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Starter Collection (Accordance 11)

Category: Primary Collections   |   Minimum Acc Version: 11

$59.90
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This Starter Collection includes the update to Accordance 11.

See blog post on the Accordance 11 Collections.

The Starter Collection is the most affordable way to get up and running with Accordance. This introductory set of Bibles and tools provides you with everything you need for basic study. The included ESV Bible is tagged with Strong’s numbers, allowing you to quickly look up Greek and Hebrew definitions right from your English Bible. You can also look up unfamiliar people, places, and terms in Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, which includes almost 5,000 articles. When you come across challenging passages, you can refer to the IVP New Bible Commentary, which offers valuable insights throughout every book of the Bible.

This collection is recommended for devotional readers and those who want to start small and build their Accordance library over time. To see a full breakdown of all the modules included in this collection and others, see our comparison chart.

Highlights

  • ESV Bible tagged with Strong’s numbers
  • Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries
  • Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
  • IVP New Bible Commentary

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Included Modules


The following modules and groups are included when you purchase this package. For details click the Title.

category
code
title
PhotoGuide Sampler
Maps Sampler
Timeline Sampler
ASV
BBE
DOUAY
KJVA
KJVS
WEB
ESVS
Henry
IVP-NB Commentary
Treasury Enhanced
ESV Crossrefs
Eerdmans Dictionary
Webster
Easton
Names
Read Me-Modules
BiblicalTraining.org
Classic Passages
Dr. J's BSM
Nave's
Outlines
Parables & Miracles
Chronological Readings
Devotional Readings
Epistles
Gospels
Harmony
Old Testament
OT in NT
Q (Sayings)
Synoptics
GNT-TRS
Greek Strong's
Mounce Greek Dictionary
Hebrew Strong's
KM Hebrew Dictionary
ALMEIDA
ELBER05
LSG
LUTH12
RVR09S

Starter Collection (Accordance 11) is included with the following packages:

category
code
title
price
AB-Blue1
AB-Blue2
AB-Blue3
Collection11-Advanced
Collection11-Bible Study
Collection11-Essential
Collection11-OrigLang
Collection11-Ultimate

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April 5, 2015  | 11:04 PM  |  Good (4)
where is .. 2014 and use Coupon Start11upAug?

now used accordance 10, I bought Aug 2014.

[Response from Accordance: ] These coupons were extended until Jan 31, 2015 but are now expired.
January 25, 2015  |  4:40 PM  |  Mediocre (2)
Generally I find Accordance stuff quite hard to use. I hope that they keep improving usability, now that I've spent quite a lot of money.

[Response from Accordance: Version 11 is designed to make it easier to access relevant material.]
November 21, 2014  |  3:27 PM  |  Good (4)
Upgrading works quite well, although it is a three step process between the basic application, clicking yes to do the free updates (I had 80+ free updates so the download was not instantaneous), then asking if you want to do a paid upgrade of certain versions to include reference numbers (some I did, some I did not, so it was appropriate to ask)
November 8, 2014  |  3:58 PM  |  Not Recommended (1)
@Timothy

Thanks for your reply!
On my review I wrote how disappointing I find that if I want to upgrade I need to pay for modules that I already have.
I did mention that it is fair to pay for the upgrade, whatever the cost, but to throw modules that I have and I would like to believe other Accordance users may have, is a marking strategy that in my view is not very good and confusing.
It would be much better to offer current Accordance users like me the option of purchasing the upgrade on its own and I would pay the $50 , or if they want to offer the upgrade with a module that you don't currently have then that would be a better way of marketing it.
If the upgrade is much better and gives you really good value for money then why not selling it as just an upgrade and forget about the added modules, unless you need the upgrade for the modules to work but that is not clear either.
This strategy works for first time buyers

