Initial Reaction to L8?

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 11:27 AM

Can't speak highly of it enough.  I know I am not as "well-versed" in Logos as many of you, but for my daily use it is amazing.  A huge improvement from Logos 7.

If nothing else, the software itself has improved drastically, with quicker load times and smoother animations.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:53 PM

I think most people would totally agree with you. Thanks for expressing this.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:16 PM

This time Collector's doesn't have much of anything in it that has me salivating. My price is not too bad ($2100ish), but I am entirely lacking a sense of "MUST" this time around. They did include a smattering of the things I was lacking and hoped would be included, but they don't reach a critical mass for me, unfortunately. I'd like to see what's been done with Notes, but I'm almost afraid to, since I'm about 99.99% sure it won't be what I've needed and requested in order to lay L3 to rest for good.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:15 PM

After making a second pass through the "New to Me" selections, I found something that I had overlooked, so I will probably go ahead and bite the hook in a month or so, once my previous CE is paid off. Hope I'm wrong about Notes.

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:23 PM

David Paul:
in order to lay L3 to rest for good.

Do I understand you correctly- you are still using L3?

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:28 PM

Graham Criddle:

Dennis Phelps:

Q: "Are you seeing something different? Or is it those you would rather not see?"

A: I am seeing something very different. Multiple Logos ads promoting products, as well as links to blogs, sales, etc. Many screens worth of promotion.

Thanks Dennis

As Sean points out there are plans to address this in 8.1

To explain why I was asking the question all I see in the Explore section of my homepage is as shown below

They talked one time about trying to get it to respect your L7 prefs in time for launch. Is that what this is? Did you have all pre-pub, community, etc disabled in L7? Or is something else going on?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:29 PM

Randy W. Sims:
Did you have all pre-pub, community, etc disabled in L7? Or is something else going on?

I had a number of things disabled - but I still got information about prepubs and Logos messages so I don't think that's the explanation.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:15 PM

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Chris Galloway | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:36 PM

So, I must confess that I'm hardly a neutral reviewer. Logos release week is sooooooo fun for me!  There are so many new books to use and tools to explore. I'm like a little kid on Christmas who can't decide what toy to play with first. My wallet could never handle it....but, I think every day should be Logos "Release Day."  

And, after a "whole" one day of use, I am VERY impressed with Logos 8. For me, the Methodist Platinum package was packed with just the right sets of books! I am having a blast playing around with the new features. And, I think both the upgraded notes and canvas features are going to be home runs.  

I know several have had concerns about the homepage but that doesn't affect me much since I haven't used it in years.  The only "issue" I've had is learning that Canvas and Hebrew text don't play well together.  But, I if that is the only glitch I find in a major software release, I'll be a very happy camper!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:18 PM

My initial reaction, in brief, is that I'm looking forward to 8.1 being what I would have liked 8.0 to be... but c'est la vie. 8.1 will be a real improvement for me over 7.x.

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Simon | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:22 PM

Absolutely agree.

Having to pay to suck eggs is indicative of a product that has lost the point and purpose of its existence, to make biblical studies enjoyable, quick and productive.

These days I use Logos for referencing large data sets but the joy has long gone in Sermon notes that are cumbersome rather than intuitive. Notes that are just a pain but I persist in the vain hope of something better. And still no capability in the iOS app for preparing and editing Sermon notes (unless I missed something in the last update).

As Cynthia comments,

Cynthia in Florida:
 I started with Logos 4 (I think), and to be honest, I found 6 frustrating and as for L7...well I almost quit.  I thought everything about L7 was designed without one thought of the average user,

I still think back to the days of Olive Tree Bible Software running on Palm OS on a Palm Tungsten T3. Fast, intuitive, productive.

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Batman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:36 PM

Excellent. 
That raises my score once again! 

Sean Boisen:

As explained here we hope to provide customization of the Explore section of the Home Page with the 8.1 release.

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Batman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:46 PM

UPDATE to the update.

How unfortunate I cannot edit once again. Because would be appropriate in the initial post. 

Customizing ads IS on the way. Hopefully with the next update, 8.1, which is expected within a 6 week cycle, so, hopefully, the ability to add the necessary modules will be 6 weeks away. 
So, once again, I am bumping up the score, at this point, to a hefty 95. A score I never expected to give Logos, ever. 

Thank you Logos, Faithlife, Bob, MJ Smith, Mark Barnes, and all who have helped us here in the forums, and to Sean Boisen for explaining the ads and that it is on the way. 

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PetahChristian:
(Is there a web page that lists all the L8 videos? I looked at Logos Pro but couldn't find them there.)

Hey Petah,

We revamped our support site and added new videos and articles for 8. Graham's link is great, or the *main* support site is here: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us 

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 9:29 AM

Graham Criddle:

Dennis Phelps:

Q: "Are you seeing something different? Or is it those you would rather not see?"

A: I am seeing something very different. Multiple Logos ads promoting products, as well as links to blogs, sales, etc. Many screens worth of promotion.

Thanks Dennis

As Sean points out there are plans to address this in 8.1

To explain why I was asking the question all I see in the Explore section of my homepage is as shown below

That looks MUCH nicer than what I see.  E.g. the video cards are spread across (down) many, many, screen pages, interspersed randomly with all the other card that seem so randomly displayed.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 9:36 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
That looks MUCH nicer than what I see.  E.g. the video cards are spread across (down) many, many, screen pages, interspersed randomly with all the other card that seem so randomly displayed.

On my computer in the church office I see all the ads and cards that others have spoken about!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 10:13 AM

Daniel Di Bartolo:
We revamped our support site and added new videos and articles for 8. Graham's link is great, or the *main* support site is here: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us 

Logos Wiki => https://wiki.logos.com/ includes many Help Center links

Logos 8 Help Center – Training & Support

Help Center is also available in other languages:

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 2:10 PM

Downloaded it last night and used it for study today.  Only a cursory glance at the new features and capabilities. However, I can already see that it is a tremendous improvement over Logos 7 in many, many ways - both visually and practically.  I can't wait to have time for a full exploration in coming days. Well done FaithLife and the Logos team! 

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 5:21 PM

Hello KS4J:

I got a problem that maybe you can help solve:

Take a look at the following article:

https://blog.logos.com/2016/05/create-links-specific-logos-resources/

...what it says basically is that in Mac you can use Alt + ⌘ + C to create a link to a precise location in a logos resource.

So one of the uses I would give to canvas is to make a mind map (visual) index.

So inside a box I would put "mind maps", then I would insert in a different text box the above link to specific resource

and I found an article in a resource by the way of:

https://ref.ly/logosres/af668acbc5b59f660c14eae5e6545e06?art=r22&off=280&ctx=+SENGE%0aMind-mapping+~is+a+creative+way+to

although the link to the web page works, the link to a specific section in a resource does not.

Any clue as to what can be done to be able to include links to specific par

ts of a resource in the canvas so I can have access to information pertaining the particular subject quickly and easily?

Thanks ahead of time for your input... So that you get an idea of the potential, take a look at the following: 


imagine if links to specific locations in a resource could be added to a similar map in canvas... indexing to another level.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 5:55 PM

try the item call "link"

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