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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 4 2014 4:51 AM

Simon:

It would be nice to be able to use the hardware back and forward buttons in the Logos app. Is there a way to make that work?

I'd like to know this, too. The hardware buttons do work with iBreviary and Divine Office, as well as the built-in reading apps. Still, I think Logos/Verbum looks very good on the T68. Page-turning doesn't produce that moment of jumbled text you see on the Kindle app, for example. A little tweaking could be done on the color scheme in other parts of the Logos/Verbum app (or have some color options built-in for background and pop-ups) to enhance it for E-Ink. But, overall, I'm pleased. 

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 7 2014 9:53 AM

I'm hoping that the logos folks will invest in this technology perhaps by improving their tablet app to work well with epaper devices.  I'm considering some NICNT and OT resources, but don't want to purchase until I know I can use an epaper device for comfortable reading.

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 9:58 AM

FWIW, I have been a Logos user since the 1990's, and have owned a number of devices over the years. The T68 is, hands down, the most comfortable way to read Logos resources. You may have to tap the side of the page twice, or swipe twice, every now and then to turn a page, but that's about the only drawback. The text is very clear. You can adjust the backlight level, or turn it off completely. Some people find even the lowest light setting a little too bright, but it seems to work in Logos. In fact, in my opinion, Logos resources look better on the T68 than some eBooks on the T68's own eReader.  

The T68 itself is new and has a few odd rough edges, but those are seen mainly on other apps. I'd expect that an update will smooth out those edges. Still, I've been looking for a more comfortable way to read Logos resources, and this is the best way yet.  

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 10:09 AM

Good to hear that Mark.  Thanks for the help!

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 10:11 AM

BTW, What app do you use?  I don't have any android devices, but I was looking around at Google Play at the Logos apps, and there's a number of them.  From that, I couldn't tell which one would be most ideal for reading on an epaper device.

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 1:52 PM

Frank H:

BTW, What app do you use?  I don't have any android devices, but I was looking around at Google Play at the Logos apps, and there's a number of them.  From that, I couldn't tell which one would be most ideal for reading on an epaper device.

The Bible app is the one that corresponds to Logos Bible Software in general. I use the Verbum app, which is basically the Bible app with a few free resources for Catholics. Basically the same in function. You should be fine with Bible. I haven't tried the others, though if you are just looking to read resources, Vyrso may also work well on E-Ink.  

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Dirk Kellner | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 12:18 AM

Hi

I read about the Boox M96. It is a device with a big screen 9,7', an open android 4.0 system and google play store. Has anyone of you tried to install the logos app on this device?

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Mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 15 2014 3:29 PM

Here is another 4.x e-ink coming down the pike.

http://www.icarusreader.com

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 18 2014 8:50 AM

Pastor Mike:

Here is another 4.x e-ink coming down the pike.

http://www.icarusreader.com

Unfortunately, it appears that it doesn't have the google play store on it.  So far it seems the best option is the Onyx Boox T68 still.  It is usable, but leaves a little to be desired in terms of quality.  I really hope that we see more "open" android epaper ereaders out there.

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 13 2014 6:38 AM

The Icarus is Android 4.2.2, so this is the first e-ink reader to support Hebrew fonts in Logos, I believe. 

You can always install Logos using the APK install method until Google Play is supported. 

Here's an interesting video comparison of the T68 and the Icarus Illumina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slzy3p13LFU&list=UUNvW5N_t9Umw8-KVBsNxFaw

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Peter Montoro | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 22 2014 5:22 AM

If anyone is interested I have a T68 in like new condition that I am looking to sell and would be willing to exchange for $140 in logos credit. It has the case that boox made for it as well. I got it for logos and it worked as others have noted but I am trying to simplify my workflow and pay off my logos account.. 

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