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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 4 2012 9:26 AM

Jerry M:

In the Bible Word Study I can tap on various sections of the translation ring to see the different words and locations in the Bible that the lemma is translated into.  However as far as I know you can't perform a search to see them all at once, you can only do manuscript form searches. I would like a link within the Bible Word Study to perform a lemma search of all the inflected forms of the Greek or Hebrew in the default English Translation like we can do on the desktop. (BTW if someone knows how to do this or a feasible work around I would like to know it.)

I would love to see textual searches on the iPad. Not just the Bible, but the other ones (LXX, Philo, ect,).

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 6 2012 2:56 PM

I would like to be able to load the library on the screen like we can the guides.  I would like to have the library open and be able to scroll in it with another resource open beside it on a split screen and be able to move the focus back and forth, open resources into the second pane,etc.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 6 2012 3:22 PM

Jerry M:

I would like to be able to load the library on the screen like we can the guides.  I would like to have the library open and be able to scroll in it with another resource open beside it on a split screen and be able to move the focus back and forth, open resources into the second pane,etc.

That would be very helpful! Maybe a send to pane feature so it could be optional.

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Alan Lovelace | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 7 2012 3:59 AM

I would like to add that a prayer list on my iphone/ipad that syncs with my computer would be awesome.  I use that list daily and not having this feature is the only reason I travel with my laptop.  It would also help me to be able to pray more effectively throughout the day on items I am committed to praying for.  Yes, as the Spirit leads daily I do stop and pray for those things brought to mind.  An example might be that every Monday I pray for certain neighbors to come to Christ.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 11 2012 8:25 PM

Alan Lovelace:

I would like to add that a prayer list on my iphone/ipad that syncs with my computer would be awesome.  I use that list daily and not having this feature is the only reason I travel with my laptop.  It would also help me to be able to pray more effectively throughout the day on items I am committed to praying for.  Yes, as the Spirit leads daily I do stop and pray for those things brought to mind.  An example might be that every Monday I pray for certain neighbors to come to Christ.

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Steve Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 22 2012 7:34 PM

I agree with the need to sync my desktop prayer list with my iPad.  Please!  It can't be that difficult, and it would be very much appreciated by many.Big Smile

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Corey Spiegel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 29 2012 7:18 AM

The iPad app just keeps getting better.  The more I use it, the more I love it but I also can see a few areas that need some improvement. 

1. Reading Plans are difficult to follow the way I use them.  I can't be the only one who does this, but I have multiple documents that I have setup in the future to force me to read in a structured approach.  But the Daily Reading section is not ordered in any way and depending on the title length, the start date is truncated. See below:

Notice the document starting on December 5 is below the December 19 document.  The third item in the list could be starting today, I just don't know.  If these were ordered by date showing overdue first, then readings starting today, then future readings, it would really be helpful.  A green flag for Today like the red Overdue flag may be helpful too.

2. Sometimes, I read partway into a daily reading and don't make the whole way (hence the overdue).  I then have to do a search of my library for the document and access it that way so my place is not lost.  Using the Daily Readings link will take me back to the beginning of the daily reading, not where I left off.  Recommend a prompt that recognizes if my last read position is greater than where the link will take me.  Kindle does this with the Sync to last page read option.  Seeing that the software is already holding my last known position in memory, it should be able to recognize the difference.

3. Being able to get my personal books on my iPad is still a priority for me.  I know it's coming eventually, but wanted to keep it fresh.  Being able to import third party ebooks would be great too.  I would love to be able to use the Logos app for all my reading needs and not have to wonder if I have the book on Kindle, some other eReader or Logos.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 29 2012 8:15 AM

H Corey - and welcome to the forums.

Just to say I agree with all the points you make!

Thank you for articulating them so clearly.

Graham

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Doug Olson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 29 2012 10:58 AM
Great list everyone. I agree and look forward to these as well.
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Dwight Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 18 2012 3:15 AM

I would second Ryan's suggestion.  The most important time of my day is the first hour and a half in the morning quiet.  To have access to the prayer lists from my desktop on the iPad would be most beneficial!

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Michael Willemse | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 2:27 PM

Ditto. I really enjoy using Logos on both iPad and iPhone and find it really handy to keep up with my devotional reading wherever I am. The one thing I have been hanging out for (and which I understood would not be far behind reading plans) is syncing my prayer list to my iDevices. Please, please Logos - can this be added soon?

May the Lord bless you all as you remember the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 2:46 PM

David McCulloch:
Ability to scroll text, not simply turn a page.  If this is not possible, at least let users align the page to any starting point.

alabama24:
One reason is that when you are highlighting, sometimes the text spans two pages. Scrolling would allow you to position the text appropriately. This is the only reason I would want this feature. A "half page turn" would work for me just as well (or better)

Unless I am missing something, i think i can help both of you.  you can use two fingers to adjust the text up or down, line by line.  I have used this to allow me to highlight a section that spanned two pages---I placed two fingers on the text, and moved them "up" until the full section was on the same page.  I also do this for starting a subheading or chapter at the top of the page, etc.  Works really nicely.  Used to bug the heck out of me when I would input a scripture reference and it would appear mid way through the screen, rather than at the top.  Now I can just move it to where I want it.

 

 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 3:31 PM

Hi Dan

Just worth mentioning that David and Alabama posted before the two-finger scrolling was available.

So I expect it is a non-issue for them now

Graham

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 3:47 PM

Graham Criddle:

Hi Dan

Just worth mentioning that David and Alabama posted before the two-finger scrolling was available.

