URL Scheme / x-callback-url for iOS Logos app

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James Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 31 2018 2:47 PM

Curious if anyone could point to some documentation, official or not, on whether of not Logos for iOS has this implemented... and if so, to just a few of the guidelines of the implementation. 

The old `logosref:...` syntax use to work for me a couple of iOS iterations ago. No longer is this the case, at least in my testing. 

Appreciate any help! Thank you

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Todd Diehl (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 31 2018 2:57 PM

Hey James, we don't implement x-callback-url. That being said, we should still support the `logosref` syntax, so I would be curious to know what isn't working for you.

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Josh moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 17 2018 9:40 PM

Has anybody had any luck utilizing URL schemes with Logos Bible Software and Launch Center Pro or Workflow/Shortcuts?

Here is what I’m thinking. The notes editor in the Logos app is P.O.O.R. and I generally do all of my other non-Bible study note taking and mind scribbling in Drafts 5 or in Ulysses. What would be amazing is if I could have a thought, write it down QUICKLY and then send it to a note within Logos (extra double bonus points if I could link that note to a scripture reference). Similarly, I routinely come across articles about specific verses while reading in feedly on my iPad or iPhone and there is no easy way to link that article to a scripture reference in Logos. I can do this in literally every other iOS app…except for the most important one, Logos.

What this would also do is allow me to read in my physical Bible (which is my preference) and take notes in Drafts 5 or Ulysses as I go, and seamlessly send those notes to the appropriate scripture reference for later continued study.

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 9:08 PM

 That would be great.  I also have lofty plans for working with Siri shortcuts and Logos. 

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James Sumners | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 28 2019 5:27 AM

I actually have done this, for both logos and olivetree. I know a few others I could do well. Once the beta version of iOS 13 allows me to send I will post my siri shortcut here.

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James Sumners | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 1 2019 12:51 PM

If you are running iOS 13 this shortcut will allow you to highlight a scripture reference and it will open the reference in Logos (https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/b75728b26f084fd68653d04269124d98).

I did a screen capture of this not sure you will be able to see it.  It walks through the use of this shortcut. I did this for a few different Bible apps as you will see in the video.


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Mason Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 2:03 PM

I know that I’m late to the game, but if you want a more robust option for getting Scriptures in your notes using Logos, I’d recommend using Pythonista and a python script. I made a python script that I launch from my notes app (iA Writer at present) where I select the verse and version and send it to the script. The script logs into my logos account, and essentially pulls the passage from the correct translation (i.e. any translation I own and specify) and formats it in multimarkdown. Then I paste it back into my document and I‘m done. One of the benefits is that I format it for my workflow and I get the various translations. The Shortcut version shared by James (which is great by the way) does not open Logos to the specified translation - it only opens your preferred Bible (I think it could be modified to add the reference to the link and then open to the appropriate version though).

TL;DR - you can try using something like python/Pythonista or JavaScript/Scriptable to create a more robust system that can be launched from the iOS share sheet and still use your Logos Bible resources.

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