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Patrick Oben | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 29 2019 3:17 AM


I am just discovering logos notes. I use scrivener, a note taking software, that is excellent to help me organize my Bible studies, articles and books that I write. The thing I like most is the ease of organizing notes into different tiers. You can create notes  under notes to as many tiers as you want.  For example, I have a note on a chapter, and under that chapter I have separate notes for each verse and under each verse I can also create separate notes for each phase and clause.

In logos notes, I love how it seamlessly fits with the Bible and the awesome tagging and filtering. However, I noticed that I can only have a notebook with a series of notes within that one notebook. I can create the different subfolders as I do in scrivener. I will love to start using logos notes but this is the limitation I have and not yet figured out what to do about it. I do not know if I still have not understood something about logos notes that could be helpful  in this regard.

Your thoughts, and suggestions will be appreciated.

I think the Scrivener  organizational capability within logos would be an incredibly helpful addition to logos and I will not hesitate a second to pay any extra for such a feature. I use Scrivener every single day and it is such a helpful writing tool for me.

Thank you,


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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 29 2019 4:36 AM

Hi Patrick

Currently Logos Notes does not support  nesting of notebooks. It has been suggested but I don’t know if it will be done.

Would the use of tagging help you to get close to what you are looking for?

You could create a tagging system and then filter on those tags. But I appreciate this is a different approach to what you are looking for


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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 29 2019 5:03 AM

Patrick Oben:

Your thoughts, and suggestions will be appreciated.

I am still working out how I'd like to organize my notes. Phil Gons gave some good suggestions you can see here: https://faithlife.com/posts/1567200 and I shared how I was currently organizing things here: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/178726.aspx

But, what I am currently thinking is that tags, anchors, (and maybe soon labels) are the best way to organize, since a note can be in multiple at the same time.

What I see is good for notebook organization:

  • Notebooks Are Good for Temporary Projects
  • You can order a notebook in unique ways
    • It's easy to print a whole notebook
  • Search Results Are Organized by Notebooks (In the everything search)
    • This makes me thing higher level "types" notebook organization is helpful or however you want your search results to be organized.
      • Like (Sermon Notes, Study Notes, Class Notes, Journal Notes...etc)
  • Notes that you want sharable

Also, Workflows look like they have the potential to create and organize notes in a helpful way (Auto tagging/Q and A). But, right now it's pretty clunky because it creates tons of unnecessary notebooks.

Those are my thoughts right now!

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 29 2019 5:32 AM

In a way, it is less important to "organise" notes with the new Notes tool. What is more important is how the note is tagged, what it is anchored to and what tags are associated with it. Instead of a static classification system, one can use the filtering system to consult ad-hoc collections (e.g., all notes that contain tags x and y).

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Patrick Oben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 9:00 AM

Thank you Graham for that. I will certainly explore the tagging system. Patrick

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Patrick Oben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 9:01 AM

Hi Graham,

Thank you for the response. I certainly would explore the tagging system and see if that would meet my current needs. I appreciate the input.



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Patrick Oben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 9:07 AM

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for  the contribution and suggestions. Quite insightful. I have also followed the link to Phil Gons' suggestions and found it quite helpful too. I will be exploring the tags, anchors and labels system.



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Patrick Oben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 9:20 AM

Yes, beginning to realize the tags and anchors are that powerful in Logos and will certainly explore that. One thing that I do very extensively which I I can't yet see the tagging system working well is my verse by verse detailed inductive study. Maybe you could have some great ideas on how I can do this.

Lets say I am studying John 1:1

I will have a note on John chapter 1, that will hold all the  notes for the individual verses

A note on John 1:1 under John one

Under John 1:1, I  will have separate notes for each key term, phrase or part of the study. Often like this

A note on Observation of  John 1:1

A note on "the beginning":  where I closely organize all my thoughts on interpretation, correlation, etc and also relevant commentaries etc.  Same with the rest of the different key words and phrases below.

A note on the  "Word"

A note on "with God"

A note on "Was God"


When I access Scrivener, I have a folder called John 1, then click to access John 1:1 and then can click to see my observations, or specially my thoughts on each part of the verse.   I do this extensively  and forms a major part of my routine study.  If I could certainly figure out how to use the tags, anchors and labels to do this well in Logos, I certainly would! I hope this makes sense. I certainly would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions if you have a way to walk around this specific issue for me.



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