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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:37 AM

Logos 8 is here! It’s available in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese on desktop (Windows and macOS), mobile (iOS and Android), and the web at https://app.logos.com/. Not all features are available on every platform, but we’ve worked hard to deliver a consistent experience regardless of the platform you’re on, making it easier for you to continue your study no matter where you are and which device you have with you.

Here’s an overview of what features come with Logos 8. Not all of these are in every package. Check out the feature comparison chart for a breakdown. Some of the items below were available in a subscription before but are now part of our ownable feature upgrades for the first time.

Features

Desktop

  • Bible Browser: We’ve added support for several new datasets in Bible Browser, enabling even richer searching: (1) Angels, Demons, and Deities, (2) Commands in the Bible, (3) Messianic Prophecies, (4) Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges, (5) Questions in the Bible dataset, (6) Promises in the Bible, (7) Source Criticism, (8) Systematic Theology, and (9) Theophanies.
  • Canvas: Visualize your Bible study. Add info cards (Word Study, Lemma, and Dictionary cards) to your Bible passages. Use special highlights and hand-drawn shapes to make your canvases look beautiful.
  • Concordance guide section: See all occurrences of particular tagging in your passage. You can quickly see, for example, all the questions in your passage.
  • Docs: The Documents menu is now the Docs panel. Open the menu as a full panel to give you more room to see the new faceted browsing sidebar, which exposes document metadata, making it easy to find just the right documents. A new Public view allows you to discover documents shared by other users. Integrated sharing makes it easy to share your documents with others.
  • Faithlife Assistant: Use Ctrl + Spacebar to open Faithlife Assistant, and type or speak to get help finding things in Logos like verses on hope or who was Ambrose?
  • Faithlife Music guide section: Find music on your passage, topic, or theme from Faithlife Music.
  • Go Box: The Homepage Go Box was merged with the Command Box, making it easier to do more from one place. We also added and improved some of the keyboard shortcuts, making it easier to launch into searches.
  • Guides: The refreshed Guides menu makes finding your favorite guides easier than ever. Type to find what you're looking for, and pin your favorites to the top for quicker access. Guides are now easily editable. Open individual guide sections as standalone guides for the times when you have a specific need and don’t need a full guide.
  • Guides Editor: Quickly and easily build guide templates to customize your study, and share them with others.
  • Homepage: A responsive, cross-platform Homepage with a Dashboard and new cards for layouts, learning plans, and workflows helps you keep track of your study. The Explore section introduces you to new content and tools.
  • Important Passages guide section: See all the most discussed passages related to your passage.
  • Important Words guide sectionSee all the most discussed original language words related to your passage.
  • Lemma in Passage guide section: Jump into your commentaries to see where they discuss key original language words from your passage.
  • Library: A faceted browsing sidebar makes it easy to quickly find what you’re looking for by Author, Subject, Type, and many other facets, including a new Added facet that captures how recently books were added to your library.
  • Media: Upload and store your own media for use in Sermon Editor and Visual Copy. Enjoy access to a wide variety of new media sets (details below).
  • Notes: A brand new, cross-platform Notes system stores all your notes and highlights in one place, making it create, find, and share with others.
  • Resource panel: A Notes & Highlights faceted sidebar allows you to filter down your resource to just the places you took notes and highlights. An improved user interface and toolbar buttons make your favorite features easier to use. A new Media visual filter shows you where you have Atlas maps, Verse of the Day graphics, and other media.
  • Search: New search templates make the power of advanced searching accessible to everyone. Easily favorite a search, so you can come back to it again later. A new Headword search extension allows you to search for terms or references within articles on a particular topic, a new systematic theology search extension does the same for systematic theology, the Morph Query Engine no longer requires a subscription, and indexing and searching are both faster compared to Logos 7.0.
  • Sermon Outlines guide section: See how others have outlined a passage of Scripture, and get help building your own sermon outline.
  • Theology Guide: The Theology Guide introduces a new ontology of 234 systematic theology topics, with new Topic, Theologically Related Passages, Recommended Reading, and Systematic Theologies sections.
  • Tools menu: A refreshed tools menu makes it easy to find what you’re looking for using the find box or by pinning your favorite tools to the top.
  • User Interface: Logos 8 has a familiar but fresh look and feel, and it’s almost identical to the new Logos 8 web app. Most panels have a sidebar menu on the left (☰) and a panel menu on the right (⋮), creating a consistent experience across the app.
  • Workflow Editor: Build and share your own workflow templates with others with the Workflow Editor.
  • Workflows: This flagship feature of Logos 8 guides you step by step through a variety of kinds of study, handholding you and directing you to the right tools and content each step of the way. As a new kind of guide, you’ll find Workflows in the Guides menu. All of your insights are captured in the new Notes system, which means your content is all stored in one place and easily sharable with others.

To learn more, see the Logos 8 Features page.

Web

See what’s new on the Logos 8 web app.

Mobile

See what’s new on the Logos 8 mobile app.

