IGG Software

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IGG Software
Limited liability company
Industry Computer software
Founded 2003[1]
Headquarters Putney, Vermont
Key people
Dr. Ian Gillespie,[1] founder
Products iBank
Number of employees
Website www.iggsoftware.com

IGG Software is a Putney, Vermont-based software company that specializes in Mac OS X applications for personal finance and small business.



IGG's iBank application, a personal finance product and Quicken competitor,[1][2][2][3][4][5][6][7] was runner-up for the Best Mac OS X Leopard Application in the 2007 Apple Design Awards.[8]

iBank 3, was written to run exclusively in Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard). iBank 2 was developed specifically for the previous Mac OS, 10.4 (Tiger). iBank 3 leverages various aspects of the Mac OS, including Cover Flow, Quick Look, Core Animation and more. It also integrates with other Apple Inc. products, such as syncing with an iPhone via MobileMe.

The latest version, iBank 4 was updated to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.7.

Some iBank features include Direct Connect (downloads from online accounts), iPhone sync, MobileMe compatibility, interactive charts, multiple currencies, a budget monitor, check printing, loan and portfolio management, smart accounts, TurboTax exporting, and Quicken importing.


iBiz is a time-billing system formerly marketed as iWork.[9][10] To avoid confusion, iWork is now the name Apple computers use for their office software program, after they were allowed by IGG Software to take over the name around 2004, before the first edition of Apple's iWork was released in 2005.


  1. ^ a b c d Audette, Bob. "Playing with the big boys". Retrieved March 1, 2009. IGG Software's iBank program, a personal finance manager designed especially for the Mac community, has been winning converts who are impressed with its ease of use, its style and its many features. Some in the industry asked Ian Gillespie, founder and president of IGG Software, how he expected to compete with Quicken, which was developed by Intuit. "Because a lot of people are fed up with Quicken," was his response. "They don't like the way Intuit has been treating its Mac customers. They are very eager to jump ship." IGG was founded in 2003 by Gillespie. [...] Gillespie employs four full-timers and four part-timers. Recently he hired an additional part-timer, but has no plans at this time to hire more employees. 
  2. ^ a b Cohen, Peter. "iBank finance software improves Quicken migration". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lazar, Lonnie (October 15, 2008). "IGG Software iBank". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  4. ^ Barylick, Chris. "iBank 2.1 Review". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "iBank 3". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ "A 3-in-1 Banking Software Standoff". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ MacKenzie, Kate (August 13, 2008). "Mac360 - iBank: How To Make Money Look Good On A Mac.". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ "WWDC: Apple Design Awards 2007 Winners". The Mac Observer. June 13, 2007. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ Fried, Ina (January 5, 2005). "Evidence of shift by Apple / Company possibly developing own office software". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Apple to Announce 'iWork' Office Suite?". January 3, 2005. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 

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