iBank offers thoroughness and clarity for taking a cold hard look at your finances
Even when things are looking pretty good in your bank account, attempting to keep finances on the straight and narrow tends to lean toward the harrowing side. Among the money management tools out there, IGG Software's iBank allows users to aggregate and track their finances from one location. Featuring the ability to directly connect to bank accounts, as well as the option to download and import account data manually, iBank can create reports, help visualize and maintain a budget, and more. Available for iOS as well as OS X, we gave iBank v5.2 for OS X a trial run to see if the $60 app is a good buy.
iBank 5 beta offers improved investment support, includes 30-day trial
The financial app for Mac, iBank, has had its latest major version released in public beta. Now able to connect to more banks than ever, iBank 5 allows users to budget, track investments, and manage expenses in a consolidated format. Its single-button updating imports new transactions from all connected accounts, syncs devices and updates security prices and downloads Direct Access data. Available for systems with OS X 10.8 or later, iBank 5 beta can currently be downloaded as a free 30-day trial.
DW09 offers wireless file sharing between iOS
Apotop has launched the DW09 Wi-Reader, a tool that can wirelessly transfer data across iOS devices, SD cards and USB drives. With the small device, up to three people can access and share information wirelessly, as well as simultaneously stream high-definition videos. The DW09 includes an SD card slot with support for SD, SDHC, and SDXC card, along with a single USB port for attaching self-powered external hard drives. In addition, the device can also double as a small WiFi hotspot with support for 802.11b/g/n networking. The Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader can be purchased online from Newegg for $80.
Version 4.1 adds user interface update, CSV import
IGG Software has updated its personal finance software, releasing iBank 4.1. Major upgrades in the new version include new report templates: Forecast, Category Detail and Expense Timeline, alongside enhancements to the current Portfolio Report, which gets at-a-glance summary information. Reports are further enhanced by a daily interval option and a new Reports Set-Up Assistant. Version 4.1 adds CSV data import and contextual menus for improved batch editing.
Can now search transactions across all accounts
IGG Software has updated its popular financial management app for the iOS devices, iBank Mobile, to version 1.2. The new version sports iOS 4 support, including enhanced resolution for Retina Display devices and multi-tasking. Other new features include a QIF export feature and the ability to search for transactions across all accounts, along with performance improvements and bug fixes.