July 11, 2011 in Finance (E)
[prMac.com] Putney, Vermont - IGG Software today announced it has completed testing of iBank 4 for compatibility with Lion, the forthcoming version of Mac OS X. With the release of iBank 4.2.4, now available for download from IGG's website and the Mac App Store, iBank has been declared Lion-ready. In contrast, Quicken 2007 For Mac will not run in Lion at all.
"iBank 4 is the most full-featured finance manager available for the Mac," says the application's developer, IGG president Ian Gillespie. "Mac users forced to give up older versions of Quicken when they upgrade to Lion will be pleased to find that iBank is a powerful, dependable alternative."
Quicken For Mac users planning an upgrade to Lion can review a special page at the IGG Software website that highlights the advantages and benefits of switching to iBank.
iBank 4 was released in September 2010 to widespread acclaim; Macworld has called iBank "beautifully designed and easy to use." Among many new features included in the release were faster transaction entry and dynamic editing options in an intuitive, innovative two-line register; an all-new reporting engine; envelope budgeting; a seamless set-up assistant for transferring data from Mac and PC versions of Quicken, MS Money, or other finance programs; and significant speed enhancements throughout. These improvements built upon longstanding iBank features such as direct downloads from online accounts, custom check printing, robust data export and iPhone sync.
IGG offers an unlimited 30-day free trial download of iBank, free support and a 90-day unconditional guarantee on direct purchases from the IGG web store. The retail price of iBank 4 is $59.99; licensed users of iBank 3 can upgrade for $29.99. iBank 4.2.4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher, and will run on Macs using either Intel or PowerPC processors. There there is also access to a growing library of iBank 4 video tutorials at IGG's website.
Also available from the Mac App Store, iBank 4 has been a number-one selling finance app, as well as the top-grossing finance app, since the launch of the Mac App Store in January. As of this weekend, iBank 4 was the highest-grossing third-party app on the store's top charts, surpassed only by Apple software such as Final Cut Pro, Pages and Aperture.
IGG Software, Inc., was founded in 2003 by developer Ian Gillespie to offer intuitive, elegant and powerful applications for individuals and small business. Based in Putney, Vermont, its flagship products are iBank, for personal finance management, and iBiz, for time-tracking and billing. For further information, review licenses, or to schedule interviews with Ian Gillespie or Chief Architect James Gillespie, please contact IGG Marketing Director Scott Marc Becker.