So I expect it is a non-issue for them now

Graham

let's hope it is!  thanks, Graham.  

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 3:53 PM

Stave Marquez:
Highlighting the way iBooks does it is extremely efficient and easy to use.

I haven't used iBooks, but I have Kindle.  I would like to see a button that is "quick highlight" or something, that uses either the currently used style (whether yellow, underlined, or whatever) OR a default style that only changes when the default is changed.  With a "quick highlight, we select text, click "highlight" and that is it.  No more having a second screen to navigate and select "done."  There are times when I don't want multiple choices, and i DO want to conserve clicks, and for that, "quick highlight" would be terrific.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 19 2012 6:01 PM

Dan DeVilder:
There are times when I don't want multiple choices, and i DO want to conserve clicks, and for that, "quick highlight" would be terrific.

I can understand that desire… I think it would be a bit more challenging to implement within Logos. Highlighting is much more complicated within Logos than in Kindle… and there is a much greater potential for VERY large note files. Generally speaking, smaller note files work much better in Logos. If people could set up highlighting as you suggest, I think most probably would… and that would be a bad thing. ALL highlights from ALL resources going into ONE note file would be very bad. I do have a potential solution… but I am often ridiculed when I make it… Stick out tongue

The solution would be for Logos to create resource specific note files for each resource. This is actually what I do now. The hassle is that file management becomes a challenge. My solution is to have these note files behind the scenes until needed. If this system were established, you could have a setting (perhaps by default), which would allow your highlights to automatically go into these files. This would help keep file sizes small, and would simplify highlights for most users. NOTE: I don't want the current system eliminated… there are great advantages to it, but for most users most of the time, I think my system would be preferable. Perhaps you could add a "quick highlighting" setting which would eliminate moving into the pallets. There could be 5-6 colors… This would need to be optional and turned off by default… otherwise users would not gain advantage of the great pallet features.

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Andrew Hollingsworth | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 20 2012 11:43 AM

I was reading through something recently with Latin in the text (and I often look at the Vulgate). I would love to have the ability to set up keylinks (like was possible in the Old Logos) between certain resources to autosearch for references to phrases/words in a specific set. This could be tied to the "lookup" function that works well between Greek texts and BDAG, for example. It would also be great to expand the lookup feature in general since the language of the text is usually tagged (or at least it is in the desktop version), tying the Spanish to Spanish resources, Latin to Latin, etc.

 

 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 20 2012 1:03 PM

It would also be great to be able to make a list (like favorites) for my favorite commentaries that do not have to be saved to open to a specific page. The favorites tool would be great for this except that it only allows me to open a resource to the page that it was on when I added the book to my favorites. What I would like, is to be able to glance at  a list of commentaries that I have prioritized, and choose one, and have it open in the second window to the passage that I am looking at in the first window. I can dink around with this now in the library tab, but I have to scroll through all commentaries, instead of just having a list of my favorite ones.

David has a great idea about the Bible's pagination for memory purposes. I agree it would be great if Logos could do this and set the pagination to standard print Bible models (ESV personal size etc.) so that our electronic devices would match our print Bible's pagination, but it seems like this would be a ton of work on Logos' side.  

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 20 2012 1:45 PM

Liam Walsh:
What I would like, is to be able to glance at  a list of commentaries that I have prioritized,

you can rate your commentaries ("star") and then "sort by rating" which will show your top rated commentaries for that book (say, "Hebrews").  The ones you have not rated, or rated poorly will show toward the bottom.

Liam Walsh:
choose one, and have it open in the second window to the passage that I am looking at in the first window.

if your bible and commentary panels are linked and synced, then opening a new starred commentary will result in it opening to the passage you are studying (sometimes this is a little quirky, but essentially should behave properly)

 

EDIT: you link and sync your panels by pressing the little half circle that appears at the bottom or the right of the screen, depending on how you are holding your ipad.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 20 2012 1:53 PM

alabama24:

I can understand that desire… I think it would be a bit more challenging to implement within Logos. Highlighting is much more complicated within Logos than in Kindle… and there is a much greater potential for VERY large note files. Generally speaking, smaller note files work much better in Logos. If people could set up highlighting as you suggest, I think most probably would… and that would be a bad thing. ALL highlights from ALL resources going into ONE note file would be very bad. I do have a potential solution… but I am often ridiculed when I make it… Stick out tongue

The solution would be for Logos to create resource specific note files for each resource. This is actually what I do now. The hassle is that file management becomes a challenge. My solution is to have these note files behind the scenes until needed. If this system were established, you could have a setting (perhaps by default), which would allow your highlights to automatically go into these files. This would help keep file sizes small, and would simplify highlights for most users. NOTE: I don't want the current system eliminated… there are great advantages to it, but for most users most of the time, I think my system would be preferable. Perhaps you could add a "quick highlighting" setting which would eliminate moving into the pallets. There could be 5-6 colors… This would need to be optional and turned off by default… otherwise users would not gain advantage of the great pallet features.

'bama, i don't quite get this.  I am not sure why adding a "button" to the list of options (paste/cut/copy/search/highlight/whatever) that allows the selected text to be immediately highlighted by pressing a specific button would be a problem.  do you follow my train of thought on this reply?  peace, bro.  Smile  i don't even want a list of 5-6 colors, just a button that highlights "yellow" or whatever the last used highlight from the pallet was.  I am not sure how a quick highlight button relates to file management (although I have noticed that being an issue when initiating notes from ipad).  Thanks for weighing in, J.  Eager for your reply.  :)

 

 

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