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Liam | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 3 2017 6:49 AM

I currently use a very old iPad mini for almost all my reading. It's days are numbered and is increasingly glitchie and glitchier. I'm considering a new tablet, but looking at the newer larger iPhone Pluses, I may just use them for my reading needs. Has anyone had experience reading on these? How do you like it? Or does anyone use it as their primary reader? 

Thanks all!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 7:02 AM

Screenshots of the Logos app reading experience are also welcome!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 7:34 AM

I can't answer... I believe in the "right tool for the right job." I would not use an iPhone as a primary reading device... but neither would I use an iPad mini. My reading devices: 

  • iPad Pro ("normal iPad sized") - I use this for reading Logos resources which I want to highlight (and occasionally take notes). 
  • Kindle Paperwhite - my preferred device for "just reading." I do not take any notes or highlighting. 

My current phone is an iPhone 6s. I should let you know that I am debating moving to the iPhone 7s Plus this fall. I do have the Logos app installed on my 6s, and do use it several times weekly... but it isn't my primary reading device. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 7:35 AM

Liam:

Screenshots of the Logos app reading experience are also welcome!

Do you not have an iPhone or Android Phone? I can give screen shots of the 6s, but not 6s Plus. 

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Doug Newby | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 7:45 AM

alabama24:

  • iPad Pro ("normal iPad sized") - I use this for reading Logos resources which I want to highlight (and occasionally take notes). 
  • Kindle Paperwhite - my preferred device for "just reading." I do not take any notes or highlighting. 

Alabama24, do you just send the Logos books to your kindle via export/word?  That is what I have been starting to do because I don't like to read on my iPad screen before I go to bed.  It is a little tedious but is the only option I can think of to read my resources on my Kindle.  You mention that you occasionally take notes on your iPad.  Where do you take the majority of your notes?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 8:03 AM

Doug Newby:
Alabama24, do you just send the Logos books to your kindle via export/word?

Logos used to have a "send to kindle" feature, but Amazon put the kibosh on it. Most of the books I own in Logos, however, are ones which I would want to highlight... so all of that reading is done on my iPad. 

Doug Newby:
You mention that you occasionally take notes on your iPad.  Where do you take the majority of your notes?

As per my response above: The right tool for the right job. I would never take large amounts of notes on my iPad... I couldn't create the notes quickly enough, or organize them the way I want, etc. If I were writing a sermon or term paper, the vast majority of that kind of work would be on my MacBook Pro. 

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Armin | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 8:08 AM

I use the iPad Pro for longer reading sessions (e.g., on planes). And I use my iPhone 6 Plus for shorter readings. 

In the past, I used the various FL Mobile Apps on both devices. This worked great for a while. However, due to various bugs with the Mobile Apps (reported in the old Forum), I switched to Kindle. This means that books that I just want for reading, I purchase from Amazon. I use Kindle on both, iPhone Plus and iPad Pro, and like the reliability and simplicity of the Kindle app very much. Books for serious study, I purchase from Logos and use on the Desktop.

FL told me that some of my issues with their Mobile Apps might have been fixed. I am now debating if I should give the Mobile Apps another try or if I stick with Kindle.

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Andrew Zoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 3 2017 12:37 PM

Liam:

I currently use a very old iPad mini for almost all my reading. It's days are numbered and is increasingly glitchie and glitchier. I'm considering a new tablet, but looking at the newer larger iPhone Pluses, I may just use them for my reading needs. Has anyone had experience reading on these? How do you like it? Or does anyone use it as their primary reader? 

Thanks all!

I personally find that I can't adjust to reading on such a small screen (even as big as the iPhone 7 Plus is), so I never read productively on the iPhone. I read on the iPad all the time. Given the options, I'd snag one of the new iPads (I'd get the 128 GB model) for $409 (or you can get a 32GB model for $309). Not a bad price for having 128GB of space and almost as much power as the iPad Pro.

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 4 2017 8:00 AM

I think it is more a personal preference.  I have a 7+ and find reading on it is just fine.  Although, I used to read on an old Palm Pilot IIIx back in the early days and people thought that was crazy; who would read something on such a small screen. 

I usually use the 7+ for simple reading.  I use the iPad for some more serious study as I can split the screen in Logos. 

