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 2.5.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.

     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

Source Code

The source code repository is hosted on GitHub at


Permission to use this work is granted under the MIT License