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Mary Haig | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Aug 22 2012 12:40 PM

Can I use Logos with my kindle?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2012 12:43 PM

Mary Haig:

Can I use Logos with my kindle?

Yes, but it is quite limited. You can find the latest approved release version in the Kindle store from your Kindle by searching for it there.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2012 12:55 PM

There is logos for Kindle???

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2012 2:39 PM

David Taylor Jr:

There is logos for Kindle???

No, but there is 1) an android app which can work with the Kindle Fire and 2) biblia.com which can work on some kindles with web browsers.

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2012 2:42 PM

David Taylor Jr:

There is logos for Kindle???

 

Kindle fire but not the e-ink versions. It is possible to cut and paste a resource to read on the e-ink Kindles, but they don't have the ability to run an app.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2012 6:07 AM

Nord Zootman:

David Taylor Jr:

There is logos for Kindle???

 

Kindle fire but not the e-ink versions. It is possible to cut and paste a resource to read on the e-ink Kindles, but they don't have the ability to run an app.

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It would be awesome if there were a feature to get the books onto the Kindle.  A lot of the books are available on Kindle but I don't want to purchase another copy, and let's be honest, copy and pasting into a doc to convert for Kindle just doesn't work very well.

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Mark O'Hearn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2012 10:08 AM

As a Kindle reader (e-ink), I too would very much appreciate purchasing once and using "everywhere."  Seems whether we are talking books, music, or other digital information, the various companies are not cooperating at the level consumers would hope.

Specific to your inquiry, Logos is now in the e-book business too with Vyrso so I cannot imagine there being a business reason to make it easy to load Logos purchased materials for extended reading on the Kindle.  Kindle, of course, has their own library they want folks to use.

Personally, I find it unfortunate that "my" Bible study program company seems to be branching out in all sorts of digital areas.  I say that because with my investment in say iTunes over the years, I will not be interested in any future Christian audio books that I cannot easily manage within my iTunes library. 

With e-books they are coming "late to the party" and in my opinion are not being considerate of their Bible study customers who have been using e-books for years.

Btw I have had to purchase same titles for both applications, so someone is "winning" but it sure is not me.  Seems all that is needed is a more convenient exporting tool that will automatically select an entire Logos document instead of having to select an endless number of parts of a larger volume.

Anyway.  Logos decision-making is not unlike Apple's or any number of companies.  None seem to be at all interested in cooperating in these digital ecosystems and for obvious reasons.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2012 10:30 AM

Mark O'Hearn:

As a Kindle reader (e-ink), I too would very much appreciate purchasing once and using "everywhere."  Seems whether we are talking books, music, or other digital information, the various companies are not cooperating at the level consumers would hope.

Specific to your inquiry, Logos is now in the e-book business too with Vyrso so I cannot imagine there being a business reason to make it easy to load Logos purchased materials for extended reading on the Kindle.  Kindle, of course, has there own library they want folks to use.

Personally, I find it unfortunate that "my" Bible study program company seems to be branching out in all sorts of digital areas.  I say that because with my investment in say iTunes over the years, I will not be interested in any future Christian audio books that I cannot easily manage within my iTunes library. 

With e-books they are coming "late to the party" and in my opinion are not being considerate of their Bible study customers who have been using e-books for years.

Btw I have had to purchase same titles for both applications, so someone is "winning" but it sure is not me.  Seems all that is needed is a more convenient exporting tool that will automatically select an entire Logos document instead of having to select an endless number of parts of a larger volume.

Anyway.  Logos decision-making is not unlike Apple's or any number of companies.  None seem to be at all interested in cooperating in these digital ecosystems and for obvious reasons.

Regards 

Agree with you.  Vyrso would be different if they had their own e-reader with e-ink, I can't read long books on backlit displays, hurts my head.

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Rod | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2012 1:27 PM

It's not that difficult to export a book to a kindle.  I do it regularly for books I want to read (as opposed to using the search function).  There are posts on how to do this if you search for them.  Amazon makes it easy with the email address that you get with your kindle.  All you have to do is export a book to Word and then email it to your kindle and it shows up in your library.  It takes around 15 minutes or so to export a book which is a bit of a pain but worth the effort for me given I have already purchased the book.

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Mark O'Hearn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2012 4:23 PM

It can be done Taxee; the process I use to transfer my sermons to my Kindle is the same process I could use to transfer books from Logos to Kindle.  But as you said, it takes around "15 minutes or so to export a book which is a bit of a pain."

Imagine if there was just "Kindle" (or generic e-book format) as an export option where the whole process just took seconds.  Like you, I can do this but in a large resource I have had to individually select each part of the resource to export.  I have not been able to select the whole book at once (right?).

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 24 2012 5:06 AM

Mark O'Hearn:

It can be done Taxee; the process I use to transfer my sermons to my Kindle is the same process I could use to transfer books from Logos to Kindle.  But as you said, it takes around "15 minutes or so to export a book which is a bit of a pain."

