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rog | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 23 2012 6:02 AM

Am I missing something significant? I open Vyrso on my iphone and it looks an awful lot like Logos on my iPhone. I can get the same books either place and less functionality with Vyrso. What is the point of Vyrso? Someone please explain to me.... Thanks.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 6:12 AM

Unless Logos makes some major change in the platform, of one of the software apps, if you have one, you do not need the other. I have Logos and Faithlife Study Bible App on my phone and tablet. 

That is sufficient for me.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 6:16 AM

rog:

Am I missing something significant? I open Vyrso on my iphone and it looks an awful lot like Logos on my iPhone. I can get the same books either place and less functionality with Vyrso. What is the point of Vyrso? Someone please explain to me.... Thanks.

Vyrso is various things. You seem to refer to an iphone-app of this name. This really is a more reading-focused version of the Logos app - some people would agree with "less functionality", others may regard taking away features and complexity they don't want & need as a plus. In short: if you don't like it, don't use it.

Way beyond this, Vyrso is a second distribution channel of Logos, where commercial christian ebooks are sold, generated from the publishers' ePub versions and enriched with automatic bible reference tagging. Prices are often competitive towards Amazon kindle versions and production is much faster than the complete tagging of "real" Logos ressources. See http://vyrso.com for more infos, including free ebooks etc.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 6:45 AM

rog:
What is the point of Vyrso? Someone please explain to me.... Thanks.

I think Mick did a good job explaining it but I will add a couple of things. Vyrso (both the app & store) are really intended for a new market which may overlap with Logos at some points. Vyrso is a "trade book" eStore, where you will find the kinds of books that you would see at your local "Christian" book store. Logos books, on the other hand, are generally more academic in nature, and would take up a very small section at your local store (if they have them at all). 

Vyrso books range from "Amish Romance Novels" to "Apocalyptic Thrillers" to "Christian Living." The usefulness of these books within Logos is varied. I was able to get a book on Robin Hood for example. There is little reason for me to have that book in Logos. I have also been able to build a very useful collection of books on marital and parenting issues. Those books are VERY useful to me in Logos. 

One reason to have both apps is to segregate downloaded resources. I put books like Hood on Vyrso, but my "study books" I download in the Logos app (when needed). My Vyrso library is always filtered to show me just my Vyrso books. You can do this with the syntax edition:e in your library search box. 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 7:26 AM

alabama24:
One reason to have both apps is to segregate downloaded resources.

This is what I have done.  I have used Vyrso to download the "reading" books that especially my wife and children would enjoy, but not want to mess around with Logos.  My wife likes things very simple and a clean interface.  In our home, we don't currently have internet, so she can easily see the books that are downloaded and choose one to read.  I think she'd not sift much through the long library list (yeah, she could use "search", but that only works if she KNOWS a book she wants).  When we can afford internet again, we can simulate this downloaded list by turning off wireless.  I do hope they get a way to list or group books . . . organize . . . even when Vyrso is online.

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 8:24 AM

Dan DeVilder:

alabama24:
One reason to have both apps is to segregate downloaded resources.

This is what I have done.  I have used Vyrso to download the "reading" books that especially my wife and children would enjoy, but not want to mess around with Logos.  My wife likes things very simple and a clean interface.  In our home, we don't currently have internet, so she can easily see the books that are downloaded and choose one to read.  I think she'd not sift much through the long library list (yeah, she could use "search", but that only works if she KNOWS a book she wants).  When we can afford internet again, we can simulate this downloaded list by turning off wireless.  I do hope they get a way to list or group books . . . organize . . . even when Vyrso is online.

 

I went a step further and created a free Logos account for my wife.  All Vyrso books that one or both of us would find interesting to read, but which I don't want in Logos (esp. fiction/novels, etc), get purchased under that account...anything that I do want in Logos gets purchased in my account.  Our Vyrso apps on our phones point to her account, while our Logos and FaithLife apps point to my account.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 8:41 AM

Ron:
I went a step further and created a free Logos account for my wife.

i like your approach, and had never considered that next step.  Right now it'd be a little complicated because we share my ipad, and I like having certain "reading books" for me available on vyrso that are already part of my account.  But it is a good idea, especially if she had her own ipad or whatever.  She does have an ipod touch, but does not keep it too updated or read much from it.

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