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Phil Gons | Fri, December 5, 2008 | Products 23
Logos Bible Software for Mac is now shipping!
I knew it was coming soon because my Beta expired a few days ago. I am so excited for this to finally be released!
Thank you, Logos.
heck that’s not the question i have. the question i have is, when will the dead sea scroll bible module be out? is the answer still ‘now’?
That wasn’t my question.
My question is WHEN is Libronix 4 coming out?
Well, the answer to that question is “later.” :)
The answer to that question is also “later.” :)
I’ve checking your website and blog daily over the past three weeks looking and hoping for exactly this announcement. My question has been answered, my quest is over. Now I’ll turn my gaze to the mailbox. Thanks. Keep up the great work!
And my question is, what features will the Mac version not have that will keep me using my PC version in Parallels?
I am so excited that the Mac release is out! And Please don’t forget, that even with the discounts, I can offer you payment plans! Just give me a call at 1-800-875-6467 and ask for extension 2304. I would love to serve you :-)
Praise God! I cannot wait!
Neat product packaging! Very minimalistic and Mac feeling. In fact, I hope Apple catches on & uses your packaging style under the next release of iLife & OS X!
I’m doing something ironic. I’m installing the PC version onto my Mac right now through Boot Camp/Fusion. Using a program called MacDrive, I’m able to access all of my books installed onto my Mac partition under the PC version. It’s quite amazing! I can have one set of books on the drive & access them under either version. Really neat!
Well, I’ve learned that “soon” is sooner than I thought but I’m not sure about “later” – maybe next year!
Thanks for the update…I’m just now buying a Mac. I’ve been waiting to hear this news…however am concerned that SFA won’t work yet. Nathan’s last post got my hopes up. Since I’m not yet a Mac user I don’t get all that he’s saying. Can someone add a post with a recommendation for me? Thanks and many blessings
Ben, that’s a difficult question to answer, because I don’t know what features you rely upon. The list of features at http://www.logos.com/mac/engine is fairly exhaustive. If you don’t see your favorite feature listed there, it probably didn’t make it into 1.0. You’ll be happy to know, though, that we have already begun work towards a 1.x version of Logos for Mac, which will all some additional functionality.
Hey Dave, let me see if I can clarify.
First of all, if you haven’t gotten your new Mac yet, let me recommend either an iMac or MacBook Pro. I just got one of the new MacBook Pro’s back in October & I absolutely love it. Quite amazing!
Second of all, I’m happy Logos: mac is finally here! Have I waited a while for this! It’s a dream come true.
Third of all, I just wanted to comment on the packaging. I think it’s neat.
Fourth of all, since I do sometimes need access to some of the features only on the PC version (SFA, Syntax Searching, etc.), what I have done is I have bought my Mac, then purchased a copy of Vista & installed it onto the Mac using Boot Camp. Then I installed VMWare Fusion (I tried Parallels, but it didn’t work) & allowed it to access my Boot Camp drive, hence allowing me to be able to either boot directly into Vista or run in alongside Mac if I need to. This gives me the ultimate power & flexibility I need.
Next, I installed an app onto Vista called MacDrive which allows Windows to read Mac-formatted drives. I then installed Logos for Windows & set it to read my resources folder stored on my Mac partition. Now I can launch either copy of Logos & have both programs on one machine with only one set of books, which is really nice. That way I can continue to enjoy the speed and native Mac version while still having access to the PC version when I need to access certain resources/features.
Lastly, if you’re new to Logos I’d recommend at least the Scholar’s Library so you’ll have all of the Biblical language tools. If you have the money, go for silver or gold. If you already have Logos for Windows then all you need is the $59 crossgrade.
I hope this clears things up for you. If you have any questions or need to email me, just click on my name & you’ll be taken to my website where you can email me directly.
Hope this helps!
Can I ask when you will be available over here in England?
I’m in Australia and am just wondering if Logos for mac is available here yet?
You may purchase it directly from us on DVD. The engine will also be made available for purchase via download in the very near future.
Thanks for coming out with a Mac version. I am running the Scholar’s Library Gold on my MacBook Pro with Parallel Desktop but I would like to rid myself of windows all together. Please tell me what I need to purchase and what do you suggest I do with my window version of logos? Am I permitted to sell it to try and defray the cost of the Mac version or do I still need it for some reason? Is there a trade-in value?
Nate, you will be able to run Gold on your Mac without purchasing a new collection. All you will need to do is purchase the Mac engine for $59.95. Your existing books (with just a couple of exceptions) and licenses will move right over and work on your Mac. Here’s what you’ll need: http://www.logos.com/mac/engine. Feel free to give us a call if we can help further: 800-875-6467.
Thanks for coming out with Mac version! I’m a LONG time Logos user and am trying to run mac only programs now. There are a couple of things that Logos could do to make this much easier. I’d suggest in the next update you all find a way to include these features that are quite necessary and very useful. If the mac version did this, it would be perfect:
1. Have an icon that will copy and paste Bible text into word processing documents (Pages specifically) like appears in Windows in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
2. Have a new book open to the same place as the current active book – for example, if I’m in Matt 28:19 in ESV and I open up NLT, currently it does not open directly to Matt 28:19 like the windows version does. I had no idea how helpful and time saving this is until I started going without it.
3. Make it possible for Logos to footnote in Pages. It does not work currently at all.
4. Make a shortcut (it was “tab” in windows) to select the reference of the active book to type in another Bible passage.
There might be ways in Logos mac to do all of this already and I’ve simply not discovered how. If anyone knows, please let me know. If not, Logos folks – please consider tackling these in an update, especially the first two.
Thanks for the great feedback, Chuck. All of these things are on our short list and might even make it in version 1.2, which is currently in the works.
BTW, if you haven’t updated to version 1.1 yet, it’s available as a free download. See today’s blog post for details.
Chuck, I just learned that you can currently do #4 with Ctrl+F5. You can find a list of shortcuts by opening System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts > Keyboard Navigation. The shortcut keys can be customized, too. Hope this helps.
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