Logos 8 Is Here (Official Announcement)!

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Steve Shelton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 7:47 AM

HI John,

Thanks for the reply.

I have done what you indicated above.  I have it on my desktop and laptop.

The question that I want to find out is:  If we want to have the features whether we stay with  faith life connect or not, as a former Logos Now client, will I still need to pay $133.49 for the full feature upgrade?  Another words if I chose not to keep my subscription for faith life connect, would I lose the feature package?

Steve 

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:02 AM

Steve

FL Connect provides you your current update to the L8 feature set and will continue to provide additional features as they are developed for L9. If your subscription expires you will lose the use of those features you do not have a permanent license for. If you are not comfortable with subscription services, then purchasing the feature set may be the right decision for you. If you like to see new features as they come out and plan on continuing your subscription, then FL Connect would be the way to go. That decision needs to be yours.

Sometimes there will be a free Logos package, such as basic etc, that has some features included. If you "purchase" that then you can secure some features going forward and probably reduce the feature set prices. L7 had one package that included a smaller feature set, not sure how L8 will work.

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Steve Shelton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:12 AM

John

Thanks for making this clear.

I am not planning on giving up my FL Connect, I just wanted to know what the options were  I appreciate FL Connect providing these features.

Regards

Steve

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:37 AM

John Fidel:
If you "purchase" that then you can secure some features going forward and probably reduce the feature set prices.

While Logos 8 Basic would provide access to features going forward, its access-only licensing won't affect dynamic pricing, as those features wouldn't be owned.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:40 AM

Thanks for clarifying Petah.

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Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 8:39 AM

Fred:

Hi Phil, 

What's the plan for people who were on the Bible Works Upgrade package? 

I've noticed the packages for people who had bibleworks have been modified, but CS are asking for the same price of the package that people who didn't have BW would have, which doesn't seem right to me. 

Fred

Hi Fred,

The intention for the BibleWorks packages was to offer BibleWorks users an opportunity to move to Logos without having to spend a lot of money to replace books they already owned as BibleWorks users.

The assumption is that once a BibleWorks user is on the Logos platform, they would upgrade to a regular base package level.

The current BW package offering is the same library but with L8 features. Again, the purpose is not for people who have already moved over to upgrade within the Logos platform, but to give people still coming from BibleWorks the opportunity to get the libraries with the current features.

Can you clarify what you are referring to regarding CS? Are you saying that you called them to get a price on the BW package and it wasn't the price you were expecting?

If you are looking to move from BibleWorks to Logos, the best way to do that is to call the sales department.

Let me know if that doesn't answer your questions.

Thanks,

Ben

Manager, Bible Study Products Department

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Fred | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 8:57 AM

Hey Ben, 

I'm not sure I follow you fully. I recently purchased the bibleworks upgrade (As I had BW before they shut down) that package with the launch of Logos8 has now changed fairly significantly.

When I phoned up customer service, they wanted me to buy the full feature set, which is very different from the updated Bibleworks package and so I was seeking clarity about what Logos intentions was for that package, do you expect people who bought the BW Upgrade Package to upgrade again with the release of L8 to get the additional resources and features the package now has? If so how does that reflect the "deep" discounts that were available to people who were previously BW users?

To be clear, the changes to the BW Upgrade package aren't just the L8 Features, there are additional books that weren't in the old package which are there now. 

Seems like it hasn't been thought through properly by Logos :)

Fred

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Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 10:41 AM

Fred:

Hey Ben, 

I'm not sure I follow you fully. I recently purchased the bibleworks upgrade (As I had BW before they shut down) that package with the launch of Logos8 has now changed fairly significantly.

When I phoned up customer service, they wanted me to buy the full feature set, which is very different from the updated Bibleworks package and so I was seeking clarity about what Logos intentions was for that package, do you expect people who bought the BW Upgrade Package to upgrade again with the release of L8 to get the additional resources and features the package now has? If so how does that reflect the "deep" discounts that were available to people who were previously BW users?

