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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 and 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 actual Bible study won’t be affected, whilst the Logos Help will state [Net] for any tools/features that require the Internet:

  • The Home Page contains several internet based items e.g. Pre-pub and Community Pricing announcements.
  • Passage Guides will lack sermons from or graphics from
  • Reading Lists get information from, so they will not function at all without 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 be downloaded when 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.

Without internet access these items will not do anything.

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