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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 31 2014 7:37 AM

Greetings all,

Been lurking on the forums for a bit and I get the point, not all of Logos 5 is available on your iPad or iPhone. So no rant from me on that point, but a slightly different question.

What tips and tricks can you share to optimise what you CAN do off line on your iPad? How do I get as much as possible from my library stored on my iPad for example? I got plenty of space and so on. Big Smile

There must be experienced users out there who can help a newbie out. Again, no rant, just looking for advice on how to make the most of the iPad Logos app. Maybe there's a briljant video or something out there, whatever, any advice is happily received.

Thanks!  Wink

Ronald

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 8:03 AM

Hi Ronald

Ronald Balk:
What tips and tricks can you share to optimise what you CAN do off line on your iPad?

What sorts of things would you like to be able to do in the Logos app on your iPad when offline?

As you are probably aware, some of the features (passage guide, text comparison, text lookup) etc won't work when offline which obviously limits things. The sort of things I do are:

  • ensure I have a number of my most frequently access Bibles downloaded
  • have a number of sets of commentaries downloaded so I can access their information even if the PG doesn't work
  • ensure that the books I am currently reading through on Reading Plans are downloaded so I can continue reading them even when offline

Hope this helps a little but if you could expand on what you would like to be able to do we may need to be more specific

Graham 

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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 8:09 AM

I guess getting the things I want to read like you mention downloaded is a good first step. Do I pick and chose individual items? And where do I find those options?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 8:13 AM

Hi Ronald

Probably a lot of tips depend on how you use the app.  I mainly do reading, with the PC reserved for the heavy lifting.

My two tips (pretty simple) are:

- Stay offline (thus your question) but it eliminates a lot of slowness; more snappy like Kindle

- I use 4 Logos apps, each grouped (download books) to my interests (Bible, Biblia, Noet and Vyrso).  So it's kind of like having mini-layouts.  Also when I click on an app, I already know what's going to pop up (assuming I haven't deleted it from memory).  Plus if I have to re-install, it's only the subset of books.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 8:17 AM

Ronald Balk:
And where do I find those options?

Do you use Logos 5 on a desktop as well as using the Logos app on an iPad?

If so, there are some library management features there which make this easier

The screenshot below is from the Logos 5 library screen and you can see options to select resources to download to your device(s). You can select multiple resources at a time and then select them to be downloaded and they should be automatically downloaded to your device

If you are doing this from your iPad then go to the library panel and select a series / set of books you are interested in.

In the screenshot below I typed "pillar" in the library filter which gave me the Pillar commentaries which I own. If you then drag down on the panel you get an extra line showing the number of resources on the left and a "Download all" button on the right.

Hope this helps, Graham 

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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 8:44 AM
Thank you Denise and Graham, both your posts are very helpful. Guess it's hard to ask for what you don't know is available I have two things in mind I would like to do easily on my iPad. One is read stuff, devitionals, books, the magazine, and so forth. The other is to do quick lookups. Someone mentions a verse and I want some basic comments, maybe a map or a picture, no hefty stuff. And yes Graham, got Logos 5 setup on a PC and a macbook as well, also just since last Thursday ;-)
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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 9:05 AM

Ronald Balk:
One is read stuff, devitionals, books, the magazine, and so forth

So that you can do easily either online or - with downloaded resources - offline

Ronald Balk:
Someone mentions a verse and I want some basic comments, maybe a map or a picture, no hefty stuff.

For that, how about looking at a study Bible?

Picking up on Denise's point about the different Logos apps, why not download the Faithlife app?

This gives you a split screen display with a Bible at the top and a linked study Bible beneath. The screenshot below shows an example of what you get

Ronald Balk:
And yes Graham, got Logos 5 setup on a PC and a macbook as well, also just since last Thursday ;-)

EnjoySmile

If you have questions about the use of Logos 5 itself please post in http://community.logos.com/forums/109.aspx 

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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 9:28 AM

Brilliant, back to exploring, thank you kindly, sir.  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 10:44 AM

A tip: Personally, I recommend users NOT downloading their entire library, unless absolutely necessary. Of course, if you have a small library that is one thing... 

I think tools should be designed for their use, and they should be used for what they were designed for. An iPad CAN be used for content creation... but it is best for content consumption. A Laptop or Desktop is much better for study (where study involves doing complex searches, moving between multiple resources quickly, taking lengthy notes, etc). An iPad is MUCH better than a laptop or desktop for simple reading and highlighting. 

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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 11:45 AM

Thank you for your comment, Alabama, so far I am holding back on the downloads. I wouldn't use the iPad for content creation either as I am more at home working with my PC. 

I would very much like something like a "quick reference" sort of functionality on the iPad though, if that makes any sence? 

Most of all I am a happy newbie blessed with a new tool and trying to make the most of it. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 1:20 PM

Ronald Balk:
I would very much like something like a "quick reference" sort of functionality on the iPad though, if that makes any sence?

What do you mean by "quick reference"?

I can take that to mean several different things. I will tell you that I have about 150 downloaded resources on my iPad. Among those are a few general commentaries, lexicons, study bibles, and other general reference guides so that if I something strikes my interest at a time when I don't have internet, I at least have a few resources to check out. 

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Ronald Balk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 31 2014 10:51 PM

Sounds like a good way to go, get a solid workable selection of reference material downloaded without getting so much on there it gets me swamped.

Slowly but surely but getting there! 

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Jason Brubaker | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 12 2014 12:02 PM

Hi Ronald,

I use my iPad Logos app as my daily go-to Bible.  The cross reference and footnote popups and ease of getting back to my place made me finally jump from my print ESV Study Bible.  Being able to tap on a cross reference and immediately see it pop up without having to flip pages is amazing in and of itself even if you don't use any other resources.

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