Of course, the reality is that most of us utilize mobile Bible apps simply for reading. And in this area, Accordance iOS has a good ways to go.
I have also turned off the Assistant Window, the intentions were good but it doesn't help much.
I think you hit the nail on the head when you said: "Perhaps my struggle stems from not having a clean vision of a starting workflow for studying the Bible using Accordance." Those are my thoughts exactly. Why aren't there any pre-configured workspaces designed for specific types of study? Another problem I have is trying to understand just how all of the additional tools (commentaries, dictionaries etc..) come into play in Accordance. I can't help but mention how intuitive the Resource Manager is in Olive Tree's iPad BibleReader (and now their Mac BibleReader).
Again, I'm not putting Accordance down, there's nothing out there that I'm aware of that is as fast and powerful as Accordance when doing a search. However, the Resource Manager in Olive Tree just pulls everything together for me in that App and helps me to see the BIG picture at a glance in using a digital Bible with additional resources. Olive Tree's software is mainly designed for the iPad, and the Mac version is just an extension of the mobile version, but their iPad version is excellent, and with as many tools and resources that Accordance offers, their iPad application seems to be no more then a simple basic text reader as the user interface is quite frankly the poorest I've seen in a mobile Bible app. So, I foresee using Accordance primarily as my "at home via desktop/laptop" study, research and documentation gathering tool, but Olive Tree as my main mobile Bible tool. As a matter of fact, when I start running out of room on my 64 GB iPad, Accordance will be removed before any other Bible application I currently own, it's just not that useful to be honest.
Edited by Sean R., 03 December 2011 - 02:33 PM.