Logos 8 is out, and of course they’re hyping it madly right now.
Certainly I think they should drop hints, and say things like, “Logos 8 coming out in two months” to stir excitement. I actually just had the money to upgrade and spent it on something else! So advance notice is always a good thing.
Logos needs to hire some new writers to explain their new features. I know that sometimes some of the features in Logos they hype I have honestly no idea what they do. Supposedly, they’ve now got work flows.
No clue what that is.
They’ve got Canvas.
Not sure what that is.
I think it’s something akin to the sentence diagramming feature. I didn’t know how to use that, so I use it in other ways to examine the verse. It may be that Canvas is something I wrote to WordSearch suggesting several times – an extra overlay you can make notes and highlights on as needed. If so, that’s really cool.
Logos is saying that these features are fantastic, and revolutionary. Anything logos calls revolutionary must be impressive, because their program is revolutionary as it is.
Should you upgrade? I’ll say, yes. I love the changes Logos instituted with 7, and the concept of “you buy the books and own them forever” is a really good idea. Certainly, the concept of “you only own the version you pay for during its lifespan” by Quickverse bankrupted that company. You can find rant after rant from other Logos owners who explained to the company that the money they paid was a one time thing, and they’ll never be able to do that again.
Logos listened, Quickverse didn’t.
So now I own all the books I bought in Logos 6 and Seven. Logos 8 will add to that.
You should get – if you get anything – the Logos Baptist upgrade. Logos now is committed to making sure you’ve got “Visions of St. Elise of Cyan” bundled in to the regular Logos. The Baptist one reallly has them confused – they’re mostly theologically liberal New Calvinists – so they’ve got titles in the Baptist Family that have titles of “sovereign Grace”, “Calvin’s Institutes” and “Modern Ariminianism”. You just can’t explain it to a New Calvinist that Baptists aren’t Arminian or Calvinist. At all. They don’t get it. In their minds, you’re either one or the other. The concept of a third doctrinal stance simply makes no sense to them.
The biggest feature of Logos – I swear they read this blog – is that you end up with a million note files after two years of regular Logos use. They’ve now got ways to organize your note files, so you now can find that fragment of a note file you started on Haggai.
It’s always a joy to me to upgrade Logos. I did enjoy buying Swordsearcher last year – that was a great moment for me. But often, adding something to Logos is amazing to me. I love it. You add a Greek lexicon or a primer, and suddenly you’re getting a LOT more responses when you search for things, or right click on a word.
Do you have Logos yet? Most people don’t. I’d get the Logos Basic 7 for now – Logos 8 Basic won’t come out until February or so.
you’re going to be amazed at how much information you get, very quickly when you use it.