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Martin Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 11 2020 3:55 AM

DAL:

Ted Weis:

I just want Logos to run smoother!

I've been working with it all day on an important project and have been thoroughly frustrated with its frequent long delays with simple tasks like underlining, spinning circles, not responding messages, and crashing.

Uggh!

Exactly! Amen! We need speed! When indexing everything else gets super slow in my laptop (e.g. google chrome, IE, Word, clicking a verse to open it, etc.).  Some have suggested spending $3,000 on a laptop, but a good program shouldn’t require us to spend that kind of money for it to run smoothly.  Logos is expensive as it is and it’s supposed to save us time not make things take longer.

They’ve known about this all along, but they still haven’t figured out what to do to fix the problem.  Maybe Logos is running out of ideas to sell their product — well, guess what, here’s a great idea 💡 Improve the speed without having users spend $3 grand on a laptop.

Just a suggestion 😉

DAL

I agree that this is a large program, I struggled with the movement for years. I had a MacBook Pro (2012) with 8gb of RAM and I saw the spinning wheel of death multiple times daily. Well, the 2012 finally gave up the ghost last week and I was forced to buy a new MacBook Pro, this one has a SSD hard drive & 8gb of RAM. The difference is amazing, I am sure the processor is playing a part of it too. I too was getting very frustrated with the program, but it seems it wasn't the software that was the problem, it was my hardware. It turns out that my frustration was misplaced, and I needed to update my laptop. FWIW, Faithlife has definitely been putting out a quality product according to current technology available. 

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 11 2020 6:54 AM

How about clean metadata?

I've recently been experimenting with Zotero. I have 20000 logos books, thousands of journal articles, thousands of print books, and kindly books. I want a list somewhere of all the books I've got. I was using calibre before, but Zotero seems better so far.

Any way in the process of bringing the data from Logos into Zotero, I've discovered a lack of normalization of meta data.

Some have: "Title: A Journey in Grace", and some have "Publication Title: A Journey in Grace"

The latter show up in zotero as blank titled entries. I have thousands of the second type.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 11 2020 7:45 AM

Martin Hall:
I too was getting very frustrated with the program, but it seems it wasn't the software that was the problem, it was my hardware. It turns out that my frustration was misplaced ...

Martin, you confirmed DAL's point. When the engine's terribly inefficient, get a bigger engine. Since Logos is all that's still running on our remaining PC, the answer was dump the Logos Caddie. There's better uses for the money.

"I didn't know God made honky tonk angels."

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 11 2020 4:53 PM

Denise:

Martin Hall:
I too was getting very frustrated with the program, but it seems it wasn't the software that was the problem, it was my hardware. It turns out that my frustration was misplaced ...

Martin, you confirmed DAL's point. When the engine's terribly inefficient, get a bigger engine. Since Logos is all that's still running on our remaining PC, the answer was dump the Logos Caddie. There's better uses for the money.

I just read his response and was going to reply: “That’s what I just said...” 😁😜 But then read your response 👍😁👌 Good catch!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 11 2020 8:05 PM

Please spend some time on basic functions - like studying vocabulary and concepts off electronic cards - just basic functions as in the free software Anki.

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Greg Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 13 2020 1:42 PM

I'd like to request a "Read Aloud" speed of 1.25. The current 4 speeds just aren't quite enough.

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Phil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 14 2020 8:13 AM

Greg Rose:

I'd like to request a "Read Aloud" speed of 1.25. The current 4 speeds just aren't quite enough.

Agreed... Currently, the reading is either obnoxiously-slow or impossibly-fast... I know quite a few blind guys who use screen-readers constantly, throughout their life, and they are already used to high-speed auditory input to the brain...but not every screen-reader user is going to be visually impaired. On the other side of the coin, the reading can be so slow that it causes the brain to impatiently wait for the next word, causing an ADHD trigger, which kicks concentration.

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Phil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 14 2020 8:35 AM

Cloud-based indexing... would cut way down on resources, client-side, if it were possible for the desktop user to query the program's index online. I suppose that is where the web app development comes in handy though... moving all that resource use to the cloud.

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Phil:

Cloud-based indexing... would cut way down on resources, client-side, if it were possible for the desktop user to query the program's index online. I suppose that is where the web app development comes in handy though... moving all that resource use to the cloud.

This is already implemented in Logos 8. Resources that you haven't downloaded locally are searched in a separate "Library (Cloud)" section in Basic Search.

You can also use the app.logos.com Web App to search your library at any time. 

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PJ | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 19 2020 7:53 AM

Some space saving changes would help...like making the sidebars collapsible. An option to hide the Windows Titlebar it's taking millimeters of valuable space.

If the shortcut bar could change for each layout it would help a lot. What about a 50-50 resizable bar? Half always accessible and other half accessible by layouts.

A Searchable Favorites?

Make the Workflow Headword available as a parameter? (and to be able to include it in a link so that custom searches will act on the Workflow)

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Lee Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2020 3:47 PM

MJ. Smith:

Rosie Perera:
Make it faster for users with enormous libraries (20,000+ resources; I have 25,474 unhidden ones) and lots of collections (I have 221). Everywhere that being such a power library owner slows down the product needs to be sped up or I cannot use the product.

I second everything Rosie said.

Is this something that could be helped by using the layouts feature to tap only specific resources at at time? I tried to set up and all-in-one layout, but it seems faster to have multiple, specialized desktops (e.g. different layouts for overview commentaries, midrange commentaries, and deep commentaries).

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Tim Nargi | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2020 5:14 PM

Get it on the iPad. With its own OS and now a trackpad I could have my whole study tools in my bag. The web app doesnt have all the tools and the mobile App is too restrictive. 

But if you can’t do this, give us the ability to draw notes with the Apple Pencil on the mobile app. I would study a lot more with Logos if I could do this simple task. 

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gregorywright | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2020 5:32 PM

PLEASE add the capability to highlight footnotes. Thanks!

GW

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Lee Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2020 6:42 PM

GaoLu:

1. Folders on the shortcuts bar.  Like Chrome.

2. Be able to open all contents of a folder in a new panel.

Yes. Layouts kind of does this, though. Stack the resources you want in a layout. Then select the layout.

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I would like a more robust Notes or a writer of some kind within Logos with at least basic formatting tools.

I would like to be able to "delete" personal books no longer needed or wanted.

Some instructions on using the sentence diagramming tool.

More insight into your "tagging" methodology so we can make our personal books more useful within Logos.

That will be sufficient for now.

Than you for asking.

J. William Roberts Jr., D.Min.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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I would like to be able to filter my books according to index.  To see what books are indexed by Bible and which are not would help in setting up my tags and collections.  Thanks

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Today 1:58 PM

Barry Sewell:
I would like to be able to filter my books according to index.  To see what books are indexed by Bible and which are not would help in setting up my tags and collections.

I was just thinking that this week... Library filter by index would be helpful!

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