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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 4:15 PM

For me the single biggest benefit of Logos ebooks via Vyrso is the ability to hover over Biblical references. No other ereader or format does that. 

Secondly, I can have a split screen with my Bible in any version...and have it link with verses in the book I'm reading. No other ereader or format does that. 

Thirdly, I can search the book (other ereaders can do that). But I can search the book by verse references (i.e. <1 John 3:1>). No other ereader or format does that

Fourthly, it is saved to the same place as the rest of my Christian digital library, on my computer, to be searchable by a very powerful search engine on PC or mobile device. No other ereader or format does that. 

Fifthly, I can access the full text of my book not only from a dedicated app on my iOS device or program on my computer, but also from the web. No other ereader or format does that

The benefits will only increase when we get syncing notes and highlights on mobile devices. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 6:04 PM

Jacob Hantla:

For me the single biggest benefit of Logos ebooks via Vyrso is the ability to hover over Biblical references. No other ereader or format does that. 

The benefits will only increase when we get syncing notes and highlights on mobile devices. 

Yes

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Alexander Cregier | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 10:37 PM

Amen!

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Wonderer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 7 2011 7:02 AM

THANK YOU LOGOS FOR ADDING VYROS!.

I have been putting off buying an ebook reader for a long time... with dyslexia, I need books read to me. So, my only option was kindle... but I was putting this off because you can't copy & paste quotations into MS Word for typing papers.  (because of this, I knew that any book I were to buy for kindle, I would want to re-buy from logos if it became available... the kindle copy for reading, and the logos copy for research & writing.) Vyros seems to be the perfect solution!

I do not normally reade fiction at all, but many academic programs and fellowship-study groups read [or require] books written at the popular level...  books that I have found available in epub & kindle, but most [or many] of which are not availble for logos.  I'm hoping vyros will help to fill this gap (agian, I consider this a gap due to the reason's listed above).

As for the e-ink screen, I can wait for tablets with comparably readable screens to be released. (Enduring the need to 'read away from direct sunlight' for a while is, for me, better than re-purchasing books and a reading device.)

In saying this, of course I'm assuming that "text-2-speech" will be enabled for vyros books just like it is for other logos books.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 7 2011 7:46 AM

Sorry Travis- This feature is not supported (at least in the two books I purchased).

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 7 2011 11:57 AM

alabama24:

Sorry Travis- This feature is not supported (at least in the two books I purchased).

You mean you are not able to use "Read aloud" function in Logos on those books?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 7 2011 12:15 PM

The "read aloud" function is not available in the two Vyrso resources I purchased. I assume this is true for all of them.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 7 2011 12:17 PM

Thank you for your quick answer. Hmm.. I hope it will come later. It is function I would like to see coming even to iPhone/iPad Logos or Vyrso.

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TomB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 9 2011 9:14 AM

It is also limited in B&N's "NOOK study" app and on Kindle. I know first hand ( I work for B&N) that this is a publisher decision. Some books will be available and some are not. Basically if the publisher makes an audio book or thinks they may want to preserve the right to make one they will not allow this feature on that title.

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Gary Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 17 2011 2:10 AM

Vyrso is exactly what I've been asking for for years. In my household we have kindles, laptops, iphones, playstations, and maybe even a few more that I'm not even aware of yet. But, I've hesitated each time I've ordered a contemporary author on the kindle or ibooks wondering when Logos might have the title available. I probably read one book per week on average, and having the titles under one umbrella for searches, word studies, and hyper-linking are all important features for me.

Last month I made the mistake of ordering the kindle version of a commentary because it was 10 dollars cheaper than the Logos version. Halfway through the class I was taking, I realized that all of the Bible quotations, other books that were quoted, and even links within the book to the appendix were not dynamic in the kindle version, but were in the Logos version. So I also downloaded the Logos version mid-semester and have not regretted it.

I do a lot of writing, so it's important for me to be able to cut and paste quotations including their citations directly from Logos into Word. Another great feature is the ability to print from Logos. I can't tell you how great it is to read David Jeremiah's latest book IN the hot tub. (without worry of my devices getting wet)

You may be able to save a few bucks for the kindle or ibooks version, but the additional coding to make the books smart under Logos is well worth the additional price.

I may still on rare occasion, buy a book for kindle or ibooks when not available on Vyrso, but if it's something that I'm going to reference in the future, I'll get it on Logos. I've been using Logos since before amazon was even founded.

Now tell me, when can we get more Rick Warren books? How 'bout Julie Carobini's novels? Ted Dekker? Herodotus? Crowder?

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 17 2011 2:48 AM

Gary Anderson:

I do a lot of writing, so it's important for me to be able to cut and paste quotations including their citations directly from Logos into Word. Another great feature is the ability to print from Logos. I can't tell you how great it is to read David Jeremiah's latest book IN the hot tub. (without worry of my devices getting wet)

You may be able to save a few bucks for the kindle or ibooks version, but the additional coding to make the books smart under Logos is well worth the additional price.

Gary, I can more than agree with you. Yes

For me the single most important advantage of Logos/Vyrso platform (not mentioned in the previous list) is the ability of taking clippings and printing (saving) of needed quotes from the boos I study. I just found in Kindle you can save your highlights but in very complicated way (not directly). Coming back to my Logos study and just taking a number of clippings, I started to be even more thankful for Logos. I hope Vyrso will keep this feature (or at least Vyrso books opened in Logos).

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 2 2011 8:41 PM

alabama24:
I don't mean to be argumentative, but "the iPad" doesn't read ANY books - only the apps can. Is there a quick and easy way to get these books you are talking about into 1) iBooks 2) Kindle reader 3) Nook Reader? These three apps download books directly from 1) Apple 2) Amazon and 3) Barnes & Noble. As far as I know, they are not interchangeable.

It is not hard to remove the DRM and use the book in the reader of your choice.  The ethical question is about legality.  Is it illegal to remove a Kindle DRM and read it in Nook for your own personal use?  That is not a simple question.  Some court decisions on music would imply that you can remove DRM legally for your own use.  Of course, you cannot legally share such files.  At any rate, it happens thousands of times a day, and the software to do it is free.

In addition there are many ebook sellers that sell books without DRM.  All the readers will read ePubs without DRM.  Just as more digital music sellers sell DRM free music, the same trend will probably happen with books.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 2 2011 9:32 PM

Michael Childs:
All the readers will read ePubs without DRM.

Michael - 

Do you mean the physical kindle reader will read ePubs? I have the kindle reader for Mac and as far as I can tell there is no (supported) way to import any books other than the ones you purchase from Amazon, which are a proprietary ePub format. 

PS - congrats on the Bulldogs win! Smile

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