updated 03:58 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2014
Polishes areas like UI, performance, imports/exports
IGG Software has issued iBank 5.1, a significant update of its personal finance software. While there are no major feature additions, there are numerous smaller ones, and improvements to existing code. A system notification, for instance, now displays when Update Everything is finished, and source list counters show how many new transactions there are per account. Transaction management has been upgraded with things like drag-and-drop file attachment, manual mergers, an "unreconciled" filter, and a command option that shows the original details of imported transactions.
Imports have received bugfixes for bank connections and QIF, CSV, and OFX files; export now allows typed date ranges for QIF files, and includes a button for exporting report tables to tab-delimited text files. Report types include new Categorized Payee and Internal Rate of Return options, and totals should be better displayed in Forecast reports and transaction drill-downs.
Bill payment functions will now automatically fill in the username field, and offer pop-up calendars for picking a date. When connecting to banks, v5.1 supports connections that require multi-factor authentication (MFA) tokens and images. IGG has also polished numerous aspects of the software's interface, and eliminated code that caused crashes or hampered performance.
The v5.1 update is a free download for owners of iBank 5. The app is otherwise $60 new, or $30 as an upgrade from iBank 4. Some features require Direct Access, a service that costs $5 per month or $40 per year. People who bought iBank through the Mac App Store will have to wait for Apple's approval of v5.1 to download it.