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When Faithlife released Logos 10, they also updated the Logos 10 Mobile app and the Logos 10 Web app. We’ve got the major new features of the Logos 10 Web App, with screenshots and a video showing how to use each feature.

If you want to upgrade to Logos 10, consider using my affiliate link to get a discount and help me pay for this site and the video I made about the update.

logos 10 web app

Why would you want to use a web app instead of software?

  • Chromebook users can install the Android app, but it’s not as good as the iOS app and not even close to the desktop app. The web app does a good job of presenting users with some good Bible study tools.
  • People sometimes use a computer they don’t own and can’t install the software. Travel to a friend’s house or borrow your spouse’s system and log onto the Web App and you can access all your books and many of the advanced Bible study tools of the mobile and desktop apps.
  • Small SSDs in systems like the Microsoft Surface Go or other older systems can run the Web App and still use your huge Logos library.
  • A web browser and the Logos 10 Web App run faster than Logos 10 on the desktop. You might want to read some text or quickly run a simple search.

The new Logos 10 Web App offers a slightly changed user interface. You also get a few other features that we’ll demonstrate in the video below and in each section after that below.

Video Demonstrating the Logos 10 Web App New Features

My Logos 10 Web App Demo video.

Logos 10 Web App Simpler Search

Logos 10 simplified search and ported that feature to the Logos 10 Web App. The new Simpler Search cuts down on some of the arcane syntax users needed in previous versions. The example they give is as follows:

For example, <Person Moses> WITHIN {Speaker <Person Jesus>} becomes person:Moses IN speaker:Jesus, to find all the times Jesus talks about Moses.

You no longer need brackets or curly braces to search in Logos. They say it’s more like a Google search. That’s a good thing because searching in Logos made things too complicated. Many of us just opened a browser and searched Google for simple searches trying to find a specific passage.

For the Logos 10 Web App, you can use their auto-complete to add search terms for special syntax. You can still use the old terms if you struggle to remember the changed syntax. Logos will translate it into a new way of searching.

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To use the feature, click the Search button and then type in your search into the search box, as seen above.

Logos 10 Web App Sermon Import

The Logos Web App now lets users add their sermons thanks to the Sermon Importing feature. Add sermons you wrote in other software like Word or Google Docs. Then automatically create slides to export to Proclaim, PowerPoint, or Keynote. The Web App offers other options as well.

You can import existing sermons into Logos to take advantage of Preaching Mode, automatic slide creation, Sermon Manager planning, and wider integration into Logos.

sermon importing feature in logos 10 web app

Open the Sermon Manager from the tools menu. Then click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the Sermon Manager and click on Import to add your sermon files. A dialog box opens up. Click on Choose files. Select one or more documents to import.

Logos 10 Web App processes the files adding tags for things like Bible passages. You can edit each file with the information you might find in the Sermon manager’s Sermon Info sidebar on the right after selecting a file.

Popular Quotes in Logos 10 Web App

Using Sermon Builder, you can search for quotations to help illustrate ideas in your message. Open the Web App, go to the Tools menu (the 9 dots in 3 rows), and open Sermon Builder.

Click the Tools button on the toolbar and then click on Sermon Builder.
Click the Tools button on the toolbar and then click on Sermon Builder.

You’ll see a single quotation mark in the upper right corner of the Sermon Builder. Click on it to open the Popular Quotes feature. You’ll now see an entry box that you can use to search for passages, text, or topics. The tool searches the quotations dataset and finds applicable quotes.

popular quotes feature

Find your quote and drag it to the sermon editor. The Web App will create a slide to export to Proclaim, Keynote, PowerPoint, or other useful destinations. If I used it, I could export it to the worship presentation tool made by Faithlife called Proclaim.

Only customers who bought the Silver package or above of Logos 10 will see this feature in the Logos Web App.

Advanced Timeline in Logos 10 Web App

Logos updated the Timeline feature in the Logos 10 Web App and gave it a new name: Advanced Timeline. Open it from the Tools button on the toolbar (9 dots in three rows next to the search box on the main toolbar). You’ll see Advanced Timeline in the drop-down box.

You’ll need the Bronze package of Logos 10 or higher to access the new Advanced Timeline.

Church History Themes

The new Church History Themes feature brings a “combination of a new dataset and resource” to the Logos 10 Web App, which will help users better understand theology in the historical setting.

Logos added many pages to the Church History Themes section of the Factbook. These themes show the historical movements inside the history of the church. The entry in the Logos communities says…

Every Theme begins with a summary and lists Key Developments. It goes on to identify key People, Events, Places, Concepts, and Documents, which link out to other Factbook pages for further detail.

Ali Pope, Faithlife in Community Forums
how to open the church history themes from the logos 10 web app

Here’s how to use it. Open the Web App and then click on the Factbook icon, which looks like a book with a checkmark next to the search icon on the toolbar. In the Factbook, click on the drop-down list and choose Church History Themes.

church history themes in factbook

You’ll see a list of items in the left column of the Factbook. Choose one to study that item. The main window to the right shows content from the Factbook and your library regarding the item you selected.

How to Open Church History Themes from Advanced Timeline

Users can also open the Church History Themes feature from the Logos Web App Advanced Timeline. Click the Tools button on the toolbar. Then choose Advanced Timeline to open it.

Now click on the Facets button in the upper left of the Advanced Timeline Window. You may need to open the Subject Area section. Click on Church History to see the Church History Themes in the timeline.

How to Open Church History Themes from Library

You can also open the Church History Themes content from your Library of Resources. Click on the Library button on the main toolbar. Then search for either…

  • Essential Lexham Dictionary of Church History
  • Church History Themes

You can open one or both of these books to read and find content.

Auto Translation in Logos 10 Web App

Users can open a resource or book, and on the right side of the window, there’s a new feature to translate the book or resource from the currently published language to another language.

See the screenshot above. Click the button second from the right in the resource’s window. This opens the Auto Translation Tool. Choose the language you want to translate from the drop-down box that lists the languages. The Web App instantly translates the open book into the new language.

By Kevin

I'm the Director of Missions for Brushy Mountain Baptist Association in Wilkes County, North Carolina. I've served a a pastor for 30 years and I write about the church and sometimes technology at my personal website.

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