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 2.7.x

     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.

MacOS Catalina users: We sign our Mac App as a trusted Apple developer, but it is not yet notarized by Apple (a new requirement in Catalina). To run it, right-click on the downloaded IGV app; select "Open" from the menu; and click the "Open" button in the window that pops up. After that, double-clicking on the app will also work.

     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 2.0.1

If you are looking for the IGV-Web application, see 

If you are a developer looking for information about the embeddable igv.js component, see

If you want to use IGV in your Jupyter Notebooks, see


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 is hosted on GitHub at