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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 12:30 AM
Logos on the iPhone, definitely. I'd even like to see more "features" make it INTO the iPhone app (searching, reports, etc.), even if that means storing my books on the cloud somewhere. Since I'm always connected to the network, streaming my books even over EDGE wouldn't be too bad, allowing powerful searching while not having to load 2,000 books from my internal memory. Simply put. The power of Libonix. The Simplicity of iPhone. That actually sounds a little good for the Mac as well... The power of Libronix. The simplicity of Macintosh. Maybe it's time to release "Series X" on the Mac as "Series X (10)". :-) OK, now I'm letting my marketing mind wander...

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Joe K | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 5:56 AM

Phil,

I use to be one that really wanted Logos on my PDA.  Years ago, i suggested an addon within Logos to transfer titles from Logos Resources to the PDA.  Even do a one-time charge per resource.  Not many would like that. :-)  But, that is how much i wanted my Logos resources with me on the go.  At one time, i would have purchased any mobile device if it supported Logos.

However, i have adapted, first to a Tablet-PC and now to using the mini netbooks.  I have 160GB of space for all my resources.  Plus, it is basically powerful enough to do my studies while traveling. 

So, I am not as excited as i would have been years ago about the prospect of Logos now being on non-windows devices.  I am glad though, for those who do want this ability.

God bless!

JoeK

 

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 7:58 AM

JosephMKreifels:

Phil,

I use to be one that really wanted Logos on my PDA.  Years ago, i suggested an addon within Logos to transfer titles from Logos Resources to the PDA.  Even do a one-time charge per resource.  Not many would like that. :-)  But, that is how much i wanted my Logos resources with me on the go.  At one time, i would have purchased any mobile device if it supported Logos.

However, i have adapted, first to a Tablet-PC and now to using the mini netbooks.  I have 160GB of space for all my resources.  Plus, it is basically powerful enough to do my studies while traveling. 

So, I am not as excited as i would have been years ago about the prospect of Logos now being on non-windows devices.  I am glad though, for those who do want this ability.

God bless!

JoeK

 

I can understand you very well. If new Apple 10 inch Tablet will run on a regular OS, than I will not need any iPhone/PDA Logos. I will just use Windows version in my notebook and MAC version in the little Tablet. If however it comes with the iPhone type of the OS, than we need Logos to be on that platform badly. I think other companies are just waiting and prepared to come with their own similar thing. It will be a Kindle alternative for us, plus more universal tool for some other things, not only reading and listening. We will see. The bottom line is, we need some way to read Logos books on other (smaller) than classical notebook devices. Will pocket 10 inch hand-held device support regular Windows/MAC OS in the future? Would be nice.

Bohuslav

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 8:00 AM

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Craig Haworth | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 9:43 AM

Accessing some of my purchased bibles (NASB, Tanakh, Interlinears, etc) on a mobile device would be nice when needing to do a quick search.  I use both an iPod touch and a Blackberry. It would be great to have a mobile app for both.

Additionally, I would consider buying a Kindle or Sony reader if I could access my libronics library  on it.  I would love to just sit and read some of the titles in my library but it's hard to get comfortable with a laptop.  Personally, gaining access to my entire library on one of these electronic reader devices would be even more valuable than a small mobile device like an iPhone, touch, or Blackberry. I believe my principle use of a mobile device would to do quick searches or perusals of small passages; the screen on mobile devices is not conducive to lengthy reading in my opinion.

Thanks

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Paul Graham | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 9:43 AM

I would just echo the sentiments that the library is the key thing. Most people doing serious research or sermon prep on the move do it on a laptop. The exegetical database and word study engines would be a lot of work and horsepower for limited payback.

But there is a real win-win for logos to make the library accessible on iphone, windows mobile, android, etc.  The key features being the ability for the program to remember where you are in each book. perhaps multiple bookmarks per book, and some sort of note/commenting system (even a yellow highlighter would be nice).

I concur with a previous poster that extending the "consumability" of the library should almost certainly result in significantly increased book/commentary sales for logos.  I currently don't buy books for logos exactly because I don't read on my desktop, or my laptop.. but I do read *a lot* on my iphone... I don't know why its different, but it is.

 

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Herman Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 7:26 PM

Completely agree.  As other commenters noted, I don't need to do serious research, I wouild simply like to use my library on the go (train and airplane).

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David Doyle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 12 2009 8:02 PM

I think more than anything I want to be able to read the books in my Logos library on my handheld - I use both a Blackberry Tour and an iPod Touch.  If the notes and current position could be synced like the Kindle I'd be ecstatic. 

There are so many books in the Logos list that I'd get if I could read when I was not at my computer.

 

Thanks for thinking of making Logos mobile

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Matthew Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 13 2009 9:35 AM

I'm sure you've already looked at existing iPhone Bible readers but if I may, I'd like to put a plug in for an interface similar to that of Olive Tree. A Logos application that would mimic the functionality of Olive Tree would be absolutely perfect. The only difference would be that one's account would be more dynamically linked to their library rather than having the library stored on the device. I'd definitely be willing to fork over more money to have a seamless mobile version of Logos!

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Tony Ramsek | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 14 2009 1:23 PM

Hello everyone! I've been a faithful Logos user since the early days and would love to see Logos on Windows Mobile. I thought I'd chime in here because in contrast to the many fine folks who stated they would like to simply read Logos books and not do serious study on their mobile devices, I would most definitely enjoy using the Passage Guide, the Exegetical Guide and the Word Study guide on my smartphone (currently a Samsung Omnia).

