iBiz for Mac

iBiz for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 74 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    890
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2005
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

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1 stars

"If you are a consultant or a small biz DO NOT PURCHASE!"

July 30, 2013  |  By ibizmustbestopped

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Works with Mac
Import from iCal

Cons

Unstable
UNRELIABLE
UI is not user friendly
Not inituitive
Filled with bugs
Need work-arounds for the most basic functions
You'll need to double-check everything because it does things in the background and spits out the wrong solutions.
Probably a bunch of drop-outs created this software

Summary

I created an account on Cnet just to leave this review. I hate creating accounts because they usually spam you to death. But even if only one person does not purchase this product it will all be worth it.
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.

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1 stars

"Lousy software that crashes and has no tech support"

March 14, 2012  |  By charnish

 |  Version: iBiz 4.1.3

Pros

When it works, does a reasonable job of keeping track of my clients, invoicing them and keeping track of what they owe me.

Cons

It's buggy and crashes a lot.
It sometimes mixes up my client files, putting invoices and charges form one client to another!!

Summary

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've called and emailed and been promised that the "Memory Leak" would be fixed.
I've been sending them notifications about when it crashes and my logs for months, trying to work with them to no avail.

I hate to give Vermonters a bad review but this is awful software.

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1 stars

"BEWARE DON'T BUY!"

January 25, 2012  |  By Interpreter101

 |  Version: iBiz 4.1.3

Pros

I CAN'T THINK OF NONE!

Cons

EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF! NO SUPPORT, YOU CAN NOT HAVE A PROGRAMMED CLIENTELE LIST, YOU BASICALLY ADD IT YOURSELF! THE WORSE PROGRAM EVER!

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2 stars

"Fine when it works, NO support when it doesn't!"

October 26, 2011  |  By sunjones33

 |  Version: iBiz 4.1.3

Pros

Simple app for time tracking for small businesses and multi users. You can easily track your employees time and have visibility for each client, enter various rates for each employee etc.

Cons

LOTS of issues with the iBiz Pro software, and absolutely NO support from their so-called "tech support" team. After the iBiz client stopped connecting to the server last week we have tried 5 times to contact igg software and received zero response. No email responses, no responses on their software forum, and no phone number to call for help. Don't waste your valuable time and effort with this software.

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4 stars

"Unbelievable deal for what it does!"

December 31, 2009  |  By dscardilli

 |  Version: iBiz 4.1.1

Pros

Inexpensive, but functional time-billing program that even a non-geek, like me, could get up and running in less than a day. I've used time-billing programs that cost thousands of dollars but are not as user-friendly.

Cons

Needs a Practice management front end that integrates client intake, telephone/meeting notes and scheduling with the iBiz module. It has a banking add-on but my accountant uses Quick Books Pro, so no sale without seamless export to QBP.

Summary

Good for solo attorneys, like me, who don't want to spend big $$ on practice management software. Not sure how this would fit into a firm, but I've never seen a firm where everyone uses a Mac. Needs front-end and back-end accounting integration. Nonetheless, it's a super deal for the price.

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3 stars

"promising but not really there"

August 16, 2009  |  By askincscott

 |  Version: iBiz 4.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried this out for a few hours because I'm looking to switch and there was a very good deal on this app. Parts I love, the app tracking was very nice. Except that once you move one of the tracked items on to a job item you loose the original and the start stop time doesn't travel with it! It has some nice invoicing BUT if you want to do anything beyond the very basic you have to code your invoice in HTML. I do sound not web programing. Support seems to think if you don't know HTML then you shouldn't be using software. You can drop times from the app monitor or separate timers on to a billable item BUT in the info it doesn't show the times or dates. There are a number of "recalculate" buttons but clicking is a no-no. It will recalculate on info ONLY in that little section and you will loose ALL time info that you have entered. I REALLY wanted to like this app but I found it SO much easier to create inaccurate ugly invoices than accurate professional looking ones. And why does one get this kind of software in the first place?????????

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5 stars

"Sensational!"

May 02, 2007  |  By sa.pa

 |  Version: iBiz 3.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just great. Use it for my law firm and it works great!

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5 stars

"Awesome"

January 10, 2007  |  By Freelance Web Development

 |  Version: iBiz 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Bought it. So happy I did. Ogg keeps improving it. It's like one night I'll think of an improvement. And the next day a new version is up with the improvement. I think I'll turn off ARD...

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5 stars

"Cheaper than an accountant!"

December 28, 2006  |  By Bill Dawson

 |  Version: iBiz 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The only thing that could improve iBiz is if it did the work for you - and it almost does!

I've been using it since it was the original iWork (before Apple trademarked the name). It rocks!

I hate paperwork. I hate accounting. But I like to get paid. If you're an independant contractor, you know what a pain it is to keep your hours straight. I'd use iBiz just for that, but the invoicing module has come a long way. I use it exclusively.

Better still, it makes my tax preparation a snap. everything is in one place. I know how much I billed, how much I collected, even how much I paid to other consultants.

Not as good as an MBA, but a whole lot more affordable. Two thunbs up.

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2 stars

"Too many bugs, poor support"

November 20, 2006  |  By Smiling Heretic

 |  Version: iBiz 3.0b10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Bugs:
1) duplicates events unexpectedly
2) duplicates events in iCal
3) duplicate iCal calendars in iBiz
4) problematic manual time entry

These are the obvious ones, but there are many, many more.

Support seems to be down for the past five days... no response.

My advice? Don't buy this, try OfficeTime instead, it does all that iBiz does without the bugs!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4
  • Support for Dashboard widget (10.4 only)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) compatability
  • Fix bug where invoice wouldn't want to delete
  • Invoiced events don't appear in dock menu
  • Improved syncing/checking out from server
  • Improved importing notes from iCal events
  • Mac OS 10.2 no longer supported
General
Publisher IGG Software
Publisher web site http://www.iggsoftware.com
Release Date May 05, 2005
Date Added May 05, 2005
Version 2.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Project Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
  • iCal and Address Book
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    Popularity
    Total Downloads 890
    Downloads Last Week 1
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    Price $29.99

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