Jump to content


Photo

Questions on how Accordance updates, new computers, multiple computers


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 James Whitmore

James Whitmore

    Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Accordance Version:Non-user

Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:05 PM

Hi,
What happens if you upgrade your computer's operating system from OSX 10.4 to a newer system and you already have Accordance installed? Does it have any problems? Also if I were to replace my computer in the next few years, how would I transfer accordance, do I need the primary disc? If I use easy install, what recourse do I have if my computer crashes? Would I still have rights for another download? Also can I install the program on multiple family computers via easy install or would I need the disc?

thanks for your help. I couldn't find any answers on this.

#2 Helen Brown

Helen Brown

    Mithril

  • Admin
  • 7,987 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Israel
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:35 PM

James: As long as you have a current version of Accordance it will work on any present Mac OS, and we'll release updates if there is ever a problem with a new OS.

You don't need the Primary disk now, as almost all Accordance modules are available for Easy Install (downoad directly into Accordance). There is no technical limit on the number of downloads from your account. There is a moral/legal limit, though.

If you purchase one copy of Accordance it is intended for one user or one device. This means that one user can use it on as many devices (computers or mobiles) as he wishes, and for as long as he wishes. Or it can be installed on one device and accessed by multiple people, as in a library, or for a family. However, if you want members of your family to install it on their computers or mobiles, you should consider a family license which gives you 30% discount off items that you buy for more than one person. We aren't too fussy about occasional use by a spouse or children, but for regular study or professional work, they should have their own copies. Grown children can take those copies with them.
Helen Brown
OakTree Software

#3 James Whitmore

James Whitmore

    Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Accordance Version:Non-user

Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:42 PM

James: As long as you have a current version of Accordance it will work on any present Mac OS, and we'll release updates if there is ever a problem with a new OS.

You don't need the Primary disk now, as almost all Accordance modules are available for Easy Install (downoad directly into Accordance). There is no technical limit on the number of downloads from your account. There is a moral/legal limit, though.

If you purchase one copy of Accordance it is intended for one user or one device. This means that one user can use it on as many devices (computers or mobiles) as he wishes, and for as long as he wishes. Or it can be installed on one device and accessed by multiple people, as in a library, or for a family. However, if you want members of your family to install it on their computers or mobiles, you should consider a family license which gives you 30% discount off items that you buy for more than one person. We aren't too fussy about occasional use by a spouse or children, but for regular study or professional work, they should have their own copies. Grown children can take those copies with them.


Thanks for the fast and helpful replies. Another oft mentioned perk of Accordance. Very helpful to know that I could install on my laptop and a desktop(If I get one in the future) without hassle. I shall probably be purchasing Scholars introductory package fairly soon.

#4 nikonaddict

nikonaddict

    Member

  • Active Members
  • Pip
  • 41 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zion, IL
  • Interests:Photographing the lands of the Bible
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

Helen,

I am still amazed, and profoundly grateful, for the generous agreement Accordance has with customers! I have Accordance installed on three computers (home, office, and laptop for travel), as well as my iPhone. I am the only user of any of these devices, but I do end up using Accordance on at least three different devices each day. My life would be a LOT more difficult if I had to limit myself to just two devices (and it would probably keep me from investing in the many great sets of books Accordance makes available).

#5 Rich Shields

Rich Shields

    Member

  • Active Members
  • Pip
  • 42 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:theology, bluegrass music, guitar playing, computers
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Greetings. I have used Accordance on MBP for almost four years. This last weekend I purchased a new iMac. I had Accordance copied onto the new computer. And it works great. However, for updates (now 9.5, needs 9.5.1). I cannot download the upgrade to the iMac. It starts, but after supposedly downloading, it stops. And there is no file anywhere on the computer. Do I need to upgrade through the MBP? If so, how then do I transfer that upgrade to the iMac?

iMac 21” (2011) MBP retina (2013)
Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro
Scrivener, LibreOffice, MS Office 2011


#6 Greg Terry

Greg Terry

    Gold

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 407 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Paris, IL
  • Interests:Bible Study & Accordance!, Puritans and John Calvin, Old Testament study - especially Leviticus, Model Railroading, Apple Computers, & Fountain Pens
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:35 PM

Greetings. I have used Accordance on MBP for almost four years. This last weekend I purchased a new iMac. I had Accordance copied onto the new computer. And it works great. However, for updates (now 9.5, needs 9.5.1). I cannot download the upgrade to the iMac. It starts, but after supposedly downloading, it stops. And there is no file anywhere on the computer. Do I need to upgrade through the MBP? If so, how then do I transfer that upgrade to the iMac?


