Let's request Logos 4 Mac to be more Mac like 1) Enhance the app. icon

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 25 2010 6:53 PM

Thanks Alan! I actually deleted the Bible one...on accident! kinda bummed. but I can try to reproduce it for you! Give me a day or two and i should have it up for you.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 25 2010 9:13 PM

 

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 25 2010 9:23 PM

John

That is awesome. Look at how my Dock looks now.

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Alan

iMac Retina 5K, 27": 4GHz; 16GB RAM;MacOS 10.12.2; 1TB FD; Logos 7

MacBook Air 13.3": 1.8GHz; 4GB RAM; MacOS 10.12.2; 256GB SSD; Logos 7

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 25 2010 9:37 PM

Glad your happy! Glory to Christ.Big Smile

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 2:41 AM

John Kight:
Glad your happy! Glory to Christ.Big Smile

John

Thank you for all the work on L4 icons Yes. Now, if I could decide which one I like best. Cool

Now that I think about it. The last one is my favorite (the red Bible with the Logos icon).

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 8:33 AM

Thanks Jack. Praise GOD! i think i got a few more in the works. i will be sure to post them when they are done!

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 11:05 AM

Ben:
My point is simply that Logos is losing business because of its overt Christian/Protestant/Evangelical branding. I've seen it first-hand. It wouldn't take much to modify- change the scholars collection to be more scholarly, change the icon, perhaps some other small things like that.  That doesn't do anything to its primary market, and goes a long way towards resolving those problems I've mentioned here, which I've seen first-hand.

Logos used to go to great lengths to be unoffensive, and we used to have ambitions to build more secular products, and to have our technology used for non-Bible related materials.

Our Logos had no Christian symbology (just the "Logos" name), and the Libronix DLS was designed in a modular fashion so that you could deliver it without the "BibleTools" addin and it would appear to be a completely secular product. We used generic examples in much of the (also modular) help system, and avoided Bible-specific language in the application shell.

You could -- and publishers did -- deliver legal, scientific, and other content. A model railroading magazine delivered their electronic content using our "de-Bible-ified" engine.

We were especially sensitive to Jewish customers, and we worked with the Jewish Publication Society. Yet we found there was always some way to accidentally offend someone. Some Jewish users didn't want JPS to work with us at all. A Catholic publisher got upset when they found a data type for Calvin's Institutes included in the system. (We designed it, though, so you could be modular even at this level.)

All this just made the software harder to develop and maintain, and we had to jump through hoops to keep the engine "neutral."

During the hard-times at Logos we were forced to focus in order to survive. And we realized that our core customers are Christian pastors who study the Bible. So we focused on these customers, while still trying to be inoffensive.

When we asked a design firm to help us with a web site, we told them we didn't want a new logo. But they felt so strongly that we needed a refresh, they designed three new logos for us. And once we saw the iconic magnifying glass with the plus sign turned into a cross -- echoing both the standard search icon and our focus on the Bible -- we knew it was perfect.

As for limiting our market... since we've focused our marketing and our efforts, we've seen sales increase dramatically and kept (and improved) our relationship with JPS, as well as an even broader range of Christian publishers and denominations.

As for "Scholar's" having non-scholarly stuff... the majority of purchasers of Scholar's probably wouldn't meet your definition of a scholar -- they're people who want to grow in that direction, though, and they indicate that they appreciate the library as it is. The "pure" scholar's package is "Original Languages Library", and it sells very few copies. But it's probably what you'd prefer.

Since the "non-scholarly" content in Scholar's really doesn't cost much, I think it's not a big deal. And I'm a "big library" kind of person -- I just read the stuff I want to read, but I like having everything available. If you want a "clean shelf" uncluttered by the light-weight stuff, though, just go with OLL.

 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 11:36 AM

Thanks for responding to my thread-jack Bob.  As for me, I've had my say and gotten it out of my system Zip it!

To the guy who posted it, I'm now using the nice Bible+magnifying glass icon above. Any way you could throw some Greek or Hebrew on the cover?

 

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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 1:01 PM

ChristopherLayton:

I don't know how to make an icon file, and since I drew this one by hand I just had to make it a .png. But what about something more like this...

 

 

As I have said before I am currently using this as my icon. It would be cool if you added greek text on the Bible pages and the Logos name in the magnifying glass.

 

or another great alternative is to have"The Written Word of God"   in the Bible at the top of the text . Then have it say and Logos in the magnifying glass. Which  would clearly show the use of the software. Or you can leave it alone cause I love it anyway.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 2:23 PM

Bob Pritchett:
When we asked a design firm to help us with a web site, we told them we didn't want a new logo. But they felt so strongly that we needed a refresh, they designed three new logos for us. And once we saw the iconic magnifying glass with the plus sign turned into a cross -- echoing both the standard search icon and our focus on the Bible -- we knew it was perfect.

 

Yes

 

 

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Michael Kares | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 2:33 PM

Thanks for the Logos history Bob.  I had wondered before if anyone ever thought of using the Logos engine for other kinds of content.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:09 AM

Alright I think that I am going to be done for a little bit...Its just so much fun tho!Wink

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2010 7:25 AM

Bob Pritchett:
As for limiting our market... since we've focused our marketing and our efforts, we've seen sales increase dramatically and kept (and improved) our relationship with JPS, as well as an even broader range of Christian publishers and denominations.

Yes

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