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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 22 2019 4:00 PM

Hi all, 

We know many of you love using your iPad more and more for reading, studying, and... watching Netflix/Disney+/Hulu/all-of-the-above. :)

It’s been a bit since Apple released iOS 13 and iPad OS. I’d love to hear how you’re liking it... what are you finding useful? What would you like to see us support on iPad OS in 2020? Here’s a list of features to get you drooling... I mean... thinking! https://www.apple.com/ipados/features/

Help us understand how you’d like to improve your Logos workflow on iPad. 

-Daniel 

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 4:25 PM

Apple Pencil support 

being able to edit and/or create sermons within the app

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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 4:49 PM

Kenneth Neighoff:
Apple Pencil support 

We already have basic “support” in the sense that you can use the Apple Pencil for anything you can currently do with your finger... but I suspect you want something more along the lines of using it to markup text or write handwritten marginalia? How would you like to use the Apple Pencil in the Logos app?

Thanks for the feedback and engaging with us here. 

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 4:55 PM

Hand written notes or for marking up the biblical text for flow of thought tracing.  Like in Liquid Text or Notability Apps. 

I already use it like my finger for highlighting. 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 5:17 PM

This  isn’t particular to iPadOS but I’d like the ability to turn off selective notes. When my highlights from other sources carry over to my commentaries it makes it hard to make my own highlights and especially to delete the highlights if a mistake is made

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Rob Bruce | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 6:15 PM

Sermon editor please!

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 22 2019 6:17 PM

For me, performance and bug-squishing.

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."- G.K. Chesterton

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Jon Beane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 23 2019 6:32 AM

Thank you for asking! There is much to appreciate in the Logos iOS app and I am thankful for all that Faithlife does to make it what it is. But, as you imply, there are ways to make it more powerful within the new iPad OS.

- Same app in multiple spaces
- Spilit screen support
- Integration with Shortcuts app
- Drag and drop
- Copy and paste options similar to the desktop Logos app
- Since I much more likely to read a book "cover to cover" on my iPad, it would be nice if the iOS app was more user friendly to readers. For example, the ability to get an overviews of where I am at in a book similar to Kindle app. Also, more user friendly bookmarking to get to where I left off in a book.

Please keep us posted with your goals and progress!

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Peter Lever | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 23 2019 10:31 AM

Parity with Desktop App for editing, organising, moving, renaming bookmarks.

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 23 2019 10:33 AM

The single most important feature of bible software, in my opinion, is being able to read an original language text, and then click to see a lexicon entry.

Currently, the information popup is far too small on an iPad. The little popup window is tiny and looks like it is designed for a phone, not an iPad.

Secondly, to go from text to lexicon entry requires too many clicks on the iPad. The reading experience is just not as smooth as the desktop app, which is a shame because the iPad is a far better format for reading than a laptop. 

There are a couple annoying bugs in the current app that have never been fixed. I highlighted them here. I run in to these everyday. https://brianwdavidson.com/2019/01/06/logos-8-notable-performance-improvements/ 

I wish some of the developers used the app to read Greek and Hebrew regularly. It seems to me that would make a huge difference in understanding what the app should be like. 

Thank

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 23 2019 11:06 AM

Same app in multiple spaces

Open a window from the same app in multiple spaces so you can work on different projects across your iPad.

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I'd like to have one instance open to mobile ed transcripts, and another instance open to the mobile ed lecture videos (without having to have app.logos.com as the 2nd window). This will also require permitting play of videos without forcing a launch into full screen (which I HATE!). 

Myke Harbuck
Lead Pastor, www.ByronCity.Church
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 23 2019 3:47 PM

Brian W. Davidson:
I wish some of the developers used the app to read Greek and Hebrew regularly. It seems to me that would make a huge difference in understanding what the app should be like. 

I know FL has resident people who do this but having someone who "gets it" in the development department because they regularly read OL would make a difference.

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 25 2019 1:26 PM

I was thinking a bit more on this but I'd like to see more offline capabilities and visual filters added.  I wish I could get prepositional outlines or discourse analysis on my iPad.  Not sure what the programming technicalities would be on that.

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Josh moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 26 2019 7:08 PM

Daniel Di Bartolo:
 It’s been a bit since Apple released iOS 13 and iPad OS. I’d love to hear how you’re liking it... what are you finding useful? What would you like to see us support on iPad OS in 2020? 

  1. Split Screen & Drag and Drop – I wish I could have a floating Logos note open on the side that I could drag and drop notes/pictures to while I am in Logos, or researching online, or...*gasp* reading in another e-reader *gasp*
  2. Widget – shortcuts to Dashboard (i.e. one click and I go straight to a layout or a reading plan)
  3. Apple Pencil – I don’t know how useful handwritten notes would be for me UNLESS you‘re able to OCR the written words and make them searchable,  GoodNotes is a good example of this. However, I would like the pencil to act as a more sophisticated highlighter tool with gestures and automation.
  4. Visual Filters – In all honesty, this is Logos’ single greatest feature. It’d be a true game changer to have even a limited version (maybe limited to only on one resource) or maybe present visual filters for common searches like tense or mood.
  5. Sidecar – I much prefer to read on my iPad than my computer, so the ability to send a book to your iPad naturally would be nice

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Mark A Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2019 4:20 AM

Speaking simply of reading, not study feartures, I would love a better reading expereince in the Logos iOS app.

The Kingdle App is overall so smuch smoother and highlighting seems so much more repsonsive. Within the Kindle App the format for viewiing all of your highlights in a paritcular book is much more user friendly. The Kindle App is a more immersive reading experience.

For those reasons, and others, I continue to buy Kindle books for reading, even though I know I'm making a significant trade-off on integration with the rest of my Logos tools. I hate this trade off, but I also find that the pleasure of reading is significant when "reading" long books rather than "studying" long books.

I constantly find myself reading my Bible in the Logos iOS app and then switching to read a book in the Kindle App, saying, why can't the Logos app be this enjoyable?

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mekeili | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2019 5:59 AM

Faced the same issue. Thanks for the solution.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 13 2020 10:51 AM

I was thinking about this last night but with the new iPad OS might it be possible to add 3 simultaneous screens?  On a new iPad Gen 7 you have a 10" screen and enough power to have 3 books open at once instead of the regular 2 windows via splitscreen.  I know there is still issues with resource stuttering so maybe not such a great idea yet but eventually :)

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 13 2020 12:36 PM

Kenneth Neighoff:

Hand written notes or for marking up the biblical text for flow of thought tracing.  Like in Liquid Text or Notability Apps. 

^ This. And, while this is an iOS discussion, please implement inking support in Android, too.

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