Logos 4: Quickly Open a Devotional to Today’s Reading

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars and provides many training materials.

mp|seminars TipsOne of the many things I appreciate about Logos Bible Software is that simultaneously it’s as powerful or simple as we want it to be. One moment we can execute in depth syntactical searches and the next moment read Psalm 23 from our Preferred Bible. Today’s tip falls on the simple, practical side.

No doubt you have a favorite calendar devotional that you enjoy reading like My Utmost for His Highest or Morning and Evening. If so, this feature’s for you:

  • Open the Library
  • Enter this text in the Library’s Find box: type:calendar
  • Click your favorite devotional from the list that appears to open it
  • Drag the tab of the open devotional to the Shortcuts bar

Now any time you want, click the icon on the Shortcuts bar to open your devotional to today’s reading!



What is your Favorite Devotional to read on Logos? Leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Great tip and appreciate it much.

  2. Thanks for the tip. I never thought of using the shortcut bar for that. I will now have that at my finger tips. All your tips are helpful and cool but this one is practical as well.

  3. Rev. Cynthia Arkord says

    We up graded Sept. 22, 2011 from Scholar to Sliver are we entitled to the Free Book Builder.

  4. My wife and I have Logos on our laptops and each morning we enjoy our coffee and quite time. We are both using “For the Love of God” (D.A. Carson) vol 1 & 2. This is our second year using Carson, so we are coming to the end of volume 2. This year my wife is also enjoying “My Utmost for His Highest” (Oswald Chambers). Then when she has finished her reading she will usually send some of the thoughts that meant the most to her to one of our daughters via e-mail.

  5. The books that we use for our devos show up on the Logos 4 home page, so there is no need to drag a book up to the shortcut bar. We assumed that Logos tracked what books we were using daily and was thoughtful enough to make it easy for us to open the program and go directly to our devos after reading the home page!

  6. I’ve been useing this feature for quite some time. It was one of the first icons I added to the bar. I’m one of those weird people that actually enjoys reading all the techy stuff about programs; so when I was reading some of the instuctions I recieved with Logos4 I ran across this feature! It has been a blessing ever since as all of the other features in Logos 4 are as well…

  7. Meinhild Selbach says

    I am reading For the Love of God and had created a layout which opens my favorite Bible and my “look-up Bible” along with the two volumes. I had observed that it never opens to the right day. Is there a way to force “today” using a layout or is the shortcut version the only thing that will work?