Guard: Feed reader which supports RSS/ATOM/JSON and many web-based feed services.

  7. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    We all live in digital surveillance glass houses under scrutiny of evil people because of people like Musk. It’s only fair that he takes his turn.

  8. Anonymous said on September 18, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    “Operating systems will be required to let the user choose the browser, virtual assistant and search engine of their choice. Microsoft cannot force users to use Bing or Edge. Apple will have to open up its iOS operating system to allow third-party app stores, aka allow sideloading of apps. Google, on the other hand, will need to provide users with the ability to uninstall preloaded apps (bloatware) from Android devices. Online services will need to allow users to unsubscribe from their platform easily. Gatekeepers need to provide interoperability with third-parties that offer similar services.”

    Wonderful ! Let’s hope they’ll comply with that law more than they are doing with the GDPR.

  9. sean conner said on September 27, 2023 at 6:21 am

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