Did you know that there is also an IGV web application that runs only in a web browser, does not use Java, and requires no downloads? See Click on the Help link in the app for more information about using IGV-Web.

Install IGV 2.8.9

See the Release Notes for what's new in each release.

     IGV Mac App

Download and unzip the Mac App Archive, then double-click the IGV application to run it. 
You can move the app to the Applications folder, or anywhere else.

     IGV for Windows  

Download and run the installer.
An IGV shortcut will be created on the Desktop; double-click it to run the application. 

     IGV for Linux  

Download and unzip the Archive.
See the downloaded readme.txt for further instructions.

     IGV and igvtools to run on the command line (all platforms)

Download and unzip the Archive. Requires Java 11.
See the downloaded readme.txt and igvtools_readme.txt for further instructions. 

Other IGV Versions

Development Snapshot Build. Latest development snapshot; built at least nightly
Archived Versions. Old releases going back to IGV 2.0

This Downloads page is for the IGV desktop version. There are also other versions of IGV:


IGV is completely open for anyone to use under an MIT open-source license.

IGV development, maintenance, and support is funded by grants and it is important to be able to show that it is useful to the scientific community. Please see the home page for information on how to cite IGV. 

Source Code

The source code repository for the IGV desktop application is hosted on GitHub at