To be clear, the changes to the BW Upgrade package aren't just the L8 Features, there are additional books that weren't in the old package which are there now. 

Seems like it hasn't been thought through properly by Logos :)

Fred

Hi Fred,

Give our sales department a call. You qualify for dynamic pricing on the BibleWorks packages. Perhaps that is the best way to handle this.

Manager, Bible Study Products Department

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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 10:26 AM

I upgraded yesterday, and I must say I'm very excited about learning all the new capabilities.  I think the FL team has once again done a fantastic job keeping our favorite software up to date and powerful.  As with any upgrade, some things have changed, so that means there's a learning curve, but that's okay, because that's the price of progress.  Ultimately, if Logos helps us get more excited about the Bible (not the Bible software), then its purpose will have been achieved.  FL team, thank you for everything you did to get us here!

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Michael E Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 7:58 PM

I'm surprised (pleasantly!) that it is much faster than 7.  Looking forward to exploring more.  :)

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Andrew Grams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 7:54 AM

Same here as well.

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PJ | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 5 2018 4:22 AM

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KPK | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 11:48 AM

Thank you for the wonderful update. I've been a little obsessed lately! It's been awhile since I've used my Logos because the previous one was on my iMac and useless. It froze up so many times that I gave up and stopped using it altogether. 

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 11:22 AM

Yes Totally agree!!!

In Christ,

Ken

Dell Studio 1555; 15.6 True Life LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2M Cache, 800 MHz FSB ; 500GB 5400 HDD; 8GB RAM, Win 10, Chrome 70

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Cliff S | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 5:36 PM

Logos 8 has some good changes but I am disappointed you didn't keep more of items that were in Logos 7. I see when looking at the list of changes that were made there is the intent to bring those back sometime in the future. I hope that future is not far away. I like having info on upgrades and what they are for as well updates on the library and other features. Thanks for a great start. Cliff S

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Russell Frazier | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 25 2018 9:36 PM

I am grateful to see many new added features. I really like Canvas for inductive Bible study. However, I would like to see two features added.

First, I would like to print directly to my printer from Canvas. Secondly, I would like new features or items to be added. It would be greatly beneficial to use charts/tables (similar to what one can find in Microsoft Word) in order to provide a survey of a larger passage of Scripture. See the attachment for an example.

Thank you kindly for your consideration.

Russell1321.Survey of John chart.pdf

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Cliff S | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 5:33 PM

You have taken most things that were in front of our face and hidden or buried it in menus or some kind of list. It is difficult enough to remember all of the features and to know what I have access to without hiding it. I have no idea what gets downloaded or updated because you have hidden inside something else or you don't display it at all. I liked having the updates being displayed at the top. Yes I have watch the tutorials but trying to remember where it is all at is a pain. 

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Anthony Dowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 2:06 AM

Hi Cliff,

i am in my seventies, don’t like change and finding it increasingly difficult to remember Things.

Nevertheless, (after playing around with Logos 8 for a few weeks, watching videos and perusing these forums) I am now lobing and appreciating many of the chang3s and new features.

My prayer is that you would be able to get used to Logos 8 real quickly brother. 

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Cliff S | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 8:20 AM

I am also in my seventies and I have been playing around with Logos 8 also and there are changes I like and think they are big improvement. I was looking around last night and discovered a couple things that had already forgotten about. Hopefully I will be able to recall it in the future. While I know I can search the library for new books I have purchased I would like it to be more apparent that it has been downloade. I very much enjoy Logos and have on my laptop and on my iPad which tend use more due to its convenience. There are aspects of iOS that am not satisfied with either but I have many have the same dissatisfactions. Although its recent updates were a major improvement and make it easier to use. Howver I find that Faithlife is not the only company hiding things deeper into their programs instead of being able to easily see it at the top of the page. Change is a constant in life and in time I will adapt hopefully before they change it again.  

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Cliff S | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 8:47 AM

I just found out how to find recent downloads to my Logos Library. Maybe I am getting the hang of it. 

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