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 2.16.2

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

Users of the new M1 Mac: Apple's Rosetta software is required to run the IGV MacOS App that includes Java. If you run IGV with your own Java installation, Rosetta may not be required if your version of Java runs natively on M1.

Linux users: The 'IGV for Linux' download includes AdoptOpenJDK (now Eclipse Temurin) version 11 for x64 Linux. See their list of supported platforms.  If this does not work on your version of Linux, download the 'Command line IGV for all platforms' and use it with your own Java installation.

About log4j: IGV versions 2.4.1 - 2.11.6 used log4j2 code that is subject to the log4jShell vulnerability. We recommend using version 2.11.9 (or later), which removed all dependencies on log4j.





Other IGV Versions

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

Other versions of IGV: This Downloads page is for the IGV desktop version. See also:


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