A new version of Logos Bible Software for Windows began shipping on Monday, December 6. Version 4.2 is the sixth major update since we launched Logos 4 last year. Like all previous updates, version 4.2 is a free download for all Logos 4 Windows users.
How Do You Get It?
If you have automatic updating enabled (screenshot), which is the default setting, Logos 4 will notify you that updates are ready to be installed. When you see the balloon tooltip window, right-click on the Logos icon in your system tray and choose to “Install update” (screenshot). If Logos 4 hasn’t downloaded the update by the end of the day, type Update Now into the Command Bar (screenshot). This will force Logos 4 to check for any available updates (screenshot) and begin downloading them.
What’s New in Logos 4.2?
Version 4.2 brings a number of important new features—many of which are in direct response to your requests. Here are the major ones:
- Column “Paged” View
“Show paged view” panel menu option available to toggle paged mode on or off (or Ctrl+Shift+P). “Show paged view” will display more than one column, depending on the width of the panel (scrollbars removed).
- “Last Updated” date for resources
Added a column that will display the “Last Updated” date for a resource. (Right-click on a column header to view list and select Last Updated.) This column will initially populate with the current date. In the future, whenever a resource file is discovered (new file or new version of an existing file), Last Updated will reflect that new date.
- Added “Passage Guide” to Smart Tag menu
- Added “Import Syntax Searches” and “Import Delete Syntax Searches” commands.
There were also some nice little improvements made to Printing export, Biblical People/Places/Things, Text Comparison, Prayer Lists, and Notes—just to name a few.
Time to Upgrade to Logos 4?
Are you still running Logos 3 (or the old Logos Library System!)? If so, now would be a great time to upgrade to Logos 4. Not only has Logos 4 improved significantly over the last eleven months, but we’re currently having great discounts on base packages and base package upgrades. And we’re far from done improving Logos 4.To see some of what’s coming, check out the list of additional features we plan to add.