Logos Bible Software is one of my personal favorite Bible study tools, and Logos 4 only made things better when they announced a full, cross-platform, synchronized experience, complete with even iPhone and iPad access. I was so blown away by Logos 4, I didn’t think things could get any better.
They just did.
Introducing Biblia.com, Logos Bible Software in a web browser! We’re not talking about a simple Bible search site such as Bible.Logos.com (although that site itself is one of the most powerful Bible search sites I’ve seen yet), we’re talking about walking up to a web browser and essentially accessing, reading, and searching your entire Logos library. All it takes is a quick sign in with your Logos.com account, and you’ll immediately start seeing your Logos books appear. My favorite Bible and commentary automatically appeared, completely cross-linked to each other, and it even remembered the last passage I was studying when I on the Logos desktop application last! It just doesn’t get any neater than this!
In addition, all of my prioritized Bibles and commentaries automatically appear in the list when switching books, along with any other Bibles and commentaries I own from Logos. Switching between them is a one-click snap. Each book has a share button that makes it a snap to share the passage with users on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Each book also has an info panel with detailed info on the book, again, just like the Logos on the desktop.
Biblia.com also offers a passage box which looks and feels just like the passage box on the Logos desktop application. Upon entering a passage and clicking GO!, the site asks me if I want to search my entire library for the passage or just my open books. I’m sure eventually Logos will find a way to bring the Passage Guide and automated reports to Biblia.com to make this feature even more powerful.
The site also includes full book and library searching, and browsing your entire library is coming soon. Users without Logos Bible Software can access a few of the resources on the site for free, and just like with the iPhone and iPad apps, when purchasing resources for Logos, they’re automatically made available on Biblia.com as well. Biblia.com also contains a powerful API that allows developers to integrate the technology and content from the site in other applications.
Biblia.com, even in this starting off beta stage, offers a ton of potential and already shows how powerful this site is going to be. I’m excited about the possibilities in store for Biblia.com, and I cannot wait to see what Logos will do with this truly amazing tool.
One thing I’ll say about the new site. It seems with this new Biblia.com, it could easily replace the functionality of some of Logos’s other sites such as Bible.Logos.com and WBSA. It’d be great to see Logos bring everything under one roof on this new site and integrate Bible.Logos.com, WBSA, and Sermons.Logos.com to have the content easily accessible and in parallel with the rest of our Logos libraries. I wouldn’t mind them even merging all of our account information tucked away into the site somewhere creating a new “My.Logos.com” which would allow me to easily view my account information, make purchases, and jump right over into online Bible study. Those are just a few of my personal suggestions, and I’m sure whatever Logos does with Biblia.com, it’ll be exciting to watch unfold.
So go checkout Biblia.com today and experience Logos Bible Software in a web browser!