Logos 6.3 Beta 1

Logos 6.3 Beta 1 ( was released on April 15, 2015.

Logos Now

Items in this section are available with a Logos Now subscription. Improvements and bug fixes listed further down are freely available to all users.


Added two new types of concordance: Sense and Biblical Entity.
Added lemma and root concordances to reverse interlinear resources.
Improved the refinement sidebar:

  • Added a “Frequency” refinement, allowing you to filter results by the minimum and/or maximum number of times they appear in a text.
  • The refinement column can now be expanded and collapsed. (Thread.)
  • Added scrolling to the sidebar panel on Mac.

Known issues:

  • This release adds new concordance types which require the Concordance to regenerate the first time it is run for a resource.
  • The Concordance takes significantly longer to generate, especially for Bibles with Reverse Interlinears. Good news: once it is done generating, there is a lot more interesting data available for concording. We plan to spend some time optimizing generation in a future release.
  • Sense and Biblical Entity results should have richer previews.
  • Sense and Biblical Entity results should have more type-specific refinement options.

Grammars Guide Section

The Grammars guide section has been completely redone, and presents information similarly to the Ancient Literature section.

  • In “By Subject” view, grammars are grouped by Type. In “By Resource” view, grammars are organized by language. These groups can be expanded/collapsed.
  • There is a new “Grammatical Constructions” subsection backed by the Greek Grammatical Constructions dataset:
  • This subsection provides cross references to the Guide key, sorted by grammatical construction type.
  • Note: After the new database resources required for this section have been downloaded, the application will need to be restarted to view the new section.

Known Issues

  • The results are not ordered in any meaningful way.



Improved the way resource updates are handled.

  • Resource updates no longer require a restart.
  • When updates are detected with Auto-Update enabled in Program Settings, resources will download and discover automatically. You may see “Preparing library...” in the notification bar. With Auto-Update disabled, you will see a notification with a download link, as before.
  • New resources will show up in the library as they get downloaded and discovered (without having to wait for all downloads to complete).
    • Updated resources will likewise be available for use as they are downloaded and discovered.
  • The “Updated Resources” box on the Home Page will update when resources are downloaded.
  • Resources that are updated while open, as well as application updates, will still require a restart.
  • NOTE: If you are waiting for an update to finish downloading, you will need to leave the application running. Once indexing begins, you can exit the application, and indexing will continue in the background as before.

Known issues:

  • Unhiding a resource does not make a resource visible again
  • Clicking the notification hyperlink to restart the application does nothing (you can manually close and relaunch the application).
  • The notification bar may prompt for application restart every time the application runs.
  • Canceling a download when auto-update is turned on will stop the current and pending downloads, and then after a short delay the downloads will start up again.

Searching All Resources, as well as the Collections guide section, will now display thumbnails in courseware resource hits that link to the media resource associated with that course.

  • Example: A hit in the resource text for OT101 will now include a thumbnail to the video for that article in the course.


Added “By Author” sort to the Journals section of Passage Guide.

Home Page

Added Faithlife Websites option in the settings menu that will enable/disable the three site banners “Bible Screen, Bible Study Magazine and Faithlife TV” on the Home Page sidebar.


Improved the panel for editing and tagging multiple selected resources:

  • Replaced the old tagging editor with the newer one, to match single resource tagging.
  • Added a section that lists all tags applied to the selected resources, with a count for each tag.
    • Hovering over the tag gives the option to “Apply to all” or delete that tag.
    • There is an “Advanced” section, which gives the option to Unify tags (apply all tags to all selected resources) or Clear all tags.
  • Added “Save as Collection” and “Save as Bibliography” options to the panel.
  • Series and Devices are now collapsible sections.

Personal Book Builder

Made changes to the PB list view to more closely match Library:

  • Removed the blue selection border on the left
  • Books now have a light blue background when the mouse is hovered over
  • Selected books now have a darker blue background to differentiate from the rest of the list

Resource Information

Added the reading progress completion circle and percentage description to the Resource Info panel.

Bug Fixes

Bible Word Study

Sparkline segments will now highlight on mouse-over.
Fixed bug that caused the sum of counts in the Sense section to not match the total.
Fixed issue where the Septuagint Translation section did not show all results.

Home Page

Fixed issue which could prevent content from appearing properly in the Home Page when Excerpts or similar items were unchecked. (Thread, Thread, Thread)

Fixed bug that caused the Notes markup to sometimes not be applied to Inline Search results. (Thread.)


Fixed bug that caused the LLS:FSB dynamic translation resource to not save in a Layout. (Thread.)


Added words that are common to Bible dictionaries, such as “Semi-Pelagianism”, or “soteriology” to the Logos spell-check dictionaries. (Thread.)
When adding a note it will now default to the language set on the default rich text editor instead of the application UI language.

Personal Book Builder

The “Stop” button when uploading a Personal Book now correctly stops the upload process.

  • Added an “Upload canceled” error message when stopping an upload.

Attempting to upload a PB that has already been uploaded will now give a useful error message, rather than showing a blank progress bar.


Fixed bug that caused the Print Preview to be blank when selecting the last options from table of contents. (Thread.)

Sentence Diagrammer

Fixed bug that caused Sentence Diagram tools to disappear at various operating system scales on Windows.

Visual Copy

Fixed issue which was causing author-specific slides and those with author fields to not be at the top of the list. (Thread)

Visual Filters

Fixed issue where Propositional Outlines weren’t displaying properly when Bible Text Only’s “One verse per line” option was enabled.

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