Banktivity, formerly known as iBank is a personal finance management suite designed for macOS and iOS platforms by IGG Software and debuted in 2003 as a Mac desktop software.

Banktivity
Developer(s)IGG Software Inc.
Initial release2003; 18 years ago (2003)
Operating systemmacOS, OS X, iOS
TypePersonal finance, Accounting software
LicenseProprietary
Websiteiggsoftware.com/banktivity

HistoryEdit

There have been a total of 7 releases for the desktop version since its inception. Over this same period, IGG Software Inc. also released iOS versions for the iPhone (2009), the iPad (2012), and Apple Watch. Features differ between the apps, specifically the lack of reporting on the iPhone version.

In February 2016, IGG Software officially dropped the iBank name and rebranded as Banktivity. The name was derived from "Bank" and "Activity"according to IGG Software's president Ian Gillespie.[1]

As noted by Forbes, MacWorld, MacLife Magazine, Endgadet and others, Banktivity is considered in the Mac user community as viable alternative to Quicken for Mac.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Banktivity's features include a proprietary cloud sync that can be used between macOS and iOS devices, traditional and envelope budgets, multi-currency support and investment portfolio management.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IGG Software Renames Popular 'iBank' Personal Finance App to 'Banktivity'". 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "iBank 5 review: Personal finance Mac app corners the market on your money". Macworld. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  3. ^ Berger, Rob. "5 Much Better Alternatives To Quicken And Mint". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  4. ^ "Playing with the big boys". The Brattleboro Reformer. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  5. ^ Inc, Future US (November 2008). Mac Life. Future US, Inc.
  6. ^ "10 Best Quicken Alternatives For Mac". MacHow2. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  7. ^ "IGG Software, iBank and its climb from one-man shop to Intuit competitor". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-03-14.