Accordance Blog

October 2013

The Story of God Bible Commentary and More New Releases

October 29, 2013 - Accordance Bible Software — We just released a flurry of new Bible study resources, including the brand new Story of God Bible Commentary by Zondervan. Other new releases include theologies, classic works, and Jewish commentaries. Read on for an overview of all the new modules! We are excited to release the first two volumes of The Story of God Bible Commentary, a new series from Zondervan that offers thorough and insightful exposition for pastors, students, and lay leaders. This series places a special emphasis on the Bible's overarching narrative, ...

A Seminar for Every Accent!

October 17, 2013 - David Lang — As a native of Central Florida, I grew up around a wide variety of accents. Of course, I knew plenty of people who spoke with a Southern accent, such as my great-great-uncle, Havis, who is the only man I ever let address me as "Sugar Boy"! (Somehow it didn't sound weird when he said it.) I also knew plenty of northern transplants who said things like "you guys" instead of "y'all" and who spoke of "soda" or "pop" instead of "Coke" (down here any soft drink is a "Coke"). Less often, I would run into people with a Texas accent or even a Bahamian ...

Using Accordance on a Surface Pro

October 16, 2013 - Darin Allen — Accordance is now available natively on Windows, and to celebrate we are giving away a new Surface Pro 2. One of the reasons we decided to give away a Surface Pro 2 was because it allows people to experience the full desktop version of Accordance on a tablet. The included digital pen is especially helpful for working with Accordance. For example, the pen makes it easy to select words and see Instant Details. It is also helpful for interacting with small interface elements like icons and disclosure triangles. Rick Mansfield recently put ...

Growing Accordance for Mac and Windows Together

October 03, 2013 - Darin Allen — This has been a big week for Accordance, as we finally released Accordance for Windows on Monday. Early comments and reviews have been very positive, and we are overwhelmingly appreciative to everyone who has helped share the news via Facebook, Twitter, and email. We have also received a few comments from users who are concerned that our commitment to developing Accordance for Windows will cause development on Accordance for Mac to suffer. I wanted to take a moment to address these concerns and offer some clarification on our growth strategy. ...

New in 10.3: Highlight Symbols

October 02, 2013 - David Lang — In addition to the release of our native Windows version, we quietly released Accordance 10.3 for Mac as well. This free update for existing users features a number of significant new features. Among these, are the addition of highlight symbols. Accordance has long let you apply highlight styles to any text you select. This is akin to using a pen to highlight, underline, or circle words in a print book. But if you've ever annotated a print book, chances are you've also drawn little symbols in the text or margins. Perhaps it was a star, ...