What is your favorite feature?

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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Sep 5 2019 1:25 PM

It would be very helpful if we could share one another our experiences of our favorite  features in studying the Bible. Your contribution can be a great help to many of us. 

Blessings in Christ.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 5 2019 2:47 PM

Tes:

It would be very helpful if we could share one another our experiences of our favorite  features in studying the Bible. Your contribution can be a great help to many of us. 

To be honest I haven’t been to impressed by Logos 8. Too much was pushed through under developed simply to meet the release date. The only thing in Logos 8 that I can say that had impressed me is the new selection and context menus. These I find beneficial each time I use Logos.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 5 2019 3:36 PM

DIsciple II:
To be honest I haven’t been to impressed by Logos 8.

I’m just the opposite... I like a lot of the changes that have been introduced and are still being introduced. I especially like the changes to the context menu and the addition of the selection menu. I also really like the new filtering options that are available in many places, especially the Library. The notes are better but still need some refinement to fully win me over.

If I could give a Logos newbie any advice it would be to learn to utilize the context (right click) menu fully.  You can do a whole lot simply by right clicking.

Logos 8 has an incredible amount of power under the hood... often at the expense of ease and simplicity. If there is a negative for me, and I presume many other would be Logos users, it is the required commitment to learning that is necessary to fully utilize Logos’ functionality.  There are so many facets of Logos that I don’t use, such as the Canvas, the Sermon Editor and even Workflows, which I feel like I could use, but I haven’t taken the time to streamline and adapt to my workflow. There are also so many capabilities that I feel I could use better like using the parallel resource sets and multiple resource display more effectively. If there were an included AI functionality that would observe me work and suggest quicker, easier, or more powerful ways of accomplishing what I try to do, that would be fantastic.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 5 2019 3:36 PM

DIsciple II:
To be honest I haven’t been to impressed by Logos 8.

I’m just the opposite... I like a lot of the changes that have been introduced and are still being introduced. I especially like the changes to the context menu and the addition of the selection menu. I also really like the new filtering options that are available in many places, especially the Library. The notes are better but still need some refinement to fully win me over.

If I could give a Logos newbie any advice it would be to learn to utilize the context (right click) menu fully.  You can do a whole lot simply by right clicking.

Logos 8 has an incredible amount of power under the hood... often at the expense of ease and simplicity. If there is a negative for me, and I presume many other would Logos users, it is the required commitment to learning that is necessary to fully utilize Logos’ functionality.  There are so many facets of Logos that I don’t use, such as the Canvas, the Sermon Editor and even Workflows, which I feel like I could use, but I haven’t taken the time to streamline and adapt to my workflow. There are also so many capabilities that I feel I could use better like using the parallel resource sets and multiple resource display more effectively. If there were a AI functionality that would observe me work and suggest quicker, easier or more powerful ways of accomplish what I am trying to do, that would be fantastic.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 5 2019 3:46 PM

CitedBy showed up in L4, and will always be my most favorite, Nothing since, comes close.  Sorry, Libby.


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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 5 2019 5:58 PM

Layouts-I have three or four different activities that I use logos for, quickly being able to switch between layouts is a fantastic timesaver.
Visual filters – when I'm working with original languages the ability to build filters based on morphologies is extremely helpful.

 

 

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Jarred Edgecombe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 6 2019 10:40 AM

Right now my favorite feature is the new context menu.

But I also like the text comparison tool by typing F7.

I was talking to a friend who uses Accordance. We were comparing notes and I can definitely say that, for my needs, I like Logos better.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 6 2019 1:02 PM

Chock up another for the new context menu being my favourite feature. It just makes so much sense now and I use it often.

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Steve Shelton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 7 2019 8:21 AM

There are so many wonderful features in Logos, it is hard to pick just one.

The New context menu is great!  I love the I can highlife a section in my commentary and just use the pointer to highlight it rather than clicking key on the keyboard.

I like that I can now click and open up the text comparison from the menu.

I have looked at other bible programs and Logos is the best as far as I am concerned

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Thomas Myers | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 8 2019 7:10 PM

I also love the context menu along with being able to view all my highlights in any book.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2019 5:34 AM

I also like the new context menu

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2019 5:39 AM
Kenneth Neighoff:

I also like the new context menu

Yes
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danwdoo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2019 7:38 AM

I think this thread is very revealing and I hope Faithlife is paying attention. I love how simple and efficient the new context menu makes my Logos work flow. Before, I often felt like I was fighting against the program to get some basic operations done. I hope the context menu is the first in a line of usability focused updates and a rethinking of how things are done in the program. It shows that usability can be dramatically improved without sacrificing any of the power of the program. In fact, I would say the new context menu somehow managed to improve both Logos' usability and power.

The new context menu seems custom made for touch use with the easy highlighting, lookups, and note taking it allows. I would love usability to be a major focus of the next update and that might help draw in a new user base that currently feels intimidated by Logos' complexity.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 11 2019 11:32 AM

Thank you all for your usefull Contributions.

Blessings in Christ.

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Dave Sloma | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 12 2019 11:06 AM

Yes, context menu.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 12 2019 12:55 PM

Dave Sloma:

Yes, context menu.

My favorite is context menu and by double click on the Bible to get a word or phrase corresponding the meaning  I am looking for from the dictionary 

Blessings in Christ.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 12 2019 3:22 PM

Context menu by far. I love how quick I highlight and copy stuff from the selection menu.

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 29 2019 2:36 PM

I came across this thread because I wanted to give Faithlife a shout out for the context menu or some call it a "highlighting palette."  Amazing how this has transformed its usability and improved my study. 

Highlighting didn't get as much use before because the highlighting panel took up so much screen real estate.  Now by highlighting I find myself taking in the texts more effectively without my eyes glazing over as I confront a sea of words. 

On a tablet, I don't have to right click, it appears whenever I select some text within a resource.  How convenient is that?

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 30 2019 10:28 AM

Genghis:

I came across this thread because I wanted to give Faithlife a shout out for the context menu or some call it a "highlighting palette."  Amazing how this has transformed its usability and improved my study. 

Highlighting didn't get as much use before because the highlighting panel took up so much screen real estate.  Now by highlighting I find myself taking in the texts more effectively without my eyes glazing over as I confront a sea of words. 

On a tablet, I don't have to right click, it appears whenever I select sohme text within a resource.  How convenient is that?

It's really amazing. Faithlife has made a good job to make it simpler in his usability.

Blessings in Christ.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 21 2019 6:01 AM

As a non-expert, I have a different outlook:

I find that an enlarged conceptual framework is very important for studying the Bible. So proximity search capabilities in specified collections is a good way to find key angles of study about a topic.

We need to consider the effect our presuppositions, previous understandings, assumptions, etc. bring to our understanding of the underlying concepts and thrusts in the Bible.

To that effect, I think one  of the most important features of Logos is the availability of resources that study parts of the Scripture from different traditions and angles.

Now, with the new Logos 8 collections for different traditions, is easy to look up concepts by tradition and be able to compare how others have looked at the pericope and sometimes they even show how certain views are imposing assumptions and previous understandings on the text by a particular interpretation.

https://faithlife.com/logos-product-collections/documents

Someone once suggested that the only fully orthodox Entity in the universe is God Himself, everyone else has but a very contextual understanding, and many forget that.

So you want to clearly see how tradition affects interpretation, then you want to be a doer not just a reader so the technique proposed by Dave Moser for application is of much importance...

https://blog.logos.com/2014/06/how-do-you-use-logos-dave-moser/

Peace and grace.

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