Recommendations and tips that will teach you how to analyze your trading history using the free application. Fast and convenient.
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Authorization in the Diary

Traders can register and "log in" to their trading diaries in different ways. Choose the most convenient for you.

Log in via Email
  • The familiar and most popular method, but you need to remember your login and password.
Login via Telegram
  • For privacy enthusiasts, the Diary is linked to your messenger account.
Login via third-party services
  • The most convenient method - authorization in one click. If your browser is always "logged in" to Google or Yandex, choose this method - you will not need to remember a password.
Note: For more information on authorization methods, please read the article "How to Log in to a Trader's Diary".

To link your Telegram and email accounts, please read "Linking Accounts in the Diary".


Learn how to use hotkeys. Repetitive actions can be easily done by pressing a combination of keys, rather than using the mouse. The most convenient combinations are those that can be pressed with the left hand, without moving the right hand away from the mouse. This saves time. Professional traders use dozens of hotkeys, so take their example.

See below for useful hotkey combinations.

Refresh Data

To forcibly update exchange data, click the button in the upper right corner of the table or use the hotkey combination ctrl+space. The diary will send a request to the exchange, retrieve, process, and display the latest trades. Or it will notify you that there are no new trades. You will see a notification of this on the screen.
That is important to know that if you refresh the browser page by pressing F5 or ctrl+R, the diary will only redraw the page, and the trading data will remain the same. Therefore, if you want to forcibly request fresh data from the core of the exchange, click the button with your mouse or use the ctrl+space key combination.

Expand the last trade

You have opened and closed a position. Now you want to expand the last trade to see the results of the transactions on the chart, for example.
Please note: more information on grouping transactions into trades can be found in the "How trades are calculated" article.
Press the keys shift+space. This combination expands/collapses the last (top) trade on the Crypto Diary or Prop Diary tab.
Tip: Typically, traders click on the icon on the left side of the row (at the beginning) to expand a row in the Diary. There is an easier way: you can expand/collapse a row by clicking anywhere on the row with your mouse.
Expand/Collapse trade card

"Scroll" the sheet

If you have a lot of traders, your entire trading history may not fit on the screen. Press the space bar as many times as needed to scroll the screen to the desired location. This is a standard browser function.

Expand to full screen

If you use a separate monitor for the Diary, it is convenient to use another standard browser function - the F11 key. Press it and the application will expand to full screen, press it again and the window layout will return to its previous state. This is useful for those who have many trades. The function helps to stay focused during the analysis of trading history.

Comments are the foundation of analyzing trading history

Traders make notes in their Diary to re-analyze their trades later on and find errors. You will be surprised by the number of mistakes you can find in your trading over time!

Get into the habit of making comments and reviewing past trading situations, as it can help avoid repeating mistakes.

Important advice - make comments for each trade! Try to comment in two parts: create a comment "why I entered the trade" immediately after opening the position, and the rest - when you close it "at zero". This approach will make comments more valuable because emotions from the trade result will not distort your notes.

Adding Images and Videos

The diary has a feature that is not often used - the ability to attach images and video materials to the trade. If a trader records videos of their trades (as often recommended in trading education) or takes additional screenshots, simply click on the "Images" or "Video" icon to add them.

Video and comments in the trading diary

After some time, when you re-analyze the trade, additional material will be available with just one click.

Signals for scalpers

Trading Signals is a free service of the CScalp community. Trading Signals are available on Telegram and Discord, but it is most convenient to use them on

How to turn it on or off

The signal feed is pinned to the top of the interface by default
Signals in the Traders Diary
Signals are designed for active traders. If you are an investor-trader and are not interested in scalping signals, go to Profile → Settings and turn them off. The signal feed will no longer be displayed on all application tabs.

Ask the author a question

Click on the signal and go to the tab with the chart. Click the button and move to the Telegram channel with signals in English or Russian. There you can join the discussion with other traders. Usually, signal authors participate in the discussion, so you can ask the author of the trading idea a question directly in the comments.

Just in case, remember that entry into the signals channel for traders is open, so you can communicate with both experienced traders and beginners. Listen to advice, but always make decisions on your own.

API keys for the account allows working with multiple accounts. You can connect several accounts of one exchange or different exchanges. For example, 3 Binance accounts, 2 Bybit accounts, and an OKX account can be easily managed in one account. Read more about how to connect a cryptocurrency exchange account to a cryptocurrency diary here.
Important! Always use "read-only" keys. All major exchanges provide this option. A trader can set up access to the account via a key in the personal account on the exchange's website.

Rename the account

API keys names are a random set of characters. To make it easier to remember, assign a clear name to a key pair. For example, "main account" or "OKX account of my brother". In the diary, you can enable a filter in the table and configure the display of keys - only the necessary keys will be displayed.

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