Jun 1, 2012 Darin Allen

My Top Ten Features Added to Accordance 9 After Launch Day

We hope you are enjoying the recent 9.6 update for Mac. As David Lang mentioned in his last post, this update is especially good news for users of Unicode Bibles. In fact, one Accordance user recently tweeted:

"I don't understand #Accordance team. Unicode support alone was worth a full new version..."

It's funny, because I remember hearing the same thing back when we added the Dynamic Interlinear in version 9.5. This was a major new feature that would have worked well in a paid upgrade, but our development team felt strongly that this should be a free upgrade for all Accordance 9 users.

These are not unique examples, as the Accordance philosophy has always been to continue offering high-quality updates well after a new version is launched. As I thought about this, I decided it might be fun to create a top ten list of my favorite features added to version 9 after launch day. And so, withut further ado, I give you my Top Ten List of Awesome Accordance 9 Features that were Released as Free Post-Launch Updates (working title).

10) Footnotes display in Instant Details when you hover over them (9.4)

Footnote Details

9) Word searching in Unicode Bibles (9.6)

Chinese Search

8) Report a correction (9.5.3)

Report a Correction

7) In-app update system (9.6)

App Update

6) Compare multiple texts (9.3)

Compare Multiple Texts

5) Cross-highlighting displayed in all parallel key-tagged texts (9.5)

Enhanced Cross Highlighting

4) Award winning Help system (just won a second award!) (9.3)

Accordance Help

3) Search the Library by module name, title, author, or publisher (9.4)

Library Search

2) Dynamic Interlinear (9.5)

Greek Interlinear

1) Sync with iOS (modules, notes, highlights, and User Tools) (9.3 and 9.4)

Highlight Sync


Just think, if you bought Accordance 9 on launch day, all of these features would have been icing on the cake! These only represent a small fraction of the updates added since the release of Accordance 9. If you want to see a comprehensive list of all the updates (and have some time on your hands), you can find one here.

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Archived Comments

peter yock

June 02, 2012 12:17 AM

Any chance there will be an update for syncing user notes across devices that aren't iOS? I use Accordance on both my Macbook and iMac daily, and it's a constant frustration that my User Notes don't sync between the two. I use the user notes to type my own translations from the Greek. If I work on that while I'm out (at theological college) and then want to keep working on it at home (on my desktop), it just doesn't work.

Helen Brown

June 02, 2012 12:49 AM

We hope to provide syncing via the Cloud  eventually. For now you can transfer the User Notes file between computers (user/Documents/Accordance files), as long as you do it every time. You could keep a flash drive with your latest copy and update it each time you work on it.

peter yock

June 02, 2012 7:29 PM

Is there a way I can save the master User Notes files on Dropbox, rather than in user/Documents/Accordance, and then get each of my computers to read the User Notes files from off Dropbox? That way I'd be working with only 1 User Note file and wouldn't have to worry about the flash drive thing.

Helen Brown

June 06, 2012 11:12 AM