[Comment by Accordance: s ...
@Timothy

Thanks for your reply!
On my review I wrote how disappointing I find that if I want to upgrade I need to pay for modules that I already have.
I did mention that it is fair to pay for the upgrade, whatever the cost, but to throw modules that I have and I would like to believe other Accordance users may have, is a marking strategy that in my view is not very good and confusing.
It would be much better to offer current Accordance users like me the option of purchasing the upgrade on its own and I would pay the $50 , or if they want to offer the upgrade with a module that you don't currently have then that would be a better way of marketing it.
If the upgrade is much better and gives you really good value for money then why not selling it as just an upgrade and forget about the added modules, unless you need the upgrade for the modules to work but that is not clear either.
This strategy works for first time buyers

[Comment by Accordance: see note on the first review.]
November 7, 2014  | 10:49 AM  |  Fantastic (5)
@Rev Leal

I don't work for Accordance, but I felt compelled to respond.

Paying $50 to get the newest version of Accordance is reasonable upgrade cost. Assuming that 12 months of work went into this upgrade, it's less than $1 per week. It would only be fair for the developers to get paid for their work as well.

Yes, new Accordance customers are getting the app plus some modules for free, but that is intended to help them get started using Accordance, which they couldn't do without some modules.

If you don't want to upgrade to 11, your version 10 software will continue to work just fine.

As far as moving to Logos, I can speak to that since I have used both programs for the past several years.

Logos just released their version 6, and from what I can see from their website, it looks like it will cost me about $125 to upgrade to the lowest available "cross-grade". I can wait until Feb 2015 for the "Logos core engine" to be upgraded for free, however, ...
@Rev Leal

I don't work for Accordance, but I felt compelled to respond.

Paying $50 to get the newest version of Accordance is reasonable upgrade cost. Assuming that 12 months of work went into this upgrade, it's less than $1 per week. It would only be fair for the developers to get paid for their work as well.

Yes, new Accordance customers are getting the app plus some modules for free, but that is intended to help them get started using Accordance, which they couldn't do without some modules.

If you don't want to upgrade to 11, your version 10 software will continue to work just fine.

As far as moving to Logos, I can speak to that since I have used both programs for the past several years.

Logos just released their version 6, and from what I can see from their website, it looks like it will cost me about $125 to upgrade to the lowest available "cross-grade". I can wait until Feb 2015 for the "Logos core engine" to be upgraded for free, however, basically none of the reasons for upgrading to Logos 6 would be included in that.

Don't take my word for it, see what's described here: http://abramkj.com/2014/11/03/get-logos-6-making-some-sense-of-the-upgrade-process/

So, Logos is making their customers wait to get a free upgrade which will be largely worthless unless they pay $125 to get _nothing new_ as far as *content* is concerned, just to be able to use their current content with the new features of Logos 6.

(ISTM that in any sane world this would be considered charging people $125 to upgrade, but you'll see plenty of Logos folks saying "It's free!" My point is that if you think you're going to save money by switching to Logos, you'll end up disappointed.)

Also, Logos' performance is not great. It wasn't great in version 4, it wasn't great in version 5, and I'm guessing it won't be great in version 6. It has always felt like the slowest app on my Mac, even on a MacBook Pro with an SSD and 8GB of RAM.

Not only that, but every time a module is updated in Logos, it has to reindex your Logos Library, which can take several hours and thrash your CPU.

In the days when many iOS and Mac apps sell for a few bucks, a $50 upgrade might seem like a lot. But writing and maintaining software is not free, and licensing materials from publishers is expensive. How does the saying go? "He knows the _cost_ of everything but the _value_ of nothing?" If Accordance 11 doesn't seem like it is worth the cost, then sticking with Accordance 10 is a reasonable decision. Personally, I expect to get far more than $50 worth of value out of Accordance 11 in the next year or so.
November 7, 2014  |  4:49 AM  |  Not Recommended (1)
Why do I have to pay for modules that I already have (Even the new ones) to get accordance 11?
It would be only fair to pay for the new accordance 11 system without the modules. I have been an accordance customer for years and I love the system, however this is disappointing!
May be it is time to look at the Logos Bible Software...not impressed!

