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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 8 2012 11:07 AM

I love personal technology and have been afflicted with this love since I first saw an Apple IIe do a word-wrap at the end of a line! Budget, though, usually brings a little reality into the picture, so I rarely jump in as an early adopter. I finally made my way into the smart phone world last October (iPhone 4S) and have held off on a tablet.

I had considered seriously getting a tablet last fall, but speculation was that the next iPad would have Retina-like display, so I was able to put the thought aside for a few months. But now, . . . well, now we know about the new iPad.

So, tablet connoisseurs in general and iPad connoisseurs in particular, how reminding me why I need finally to get into the iPad world (I've asked in months past but we have new forum members and older ones may have additional reasons). Obviously, Logos is big in the consideration. For instance, what makes the Logos app on the iPad so great when you already have a good notebook computer? How can the iPad enhance my ministry? I'm all ears. Smile

Thanks.

Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Clinton, SC

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William Gabriel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 8 2012 11:36 AM

I think you'll be able to study more easily on a notebook, but Logos on the iPad can help when you're away from general computers and you need to do a quick search or bring up something you've read or some notes you've taken.

What I think an iPad can be really useful for is teaching. I'm really bad with paper. I lose it, crinkle/fold my handouts and generally destroy to a pulp anything that was made from pulp. I know I'll be able to stay more organized and therefore be more efficient when I can store and load everything electronically. That doesn't help in the handouts category, but I can't win them all (I'll wait for everyone else to get iPads and then I'll be able to beam notes to them).

I am also looking forward to using the iPad for reading. I've had a Kindle DX for years now, and it was good to me. But I find myself reading on my phone now because I always have it with me. I intend on always having my iPad with me, so I anticipate improving my reading experience from having access to a larger screen.

I was skeptical about all of this until I saw my father-in-law using his. He's had an iPad for a couple of years now and it's his primary teaching device as he travels around training pastors. I would guess that once you find a system that works on the iPad, you don't turn back. If I'm wrong, mine will be for sale here in a short while. Smile

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Ron Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 8 2012 12:43 PM

Bill Moore:
what makes the Logos app on the iPad so great when you already have a good notebook computer?

I lost all of my theological library in the flood from Hurricane Katrina.  My decision over the past several years was to rebuild that library in Logos rather than in actual paper books.  Logos 4 on a good laptop is wonderful for study and for research.  However, it cannot compare to the ease of reading on a tablet--specifically an iPad.  I have no desire to lug around a laptop just for reading.  The iPad is much easier on the eyes when reading and I quite enjoy sitting on the couch reading on my iPad rather than on my laptop.  In addition to reading the passage guide, text comparison, and word study tools are also available in the iPad app.  Another plus is using Vyrso in conjunction with the Logos app allows me to keep 4 resources open at any given time.  (More is possible).  

 

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 8 2012 1:32 PM

Bill:

I love the iPad. Reading on it is fantastic. There are many reasons to go with one for the Logos app and the other one named after a particular tree... (ahem)... Anyway, one example- the other night I had been working on a lesson to present in my class...I always am. Anyway, a few hours later, at bedtime, I had just gotten in bad, laid down, glasses off and all of a sudden a great illustration came to mind. I got up as quietly as I could, still disturbing the wife...and she said, "Is anything wrong?", I said "no," and something like I need to make some notes.. but hurriedly got on the iPad, opened up the Logos app, and made some notes right then, that fast. the next day, they were there AND on my laptop and desktop!

This sure beats the old days with mini tape recorders.... Don't do this after you have been sleeping... the next morning your great idea sounds like, "rrr-rrr--mmm nemm aom"

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 8 2012 1:50 PM

Bill Moore:
So, tablet connoisseurs in general and iPad connoisseurs in particular, how reminding me why I need finally to get into the iPad world (I've asked in months past but we have new forum members and older ones may have additional reasons). Obviously, Logos is big in the consideration. For instance, what makes the Logos app on the iPad so great when you already have a good notebook computer? How can the iPad enhance my ministry? I'm all ears.

First, mobility. Unless you have a really small notebook that has a really long battery life, the iPad trumps it for mobiltiy. The battery lasts 10+ hours and reads more like a book than a notebook. It's the kind of tool you have to really try out and use before you get it. I never go anywhere without it now. I have a 3G iPad so I am always connected too.

Second, it's an awesome lean back device for using while you're on the couch. Each morning I get up and check my email, read Twitter, hit a few news websites in an RSS reader called Reeder. Then I open Logos for my morning devotions. My son and I read a short passage together as I drive him to school (he reads while I listen). I then have it next to my laptop while I'm typing. Great as a secondar Logos display while studying.

I do most of my communications from the iPad, with a few exceptions, like when I want to type long content like this. The new iPad has voice dictation built into the keyboard so even typing long format stuff won't hurt.

When I preach I bring my iPad into the pulpit. I've saved a ton on ink and paper over the last two years. I love it!

Then there's productivity. I always have it with me so when I have a few minutes to wait for my son after school or my wife in the grocery store or for people to show up for a meeting, I can get a little email triage done or read something or even play a game.

While traveling its there to entertain the kids or me while my wife drives. I can read books on it or watch a movie/tv show on netflix or hulul. Hotel TV stinks so I'm glad I have it in those situations.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 8 2012 3:31 PM

Movies were just added to iCloud, so you don't have to keep all of them on your device, but can download larger files like movies at will.

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