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How will Logos work in third world countries where there is limited or no internet access?

Logos can be operated offline quite well but it is best to use its Offline mode rather than changing Settings or switching off your connection.
For Windows, hold down CTRL key while starting Logos. For Mac, launch Logos, then quickly press and hold the Command key until the login screen appears. Then select “Work Offline”.

Note that “Use Internet” = YES is ignored in Offline mode, so keep that value in Tools > Program Settings.

When you want to receive updates, start Logos normally to revert to online mode. If you have to go to another place and pay for internet access, know what it is going to cost you beforehand.

If this is true, then why does Logos “need” the internet?

There are features that need the internet, particularly “metadata” (data about your resources that enables you to group them them in Library or collections), or updates to resources and the program.
The majority of tools for Bible study won’t be affected, whilst the Logos Help will state [Net] for any tools/features that require the Internet e.g.:

  • The Home Page will lack a significant amount of Explore items.
  • Passage Guides will lack Logos Sermons and Bookstore.
  • Reading Lists need the Internet.
  • Document syncing keeps your created documents in sync between installations.
  • Checks for updated metadata are made regularly, and are sync’d when available.
  • Program and resource updates will not be available.
    • “Automatically Start Downloads” can be set to NO (in Tools > Program settings), as you will then be notified of a download and can start it when you are ready.

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