Bible study just got better with the updated Logos Bible app for iPhone and iPad. The app is redesigned to be more user friendly and better for groups. New features include a reworked home page, customizable reading plans, Faithlife-connected Community Notes, and additional panels for split-screen viewing.
If you haven’t downloaded the redesigned Bible app, don’t wait any longer! It helps you experience fuller, richer Bible study wherever you go—and it’s absolutely free.
Community Notes: Share verse-by-verse thoughts and comments with anyone in your Faithlife community. Passages mentioned by your friends, your church, and Christian leaders show up marked with an icon.
Reading plans: Customize your reading plans with versatile templates to keep your studying on schedule, and then share your personalized plans with others.
Highlighting: Mark the text your way with more than 80 colors and symbols.
Languages: Access the Bible’s original Greek and Hebrew with a simple tap-and-hold on any word. You’ll instantly see the term’s lemma and morphology.
Split screen: Study any secondary resource side by side with your favorite Bible. Both panels scroll in sync, so you’re always in the right place.
Word studies: Learn more about a Greek or Hebrew word by running a Bible word study. Logos 4 links the text to dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references and lets you compare translations.
Free books:Get 44 resources for free when you download the Logos app. Then open up 25 more free books by creating a Logos.com account.
Proclaim has uploaded a new collection of 6 free Memorial Day templates to bring continuity to this Sunday’s service. With the free Memorial Day collection you’ll get the following slides:
Happy Memorial Day (pictured)
Bible slide—Lay out your verses on custom made Scripture slides
Sermon title slide
Song slide—Perfect template for your worship songs
Standard Memorial Day background slide—Ideal for announcements, tithes, prayer time, or anything else you need to communicate
This new Memorial Day series is just one of 12 free templates available in Proclaim. You can also upload your own art, or subscribe to Graceway Media and choose from more than 10,000 breathtaking backgrounds. With Proclaim, your Sunday morning presentations will look amazing—and come together seamlessly.
To try this content out for your church service, simply download Proclaim and log in with your Logos account details. Select NEW to start a new presentation and grab the Memorial Day template to customize for your own service.
You’ll need an On Air license to use Proclaim with your church, but with prices starting at only $10 a month there has never been a better time to get started!
Yes, you read that right. Sync your reading plans from your PC or Mac to your Android phone or tablet! Take your daily readings with you—wherever you go. Get caught up on your reading in the waiting room, at the DMV, or anywhere else you have internet access.
You can follow along with daily reminders on your Logos 4 homepage or on your Android device.
Other Changes in Android 1.0
There are a number of changes in the first non-beta release of the app. We’ve improved navigation (optimized for tablets) as well as improved UI styling, synced favorites, and saved searches. You can see a complete list in the “What’s New” tab on Google Play.
A Serious App for Serious Bible Study
The Logos Android app provides you the tools for serious study on the go. With the Android app you have:
1. Bible Word Studies
Get a stronger understanding of a passage with original language tools.
2. Passage Guides
Pull up a detailed report for any verse with cross-references, commentaries, media resources, and text comparisons.
3. Free Resources
Access up to 67 free resources when you sign in with a Logos account.
4. Advanced Search Capabilities
Search your entire library for a phrase or passage.
5. Customized Reading
Link two panels together so you can read your Bible and commentary together—and never lose your place.
Carry a Library in Your Pocket
Combine the free Logos Android app with a Logos base package and enjoy access to an expansive Bible study library—wherever you happen to be. Already have a base package? Grow your mobile library with nearly 20,000 Bibles, commentaries, reference guides, Christian living books, and more—all available from Logos and Vyrso.
You can get more information about the Logos app on our Android page.
Proclaim is church presentation software which is going to change the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a presentation.
With this newly developed, cloud-based software, your weekly presentations are available online for contributions from every member of your team. This fully collaborative worship solution allows pastors, worship leaders, church admins, and other team members to access and edit the presentation throughout the week.
Because your presentation is online, you can access or present from any internet connected computer. Your presentations are fully cached on your computer once they are opened, so even if you lose internet connection during the service, your presentation will not be affected.
Proclaim connects directly to your CCLI Song Select account to easily pull in song lyrics. There is no more going out to the internet to copy and paste lyrics hoping they are correct. Simply connect your Song Select account and type the song name, and Proclaim takes care of the rest.
Go to ProclaimOnline.com for information, screenshots, and to download your free Proclaim beta.
Once you download Proclaim, you will be prompted to:
Set up a new group—Simply create a group with a name which is specific to your church or worship team. At this point, you can invite others into the group using their email addresses or they can download Proclaim and find your group by name.
Enter any pertinent account information—Here is where you would enter in your CCLI Song Select or Graceway Media account.
Purchase an “On Air” license—Your “On Air” license allows your Proclaim presentations to be exhibited. You can purchase your “On Air” license at any time during the beta period and take advantage of introductory pricing. If you do purchase an “On Air” license, you will not be billed until the end of the beta period.
