Focus on tablet and touchscreen features
Better scrolling and program control with touchscreen gestures. Especially in reading mode the interface is difficult to use with a touchscreen. I want to be able to use Logos like my e-reader.
Logos 5 supports touch gestures for scrolling and turning pages (on Windows).
Glenn Pettit commented
I regularly use Logos 7 on my Surface Pro. In all other apps, I have come to expect that when I place my finger on a page and drag it up, then the page will scroll along with my finger. But in Logos, the page starts highlighting text, which is NOT the expected behavior. The way to implement this and be consistent with other Windows programs is for simple touch-slide events to scroll but have touch-hold events highlight the word and then provide handles to select more text.
Robert Forlenza commented
Layouts not longer functions in Windows 10 when in Tablet Mode. The time is past due, more and more people are using convertible PC's and need this functionality.
johan le commented
Highlighting doesn't work with Stylus. There are also som difficulties with changing window layout's in tablet mode.
William Arnold commented
Please add better support for Surface devices!
I have a surface pro 3, if I drag my finger across the page to scroll, the page flickers (it's not smooth at all). the only way to practically use it, I have to scroll using the mouse Pad... (Compare scrolling using Ms Word Vs Logos 6). I would greatly appreciate it if you fix this.
John Guthridge commented
I find touch to work fairly well on my surface pro 3, but when I'm in tablet mode (where windows automatically take the whole screen), Logos doesn't have any idea how to handle window resizing or layouts. It's fairly easy to switch out of tablet mode and resize the window manually, but it would be nice for this to simply work.
Also, I should note that part of the reason the touch screen works fine on the surface is that the pen is recognized as the mouse, so I can do just about everything I would with keyboard and mouse. Without the pen, it would be much harder.
No, Logos does NOT properly support touch navigation on Windows 10 (where I have Verbum 6.x): I still cannot drag (one or two) fingers inside a reading pane to scroll it!
(Instead I can only attempt to touch the very small scrollbar or arrows. That's MUCH harder on a small touchscreen like this Stream-8 tablet.)
There needs to be a way to highlight text and add notes.
Clint Scott commented
This still needs improvement. It works in Windows 10 but could be better when using a Surface in tablet mode for example.
This should include better window management such as collapsible panes, especially ones that are referenced briefly such as the passage guide and others like it to help make Logos more efficient on smaller screens.
If you could make the "Columns" selection locally set by each computer it would make my tablet play nice with my laptop. I need it set to something other than "None" for my tablet to easily scroll, but want it to stay on "None" on my laptop. But they keep changing based on what I've previously used. Thanks!
Mike G. commented
Using Logos 6 on a Windows 8.1 tablet is useless for general reading without a mouse. A stylus is touchy and makes it a pain. An reader styled after the android reader that runs alongside the full desktop mode would be great. Web browsers can switch modes. This is where the market is going.
Logos needs comprehensive support for touch interaction. Logos 4 appears to have none at all. The difference between desktop, phone, and tablet has blurred to a remarkable degree.
Mark A commented
Pls allow toggle to larger buttons for touch screen devices. Like newer Office applications. Thx!
I hope this will be improved.
Anthony Nuñez commented
thx for scrolling by touch... please add the following for touch as well: select text (more than one word); larger buttons on locator bar and function bar in notes (clippings, etc) and tabs for resources and close "X" button; sentence diagramming tool. thx!
I have a new computer! It's a Lenovo touch screen. Yet it does not seem that my logos software can select text for notes, copying, or pasting.
brent hoefling commented
more important - especially as Windows 8 has been released.
Pavel Škoda commented
In the age of tablets it is IMHO necessary for LOGOS4 to support work with stylus:
- ergonomic higlighting text with pen (absolute necessity for me)
- hovering (to see text in balloon)
- ergonomic scrolling
Hoping LOGOS4 will work efficiently on Win8 tablets in near future :-)