Logos 8. Day 3

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:15 AM

I purchased Logos 8 a couple of days ago, and I must say I like it. I have had not trouble with crashes or hangs. 

I use Logos all day, every day. However, I don't use most of the features. I mostly do searches and commentary work. 

The stand out feature is that is is snappier. This is the Logos I have been looking for. The upgrade is fairly inexpensive. I'd encourage you to take the plunge.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:45 AM

I second that! Nice thread Josh.

mm.

mm.

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Dave Thawley | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:54 AM

3rd'ed :-) I think as well as the software itself being faster, the user interface seems more efficient as well. A couple less clicks to do things etc. I love the indexing speed now. Before my computer would spend ages indexing but now it seems to be done in a few minutes. 

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:04 AM

Josh Hunt:
snappier

Indeed, that is the word to describe L8. I like the snappiness.

I also like the new look--though some refinements are needed, and some UI functions from L7 need to be restored.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:31 AM

I agree that some UI functions from L7 need to be restored!

For example, it used to be that when new resources were added to my library, there was a drop-down list showing what they were at the top of the home page.

I can't find that feature anywhere in L8. I need that handy feature. I use it to add specific titles to my Layouts to make it easier for me to go back to read them.

If this feature is still there, I hope some kind soul can point me to it.

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:32 AM

Josh, definitely a nice thread. I have been with Logos since Libronix and migrated to Logos 3 shortly after. I had a privilege of BETA testing Logos 4 and was amazed at the time for the improvements of that leap. Logos 8 is an amazing leap in studying the Word. The interface is nice and definitely snappier on the same system I have run since Logos 4. I have been able to clean up my shortcuts because the changes to Tools and it has been greatly enhanced. The new guides and workflows will definitely provide a way to speed up your acquiring information and sort through it to gather the nuggets you are looking for to bring out the Word for yourself and others.

Definitely a nice job. I know there will be some additional enhancements and continue to look forward to those.

Morris Proctor's videos are nice and his Webinar yesterday didn't disappoint.

Also, I would like to say that Customer Service (Zavier) and Sales (Cody) who I reached out to in "Chat" because of a purchase issue in my cart. They worked together and did a fabulous job of fixing the issue in a very quick amount of time.

In Christ,

Ken

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:41 AM

Jerome Smith:

I agree that some UI functions from L7 need to be restored!

For example, it used to be that when new resources were added to my library, there was a drop-down list showing what they were at the top of the home page.

I can't find that feature anywhere in L8. I need that handy feature. I use it to add specific titles to my Layouts to make it easier for me to go back to read them.

If this feature is still there, I hope some kind soul can point me to it.

For info regarding library updates/additions do the following.

  1. Open your library.
  2. Open the sidebar on the left in the library window
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the sidebar

Once there, you'll see a variety of entries regarding resources updated and added.

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:45 AM

Sean:

Josh Hunt:
snappier

-though some refinements are needed, and some UI functions from L7 need to be restored.

LIke...

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:47 AM

Rick Ausdahl:

Jerome Smith:

For example, it used to be that when new resources were added to my library, there was a drop-down list showing what they were at the top of the home page.

I can't find that feature anywhere in L8. I need that handy feature. I use it to add specific titles to my Layouts to make it easier for me to go back to read them.

If this feature is still there, I hope some kind soul can point me to it.

For info regarding library updates/additions do the following.

  1. Open your library.
  2. Open the sidebar on the left in the library window
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the sidebar

Once there, you'll see a variety of entries regarding resources updated and added.

What I do is hit Library and sort be date updated. is this what you mean?

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:54 AM

Josh Hunt:

What I do is hit Library and sort be date updated. is this what you mean?

No, there's a new icon in the top left of the library view (three stacked horizontal lines) that lets you apply filters. Your method puts the info you want at the top of the screen, but the filter method means that you only see what fits with your filter selection - you can choose to see items that were updated today and nothing else.

The advantages are that a) it looks less "busy" because it's narrowed down and b) you don't have to check the date column to see when you're at the end of the new updates, because that's all you'll see.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 9:57 AM

Rick Ausdahl:

Jerome Smith:

I agree that some UI functions from L7 need to be restored!

For example, it used to be that when new resources were added to my library, there was a drop-down list showing what they were at the top of the home page.

I can't find that feature anywhere in L8. I need that handy feature. I use it to add specific titles to my Layouts to make it easier for me to go back to read them.

