Faithlife, the makers of Logos Bible Software, updated their Android suite of mobile apps with some much-needed fixes. Android users of the Bible app on Android can get it from the Google Play Store using the links below.
Here’s a list of the new fixes and features.
What’s New in Logos Bible for Android?
There’s a new setting in the visual settings of the Logos Bible app for Android. Tap on the screen to show the menu and hit the three vertical dots in the upper right corner (see example in the slide show above). Swipe down to the bottom and tap View Settings. Now scroll to the bottom of that screen and notice there’s a visual filter to turn on or off Notes or Community Notes. Notes refers to notes that user adds to a book or Bible. The Community Notes come from the Faithlife Community.
To add a note, select some text by holding down on the screen over a word you wish to select. Drag the note markers that appear at the beginning and end of that word so the selection covers all the text you want to select. Tap on Note. Choose Private for a user note and Community for a public note.
Another visual setting a person can choose is Bible text only, which strips away the verse numbers, chapter numbers and headings in Bibles that include pericope headings. Go back into the settings as described above and just above the two notes visual filters, there’s a Bible text only menu item. Tap it to customize what will show up. The resulting screen allows users to turn on and off the following:
- Bible text formatting – things like bold or italics
- Chapter/verse numbers
- Footnote indicators
- Non-bible text – the headings mentioned above
- One verse per line – puts it in paragraph or verse per line mode
Speaking of selecting text, the Logos Bible 4.5 version now includes Smart Selection. This selects text by automatically picking a whole verse or paragraph for you. You can turn it off in the Settings menu.
Logos added support for Logos 6 Custom Reading Plans. A user can make a custom reading plan in Logos 6 that separates the text by more than just chapter or page. Until now these didn’t show up on the Android app’s home page. This is the most important update for my daily use.
User Collections now show up in Bible Search as well.
Improved or Fixed in Logos Bible 4.5
There’s a few things that Faithlife developers fixed in this version of Logos Bible Android app. They are as follows:
- Scrolling now tracks correctly
- Updated French translations
- Improvements to authentication – where one app will now authenticate other apps. Sign into Logos Bible and Vyrso will also use this sign on.
- Support for unattached notes – users can add general notes not attached to text or Bible verses
- Notes upgrade – no longer gets stuck in an infinite loop if upgrade requires multiple passes
Various Logos Bible Apps for Android
There’s more than just the one Logos Bible app for Android. Logos offers a suite of app promotion for mobile Bible apps including the following:
- Logos Bible – the flagship app with most of the features serious Bible students want
- Faithlife Study Bible – focused on the Faithlife study tools with visual features like maps, images, etc.
- Vyrso – primarily for Christian book reading
- Noet – scholarly study focus
- Verbum – focused on Catholic Christians
- Biblia – Spanish version Bible app
Also search for these in the Amazon app store for Kindle support.