Portable Logos App

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David Lord | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:17 AM

Hello,

Is it possible to have a portable Mac version of Logos? What I meant by “Portable” is can it be run from a USB stick instead of my macbook?

Thank you,

David

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:24 AM

Hi David - and welcome to the forums

David Lord:
Is it possible to have a portable Mac version of Logos? What I meant by “Portable” is can it be run from a USB stick instead of my macbook?

It certainly isn't supported - see https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007506971 for requirements - which specify an internal hard drive with a minimum capacity of 30GB.

You might possibly get it to work but I expect performance would be very poor.

Please outline why you are looking to do this - we may be able to suggest alternatives

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:47 AM

Hi David, and may I add my welcome as well.

Your question seems to leave a 'hanging chad' as our ex-colonial friends would put it.

Please will you complete the following sentence...

'It can be run from a USB stick inserted into a ...'

It might give us a clue as to how to advise.

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David Lord | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 12:10 PM

Hello sir,

Thank you for your reply. I will be involved in a situation where a group I will be around does not allow the Word. My desire is to keep it available to myself and my team when we need it, but keep it hidden digitally in case our MacBooks are confiscated or stolen. I have seen in Windows environments, users have been able to run certain applications from a thumb drive so the program can be taken easily from computer to computer without installing it on the machine. I hope this brings clarity.

Thank you for your time.

David

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David Lord | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 12:13 PM

Mike,

Thank you for your response. It can be run from a USB stick inserted into a Mac join or a Windows laptop.

David

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 12:32 PM

The thumbdrive is really an unworkable solution For the desktop app. A portable hard drive would work, but logos isn’t designed to be turned On and off quickly. I have two alternative suggestions:

1. Web app run through VPN.

2. the mobile app hidden on your computer. (Chrome book OR Mac with M1 chip)

3. the mobile app on a thumbdrive. I don’t know if this would work or not… I may be able to experiment. 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 11:17 PM

David Lord:
but keep it hidden digitally in case our MacBooks are confiscated or stolen.

Given that nobody can steal your Logos library. You can always access it from any internet connected computer at app.logos.com. Would 'Filevault' be a less troublesome solution?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837

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David Lord | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 11:45 AM

The concern is not that I will have my Logos Library stolen. If I am caught with this software in my possession, my laptop will be taken from me at the very least. I am seeking to find a discrete and private way to access the resources I have purchased on Logos . If the app is to large to run from a USB stick then I will find another solution. Thank you all for your input.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 12:05 PM

David Lord:
The concern is not that I will have my Logos Library stolen. If I am caught with this software in my possession, my laptop will be taken from me at the very least. I am seeking to find a discrete and private way to access the resources I have purchased on Logos . If the app is to large to run from a USB stick then I will find another solution.

I think the problem is not the app being too large, but that the app (like most Windows applications) is meant to be installed. Apps running from a stick usually don't need installation, they "just run" - which probably means they have no registry entries etc. Otherwise people looking into the laptop would see the registry entries and other traces. It might be possible (and necessary) to have a hidden and crypted container on the laptop where a Virtual Machine running Windows is located, where you can install Logos and other stuff. Someone with deeper IT knowledge should advise or even set it up for you.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 1:21 PM

David Lord:
If I am caught with this software in my possession, my laptop will be taken from me at the very least.

Will you be required to open and run your MacBook/s to demonstrate that 'banned' material is not present? If so I think you are on a hiding to nothing and would stand more chance of success with a unit that you could secret about your person. Perhaps an iPhone?

If you will be able to keep the secret of your password, and will not be forced to reveal it, then the combination of MacOS standard security and Filevault's encryption of your resources should provide a formidable obstacle to any casual inspection. You might be able to set up more than one user on your MacBook depending on you propensity for subterfuge.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 1:46 PM

Portable apps are designed differently.

https://portableapps.com/

Sometimes software is designed to be installed on a USB as an option, but it needs to be designed with that extra feature. I am almost sure that the last time I installed Bible Analyzer it gave me that option. But I am not sure that it cleans up behind itself to remove all traces that it was used.

https://www.bibleanalyzer.com/download.htm

Please be careful. When it comes to cybersecurity, it is almost impossible to defend ourselves, but easier for people attack. They only need to find one single weakness as a point of entry. Once someone breaches a single weakness, the rest is child's play.

I do not mean to be rude, but if you are asking these questions, I am afraid that you don't have enough general  cybersecurity knowledge not to get caught. The more I study cybersecurity, the more I learn how impossible it is to defend myself. The best defense is not to do it or at least not do it on a computer. I have had to resort to not doing and not having things sometimes. It was not worth the risk.

Good luck. Be safe!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 3:27 PM

David Lord:
If I am caught with this software in my possession, my laptop will be taken from me at the very least. I am seeking to find a discrete and private way to access the resources I have purchased on Logos .

Welcome Big Smile

Resource suggestions => God's Smuggler & God’s Smuggler (audio) by Brother Andrew (God's Smuggler includes a prayer idea)

Logos & Verbum desktop applications were not designed for "stealthy" use. After downloading application & desired library resources in a safe place, prudent to change Use Internet to No (no need for application to try accessing internet in an unsafe place: personally would NOT connect laptop to any network in any unsafe location). USB security risk is a stealthy software searcher.

While not supported, Logos & Verbum applications on macOS can be configured to use an external SSD: e.g. thread => Help Moving Logos to External SSD Drive Also can partition an internal SSD => Logos 8 Mac System Recommendations (what you'd actually want as a user) (so one set of Logos & Verbum applications can be used by two different macOS versions)

Logos Wiki macOS Troubleshooting includes:

Terminal command find ~ -name "*logos*" -print shows file names that include logos within your user's home directory. Also system log files include application messages. External SSD can be separated from laptop, but external SSD could still be searched for software.

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