Maybe a dumb question: What is the difference between Logos, Faithlife.com, and Vyrso?

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Robert I | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 26 2012 7:08 AM

I don't get what is the difference and what the different apps do independently of each other.  I am trying to see why I would want over the other when they look similar.  Can someone or does someone have a comparison chart of what they do and don't do when compared to each other?  It would really help me make sense of this? 

In all honestly, the deltas seem vague.  There just does not seem like there key benefit of one over the other.  I still do not get the difference between Logos and Vyrso.  They seem far too similar to have any value in my humble and most likely uneducated opinion. 

I really thing this would be good for me and others to make sense of this.  Thank you.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 26 2012 7:21 AM

Not a dumb question. The Faithlife app has the Community aspect the other two don't. It does not have Passage Guide, Word Study, and Text Comparison tools of the Logos app so isn't as strong for Bible Study. Vyrso is pretty much just a reader app.

If you have Logos you don't also need Vyrso. It adds nothing. Faithlife adds the Community aspect and quicker access to the Faithlife resources.

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Robert I | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 1:55 PM

That was helpful.  I still think a nice Youtube video detailing these things and how they work would be super helpful.  I am new to all of this and discovering interesting things all of the time in the apps.  I have deleted Vyrso, as I cannot see any value in it, as you noted. 

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Nate Smoyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 5:11 PM

Hi Robert,

You may find the Faithlife YouTube channel helpful. 

Take a look at some of the videos. I'll do my best to answer any other specific questions you have.

Also, I recommend you subscribe to the Faithlife YouTube channel that way you will see when we upload new videos detailing new features as well as tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/user/FaithlifeVideos/videos?view=1

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 10:10 PM

Mark Smith:
If you have Logos you don't also need Vyrso. It adds nothing.

That was originally my perspective, but now I use all three apps. I use the Vyrso app to pick up right where I left off in the book I'm currently reading. I realize that I can use the Logos (or even FSB) app for that, but I find it nice to (1) switch gears from Bible study to reading and (2) have the book open right up to where I left off.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 29 2012 12:35 AM

Phil Gons:
Mark Smith:
If you have Logos you don't also need Vyrso. It adds nothing.

... I use the Vyrso app to pick up right where I left off in the book I'm currently reading.

That's precisely what I do as well.

 

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Kazooless | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 12:50 PM

Can you access your entire mobile logos library from Faithlife and Vyrso?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 3:12 PM

Kazooless:

Can you access your entire mobile logos library from Faithlife and Vyrso?

yes

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 4:10 PM

Phil Gons:

Mark Smith:
If you have Logos you don't also need Vyrso. It adds nothing.

That was originally my perspective, but now I use all three apps. I use the Vyrso app to pick up right where I left off in the book I'm currently reading. I realize that I can use the Logos (or even FSB) app for that, but I find it nice to (1) switch gears from Bible study to reading and (2) have the book open right up to where I left off.

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                   For the reasons Phil has mentioned and for other reasons, I use all four of the apps!            Right now the Logos App has a novel ... am reading in two landscape columns ...       

The Vyrso App has another novel ...    also in two landscape columns on my iPad2        The Faithlife App has The Lutheran Study Bible on bottom and either ESV or LEB on top, depending on which day it is ... as I work my way through key sections of God's Holy Word ....  (I also address FaithLife groups there.)

The Verbum App has my Project of Volume 1 of Worship in the Early Church, An Anthology of Historical Sources along with ESV in a different column ..    (I also address FaithLife groups there!)

Four different setups ....            dependent upon which Project I am pursuing ...          Thank you, Logos, for the Power!    And the Freedom!  *smile*

              I Praise our Gracious God for His Grace in our Lord Jesus and ALL His Blessings, eh???                     *smile*

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 4:10 PM

Graham Criddle:

Kazooless:

Can you access your entire mobile logos library from Faithlife and Vyrso?

yes

Really?  My Personal Books still do not show up.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 4:16 PM

Ken, your personal books will only show up on your desktop or laptop. Logos has not finished the coding so that they will show up on mobile devices as yet.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 4:16 PM

oopppsss!                     Like Ken intimates .........               I would be even more excited if my own personal books showed up!          *smile*

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2013 11:19 PM

Ken McGuire:

Graham Criddle:

Kazooless:

Can you access your entire mobile logos library from Faithlife and Vyrso?

yes

Really?  My Personal Books still do not show up.

Hi Ken

Correct. Sorry I was using the term  "mobile logos library" to mean those resources which are mobile-enabled. Some Logos resources are not due to licensing restrictions and some - such as personal books - are not due to technology constraints.

Apologies for any confusion.

Graham 

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Steve Owings | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 18 2017 2:19 AM

No not all resources are available in all three

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 18 2017 6:52 AM

Steve Owings:

No not all resources are available in all three

Hi Steve

This is an old thread - was there a specific issue you are having or were you just confirming something discussed here?

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wanda0123456 | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 28 2017 2:14 AM

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Felmar Roel Rap. Singco | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 18 2017 8:01 AM

Thanks for all the informations.

I am quite new to LOGOS, and the many links and inter faces with other systems, other tools, other web sites, can some times be daunting and intimidating to new users such as I.

I guess we will just have to explore more day by day, and get to know more of this amazing soft ware one step at a time.

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Kazooless | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2019 2:01 AM

Would you please edit your post to take out my last name? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,.

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Kazooless | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2019 2:02 AM

Would you please edit your post to take out my last name? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2019 2:06 AM

In general we can edit our posts only for a few hours. You are asking for a post that is several years old be edited. That probably requires FL administrative privileges.

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