iBiz
iBiz 4.1.4
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Time billing manager for self-employed professionals.   Demo ($39.99)
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Note: On 4 October 2013, IGG Software announced that it was ceasing development of this title. It will continue to provide technical support to its existing customers for one year, but no further changes will be made to the software, nor will it be for sale any longer.

iBiz is the premier OS X time-tracking and invoicing application for freelancers, consultants, contract workers or small businesses. Manage your clients, projects, billable hours, expenses and accounts receivable, or compile and send invoices with a click - all from a single app! You can
What's New
Version 4.1.4:
  • Fixed memory leak for pre-OS X 10.7 systems
  • Fixed memory leak for OS X 10.7 systems
  • Fixed memory leak in iBiz Client
  • Removed template repository from website and documentation
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Rezstudios commented on 29 Jan 2014
If you are looking for an invoicing and time-tracking app that has Calendar synchronization (for those that like to track jobs with notes in Calendar, like me, and for those that don't like subscription-based web products) try OfficeTime. I just moved over to it from iBiz and I'm liking it.
[Version 4.1.4]


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Rezstudios commented on 28 Jan 2014
Sad to see it go. It worked really well for me in my work flow. Cheers, Ian. Best of luck with your other products.
[Version 4.1.4]


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Claudio_artmoods.com reviewed on 24 Jul 2013
I believe IGG should just focus on iBank, which I have not tried and will not, while staying away from more serious software development that is clearly beyond their coding capabilities. The software is in a nutshell:

UNINTUITIVE
AS BUGGY AS WINDOWS 3.1
AMATEURISH AT BEST

We almost lost a client because of a series of bad invoices were issued and the program did not calculate discount properly (a pretty simple task). We have had to find work-arounds for a lot of pretty basic tasks. The only reason why we chose iBiz was their ability to pull information from iCal; even that it DOES NOT DO WELL and it is quite temperamental. PLEASE DO NOT BUY IT if you are a consultant. I do not know which software I will use from now on but to be sure I will need to go back to Excel until something decent is released.
[Version 4.1.4]


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Nestorph reviewed on 29 Sep 2012
I've been using iBiz for close to two years. I chose it following a lot of research and having tested a number of other Mac offerings. While I think it's the best of the lot, sadly the bar is pretty low. I like the synchronization with iCal (Calendar) and some of the basic functions (time entry, reports, etc.) are adequate, the fact that you still can't create invoices that easily break out expenses as a separate subtotal is just frustrating. They've been promising a fix forever! Lastly, it doesn't have a companion app for the iPhone. They have created one for iBank, their sister app, so they have the talent to so. I'm jumping ship yet, but I'm constantly on the look out for a better tool.
[Version 4.1.4]


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Rezstudios reviewed on 21 May 2012
Just updating my review to reflect the ongoing improvements to iBiz and to counter-balance the odd negative ratings iBiz has received here lately. I still find iBiz to be the best program in this category since it easily allows me to synchronize work log data between iCal and iBiz... so I can record time and work events in iCal (individual calendars for each client) and synch these directly with iBiz (specifying whatever date range I prefer) for billing. Other programs I have tried are more limiting in how they allow data synchronization with iCal, especially in selecting specific client work log events and date ranges.
[Version 4.1.4]


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Frankeed commented on 04 May 2012
Downloaded the demo to try it out. Tried to add a client several times, but each time all of the information disappeared. It's hard to make further comments because all the other features require a client in order to work.
[Version 4.1.4]

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Rezstudios replied on 06 Jul 2012
That's really odd. You weren't trying to run it from it's disk image installer or from a locked disk, were you? It sounds like it wasn't installed into the application folder or that it doesn't have write permissions to the disk. Be sure to drag the app to the Application folder and eject the disk image/installer. If you still have the same problem, try Repairing Permissions with Disk Utility. I just installed it on a friend's computer and it is working fine.
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Iliketrash reviewed on 07 Apr 2012
IBIZ 4.1.4 LEAKS MEMORY LIKE A SIEVE. Why do the 4.1.4 notes say that the leak has been fixed? I upgraded recently from 2.x after many years and am now being forced to revamp my entire time tracking scenario because of this SERIOUS BUG. I just sit here in Activity Monitor and watch 1-2 MB leak every minute, and 1-3 MB every time I start a timer. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. And worse, why did they lie about fixing the leak in version 4.1.4 when it is leaking like crazy? This is devious. And the company has closed their forums in favor of a skimpy "knowledge base."
[Version 4.1.4]

