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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 21 2009 5:12 PM

Hi, I don't have the app yet, because I am waiting for the gift of iPhone or iTouch . . . but I am curious: can you highlight sections like you can in "regular" Logos?

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:59 AM

seriously!  does anyone know the answer to this?  I have looked over the iPhone stuff and I don't see it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, it may just not be *ahem* highlighted.

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 9:45 AM

Highlighting is not a feature of the iPhone app.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:08 AM

Dave Dunkin:

Highlighting is not a feature of the iPhone app.

 

thank you, Dave.  Would that be a future capability?

 

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:13 AM

It's not currently on the list of planned features.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:43 AM

Dave Dunkin:

It's not currently on the list of planned features.

 

Well, then, kindly use my encouragement to place it on that list.  Here's the rationale: a main benefit of iPhone ability is to read.  In bed, in the doctor's office, waiting in line for Yanni, Soundgarden, Dreampilots tickets, and what does a person do when reading reams of important pages?  Highlights, for future reference.  I would think even simple, one color highlighing (in the very least) is a must.  Geeked  Thank you!

 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:47 AM

Dave Dunkin:

It's not currently on the list of planned features.

wow, just submitted a reply and it didn't show up.  Anyway, Dave, would you be able to generously add it to that list?  I highlight every time I read important books and I see the iPhone app as having as a main feature the ability to be more mobile with our reading.  I'd be less eager to read 40 pages in a key book (leadership, new testament studies, hermeneutics, NT Wright book, whatever) and not be able to select key texts for later review.

Seriously, could it be added?  How can we increase the chances that it will?

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:48 AM

okayyyyyyy, now it DID show up.  Sorry for the extra post.

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Chuck P. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:53 AM

As I've suggested before, when I'm away from my computer it would be very beneficial if you  could highlight, copy and paste into an Iphone note file to email it to your computer to add it to a lesson you may be preparing....sometimes your best finds and thoughts are when you are away from the computer.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:53 AM

Daniel DeVilder:

Dave Dunkin:

It's not currently on the list of planned features.

 

Well, then, kindly use my encouragement to place it on that list.  Here's the rationale: a main benefit of iPhone ability is to read.  In bed, in the doctor's office, waiting in line for Yanni, Soundgarden, Dreampilots tickets, and what does a person do when reading reams of important pages?  Highlights, for future reference.  I would think even simple, one color highlighing (in the very least) is a must.  Geeked  Thank you!

 

I second that very much.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:59 AM

Daniel DeVilder:

Dave Dunkin:

It's not currently on the list of planned features.

wow, just submitted a reply and it didn't show up.  Anyway, Dave, would you be able to generously add it to that list?  I highlight every time I read important books and I see the iPhone app as having as a main feature the ability to be more mobile with our reading.  I'd be less eager to read 40 pages in a key book (leadership, new testament studies, hermeneutics, NT Wright book, whatever) and not be able to select key texts for later review.

Seriously, could it be added?  How can we increase the chances that it will?

Daniel, I'm guessing that it will be a long-term feature that we'll see once they figure out the mobile thing. They didn't include highlighting originally in v4. I too think that long-term highlighting is one of the basic features that should be a must. The good news is that even when there is no response, they actually do read these newsgroups. I can trace almost all current features back to newsgroup conversations of the past. So keep participating...and I bet we'll see this as a feature at some point in the future.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 11:10 AM

thanks for your all's "seconding."  I think it is a "critical" feature to have on a mobile device.

Not that it matters, but when I wrote the original rationale I had used the strikethrough feature on "Yanni" and "Soundgarden" to be a bit tongue in cheek.  Somehow the strikethough didn't carry over to the post itself and it sort of creates a dorky, rather than clever, post.  lol.  yeah.  Clever.  Tongue Tied

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Wes Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 11:49 AM

I too would very much like to be able to highlight and add notes on my Iphone, as well as being able to see my notes and highlights on my Iphone from my PC. That would make mobile study and discipleship on the go much easier. I get into some really good teaching and discipling situations when I'm just out and about with people. It would be so beneficial to have my notes in my iphone app as well as having the highlights so I can quickly jump the important parts of the passage. Please consider including this on the iphone asap!


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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 12:48 PM

This is a basic feature that nearly all the iPhone Bible apps have. So let me also suggest you consider adding it. Even if it does not immediately sync with the desktop.

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John Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 2 2009 9:21 AM

I would also like to see a highlight feature. I can't read a book without highlighting and since I can't highlight in the iPhone/iPod app, it isn't of too much use to me since it feels like I have to try and remember important things and then go back to my computer and re-read what I read to find the important part and then highlight it. I might as well just wait till I'm at my computer so I only have to read it once.

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Dan Sheppard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 2 2009 8:54 PM

Hmmm.

I wonder what would happen, if we could export (or whatever means we could do it) a Logos book, so we could pull it into Kindle and read it there.  Then we could highlight it, put notes in it, and by means of downloading the Kindle PC for free, we could also read it on our desktops, as well as iPhones.  Notes and highlights would be in synch (although right now, Kindle PC does not allow highlighting, but it is on the way).

If I had a book I could buy in Kindle or buy it on Logos, my ability to highlight it and put notes would be a strong motivator.

As a marketing tool, I would think that Logos would have a competitive edge, if we were able to load a book in L4, read it, highlight it, then go to our iPhone at work (or a coffee shop, or wherever) and the same page is synched and all the highlights and notes are there, so we can continue where we left off.

Maybe easier said than done, but definitely a HIGHLY desired item by many customers, if I read these forums right.

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Jason Mc | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 30 2010 1:46 AM

yes highlighting would be great.

I am enjoying using the kindle app, highlighting key ideas and quotes, then later on my laptop, using the kindle mac app to see the highlights and then journal about them, or copy and organise them for sermon quotes/illustrations.

When reading a book on the iphone app, it is tedious to keep going back to another notes app to jot down some ideas.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Sullivan | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 30 2010 5:18 AM

I don't understand why one person at Logos says Highlighting is not on the list and then another (the CEO) says it is.  See this post from the end of March:

http://community.logos.com/forums/p/12807/109536.aspx#109536

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 30 2010 7:21 AM

In November it was not a planned feature. By March, it was.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 30 2010 7:24 AM

Michael Sullivan:
I don't understand why one person at Logos says Highlighting is not on the list and then another (the CEO) says it is

 

Like at most companies, the CEO's vote wins. Big Smile

 

 

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