L9 - It's Here!

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MWW | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Oct 25 2020 11:59 PM

Well after all the speculation it's here on Monday, October 26.

Help with our sermons and counseling... Let's look under the hood.

Stay tuned!

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:13 AM

Yep, just noticed it!

I'm sure the reason it is showing All Features is that I am a Faithlife Connect subscriber.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:16 AM

Looks like one of my suggestions actually made it in… A visual filter toggle button. Thanks Faithlife!

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:36 AM

Initial observations:

  • Factbook much improved - responsive and does original languages.
  • Dark Mode... I don't use but it's a nice option to have.
  • Seems a little snappier. 

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:43 AM

MWW:

Initial observations:

  • Factbook much improved - responsive and does original languages.
  • Dark Mode... I don't use but it's a nice option to have.
  • Seems a little snappier. 

This post needed a spoiler alert. smh lol

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:46 AM

MWW:

Initial observations:

  • Factbook much improved - responsive and does original languages.
  • Dark Mode... I don't use but it's a nice option to have.
  • Seems a little snappier. 

Any changes to the Home Page? I'm hoping for improved Lectionary functionality.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:53 AM

Kiyah:
This post needed a spoiler alert. smh lo

I hope I am not breaching protocol or spoiling FL's thunder! But I figured if not me, someone else would soon let the cat out of the bag. But having spied out the land, I am bringing back a good report. Perhaps others might have another take on things. But the changes don't seem to be overwhelming, which seemed to be from the L9 suggestions, what most people were hoping for with this release.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:07 AM

Kiyah:
Any changes to the Home Page? I'm hoping for improved Lectionary functionality.

Not yet ... but Faithlife has admitted a lack of expertise in liturgical calendars and such and is making a serious effort to overcome it. I expect to see progress over the next few years.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:12 AM

MWW:

Looks like one of my suggestions actually made it in… A visual filter toggle button. Thanks Faithlife!

Actually, all I really want is a faster way to link multiple panels than having to do them one by one from the panel menu. Like seriously that would be a game-changer.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:12 AM

Kiyah:
Any changes to the Home Page? I'm hoping for improved Lectionary functionality.

Yes, you can add your lectionary to the Dashboard area.

I didn't use the homepage much in L8 but it seems much more snappier/usable and no advertisements.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:22 AM

MWW:

Well after all the speculation it's here on Monday, October 26.

Help with our sermons and counseling... Let's look under the hood.

Stay tuned!

Question: are you a Connect subscriber? I'm not, and my Logos is not showing any information about 9 yet--which is what I would expect given I haven't bought anything yet.

I'm looking forward to spending the next couple days pouring over the denominational base packages to figure out which one best rounds out my systematic theology library. Smile

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:23 AM

Kiyah:
Actually, all I really want is a faster way to link multiple panels than having to do them one by one from the panel menu.

I agree, that can be tedious.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:24 AM

Sean:
Question: are you a Connect subscriber? I'm not, and my Logos is not showing any information about 9 yet--which is what I would expect given I haven't bought anything yet.

Yes I am a connect subscriber. Automatic updates are one of the benefits.

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Fábio Silva | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:38 AM

Looks slightly snappier (i7 16gb ssd computer)

Really like the Sermon Manager feature (well done FL), there's a "Preach" button in the sermon editor that looks like an interesting feature (will have to give it a go). The sermon editor seems to be better now.

On the whole, it seems like a QOL upgrade and not a "This is a fundamental rework" change. Slightly disapointed if this is all we'll get.

That being said this might be a soft roll-out or they might have taken the Logos 9 development process to focus on other things that usually fly under the radar like the engine (time will tell) and webapp functionalities. 

Don't get me wrong I think Logos is a mature product and therefore the improvements are really hard to be mind-blowing, it's just that the child in me wanted to get the brand new BMX.

Thinking of other mature products like the Iphone, we see the same thing happening where year on year development is very incremental. The last big change was the Iphone X

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 1:52 AM

Fábio Silva:
On the whole, it seems like a QOL upgrade and not a "This is a fundamental rework" change.
 

Logos 8 gave us a major revamp.  I am more than happy for Logos 9 to simply enhance and improve upon what is already there with some new stuff in the mix.

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Fábio Silva | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:01 AM

Been looking through the new sermon editor.

Faithlife please bring back the word counter on the top and the ability to hide the slides PLEASE!

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Fábio Silva | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:04 AM

Me too, I sincerely hope they would shift some resources to focusing on getting the Android/IOS app a little bit more love. 

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:06 AM

Fábio Silva:
the ability to hide the slides PLEASE!

Yes please!

Also, noticing that Mac dictation doesn't work in the notes tool or sermon editor... this is a must for me.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:29 AM

Fábio Silva:
Faithlife please bring back the word counter on the top

This is now in the new Info tab - available on the right of the sermon document.

Fábio Silva:
and the ability to hide the slides PLEASE!

There is a Show Slides toggle in the panel menu

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:30 AM

Fábio Silva:

Been looking through the new sermon editor.

Faithlife please bring back the word counter on the top and the ability to hide the slides PLEASE!

word count is still there just moved.    Look under the info circle on the right side of the editor.   It will open up a new pane. 

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