A new version of Logos Bible Software for Windows is shipping today. Version 4.0d is the fourth significant update since we launched back in November. This free download brings with it a handful of new features and improvements and fixes lots of little bugs. So you’ll definitely want to make sure to update soon.
If you have automatic updating enabled (screenshot), which is the default setting, Logos 4 should notify you sometime today 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 and you just can’t wait any longer to get your hands on the latest release, type Update Now into the Command Bar (screenshot). This will force Logos 4 to check for any available updates (screenshot) and begin downloading them.
Important Note: Installing Logos 4.0d will start a complete reindexing of your resources. So you might want to wait to install the update until you have some free time.
What’s New in 4.0d?
There are far too many changes in 4.0d to list. Here are some of the most important ones:
- Using our new COM API, other programs can now talk back and forth with Logos 4 to do some pretty cool things.
- You are able to link directly to guides, reports, searches, and other parts of the software, not just to resources as in previous versions.
- Clippings, Information, and Text Comparison tools can be exported.
- Clippings can be reordered by drag and drop.
- The Scan DVD command will display an option for all connected CD/DVD-ROM drives containing media (e.g., “Scan D:”).
- Passages can be added to a passage list from the clipboard.
To see a complete list of the changes in 4.0d, check out the support article “What’s New in Logos 4.0d.”
Time to Upgrade to Logos 4?
Are you still running Logos 3 (or the old Logos Library System!)? If so, now would be a great time to upgrade to Logos 4. It’s had nearly eight months of extensive testing by thousands of users, and our team of developers has been fixing bugs, listening to user feedback, and adding some really cool new features. There’s a lot more still planned. To see some of what’s coming, check out the list of additional features we plan to add.
What about Logos 4 for Mac?
The Mac version is getting really close. Yesterday we released Alpha 23. Now that nearly all of the features of the Windows version have made it in to the Mac version, there might be a beta around the corner. Those of you who’ve been holding off while it was still in alpha testing may want to consider jumping in during the beta phase. Remember, you can safely use both Logos for Mac 1.2.2 and Logos 4 for Mac side by side. If you’re ready to help us test it, you can either upgrade your base package or download the core engine and start contributing in the Logos 4 for Mac forum.