I do not think it would overpower today's mobile CPUs because one of the 10 mobile Bible apps I use is BibleLink (see www.Biblelink.us) and it has split second search capability to search dozens of books and Bibles for a search term. I think they used some amazing word based compression techniques to achieve this.

If Logos could have this engine, it would be very fast to search through even large libraries. In fact the search will return its results in an 'almost' Passage Guide manner. First it lists the verse in every version, then the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, then the commentaries on that verse. I highly recommend someone from Logos download this and see what it can do.

May the Lord bless you all!

Tony

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 14 2009 2:44 PM

Question number 3 on the survey is a bit difficult to understand...do you mean how much would we pay as a one time fee?  How much would we be willing to pay per month?

Important on a mobile device is to be able to read the library of books we own and perhaps be able to search for information quickly.

 

 

 

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Esther Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 15 2009 5:31 AM

On the survey I said I'd like to have the passage guide and exegetical guide, but wanted to make the point that I would be very happy with a reader...even one book at a time.  I have a ton of books I want to read, but don't want to or can't sit at the computer for those hours.  Having a book on my Blackberry to read while waiting for students or for a Dr.'s appointment would be wonderful!

Thanks for hearing us!

Esther

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Scott K | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 15 2009 3:22 PM

Having recently taken ownership of a Kindle ebook reader, I now see that I may actually sit down and read a number of my "Logos books" (more popular or devotional in nature, not reference works), books I'd never sit down to read on my laptop's screen.  Allowing for a relatively easy and approved means of converting/exporting the books we already have liscensed to be read on other devices would be wonderful.   Living overseas, reading these books (and not having to carry them with us in their paper form) was part of the purpose of purchasing Logos books anyway.  Looking forward to seeing what develops.

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James Garriss | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 15 2009 7:16 PM

Totally agree with Scott K.  I study on my iMac, where I have plenty of space to read and think and write.  Having my Libronix library on my iPod Touch (or perhaps on the new iTablet, whatever it is) would be a great way to read books in my Libronix library that I would not otherwise read.  I just don't read books at the computer; books are meant to be portable.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 15 2009 8:35 PM

Perhaps it is possible to create an application that would allow the user to convert a title in his/her library to a portable format that can be read on an e reader or other device.  if this were possible, it would of course have to include whatever security needed to make sure the converted file was not available to anyone except those who own the actual title.  This option could be made available in future versions of Libronix but would only be feasable if the conversion had the security measures needed to protect copyright infringements.  Some titles in Libronix are in the public domain.  These files could be readily available in a pdf form as they are already in the public domain and probably can be found somewhere.  PBB books should certainly be allowed to be converted to a portable format.  Just some brainstorming ideas...

Finally if you tie down a portable format to one particular device (such as Kindle), it may not be very wise.  I read an article today that suggested that Kindle's popularity may be short lived as other devices such as blackberry etc begin to compete...

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Lionel B Dyck | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 16 2009 12:16 PM

I've been very happy with the Laridian PocketBible and am anxiously (but patiently) awaiting their iPhone release now that my Windows Mobile device is history and I have an iPhone.

Perhaps Logos could partner with Laridian on the mobile platform. Craig has done outstanding work supporting Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and other mobile devices and has what looks to be an excellent beta for the iPhone. Such a partnership would benefit both companies (imho) and glorify our Lord by providing a world-class tool that works across Mac, Windows and many mobile devices.

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Steven Yu | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 21 2009 6:05 AM

For those who are interested, Ligonier have just published their ESV Reformation Study Bible on the iPhone interface

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/2009/08/the-reformation-study-bible-iphone-app-now-available.html

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free", John 8:32.
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Lionel B Dyck | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 22 2009 9:00 AM

Laridian is releasing an iPhone version soon - it will be free and allow you access to every book that you've purchased for any other mobile platform which you can then download for local viewing.

http://blog.laridian.com/?p=159

 

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Joshua Portwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 26 2009 8:36 AM

To whom it may concern:

  I have enjoyed using Logos for 95% of my research needs while studying towards a Master of Divinity.  Because of the difficulty of reading on the screen, I have to print everything that I want to read.  While this is functional, albeit not ideal, for research, it is entirely impractical in regards to popular literature.  Unfortunately this rules out the wonderful offer of the Nelson Unlock Bundle.  

  A very good solution to this is to create a plugin that would export an entire text (or a selection thereof) to a single, paired digital reader.  This plugin would export to Sony's Digital Readers (PRS 505, 705, etc), Amazon's Kindles, iPhone, etc.  If necessary, Logos could charge for the plugin, or charge a slightly higher price for the resource to enable the ability to export it into a digital reader, depending on licensing agreements between Logos and the individual publishers.  If the latter is the means through which this is made possible, please allow those who have purchased resources to be considered for a small, one-time fee to "convert" their resources into the version allowing export.  

  I have to agree with Andre DeMoraes who said, "If I can only read it when I am at home then I will die before I read even 10% of it and I will not have much incentive to grow my library beyond what is feasibly consumable." (Please see http://community.logos.com/forums/p/548/5117.aspx#5117 for quotation).  I recently purchased a Sony PRS 505, and it is very comfortable and natural to read, even in daylight.   If I were able to search my library of resources through Logos then export the selection and/or the entire book into my PRS 505, then I would purchase the Nelson Unlock Bundle and many other bundles immediately. 

Thank you,

~Joshua M. Portwood

Master of Divinity Student, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

SGT, USA

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 26 2009 11:27 AM

The more I think about it I agree With Andre, Joshua, and others that being able t export the books to a eReader like a Kindle or Sony type device will definitely provide an enhancement and encouragement to increase our libraries.

In Christ,

Ken

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