What are the top user requests for the desktop application?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 4 2021 5:49 PM
  1. Paper Builder | Faithlife (88 votes)
  2. Toggle dark mode without restarting | Faithlife
  3. Drag and drop for Shortcut folders | Faithlife
  4. Allow adding notes and highlights in footnotes | Faithlife
  5. Add support for tables in Notes | Faithlife (65 votes)
  6. Import third-party sermon documents into Sermon Manager | Faithlife
  7. Native Support for Apple Silicon Processors | Faithlife
  8. Add Preaching Mode to Windows | Faithlife
  9. Use the Logos Logo on top left as the home button | Faithlife
  10. Improve sharing/collaboration in Sermon Manager | Faithlife (41 votes)

My personal favorites that have votes for them. Note that I do support several in the top 10 but view them as long projects where I'd prefer more immediate improvements.

  1. Drag and drop for Shortcut folders | Faithlife (75 votes)
  2. Reorder or remove Factbook sections | Faithlife
  3. Make all Search parameters and argument visible at once | Faithlife
  4. Support command "history" in Go box | Faithlife
  5. Option to have some layouts automatically update | Faithlife (23 votes)
  6. Outline reorder option in Sermon Builder | Faithlife
  7. Add collapse/expand all to Table of Contents sidebar in resources | Faithlife
  8. Create a bibliography from sermon document | Faithlife
  9. Fix Hebrew highlighting/notes Bug | Faithlife
  10. Add lemma data to Factbook visual filter | Faithlife (19 votes)

Bottom of the stack but worthy of consideration in my (biased) view - all currently have just 1 vote:

  1. Adjustable Font Size when Copy and Paste | Faithlife
  2. Fix Interface Inconsistencies | Faithlife
  3. Suppress empty columns in Compare Pericope | Faithlife
  4. Create Event Label Search | Faithlife
  5. Preview view for Guides and Workflows | Faithlife
  6. Intertext Context Menu link to Interactive | Faithlife
  7. Please add export to Bibliography to Search | Faithlife
  8. Filters for semantic roles and grammatical roles | Faithlife
  9. Cultural Concept Visualization | Faithlife
  10. International date format | Faithlife

Feel free to use this thread to push your favorites.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 4 2021 8:19 PM
  1. Toggle dark mode without restarting | Faithlife (allow users to change the color of the frame only (top menu, TOC...anything except the resources) to black, green, blue pink..whatever a user wants.  Changing that color would produce a restart as dark mode requires now.  For resources (resource panel options), expand the existing options to include an even darker gray and even other options.  This would not require a restart.)
  2. Drag and drop for Shortcut folders | Faithlife
  3. Allow adding notes and highlights in footnotes | Faithlife
  4. Reorder or remove Factbook sections | Faithlife
  5. Make all Search parameters and argument visible at once | Faithlife
  6. Add collapse/expand all to Table of Contents sidebar in resources | Faithlife
  7. Touch features...ability to adjust font size with fingers
  8. Add more atlas resources (and charts resources if possible) to factbook
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Armin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 5:38 AM

Although I take the risk of annoying some people with my persistence, my top request is a clean-up of the inconsistencies in the user interface:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/197602.aspx 

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 6:36 AM

Make a simple mode.

Don't argue endlessly about exactly how it looks or its limitations, just do it. I know how to use Logos more or less well, but still go to other software for quick simple searches on my phone and PC (on my PC it's hard to beat Google--so don't compete with that).

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 9:32 AM

GaoLu:

Make a simple mode.

Don't argue endlessly about exactly how it looks or its limitations, just do it. I know how to use Logos more or less well, but still go to other software for quick simple searches on my phone and PC (on my PC it's hard to beat Google--so don't compete with that).

I think this is what they intended the changes to the Factbook to provide for users. Just type something in and get quick high-level information, drill down deeper if you're interested in knowing more. I've certainly been using the Factbook a lot more since the improvements.

I'm curious to know, what are your thoughts on the changes to the Factbook? (not trying to argue)

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 9:57 AM

GaoLu:
Make a simple mode.

Agree with Kiyah. But you probably are thinking something else maybe.

I used to vote for simple. But my simple competition (OT, Laridian, Accordance) became feature-laden and slower. I just curiousity tested a basic FL app ... load and ready to do a quick search or Bible passage. FL 3 secs, OT 3.5 secs, and Laridian 4 secs. Accordance forget it (for quick use). True, google for a try-to-remember.

So, my grab-and-go now is just Biblia (FL) with a Bible and book being read. I also have Verbum for a big layout, links etc.

One thing I didn't realize is the FL mobile reference box for a resource, is also a search box.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 10:58 AM

DMB:
One thing I didn't realize is the FL mobile reference box for a resource, is also a search box.

Yep and it's pretty fast these days.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 5 2021 12:19 PM

I would prioritize the following from above:

  1. Drag and drop for Shortcut folders | Faithlife
  2. Toggle dark mode without restarting | Faithlife
  3. Use the Logos Logo on top left as the home button | Faithlife
  4. Fix Interface Inconsistencies | Faithlife
  5. Support command "history" in Go box | Faithlife

Plus these:

  1. Make Go Box return to default size after search
  2. Option for icon only shortcut folders
  3. Dark Mode: Allow different resource backgrounds
  4. Make it easier to assign link sets
  5. Remove Store Button

Long (or intermediate) term, I would like to see Faithlife make the Toolbar completely customizable and user-controlled (click the link to vote). This should include moveable and removable buttons and menus, shortcut folders with drag/drop capability (the folders themselves should be movable/draggable as well), and prioritization of what disappears from the screen when the window reduces in size (e.g. half-screen view). People have a lot of different ideas about what to do with the toolbar to best support how they work. I would like for Faithlife to review all user feedback relating to the Toolbar and create a holistic vision for how it should work (rather than just bolting things on ad hoc that we can't remove, which is the current method).

Feedback site ideas related to the Toolbar: 

https://feedback.faithlife.com/search?term=toolbar

https://feedback.faithlife.com/search?term=shortcut+folders

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