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.

Cultivate a Big-Picture View of Scripture: This App Makes It Easier

every-day-bible-appThe Bible is a big book. Many people read it faithfully every day for years, and still never develop a big-picture view of it.

For example:

  • How does the story of the Exodus foreshadow the earthly ministry of Jesus?
  • Why would God direct the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute?

The reading plan and devotional built into the Every Day Bible app make answers to these and other difficult questions more accessible. Pairing Old and New Testament passages with a selection of biblical poetry each day, Every Day Bible invites you to develop a big-picture view of scripture, discovering connections between passages that you may not have noticed before.

And it’s not too late to jump into a year-long journey through scripture with Every Day Bible. You can start today at EveryDayBible.com, or—if you prefer—by downloading the Every Day Bible app for your Android or iOS device. The app is brilliantly simple—when you fire it up each day, you’ll jump right into the text with nothing new to learn or figure out.

So if this is your year to cultivate a big-picture view of scripture, the Every Day Bible app is ready to help.

Get this exceptional app—designed by the same team that brought you Logos 6—for free right now!

Keep Your Most Important New Year’s Resolution with Every Day Bible

every-day-bible-appIt’s resolution-making season. And to ensure your most important resolution—the one about daily Bible reading—is also the easiest to keep, we’d like you to meet the free Every Day Bible app.

Built on the reading-plan framework of Connect the Testaments, a popular calendar devotional written by Faithlife’s own John Barry and Rebecca Van Noord, Every Day Bible presents you with three manageable passages each day—one from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from the books of poetry. This approach will lead you through the entire Bible in a year. Along the way, you’ll garner a big-picture view of Scripture aided by Barry’s and Van Noord’s insights delivered in daily devotional passages.

The Every Day Bible app puts that powerful content in your pocket, so you can maintain your resolution to read Scripture even when the next year takes you unexpected places.

We kept it simple, so there’s nothing extra to learn and you can jump right into your Scripture readings each day. The result is a daily-reading app that’s easy to use. You still have total control over which types of text you’d like to read: use the settings menu to turn sections on and off if you’d prefer to focus on one particular type of text.

Each day is topped off with a piece of Bible Screen art from one of the verses covered that day. Our in-house professional design team has been illustrating a different Bible verse every day for years. Their work has taken many forms—apps, T-shirts, magnets, postcards—and we couldn’t resist putting it here to inspire you in your daily Scripture reading. And if you’d like to share the art, you can do that with just a click.

We think you’re going to love the brilliantly simple Every Day Bible app. Download it for free today, and start keeping that resolution to read Scripture.

Bring New Bible Art to Your Favorite Devices

Bible Screen features a growing amount of original Bible artwork, and more artwork is being added all the time. Bible Screen’s stream includes over 900 different illustrations designed to inspire and encourage.

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Bible Screen brings the Bible to life and lets you continuously stream encouraging Bible-verse art and animations completely free of charge. You can even save images and set them as your mobile wallpaper, or read a verse in context at Biblia.com.

Here are 7 ways to enjoy Bible Screen:

1. iOS devices

Stream Bible art and download inspirational wallpapers on your iOS device. Get the Bible Screen app from the Apple App Store and be inspired by continuous Bible art.

2. Android devices

Download the free Bible Screen app from the Google Play store—stream encouraging Bible art or select a free wallpaper for your Android background.

3. Windows 8

Get the latest Scripture art streamed straight to your computer each day with the Bible Screen lock screen. These verses show a new design daily and have been hand-selected to align with popular holidays.

4. Online streaming

Bible Screen makes the perfect screensaver. Stream nonstop Bible art at your church, small group, classroom, office, or personal computer: simply play the video and select the full-screen option.

5. Digital photo frames

Now you can use Faithlife to get free Bible art. When you follow Bible Screen’s Faithlife Group, you can download .ZIP files of Bible Screen art to your digital photo frames. Once you follow the group, select the “Documents” tab and choose which photo size you’d like to download.

We’ve recently updated this folder to include almost 900 images—download them all today!

6. Bible Screen on DVD

Fill your home, church, or business with hours of compelling graphics to help you see familiar verses with fresh eyes. Get this ad-free Bible-verse art for only $14.95.

7. Roku channel

Use your TV to fill your family room with vivid biblical inspiration. Subscribe to the Bible Screen channel to stream Bible art through your Roku device.

Get all-day inspiration with new Bible Screen artwork today!

The Noet Desktop App Is Here!

