MackinVIA eReader Mac App, Login Hints and More

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MackinVIA eReader

Mac App – We’ve released the MackinVIA App for Macs to allow for offline reading on Mac desktops and laptops. As soon as it’s approved by Apple, the new version will be available in the Mac App Store.

Older iPads – Reader 5 is now accessible for older iPads, specifically iPad 2 and 3 and the iPad Mini. To support these devices that are no longer able to load iOS updates, adjustments to the system’s cryptography were necessary.  Due to device hardware restrictions, user experience may be slower.


MackinVIA Admin

Login Hint – A new feature is available for Full Administrators to create a login hint for Backpack users. The hint is created on the Settings page.

The hint appears to Backpack users after a failed login attempt.

Clicking the link will display the hint.

Option to disable Push Notifications – Push notifications allow the MackinVIA system to let end users know on their devices that a requested title is available or an assignment is starting. For schools or districts that choose to restrict system notifications to patrons, an option was added to the Settings Page to give Full Administrators the ability to disable these messages. By default, push notifications are set to Active.