IGG releases iBiz 4 - Improves Performance, Lower Price

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[prMac.com] Putney, VT - IGG Software announces the release of iBiz 4, a full-version upgrade to its market-leading application for time-tracking, billing and project management. iBiz 4 ($40, or $20 to registered iBiz users) requires OS X 10.5 Leopard, and is available for immediate download.

"We see more people offering free-lance or consulting services in this economy, and they need great tools," says Ian Gillespie, President of IGG. "Tracking billable time, generating invoices promptly and managing receivables are simple, seamless features in iBiz 4. While it's a premium app in its category, we're releasing the new version at a price point where its value is self-evident."

* New features in iBiz 4 include Statements, making it easy to send an overview of all past billing activity. Users can elect to send invoices and payments from a particular date range, or select specific items to include in statements. iBiz 4 also adds new, customizable templates for statements, invoices and reports.

* iBiz 4 leverages the performance of Mac OS X with new graphs powered by Core Animation and a completely new iCal sync engine for projects, events, to-do lists, invoice due dates with alarms, and other timeline-driven aspects of project or billing management.

* A multitude of interface refinements to iBiz 4 also enhance the user experience. Among the improvements are a new pop-up inspector to quickly edit project information; a modified main window for better access to and organization of to-dos, files or events; the ability to organize clients into groups, or to view client subtext with balances or past-due info; simplified (add) or - (delete) buttons for projects, clients and elsewhere; and many other changes that create a smoother, more intuitive UI.

* Also newly available is the iBiz Professional package ($100, including iBiz Server 4 and two licenses for iBiz Client 4), making iBiz the only networkable app in its class. For law offices, ad agencies, design firms or any enterprise with multiple users generating billable hours, the iBiz Pro client/server combo grows as the business does, adding users with a seamless upgrade process - even from the stand-alone version of iBiz.

iBiz 4, available as a free trial download, is also compatible with IGG's iBank 3, the leading Mac-only personal finance management app; iBank Mobile, a fully syncable version for the iPhone and iPod Touch, will be available from the App Store in June.

IGG Software, LLC, was founded in 2003 by developer Ian Gillespie. Based in Putney, Vermont, the company engages in sustainable practices such as purchasing all of its energy from renewable sources. For further information, review licenses, or to schedule an interview with Ian Gillespie, please contact IGG Marketing Director Scott Marc Becker.

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