Mobile and Desktop Trading
Both Coinsmart and Kraken offer mobile and desktop trading platforms for their users. Coinsmart's mobile app has been significantly improved, and now has a 3.3 rating on the Apple App Store. However, the app still has limited functionality compared to the desktop platform, which is considered more user-friendly for beginners. Kraken's mobile app has also received high ratings, with a 4.3-star rating from 21,000 reviews on Google Play and a 4.7-star rating from 3200 reviews on the App Store. The Kraken Pro app is available for experienced traders, providing access to advanced order types, charting, and order book data. Kraken's desktop trading platform is also highly rated and offers all the tools and features necessary for making advanced trades. Both Coinsmart and Kraken have good desktop apps for cryptocurrency trading, but Kraken's desktop platform is considered more advanced and provides more options for experienced traders.
CoinSmart has a fun look with bright colours and cartoons. It is enjoyable to use. The dashboard shows everything you need to trade including options to buy, sell, and trade. You can also view your wallets, activity and simple market information.
To use CoinSmart’s advanced features such as limit orders, you can use their advanced trading platform, which is accessible within your user dashboard.
CoinSmart’s iOS app has a 3.4-star rating with 309 reviews. Its Android app has a 2.6-star rating from 94 reviews. Users of the app say the app crashes, is slow, and often freezes. This is why we would recommend using their desktop version.
Coinsmart App trading screen
Coinsmart mobile app interface
Coinsmart mobile app interface while trading
Kraken's app is well-designed and offers tools for both beginners as well as advanced tools for more experienced traders.
Kraken has an “Instant Buy” option, where users can purchase crypto in seconds with their card or from funds in their fiat wallet. Instant Buy, while convenient, incurs high fees. There is a standard purchase fee plus an additional fee depending on the method of payment. Still, the Instant Buy option is suitable for beginners and is easy to navigate.
Kraken Pro has more reasonable fees based on the maker/taker method. However, the interface could be confusing for beginners. It shows advanced charting and offers more trading tools and order types.
Kraken’s mobile app has a 4.5-star rating from 3000+ reviews on the Apple App Store and a 2.2-star rating from over 13,000 reviews on Google Play. A lot of users say the app has trouble loading, certain funding or purchase options are unavailable and it is generally not user-friendly.
Kraken desktop interface
Kraken Pro Trading view
Kraken app interface
Kraken app interface while trading