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More speed with beook 6 - Everything you need to know about the latest version

Tuesday June 18, 2019

What's new with beook 6?

In addition to a new design of the user interface, the newly developed infrastructure in the background has greatly accelerated the startup and optimized the storage of files - while maintaining complete offline capability.

As a user of beook on many different devices, you benefit from an improved licensing practice: A new feature is that a device of the license is only "consumed" when an ebook is installed. This allows you to control on which device you want to use which licenses. Uninstalling an ebook releases the corresponding license for another personal device.

On Windows devices, a new browser is used which interprets the latest HTML5 standards and can play interactive and audio-visual content as desired.

hep eLehrmittel users welcome!

The wide offer of hep verlag is now available in beook. The combination of hep verlag's eLehrmittel app with beook makes it very easy for all eLehrmittel users to edit their content in a single app. All details can be found on the website of hep-verlagFrage.

Switching from beook 5.5

If you would like to continue using version 5.5 in addition to the new version 6, there are a few points to keep in mind

  • The apps under Windows and macOS have the same name and are installed in the same folder by default. It is best to rename version 5.5, for example from C:\Apps\beook to C:\Apps\beook5.
  • The data is stored in separate folders and does not overwrite each other.
  • You can then use both version 5 and version 6. Ideally not at the same time, otherwise conflicts with the cloud can occur.

iOS and Android users

Version 6 is available for iOS and Android from mid-July. As account creation is currently disabled in version 5, please contact support to create your account. Ideally, you should first create an account in version 6 and name the user name (e-mail) so that this user can be transferred to version 5.

New login procedure and more possibilities for power users with profiles

The login now takes place in an external browser - so your details are safe from foreign eyes. Details on registration and account creation can be found under Documentation → Login - Create account

If you use beook with different classes or as an author in quality assurance, you can use the profile functionality in the future. For more information see documentation → Manage accounts and profiles

Soon there will also be the possibility of linking accounts from different providers. We will keep you up to date at this point.

Proven functionalities

The proven functions for editing content, keyword search and the proven overview columns continue to be an integral part of the leading platform for digital teaching aids: beook 6. We wish you continued: efficient learning!


beook 5.5.0

Thursday December 20, 2018

This software update brings some improvements in the Teien function and fixes the smaller software bugs reported to us. The update is optional.

  • Groups can be closed by group administrators.
  • Participants can be removed from groups and will no longer receive broadcasts.
  • Improved stability of the sharing function in case of network failures.
  • Inkscape can be configured using the program path (solves the problem of missing file associations with Windows).
  • Tasks can now be reset selectively per selected task group and chapter.
  • General improvements in stability and performance.

beook 5.4.8

Friday November 9, 2018

This small fixup update brings improvements related to editing multiple ebooks at the same time.

  • Fixes a problem where the last edited page of multiple ebooks edited at the same time was not saved correctly when exiting the app.
  • Fixes a problem where the tasks or text fields opened in an external window were not saved correctly when the app was closed.
  • Support for LearningApps in notes.
  • Improved provider selection for support requests.


beook 5.4.6

Thursday September 13, 2018

This update corrects the following reported issues

  • Improved saving of editable fields on content pages, especially on heavily loaded devices
  • Playing videos, if a special character exists in the path of the working directory
  • Improvement when working with multiple windows
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Updated instruction manual
  • Compatibility with macOS Mojave

We thank everyone for their feedback and support.

beook 5.4.1

Friday August 10, 2018

May makes everything new... even if May is sometimes simply too short: just in time for the start of the new semester for vocational students, students and other learners, the version of beook is ready!

Help, where's the search column? And where are the bookmarks? 
With this version new possibilities were created, in order to arrange themselves the overview columns for contents, notes and tasks by filter always suitably. Just view all the unread pages, or just the difficult tasks, or just the blue notes.
This change made it possible to save the overview columns for bookmarks and for the ebook search - this benefits the overview. The search and bookmarks can now be used via the filter of the content column.

An update from beook is worthwhile!

  • Text search in notes and markers
  • Keyword search in content and tasks
  • Editable fields can be displayed individually in presentation mode
  • Multi-Window for Mac and Windows: Open a chapter and solve the associated tasks at the same time
  • Many minor bug fixes