As per title, I'm looking for an iOS app that can track a set (technical name is portfolio?) of stocks:

  • give me the value of each stock in real time (this is something even the barebones Stocks app does)
  • alert me if the price of a certain stock exceeds certain upper/lower bounds defined by me

That's all. I don't want to buy/trade anything. Just get price alerts. However, according to


I see that such a question would be off-topic here:

  • Use of software for managing one's finances. (Not recommendations, just questions regarding specific software)

Where can I ask such a question in the SE hierarchy?


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In general there's no guarantee there's anywhere in the SE network where a particular question would be on-topic. However in this case https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ is reasonably likely. (But you should check its on-topic list for yourself.)

  • You're right: my question was a shorthand for "can I ask my Q on the SE network, and if yes, where?". I may have been not clear enough.
    – DeltaIV
    Apr 19, 2022 at 7:33
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    Given that you actually asked on meta first, I thought you probably did realise it; but it's something I end up saying to people asking off-topic questions every so often so it felt worth saying for the benefit of future readers. Apr 19, 2022 at 7:39
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    +1, this is on-topic at SoftwareRecs.SE. They even have a finance tag.
    – Ben Miller
    Apr 19, 2022 at 13:31

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