The official MetaTrader 4 platform developed by MetaQuotes is available only for Windows and mobile devices. However, Tickmill values your comfort and is always willing to go the extra mile to provide you with the best tools for a hassle-free Forex trading. As Apple computers become more and more popular among traders, we built a native MetaTrader 4 Mac application to match the needs of our clients.
While most brokers are just offering a plain installation guide describing a time-consuming setup process of MT4 on Mac, Tickmill gives you an opportunity to kick-start with the world’s most popular currency trading platform on your Mac in a matter of seconds.
What is inside
Tickmill provides you with a MetaTrader 4 platform for your Mac that is almost identical to a regular Windows application.
This software comes with numerous useful features and functionalities, among which are:
- 3 types of charts
- 9 time frames
- Over 50 default indicators
- Lots of graphical objects
- Multiple charts
- Option to install any custom indicator
- Full customisation
Now you are able to benefit from all of this via a one-off installation process that is as simple as with any other app available outside of App Store.
Installation on Mac
This guide will quickly uncover the installation, usage and removal of MetaTrader 4 for Mac. You will need to allow applications downloaded outside of App Store in order to successfully install the platform. This is how you do it:
Before launching MT4 for Mac, go to System Preferences by typing the respective command in your Spotlight search, which is located in the top right panel of your screen.
When in System Preferences, access Security & Privacy, then choose General tab and allow apps downloaded from anywhere. Also, make sure to unlock the ability to make changes by clicking on the lock in the bottom corner by typing in your username and password.
The next step is to locate MT4 for Mac .dmg installer. Usually, all new downloads are placed in the Downloads folder. Then launch a .dmg installation file. When the .dmg file is pressed, drag and drop Tickmill MT4 Mac application icon to the Applications folder. This will finalize the installation process.
Now your MetaTrader 4 is ready to be accessed from the Applications folder. You can also quickly access your brand-new trading terminal by using Spotlight and typing in ‘Tickmill MT4 Mac’.
Our MT4 for Mac software update is done automatically. This process runs simultaneously with a regular Windows version update. After each update the terminal shuts down without any notification – just launch the application again and continue using an updated version.
To see your current version of MetaTrader 4 software, click on the Help tab in the top navigation panel and select the About option just as you would do in the MT4 for Windows.
Expert Advisors for Mac
To install additional tools like Expert Advisors (EAs), custom indicators and scripts, open the Applications folder, right-click on the app icon and choose Show Package Contents.
Now you can see the entire content of the installation file. Double click on ‘drive_’ to get to the MetaTrader 4 structure, then go to Program Files -> MetaTrader 4 / MQL4 / Expert / Indicators, etc. and copy-paste the indicators in the respective folders.
Once done, restart your MT4 for Mac and discover a new indicator in the respective MT4 EA’s panel.
If you ever wish to remove the software from your computer, this is done rather simply. In fact, the process is no different from removing any other application and looks as follows.
First, locate the Applications folder in Finder – either by using Spotlight or going directly to the Applications folder via clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock. When in the Applications folder, find Tickmill MT4 Mac application, right-click on it and select the option ‘Move To Trash’, then make a left click to confirm. After the app has been moved to trash, you can permanently delete it by navigating to the Trash and using the right click to execute the ‘Empty Trash’ command. Removing the application from the Trash will leave no trace of Tickmill MT4 Mac on your computer.
Known Bugs and Issues
Currently, there are no known issues with Tickmill trading terminal for Mac. If you do experience any, please let us know in our Support and we will solve it promptly.
We have personally tested MT4 for Mac application and have not discovered any functionality issues that could make trading on the Mac OS terminal inferior to the Windows version. Nevertheless, trading with emulated applications is done at your own risk. We strongly suggest you to first become familiar with the software functionality on a Demo account and make sure that the application runs as intended on your particular Mac computer.