3 Ways To Strengthen Your Faith with the Logos Bible App

Colossians_2_6_draftThis post gives tips on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

You study the Bible every day. Maybe it’s to prepare for your next sermon, or next lecture, or research paper.

You take the Bible seriously. That’s why you do what you do.

But maybe you’re like me. I sometimes lose sight of why I love the Bible in the first place.

Maybe you’ve been studying the Bible every day for months, but it’s been a solid week since you picked up God’s Word just to hear what he has to say about your relationship with him.

The Logos Bible app is a great way to stay connected to God’s Word and be encouraged in your walk with Christ. Here are three ways it can strengthen your faith:

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Your Logos Bible App Just Got Better

This post highlights one of the newest features in the Logos Bible App. If you aren’t using this free app on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

Faithlife Today episodes showcase powerful insights, biblical inspiration, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These short, fun, and educational videos are the perfect way to start your morning.

Now you can watch the latest episode of Faithlife Today—right inside your Logos Bible app!

Get valuable teachings each day before you dig into the Word. Gain insight into evangelism, understand the background of the Old Testament, watch interviews with Bible scholars, and more. You can even learn how to get the most from your Logos 6 base package

Now the latest episodes show up right on your Logos Bible app home screen! Check your app daily and you’ll never miss a single one!

Watch it now

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Get new Faithlife Today videos in your app every day (and so much more) when you download the free Logos Bible App!

2 Effortless Tricks for Studying with Your Logos Bible App

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This post gives hints on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

One of the most helpful capabilities of the Logos Bible app is the ability to stay in the Word while you explore other relevant commentaries, books, or other resources. You can use a book and guide at the same time to help you get the most out of your Bible study!

Here are two tricks you can use to study multiple resources on your mobile app.

Read and compare two resources at once

  1. Open a book from your library.
  2. Locate the gray semicircle in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  3. Drag it up the side of the screen to split your view, opening up a second panel.

That’s not all. When both panels are open, any compatible resources—such as your Bible and a Biblical commentary—will scroll in sync so that you’re always in the right place! The Logos app gives you the option to either link or sync your resources.

Link and sync your resources

What does it mean to “link” panels? When you link your panels, it tells the two panels in your app to follow each other. As long as both resources contain the same reference index (such as a Bible and Biblical study notes), they will scroll together.

What does it mean to “sync” panels? Say your panels are not linked, and you would like your commentary that is currently open to Romans to jump to the verse you are reading in Exodus. You can sync your panels so that they are brought to the same verse. This is a one-time function; if the “Link Panels” functionality is OFF, one panel will not follow the other if it moves again

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  • Simply tap and hold the gray semi-circle that splits your panels.
  • You will be given the option to either link or sync your two open panels.
  • Select the preferable option

Don’t have the app? Download it for your iOS or Android device today!

 

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Enjoy Your Books, Even outside Cell Phone Range

The road hadn’t been groomed yet that spring. I steered our little hatchback around most of the potholes, but nobody misses them all. A landslide washed out one of the of the sharper s-curves, but it wasn’t fresh and the sun was out, so the debris was starting to crust over. We managed to crawl over it. A huge spruce tree cut the road about a quarter mile from the trailhead, so we walked in from there.

I set my phone to airplane mode as we hiked away from the car.

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My wife and I spent two days in the backcountry that weekend, enjoying some of the best mountain vistas anywhere in North America. We like to do that now and then. To escape—to walk deep into the woods, beyond the reach of any Wi-Fi network or cellular service and live outside our routine for a while.

Whenever we venture outside our phone carrier’s coverage map we have to leave things behind—but we never have to leave behind our theological library. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The Logos mobile app lets you to carry all your books in your pocket.

Imagine trying to do that without the Logos app. My favorite single-volume commentary, The New Bible Commentary, weighs in at a hulking four pounds and 1,317 pages. That’s heavier than my tent. No way I’m carrying it with me on a backpacking trip or to the beach. If I owned a print edition of that book, it probably wouldn’t ever leave my office.

But I did have it with me on that trip because I downloaded it and the ESV to my phone, so I could read Psalm 128:1 and it’s blessing for those who fear the Lord. I could read about the mountain of the house of the Lord in Isaiah 2:2 while we camped in a snowy meadow between Mt. Baker and the Twin Sisters.

Download your favorite books to your device in the Logos app, so you can enjoy them on your next trip outside your phone carrier’s coverage map.

If you’re not sure how to download your Logos resources to your mobile device, here’s a quick tutorial.

  • Fire up your app
  • Swipe from the left side of the screen to reveal the app menu. There you’ll find a list of books you have access to in your app.
  • Tap the information icon for any book to learn more about it. When you do, you’ll find a download button.
  • Tap the download button.

Once a book is downloaded, its information icon will be solid blue like you see below for my copies of the ESV and NBC.

 

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Next weekend, my wife and I are taking another trip into the mountains. Without the Logos app, I’d have to put my Galatians study on hold. With the Logos app, I carry all my books without adding a single ounce more weight. 

