Logos 8 Wishlist

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 19 2017 10:06 PM

What's on your Logos 8 wishlist? It could be fixing an annoying bug, refining a feature you rely on every day, or creating a brand new feature that would address a problem you encounter on a regular basis (but currently have to turn to something outside of Logos to solve).

To think of it another way, what problems would you like to see us solve? They could be problems we're already solving, but need to solve better. Or they could be problems we're currently not solving at all.

What are the most important things we should address to make Logos a better tool for you?

Your feedback doesn't need to be limited to the desktop app. Feel free to include web and mobile feedback as well.

If you've written up feedback in other threads, please link to them here so we can have everything in one place.

Thanks!

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 19 2017 11:17 PM
  1. Pdf, Epub, Mobi reader
  2. Logos should make their own official collections, stop having customer-made-collections that has errors and never gets updated! Take responsibility, Logos!
  3. Searching in Logos sucks!!!!! Make searching SIMPLER. I don't need Bachelor degree in Logos-Searching just to use the search feature. Make a drop-down possibilities like doing highlight and morph @. Stop advancing the the academic stuffs if you don't know how to make it simple for users. USELESS for 99% of us.
  4. Reset button to restore all guides back to day 1.
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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 19 2017 11:44 PM

User-friendly vector map system, with links directly from the text.

Gold package, and original language material and ancient text material, SIL and UBS books, discourse Hebrew OT and Greek NT. PC with Windows 8.1

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 12:21 AM

Thanks for starting this thread, Phil!

Some of us have been hoping for a Jewish or Messianic Jewish base package:

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 12:33 AM

Reading Plans

Reading Plans

Reading Plans

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Stephen Steele | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 1:46 AM

The ability to export public domain logos works to .mobi format (if the return of Send to Kindle isn't possible for technical/licensing reasons).

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 2:28 AM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
What are the most important things we should address to make Logos a better tool for you?

The wish list at uservoice is pretty good. https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-7

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 2:41 AM

I would love to see:

  • Improvements to sentence diagramming tool (or new tools?) to make arcing/bracketing easier
  • A much more open Atlas - choosing our own layers, ability to save view, add labels/arrows/symbols etc - with image export options, of course.
  • Open any image in a zoomable window/pane on clicking.
  • Support for manuscript images with tagged text
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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 2:51 AM

On the mobile side of things, Android users still lack the ability to choose which lines get displayed/hidden on interlinear resources. Instead, ALL available lines show, making those resources practically unusable on phones with small screens. Would LOVE for that to be fixed.

EDIT: If I can add just one more thing, I would like to see Faithlife finish adding Factbook support to ALL Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge is one example of a resource that is not yet supported, but there are numerous others as well.

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 2:58 AM

Better UI 

... clearer context menus (with less clutter) ... I know FL is very excited by these new data sets ... I would like to hide them

... notes that when organised do not loose their dates

... tags that work on all documents easily

... better library management (and management of Tags ... can I see all my tags, search my tags, add a definition for my tags, consolidate my tags, not just typing a few letters and hoping that I remember the correct tag!)

... panels that can be pre-assigned resource types ... I want to say that bibles will open here and dictionaries over there ...

... info window i=with intelligence .. if I click on a word, looking for a definition, I would expect the info window to notice that some like an article that simply says 'see xxx' is not helpful ... either follow the link or choose the next resource ... anything less than say 5 words should be ignored as a definition.

... speed (!) ... not smoke and mirrors ... getting the app open ... but then having to wait for the library to sort itself out before you can search etc.

... back to tagging ... the ability to switch off library refresh whilst editing tags ... for speed reasons and for preventing resources from diappering with half formed tags etc.

... fewer 'tools' and more development into the basics like above. It is getting frustrating to see so much put into 'web features' and into 'assistants' when the core program has seen such little development. 

2010 17" MBP with High Sierra, iPad4 with iOS10.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 3:11 AM

Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Ability to use pericope headings (or partial pericope headings) in the reference box of full-featured bibles.
  • Personal Book availability on the Web App. (Might be less technically daunting than mobile devices, and we're already able to sync many of them to servers, anyway.)
  • Personal Book tool interface that looks/behaves more like the Library window. (An FL staffer hinted at this a while back, before the mass personnel changes.)
  • Personal Book Author box that predictively pre-populates based on authors already in library. (Would keep author names consistent.)

