Used by over 3 million teachers and students worldwide, Showbie is the fastest, easiest, and most effective app for assignments and feedback in your iPad classroom.

Find out how easy it is to assign, collect and review student work from thousands of compatible iPad apps, or have your students complete assignments with Showbie’s built in tools. Provide rich feedback using digital ink, text and voice annotations right on images and PDFs, and then add your students’ best work to personalized digital portfolios that can be securely shared with parents.

“Showbie is my number one can't live without app! It makes the iPad workflow process a breeze! I especially love how it works seamlessly with so many other apps.”
— Kristen Paino, Lead Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School

“I don't need to convince my colleagues that they need to use this app — it sells itself. I like that it gives me the flexibility in how I choose to grade my student's work, especially with the voice notes feature. There is no single third party app that I would rather champion.”
— Suzanne Lustenhouwer, Teacher and iPad Coordinator, Apple Distinguished Educator

“I love that Showbie is so versatile that the youngest of students can use it independently, yet it is appropriate for older grades as well. The ease of use makes it a great workflow solution for classes with iPads.”
— Kristi Meeuwse, Kindergarten Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator

• Share work from thousands of compatible iPad apps in a few taps
• Use the pen tool and pin text notes directly on any PDF or image
• Quickly distribute instructions and materials to your whole class
• Chat privately with individual students to provide timely feedback
• Record voice notes for verbal feedback or language exercises
• Quickly review and assess batches of student work and provide rich, valuable feedback
• Add student work to individual digital portfolios, or enable students to curate their own portfolios
• Invite parents to view their student’s work and keep them informed of classroom activity
• Can be used with any classroom subject
• Available in 13 languages

• Record and track grades as numeric scores or letter grades, along with qualitative feedback
• Provide richer feedback with more pen colours and line thicknesses, by typing on the page, or by pinning voice notes directly to student work
• Record longer voice notes and videos and upload larger files
• Lock assignments to control student access to documents and feedback
• Give parents complete access to assignments in the classes you choose

What's New

Version 3.6.4

New in 3.6.4:
- Editing long comment posts no longer scrolls to the bottom of the text when editing near the top of the comment.
- Showbie now respects the system setting for 12-hour versus 24-hour time display.
- PDFs with a large number of embedded PDF ink annotations render much faster.

New in 3.6.x:
- As a teacher, you can now reorder items you've added to the shared folder of your assignment, making it easier to provide ordered instructions and resources to your students.
- There are now more colors to choose from when using the pen and text annotation tools!
- Improved VoiceOver accessibility for the audio recording tool.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the document view to zoom out unintentionally when annotating with the pen tool.
- Fixed an issue preventing pinned comments and voice notes from being added to a document while zoomed in.
- Restored the ability to import GSuite documents from Google Drive using the iOS file picker or Drive's 'Send a Copy' option.

New in 3.5.x:
- iOS 11 support, including the ability to drag and drop files from other apps into Showbie.
- If you're using the basic edition of Showbie, you can now access the class discussion feature! Your administrator just needs to verify you as a teacher at your school. Contact us to learn how to get verified.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Simple and effective


I've used this for about 4 months now including an entire topic done paperless. It really works well. It's simple so you don't waste time setting it up. It's very easy to open files from elsewhere straight into Showbie. It's great, because by it's very design, Showbie organises student work. Today I opened up Showbie on my iPad, marked some student work and graded them without leaving the app. That's pretty good! I would love to see rubrics added. Students have enjoyed using it. This app has changed the way I collect and return work. Premium fees (only necessary if you want to grade from within the app) are a little high I feel. Recommended.

BEST classroom app!!


Being 1:1 iPads I have been trialling various ways to collect, read, view, assess, give feedback Eric etc. Now I have found it! I cannot recommend highly enough how easy to use this is (for primary/elementary) students. The latest update put it across the line as the number 1 iPad too for the classroom. You'll wonder how you ever survived without it!

Do you ever spill coffee on student work?!

Teachers need this

Ever had that sinking feeling when you think you've lost a kids draft in the papers piled high on your desk?!
Ever been embarrassed to hand back a draft with a wine or coffee stain on it?!
Ever had a student say "My book got wet/ left on the train/ lost and I've lost everything"?! Then you NEED this app!

Students can submit digital work or photos of written work for teachers to mark, annotate, draw on, leave voice or typed comments etc.
Why spend time typing out a comment they mightn't even read or understand when you can just SAY it to them in a recording !?


Showbie Inc.
109.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Showbie Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Showbie Pro Edition $229.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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