Content

Workflows

  • Basic Bible Study
  • Biblical Topic Study
  • Biblical Person Study
  • Biblical Place Study
  • Devotional
  • Expository Sermon Preparation
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Lectio Divina
  • Passage Exegesis
  • Praying Scripture
  • Word Study

Datasets

  • Accents in the Greek New Testament Dataset
  • Angels, Demons, and Deities in the Bible Dataset
  • Commandments of the Law Dataset
  • Commands in the Bible Dataset
  • Important Passages Dataset
  • Important Words Dataset
  • Jesus' Fulfillment of Messianic Prophecy Dataset
  • Lexham Hebrew Bible: Cantillation Analysis Database
  • Lexham Hebrew Bible: Cantillation Analysis Graphs
  • Lexham Hebrew Bible: Cantillations Analysis Dataset
  • Noncanonical Texts' Use of the Bible
  • Parables of the Bible Dataset
  • Promises in the Bible Dataset
  • Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset
  • Questions in the Bible Dataset
  • Sentence Types of the Old Testament Dataset
  • Source Criticism of the Bible
  • Speech Acts of the Old Testament Dataset
  • Syllables in the Greek New Testament
  • Text Comparison Interlinear Deuterocanon Dataset
  • Text Comparison Interlinear Old Testament Dataset
  • Theophanies in the Bible Dataset
  • Weights and Measures in the Bible Dataset

Reverse Interlinears

    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Christian Standard Bible: New Testament (CSB)
    • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Christian Standard Bible: Old Testament (CSB)
    • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Holman Christian Standard Bible: Old Testament (HCSB)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament New American Standard Bible: Paragraph Version (NASBPARA)
    • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament New American Standard Bible: Paragraph Version (NASBPARA)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition: Deuterocanonical Old Testament (RSV2CE)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition: Deuterocanonical Old Testament, Variant Alignments (RSV2CE)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition: New Testament (RSV2CE)
    • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition: Old Testament (RSV2CE)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version: Deuterocanonical Books (RSV)
    • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version: Deuterocanonical Books, Variant Alignments (RSV)
    • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Revised Standard Version: Old Testament (RSV)

    Interactives

    • Listen and Learn: Greek

    Media

    • Animated videos (Biblescreen Animations, Sermon Animations, etc.)
    • Author Slide Templates
    • B. B. Warfield Media
    • BibleScreen Animations
    • Curated Online Video
    • Daily Audio Bible Video Collection
    • DeSilva Teaching Materials, Volume 2
    • Irenaeus Media
    • Jonathan Edwards Media
    • Lexham Bible Dictionary Videos
    • Lexham Survey of Theology Videos
    • Lexham Systematic Theology Ontology Media
    • Logos Media Archive, vol 2
    • Logos Stock Images, vol. 2
    • Mars Hill Media Collection
    • Martin Luther Media
    • Proclaim Starter Media
    • Proverbs Verse Art
    • QuickStart for Logos 8 Training Videos
    • Visual Copy Templates

    Resources

    See the library comparison chart to explore more library resources.

    Documentation

    • Accents in the Greek New Testament Documentation
    • Angels, Demons, and Deities Dataset Documentation
    • Commands in the Bible Dataset Documentation
    • deSilva Teaching Materials, Volume 2 Documentation
    • Lemma in Passage: Dataset Documentation
    • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Dataset Documentation
    • Lexham Hebrew Bible: Cantillation Analysis Documentation
    • Logos Curated Online Video Documentation
    • Noncanonical Texts’ Use of the Bible: Dataset Documentation
    • Parables of the Bible: Dataset Documentation
    • Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset Documentation
    • Syllables in the Greek New Testament Dataset Documentation
    • Theophanies in the Bible Documentation

    For the complete list of features, datasets, interactives, and more in Logos 8, check out the Logos 8 Full Feature Upgrade. Toggle "All" to "New to You" to see only the items you don't yet have.

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    Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 6:12 AM

    Great job team. Looking forward to the launch.

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    Jess Holland | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 12:28 PM

    Thanks, Bruce! 

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    scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 12:59 PM

    Thank you.

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    Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:02 PM

    How do I remove unwanted items from desktop?

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    Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:51 PM

    Whyndell Grizzard:

    How do I remove unwanted items from desktop?

    Wow - what a nightmare just to remove unwanted items from homepage- still haven't achieved anything- what a mess Sad

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    Fredc | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:55 PM

    Whyndell Grizzard:

    How do I remove unwanted items from desktop?

    Currently you can only remove cards from the Dashboard. The remaining content cannot be edited in the current release.

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    Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:05 PM

    Whyndell Grizzard:

    How do I remove unwanted items from desktop?

    Whyndell, I assume you are referring to the Explore section of the new home page. If so, we are actively working on that feature and hope to ship it in an upcoming release. Thanks for your patience.

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    Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:34 PM

    Thanks Alan and Fred- I have eliminated the Homepage- I'm opening to a layout instead- releaves the tension.

