We always strive to make Showbie better - read on for all the cool new features that have been released! 

This page contains release notes from January 2019 onwards. To learn more about the older versions, take a look at this guide instead


  • Teachers can edit student information, including name, email, profile photo, and password
  • Fixed a bug so that links in PDF previewer are viewed in full screen

5.0 (2019-10-11)

  • NEW! Large document previews can be shown in any post listing. Tap on the "..." button at the top-right corner to show large previews! 
  • Update indicators now show up more reliably
  • Fixed an issue to allow students to save their information without an email
  • Fixed an issue with ePubs on iOS 13 devices
  • Fixed an issue with exporting emails from the Mail app on iOS 13 devices

4.5.6 (2019-09-25)

  • Fixed an issue in Class Discussion to allow Pro users record a voice note longer than 1 minute

4.5.5 (2019-09-20)

  • When using Quick Marking, switching between students will always remain in the shared document if it's distributed to the student
  • Fixed an issue where exporting files from another app sometimes doesn't work 

4.5.4 (2019-09-16)

  • iOS 13 compatibility added
  • Fixed an issue where profile photos sometimes wouldn't update

4.5.3 (2019-09-09)

  • Fixed an issue in iOS 10 where uploading wasn't working properly 

4.5.2 (2019-08-19)

  • Fixed a bug to prevent students and non-owners from editing posts while in a paused class discussion or announcements only group

4.5.1 (2019-08-13)

  • Fixed an issue where file counts are not being updated in the quick marking menu when creating copies within the previewer

4.5 (2019-08-02)

  • NEW! Class/Group Codes can now be removed to allow teachers better control over who can join their class/group
  • The Quick Marking feature is better than ever! Teachers can now switch between students quicker and navigate to files that students have uploaded

4.4.3 (2019-07-12)

  • Reports from a Socrative quiz can be distributed to students from a finished quiz in Shared Items
  • Added a new notification setting when students submit work after an assignment due date 

4.4.2 (2019-06-13)

  • Grades from a Socrative quiz can be distributed quickly to students from a finished quiz in Shared Items
  • Fixed an issue where screenshots couldn't be shared to Showbie
  • Quick Marking for Basic teachers now working properly

4.4.1 (2019-05-21)

  • Fixed an issue where merging photos into a single PDF uploaded an empty PDF

4.4 (2019-05-13) 

  • Showbie can now be integrated with Socrative! Learn more about Socrative here to get started on using the integration!  
  • Student names can now be sorted by first name or last name alphabetically
  • Search bar added in class members and group members list
  • Comments in a post listing, text annotations, pinned comments, and PDF text now have the ability to be spoken through a new "Speak" option 
  • When uploading multiple images, you can now combine them into a single PDF or keep them as separate uploads
  • Fixed an issue where Garageband files couldn't be exported back to Garageband
  • Several bug fixes and improvements packed nice and snug here for you

4.3.1 (2019-04-23)

  • Uploading large files is now much more reliable! 

4.3 (2019-03-22) 

  • Microsoft SSO is now supported! You can now use your Microsoft account to login to Showbie. 

4.2.3 (2019-02-25)

  • Fixed an issue where grades wouldn't export properly if a class or assignment name has special characters
  • Active assignment count (for Basic users) are now counted properly when archiving classes or folders

4.2.2 (2019-01-31)

  • NEW! Classes, assignments, and groups can now be searched

4.2.1 (2019-01-28)

  • Fixed an issue where uploading some PDF files are causing the app to crash

4.2 (2019-01-21)

  • NEW! Showbie now supports even more file formats! You can now view and annotate on Word Doc/Docx, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynotes, Pages, and Numbers! 
  • NEW! In-progress comments are cached if leaving the post listing and comments are restored when opening the same post listing again
  • NEW! Apple Pencil double-tap gesture support on new 12.9" and 11" iPad Pros
  • Fixed a bug where certain options are not shown in group settings when archiving/deleting/leaving for group owners/members
  • Fixed a bug related to assignment scheduling when creating a new assignment
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