December 8, 2013
You can now search for and share a binder using its ID number. When sharing your binders with others, simply give them the ID number to your binder. Then they can use that number from our website to open the binder.
To find your Binder ID, look for the “id=” sign in your binder’s URL. That number is your binder’s ID number.
You can also find your binder’s ID number in the “Binder Settings” window.
When you want to share your binder with your viewers, you can now simply share the binder ID number. Your viewers can then go to our website, http://www.livebinders.com, and click on the “Search” button in the upper right. They can then select “Binder ID” from the search dropdown menu and type or paste in the binder ID number in the search box. Then click on “Search.” It will then open your binder.
NOTE: If the binder is private, it will ask for an access key.
November 15, 2013
With this update, students under 13 will be able to use the teacher’s email address to sign up for LiveBinders accounts. If a student forgets their password, an email will be sent to the teacher’s email address with the student’s username and a new temporary password.
Please note that students will not be able to get into their teacher’s account, since they will have their own individual accounts.
Thank you to everyone who requested this feature! We really appreciate the feedback.
September 4, 2013
You can now add multiple uploaded files to a binder at the same time. This should make it much faster to build binders with files from your local PC or school network.
To use this new feature, go to your “My Binders” page and click on “My Uploaded Files” in the dashboard on the left.
You can upload your files there and then use the check boxes on the left to check all the files that you want to add to a binder.
Once you have selected the files that you want in a binder, click “Add to Binder” above the file list.
You will see a “LiveBinder It” interface pop up with a list of your selected file names. You can add the files to main tabs or subtabs by clicking on the appropriate selection and then clicking “Add to Binder.”
Thank you to those of you who requested this feature!
August 22, 2013
Our iPad app V 1.4 offers a few new features.
- You can now search for binders from within the app. Just select “Search” from the main menu. This will allow you to find other people’s binders and add them to your shelf using the “Add” menu option in the upper right of the binder.
- You can now upload a single image from your iPad Photo Library directly to your binder.
- You can now select multiple images to upload to the Upload Manager.
- If you are trying to view documents that require a separate log-in, you can now log into 3rd party accounts using the “Web Access” feature on the Main Menu page. It is already set to “gmail.com” so you can log into your Drive account by default, but you can also type in any other website as well.
- You can set your profile picture from your iPad. Go to ”Settings” from the Main menu and select “Profile page.” Then click on the “+” icon at the top to add a photo from your iPad Photo Library.
- You can get instructions on how to add LiveBinder It to your iPad’s Safari browser from “Settings.”
Upgrade your app here:
July 17, 2013
We noticed recently that Google search was giving better results, when trying to find a specific binder, than our own internal search. So we decided to try out Google search as our primary search tool. Please let us know what you think. Does this work for you? Or would you like our original search back? We always want to hear your opinion, so let us know!
July 10, 2013
We had a problem on the website yesterday and this morning. We are going to turn off the thumbnails on the binders until we can get a more permanent fix up on the site this weekend. We apologize for the problems. We are gearing up for fall and expect to have all these issues resolved for you!
Update 7/11/13 5am pdt: After still seeing slowness on the site yesterday, we did some further updates and optimizations last night. We still haven’t turned thumbnails back on. We expect today to be better and have some more complete updates that we will add this weekend. We apologize for the performance problem that you experienced over the last two days! That type of performance not acceptable to us and we are working hard to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Update 7/11/13 7am pdt: We still have an issue on the site. If you have a presentation today or an assignment due, please contact us and we will give you a special url to try.
Update 7/14/13 5:00pm pdt: We are working on the servers right now. We are going to put up the maintenance message for approximately an hour. So sorry for the interruption, but this will allow us to get fixes up on the machines much faster.
Update 7/15/13 4:00am pdt: Fixes are in and the servers are live. We will be continuing improvements throughout the week, but we don’t expect any more slowness or downtime. We apologize for this disturbance in the service and promise to do better to keep LiveBinders running for you.