Imagine if there was just "Kindle" (or generic e-book format) as an export option where the whole process just took seconds.  Like you, I can do this but in a large resource I have had to individually select each part of the resource to export.  I have not been able to select the whole book at once (right?).

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Howard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2013 7:51 PM

How about books on Kindle, and linking for use inside Logos?

I am surprised to find that I can purchase An Introduction to the Old Testament (Longman & Dillard) cheaper in hard copy or through amazon than I can purchasing it from Logos!

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NYSERVANT | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2013 7:56 PM

I have rooted my Nook Simple Touch which is actually android based so it can run the Logos app.  The only problem is it runs a much older version of android to the point where you can only use the logos app before highlighting, etc.  I am looking to find a possible newer root than the one I am currently using.  But it actually has good response time and worked really well

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2013 8:01 PM

Oh how nice it would be to be able to use books purchased from one e-company to another.  I too have bought multiple e-copies of books, and sometimes wonder why I have so much money invested in logos.  I love logos, but I also loved ereader, and mobi, and currently also kindle.  FOr the first two all that money is pretty much gone.  Praying that the thousands I've spent with Logos will still be useful in twenty years.  Otherwise, I made a seriously bad move to get rid of so many physical books (which seemed so smart at this time as they take up so much weight/space). 

It really is too bad that one can't simply buy an ebook and use it across platforms.  Of course I understand that all of these platforms need to make money.  SO...  I keep giving them mine!

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2013 7:04 AM

Howard Newby:

How about books on Kindle, and linking for use inside Logos?

I am surprised to find that I can purchase An Introduction to the Old Testament (Longman & Dillard) cheaper in hard copy or through amazon than I can purchasing it from Logos!

As of today, Logos can only read resources in its own format. This is not to make Logos proprietary so much as to make Logos books more useful: they have an internal structure, links and data tags that we can use to do the kind of research we do. Ebooks are limited to simple searches for specific words or phrases. So you shouldn't be surprised that Logos books cost more to buy, since they cost more to produce.

Both Logos and Kindle have agreements with publishers that prohibit using books cross-platform. So it's not likely that Logos will be able to read books made for Kindle any time soon (if it happens, it will be because of major changes in how book publishers do business).

I also have a Kindle, and a Kindle Fire. I've bought books for both Logos and Kindle. For just plain reading, the Kindle is nice. For study, there's no comparison; Logos is the way to go - and worth the extra money. Your preferences may vary, so buy what seems to be the best stewardship of your time and money.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2013 7:08 AM

Michael March:
I love logos, but I also loved ereader, and mobi, and currently also kindle.  FOr the first two all that money is pretty much gone.  Praying that the thousands I've spent with Logos will still be useful in twenty years.  Otherwise, I made a seriously bad move to get rid of so many physical books (which seemed so smart at this time as they take up so much weight/space). 

There's always an opportunity for anxiety with any sort of purchase, but remember that Logos has been around a lot longer than Kindle, and its business has expanded exponentially in the last few years, making it a solid investment by any reasonable assessment. Not sure why your Kindle books are no longer available to you, as there is a Kindle app that lets you read them on your PC too, if you want.

Regarding cross-platform issues, I discussed that in a response to another poster above.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2013 8:14 AM

Richard DeRuiter:
Not sure why your Kindle books are no longer available to you, as there is a Kindle app that lets you read them on your PC too, if you want.

I guess I didn't make myself clear Richard.  My kindle books are available to me (on any one of far too many kindle readers that I own to admit to).  

But I still feel burned for many electronic books I have purchased through the years which are lost to me along with the cash I spent.  My ereader books are gone, as are my mobi reader books.  I was an early adopter to ereading, and it cost me.  I was also a user of Quickverse Bible study software from version one which came on 5 1/4 inch floppies, and sank hundreds into a this Bible study software that is also gone forever.  I have bought some commentaries three times now: print, QV, and Logos. To be fair, the only real reason the money I spent on QV books is gone forever is that I discovered Logos, which made it kind of seem pointless to keep putting QV on computers IMHO.  I kept up with it for awhile because it was so fast and Libronix took so long to load, but Logos got faster along with my computers and I haven't had the old program installed for many years.  Now for me it's Logos, and I'm all in:  Go Logos, go!Smile

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Ryan Lanning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 16 2013 4:57 PM

Hey friend! I have been wondering the same thing...havn't found anything new with highlighting..have you?

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 16 2013 5:00 PM

Mark,

Unless you work for Logos you might want to change your avatar since it gives that impression.

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 17 2013 5:08 AM

Michael March:
I was also a user of Quickverse Bible study software from version one which came on 5 1/4 inch floppies, and sank hundreds into a this Bible study software that is also gone forever.

Lifeway recently purchased Quickverse as well as WORDsearch, so you might want to check and see if you can access your Quickverse books through WORDsearch now. 

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