Earlier this year, we offered a preview of "iBank Access", an iPad version of IGG Software's personal finance software. With Intuit's Quicken for Mac having fallen out of favor after being remade with drastically simpler functionality that many users have found insufficient for their needs, iBank for Mac has become a popular option for those looking to keep track of their finances.
Beyond iBank for Mac, IGG Software has offered a companion iPhone app for some time, but the move to the iPad opens up a number of different possibilities for the app on iOS. As work on iBank Access continued, IGG realized that the app was indeed a nearly full-fledged version of iBank, and so the app was rebranded as iBank for iPad. Launching in the App Store today for $14.99, iBank for iPad offers a number of features for tracking expenditures, budgeting, managing investments, and more.
As we mentioned in our preview earlier this year, IGG is also rolling out a new subscription service known as Direct Access that provides for automatic updating of financial transactions in the background from thousands of financial institutions. iBank for iPad comes with a free 30-day trial of Direct Access that can be continued via In App Purchase for $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Alternatively, users can sync with the desktop version of iBank via Wi-Fi or WebDAV server free of charge.
Along with the release of iBank for iPad, IGG is discounting the Mac version of iBank by $10 through July 8, pricing the software at $49.99 through both the Mac App Store and IGG's web store.