My advice would be to download the installer program directly from the website at: http://www.accordanc...installers.php.

I would think running the installer on whichever computer should work fine.

Other more competent users may have a different/ better answer


Peace!

Greg


"I was but a Pen in God's hand, and what praise is due to a Pen?"

–Richard Baxter–

#7 Andrews48

Andrews48

    Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Accordance Version:Non-user

Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

James: As long as you have a current version of Accordance it will work on any present Mac OS, and we'll release updates if there is ever a problem with a new OS.

You don't need the Primary disk now, as almost all Accordance modules are available for Easy Install (downoad directly into Accordance). There is no technical limit on the number of downloads from your account. There is a moral/legal limit, though.

If you purchase one copy of Accordance it is intended for one user or one device. This means that one user can use it on as many devices (computers or mobiles) as he wishes, and for as long as he wishes. Or it can be installed on one device and accessed by multiple people, as in a library, or for a family. However, if you want members of your family to install it on their computers or mobiles, you should consider a family license which gives you 30% discount off items that you buy for more than one person. We aren't too fussy about occasional use by a spouse or children, but for regular study or professional work, they should have their own copies. Grown children can take those copies with them.


So, if I understand you correctly, if my phone or computer breaks when I've Accordance installed on it, I will be able to install Accordance and sign in on a different device with no penalty? And I'll be able to do this for a potentially infinite number of devices?

#8 Timothy Jenney

Timothy Jenney

    Platinum

  • Accordance
  • 1,432 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:sunny Winter Haven, FL
  • Interests:a good cup of coffee, sci-fi, playing bass, listing to jazz and the blues, camping, fishing and the great outdoors
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 10:23 AM

[Chuckle] As long as you are the owner and only user of those "potentially infinite number of devices," yes.

 

[OK, what Helen said, below.]

So, if I understand you correctly, if my phone or computer breaks when I've Accordance installed on it, I will be able to install Accordance and sign in on a different device with no penalty? And I'll be able to do this for a potentially infinite number of devices?


Edited by Timothy Jenney, Yesterday, 10:26 AM.

Blessings,
"Dr. J"

Timothy P. Jenney, Ph. D.
"Lighting the Lamp" Host and Producer

#9 Helen Brown

Helen Brown

    Mithril

  • Admin
  • 7,987 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Israel
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 10:25 AM

Well, our EULA has changed since 2011, and legally we limit you to 5 devices at any one time, and for your own personal use.


Helen Brown
OakTree Software

#10 Timothy Jenney

Timothy Jenney

    Platinum

  • Accordance
  • 1,432 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:sunny Winter Haven, FL
  • Interests:a good cup of coffee, sci-fi, playing bass, listing to jazz and the blues, camping, fishing and the great outdoors
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 10:26 AM

Rich,

 

If by "9.5.1", you mean Accordance 9.5.1, let me encourage you to upgrade to Accordance 10. Your life will suddenly get much simpler.

 

I spoke with a young woman last week who put off upgrading to 10 until she finished her dissertation. She's kicking herself for all the extra work she did, work that Accordance 10 would have made much, much simpler.

 

Greetings. I have used Accordance on MBP for almost four years. This last weekend I purchased a new iMac. I had Accordance copied onto the new computer. And it works great. However, for updates (now 9.5, needs 9.5.1). I cannot download the upgrade to the iMac. It starts, but after supposedly downloading, it stops. And there is no file anywhere on the computer. Do I need to upgrade through the MBP? If so, how then do I transfer that upgrade to the iMac?


Blessings,
"Dr. J"

Timothy P. Jenney, Ph. D.
"Lighting the Lamp" Host and Producer




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users