Stock Trading on Mac and Linux Operating System in India

Published on Saturday, May 3, 2014 by Team | Modified on Sunday, August 9, 2020

Stock Trading on Mac and Linux Operating System in India

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Apple Mac OC and Linux OS i.e. Ubuntu are not very popular in India's computer market; where Windows dominates.

A rare but a true requirement for traders in India who uses Apple Mac machine or Linux computers is a trading platform that works on OS other than Windows.


  • Almost all stock brokers in India offer Mobile Trading App for Apple phones.
  • All brokers offer a browser-based trading website that works in Safari or Chrome browser on Linux.

Finding a broker that provides Mac / Linux OS trading terminal (installable) is difficult.

List of brokers in India offering trading terminal for Mac & Linux OS:

  1. Indiabulls (Power Indiabulls Trading Terminal - Installable)

My broker doesn't offer trading terminal for Mac/Linux OS; what other options do I have?

  1. Use a mobile app or trading website.
  2. Switch to brokers who offer Mac / Linux OS trading terminal.
  3. Choose the broker of your interest and use call & trade feature.
  4. Install windows in dual boot or use windows virtual machine i.e. VMWare or VirtualBox (free).

Which discount broker offers to trade on Mac / Linux in India?

As per our research; we didn't find any discount brokers having a trading terminal that works on Mac or Linux OS. Brokers like Zerodha, upstox and 5paisa uses either NSE Trading Platform NOW or Omnesys Technologies NEST. Both of them do not support Mac.

Are you using Mac or Linux to trade in the India market?

Please share your views, feedback and experience with us by posting the comments below.

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12. Ligit Logic   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Nov 15, 2022 11:50:14 AMReply
bhai chowd m aake 2 lakh ka laptop Lia, pta chela software hi nahi chal rahe bhad m jaye Mac main to windows install kerne ki koshis kr raha hu. Macbook M2 Pro.
11. Rajesh Roy   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Apr 20, 2022 11:30:44 PMReply
I appeal, atleast famous brokers make their trading platforms on linux also, because linux is secure.
10. Akul A M   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Jul 18, 2021 5:28:29 PMReply
How about KeatProX
9. jumbli   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|May 1, 2016 8:03:38 AMReply
Power Indiabulls is Java based and works perfectly on Linux and Mac. I strongly recommend Indiabulls if you need Linux or Mac compatibility. The Linux and Mac versions of PIB are available on their website for download.
9.1. Vikash Agarwal   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Feb 16, 2018 7:45:17 PM
Hey is the app still available for Mac ?
8. Tom Shankar   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Mar 23, 2017 12:12:18 AMReply
It''s sad that there is no significant trading platforms are available in Linux. I am using Debian and Arch for a long term and still not found any good trading apps compatible with this.
7. suhail   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Sep 1, 2016 4:09:26 PMReply
I think that stock brokers should write their trading apps in Java for portability across operating system.
6. SK   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Apr 2, 2016 9:01:03 AMReply
No trade terminal available to run on Ubuntu or Linux platform.
5. chandan   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Jul 17, 2015 12:00:16 PMReply
hi everybody i am using macbook but my broker no provide terminal for macbook
my broker is sharekhan,
i would like to find another broker for good terminal for macbook book pro ,
thank you
4. Yogesh   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Nov 21, 2014 1:36:36 PMReply
I''m doing trading with sharekhan on linux, but only through chrome browser, although I do not face any issues in it, but I need terminal software or standalone software.
Your post is excellent on this topic and will watch discount brokers if they can provide this software in future.
3. Pravin   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|Jul 8, 2014 12:49:51 PMReply
I am linux fan. My brother does trading and I was insisting him to switch ot linux from Windows. He has only one complaint. His nest trading software does not work on linux. It is so unfortunate.
2. Ankit   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|May 4, 2014 11:31:20 AMReply
I have been using Sharekhan website for trading on Mac from more than a year and haven''t faced any issues. I have to switch from Motilal Oswal to Sharekhan since Motilal Oswal website wasn''t fully compatible with Mac(chrome or firefox browser).
1. Apoorv   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|May 3, 2014 8:40:51 PMReply
Excellent post. One more thing that Mac users can do is to install (use) Windows OS from their Mac. There are a couple of ways to do this - either install Windows in a dual boot up or a virtualization software such as VMWare or VirtualBox (virtualbox is free).