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Rezstudios replied on 21 May 2012
I'm not sure what the problem may be on your computer, but I've been testing iBiz 4.1.4 carefully and checking Activity Monitor for any signs of a memory leak and I am not having any issues. Something else must be causing the problem on your system. Try creating a new user account, then re-download and install iBiz under that new user and see if the problem persists. Maybe your preferences are corrupt or something. For me there is no "serious bug." iBiz does NOT leak memory "like a sieve." iBiz is working perfectly fine for me.
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Iliketrash replied on 05 Jul 2012
The developer, in an e-mai to me, has admitted this problem exists and suggests relaunching the program every 3-4 hours.
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Rezstudios replied on 06 Jul 2012
The problem must be specific to certain hardware and/or software combinations since I am not experiencing any memory leak issues on my 8-core Xeon MacPro or Core2Duo MacBook Pro, both running Lion 10.7.4.
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Chris-Harnish reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
I've been using this crappy software for 6 or 8 years now and can't get out of it! All my business records are in iBiz and can't be exported.

When it works, it's OK; keeps track of my clients, what I did for them and what they owe me and makes and sends out reasonable invoices, but the damn thing crashes about 2 or 3 times a day and the IGG tech support is non-existent.

I hate to give Vermonters a bad review but this is awful software.
[Version 4.1.4]

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Rezstudios replied on 21 May 2012
These recent negative reviews seem a bit suspect to me since they seem overly harsh and are, for the most part, apparently unfounded. I recommend readers here download the app and try it out for themselves.

The comment above stating that "all my business records are in iBiz and can't be exported" is very odd since iBiz has a working Export function under the File menu that allows you to export your data into standard tab-delimited files that can be opened in Excel, Pages, etc. I just tried it and the export works fine on my computer.
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Rezstudios reviewed on 09 Nov 2011
While I can understand that some people prefer the old interface of earlier versions (I was of the same opinion originally) I have readily adapted to the interface on the new version and better understand the reasons for the changes. Users of the old versions just need to give the new version a try for bit. This program still works best out of all similar programs I have found and tried via MacUpdate. It works perfectly within my work flow and allows me to track time either at my workstation or away at a job site (via events transcribed into iCal on my other devices.) The ability to synchronize calendars within specific time periods and the flexibility of creating very customized invoices makes this superior to other such time tracking/invoicing programs.
[Version 4.1.3]


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frequencydip reviewed on 06 Sep 2011
I used ibiz a while ago when it was called iWork, it wasn't the easiest program to use but there weren't many choices. I recently upgraded because i started freelancing again. The current version is imposible to use, it is not intuitive in the least. Its really difficult to setup a client and add projects. This type of programs should be easy its really not complicated...
[Version 4.1.3]


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Phaleron had trouble on 30 Jan 2006
Version 2.5 will not start on 10.3.9. Interface needs a major rethink, in my opinion. I have stopped using it as of a few months ago and have gone to a Filemaker solution, built from scratch. I have also been looking into iRatchet, which I think has great potential and the developer is really great.
[Version 2.5]

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IGG Software (developer) replied on 07 Mar 2006
It should run on OS X 10.3.x now.
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Date:31 Jan 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Note: On 4 October 2013, IGG Software announced that it was ceasing development of this title. It will continue to provide technical support to its existing customers for one year, but no further changes will be made to the software, nor will it be for sale any longer.

iBiz is the premier OS X time-tracking and invoicing application for freelancers, consultants, contract workers or small businesses. Manage your clients, projects, billable hours, expenses and accounts receivable, or compile and send invoices with a click - all from a single app! You can also create customized estimates or statements; sync your clients to Address Book and your events to iCal; even track time spent working on select documents or in specific apps, automatically. And iBiz grows with your business: with the networking capability of iBiz Professional, you can add users seamlessly.


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