Jul 27, 2011 David Lang

Accordance for iOS 1.3 Now Available

I'm very pleased to announce that a major update to Accordance for iOS is now available through the App store. Accordance for iOS 1.3 offers a host of new features and minor enhancements that will have a major impact on your mobile workflow.

Highlight: Accordance for iOS now comes with a default set of highlight styles, and allows you to highlight entire verses by tapping and holding on the verse reference. The highlight files from your desktop Accordance can also be synced with your iOS device, so any word-specific highlighting you've done on the Mac can be viewed on your mobile device.


Copy Verses: When you tap and hold on a verse reference, you also get the option to copy that verse to the clipboard. If you're in Reader mode, you can expand the number of verses copied by clicking the left and right arrows that appear.


Never Lose Your Place: Accordance for iOS now remembers the search state, location, and parallel pane for any module opened during a session. So you can now switch between multiple Bibles and books without losing your place.

Preview Pictures: Pictures in tools now appear as thumbnails within the text rather than a generic picture icon.


Use Your User Tools: User tools can now be synced from your Mac installation so you can access and read them on your iOS device. Editing them on iOS is not supported, but if you've placed ten years of sermon transcripts in a user tool, you can now access them on your mobile device.

Go To the Way You Want To: Those who don't dig the wheel interface for jumping to a verse can now choose an optional list interface. Those wanting a grid view will have to wait a little longer.


Interface enhancements: Black is the new brown, popover menus now appear on the iPad, the parallel pane is more subtle and functional, and there are lots of other improvements.

All in all, this update is a huge step forward, and we've only just begun. If you don't have it yet, be sure to get it now.

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Archived Comments

Steve Walton

July 28, 2011 4:01 AM

Thanks! This is a real improvement and makes the app much more functional. What I'd really like in the next release is to be able to access the parsing information which I see in the instant details box in Accordance on the Mac...

Helen Brown

July 28, 2011 5:56 AM

Just do a long tap on a word, the pop-up window includes most Instant Details information. It's been there since 1.0.

Maybe I should plug the Help pages again.

Note that to see the images you may need to go to the Display Settings and resave them,

Calvin Lindstrom

July 28, 2011 6:11 PM

The new version is great! Good improvements. How do you switch highlight files? I have synced files with my desktop but don't see how to turn on different styles.

Scott Knapp

July 28, 2011 6:42 PM

If you scroll down to the bottom of the "Display Settings" view, you should see an option to switch between installed highlight files.

Danny Zacharias

July 29, 2011 10:47 AM

Great update !  (Can't wait for the grid view too!)

Steve Walton

August 03, 2011 4:41 AM

Thanks Helen; I've now found that facility, which is great. However, the font size is too large to get all the text in the pop-up window which appears - is there a way to reduce the font size?

Helen Brown

August 03, 2011 11:21 AM

Sorry, that hasn't been programmed yet.

Mark Nigro

August 03, 2011 3:37 PM

Great update to a wonderful iOS app. I'm so excited to see this continue to mature with features that will eventually relieve me of the need to carry my 15" MacBook Pro, even during serious study. My iPad + Accordance = everything I need on the go!


January 27, 2012 3:00 AM

The program is great, it is very useful when I can't take my computer with me, I do have one request though.  In the next update could you add a status bar to the download screen so I can watch the status of my modules when I am loading them to my iPad?  I was loading some of them on using the easy load the night I got my iPad, and the wifi connection in the building I was using wasn't great so it took forever and I didn't want to touch it because I didn't know how long it was going to take, and didn't want to disturb it for fear of having to start over.


February 01, 2012 2:03 PM

Additionally, if we could get our modules on the easy load screen split up by category (translations, commentaries, language tools, etc...) and in alphabetic order it would make searching for which I want to load onto my iPad's limited space much more convenient!  Thank you again for a great product!