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 2018 onwards. To learn more about the older versions, take a look at this guide instead

4.1 (2018-11-16)
In Showbie 4.1, uploading differentiated content is now easier than ever! With the new update, you can select which students have access to your file uploads. Check out this updated guide to learn more

  • You get an assignment! You get an assignment! Everyone gets an assignment...not! Differentiated distribution is now available for all users! 
  •  Are you red-dy for it? Users without an avatar photo will have a colourful placeholder image that contains their initials.
  • Bug fix Exporting Garageband files from Showbie back to Garageband now works treble-free
  • Bug fix Voice notes now record properly in iPhones. 
  • Bug fix Timestamps for pinned comments and text boxes on a document will only update if content has changed, and not if it's moved around.
  • Bug fix Revising a grade will now move the grade bubble up in the post listing and update the modified timestamp.
  • Bug fix Deleting a class folder no longer brings up an error message.
  • No bugs were harmed in this release  Bug fixes and other improvements are bundled up nicely here for you. 📦 

4.0.4 (2018-10-12)

  • Adjustments made to the support widget within the app. 

4.0.3 (2018-10-03)

  • Bug Fix  Adding text on a file while zoomed in no longer causes the app to crash.
  • Bug Fix  Timestamps on file annotations now show when it was created rather than when it was modified. 
  • Bug Fix  Dragging and dropping files to upload to Showbie while in split screen now works properly.
  • Nobody can read that fast  The alert message that a file is too large to upload remains in place and no longer gets dismissed automatically and instantly.
  • Several bug fixes and other enhancements - this time Showbie is perfect.  

4.0.2 (2018-09-20)

  • NEW!  Improved notifications so that you can reply to posts directly from the notification without having to open the Showbie app!
  • NEW!  Active Pro teachers will be prompted to rate the app. Please leave us your feedback! 
  • NEW!  A "Cancel Request" button is now available for co-teachers if they no longer wish to join a class.
  • Bug fix  Some URLs and text being imported would throw an "unspecified error" alert
  • Bug fix  Fixed a crash that was caused by having pinned comments in a multi-page document.
  • Bug fix  Students belonging to a Pro class are able to upload files larger than 25MB.
  • Bug fix  Fixed a crash when adding/revising a grade in the document previewer.
  • Several other bug fixes and improvements are included in this release - stay updated to ensure things are running smoothly


  • An original is worth more than a copy - Fixed an occasional crash after copying an assignment. 

4.0 (2018-08-20)
Version 4.0 (and later) is only compatible with iOS 10 (or later) devices. If you have an iOS 9 device, you won't be able to download the later version. You'll only be able to download version 3.8.x. 

3.8.3 - 3.8.4 (2018-08-03)

  • Fixed an issue where the app crashes when unblocking a parent.
  • Fixed a bug where comments get uploaded multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue where some users can't login and class codes aren't working.

3.8.2 (2018-07-10)

  • Fixed a bug where some users can't unblock class members.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

3.8.1 (2018-06-28)
Version 3.8.1 is the latest version that will be supported by iOS 9 (bug fixes and improvements will be released version 3.8.x). Future releases from this version onward will only be supported by iOS 10 or later. Please update if you can so you can use the new features in store for Showbie! 

  • You can now rename files as you upload them to Showbie from another app.
  • I can't BELIEVE it's not more bug fixes! - You know that we're keeners, so this one polishes up Showbie even more. 😄

3.8 (2018-06-15)

  • New and Improved - The voice note recorder has been updated! It now includes a rewind, pause, and fast forward button. Pinned voice notes can also be minimized so it blocks less content on a document. Check out our updated support guide!
  • Profile pictures no longer need to be uploaded twice for the changes to take effect.
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

3.7.2 (2018-05-24)

We've updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to comply with the GDPR changes. We have a support hub for all questions related to GDPR here if you'd like to learn more

  • Our policies aren't the only ones we updated - The term "Unarchive" has been updated to "Restore" when you're unarchiving a class or assignment. 
  • You can now rename files before uploading when exporting from another app.
  • Fixed a bug where assignments would open twice when trying to copy a file into an assignment. 

3.7.1 (2018-04-27)

  • Books with moving pictures - Fixed a bug where opening an ePub file with a video embedded in it would result in a crash.
  • No more doubling up - Fixed a bug where opening and then closing an embedded link in a file would close the document viewer as well.
  • Balance is restored - Posts while in 24-Hour time format is now properly timestamped in Asian languages.
  • Many improvements and other bug fixes.

3.7 (2018-04-12)

  • NEW! The highlighter tool is now available for iPad users!
  • Slow motion videos that are uploaded to Showbie now retains the slow motion (no longer uploads at regular speed).
  • Assignment and class names don't truncate anymore in the "All Assignments" tab for students.
  • Cancelling the upload of a video no longer crashes the app. 

3.6.4 (2018-03-05)

  • Editing a long comment no longer scrolls to the bottom while editing at the top of the comment.
  • Showbie now follows the system settings for 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
  • PDF files with a large number of embedded ink annotations load faster. 

3.6.3 (2018-02-02)

  • Fixed a bug where pinned comments and voice notes can't be created while zoomed in.
  • Google Drive files can be uploaded to Showbie more reliably instead of just sharing the links. 

3.6.2 (2018-01-19)

  • NEW! The Co-teaching feature is available for free, verified teachers. Learn more about how to get setup here
  • Fixed an issue with the voiceover accessibility tool not working when the audio recorder is displayed.
  • Fixed a bug where the annotation toolbar would be visible even if the user doesn't have permission to annotate on the file. 
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

3.6.1 (2018-01-04)

  • Fixed an issue where pinned voice notes would keep playing after closing the file previewer.
  • Fixed an issue where the file previewer would zoom randomly while the pen annotation tool is selected. 
  • More bug fixes and improvements.
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