SoKC Gold's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
I bought this for the calculator, but was very disappointed. It only calculates 9, 14, 18, 22 and 24KT. What about 10KT? Not flexible - or useful - enough to justify $5.99. I buy scrap gold jewelry every day, and this seems like a pretty obvious gap. Also, the lack of information or screen shots on the calculator makes me feel cheated, like they were hiding something. Get the free Kitco or Bloomberg app instead. I wish there was a way to give zero or a half star - one star is more than I wanted to give this.
Asi Es Cierto's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
Ok, this is a really solid program. There is 1 serious problem and another couple of issues that could make this much better. Let's deal with the "cons" first. First the serious issue: When reading what this program will do above it says, "Scrolling up the calculator displays the metal's common fineness measurements, priced in user defined currency, in ounces or grams. Gold fineness measurements include 24k, 22k, 18, 14k, 12k, 10k and 9k." This lead me to believe that one could calculate in any of those karat weights. This is not so. This program WILL NOT calculate in 10k or 9k gold. It is not possible to select either of these weights. It will on the other hand show you what the spot price is in each of the karat weights, but will not let you calculate in 10k or 9k. This is a very serious omission and that is why I deducted 2 stars. If I'm trying to get an idea of the value of something someone wants to sell and it is 10k, I have to use 2 programs - this one to look up the price per gram and another to calculate the price (multiply price per gram by number of grams of the piece being looked at). Come on programmers, it should be VERY easy to add at least 10k to the calculator. The next issue is that it does not include any latin american currencies. Again, a pretty simple issue that could be addressed in an update, I believe. (This company has another program called iCurrencyPad which is heads and shoulders above all others of it's kind. This is why I know they can implement other currencies into this program.) One more issue on the minus side - the multi day chats are not readable. Could you make it so we can pinch and expand them? And how about making this a universal app that at least takes advantage of the iPad's screen size. It would make viewing the charts a real joy. Ok, now to it's good points. Wow is it ever a great program. It is solid. And a HUGE advantage is that it is available in numerous languages. It works with IOS 4.0 (programmers need to insure compatibility with 4.2) which is a huge advantage. If you need to know precious metal prices, get this now. It is the best. And while it has been awhile since it has been updated, let's hope one is forthcoming shortly to address simple usability issues that would skyrocket the popularity of this program. To recap: Cons: * Needs to add the ability to calculate at least 10k gold along with the others. * Needs to include more currencies (latin american, please). * Multi day charts need to be able to be expanded so they are readable. * Need to make universal so it takes advantage of iPad too. Pros: * Can be used in numerous languages. * Rock solid. * Fast. * Very organized and a pleasure to look at and work with. * Great interface Note to programmers: With precious metals going through the roof right now, this your opportunity to make this a runaway best seller. You are sooooo close.
Mint 2k's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
No 10k in the calculator? The majority of scrap and broken gold coming across my counter is either 10k or 14k. I'm only able to use this app half of the time because the 10k fineness is not available in the calculator, so i have to hit a website. I has hoping this app would replace that hassle. Please, please, please give an update for this. Get rid of 9k if you have too, but in the US, we see a lot of 10k, and missing this in the calculator really cripples the app. Everything else is absolutely awesome. Again, I'm begging you.... Add the 10k option to the calculator.
Abdulla Al-Khalifa's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
Use to be a great app when it had charts and for a while now chart don't work and it very important to see historical data. Hope they fix this It's been a while now
noware's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
Does what it does! Just if the programmer can add a function to track your metal purchases so you can figure your average that would be cool.
plaintiger's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
first, anybody who thinks $7.99 is a lot of money is seriously delusional. I mean, $7.99 is a lot of money for a piece of Dubble Bubble, sure, but it's not a lot of money for a pretty and very useful iPhone application that beautifies, clarifies and takes all the effort out of a task some of us perform numerous times a day (and that does all that on a platform you can carry around in a holster on your belt). if you don't think this app is worth the price, then don't buy it - which means you can't use it, which in turn means you're incapable of writing an informed review of it, so just keep your mouth shut. : P if, however, you have use for the functionality this app provides, you will not find that functionality in a clearer, handier or more elegant package anywhere. not even in my all-time favorite iPhone app, Bloomberg. Bloomberg has commodities prices now, yes, but you have to do a bunch of tapping and dragging to get to them (if there's a way to add commodities to your portfolio page, I haven't found it), and they don't update once you're there. by contrast, one tap on iGold's icon is all it takes to see gold, silver and platinum prices that update themselves before your eyes at whatever interval you've specified. if Bloomberg's approach is sufficient to your needs, then skip this app, but if you'd appreciate much easier access to spot prices and for them to keep updating themselves once you've arrived, iGold's your baby.
FullAuto's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
Some people would actually pay 50 dollars for a carton of cigarettes. I wouldn't pay a dime. Things are only worth what YOU are willing to pay for them. And it differs for everyone, and everyone's valuation is correct - for them.
WaileaHi's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
I love this app. I'm clicking on it all the time to see how my metals are doing. I would love to see palladium added however. One of my most frequently used apps. With positions in the metals markets it's a nice, seemless app that does the job. $7.99 for it? That's less than 1 ounce of gold moves in a typical day. I'm venturing the guess that most traders don't care one whit about the cost.
uzronline's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
First time use, app is great and easy to use. It would be a great also to add 21k price too.
xau fool's Review of IgoldReviewed on 9/22/19 1:50 PM
As far as I'm concerned, this app works great, and is certainly useful to me since it provides the spot prices I want to watch, continuously updated 24 hours a day. The Stocks interface is ok, but the spot gold price code does not work, at least not on my iPhone. And I'll gladly pay a few bucks to avoid either routinely changing a futures contract code or constantly going to the internet for price quotes. If the Bloomberg app provides metal (or currency or energy) prices, I can't find them. Sure, I got iGold for the new improved price of $7.99, but I for one would be more than willing to pay $9.99 for any interface that provided currency or energy prices as seamlessly as iGold provides metal prices. And I can't wait for the updates.