eBeam Interactive Suite 3:
Preview Version

Thank you for your interest in eBeam Interactive Suite 3. Here you can download a preview release version of the software.

We are excited to report that the Mac version of our software is available
in 15 languages with Arabic coming soon.

Your participation in testing the pre-release software is a vital part of
our development process, and we invite you to tell us about your experiences.

Mac OS X 10.7 and above
196 MB


Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
122 MB


Linux Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
126 MB


Linux Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit
105 MB


What’s New?


• New look and feel and designed to maximize available screen real estate

• Expanded eBeam Scrapbook Gallery--and a new user interface

• One-click access to most commonly used items in eBeam Tool Palette and Toolbars

• Improved Flickr Search and addition of YouTube video search allowing you to drag and drop images and video directly to Scrapbook Pages

• Enhanced Import/merge feature to support seamless integration with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files

• Full Screen view with Toolbar persistently and discreetly located at the bottom of the screen

• New design on main Toolbar, including handy shortcuts to Flash, Images, Snapshot, and Camera Viewer

• File format and user interface consistency across Linux, Mac and Windows



New for Mac

• Spotlight & Coversheet

• Right-Clicking on Scrapbook Pages

• Integrated Gallery

• Hyperlinking

• Locking & Grouping

• Screen Recording  


Online Help

Check out our online support for eBeam Interactive Suite 3. You’ll find help on how to use eBeam Home, eBeam Scrapbook, eBeam Tool Palette (including how eBeam Tool Palette works in other applications), and more.

Submitting Feedback

Your feedback is very valuable to us. We will provide limited support and answers to your questions as they arise.

Please understand that this is pre-release software. You will most likely stumble upon bugs that may affect the performance of the software.

Submit your feedback here.



Release Notes

File Compatibility & Additional Information:

eBeam Interactive Suite 3 creates a different file format (.esbx extension), which cannot be opened by older software, including eBeam Education Suite, eBeam Workspace, and eBeam Capture. You need to install the new software to open ESBX files. 

If you create new ESBX files with this preview release version, be aware that the files may not be supported in the final version of the software.

You can open ESB files, created in an earlier version of eBeam software, with the preview release version.

eBeam Interactive Suite 3 replaces the Windows Workspace application.

The Windows version of previous software––eBeam Education Suite, eBeam Capture, and eBeam Workspace––cannot coexist with this new software.




Supported Languages






Portuguese (Brazil)

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional)







Arabic (coming soon)

Known Issues


Occasional issues when importing Microsoft Office docs and PDFs

ESB files open slowly (while the newer ESBX files open faster)

Grouped objects behave strangely when ungrouped

Grouped objects may lose position when duplicated 

Text bullets remain black, regardless of nearby text color

Some PowerPoint files may take a long time to import

The PowerPoint annotation feature is not available for Mac and Ubuntu

No eBeam Home with Ubuntu

Depending on your OS, Preferences and System Tray will vary slightly



Select All text function does not work in a text box containing shortcuts

Flash files opened in Windows 8 do not load by default; additional drivers are needed



Importing Excel files with many rows and few columns may result in a thin page size

If your system is running Mavericks, PowerPoint files may not always load

Screen recording is not currently compatible with systems using Quicktime 10.3 



Legacy Features Not Supported:

Encyclopedia Britannica except through eBeam Home

Sub-menus from Tool Palette (removed and simplified)

Meetings and Sharing (coming soon!) 

Windows Templates


Master Page feature

Print to Scrapbook feature

In Windows, you can't save Scrapbook files as PowerPoint files