Win7 Android 4.4.2

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 4:37 AM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
What's on your Logos 8 wishlist?

2 words - TOUCH SUPPORT

https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-7/suggestions/619605-focus-on-tablet-and-touchscreen-features 

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 5:31 AM

David Thomas:

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
What's on your Logos 8 wishlist?

2 words - TOUCH SUPPORT

YesYesYesYesYes

Running on ASUS Windows 10 I7 24 gig of ram, 1 Terabyte drive.

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 5:42 AM

1. +1 on a Searching interface! I cant believe how non-user friendly it is for such a basic feature. Something like Mac’s advanced searching layout seems like it would work well. 

2. Also, still would like to be able to access external notes in a guide. I use Evernote, and there are lots of other apps that tie in via their API, so it seems like it would be possible. But not sure about other ones like OneNote.

3. Personal books on mobile. Yes, I am aware of Bob’s thesis, but not having it on mobile is almost like not having the feature at all these days. And for those of us working in other languages, it is a NECESSITY to be able to add in our own resources as there will never be a day Logos will make sufficient materials available in other languages.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 5:59 AM

I would like the Atlas tool to be updated and have all of the components shipped.  This is still lagging from L6.  See the below most recent forum post

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/148274.aspx 

Also I know this can be time consuming but there are lots of older resources that could really use updating.  The one that comes to mind is the MacArthur NT Commentaries.  Kyle already mentioned in a previous post that these were slated for an update but I'm sure there are many more that can use a rescanning and go through the newer process Kyle told us about that started a "few?" years ago.  It can be frustrating to read a resource, see obvious errors, and then go find the print version to get the right text.  Sometimes I wonder if what I'm reading I can trust fully or if there are words/sentences missing.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 6:37 AM

Thanks for this opportunity, Phil.  I would like:

SIMPLE SEEMLESS SEARCHES

I only know English.  I simply will not learn the clumsy search method U now employ, the difficulty of learning I see akin to acquiring a 2nd language.  I now would have no confidence in my results, as I would always think, to use one example, that if I could search as well as KS4J, I would find what I really need.  So, I do not bother.

I see Logos for everybody as critical.  U, as a company, will sell more ''units'' if U make getting in + getting along easier.  

U beta the newest possibilities; beta the new simplicities as a separate entity.  This focus SB the equivalent of the One Minute Manager attitude applied to Logos. Or, make Logos work like Tom Schreiner puts together his books: the English is simple + to the point because the subject matter covered is complex.

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 6:48 AM

David Thomas:

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
What's on your Logos 8 wishlist?

2 words - TOUCH SUPPORT

https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-7/suggestions/619605-focus-on-tablet-and-touchscreen-features 

Phil, please take away from windows developers mouse and let them use touch screen only for few hours/days. Let them do Bible study, highlighting and etc. Then they would instantly know how Logos compatibility is limited to touch screen. Lets face reality, touch screen is a high demand among windows users and it is still on the rise. 

Also, Bible Reading Plan commend. Currently I have to go to home page to continue Bible reading plan. 

EDIT: Added words "for few hours/days" to make my point clearer

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 7:00 AM

1. SPEED - like a real, normal Windows app

2. SEARCH - dummy-proof, everybody-can-use Search that intelligently taps into the wonderful data tagging FL has been doing all these years, without forcing us to learn about nitty-gritty details of sausage-making

3. PRICE - bring the prices back down to earth for real pastors, missionaries, students

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 7:39 AM

Wild Eagle:
Phil, please take away from windows developers mouse and let them use touch screen only.

That would be devastating for every user without touchscreen.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 20 2017 8:38 AM

Jan Krohn:

Wild Eagle:
Phil, please take away from windows developers mouse and let them use touch screen only.

That would be devastating for every user without touchscreen.

Yeah, I am definitely for improving touch performance, but let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.  I absolutely expect to have full mouse functionality on my desktop.  That is where I do the majority of my research, and touch on four large monitors would be impractical at best.

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