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iBank 4 upgrades reporting engine, budgeting, templates

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Wed September 15, 2010

Version 4 can download direct from online accounts

IGG Software today announced iBank 4, a major upgrade of its Mac money management software. The software allows users to monitor account balances, track investments, maintain budgets and manage credit cards. It can also generate reports for further financial analysis and can reconcile paper statements. iBank can manage checking accounts and savings accounts, as well as 401K accounts, lines of credit, money market accounts and loans. It can create and manage multiple budgets.

The upgrade features a new reporting engine and a new budgeting approach, using envelopes to represent classic budgeting. A new template system merges memorized transactions, scheduled transactions and smart import rules into one feature.

iBank 4 adds direct downloads from online accounts, custom check printing, improved data export and iPhone sync. It also has major speed upgrades, with faster and more intuitive transaction entry with dynamic editing options and a streamlined set-up process for downloading transactions from online bank accounts. Investment tracking and multiple currency support are improved in v4.

iBank 4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8. Licenses are $60.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Le Flaneur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    still lacking

    It's still not on a par with programs like Moneydance (sigh). It isn't too far from the mark, though.

  1. facebook_Derek

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010


    Online Bill Pay

    But what it can't do, even though there are like 1000+ message long threads on its support forums asking for it to be their most-requested-feature-ever, is online bill pay via OFX.

    Without the ability to do that, it's just not worth the electrons it consumes.

  1. youngjm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Online Bill Pay

    I was almost ready to try it to move away from Quicken with Fusion but without Bill Pay transactions that can be uploaded to my bank, it became a non-starter. Quicken (missing) Essentials for Mac misses this too as they only look at the population that subscribes to their service for online bill pay. A service that is not necessary with every bank. Their other features and the ability to have an App on the iPhone was enticing......

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Online bill pay

    Who in the world deals with on-line bill pay? All my bills pay automatically every month. I don't need to deal with stupidity like worrying about some stupid program working or not working, or does my bank support this vs. that.

    And just because there's 1000 messages on a thread about the feature doesn't mean its a needed feature by the majority of the users (just like how a 1000 messages about antenna issues on the iPhone 4 doesn't mean there's a wide-spread antenna issue).

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