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PL | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 11 2011 8:52 PM

Assuming Dave Dunkin and his mobile team are (or will be) working on highlighting on the iOS app now or soon, I have a request for your consideration:

In other reading (eBook) apps like Kindle for iOS, to highlight something you have to follow these steps:

1) press-hold on a word to have it selected;

2) drag one of the tiny blue round "handles" to expand the selection;

3) select the Highlight option.

I personally find this very tedious and inefficient, especially step 2 (dragging the little blue round handle).  I would like to propose that the Logos app follow a more natural and intuitive way of highlighting:

1) press a button on the screen to go into "Highlighting mode";

2) use your finger to highlight text, much the same way you would use a physical yellow highlighter;

3) press the Highlight button again to turn off "Highlighting mode".

Dave/Logos - Is this feasible?  Is this against Apple's UI standards? 

Other users - Is this preferable to the Kindle app's way of highlighting?  What's your thoughts?

Thanks for considering.

Peter

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 4:17 AM

Peter, 

I don't have an ipad so it's a little unfair for me to add my thoughts... but that never stopped me.

I agree that your description of using an on/off mode for highlighting and just dragging your finger would be an excellent way, and a more natural way of doing things.

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MJD | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 6:00 AM

 

I personally find this very tedious and inefficient, especially step 2 (dragging the little blue round handle).  I would like to propose that the Logos app follow a more natural and intuitive way of highlighting:

1) press a button on the screen to go into "Highlighting mode";

2) use your finger to highlight text, much the same way you would use a physical yellow highlighter;

3) press the Highlight button again to turn off "Highlighting mode".


YesI agree, great idea, it will be wonderful to have the highlight feature....Yes

 

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 6:41 AM

Highlighting is coming.  Dave has posted about this on the forum.  All we have to do is be patient.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 6:42 AM

Kenneth Neighoff:

Highlighting is coming.  Dave has posted about this on the forum.  All we have to do is be patient.

Right, but this is a suggestion on how to implement the coming feature.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 6:44 AM

Peter Li:
I personally find this very tedious and inefficient, especially step 2 (dragging the little blue round handle).  I would like to propose that the Logos app follow a more natural and intuitive way of highlighting:

Yes I would prefer this as well.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 7:53 AM

Thomas Black:

Kenneth Neighoff:

Highlighting is coming.  Dave has posted about this on the forum.  All we have to do is be patient.

Right, but this is a suggestion on how to implement the coming feature.

Thomas, 

I understand that this was a suggestion. 

From the reading of the forums over the past year, whenever highlighting is released, as with every release whether it be the IOS side, PC or Mac side, some will be happy about it and say so, and others will wish it was some other way and will say so.

The way I look at each release is to rejoice, because Logos has helped me in my study and made it more time efficient.  I remember the good ole days of visiting the card catalogue, then searching the catacombs in the seminary library, sometimes finding that the book I was after had  been checked out, and at other times rejoicing that I could carry it back to my table to take notes with pen and paper.

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MJD | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 7:54 AM

Kenneth Neighoff:

Highlighting is coming.  Dave has posted about this on the forum.  All we have to do is be patient.

 

Please stop WITH THE be patient! 

It has nothing to do with patience.

The OP was giving some thoughts on how to accomplish the HIGHLIGHTING proceedure.

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 8:46 AM

I'll discuss it with our interaction designer.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 3:02 PM

Thanks Dave!

Peter

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Francis Offei | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 3:14 PM

I Agree. Please share ideas they are the only way that we can move forward. I also understand that there are those who have different opinions and that is okay too. Please understand that this is only a forum for us to share ideas and not to tell others how to do their business. So lets have fun and bring in all the new ideas. Don't be offended if i steal your idea........lol okay i will give you the credit if no one knows you!

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MJD | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2011 7:59 PM

Francis Offei:

I Agree. Please share ideas they are the only way that we can move forward. I also understand that there are those who have different opinions and that is okay too. Please understand that this is only a forum for us to share ideas and not to tell others how to do their business. So lets have fun and bring in all the new ideas. Don't be offended if i steal your idea........lol okay i will give you the credit if no one knows you!

 

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Josh Clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 17 2011 10:02 PM

Thanks Dave!  I think this is a great idea for the highlighting concept for the iPad.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 21 2012 8:26 AM

Reviving this thread... iBooks 2 has just implemented finger highlighting as described above.  I hope this will make it into the new, upcoming Logos app v2.

Peter

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2012 5:17 PM

Logos 4.5 was released, highlighting and notes coming this week!

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L.D. Young | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2012 7:44 PM

This is a great idea!   Yes

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 25 2012 2:52 PM

Philana Crouch:

Logos 4.5 was released, highlighting and notes coming this week!

They've actually said it in the app store just waiting for 4.5 so I'm guessing we will get the iOS update in the next 24 hours.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 25 2012 10:28 PM

Kevin A. Purcell:

Philana Crouch:

Logos 4.5 was released, highlighting and notes coming this week!

They've actually said it in the app store just waiting for 4.5 so I'm guessing we will get the iOS update in the next 24 hours.

I hope so...hopefully Apple is having a slow day and can get it through fast.

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