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Simple Offline Guides and Lookups

Offer *basic* guides and lookups when *offline*, including:

- BWS - simple headword lookup based on selected text or typed in text (spell corrected and converted to lemma) in dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias while reading bibles; simple dictionary lookup for all other books.
- Topic Guide - simple headword lookup based on selected text or typed in text (spell corrected and supplemented with synonym finder?)
- Passage Guide - simple lookup in commentary of a given passage.

The above features would only access books which have been downloaded to the device. When a guide is run, it could check an index of installed resources for the given type(s) and enumerate the resources with matching entries. The user then selects the desired resource and it is opened to the appropriate location.

See also:
http://community.logos.com/forums/p/57395/410885.aspx#410885
http://community.logos.com/forums/p/62907/443520.aspx#443520

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      • Jason HenshawJason Henshaw commented  · 

        I do all of my sermon preparation and bible study on Logos and am still wondering why I should have to be connected to the internet to access my library when I am traveling and not able to get online. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let us have complete access to our library that we have purchased offline so we can use our guides, etc. without having to be tied to the internet especially if we are unable to connect online.

      • Andrew116Andrew116 commented  · 

        100% must have... can we hear from a FaithLife employee about the status of this, the most requested feature?

      • Ein NeulingEin Neuling commented  · 

        Must have (like Accordance - Logos can do better)! This is critical!

      • VicVic commented  · 

        Please update iPad and iPad Pro to full logos functionality

      • Glenn KahleyGlenn Kahley commented  · 

        Add me to the list! I now use the iPad Pro and really want to see this functionality included for iOS.

      • Billy Berger Jr.Billy Berger Jr. commented  · 

        This request has been up for 3 years and is STILL 'under review'? Shame on you Logos! I have spent hundreds of dollars on my package and I can't use it!!!!!! Please address this or I am going to find a different software and recommend others as well.

      • Brent EarwickerBrent Earwicker commented  · 

        I use Logos exclusively for Bible study and devotional reading from Uganda where I serve as a missionary. On my frequent outings away from Internet I am unable to use the mobile app for anything but an e-reader. I would also love to implement the use of logos mobile app in our indigenous missionary training on phones and tablets, but without even a basic offline search I must look for another solution.

      • Peter Montoro Peter Montoro commented  · 

        PLEASE! I end up using Accordance many times on iOS when I would prefer to use Logos—because the problem is more than just needing internet access—the latency of the look up is absolutely horrendous!

      • DavidRDavidR commented  · 

        Definitely for me. I use it most often with Greek word look-ups. Great at home on wi-fi. Hopeless out at a friend's house, unless either I know everyone's wi-fi key, or I link my tablet permanently to my phone's mobile hot-spot.

        I'd also like to be clearer from which resource the look-up is coming. I'm not 100% sure whether the Greek dictionary I'm referencing is a server-based resource, or something in my library, and the display under Info doesn't tell me.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        You have to be kidding. One has to vote for such a basic feature. It's like voting for rubber tires on a car. Logos is so out of touch with their customers.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is in my opinion the number one issue with Logos software. I travel extensively internationally and internet access is either limited or very expensive. I may not need the whole library, but the above description of what is being considered is very helpful.

      • Mark NoletteMark Nolette commented  · 

        Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! Surely the iPad Air 2, the iPhone 5 & 6, and a good number of newer Android phones and tablets can handle this. Do this, and fix the bug that deletes resources on mobile devices when the FL servers crash, and you'll have a Bible study app that is as close to perfect as humanly possible (for now!).

      • ryry commented  · 

        Regarding keyboard: You can already install a modern Hebrew or Greek keyboard and use it for searching.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Agree that this is critical. Also a menu to make sure that needed resources are actually downloaded. Used with Android.

      • SteveSteve commented  · 

        The pull-down reference needs to function with all lexicons or dictionaries in the offline mode; BDAG, HALOT, Louo-Nida, MWCDTE; ODCC, COED, etc.
        For ease of example (rather than Greek, Hebrew, or Latin) let’s use Webster’s dictionary in the off line mode. If I type in “cat” I will get the “Reference not recognized” at the bottom of the screen.
        When the pull-down “reference box” is visible (someone please help me with the correct term here) there is a scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. You can move the slider from “A” to “Z” but getting the slider to stop on the exact word you want is nigh to impossible. It is possible to get it close then flip through 10 or 50 pages to get to the word “cat”.
        I vote for morphology also. Any chance for a Hebrew or Greek keyboard?

      • Fr DevinFr Devin commented  · 

        Non-Biblical links to offline books should also work. Currently non-Biblical links only work when one is online, even if the link is to an offline resource.

      • cosmoglot cosmoglot commented  · 

        Yes! Offline morphology is essential. With links to BDAG and HALOT please. I believe Accordance has this in their mobile app so it is certainly achievable!

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