cTrader is a trading platform offered by some social trading forex brokers as an alternative to their designated social trading platforms. The platform was originally released in 2011, and has become popular among a group of retail traders for its good and intuitive design, as well as the ultra-fast order execution it is known for.
Social trading platforms are different from cTrader in the way that they are usually designed to be much simpler to use. Many of the social trading platforms therefore do not come with the type of advanced trading and analysis tools that can be found in platforms like cTrader. On the other hand, however, this also makes these platforms much easier to use for new traders, which is part of the idea behind social trading.