Family Sub-User Accounts
I have a beautiful wife and two great kids (7 and 3), I would love for them to use Logos too but in their own way.
It would be great if the application allowed sub-users, maybe 5 for each master account so Kids etc can use logos and have their own set of notes and layouts etc without accidentally deleting mine :).
Apple and Microsoft have similar features to this.
I'd love for my wife and children to be able to have their own accounts using my library, too. But there would need to be limits. If we are saying they should have access because the library should be treated like a physical library of books which the family could have on the shelf at home, then my children should only have access as long as they are in the home. If my child goes off to Bible College, I'm not letting him take my entire library off the shelf with him. I still need it. There would need to be an age cutoff, or a location cutoff for additional users.
I love this idea. My wife just asked me if she could get my account info so she could do research for Sunday School.
Long wished for this. I’ve invested 5 figures into Logos. My wife should have access to my books but in her own “space”.
Paulus Kieviet commented
I strongly agree. Logos resources are increasingly taking the place of our physical libraries. I am very happy for my kids to raid my bookshelves, and in the same way I'd love to be able to have them use my Logos library. But they should have their own username, so they could add their own layouts, highlights, notes etc.
Geoff Husa commented
I too would really appreciate the ability to have my wife, and my kids when they're old enough, be able to use the books and resources we've invested so much in.
My son is heading into seminary and I have an extensive Logos library that will eventually be willed to him, but in the meantime it seems family members should have access through a sibling account that is connected to the parent. The concern is the continuity of devices, where the research threads flow from one device to another, but this would disrupt research flow if I am using my library and he is doing his own research or study. Adding a family sharing feature will increase the value of Logos, especially as we invest in building this extensive library. Though our library is digital and not tangible, it seems it should be treated as if it were tangible, especially if marketed as an alternative to physical copies. Thank you.
Andrew Biddinger commented
Commenting on this to agree again!
Ryan Vars commented
I was just trying to research this. My kids are now 15 and 13 and I would love for them to have access to some of my Bible Study resources but I don't necessarily want them making new notes/highlights in my Library. A family share plan would be incredible!
Please FL and Logos, consider adding this feature to encourage Bible study in families...
Mark Wilson commented
AND, I would like to suggest another, similar idea but "completely different" idea: resource lending. (sorry if there is an existing thread about this)
This is something that Amazon has worked with Kindle out whereby a person who has purchased a book and electronically "lend" it to another person for a FIXED period of time.
I know that the company would prefer to sell a resource, however, at times "borrowing" a resource is all that is needed. AND, this too might lead to selling a resource. (At times I'm thinking of buying a resource but am not sure if it really fits my need, or, for the price, I must be really, really sure that it will fit my need. Borrowing it for a fixed time would very much help in my decision making.
I am also going to make this a separate post, and so would invite the moderator to delete one of the posts as fitting. Thank you!
Andrew Biddinger commented
I agree. Family sharing is very much needed for logos books. Also, related is book sharing/loaning/gifting like Amazon Kindle does. Digital Libraries should have the same abilities as a personal library.
Robert Warmath commented
I would strongly encourage consideration of this idea. I am teaching my wife to use Logos. She has her own Bible reading plans and prayer lists, but once she starts learning to use the study features, we're going to have a problem with layouts and desktops. I purchased the Diamond level, and simply can't afford to purchase a separate package for her (especially since I would want her to have access to all the resources I have already purchased). That would also allow her to be working on the software on the home computer while I am on the office machine - can't do that now!
Douglas Alvarenga commented
I thought 3 year old kids couldn't write or read LOL this is definitely some pulling our leg :D