October’s Featured Vendor: IGG Software, Makers of iBank 5

Founded by Ian G. Gillespie (IGG), IGG Software is a small company with a focus on creating applications for Apple desktop and mobile devices that help users pay their bills, manage their money and plan for their futures.

iBank 5 offers a comprehensive way to plan, compare and manage your financial well being, including tracking and analyzing your accounts and investments, simplifying your transactions, visualizing your finances, and supporting your tax and investment activities. Click for MORE information. (more…)

Overview: UGAB’s Featured Vendor Program

Our new Vendor Program highlights and connects vendors and speakers who want to spread the word about their products and services with clubs who want interesting and informative meeting presentations and opportunities. Each month we will feature at least one vendor who has agreed to provide meeting materials and support in the form of videos, FaceTime or Skype teleconferences, in-person presentations, demo scripts, free products or other means.

We are starting the program out by highlighting IGG Software, maker of iBank and long-time user group supporter. IGG’s presentation ideas include links to a library of product videos, tutorials and more.

Check out this month’s featured vendor!

Working Together: Share Your Reviews and Presentations

In conjunction with our new Vendor program we are reviving our Apple Product Reviews and Newsletters Resources pages under a new Webmaster. Have a dynamite presentation that you’d like to share with the user group community? Wrote a well-reasoned review of a product? The Resources for Apple User Group Presentations and Newsletters site is a repository for materials created by Apple User Group members from around the world.

Tom Piper, UGAB’s Vendor Coordinator, will be heading the project and looks forward to revitalizing this as wonderful resource for newsletter editors, group officers and members.

Contribute: http://ugab.typepad.com/ugresources/

News to Use: “How To” Offers Help

Group officers face similar challenges and often come up with elegant answers. Wouldn’t it be great to have these group’s collective wisdom just a few clicks away? Starting in July, we added a new feature called How To, composed of articles offering guidance for some of the processes we all face. The first in the series was How To: Presenting iOS at User Group Meetings.

Have a How To that could help other groups? Want to suggest a topic that needs coverage? Let us know at ugab@mac.com

How To: Presenting iOS at User Group Meetings


News to Use: ASW and ASTO for Ambassadors

Need a quick presentation for your group’s meeting? Apple Sales Web (ASW) offers your group’s ambassador downloadable presentations and fact sheets that your group can use. The topics range from applications such as the new iOS to hardware such as the newest iPhones to topics that include Apple and the Environment. Click on the Presentations tab at the top of your ASW screen and you are sure to find a presentation to fit your group’s interests.

Accounts are limited to one ambassador per recognized Apple user group.

Apple Sales Web: https://asw.apple.com

IGG Software’s iBank 5: 20% Discount Offer


iBank 5 personal finance manager offers sophisticated reports, envelope budgeting, a streamlined interface, simple and reliable import from Quicken or MS Money, powerful investment tracking, sync to iOS devices, support for bill pay and multiple currencies, innovative transaction templates, integrated web downloads, intuitive checklist-style reconciliation, file attachments of any type and much more.
Regularly $60.00 (US), this exclusive 20% discount price of $48.00 (US) for Apple user group members is available on purchases only from IGG using the Apple User Group discount code. Free trial downloads available. 90-day money-back guarantee.

To learn more:  http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibank

Contact your group’s Apple Ambassador for the discount code or log in to the vendor offers page using the password from this month’s Apple User Group Bulletin.


This worldwide offer is valid from October 1 through December 31, 2014.

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How-To: Presenting iOS at User Group Meetings

Traditionally many user groups were known as “Mac” user groups. With the popularity and growth of iPhones and iPads, many groups are changing to become “Apple” user groups. In the past, meeting presentations could be done by hooking a Mac computer up to a projector or television. For iOS devices this can be a challenge. The Apple Use Group Resource team has put together some tips and strategies to get you up and running, presenting iOS at your user group meetings. We will address hardware needs, Apple technologies, software options and user groups successfully using these technologies. Read on.


Special Offer – Peachpit: 35% Discount

peachpitApple user group members receive a 35% discount when they shop at peachpit.com. Just enter the user group discount coupon code at checkout. Ground shipping is free! (This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon codes such as the Peachpit Club.)

See your user group Ambassador for discount code.


This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Reminder: Offers for User Group Members

These vendors have provided discounts for user group members. Need the site password? Ask your group’s Apple Ambassador.

AgileBits 1Password 4 and more: 25% Discount

Eltima Software multimedia products: Pay 20% less

Mac|Life: Now 72% Off

O’Reilly: Discounts for User Group Members

Peachpit Press: 35% Off

Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus Special Offer

Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All eBooks

TechTool Deluxe 3.1.4 update now available free

Check them out!


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