Logos 4 Mac
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Logos4 for Win, Logos4 for Mac
Keyboard Shortcuts For Mac
Logos 4 Video Tutorials
Mac and PC User Interface Differences
Mac Release Notes and History
Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs
- Above screen capture from 27” iMac – 20 panels with variety of items for illustration – Link to Full Size
- Parallel button includes collection, which was created after adding Interlinear and lbs (Logos Greek Morphology abbreviation) tags to Bible resources, refer to Collections
- Double clicking Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 27th Edition (NA27) word opens highest prioritized Greek-English Lexicon, see Prioritize Library
- Logos 4.3 added free Personal Book tool, forum thread has docx file of Wiki Personal Book page
- Logos 4.3 fixed Notes bullet capabilities plus added many keyboard shortcuts in Notes and Clippings
- Logos Greek Morphology visual filters are enabled in NA27, Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament, and ESV.
- English Standard Version (ESV) has Find open (CMD+f)
- Text comparison is showing differences and base text
- Pronunciation is showing greek transliteration entry to filter list of lemma’s
Logos 4 => Common Experience on Mac & PC
Logos 4 on Mac and PC share code base – most items function identically on both platforms (including time needed to download resources and index library). Primary User Interface difference is many items inside PC window are located in Mac Menu Bar on top of screen: File, Guides, Tools, Layouts, & Help. PC control key often becomes command key on Mac. Wiki has Getting Started with Logos along with Table of Contents and Visual Table of Contents. Logos 4 is resource intensive on Mac & PC – benefits from fast processor, graphics, and quick storage along with adequate memory (i.e. newer hardware since Logos 4 being designed for use over 5 to 8 years); Solid State Disk (SSD) is noticeably faster than hard disk.
What to Expect
- Three Logos 4 Mac menus do not follow historic Mac conventions: File, Guides, and Layouts - recommend quick click to display menu (may take seconds to display), then can right OR left click on menu items.
Interested in Using Logos 4 Mac ?
- Logos 4 Mac is noticeably more responsive on newer hardware (e.g. 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors) with 4 GB or more RAM and fast disk storage (e.g. Solid State Disk).
Need Logos 4 PC feature?
Run a Windows Virtual Machine - Some Mac users are using commercial virtualization software Parallels and VMware Fusion to run the Windows version of Logos 4. You can find suggested settings for running Logos on Parallels and Fusion to experiment with to tweak the performance on Logos 4 Windows. If you haven’t purchased one product or the other, Logos Mac Developers reported that Logos tends to run a bit faster on Parallels 5. (though this is subject to change as both products continue to release updates: Parallels 7, Fusion 4, and VirtualBox 4 are compared in a 19 Sep 2011 overview article).
Oracle offers a free Virtual Machine program called VirtualBox. While not quite as friendly as Parallels or Fusion, does job well at an unbeatable price: free. Great option if you only need a Virtual Machine for Logos 4. VirtualBox setting ideas.
Observation: Virtual Machines benefit from more RAM in computer (4 GB or more so a Virtual Machine can have 2 GB or more) and adequate disk space, including your Logos 4 folder with resources, database files, and indexes. If using noticeably faster Mac OS X 64 bit kernel, recommend 64 bit Windows in virtual machines (avoids translation slowdown between 64 bit and 32 bit memory addresses).
Apple’s Boot Camp is free dual boot option with drivers for Windows that is faster than virtualization: Apple Boot Camp Support includes FAQ’s and installation guide. Boot Camp drivers include read and write to Mac file system.
License note - Logos 4 is free for use in virtual machine or Boot Camp (one more device for a library user), but Windows is not. Also, Windows end user license agreement (EULA) for several versions forbid virtual machine use.
Logos 4 resource note: Resource files are identical for Mac and PC. However, different file path conventions on Mac and PC make sharing resources technically challenging. Logos 4 folders (with database and index files) are not usable across platforms due to file path differences (i.e. copying Logos 4 folders between Mac and PC does not update file paths inside Logos 4 database files). Optionally can setup virtual machine(s) to avoid multiple resource file downloads by using shared folder(s) so Logos 4 PC can scan (read) Logos 4 Mac resources and/or Logos 4 Mac can scan (read) Logos 4 PC resources. The scan command specifies a path to check for resources: part of discovery process is copying resource file so Mac and PC have their own set of resource files (and index files). For automatic resource scanning so downloads into one Logos 4 installation can be copied to another, recommend using same update channel in Logos 4 installations; also can turn off automatic downloads in one Logos 4 installation (manually update program and use scan command to update resources from other installation).