If this feature is still there, I hope some kind soul can point me to it.

For info regarding library updates/additions do the following.

  1. Open your library.
  2. Open the sidebar on the left in the library window
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the sidebar

Once there, you'll see a variety of entries regarding resources updated and added.

Thank you, Rick. Your directions almost solve the issue for me. I would like to see the former feature retained to let me know that something has been added.

Too bad the "added" feature cannot optionally be placed at the top of the list.

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Paul Strickert | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:02 AM

Sean:

Josh Hunt:
snappier

Indeed, that is the word to describe L8. I like the snappiness.

I also like the new look--though some refinements are needed, and some UI functions from L7 need to be restored.

Now that I've had time to use L8 a bit, I'm generally pleased with the upgrade.  It does seem snappier.  The new features should make L8 very useful.  The Theology Guide has great potential, though I'm disappointed that it still seems to be at a primitive stage.  I have no doubt that many of the complaints about L8 (most of them minor) will be addressed in due time.  No need to get my panties in a bunch, in other words.  ;o)   All in all, L8 is a winner in my book!

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:31 AM

Here's a screenshot of what Rick is suggesting:

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 12:33 PM

And this is exactly the point, Logos 8 was advertised to make everyday tasks simpler and it does in many ways, HOWEVER compare all this posted here to find the new resources to just clicking the dropdown on the Home page in Logos 7. What was once trivial is now tedious.

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Amy Esary | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 12:45 PM

Appreciate everyone's feedback. 

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StephenMcC | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 1:07 PM

Amy Esary:
Appreciate everyone's feedback.

I love it. I don't mind the "added" at the bottom. Its only an extra second.

But if there was a way to rearrange the order of the panel in the same way you can rearrange the "last updated/ last accessed/ author / title/ my tags, subject/ etc" tabs... then everyone would be happy.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 1:18 PM

Don Awalt:

And this is exactly the point, Logos 8 was advertised to make everyday tasks simpler and it does in many ways, HOWEVER compare all this posted here to find the new resources to just clicking the dropdown on the Home page in Logos 7. What was once trivial is now tedious.

Agreed, for me its Day 5 and there's no doubt that I have wasted a lot of time because of the missing or changed. As a Connect Essentials user I received 8 as an "update" rather than an "upgrade". I really do wish that more detail had been provided about what was missing before the update was delivered. With a bit more information I would have waited for 8.1 or an even later version. 

I did consider going back to 7 but with no official statement on whether this was possible decided that was probably too risky and at least I have workable, if somewhat clumsy, solutions for the items that have impacted me most.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 1:27 PM

Don Awalt:

And this is exactly the point, Logos 8 was advertised to make everyday tasks simpler and it does in many ways, HOWEVER compare all this posted here to find the new resources to just clicking the dropdown on the Home page in Logos 7. What was once trivial is now tedious.

Yeap the team at Logos have missed the point and removed features from the homepage that should never have been removed and made it more complicated to find the information. It's not simpler at all.

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 1:27 PM

Josh Hunt:

I purchased Logos 8 a couple of days ago, and I must say I like it. I have had not trouble with crashes or hangs. 

I use Logos all day, every day. However, I don't use most of the features. I mostly do searches and commentary work. 

The stand out feature is that is is snappier. This is the Logos I have been looking for. The upgrade is fairly inexpensive. I'd encourage you to take the plunge.

Josh, I agree fully with you. "Snappier" is a great word to describe it. Like you, I use the program every single day, but don't always dive deep into all of the features.  I feel that there are so many features that I forget to use some of them. For instance, I do exegesis all the time, but until I looked at the "guides" section of Logos 8 I had not opened an Exegetical Guide in many months. I was reminded of how useful that guide can be.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 1:31 PM

Graham Owen:
As a Connect Essentials user I received 8 as an "update" rather than an "upgrade". I really do wish that more detail had been provided about what was missing before the update was delivered.

Thank you Graham for saying that as Connect users we had not choice about moving to Logos 8.  I have been accused by some people of not knowing what I was talking about and that I did not have to move to Logos 8. If you are a connect subscriber and want to keep your subscription you have to move over to Logos 8 whether you wan to or not.

I was also told all the changes were fully explained before the software was released so thank you for confirming my experiences this is not the case and that FL once again failed to communicate well.

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