Start creating your first presentation.
When putting together your presentations, you can subscribe to content from Graceway Media, purchase content à la carte from within Proclaim, or upload your own media and backgrounds. Do you want to see what in-store media will look like in your presentation? All you have to do is add the media and preview the presentation to see it in context before purchasing. Between the background images, smart media, and video loops available in the store, you are sure to find the right creative elements for your service. As a bonus, you will find some free media to use in Proclaim during the free beta period.
A Note for Logos 4 Users
With Proclaim, pastors can send their Scripture and teaching illustrations directly from within Logos 4. Incorporating content from Logos 4 is as easy as right clicking on an image or verse and hitting “Send To Proclaim.” Your content will automatically post when you have Proclaim running and open in the background.
Keeping Proclaim free through 2011 is as simple as clicking “Like” on Proclaim’s Facebook page! Once you “Like” the page, you’ll see how to enter to win an iPhone 4Sorbe one of ten churches to win Proclaim FREE for a year.
If we reach 11k fans by 11/11, Proclaim will remain FREE through the end of 2011. So tell your ministry staff, worship team, fellow worship leaders, and youth leaders to join with you in keeping Proclaim FREE through the end of the year. Share the Proclaim Facebook Page with them after you “Like” it yourself!
Churches everywhere are loving the FREE beta version of Proclaim church presentation software and you will too. Make Proclaim absolutely FREE through 2011 by liking our page and find out how to enter the iPhone 4S giveaway when you visit our Facebook page.
There are many benefits to downloading the freeLogos Android app. The app gives you access to Logos tools such as:
Quick Preview of Bible Verses—Simply tap a passage or cross reference and have it displayed for you with an option to jump the verse.
Bible Word Study—Get a report with links to dictionaries, lexicons, verses using the word, and view various translations of the Greek or Hebrew word.
Passage Guide—Enter a verse and get a detailed report that includes relevant commentaries, cross references, literary typing, and media resources.
Easy Navigation—Navigate through your books in many different ways: pick a verse, select a chapter from the table of contents, type a reference, or use the slider.
Not only does the Android app give you all of these tools, but the app comes with over forty free resources. When you open the app for the first time, you’ll have access to over ten Bible translations (including the ESV and New Living Translation) and a complete summary of the Old and New Testaments.
But Wait, There’s More!
You get over twenty-five more resources when you sign in or register for a free Logos.com account. Instantly add important resources to your library like:
Easton’s Bible Dictionary by M. G. Easton
Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon
Systematic Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong
As if that weren’t enough, if you are a Logos 4 user, the app will sync with your Logos resources. Take your Logos 4 library* on your Android app wherever you go. In fact, your books purchased from Vyrso.com will be available in your Logos Android app as well!
Review and Share It!
Let us know what you like about the app and what you would like to see in future versions. Visit the Android forum page to discuss the app with other Android users.
Then head over to the Android Market and review the app. We want to hear what you have to say!
Lastly, spread the word. If you are excited about Logos on Android, share it! Tweet it, share this post on Facebook, or blog about how Logos is helping you do better Bible study with your Android devices.
But first things first: head over to the Android Market and download the app to your Android device today!
*The list of e-books available through Logos Bible Software is growing constantly as we secure rights and convert resources.
The most anticipated tool for Logos Bible Software has been Personal Books tool. Originally called Personal Book Builder (PBB), the tool was created for Libronix (Logos version 3) so that users could create their own books. It had a few shortcomings in that it created resources that were not exactly like their Logos produced counterparts. But that model has changed. Personal Books now have all the functionality of any other resource produced by Logos except it is produced by you.
What’s It For?
If you’ve ever wished there was a way to bring all of your seminary papers, excurses studies, position papers, even your graduating thesis on “Middle Eastern Soil Samples and Their Impact on the Imago Dei,” and whatever else you can imagine into Logos, so that you could search it, reference it, and use it along with all of the other thousands of resources Logos makes available; your answer is Personal Books.
How Do I Use It?
Using the Personal Books tool is amazingly simple.
When the Personal Books pane opens, locate and click Add book
Add the information like Title, Author, Copyright, and Description, then set the resource type, adjust the language, and even add a book graphic
Then click Add file and navigate to your original document
Once you’ve finished, click Build Book and Logos does the rest
From this point forward your book can be located in your Library, added to collections, searched, highlighted, and more, just like every other Logos resource. Congratulations you’ve been (self) published!
Is That It?
Logos’ Personal Books tool opens up an entire vista of possibilities. Personal Books can be just like Logos books with tagging, milestones, and more. As I write this, the finishing touches are being put on the Personal Books section of the Logos help file and will be available soon (if not already) to help guide you through the basics of what Personal Books can do. Already, the Logos user community has been building the Wiki page for Personal Books. Like every other aspect of Logos Bible Software, the user forums are often the best place to search for and find answers to your questions.
