Some way to hold a position in a book is desperately needed

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David Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 6 2018 5:55 AM

I use the Logos system of products on my smartphone, Pixelbook, and Windows 10.  I hate that I lose my place on my Pixelbook because I open a different place on Sunday for the preaching text.  You should be able to click a "pin" icon to hold your place for a book in the various apps if you don't want it to be moved.  This is a major annoyance.

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2018 7:12 AM

Hi David,

I only have/use a MacBook, but the way I achieve what you're trying to do is by using "Update to current snapshot" under "Layouts." But I agree there ought to be something like Amazon's bookmark feature, and maybe there is and someone else can show us.

Shalom

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2018 8:31 AM

Hi David

See if the “Add to Favorites” option helps

You can then access your Favorites 

which should help you to to get back to where you were

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2018 10:38 AM

David Miller:
I hate that I lose my place on my Pixelbook because I open a different place on Sunday for the preaching text.

For clarification: you hate that you lose your place... because you changed the place? Stick out tongue

I think what you would want is "projects." An idea I have been pushing for many years now, to no avail. Tongue Tied

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/168928/976696.aspx#976696 

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 7:23 AM

My POV on this is that the device is a use case. On the desktop, I'm mostly referencing specific locations in resources to support sermon prep and other kinds of study. On my iPad, I'm reading - frequently the same resources.

I don't want Logos to ever sync resource locations across devices. I'll take care of that myself if I end up needing to (which is rare).

Donnie

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 10:46 AM

In which case you would benefit from my suggestion. 

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 1:15 PM

JT (alabama24):
In which case you would benefit from my suggestion.

Yes, if I were forced into the formality of "projects." But if FL merely didn't sync resource locations across devices, I'd get my preferred behavior.

It's not that I don't see a valid set of use cases in your suggestion - I do. It's that I think the default to sync resource locations is the wrong default.

Donnie

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 2:21 PM

I agree with you Donnie. I use mobile for reading and desktop for study. I would prefer the option to have them not sync reading position. 

So for now I use layouts on desktop as work around. 

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David Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 2:41 PM

I see a number of posts talking about whether it should or shouldn't sync.  The value of my suggestion is that each user gets decide.  If you push in the "pin" icon, it stays where it is and won't sync.  If you don't push in the "pin" icon, it syncs. You decide.  That should be easy for the Logos mobile app developers to implement.

If pin.pushed == true

{

  // don't sync

}

else

  logosSync();

}

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2018 3:31 PM

Donnie Hale:
Yes, if I were forced into the formality of "projects."

If my suggestion were implemented, the mobile device would automatically have a "mobile" project unique to that device, and your resource would never change places... but it would "sync." If for some reason you DID want to "pick up where you left off" at any time, you would simply load that project on another device. 

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