[Comment by Accordance: This is a misunderstanding. We have added a few free modules to the Starter Collection, but you are only paying for the program, and you WILL be able to use all your current modules. There is no need to repurchase them.]
October 26, 2014  | 12:56 PM  |  Mediocre (2)
Since updating to iOS 8, to OSX Yosemite and to accordance version 10.4.3.2. plus purchasing the upgrade to acc 11 I have a couple of problems between my devices (iphone 6 ipad 4 and MBP Retina)
+ sync doesn't work (it shows an error concerning bonjour services)
+ sync doesn't find the mobile devices
+ the radio buttons are "dead", I can only quit over the menu bar

All is getting complicated and I agree with the statements given in this reviews.

a customer from germany
October 13, 2014  |  4:56 PM  |  Good (4)
There seem to be 3 complaints:

Q1. Will I lose anything that I have already paid for?

Q2. Will I have to to pay for things I have already paid for?

Q3. Why is the upgrade process so confusing?

Let’s address these in order:

A1) “…all previously purchased modules and Collections will still be available in the new version.” I take this to mean that you will not lose anything, no matter what upgrade you do, even if you just get the basic upgrade to 11 Starter.

A2) The new custom upgrades seem to be specifically designed to make sure that you do _not_ pay for things more than once. When you click the “Custom Upgrade” button (where available) it gives you a customized quote based on what you have already paid for.

A3) It’s complicated because Accordance offers a lot of things, and (I think) the things that they _can_ offer might change over time as different contracts expire, etc. (That does NOT mean that you won’t be able to use something that you ...
There seem to be 3 complaints:

Q1. Will I lose anything that I have already paid for?

Q2. Will I have to to pay for things I have already paid for?

Q3. Why is the upgrade process so confusing?

Let’s address these in order:

A1) “…all previously purchased modules and Collections will still be available in the new version.” I take this to mean that you will not lose anything, no matter what upgrade you do, even if you just get the basic upgrade to 11 Starter.

A2) The new custom upgrades seem to be specifically designed to make sure that you do _not_ pay for things more than once. When you click the “Custom Upgrade” button (where available) it gives you a customized quote based on what you have already paid for.

A3) It’s complicated because Accordance offers a lot of things, and (I think) the things that they _can_ offer might change over time as different contracts expire, etc. (That does NOT mean that you won’t be able to use something that you purchased, it ONLY means that if you want to buy something and their contract to sell it expires, you might not be able to buy it until they get a new contract. Thänk the publishing companies for that.

If all else fails, you can always call them directly and have someone who works at Accordance answer your questions. I’ve done that before and it was very helpful. See http://www.accordancebible.com/Contact-Us

(Disclaimer: I don’t work for Accordance, I’m just a user.)
October 11, 2014  |  9:49 PM  |  Not Recommended (1)
Updates are better than they used to be, but they are still very confusing. If you are an "old" Accordance user (6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x) it is even more confusing. If you have invested a lot over the years, it is difficult to remember all you have and be certain you won't lose something or pay for something again. I am not sure what can be done about it though. Perhaps a dated coded unique ID that is assigned to each module and a way of listing all the modules and cross checking between the website and the program and saving a spreadsheet report that can also be printed... this sounds like a lot of work. I try to keep up, but I do not feel confident I haven't lost something obscure to me or seldom used or paid for twice. For now, it is the way it is... not that I like it or defend it as it is.
October 10, 2014  |  6:50 AM  |  Mediocre (2)
I find it all immensely complicated. In fact afraid of losing some of my most important Bibles, such as Navarre. You should explain it better. I lose what i already have maps, timeline, fotoguide, etc?
October 7, 2014  |  8:07 AM  |  Not Recommended (1)
The way you do updates and upgrades is so weird. Everytime I have to reset everything manually.