But Wait, There’s More!
Logos’ Personal Books tool is already growing and more is planned. One user has created a script to automatically create tags and hyperlinks between resources and another created a script to add page numbers! In the past, Logos 3 PBB required users to find ways to share their work. My own website hosts almost a thousand Logos 3 format PBB resources contributed by the community. Now however, Logos has plans to integrate directly with the Logos.com website so that your works can be made available around the globe if you want them to be.
Sweet! Where Do I Get It?
Logos’ Personal Books tool is the main component of Logos 4.3. By clicking the Help Button | About Logos Bible Software in your copy of Logos you’ll see what version of Logos you are currently using. If it’s not at least 4.3 you can simply wait for Logos to update itself or type the command “update now” in your command bar and let Logos Bible Software do the rest.
What are you most looking forward to adding to your Logos library or what excites you most about the Personal Books tool? Leave us a comment and let us know!
We are excited to announce that the completely redesigned Personal Book Builder has shipped with the new version (4.3) of Logos Bible Software. Like all previous updates, version 4.3 is a free download for all Logos 4 users.
Personal Book Builder
With this update, Personal Book Builder will be added to Logos 4 as a completelyfree feature. You will now be able to create your own fully tagged, fully searchable books in Logos. These resources can be marked up with your own notes and highlights, and you can add links to your other Logos resources.
Create Your Own Resources!
Personal Book Builder allows you to create your own powerful, feature rich books for Logos 4! These books will operate with much of the same functionality as your other Logos resources.
Just think of all the documents you can combine with your Logos library. You can add your sermons, Sunday school lessons, personal Bible studies, or journals. Teachers can upload their curriculum and students can add their papers, essays and theses. Virtually any work you have on a Word document (.docx) can be integrated into your Logos 4 resources. Did I mention this was free?
How Do You Get the Update?
Logos 4 Users
If you have automatic updating enabled (screenshot), which is the default setting, Logos 4 should 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.
Need to Upgrade to Logos 4?
If you are using a previous version of Logos Bible Software and waiting for that perfect time to upgrade to Logos 4, this is it! Not only do you get the newest version of Logos 4 including the Personal Book Builder, you will receive:
Up to hundreds of new books for pennies on the dollar
100+ powerful new tools, features, databases, and more
If you have not made the leap to Logos, what are you waiting for? There are a number of enthusiastic users who would love to tell you how much you will benefit from Logos Bible Software. Purchase a base package today and see how Logos 4′s incredible features can dramatically improve your Bible study.
What’s New in Logos 4.3?
Version 4.3 brings a number of important new features—many of which are in direct response to your requests. Here are the major ones:
Personal Book Builder
Resource Justification and Hyphenation—Full justification of resource text, with hyphenation, can be enabled/disabled in Program Settings. The default setting is Enabled.
Exegetical Guide—The default “Parts of Speech” setting in the “Word by Word” section is now “Include only these parts of speech” with only Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives and Adverbs selected.” Other parts of speech will be displayed, but will be grayed out. Clicking on a grayed-out word will generate data and navigate to the result.
There were also some nice little improvements made to resources, notes, searches, sentence diagramming, and syncing.
There are also some new features available for Mac users including updates to notes, keyboard shortcuts, and setup.
In celebration of the Vyrso Android App (beta) available in the Android Market, we’re giving away an Android tablet! If you win, you’ll get your choice of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM, HTC Flyer, or Asus Eee Pad Transformer!
One of the easiest ways to earn an entry into the giveaway is to refer Vyrso to your friends. Simply run through the options for entering into the giveaway (liking the Vyrso website, commenting in our discussion, becoming a Facebook fan, and tweeting about Vyrso) at the end of the giveaway a personal link is assigned to you, when you share this link with your friends (and they click the link) you gain even more entries! So be sure to share the tablet giveaway and Vyrso with your friends and family!
For weeks, people have been asking—almost pleading—for Vyrso to be available on Android enabled devices. We would like to invite you to download and experience our new eReader (specifically made for Christian readers) on the Android platform! Remember, the App is still in beta which means that we are still working out the kinks. We’d love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to leave comments on bugs, crashes, or any other problems on the Android forums.
Vyrso allows you to enter into the worlds created by storytellers like Michael Heiser (The Façade) and Robert Liparulo (House of Dark Shadows). If fiction isn’t your cup of tea, try encouraging nonfiction books like Max Lucado’s Fearless or Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. All of these books—and more—are available for easy download at Vyrso.com. Our goal is to have 25,000 Christian e-books available by the end of the year!
Make sure to stay tuned for more news about the full launch of the Vyrso e-book store and thousands of Christian titles.
If you win, which tablet would you choose and why? Tell us in a comment.