Introducing Base Tabs!

July 27, 2014

Main Sub and Base tabsWe are very pleased to be introducing what is, by far, the most requested LiveBinders’ feature – an additional level of tabs that we are calling base tabs!

This is a feature that is available only to our subscribers, so this may be a good time to upgrade. Educators can get a subscription for as little as $14.95 a year.

To find out more about how this feature works, please check out our newly updated help page.

Thank you to everyone who requested this feature. It took us a while to implement, but your emails and tweets were great encouragement!

Results in from “Name that Tab” contest!

July 25, 2014

Congratulations to Jackie Thorpe who gave us “base” tabs as the new name for our 3rd row of tabs. We loved that her suggesetion easily fit with our existing “main” and sub” tab naming convention.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted entries! We enjoyed reviewing all your clever suggestions.

Stay tuned for the launch!

Name that Tab Contest!

June 25, 2014

comparing tabs levels_2_smaller (1)By popular request, our subscribers will soon receive the 3rd level of tabs feature. The 3rd level of tabs, the ability to create subtabs under subtabs, will undoubtedly make our subscribers’ LiveBinders even more unique and powerful!

There was much deliberation and effort that went into developing the 3rd row of tabs, but one question still remains – what will we name this exciting new feature? We use “Main Tabs” and “Sub Tabs” to describe the existing tabs, but should we call the new tabs the “sub subtabs”, the “mini-tabs”, or the “3rd row of tabs”?

We’ve decided to turn to our LiveBinders’ community for help in making this decision by hosting a contest. There are a few ways to share your preferences and ideas with us:

  1. Vote for 1 of the 3 names we’ve provided;
  2. Create a name for the 3rd row of tabs that complements “Main tabs” and “Subtabs”, or
  3. Invent new names for all 3 levels of tabs.

The member who contributes the winning name(s) for options 2 or 3 will win a free 1-year subscription to LiveBinders and a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Click here to vote!

LiveBinders 2014 Top 10 Winners!

June 25, 2014

A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted binders for the annual LiveBinders Top 10 Contest! Barbara and I were so impressed by the many different example uses of LiveBinders. We are very excited to see the ever-increasing ways that LiveBinders are being used in education and by the teachers who have combined technology and their imagination to increase student learning and engagement.

Another big thank you to all of our judges for their time, feedback, insight, and help with the contest this year – we couldn’t have done it with out you! Also a thank you to Peggy George who helped us to make the announcement on the Classroom 2.0 Live site!

To view our winners and the video of our announcement on Classroom 2.0 Live, click on the binder link below:

Announcing LiveBinders’ Top 10 Binders for 2014

LiveBinders iPhone App Version 1.1 Now Available

May 31, 2014
iphone appWe are pleased to announce our latest update to the LiveBinders iPhone app. There are a number of new features including the ability to log into your LiveBinders account, view your public and private binders, access your custom shelves, and search more effectively.

But you don’t need to have a LiveBinders account to use the LiveBinders iPhone app. You can scan the QR code of any LiveBinder or search within the app for public binders by title, Binder ID, author name. Our iPhone app keeps track of previously viewed binders so you can return to them at your convenience. This feature is great for people like students, who don’t have a LiveBinders account, but need access to binders quickly and easily from their iPhone. Or you may have customers who need to view documents in your LiveBinder without a LiveBinders account.

To learn more or to install the app, visit iTunes here.

Enter Our 2014 Top 10 Binder Contest!

May 26, 2014

“How are you using LiveBinders as ePortfolios?”

That’s the theme for our 2014 Top 10 LiveBinders contest. You can nominate binders that you created and are using at your school or learning environment as well as binders that were created by others. These binders can be recent ones you started using just this year or older ones that you’ve been using for several years. Educators, students, administrators, and trainers are invited to enter their binders.

For the nomination, you are required to submit the binder link and a summary explaining how you are using the binder differently than you would a paper 3-ring binder, how it has helped your teaching or learning, and how you plan to change or use the binder for next year.

A collection of 25 binders will be selected by a panel of judges. Those 25 binders will then be entered in the final round of voting by the public.

Prizes for the selected 25 binders include:

  • A Top 10 Nominee badge for your website
  • A feature of your binder and your summary in an ebook that LiveBinders will publish by the Fall of 2014
  • A 10% off coupon for school supplies by, one of our valued sponsors of the contest

Awards for the Top 10 Winners include:

  • All of the prizes awarded to the selected 25 finalists above
  • A Top 10 label on your binder
  • Placement of your binder on our Top 10 shelf and Featured Binders page
  • A LiveBinders Spotlight Bookmark featuring your binder
  • A $50 Amazon gift certificate
  • A Zebra stylus pen by

To view terms and contest details, or to enter a binder in this contest, click on the link below:


2014 Top Ten LiveBinder Contest
Please submit your binders as soon as possible, submissions close on June 8th, at midnight PST.

We look forward to seeing all your great binders!


Dropbox Links Broken

May 7, 2014

If you have Dropbox links inside your binders, they are probably broken. Dropbox has done this for security purposes.  Please see their blog post for more details.  If you have issues with this change, you may want to comment on their blog post as many of their customers have already done.

This also broke our connector to Dropbox, so that if you try to create new links to pdfs in your Dropbox, the documents will show up as downloads inside the binder instead of full pdfs that you can view in the binder.

The best alternative for now is to upload these files directly to LiveBinders so that they show up properly inside the binder. If this problem is affecting you and you are close to your file size limit on LiveBinders, please contact us as

We will probably have a follow-up blog post on this in the next few days so stay tuned.


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