Noet Research Libraries smallLast January, we announced Noet’s free mobile app, and now—after much anticipation—the desktop app is here! New Noet Research Libraries offer the world’s smartest humanities software. Each library pairs discipline-specific resources on literature, philosophy, and the classics together with smart study tools.

For a limited time, take 15% off any Noet Research Library. Choose from the Biblical Greek Research Library, Classical Studies Research Library, Ancient Philosophy Research Library, Literature Research Library, and more.

Explore all 14 Research Libraries now!

The first of its kind

Noet Research Libraries represent a massive innovation in the humanities field. Check out the software in action:

Do smarter humanities study

Noet Research Libraries equip you to engage some of history’s greatest minds and better understand both where society has come from and where it’s going. From Plato to Descartes to Austen to Milton—each research library represents a trove of rich intellectual history, coupled with intelligent tools to help you make new discoveries.

With Noet Research Libraries, you can:

  • Take your library anywhere: Noet syncs across all your devices, so your notes, highlights, and resources go where you go. Start studying on the bus on your way home, and pick up right where you left off on your desktop computer.
  • Explore the text’s cultural context: Connect classic works to their historical and social context with the easy-to-use Timeline. Filter events by location, culture, geography, and more to get the information you need.
  • Study primary texts and translations side by side: Compare original texts and modern translations, scrolling side by side in sync. Select any word, see its Greek or Latin translation and definition, then jump to other sources that use the same word.
  • Connect to the original languages: Even if you don’t speak a word of Greek or Latin, you can start grasping original-language nuances with glosses of word meanings and pronunciation examples.
  • Take advantage of automatic citations: Noet builds your bibliography for you! Copy and paste from any Noet resource, and your sources are cited for you in the style of your choice.
  • Convert your research papers into Noet ebooks: Add your personal research papers, blog posts, and articles into your Noet library—making them searchable, citable, and linked to other resources.

Get more out of history’s greatest works: take 15% off Noet Research Libraries today.

 

Set Encouraging Bible Artwork as Your Mobile Background

Bible-Screen-on-DVDBible Screen includes over 700 professionally designed Bible-art slides to encourage, challenge, and inspire believers all over the world. And now you can get the free Bible Screen app to view, save, and share all of your favorite biblical artwork on your iOS or Android device!

The Bible Screen app includes a new wallpaper feature—simply browse through all archived Bible artwork and select a favorite slide as your new mobile background. To make it easy, you can use the “Fits My Device” option to see a list of slides specifically sized to fit your screen. You’ll even get images designed for perspective zoom on iOS 7!

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We’re constantly adding new Bible-art slides and modifying existing images to fit more devices, so with every free update, you’ll get more beautiful Bible art!

Even better, your Bible Screen app comes with a simple social-sharing feature—you can easily spread the inspiration to your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Stream multiverse videos

The Bible Screen app also comes loaded with multiverse videos, providing artistic representations of well-known passages, available with or without background music. The live-stream videos are a perfect accompaniment to your church service, small group gatherings, house chores, or any daily activity where you’d like to be encouraged with artistic Bible text.
 

When we’re busy, it’s hard to find time to pause and reflect on Scripture. The Bible Screen app simplifies spiritual reflection by putting encouraging and inspiring Bible artwork right in the palm of your hand.

Download the free Bible Screen app today, and be inspired by God’s Word.

Bring the Bible to Your Website—Free!

The New Reftagger Has Launched

Reftagger is a free tool that lets your web visitors instantly view a Bible passage by hovering over the Scripture reference. Instead of sending your readers off your site to check your Bible references, you can give them Scripture right where they are, in any translation you like.

It’s as simple as this: Gen. 1:1.

Why people love Reftagger

Some amazing sites—including The Gospel Coalition and Grace to You—are putting Reftagger to good use, and billions of references are already tagged online. We’re still receiving enthusiastic reviews from around the web:

“We love Reftagger. It not only saves our team tons of time by automatically linking Bible verses, but also gives readers a better experience on our site because they don’t have to leave the article to read the linked verses.” —TheResurgence.com

“Having experimented with each of the available Bible verse link programs out there, we have found Reftagger to be the most feature rich, stable, and easy to use.” —S. Michael Houdmann, CEO of GotQuestions.org

It’s better than ever—and still free!

As if there weren’t enough going for Reftagger, we’ve made it even better with a new site and some brand-new features: a new tooltip design with light and dark options, autosizing tooltips that let your readers see more Scripture without leaving your site, chapter-level tagging, social sharing, and more.

 

Whether you already love Reftagger or you’re trying it for the first time, head over to Reftagger.com, grab the new code, and start using it today!