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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:25 AM

What are the advantages of the desktop app over an iPad? What can you do on a desktop that you cannot do on iPad?

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:54 AM

Hi Michael

If you want to get something of a feel for the Desktop App. Set Safari to run the Web App while your iPad is Screen Mirroring to a good sized TV or monitor. It still won't be the same as the Desktop App but you will experience a little of the Desktop 'feel'.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 2:38 PM

Michael Kinch:

What are the advantages of the desktop app over an iPad? What can you do on a desktop that you cannot do on iPad?

Things such as:

  • the complete range of search options including morph and syntax searches
  • access all Guide sections, not just a subset
  • have access to more functionality when offline
  • more flexible and multi-panelled layouts
  • more functionality in terms of linking resources
  • access Theology and Counselling Guides
  • create and manipulate collections
  • use the full range of Interactives
  • set up custom reading plans
  • use the sermon manager tool
  • add tags and ratings to resources

I'm sure I've missed a lot of obvious things but hopefully that gives a flavour.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 3:30 PM

Awesome, thanks Graham. Yes that is very helpful.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 7:12 PM

In February of 2021 I moved from my iPad to a 13.3 in. Dell XPS laptop. It's small enough to use instead of a tablet while waiting in the car as my wife shops or in a medical office. It has the HUGE advantage of containing not only all the functionality Graham mentions but also my entire library. It's the best thing I could have done with my stimulus check (being blessed already with daily bread in spite of the pandemic).

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 8:29 PM

Another key difference for some people is that the desktop app allows you to work with your personal books but the iPad app doesn't.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 1 2021 10:39 PM

The great joy for me is that when I am working on my desktop, whatever references I've been opening are readily visible in my iPad library. This gives me some real momentum if I happen to be away from my desktop app. This is especially true for commentaries and whatever other book I am trying to work through.

Logos on iPad is very cool!

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 2 2021 8:07 AM

Steve Maling:

In February of 2021 I moved from my iPad to a 13.3 in. Dell XPS laptop. It's small enough to use instead of a tablet while waiting in the car as my wife shops or in a medical office. It has the HUGE advantage of containing not only all the functionality Graham mentions but also my entire library. It's the best thing I could have done with my stimulus check (being blessed already with daily bread in spite of the pandemic).

Thanks Steve.  This is very helpful and good advice.  I will probably go with it. I use my iPad when I am in church or if I want to sit on my couch (my office is downstairs). There is definitely a big advantage of a laptop over an iPad but up till now I have felt that a laptop is too big to cart around with me.  I think your suggestion may be what I need.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 2 2021 8:22 AM

How much memory should I look for in a laptop for my Logos library?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 2 2021 12:22 PM

Michael Kinch:

How much memory should I look for in a laptop for my Logos library?

Check out the system requirements here: Logos Minimum System Requirements – Logos Help Center 

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Bob | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 2 2021 12:37 PM

Bill Anderson:

Michael Kinch:

How much memory should I look for in a laptop for my Logos library?

Check out the system requirements here: Logos Minimum System Requirements – Logos Help Center 

Make sure you get a Solid State Drive (SSD).  That is THE number one requirement!  And the minimum requirements that just that, minimum.  I would get at least 32GB RAM also.

Bob

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 2 2021 5:59 PM

Hello, Michael, For "carting around" I have an  "Ace Slim Brief" with "Fully padded compartment" that "fits 11" - 13>3 " Chromebooks/Laptops" from www.solo-ny.com 

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 3 2021 5:01 AM

Steve Maling:

Hello, Michael, For "carting around" I have an  "Ace Slim Brief" with "Fully padded compartment" that "fits 11" - 13>3 " Chromebooks/Laptops" from www.solo-ny.com 

Thanks Steve. I have contacted them about shipping to Canada. How long does the battery on your Dell XPS typically last?

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 3 2021 8:51 AM

Good morning, Michael. I'm disappointed in the time between charges. I haven't really timed it, but it seems to be only a few hours. I have "Battery Saver" on, but then I turn around and sync anyway. You can tell I really don't know what I'm talking about on length of charge.Sad But I do know this is the best tech purchase I've made to date (age 85; almost 20 good years with Logos).

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 3 2021 9:24 AM

Steve Maling:

Good morning, Michael. I'm disappointed in the time between charges. I haven't really timed it, but it seems to be only a few hours. I have "Battery Saver" on, but then I turn around and sync anyway. You can tell I really don't know what I'm talking about on length of charge.Sad But I do know this is the best tech purchase I've made to date (age 85; almost 20 good years with Logos).

Thanks Steve. I am not surprised. In my experience most laptops do not have a long battery life. However newer laptops tend to have a longer battery charge time than older laptops that I have owned. https://www.cnet.com/pictures/cnet-labs-laptops-and-hybrids-with-the-best-battery-life/6/  lists  Dell XPS 13 9370 (2020) battery charge time at 686 minutes, or 11 hours, 26 minutes.

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 3 2021 1:39 PM

Michael, one option to consider is a hybrid approach. I leave my desktop on all the time, and use my iPad Pro to remote into my desktop to use the full power of Logos.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 1:48 AM

Michael Kinch:
However newer laptops tend to have a longer battery charge time than older laptops that I have owned.

While this is generally true beware of quoted times if you start streaming worship services or airplaying videos etc you will find that the charge drops dramatically.

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Mike

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 8:16 AM

Justin Gatlin:

Michael, one option to consider is a hybrid approach. I leave my desktop on all the time, and use my iPad Pro to remote into my desktop to use the full power of Logos.

Thanks Justin

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 4 2021 8:17 AM

Mike Binks:

Michael Kinch:
However newer laptops tend to have a longer battery charge time than older laptops that I have owned.

While this is generally true beware of quoted times if you start streaming worship services or airplaying videos etc you will find that the charge drops dramatically.

Thanks Mike. Yes I totally agree. Expected battery time certainly depends on the your useage.

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David Grooms | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 8 2021 6:58 AM

Will Logos be available on a new iPad Pro with the M1 in a desktop version?

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