How Is the Free Version of Logos Different from the Paid?

Free Version of Logos

Logos 8 Basic (the free version of Logos) is now available for free download.

A feature-light version of Logos 8, Basic is ideal for anyone just beginning their Logos journey.

If you want to jump to the next step up, consider Logos 8 Fundamentals.

Here’s a bit about how the two compare.

How Logos 8 Basic and Fundamentals compare

In brief, the difference between the two is that Fundamentals’ library is twice the size, offers more variety in resources, and has better features.

Logos Bible Software is basically two things: books + features. The books are your study material, and the features are tools to help you use them. For example, the Workflows feature takes you on a guided Bible study of any passage, and it points you to your resources along the way for insights.

So when it comes to Fundamentals vs. Basic, Fundamentals translates to more accurate insights, because you’re getting more perspectives, as well as deeper insights, because you’re mining your library with more powerful tools.

Free Version of Logos

*The books and features of Basic stay with you on an access-only basis even with an upgrade to Fundamentals. Explore Fundamentals to see what books and features you own permanently with a purchase.

Not sure which one to get?

Why not try Basic for a while and get used to the software? After a while, once you’re ready to upgrade, Fundamentals will be waiting for you.

Or if you want to jump right into a more robust library and feature set, Fundamentals is a steal of a deal, with 50 books and dozens of features and datasets for studying Scripture.

Fundamentals will get you more of the Logos experience because Logos is all about the interaction between your features and books. So the more resources you have (and variations thereof), the more Logos has to work with to unveil Scripture.


Get Basic free, or jump straight to Fundamentals for just $99.99.  


  1. How is the is the Free version of Logos 8 better then the Full version of Logos 7? I just retired, but continue to use Logos 7 on a regular basis.

    • Matthew Boffey says

      Hi John, it’s not so much that one is better than the other, it’s that Logos 8 adds functionality and books to your current Logos collection that you don’t yet have. You don’t lose anything by upgrading, you only upgrade your engine and add new features and books.

  2. Eric G. Hoff says

    I’m using Logos 7 free right now. If I upgrade to ‘8’ will I lose the books I have access to? ‘7’ shows/lists over 65 books/resources and ‘8’, according to this article only has 25 books. I don’t want to upgrade if I lose out on everything I have now.

    • Hi Eric,
      You won’t lose anything with the upgrade to the free Logos 8. Thanks for asking!

    • Matthew Boffey says

      Hi Eric, no you will not lose anything. In Logos, all your purchases stack on top of each other. So downloading Logos 8 Basic will add new features and books to your library (access-only), not replace anything. Thanks for the questions!

  3. Hilario Montalvo says

    A lot of born-again Christians are going back to the Messianic Faith. They are believing in the Torah, observing the Feasts and keeping with the Sabbath Day for praise and worship. Does Logos plan to add bible software on the Messianic beliefs? Just wondering.