Logos Bible App and the Faithlife Ebook app what are the differences?

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Steven New | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 18 2019 4:56 PM

I found the Faithlife Ebook app and downloaded it thinking it was a new or newer app.  However, I can’t really see the difference between the 2 except The Logos Bible App seemed to have all my resources. What is the point of 2 separate apps that do basically the same thing?  Which one is the definitive app?  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 6:06 PM

Steven New:
Which one is the definitive app?  

There is no "definitive" app. Faithlife has many different apps aimed at different audiences. The Faithlife eBook app is geared towards a more general "Christian Book Store" audience, rather than those pursuing academic / Bible studies. 

Steven New:
The Logos Bible App seemed to have all my resources.

There is a switch to turn on all resources. However, I would gather that the best app for you would be the Logos Bible App. 

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Steven New | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 6:31 PM

Thanks I just wonder if 2 apps that literally look and perform the same functions are needed. A simple renam and re market would do the same. so anyone with simple needs send to the ebook app and apecific. 

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 6:57 PM

Steven New:

Thanks I just wonder if 2 apps that literally look and perform the same functions are needed. A simple renam and re market would do the same. so anyone with simple needs send to the ebook app and apecific. 

One possible reason for having the 2 apps on your device(s) is to use the Ebooks app for just general reading and to use the Bible app for study. This will keep the apps cleaner and minimize the number of open tabs.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 7:10 PM

Steven New:

Thanks I just wonder if 2 apps that literally look and perform the same functions are needed. A simple renam and re market would do the same. so anyone with simple needs send to the ebook app and apecific. 

Erwin is correct. Beside Noet folks not wanting crosses all over the place, multiple versions allow several study environments. I think I use 3 Logos apps daily-ish. I also do the same with 3 Paperwhite versions.


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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 8:44 PM

And in the days before multiple tabs I found it super handy to do my main study in Verbum and have Logos set up as a quick start start bible layout. I still do this as old habits die hard. And the vyrso app for whatever book I was currently reading.  The vyrso or now renamed ’Faithlife eBooks’ still remains a handy reader for books I am reading in many respects far ahead of kindle for reading. 

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Jamie | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 10 2019 9:42 AM

Just jumping in here but thanks for the "heads up" regarding the switch to show all resources in the e-book app. I can now show all my resources, find what books I'm looking for, download them and then switch back to only showing e-book purchases and downloads. Super awesome! Thanks again :-)

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