Logos iOS App Updated: Notes & Highlights

Logos updated their Bible study software last week, including their iPad / iPhone app, which now includes some great note-taking and highlighting features.


The ability to take notes in the Logos iOS app has been noticeably absent since it was first released a couple years ago, but many are rejoicing that this feature has been incorporated into the latest update, which, by the way, is free.

Simply select some text or a verse number, and click the Note option on the popup menu that appears. When you enter your note, you can even choose a symbol and a color as a visual indicator of your note in the text.

Logos Bible Study App -- Notes


While I find notes handy, I’m more excited about the highlighting feature, which allows you to “mark the text your way with more than 80 colors and symbols.”

Anyone who uses the inductive Bible study method, which relies heavily on marking the text, will find that this is the best marking system currently available in any mobile Bible study app. (In fact, Precept Ministries International helped Logos develop their inductive markings.)

To add a highlight, select a word, phrase, or verse, and click the Highlight option on the popup menu that appears. Then select any of the following highlighting options:

  • Any of your three most recently used highlighting styles
  • Emphasis Markup
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Solid Colors
  • Inductive

Here’s what 1 Peter 5 looks like after I’ve highlighted key words, terms of conclusion, and time indicators (click for a larger image):

Logos Bible Study App -- Highlights

Sync with Desktop Apps

If you have the PC or Mac version of Logos 4, you can also synchronize your notes and highlights between your various apps. There are a few conditions for this to work properly:

  • You’ll need to go into Settings in each of your apps, and login with your Logos account.
  • You’ll need to have the same Bible version in your Logos desktop app that you are marking in your iOS device, which generally means you’ll have to purchase it. (You can add notes and highlights on your iOS device without purchasing a Bible version, but, as far as I can tell, you will need to purchase Bibles for your desktop computer app.) By the way, Logos is having a $10 Bible sale at the time of this writing, which is a significant savings.
  • Some have encountered a problem syncing notes and highlights between their mobile and desktop apps. Logos is aware of the issue and has promised a quick update to correct it.

The latest version of the Logos Bible app includes a few other new features as well and some bug fixes. Find all the details here and a brief video overview below:

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