Many ECN forex brokers offer their clients one or more web-based trading platforms. These could be either web versions of existing desktop platforms for trading forex, CFDs, and other assets, or they could be new trading platforms that are built from the ground up to run in web browsers.
A major benefit of trading with a web platform is that it works just as well on any computer, whether it is running Apple OS, Windows, or any other type of operating system. This is stands in contrast to many legacy trading platforms, which are only developed for Windows computers. Another benefit is that all work done on a web-based trading platform is saved in the cloud, which means that a trader can always continue where he left off, even when logging in from a different computer.