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    MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:37 PM

    Whyndell Grizzard:
    I have eliminated the Homepage

    Some of us have another approach - we have enough activity on our Dashboard that the Explore Section is not visible. Smile

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    Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:47 PM

    Initial thoughts are much better than some previous launches. As with any release there are always tweaks that need to be made and glad to see that these are in process.

    I agree with MJ if you have lots of activity on the Dashboard the Explorer is pretty hidden. It's nice being able to move the cards, but it would be nice to have an easier way to delete a card.

    Granted only had an hour or so to play around with it last night. Looking forward to having more control over the Home Page and digging into more of the tools.

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    Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:04 PM

    Ken Shawver:
    but it would be nice to have an easier way to delete a card.

    You should be able to remove a card by clicking the three icons at the top right of a card

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    Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:17 PM

    Graham, thanks, but I am fully aware of that. But it can be a bit sensitive - in my opinion - that can cause it to open instead of allowing you to delete it if you don't click it just right.

    I didn't mean you couldn't delete it, as I have deleted some, but I think there could be away to make it easier so you don't accidentally open it when trying to delete.

    In Christ,

    Ken

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    Al Sosa | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:42 PM

    Hello...
    Just upgraded to L8. Let's see, what word to describe this software that's great. 
    OK, can't find a word to describe this awesome software. I love it.

    Now, the software engineers in Logos did a wonderful job. Congrats to all at Logos.

    Now, the confusing part. How is it that such brilliant software engineers designed such a wonderful tool, did not include "BOOKMARKS" for reading the vast amount of books in a large library???????

    I can't seem to figure out why Logos does not employ bookmarks....
    Can someone in Logos please give a justified reason why bookmarks are not included???? Sad

    Otherwise, thank you for your inspirations in adding real practical tools.

    Thank you...
    Al Sosa

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    GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:52 PM

    They thought of Bookmarks too!  


    Favorites
    Bookmarks

    Favorites
    Bookmarks are quick-access temporary favorites that can be called up with a keystroke.

    Favorites
    You can have up to nine bookmarks at a time.

    Favorites
    1. In the lower third of the Favorites panel are a set of nine bookmark placeholders.

    Favorites
    (If you do not see numbers 1-9, and the double arrows next to Bookmarks are pointing to the right, click to expand that section.)

    Favorites
    2. Click on an available Bookmark to set the active resource at its current location.

    Favorites
    You can also drag the resource tab down to an available bookmark number or press the corresponding shortcut keys to set it.

    Favorites
    3. Click on an assigned bookmark to open the resource, document, etc. to the saved location.

    Favorites
    4. To remove a bookmark, right-click on it and choose Clear, or click on the X next to it.

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    John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:54 PM

    Hi Al,

    The bookmarks are in Tools and select Favorites:

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    Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 6:02 PM

    Al,

    Faithlife provides up to nine bookmarks. You must open the Favorites Panel. (Look under the Tools Menu). At the very bottom of the Favorites panel you'll see the word Bookmarks. Click on it if it is not open.

    To assign a bookmark, click on the resource you want to bookmark and use the keyboard combination indicated in the Bookmarks section.

    I actually use another method that uses the Favorites Panel, as I also use a mobile device and there is no bookmark option there. In the mobile device I have just one option, "Add to Favorites". It adds the location to a Favorites folder called Mobile Favorites. This is how I bookmark on the mobile device. I send the current location to the Mobile Favorites folder.

    That folder is available on my desktop Favorites Panel. When I want to 'bookmark' on the desktop, I drag the tab at the top of the resource panel to the Mobile Favorites folder on the Favorites Panel and drop it. Now I can access that bookmark on my mobile device and I can have as many 'bookmarks' as I want.

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    Al Sosa | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 6:13 PM

    Yes, I am aware of this type of bookmarks. It was my fault for not being more specific.
    I'm looking more toward the right click within the book: Add Bookmark. That's it.

    Using favorites, I have to move away from the book I'm reading.
    I understand that I have to go to the Favorite Panel.

    How about:
        Right Click
        Add Bookmark (within the book resource or any resource).

    And that's it. Two clicks or moves. I don't have to move outside of the book I'm reading to a Favorite panel.
    No keyboard combinations. Just two clicks. 
    But, this is what it is, no problem. Thanks all of you for responding. Maybe I'm lazy or just used to doing two clicks in other platforms.
    I've been looking for this type of bookmark now for over 25 years in Logos!! Maybe I should give up...

    Thank you all...
    Al

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    GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 6:39 PM

    My opinion is that every single resource should have capability for a few bookmarks.  For example, sometimes my wife and I are both reading the same book at the same time.  Other times I want to reference a few locations all in a big hurry.  Better Bookmarks would do that.

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    Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 6:46 PM

    GaoLu:

    My opinion is that every single resource should have capability for a few bookmarks.  For example, sometimes my wife and I are both reading the same book at the same time.  Other times I want to reference a few locations all in a big hurry.  Better Bookmarks would do that.

    You are right. 

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    Bridgeport, CT USA

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