The ever-increasing authors list

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 29 2019 11:25 AM

Every time the author name is fixed in the resource meta data, or a temporary resource gets added and removed again, the authors list in the app increases, and "empty" author records are created.

It would be great to refresh and clear the authors list occasionally, so that it doesn't clutter so much.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 11:40 AM

Have you tried to rebuild the index?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 11:51 AM

JT (alabama24):

Have you tried to rebuild the index?

I don't think that option is available on Android. If I enter the command, it opens a search box that searches for the words "rebuild index".

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 12:10 PM

Jan,

Please do the following:

1. Go to the Home Page of the App (icon that looks like a house).
2. Locate the “Enter passage or search” field at the top, and enter in “rebuild index”
3. All your titles should list once indexing has completed.

Please let us know if you need further help.

Sorry Jan, rebuild index is currently only available on iOS, not on Android.

I suggest re-installing this app.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 12:17 PM

Joe McCune (Faithlife):
All your titles should list once indexing has completed.

For clarification: I think the OP is dealing with a corrupted list of authors in his index, rather than not being able to see all of his titles. Will our suggestion fix that issue? 

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 1:26 PM

Sorry JT, I have corrected my reply.  I now recommend re-installing the App.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 3:17 PM

Joe McCune (Faithlife):

Sorry JT, I have corrected my reply.  I now recommend re-installing the App.

Since the data folder with the downloaded resources is more than 100 Gb in size, this suggestion is not funny...

Are there any plans to add the rebuild index function for the Android app?

If not, I might go with the cluttered author list for a few more months, until it reaches a level of clutterness that's more painful than the prospect of re-downloading 100 Gb...

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 3:40 PM

Jan Krohn:
Since the data folder with the downloaded resources is more than 100 Gb in size, this suggestion is not funny..

Sorry but are you saying you have over 100GB downloaded to your Android device?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 4:07 PM

Graham Criddle:
Sorry but are you saying you have over 100GB downloaded to your Android device?

Yes. Three quarters of that are course videos though.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 4:15 PM

Jan Krohn:

Graham Criddle:
Sorry but are you saying you have over 100GB downloaded to your Android device?

Yes. Three quarters of that are course videos though.

My guess - but Faithlife would need to comment further - is that this might be getting into somewhat uncharted territory with the app!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2019 6:08 PM

The mobile app simply isn't designed for this! The "best" fix is often a reinstall. Tongue Tied

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Anthony Dowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 30 2019 10:35 AM

Hi JT,

I often see comments about people who have lots of resources downloaded to their phones and tablets, usually along the lines of your comment that the mobile app is not designed for that.

FL are continually adding features to the apps to enable you to use them for studying when you are “on the road”. This seems to be counter productive if we are only to have a small subset of our resources on our devices.

I have a smallish library (about 1,800 resources) which is installed on both my Android phone and iPad. I have only had one instance where I have had to uninstall!

Perhaps somebody from Logos could jump in here and officially recommend how many resources should be installed!

Tony.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 30 2019 12:08 PM

Anthony Dowden:
Perhaps somebody from Logos could jump in here and officially recommend how many resources should be installed!

I doubt you will get a specific answer, but FL employees have said the same thing I have over the years. 

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 30 2019 12:17 PM

Hi Anthony,

Different users are in different situations.  There is no specific cutoff for the number of downloaded resources.  It is up to the user to choose.

Having said that, we do not recommend downloading hundreds or thousands of resources.  It does introduce an extra layer of complexity, even though there are many, like yourself, who experience no problems in this scenario.

Our app handles downloaded resources better than it did a year ago.  Some of these improvements have been added quite recently.  We are aware that many depend on downloaded resources, and we are also working on improving offline functionality. 

But I always recommend downloading your favorite books and/or the books you are currently working on.  In other words, the fewer the better.  I think that makes life simpler, but users are free to choose otherwise.

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Anthony Dowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 1 2019 4:37 AM

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your reply!

Anthony.

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