New and Improved in Verbum 10

Verbum 10 introduces a flatter, more modern design running on an upgraded underlying framework that brings significant performance increases and a native ARM-based Mac version for all Apple Silicon chips. In addition to these design and performance improvements, Verbum 10 adds a range of new features and improves many others. The key changes are listed below.

To learn more about all features included in Verbum 10, visit Verbum.com.

 

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Vertical Toolbar

New Search Syntax

Bible Search Upgrades

New Search Types

Print Books Catalog

Auto Translate

Church History in the Factbook

Import Your Past Homilies

Popular Quotations

Timeline tool

Text to Speech on Mobile

More Tools on Your Tablet

 

Vertical Toolbar

Note: Available in packages Starter and above.

V10 - Vertical Toolbar

 

In addition to the updated design, the main app toolbar has been moved from the top of the screen to the left side of the app. With the toolbar on the left, you can access the Go box by clicking the Verbum icon on the upper left.

You can move it back to the top from Program Settings if you prefer.

 

New Search Syntax

10 - Intro To Search Books Search

 

Verbum 10 introduces a new, simplified query syntax to Search. This new syntax maintains all the power of the existing syntax, but without the need for angle brackets, tildes, and curly braces. Where your search queries used to look like:

{Label Miracle WHERE Agent ~ <Person God> AND Beneficiary ~ <Person Magi>}

The new format simplifies that to:

miracle:(agent:God AND beneficiary:Magi)

Additionally, four search operators have been simplified:

  • ANDNOT becomes NOT
  • ANDEQUALS becomes EQUALS
  • NOTEQUALS becomes NOT EQUALS
  • WITHIN becomes IN

Verbum 9 search syntax will be automatically converted to the new syntax, with a “Did you mean?” prompt, allowing you to see and run the new syntax with just one extra click. All of your existing shortcuts, favorites, and visual filters will also be converted to the new syntax, while continuing to sync correctly with Verbum 9.

Learn more about the new search syntax.

 

Bible Search Upgrades

L10 - Bible Search Search Grid View

 

You now have the option to quickly select your Top Bible as the search location in Bible Search and to adjust your search boundaries to either Verse or Chapter boundaries. Additionally, the results UI has been refreshed for desktop, web, and mobile. 

Learn more about Bible Search.

 

New Search Types

10 - Intro To Search All Search

 

Verbum 10 introduces several new search types: All SearchBooks Search, Factbook SearchDocs SearchMaps SearchFactbook Tags Search, and Bookstore Search

  • All Search is similar to the Everything search found in previous versions of Logos. It searches all books and tools, returning many results in new Search cards.
  • Books Search replaces, though it is not exactly equivalent to, the previous Basic search capability. Use a Books search to find words or phrases in your entire Logos library, or in particular fields within specific tools or sets of resources.
  • Factbook Search returns Factbook articles matching your search term.
  • Docs Search looks within all of the documents you've created in addition to Canvas files and Notes.
  • Maps Search provides links to any map in the Atlas or in your downloaded resources.
  • Factbook Tags Search shows all of the resources in your Library containing a Factbook tag matching your search term.
  • Bookstore Search shows where a term appears in unowned resources in the Verbum catalog.

 

Print Library Catalog

Note: Available in packages Gold and above.

L10 Print LIbrary

 

The Print Library Catalog in Verbum 10 is a special section of your Verbum Library exclusively for books you own in print (whether you own the Verbum version or not). This brings the power of Search to your print library by pointing you to the page numbers for your query results.

To quickly add books to your Print Library Catalog, simply open the new ISBN scanner tool in the Verbum mobile app.

Learn more about the Print Library Catalog.

 

Auto Translate

Note: Available in packages Gold and above.

3 Select Language

 

The Verbum store hosts resources in many different languages. Up until now, key texts in one language have often been unavailable in another. Verbum 10 introduces the ability to auto-translate the text of your resources via third-party services using the new right-hand sidebar (also available on the web app).

Learn more about auto-translating resources.

 

Church History in the Factbook

Note: Available in packages Starter and above.

4 Select A Theme

 

The Factbook now features pages on church history. As with all Factbook pages, church history entries provide overview and summary information with the ability to drill down into more details found in your Verbum resources. Now, you can quickly spot connections between people, times, places, events, documents, and ideas.

Learn more about studying Church history.

 

Import Your Past Homilies

Note: Available in packages Silver and above.

Import Homily Files

 

When Homily Manager was introduced in Verbum 9, it brought much-needed homily planning and organization tools to Verbum. With Verbum 10, you can now import your Word documents as homilies using Homily Manager.

Learn how to import your past homilies.

 

Popular Quotations

Note: Available in packages Silver and above.

Drag Quote

 

As you prepare your homilies, you may want to bring in powerful, elegant, and memorable quotations from the church’s best and most well-known thinkers and writers. Rather than searching the internet for these, you can now turn to the Popular Quotations tab found in the right-hand sidebar in Homily Builder.

Learn how to add popular quotations to your homily.

 

Advanced Timeline

Note: Available in packages Bronze and above.

Group Timeline Content

 

The Advanced Timeline in Verbum is a refreshed and enhanced version of the standard Timeline found in Verbum 9. It adds options to group and facet by event subject and type. In addition, the Advanced Timeline is one of many tools now available on the iPad app.

Learn more about the Advanced Timeline tool.

 

Text to Speech on Mobile

Note: Available in packages Bronze and above.

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Text to Speech is now available for Bibles and most other resources on iOS and Android. You can even use enhanced voices on iOS for a smoother listening experience.

Learn how to play an audio resource in the mobile app.

 

More Tools on Your Tablet

Mobile Selection Menu3

 

Android tablets and iPads now have a more sophisticated layout system, allowing each space to be divided into more than two tiles. Verbum 10 also brings tools to your tablet that were previously only available on the desktop app, including:

  • Homily Manager
  • Selection Menu
  • Canvas
  • Timeline

Additionally, your iPad now supports Draw on Screen for annotating and saving a static image of a Verbum screen.

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