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With Cloud Resources in Logos, you can easily and intuitively manage which resources are downloaded on your local device, saving space on your computer while still allowing you to access the resources you want.

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Configure on First Login

Your first exposure to Cloud Resources may occur when doing a fresh installation of Logos or signing into an account on your device for the first time.


When you initiate either of these processes, Logos will display a new configuration screen that allows you to select sets of resources to download before the software opens for the first time. Your options include:

  • Minimal, which only downloads your datasets and a few resources,
  • Recommended, which includes all the items from the Minimal option plus a curated list of resources in your Library and any resources you have added to your preferred resources list, and
  • Everything, which downloads all the resources in your library.

Each option will provide an estimated install size to help you determine which set to download. This resource-set picker will only be displayed the first time you sign in to your account on this computer. Through your library, you can always download Resources that weren’t included in the resource set you selected, so don’t worry about missing out on any of your resources.

After selecting your resource set, tick the box to Automatically download new resources if you would like Logos to automatically download any new resources you add to your Library in the future. You can change this setting later through Program Settings.

Click Start Download when you’re ready. While your resource-set is downloading, you can select your preferred Bible translation if you haven’t done so already.

You can also visit the Logos web app to get started right away, browse the Logos Help Center for articles and videos on how to use your new Logos software, or make changes to your account.

The amount of time required to download your resources will depend on the size of the resource set you have selected and the speed of your internet connection. Once the resources have been downloaded, your local installation of Logos will be ready to use.


View Cloud Resources

To view Cloud resources in your Library:

  • Display your resources in Tile view to reveal the download icon  next to resources that are not yet stored on your machine.


  • Filter your Library to display only those resources that are not locally stored by clicking the navigation menu icon  and expanding the Devices filter to reveal the Not on this device facet.


Remove Local Resources

You can remove resources from the Library using the Context menu by right-clicking a resource, from the Information pane, or by clicking the resource menu icon .

Note: While removing a resource deletes the file from the hard drive, it does not delete it from the Library Index. To reclaim hard drive space from the Index after removing a large number of resources, type Rebuild Index in the command box. This may take some time depending on the size of your library.


Library Context Menu


  1. Open the Library.
  2. Filter the Library to display the resources you want to delete. This is especially helpful when seeking to remove a large number of resources at one time.
  3. Select the resource(s) to remove by clicking near, but not on, the resource title.
  4. Right-click and select Remove from device. This option is also accessible by clicking the resource menu icon .


Resource Information


  1. Open the Library.
  2. Facet the Library to display the resources to be deleted.
  3. Display Resource Information by clicking the Information icon , or by pressing Cmd+I (macOS) or Ctrl+I (Windows).
  4. Select the resource(s) to remove by clicking near, but not on, the resource title.
  5. In the Resource Information pane, click Downloaded > Remove from device.


Download Resources

You can download titles by clicking the download icon for each individual title, or you can download multiple resources at one time.

  1. Open the Library.
  2. Filter your Library to display only those resources that are not locally stored by clicking the navigation menu icon .
  3. Expand the Devices filter.
  4. Click Not on This Device.

  1. Select the resource(s) to download and repeat one of the options described above (using the Library context menu, Library panel menu, or Resource Information pane).

Note: To select and download all of your cloud resources, click one of the resources in the list. Press Cmd+A (macOS) or Ctrl+A (Windows). Then right-click to open the context menu, and select Download.

  1. Click Download.

You can also send resources to particular devices (as long as they’re logged into the same account) from the information pane.


Cloud Resource Preview

If you want resources to be fully functional within the software, you need to make sure they’re downloaded. But you can still preview your cloud resources.

Cloud resources open in a preview panel similar to the one for locked resources. The full text of the resource is available in a simple view with limited functionality. This means, among other things, that you cannot add notes or highlights to the text.


Your cloud resources will also appear in the Cloud Results section of your Everything search results.


This section displays results from all licensed resources that aren't hidden or downloaded on your device.


Automatic Download

You can control whether Logos downloads new resources automatically or stores them in the cloud through Program Settings. The setting to Download New Resources is found in the Internet section and is set to Yes by default.




All of the resources in your Logos library are stored in the cloud and available via the Logos mobile app. You can download individual resources if you’d like to make them available on your mobile device without wifi or a data connection. You can either do this from the Library or from a resource's Panel menu.


From the Library

  1. Tap the  icon at the bottom of the screen to open the Library.
  2. Find the books you want to download and tap the download icon  next to each. 


Alternatively, you can download several resources at once using the Select option.

  1. Open the Library
  2. Tap Select
  3. Tap each resource you want to download
  4. Tap the Panel Menu icon  in the resource selection bar at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Download...

Note: You are limited to selecting 100 resources per batch. So, if your Library consists of 100 resources or less, you can download your entire Library by tapping Select, then Select All, and then proceeding with steps 4 and 5 above.  


From the Panel Menu 

  1. With a resource open, tap the screen to display the app controls.
  2. Tap the panel menu icon.


  1. Select Book Info.


  1. Tap the Download button. The Logos mobile app will download and install that resource.


  1. Tap Done to return to your resource.
  2. To uninstall a resource, follow the steps above and tap Remove in the Book Info pane.

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