Archive for category: MackinVIA App

Supported Platforms and Devices

What platforms and devices are supported? Online Browser Requirements for the 2017-2018 School Year: For the best online reading experience: Internet Explorer: 11 and up Edge: 14 and up Chrome: 56 and up Firefox: 52 and up Safari: 10 and up Offline Device Compatibility for the 2017-2018 School…


Is the MackinVIA™ Reader secure? Titles are protected by a state-of-the-art encryption/decryption process, and all users are authenticated. In addition, downloaded titles are limited to one device and cannot be shared.

Offline vs. Online Reading

What is the difference between reading digital resources online and offline? Online reading is done through a web browser. The user must be connected to the Internet. Offline reading can be done when the user is not connected to the Internet. However, the resource must first be downloaded from…

File Format

What file format does the MackinVIA™ Reader use? Mackin has developed a proprietary file format. We take eBook files from the publisher and put them through a process to convert them into the MackinVIA™ format.

ePub Format

Does the MackinVIA™ Reader support ePub? Only Mackin’s proprietary format is supported. Any file provided to us must first be converted. We are working to add functionality similar to ePub such as reflowable content, resizable text and customizable fonts.

Download Resources to a Different Device

I’d like to download a title to a different device. How do I do that? The system restricts downloaded titles to one device. So, you first need to return the title back to the cloud, essentially removing it from your device. To do that, open the app and click the Move Online button next to…

Download Resources to a Device

How do I download a title to my device? Once a title is checked out to you, you can easily download it to your device for offline reading inside the app. Look for the Download button next to each resource in your list of Checkouts.

Download/Upgrade App

How do I get the MackinVIA™ app? The MackinVIA™ app is available on: Windows download Google Play Store Chrome Web Store iTunes Store Mac Store Kindle App Store MackinVIA upgrades are released on a quarterly basis. For the best experience and to access new features, users should upgrade to…

About MackinVIA Reader

What is the MackinVIA™ Reader? The MackinVIA™ Reader is a cross-platform application that allows you to read Mackin-hosted titles in MackinVIA. Besides flipping pages in the Reader, you can view a linked table of contents and thumbnails, access information about the digital resource,…

About MackinVIA App

What can I do with the MackinVIA™ app? With the MackinVIA™ app, you can view your checkouts for online reading or download digital resources to your device for offline reading. If you have Internet access on your device, you can also go to your MackinVIA website to find more resources to…