IBKR Desktop

Welcome to the Future of
Desktop Trading


Seeing is believing. We invite you to see for yourself why IBKR Desktop is on its way to becoming the ultimate trading platform. Download the new software below, then log in with your IBKR account credentials to test drive our work in progress.

IBKR Desktop (Preview)

IBKR Desktop is currently in preview mode with many features still in development. See the IBKR Desktop release notes for the latest updates.

See what's in the pipeline for future releases, and please contact us at nTWS-feedback@ibkr.com if you have any questions.

IBKR Desktop supports both live and paper trading. If you encounter any issues, please let us know using the Feedback icon in the left panel, and complete your trading actions using TWS or Client Portal.

Not all account types are currently supported. Ineligible account types include:
RIAs, Non-Professional Advisors, Family Offices, Introducing Brokers/Introducing Broker Clients,
Money Managers, and Hedge Fund Advisors

IBKR Desktop is not yet available for Linux.

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How Do We Look So Far?

We'd love your feedback as we continue to develop our new trading platform. We know this initial version is limited, so please comment on what's there and what you hope to see instead of what's missing. Currently available features include:

  • Rapid Order Entry: Quickly enter orders from the Price panel with our streamlined Rapid Order Entry panel, and create rapid orders from within Watchlists and Option Chains. Easily update the limit price using the Price Wand. Use the full Order Ticket when needed for more order parameters.
  • Charts: Enjoy Advanced Charts with multi-chart layout mode (see up to eight different charts!) with optional synching for instrument, time periods and intervals and crosshair.
  • Options: Easily create options orders with Option Chains, and multi-leg combinations with the Strategy Builder. Elect to mirror option chain columns with a click and toggle the display between List and Tab views.
  • Derivatives: Other derivatives tools including Performance Profile, Option Rollover, Exercise/Lapse Options tool and support for trading options on futures.
  • News & Research: Customizable News & Research is accessible as a new tab in the Quote panel, and from the See More News link in the right-panel News tile.
  • Column Customization: Create custom views or select pre-defined system views with specific column sets to optimize your column customization! Available for Option Chains, Watchlists, and Portfolio.
  • Hotkeys: Use keyboard combinations to complete common order creation and platform actions like buy, sell, cut and paste, insert, and more. Create custom hotkey combinations to perform frequently used actions like create a sell limit order or a buy market order.
  • Search: Quickly find instruments using Search in the title bar. Currently supported assets include stocks, ETFs, options (single and multi-leg combos), futures, and funds.
  • Notification Center: Create Market and Price Alerts, manage FYIs and other notifications in the Notification Center.
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What's in the Pipeline?

The IBKR Desktop platform you've downloaded is our initial version. Below are some of the features we're working on for future releases:

  • Advanced Options Tools
  • Custom Layouts
  • More enhancements to Rapid Order Entry
  • Table Customization
  • Additional Order Types
  • Additional Product Types
  • Level II Market Depth
  • Market Screeners 
  • Much more
Click the IBKR Desktop button below to download and install our new preview version of our "built from the ground up" trading platform. Once the software is installed, log in by double-clicking the newly installed IBKR Desktop icon and entering your IBKR account credentials.


  • Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations.