Delta’s cryptocurrency portfolio app was released September 2017 for Android and iOS. It gathered immediate attention from the community as a better alternative to Blockfolio. But should you care? Is it better than the ever-growing number of cryptocurrency portfolio managers out there? In this review, I’ll overview Delta’s main features and what I think.
Pros and Cons
- Free version packed with excellent core functionality.
- Casual investors probably wouldn’t need to purchase the PRO upgrade.
- Entering transactions is easy and intuitive.
- Can setup one-time or recurring alerts.
- You can request a CSV copy of transactions logged inside of Delta’s app.
- Can sync cryptocurrency portfolio across mobile and desktop (beta) apps.
- PRO upgrade is comparatively bad value (at least £64/year).
- Frequently felt unresponsive.
- When imputing a new transaction, the buy and sell price isn’t auto-populated. It’ll just show today’s buy/sell price.
- For whatever reason, this isn’t a feature on Blockfolio either.
- There’s a feature request by someone here for this feature.
- CSV imports not available (but it’s on the roadmap)
The PRO Upgrade: Worth it?
In short: upgrading to PRO isn’t worth it.
Here’s what you get for upgrading:
- Ability to setup multiple portfolios (up to 10).
- Unlimited automatic exchange API imports
- Sync up to 5 devices.
To upgrade, you’ll need to handover £90 per year (monthly subscription) or £64 per year (annual subscription). There’s no lifetime membership option.
Let’s not sugar coat it: this is bad value. For the same cost, you can get a CoinTracking PRO account – which, while more complicated to use, is the superior cryptocurrency portfolio manager. I have a brief overview of CoinTracking here (but it’s due an update).
Automatic API Imports
Undoubtedly, the ability to setup an unlimited number of exchange API imports with the PRO subscription is what will encourage people to upgrade. With the free version, you’re limited to just two automatic exchange API imports.
Delta currently supports automatic API imports from the following exchanges:
Some API imports are only available for PRO users, although this is temporary while they test for issues.
What Do I Think?
This might be harsh, but I wasn’t left particularly disappointed or satisfied with Delta’s cryptocurrency portfolio app.
The free version has the basic functionality (tracking your portfolio, setting up a watchlist, and alerts) which will be sufficient for the majority of ‘casual’ cryptocurrency investors. But the PRO version is underwhelming and overpriced. Based on what’s currently included, I wouldn’t bother upgrading.
For serious cryptocurrency traders or investors, I think you’d be better served by something like CoinTracking. For the same yearly price (£60), you get much more bang for your buck. Although there are numerous alternatives to this, I haven’t tested one with as much functionality as CoinTracking.
Should You Switch From Blockfolio?
For the most part, Blockfolio and Delta are interchangeable. With the addition of automatic API imports, I consider Delta to be the superior offering of the two. But is it worth migrating over for just that? Considering that Blockfolio is looking to add similar functionality in the near future, it’s probably not worth your time and effort – especially since Delta doesn’t support CSV imports at the moment (which means you’ll have to re-enter all your trades).
- I tested this on Android (a glorious Nexus 6) and a Windows PC (meh).
- This review was put together upon request, but I didn’t receive any compensation for it (I’m still writing for giggles).