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 3.7

Highlighter Pen
Now you and your students can use Showbie’s highlighter to complete assignments and provide feedback in an eye-catching new way!

Universal Links
Links to groups, classes, assignments and portfolios now open directly in the Showbie app. For example, if you receive an email on your iPad notifying you that a student commented on an assignment, you can tap the link in the email and it will open directly in Showbie.

Slo-mo Video
Importing slow-motion video from your camera roll is now supported.

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.
- Better honoring of the system 12/24 hour clock setting.
- PDFs with a large number of embedded PDF ink annotations render much faster.
- Document activity is more clear when viewing a copied vs not copied document.

New in 3.6.3:
- 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 3.6.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.

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

3.3 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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There’s a bug where when you turn off annotation layers for one or both persons, and switch the page and come back, the annotations are there. I want this bug fixed, because it’s ruining my students papers.



CreTing classrooms is hard can only log inas 1 thing for are to work

Oh My Goodness!!!


This has been my first year having iPads in my class room and one of our training classes exposed us to Showbie. I was slow to adopt it but in the last two weeks I am finding numerous ways to integrate Showbie into my classroom. (A note of interest before I continue: Showbie is available as an iPad app and can also be accessed by laptop or desktop computer for students who don't have an iPad at home).

Showbie is very flexible app. Last week I used Showbie to upload an essay for my students to read and create a written response. Later in the week, they used Showbie to answer questions from selected textbook and internet readings. This week they have been using showbie to take lecture notes, write comments on videos and accomplish their bellwork. I have become so excited about Showbie that my fellow teachers are probably tired of hearing me talk about it.

I strongly recommed this app for any teacher wanting to digitize their class. Unlike many other applications available, Showbie is very easy for students and teachers to learn and use. It's flexibilty is such that several teachers in our district have gone completely paperless, using Showbie for almost all of their assignments.


Showbie Inc.
109.8 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 $149.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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