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Download your favorite books to your mobile device with the Logos app, and you won’t ever have to leave them behind.

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Sync Logos 6 across All Your Platforms

Logos_300x300 Take your entire Logos library with you wherever you go! When you are studying a passage with Logos 6, your books, highlights, notes, and documents will sync from your desktop to your mobile platforms in a matter of seconds.

Get Logos Bible app today!

Sync your notes across your devices

As you study a passage in Logos 6, you can take, edit, and share your notes anywhere you go.

Start your Bible study on your mobile phone with the free Logos Bible app, and pick up right where you left off any other web-enabled device.

When you’re using Logos 6 to study a passage and want to write down your thoughts, you can create a notes document. Here, you can make notes and comments on specific references as you study, and within seconds, your notes will sync from Logos 6 to your Logos Bible app.

Here’s how to create a note:

  • Highlight the specific verse you want
  • Add the verse to your notes document

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  • Write down any relevant notes about that verse

With Logos 6, you can also take the same note and attach it to multiple verses by editing the attachment points.

Here’s how to attach your note to multiple verses:

  • Open the note you already created
  • Edit the note’s attachment points

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  • Add any references you want to be tied with the note

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Access and edit your notes wherever you go

Within seconds, your mobile device will sync your notes through the Logos Bible app, allowing you to take your notes with you and edit them on the go.

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Get the Logos app today to make biblical connections and draw insights, no matter where you are!

Turn Your Logos App into a Reader’s Bible

Logos_300x300The Bible is meant to be read, and the Bible is also meant to be studied. But a good study Bible isn’t always a good reading Bible.

A good study Bible includes footnotes, section headings, cross-references, and sometimes study notes. All that markup is very useful for Bible study, but it can get in the way of Bible reading.

So a good reader’s Bible is simple—containing little more than beautifully arranged, flowing text.

As Logos users know, toggling back and forth between studying and reading modes in Logos 6 is easy. With a single click, you can hide all of those helpful annotations, section headings, links, and even chapter and verse numbers.

Even more, that same feature you’ve been loving in your desktop software is also available in your iOS app.

Here’s how to turn your Logos app into a reader’s Bible:

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On your iPad or iPhone, tap the settings menu and look for the “Bible Text Only” section. Tap that to reveal all of your options.

You can turn on or off various annotations, like chapter and verse numbers, footnote indicators, non-Bible text (like section headings), and more. Quickly turn these things on or off to make your app conducive to study or reading—whichever you’re doing at that moment.

Enjoy the Bible Text Only view in your iOS app today!

Select Scrolling Options in Your Logos Bible App

Logos_300x300The Logos Bible app is your own personal library—it can house thousands of books. That’s why it was designed to read like a book. Instead of scrolling vertically like an online article, you simply swipe the screen horizontally like you’re turning the page.

Although many of you enjoy the swipe navigation, feedback in app reviews (iOS and Android) and the mobile-apps suggestion forum made it clear that others prefer to scroll.

Well, we have some good news!

You now have a vertical-scrolling option in your Logos Bible app.

We rolled out the scrolling feature in December 2014 as part of version 4.4. So far, many app users are loving this new option—and you can try right now in your app, too!

How to switch to vertical scrolling

Your app defaults to swipe navigation when you first download the Logos Bible app, but it’s easy to make the switch to vertical scrolling.

On iOS:

  1. Open any resource in your Logos app.
  2. Tap the screen once to bring up your options.
  3. Tap the “Aa” symbol in your toolbar.
  4. Tap the option for “Scrolling View.”

On Android:

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Check “Scroll View.”

The vertical scrolling option is also available in the Faithlife Study Bible app, the Noet app, the Vyrso app, and the Verbum app—which are all free in your app store of choice!

Get the free Logos Bible app today, then set your scrolling preference and try it out!

Help Bring the Logos App to the Windows Phone!

windows-universal-bible-appYou asked, and we listened. We get a lot of requests to make the Logos app available on Windows phones and tablets, and we want to make it happen.

If you want the Logos app for download on your windows device, you can help fund its development! Simply go to the Windows Universal Bible App Community Pricing page and bid the amount you’re willing to pay for the app’s production.

What’s Community Pricing?

Community Pricing lets you bid the amount you want to pay based on what interests you. It’s the best way to get great deals on new Logos products.

Here’s how it works:

When you select an amount to bid, your bid will help pay for the development of the Windows app. There’s no risk—you can cancel your bid at any time, and your card will not be charged until the development costs are covered for the the app (we’ll even send you a reminder email before you’re charged).

Take your Logos library anywhere

Enhance your Bible study and depth of your Bible knowledge on the go! From Windows, Android, iOS, or Kindle to your main desktop, the Windows Universal Bible App will sync your notes and highlights across all of your devices.

Not only will the app sync with your Logos library, but you’ll also get free access to over 70 Bible translations and helpful resources—plus smart study tools that let you explore important ideas and make connections across the text.

