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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 28 2013 3:42 PM
It would be wonderful if Logos would tweek and update Logos 5 to make a version that was more touch screen friendly.

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David Meyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 1 2013 7:37 AM
I agree! It does go further than just tablets. The price of touch screen monitors are coming down and as they become affordable more desktop users will want touch capability. It really is a request for being windows 8 compatible. I have been patiently waiting for the handwriting module to be fixed. The new notes module was a step backwards for me on my tablet. I have been told that the handwriting module will be addressed in 5.3. I must be in the minority as a user of handwriting.
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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 1 2013 8:01 AM

I would think (and I might be wrong) that the current Logos platform on Windows will need to be rebuild before it becomes scalable from desktop mode to a more touch friendly interface.

In the meantime, Logos might do some band-aid fixes.

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David Meyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 1 2013 4:11 PM
I probably should have said windows 8 compatible, I am personally not interested in a Windows Metro app ... so not a rebuild just having it work using the functionality of most other windows apps (Office 2013 is not a Metro app). And really for me the notes module is my main concern. I was told that the module was rebuilt to be cross platform compatible. In doing so they are no longer using the windows input interface and lost some functionality (handwriting and navigation). Overall finger scrolling can be choppy, not always smooth. It would be nice to enlarge or shrink window contents with finger gestures (some mods you can). Between my desktop and my Samsung slate I spend several hours a day with "Logos" it has been a blessing from God to my studies and ministry. Not always good at practicing patience ...
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Daniel R Bartholomew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 2 2013 6:16 AM
I will second this! I love my Surface Pro, and ache for more touch-screen capabilities in Logos 5!
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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 2 2013 7:34 AM

I've used touch on Logos4 part-time and Logos5 almost full time.  

I notice the current beta seems to begin starting to build in touch fundamentals (I'm not beta ... instead carateen).  

There's two areas that would make touch a whole lot easier (and that I very much doubt they'll ever do):

- Make the 'system' panels uniformly finger touch scrollable (currently some are; some aren't; all my resources panes are)

- Add a small popup verse chooser.  I know ... I can bring up the fake keyboard. But I've really gotten used to a verse chooser 
    well back into the Microsoft pre-smartphone days.   They're pretty standard-ish.  Keeping up with the pastor while
    hunting and pecking is not easy at all.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 2 2013 6:57 PM

Daniel R Bartholomew:
I will second this! I love my Surface Pro, and ache for more touch-screen capabilities in Logos 5!

Daniel, Is it worth the cost and effort to buy a Surface pro primarily to use with Logos?  Or would you recommend waiting until Logos is more touch friendly?

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Daniel R Bartholomew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 2 2013 8:55 PM
Michael Childs:

Daniel R Bartholomew:
I will second this! I love my Surface Pro, and ache for more touch-screen capabilities in Logos 5!

Daniel, Is it worth the cost and effort to buy a Surface pro primarily to use with Logos?  Or would you recommend waiting until Logos is more touch friendly?

For me, yes, it was definitely worth it. However, I needed to get a new PC anyway, and I wanted a hybrid tablet/PC (which the Surface Pro is). I've loved the Tablet/PC since getting my Acer Travelmate C110 ten years ago, and even then I used Logos on it. I think the Surface Pro 2, now available, addresses some of the weaknesses in the original Surface Pro--longer battery life, etc. But you do pay a premium. For me, it is worth it because it takes the place of two devices: my iPad is now gathering dust, and my old laptop sits in its bag. You'll have to judge for yourself what you need. I don't use it solely for Logos, but it's one of the main applications I use. I wish it were more touch-friendly, but I can work it pretty good even without it. Still, I think there's something missing, and would love to see Logos 6.0 have full touch/gesture capabilities.
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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 2 2013 9:12 PM

Daniel R Bartholomew:
I don't use it solely for Logos, but it's one of the main applications I use. I wish it were more touch-friendly, but I can work it pretty good even without it. Still, I think there's something missing, and would love to see Logos 6.0 have full touch/gesture capabilities.

Will add this thread to one I created for suggestions as to what should be in 6.0. 

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