PBB Sync to Mobile
I'd like to see the PBB's accessible from the ipad
We’d like to provide you with a definitive answer regarding PBB sync to mobile since many of you have taken time to give us feedback. Unfortunately we have no plans to implement PBB on mobile, now or in the future. We do really appreciate your input on this topic, and we’re always happy to hear feedback on how we can improve our mobile experience.
The Faithlife Mobile Team
Syncing personal books would be great but I’d be happy with only the ability to import a personal book into my mobile app as I can on the excellent free e-Sword HD Bible app. I’m baffled as to why you guys have dug your heals into the ground on this one.
+1 to this: This feature is still badly needed. Please, Daniel and the Faithlife Mobile Team, take this into consideration. My personal reason: on the one hand, there are Bible versions (which are public domain) that are not available in Logos except PBB. On the other hand, one cannot synchronize his/her's PBB on tablets/smartphones. One is caught between crossfire here. Why not improve the Mobile App with this feature?
I'm hoping that one of these days the iPad Logos app can become more desktop functional as tablets become more powerful. There really should be two iOS versions of Logos - one for reading, such as the current app, and one for detailed study that has a full feature set.
I would also like for the faith life team to reconsider. This is a very important feature to me!
Adrian Petre commented
This feature is still badly needed. Please, Daniel and the Faithlife Mobile Team, take this into consideration. My personal reason: on the one hand, there are Bible versions (which are public domain) that are not available in Logos except PBB. On the other hand, one cannot synchronize his/her's PBB on tablets/smartphones. One is caught between crossfire here. Why not improve the Mobile App with this feature?
Still would love to see this option. I do not see a reason why this could not be possible in 2018!
How is this not available yet. Come on dev team, look how many users want this to be an option?
In our day, when everything is in the cloud, this is most surprising.
While PCs sync, the iOS devices do not??
As a substitute for the poor functionality of personal notes I was suggested to use personal books by your support. Without sync to my tablet this is useless either. Very disappointed. :-(
For me you can "improve your mobile experience" by either improving personal notes to state of the art which other apps do offer or letting us sync personal books.
Over 500 votes and nothing???
This is unacceptable!
So much for keeping on your promises!
It´s ok and often necessary to make decisions with an economical view. But the best descisions are always that which comes from your heart. I think the number of votes show you what the community wishes. Please follow your heart and make it possible this wish become true.
Michael Sheaver commented
MAKE this a TOP priority, for it is BADLY needed, really. What do we need to do to. get you to move forward with this?
Why did you close the voting on this important ESSENTIAL feature request?
I reaaly like that my personal books sync between computers, but to have them accessible on my tablet, would be a huge plus. I likewise hope FaithLife reconsiders this!
I would really appreciate this feature. There are many personal books that I use in Logos that are not available to purchase on the Logos Store. I am very thankful for the Mobile app, but this is a real let down. Thanks for your hard work.
Chris Knabenshue commented
As someone who has a ton of personal books, I am very saddened to read this. I love that my personal books sync between computers, but to have them accessible on my phone/tablet, especially in this day in age, would be a huge plus. I hope FaithLife reconsiders this!
I'm with JB on this one, Daniel. You have told your most loyal users that you have no plans now or ever to work on resolving one of the most requested features of any serious Logos user while at the same time expressing how happy you are to hear feedback in improving the mobile experience. This reply lacks both logical consistency and any transparency. Could you help us understand why this feature will never be possible technologically?
I'm more unhappy with Logos' apparent unwillingness here than the lack of features. I'm thrilled that we have a PBB feature in the desktop version. It has been one of my favorite features, and a main selling point to the many pastor friends and seminary students to whom I've promoted Logos. But I keep hoping that the mobile OS side of Logos can better catch up as tablets especially are given more internal power and become more of the "go to" device for many of us over personal computers. But this response from Daniel suggests to me that the mobile experience will always be more of a reading module for purchased Logos content than a comprehensive Bible software program to take with us "on the go."
Hoping for a change of heart on this one.
Logos fan and user since the earlier Libronix days.
Hi Daniel, I believe you ultimately need to invest serious time in reconsidering the faith life approach to integrating user content into the software. I suspect the .docx PBB architecture has presented you with too many challenges for mobile (although you could consider integrating it through dropbox sync) but there is currently too much shift in content types and locations among the ministry to make a platform useful if you can't augment resources with your own and other public domain information. Since this content is pretty diverse, it is worth considering your approach and attempting to shift to a markdown or even URL/RSS based integration (make everyone standup a local web page for personal sermons, notes, and document clips) that could provide more versatility. The clips and notes functionality doesn't cut it, and you stand in the position of taking a commanding hold upon faith-based research and knowledge management if you can get past this last hurdle.
In my opinion, ultimately, if you lack this functionality which is at the core of information access, then I think you call into question the integrity of your solution as a long term information repository, as I personally become skeptical about your ability to preserve information access across business changes.
Hope you'll seriously continue to consider your strategies for non-purchased content management and integration.
(A not bought in user yet, largely because of this compromise)
Access to personal books should be a given in this day and age... Why not include it on the ios app?!?