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Scott Burke | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 2 2011 9:56 AM

I know that Logos is not available on the Kindle.  I do know that one can export Logos resources so they can be read on the Kindle.  I know one major advantage of the iPad over the Kindle for Logos users is the Logos app.  For those who have an iPad, do you do lots of reading of your Logos resources on the iPad?  How is the reading experience?  For those who have both an iPad and a Kindle?  Do you use strictly the iPad or do you use the Kindle if you plan on doing lots of reading?  Thank you and Lord bless!

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 10:08 AM

I do  lots of reading of Logos resources, far more than before, on iPad, Logos app and Vyrso.  Both have an irritating habit of closing needing to be reopened, but I refill my tea cup while that's happening.  Kindle is great in sunlight, which causes my iPad to overheat and close down.  I did put some Logos resources on Kindle, but at the moment am using it more for other books and iPad for Logos books, also for Bible study with original text and commentaries.  I also prefer to use Kindle for reading in bed.  Should it fall on the tiled floor, missing the soft mat I put there to try to prevent damage if it fell, damage to Kindle is a lesser expense than to iPad.

I read Spurgeon volume I on KIndle and much enjoyed it.

I think buying both has been a good investment for me.  I use both dAILY.

 

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lostlogik | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 12:14 PM

I have an iPad2, which I bought more or less because of Logos. Well, not strictly true but it was one of the influencers. However, in answer to your question, I read a lot on it and love it. Yes, sunlight is a pain and is best avoided (not really an issue in the UK, and I do most (all) of my reading inside anyway) and it does get a bit cumbersome after a while but if I'm in bed I tend to prop it on my lap to overcome that issue. Eye strain wise, I've not had any issue, and Logos has a nice "low light" setting to help as well (as well as either a white or light sepia background). So all in all, I love my iPad2 and love reading on it. In fact I think I read more on it now than I did on my MacBook. Hope this helps.

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 12:22 PM

While I dont have a kindle (waste of money when I have the kindle app on my iPad) I read all of my available Logos 4 resources on my iPad. Since reading out in the open sunlight down here in Houston, would melt me Wink along with my iPad; I only read indoors or in the very late evenings outside. I was going to buy a kindle after I bought my iPad; but after downloading the kindle app, I couldn't justify the addition cost.

I'd have to say 85% of my Logos 4 book reading is iPad, and even 50% of bible study as well. When I'm doing some deep research/studying I go to my desktop, but I only read (whole complete books) from the desktop maybe 15% of the time. Sometimes I use the desktop and iPad to study and reference a ton of resources. 

Even If I owned a kindle and could read Logos resources from it, I would prefer the iPad because of the scripture hyperlinks and other features that make reading from the iPad more attractive.

Tony

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 12:27 PM

Oh yea, for the eye strain issue; even though I use the sepia setting. I also set up my home button in the iPad settings menu to reverse the video display to lowlight (white on black background) with 3 taps of the home button. Works well in a dark room, and a little less strain on the eyes as well.

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Steve Hultquist | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 12:57 PM

Well, I own a Kindle, and I'm not sure where it is. I'm sure the battery has run down...

I also own an iPad 2. I'm typing on it now. It runs Logos, Vyrso, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. Plus a bunch of other apps. The only downside to an iPad is direct sunlight, and I rarely read in that environment, so have not had it be an issue. I haven't had my iPad 2 overheat, although my original iPad did once.

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lostlogik | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 2:40 PM

Anthony Etienne:

set up my home button in the iPad settings menu to reverse the video display to lowlight (white on black background) with 3 taps of the home button.

 

Oh wow, didn't know about that one. Thanks. Learn something every day! (and yes, I have just wasted the last 10mins switching between the two, just because I can now)

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Jonathan Pitts | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 5:43 PM

I pretty much use the iPad instead of Kindle now.

It is also worth considering a program and app that allow you to view your PC from the iPad (I use LogMeIn Ignition). When I am at home this allows me the convenience of using the iPad with the full functionality of Logos 4, getting around some of the limitations and irritations of the Logos iPad app. The iPad app is the backup when I am on the move.

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2011 12:20 PM

I have a Kindle but not an iPad, not yet, at least. My son-in-law and I were in an Apple store a couple of weeks ago. I went expressly to examine the iPad 2. Looking at books in iBooks, we were both disappointed with the font resolution, having grown accustomed to the very crisp fonts on Kindles. I'm really hoping the fonts will be crisper in the iPad 3, if I can wait till next spring or whenever the iPad 3 is released. Having the ability to read Logos books is the primary reason for my wanting an iPad.

Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Clinton, SC

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Dan Sheppard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2011 2:22 PM

Scott Burke:
 Do you use strictly the iPad or do you use the Kindle if you plan on doing lots of reading?  

 

Scott, I have both.

Honestly, my Kindle sits next to my chair, not being used.  My iPad is used every day, many times per day.

I have purchased books on the iPad, just to read.  I find the experience much easier and the buttons friendlier to use on the iPad.

As far as Logos, I use the Logos app, although I have the ability to access my network server using RDP Client and that way, I can see my Logos app as if it were on a desktop, which in that case it really is.

So to make a short story even longer, I assume you are thinking about the purchase of an iPad over a Kindle.  I can recommend that as a sensible option.  With the iPad, you can get a lot of writing programs, so you can take notes or even cut and paste things (taking a screen print) of sections to include in a Bible Study, or other.

You can also print with the iPad using airprint, to your HP printer IF IT IS capable of airprint.  And you can use a program like dropbox, to put things into, so you can access them from some other location.

 

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 5 2011 3:08 PM
I use my iPad to read a lot (I use Logos, iBooks, Kindle, and Vyrso - Nook not so much). I understand that glare is an issue when reading, but if you have a matte screen protector added, this really is not a problem. I have one on my iPad and haven't found a situation where I cannot read the device. You can get a screen protector at Best Buy (I think you can get them to put it on too). I bought my Mom a Kindle, and it is nice, but with Logos and everything else the iPad is what I use. I personally have been purchasing most of my books on the Kindle app, they tend to be cheaper. Check out gospelebooks.net and The Vessel Project blog for free Kindle books. These can be read on the iPad.
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John Nerdue | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 5 2011 4:06 PM

I have both iPad and Kindle and almost never use the iPad to read any of my Logos books. I convert them to Kindle. I am amazed at how many people use the iPad to read long books and resources. I hate using the iPad, laptop, or desktop to read books. I think the Vyrso is a waste and isn't for me. I like real books and Kindle is as close to a real book you can get.

This is all my opinion Smile

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 6 2011 9:22 AM

James Chaisson:
I have both iPad and Kindle and almost never use the iPad to read any of my Logos books. I convert them to Kindle

That is interesting, James.  I am the opposite.  I gave my Kindle away after getting my iPad, and I much prefer iPad over Kindle. 

People are certainly different.  No wonder we are so hard to please.

As one of my friends often says about me, "When God made you, He took one look and said, 'I'll never do that again!'"

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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Rod | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 12 2011 12:29 PM

I love the iPad but if I am going to spend any lengthy amount of time reading I move to the Kindle.  Long reading sessions on the iPad causes my eyes to burn just the same as long use on a computer screen.

The Kindle is much more comfortable for a long read.

I am new to Logos 4 but just converted from Libronix and am glad to hear I can convert books so that I can read on the Kindle.

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