It is helpful to remember someone somewhere decided on the optimum size for a paper back or hard back book.  I assume those who were accustomed to large books or handwritten books back in the day questioned how anyone could read text printed by a printing press on such a small page.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 5 2017 7:01 AM

alabama24:

Liam:

Screenshots of the Logos app reading experience are also welcome!

Do you not have an iPhone or Android Phone? I can give screen shots of the 6s, but not 6s Plus. 

I'm thinking the Plus, just for the added size. I own a 5s, but I'm also thinking about a new phone, which, if the Plus works for reading, would kill 2 birds with one stone. The small text isn't a problem for me as much as just being able to see a decent amount of the paragraph I'm in. If I read on my current phone, I just can't see enough of the context around the reading I'm in (sentence I'm in). I like being able to see at least most of the paragraph, so I can guage where I am in the authors line of thought. I wasn't sure if the plus gave that much space or not.

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 5 2017 10:37 AM

alabama24:

Liam:

Screenshots of the Logos app reading experience are also welcome!

Do you not have an iPhone or Android Phone? I can give screen shots of the 6s, but not 6s Plus. 

I'm thinking the Plus, just for the added size. I own a 5s, but I'm also thinking about a new phone, which, if the Plus works for reading, would kill 2 birds with one stone. The small text isn't a problem for me as much as just being able to see a decent amount of the paragraph I'm in. If I read on my current phone, I just can't see enough of the context around the reading I'm in (sentence I'm in). I like being able to see at least most of the paragraph, so I can guage where I am in the authors line of thought. I wasn't sure if the plus gave that much space or not.

Here are a few shots from my iphone 7+.  Various font sizes. Your eyesight will determine how much text you can get on a screen. Obviously these pictures are bigger than the phone.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 5 2017 12:23 PM

Liam:

I'm thinking the Plus, just for the added size. I own a 5s, but I'm also thinking about a new phone, which, if the Plus works for reading, would kill 2 birds with one stone. The small text isn't a problem for me as much as just being able to see a decent amount of the paragraph I'm in. If I read on my current phone, I just can't see enough of the context around the reading I'm in (sentence I'm in). I like being able to see at least most of the paragraph, so I can guage where I am in the authors line of thought. I wasn't sure if the plus gave that much space or not.

I had hoped I could use a Plus to converge the number of devices I own, but I decided that while the Plus would have made a good device for reading, it was was too large for my smaller hands and pockets.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 5 2017 1:16 PM

Most of my reading is on the iPad but I do read on my iPhone 6 and find it is a decent size for reading... The best thing about that is it is not too giant to fit in ones pock or comfortably in most hands.

-dan

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 22 2017 2:37 PM

Bruce, thank you for the pics! I will definitely utilize these!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 22 2017 2:38 PM

Thanks for the comments everybody! I'll have to make a decision now...

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 22 2017 2:52 PM

If you can afford to wait, one of the rumors about the "iPhone 8" (later this fall) will be a larger screen size, with smaller/no bezels. It might provide more (or the same) reading space as the Plus, but be easier to hold or fit in your pocket.

My top three Logos 9 Wishlist items: Carta, Dark mode, and Hebrew audio bible, please.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 22 2017 4:03 PM

PetahChristian:

If you can afford to wait, one of the rumors about the "iPhone 8" (later this fall) will be a larger screen size, with smaller/no bezels. It might provide more (or the same) reading space as the Plus, but be easier to hold or fit in your pocket.

It will also be $$$

If waiting, I'd look to see what your options are, including current models at significant discount. 

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 22 2017 6:26 PM

Liam:

...  I'm considering a new tablet, but looking at the newer larger iPhone Pluses, I may just use them for my reading needs. Has anyone had experience reading on these? How do you like it? Or does anyone use it as their primary reader?

Liam FWIW, I've been using a Samsung Galaxy Note for years as my primary reading device other than a 17" laptop (i.e. I've never had a tablet). It's a similar size screen.

I've read *heaps* of books right through on the 5.8" screen. Unlike a tablet, it's always with me, so it's right there when I end up in a queue or unexpectedly waiting for someone. I regularly mark up the text.

I still use the laptop for heavy duty work, because the Logos software is so much more powerful than the mobile apps (e.g. in searching). But the large screen iPhone Plus should do the job as a reader.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 25 2017 6:01 AM

Remember that when reading on a large screen phone, you are also likely going to hold it very close to your eyes so it will in effect seem bigger than it would at arms length like a laptop or even further away like a desktop monitor.

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