Your Windows Phone could be loaded with amazing features:

  • Dig deep into biblical texts and learn about any word by examining dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references.
  • Run verse-specific reports that pull in relevant commentaries, cross-references, literary typing, and media resources.
  • Compare any verse with up to five translations, see the contrast with visual and percentage indicators of difference, and view resources side by side with your preferred Bible translation.
  • Mark verses and quotes with comments and questions.
  • Share meaningful verses on Facebook, Twitter, or your Faithlife Groups!

Don’t wait—bid on this app today and help fund its development.

Spread the word!

Community Pricing relies on community. The more people who bid on this app will help drive down the price you pay in order to make it more affordable. So spread the word, tell your friends about it, and help us fund the development of the Windows Universal Bible App!

Bid on the Windows app today!

Logos Bible App: The Best App for Bible Study

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In November 2009, we released the Logos iPhone app, and by 2011, it was joined by the Android version. Over the last five and a half years, our developers have made huge strides in creating apps that allow you to take your Bible study to the next level.

If you don’t already have it, download the Logos Bible app for iOS or Android today!

Take your library anywhere

Loaded with smart tools that help you explore important ideas on the go, the Logos Bible app gives you the best in mobile Bible study. You can sync your notes across all devices and discover biblical insights with one touch. You can also grow your library with the all-new Tablet Bundle—eight classics specifically selected for reading on your mobile device.

The best Bible study app

Whether you use an iOS or Android device, we are confident that you will love the Logos Bible app! Our users’ triumphs become our inspiration for developing the best app for Bible study.

Here’s what a few of you have said recently:

AWESOME!

I’m 71 1/2 years old and November of 2013 was my first introduction to a tablet. Hallelujah! I love it! Who said they can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The Logos Bible app is awesome! Everything you need for a comprehensive Bible study. I’m amazed at the technology God has allowed us to have. It takes me a little longer to get familiar with the different tools, but once I get it I’m gone with the wind! . . .

Greatest all-inclusive mobile seminary!

I have been a Logos user for nearly 20 years now and they keep getting better! What I love most about the Android app is that I can download my entire library on all my devices and laptops. Whether I am in church, at work, in my study, or at work, the powerful and portable seminary is with me! The engineers are always working hard at ensuring the latest patches and upgrades keep the tool up to date with the best data possible.

Amazing . . . most used app (study, teaching, learning)

The Logos app has reinvented the way I study. The seamless continuity throughout Logos on my Mac to my iPhone really helps. The fact that I can do a word study in seconds, look up teaching outlines and points on the fly, and have a library of Bibles and books all in my iPhone makes this the most powerful and useful app, period. Only software (Logos for Mac and Logos app) I would consider for growing in my knowledge of Christ and bringing the message of Christ to others. It would be irresponsible not to use the tools and technology God has given us to more efficiently divide the Word of God, effectively present the gospel of Christ, and help others in their walk with Christ. This is the app.

Tell us your story

How have you used the Logos Bible app? Has it helped you dig deeper into the Word by uncovering original-language definitions or running a helpful Passage Guide to give insight into a specific verse? Has it helped you stay consistent in your Bible study? Whatever it is, we want to know!

Review your iOS app, or review your Android app.

Help us make the app even better

We’re constantly improving the Logos Bible app so you can have an enjoyable and seamless experience. If you have any suggestions, please let us know! Simply post them to our Logos Mobile Apps UserVoice site. This the best way to let our development team know what’s important to you!

Take Your Logos-Edition Books Everywhere

Your Logos-edition books travel like no other books you own. For serious study, use Logos 6 on your Mac or PC to unlock the full potential of your Logos resources. And when life pulls you away from your desk, access those same books on your phone or tablet through the Logos Bible! app.

Download your books to your devices

With the Logos app on your phone or tablet, you can read or study from wherever your life takes you, even if you venture far from a Wi-Fi network or cell tower. Just take a moment to download the books you want to use while you’re offline.

Here’s how:

Launch the Logos app, and navigate to the library view:

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The information card on each book contains a download button so you can easily download individual resources. In addition to the books I’m reading at the moment (or Mobile Ed courses I’m working through), I like to have the ESV, The NET Bible Notes, The Bible Knowledge Commentary, and the Lexham Bible Dictionary on my mobile device at all times.

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Pro tip: The “Download All” button in the top right does exactly what you think. But if you use the search box to filter your library, “Download All” will only download your search results. For example, if I want to take my ethics books with me on a road trip, I could filter the library with “mytag:ethics” and use “Download All” to keep all of those books on my device.

You can use 12 different search filters to navigate your library:

  • author:
  • abbrev:
  • epubdate:
  • lang:
  • mytag:
  • pubdate:
  • publisher:
  • rating:
  • subject:
  • series:
  • title:
  • type:

Use these filters to quickly find and download the exact resources you’d like to have at your fingertips all the time.

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Take your Logos edition books with you everywhere! Visit Logos.com/Apps to learn more.