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5 January 2021
We are pleased to announce that new versions of Examplify for Windows and macOS are available today, January 5, 2021.
These releases include support for Apple’s new M1 processors, along with a number of notable features, important performance improvements, and user-experience enhancements. The highlights are listed below.
Examplify for Windows/macOS Version 2.6
Support for New Apple M1 Processors
Examplify 2.6 supports Mac devices using Apple’s new M1 processor. Exam-takers using Apple devices with M1 processors will be prompted to install Apple Rosetta 2 in order to use Examplify if it is not already running on their device. For more information about installing Apple Rosetta 2, click here.
Improved PDF Experience
PDF attachments will display side by side with the question and answer, providing an improved user experience. Additionally, exam-takers can now search within the PDF attachment and more easily navigate through multiple attachment pages.
All exam-takers should upgrade to the newest versions of these products to ensure access to these newest features. Examplify for Windows and Mac Version 2.6 are available as an automatic update for all users.
Please refer to our published Minimum System Requirements for any questions about supported device types.
The ExamSoft Team
25 November 2020
Dear ExamSoft User,
We have released Examplify version 2.5.4 for Windows as the latest version. Examplify will display a message to exam-takers stating an update is available, and many exam-takers will be updated automatically.
This update resolves a Virtual Machine detection block that could have prevented some Windows users from beginning their exams. Because this issue was limited to Windows users, there is no Mac version update at this time.
If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact your Client Success Manager.
13 November 2020
Please note that ExamSoft has released a new version of Examplify that is compatible with Apple’s OS 11/Big Sur that was released this week. In most cases it will be automatically installed on systems that have a current version of ExamSoft Examplify. If not, the download site is HERE where you will want to follow the instructions on the update process.
However, ExamSoft’s new version of Examplify (Version 2.5) will NOT operate on the newly released Apple line of computers using the M1 chip.
We strongly recommend that you avoid buying a Mac with the M1 chip at this time if you intend to use it for exams in law school.
10 November 2020
Dear ExamSoft User,
Today, Apple announced two major updates that impact Examplify.
First, Apple announced that macOS 11 Big Sur will be available on Thursday, November 12.
A new version of Examplify for Mac will be required to utilize macOS 11. Examplify version 2.5 will support macOS 11, and is expected to be released later this week. Exam-takers should NOT upgrade to macOS 11 until they have installed Examplify for Mac version 2.5. This will enable them to continue to test without issue.
Second, Apple announced the release of a new line of Mac computers that utilizes their new M1 microchip technology. This new hardware represents a significant shift in the core technology. These devices will be available from Apple starting next week.
Examplify for Mac currently only works on Mac devices with Intel processors. Exam-takers should NOT upgrade to a new Mac device utilizing the new M1 microchip until a supported version of Examplify is released to ensure the continued ability to use the application.
Due to the complexity of the development and testing required to support this new hardware, we do not currently have an expected release date. We do not expect an update to Examplify for Mac that will support these new devices to be available by the end of the year.
Please make every effort to communicate this information to your exam-takers to ensure that they are able to continue testing without issue.
As updates become available, we will amend our Minimum System Requirements and send announcements via email.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your ExamSoft contact.
The ExamSoft Team
6 November 2020
Apple is expected to release a new version of the Mac operating system, called macOS 11, or Big Sur, in the coming weeks. While an announcement may be made at the upcoming event on November 10th, the exact release date is not currently known.
… [A] new version of Examplify for Mac will be required to support macOS 11. Any exam-taker who upgrades to Big Sur (macOS 11) will be unable to take an exam with Examplify until the new Examplify version is available.
Examplify version 2.5 will support the macOS update, and is expected to be released in the next few weeks. We will announce availability and update the published Minimum System Requirements as soon as this version is available.