After a very long wait, Logos Bible Software has updated the popular Bible app to include highlighting and notes. When the app was first released, the lack of highlighting and note feature was a major problem. But Logos has not only addressed the missing feature, they have exceeded my expectations.
To create a note, select a word or phrase, and then “note” from the menu. This will open the note dialogue (fig. 1). You can select the color of the highlight and the icon used for the note. The Style menu opens another dialogue box which offers a wide variety of highlighting options. The same styles available on the desktop version are present, including the emphasis and inductive styles (fig. 2). You can create a note file for related topics, then add notes to that topic as you read.
In my opinion, the best feature here is the fact that notes are synced with your desktop version of Logos. Actually, the notes are kept “in the cloud” in your Logos account. I made a note on Matthew 22:34, and it appeared on my laptop running Logos a few moments later. I updated the note on my laptop, and the note was updated on my iPad version of Logos a few moments later. This is a very cool feature which will make the Logos app an extremely valuable study tool. I very much appreciate a single application for taking notes, and the fact that my notes are available on my desktop make this feature indispensable. Prior to this upgrade, I was using Evernote to try and take notes while reading Logos books, but switching apps was cumbersome and usually resulted in crashing either Evernote or Logos.
I think that Logos is the best iPad Bible app, and the addition of highlighting and notes is an important improvement. Logos is still a free app, so visit the App Store and upgrade to the new version. Vyrso has also been upgraded to include highlighting and notes as well.