L9 Improved Resource Navigation Discussion

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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 16 2020 3:33 PM

Description: Access powerful search features from any book or resource. Quickly navigate to to any verse in the Bible, or search your library to go deeper. Navigate to headwords quickly within a resource. 

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 12:20 PM

I’d love it if this point could be expanded a little - I’ve noticed that you can type searches into the navigation box (not sure what it’s called, but the box where you’d type in bible references or dictionary searches to go to that spot) but I wasn’t sure if other changes had been made or not?

I’m not asking for more than that - just checking I understand what’s been changed as the description is a little vague.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 2:17 PM

I might be in the wrong thread. Apologies.

First, thank you, thank you, thank you .... at last my library sorts by edited title. Even this weekend, the prior version of Verbum seemed to be backsliding into a random list. Bow, if only app.logos.com could join the party.

Second, while enjoying the library (yes, multi-select books to future-read!), it invited me to use my library filter text as a general search term (a little box at the bottom). Then, the box disappeared and no hint of a magnifying glass (besides the major-search icon). There's probably a reason?

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Todd Diehl (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 3:39 PM

James McAdams:

I’d love it if this point could be expanded a little - I’ve noticed that you can type searches into the navigation box (not sure what it’s called, but the box where you’d type in bible references or dictionary searches to go to that spot) but I wasn’t sure if other changes had been made or not?

We are calling this the "Omnibox" (after the Google search box in Chrome). You'll notice that in a versified resource, you can type part of a reference and we'll provide links to that book/chapter/verse. You can also launch into a search more easily from this new Omnibox  One cool new feature in L9 is when you type a verse in the Omnibox, we provide a quick link to search for cross-references to that particular verse (you can do the same by searching for a reference with the syntax "<John 1:1>" from a Search screen as well). As you've mentioned, if the resource you are in happens to be downloaded on the device, and contains headwords, we'll match the headword index for quick navigation. Additionally, if you use Favorites, we'll match favorites as well. Finally, we have some ideas for adding some other items in these Omnibox results for quicker navigation to other tools in the app. Hope this helps!

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Todd Diehl (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 3:45 PM

Denise:

Second, while enjoying the library (yes, multi-select books to future-read!), it invited me to use my library filter text as a general search term (a little box at the bottom). Then, the box disappeared and no hint of a magnifying glass (besides the major-search icon). There's probably a reason?

I think you are referring to the little blue "toast" at the bottom of the screen (see attached). The intention here was to try to point users to Search in case they came to the library thinking that was the way to search within their books. The toast doesn't appear on every search, rather it will happen the first time you do a search on a new install, and then I believe occasionally thereafter (depending on whether you've used search or not, for instance). Tapping the blue "Search tool" link in the toast should open a search screen.

 

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2020 4:56 PM

Todd Diehl (Faithlife):

Finally, we have some ideas for adding some other items in these Omnibox results for quicker navigation to other tools in the app. Hope this helps!

That sounds great!

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 28 2021 7:51 AM

The search seems much improved at first glance.  Thanks.  Tested it with a search for "grace" in "the Works of John Wesley".

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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