The Essential Bible App

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AppShouter.com called it “by far one of the best free Bible apps to hit the App Store.” A writer for the Unofficial Apple Weblog lamented that he didn’t have it when he read through the Bible in a year.

And just last week AppAdvice.com selected it as the “Essential Bible App.”

So what makes the Logos iPhone and iPad app so great?

Free

The Logos bible app is free. It gives you access to 40+ different resources from Biblia.com (another free service from Logos), including 30 Bibles such as the HCSB, NKJV, ESV, NLT, NASB, and KJV.

You also get an additional 30+ free resources by simply creating a Logos.com account and signing in from the app.

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Seesmic Desktop Features a Ref.ly Plugin

Ref.lySeesmic Desktop is an all-in-one tool which lets you to update a number of Twitter accounts as well as your Facebook profile at the same time. Many online reviews of Seesmic call it, “Absolutely the best desktop utility.”

Now this dynamic social media manager is offering Ref.ly as a plugin to help you share Scripture more effectively with your followers and friends!

With Ref.ly Bible Verse Links, you can instantly link your Bible verses with short URLs to the full text of the passage at Biblia.com. Seesmic even chose to feature this great new plugin on their blog!

Using this plugin is simple. Type your tweet with the biblical reference, click one button, and Ref.ly Bible Verse Links will detect and change your Bible reference into a short URL that links to the full passage at Biblia.com.

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Logos iPhone Bible App Version 1.5 Released

Version 1.pngIt has been a little over a year since we launched the Logos Bible Software iPhone app, and we are still finding ways to make a great app an even better Bible study tool!

The latest update to the app is available for you to download today. The update, version 1.5, includes some great enhancements like:

  • Footnotes available offline
  • Automatic book update notification
  • Increased performance when resources are downloaded
  • Most links between books now available offline if the specific books are downloaded
  • Full table of contents for books with many entries
  • Reading plan end markers link to the next reading
  • Text comparison now uses the book you came from as the base for comparison
  • Support for Chinese text display

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Logos Bible Software 4.2 for Windows Now Shipping

A new version of Logos Bible Software for Windows began shipping on Monday, December 6. Version 4.2 is the sixth major update since we launched Logos 4 last year. Like all previous updates, version 4.2 is a free download for all Logos 4 Windows users.

How Do You Get It?

If you have automatic updating enabled (screenshot), which is the default setting, Logos 4 will notify you that updates are ready to be installed. When you see the balloon tooltip window, right-click on the Logos icon in your system tray and choose to “Install update” (screenshot). If Logos 4 hasn’t downloaded the update by the end of the day, type Update Now into the Command Bar (screenshot). This will force Logos 4 to check for any available updates (screenshot) and begin downloading them.

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Logos Bible Software BlackBerry Launcher for Biblia.com

Biblia.comBlackBerry users, there is now an easier way to access Biblia.com! Now you can use the free Bible study tools or access many resources from your Logos 4 base package quickly and effeciently. We have created a Biblia.com launcher which utilizes our distinguishable Logos icon—giving you one-click access to Bible study on your BlackBerry. Take a moment to add the launcher icon to your home screen now.

Using your BlackBerry’s web browser, here’s what you’ll need to do:

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What’s New at FreeBookPreview.com?

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If you haven’t downloaded the Logos Bible Software iPhone app, what are you waiting for? It is not only an absolutely free mobile solution for your Bible study needs and an incredible complement to your Logos base package* (giving you access to many of your resources wherever you are), it also gives you free previews of entire Christian books right there on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

With FreeBookPreview.com you can examine a book as closely as you want for the preview period. It’s sort of like going to your local bookstore and getting an entire week to really peruse a book before you buy it (except you get to take the text with you, wherever you go). Then—when you love it—you can purchase a print edition right there from the app, or sometimes even add it to your Logos Bible Software resources.

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RefTagger Is Now Backed by Biblia.com

RefTaggerToday’s guest post is by Bryan Smith, from the Logos Bible Software Web Development team, and development lead on Biblia.com.

Way back in February of 2008, we announced RefTagger, our free tool for transforming Bible references on the web. If you run a site that contains Bible references, you can add RefTagger’s JavaScript snippet in just a few minutes. RefTagger will instantly convert references on your site into links to the full text of the passage. Hovering over a reference link will display a small tooltip with up to 280 characters of the passage, so readers don’t even need to leave your site. In the 2 ½ years since its launch, RefTagger has linked 5 billion Bible references, helping millions of people to dive deeper into their studies. See just a few of the sites currently using RefTagger.

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Read Max Lucado’s New Book at FreeBookPreview.com!

Out Live Your LifeWe are so excited to announce that from September 19–24 Max Lucado’s brand new book Outlive Your Life will be featured at FreeBookPreview.com! That’s right, during the week of September 19th you will be able to examine Outlive Your Life completely free.

Max Lucado, the pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX, is the author of over fifty books with 80 million copies in print. In 2005, Reader’s Digest named Lucado “The Best Preacher in America.” Max’s books, profound in their simplicity to communicate God’s powerful love; have appeared on every major national bestseller list including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association.

In Outlive Your Life, Max uses Acts 12 to consider how a few passionate nobodies can turn the world upside down with an outrageous love and an even more outrageous gospel. Can God use us to have an impact here that outlives us? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”

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Biblia.com: Bible Study Online

BibliaIntroducing the Biblia.com beta release: a super-simple Bible for the web that’s backed up by the incredible technology (and massive library!) of Logos Bible Software. What makes Biblia.com so cool?

1. Simplicity

Need to link to a Bible verse?
http://biblia.com/bible/jn3.16
Want to choose multiple verses and a specific version? http://biblia.com/bible/nlt/jn3.16-20

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FreeBookPreview.com Goes Live—Celebrate with an iPod Touch!

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On Monday, July 26, 2010 we will launch FreeBookPreview.com. To celebrate this event we are giving away a free iPod Touch!

FreeBookPreview.com

Now you can sit back and really check out a book on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch before you purchase it and not be confined to a couple of pagescans. Free Book Preview works with the free Logos Bible Software app allowing you to preview entire Christian books for a limited time. At FreeBookPreview.com you can see a calendar of upcoming previews, read descriptions of previewed books, and see an archive of previously previewed books.

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