Logos updated their iOS app for Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and changed the name to Bible!, probably to get it higher in the search results sorted by alphabet. The new version still gives users access to most of their Logos books and resources while on the go, but adds some awesome new features bringing the app to version 3.0.
The biggest change you’ll notice are the new home page that looks a lot more like the Faithlife Study Bible app, the new panels that include the Passage Guide, Bible Word Study and the Text Comparison tool.
I really like the user interface of the Home page of the app. Notice above the Library view that shows either the book covers in a grid view or a list view (see below).
In the upper right panel the app shows once of 6 panels. In order they are as follows:
- History of recent passages
- Devotions available
- Search history
- Available documents like reading plans, notes and highlighter documents
- Bible Word Study and Passage Guide
- Tools with Favorites, History and Text Comparison
Above the Library list you’ll find the library search box where you can look up books by title, subject and author. The sort button lets users sort by Title, Author, User Rating and Recently opened books.
Next to the sort box the user interface shows two buttons that change between the list and grid views. Finally we get the button that shows the library in full screen mode.
Users will like the ability to still add notes and highlight passage. Searching for words and bookmarking them still exists. And the app lets users copy and paste to other apps.
Logos offers a great free app. I really like it and find it one of the best mobile Bible apps available on the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
Room for Improvement
I don’t like the button used to show the resource panel that slides out from the right side of the app. You’ll find it in the image above just to the left of the reference box and left arrow. The icon’s just too small and hard to tap with my big fingers. I would like to see Logos increase the size or make it accessible with a gesture like a two finger swipe from the left edge. In fact all of the toolbar icons are too small.
Some don’t like that it doesn’t work as well offline, but I’m not as worried since I use a 4G LTE iPad.