Option to Keep In-Line Notes Disabled on Books; Plus Make Store Links Not as Prominent

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 19 2019 1:25 PM

Recently in the Logos 8 app, it's enabling in-line notes automatically on every book I open, plus at times the setting doesn't save for some books and comes back each time I launch the app (but not always).

Since I have a couple of large verse by verse notebooks, it makes the performance of loading books horrendous. I actually had to dig out a print version of the book and consult it while I waited for the Logos app to attempt to load the book with in-line notes.

If an option can be added to all of the Faithlife family of mobile apps allowing to set all books not to display i-line notes by default, then allowing me to enable them on the books I need them on, that'd be great.

Also, in some apps like the Logos app, the Store button is too prominent. It's in the library, in the settings pop out menu, and in the main toolbar at the bottom of the screen. That's a little excessive. I'd pick one place to add it and just put it there, plus possibly a prompt for first-time downloaders of the app who haven't registered for a free Faithlife account yet to remind them they can purchase some popular titles in the Store.

Those of us with 10,000+ book libraries and longtime Faithlife/Logos customers have no use for the Store since we'd rather go through Logos.com and our sales reps directly versus iTunes billing. It's just an excessive icon that could be used for more critical Bible study links (like maybe the search icon at the bottom).

Nathan Parker

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 1:14 AM

Nathan Parker:
Since I have a couple of large verse by verse notebooks, it makes the performance of loading books horrendous.

Is this with local or online resources (or both)?

Nathan Parker:
the Store button is too prominent. It's in the library, in the settings pop out menu, and in the main toolbar at the bottom of the screen. That's a little excessive.

We had this fight during the beta. Apparently, the stats are that there lots of mobile app users who don't go through the desktop-first path and therefore it makes sense to keep/make it prominent. Perhaps if a user's library has sufficient resources (e.g. >500) there could be a toggle in the settings menu that would allow a user to switch that button between store/notes/search!

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 8:45 PM

Reuben Helmuth:

Nathan Parker:
Since I have a couple of large verse by verse notebooks, it makes the performance of loading books horrendous.

Is this with local or online resources (or both)?

Nathan Parker:
the Store button is too prominent. It's in the library, in the settings pop out menu, and in the main toolbar at the bottom of the screen. That's a little excessive.

We had this fight during the beta. Apparently, the stats are that there lots of mobile app users who don't go through the desktop-first path and therefore it makes sense to keep/make it prominent. Perhaps if a user's library has sufficient resources (e.g. >500) there could be a toggle in the settings menu that would allow a user to switch that button between store/notes/search!

It is with both, although online resources are more prominent since it is streaming the resource, then attempting to load Notes.

I agree a toggle would be good. I'm fine with newbies needing to know about the store, but for those of us with large libraries, it's wasted space I could have other shortcuts on. 

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 27 2019 3:22 PM

The automatic enabling of Notes happened again, butchering the performance of the apps again. I really need FL to offer a way to disable this.

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2019 1:30 PM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Nathan!

Today we have opened a case to fix this bug.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2019 5:39 PM

Joe McCune (Faithlife):

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Nathan!

Today we have opened a case to fix this bug.

Great. Thanks! That'll make life way easier when attempting to load books on the go.

Nathan Parker

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