Accordance Blog

October 2016

"Easy to add new books"

October 28, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the sixth in that series.] Given the huge box office disappointment of the latest Hollywood remake of Ben-Hur, I decided to skip the movie and buy the original 1880 book by Lew Wallace. Instead of buying a print book, however, I checked the Accordance store, did a quick search, and was happy to find it for sale at $9.90. I was surprised, though, to see Accordance's list of 2 ...

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #3: Info Pane Enhancements

October 27, 2016 - David Lang — Accordance 12 is coming, and in this series of posts, we're offering sneak peeks at the new features just around the corner. So far, we've focused on minor enhancements, such as new ways to search your Accordance Library and an easier way to access related Tools. This week, we're stepping it up a bit to reveal some really cool enhancements to the Info Pane. Check out the video to see what I mean. Along the way, we'll learn some interesting things about a very familiar passage.

We love to hear from our customers!

October 26, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Adam Howell writes: "I love using Accordance in the classroom! I used it tremendously throughout my PhD program. My dissertation topic was in the Aramaic Targums, and you guys have the most extensive targumic collection that I’m aware of, especially with the Neofiti marginal notes. Thanks for all the work you do, and I’ll continue to promote Accordance to my students!" Below: Adam shows accents to his Hebrew 1 students at Boyce College. "I'm thankful for Accordance--and classroom projectors!" Adam ...

“Support Is Excellent”

October 21, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the fifth in that series.] When I saw this tweet earlier today, I had to smile: Father Adrián says exactly what I have been saying for weeks. When I have a question about something in Accordance, I often find the answer intuitively. If not, I have a wealth of Help options and links. What’s more, if I do ask a question, someone on ...

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #2: Switch to Related Tools

October 20, 2016 - David Lang — Accordance 12 is coming, and in this series of posts, we're offering some sneak peeks at the new features that are just around the corner. We're admittedly starting with the little things, and saving the big new features until we get closer to release. In our first sneak peek, we looked at some of the new ways you'll be able to search your Accordance Library. Today, we'll look at a simple change which brings back an old Accordance convenience. Check out the video to see what I mean. So, besides the tool selection menu, did you ...

Robinson Endorsement

October 19, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Over the past six years, I've been using Accordance Bible Software as the primary platform for my biblical studies and primary text research for both pastoral ministry and academic research. There is no better program than Accordance for both of these areas. Having a powerful search engine developed around working in primary texts means Accordance is the leading edge software for anyone looking to dig deep in textual studies. Coupling these textual resources with tools such as the Comprehensive Cross-Reference system, leading Greek and ...

NIGTC Adds Romans

October 17, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The acclaimed New International Greek Testament Commentary series has published Richard Longenecker’s volume on Romans, and we are thrilled to add it to our set. Why? Here are half a dozen compelling reasons (not in order of priority). 1. Summary by Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan “This highly anticipated commentary on the Greek text of Romans by veteran New Testament scholar Richard Longenecker provides solid scholarship and innovative solutions to long-standing interpretive problems. Critical, exegetical, and constructive, yet ...

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October 17, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software

A Plethora of Training Opportunities

October 14, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the third in that series.] When I installed Accordance 11 Essential Collection, I decided to try an experiment. I’m not a techie. Still, I wanted to find out how well and how quickly I could learn to use it on my own. Scary? Actually not. Here’s why… First, it was easy to make the purchase. Second, it was smooth to download and install. Third, it was simply brilliant to use! ...

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #1: New Library Searches

October 13, 2016 - David Lang — Pssssttt! I'm going to let you in on a little secret. We've been hard at work on Accordance 12, a major upgrade to the Accordance application with a host of new features you'll soon be wondering how you ever got along without. We're not ready to tell you about the big stuff just yet, but here's a sneak peek at one of the many minor enhancements you can look forward to in version 12. New Library Search Categories The Accordance Library currently lets you search by various kinds of titles, by author, and by publisher. That's ...

"I have used Accordance for more than 10 years"

October 12, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — “I have used Accordance for more than 10 years for personal Bible study and message preparation. I even used it when I wrote my first book, Strong and Courageous, A Survivor’s Facebook Journey Through Breast Cancer, and Accordance was one of my ‘go-to’ sources when preparing Running on Empty, A Personal Reflection Retreat Guide. Today, it continues to be a valued resource that I use on a weekly basis.” —Drenda Howatt works with the Board of Commissioners of Clackamas County, Oregon. She has been married to her husband, Don Howatt, since ...

Turn Your Toolbar into a Bookshelf

October 10, 2016 - David Lang — The Accordance Toolbar is a highly customizable way to have your most used Accordance features right at your fingertips, but did you know you can turn it into a virtual bookshelf? Let's say you're constantly opening a particular Bible or Commentary or Dictionary or Grammar. Instead of drilling down through the New menu or opening the Library, why not just put it in your Toolbar where it will be a mouse-click away? To do this, just drag the book cover of any resource from the Library onto the Toolbar. The book cover will then ...

Ready for Matthew

October 06, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Along with many in the southeastern USA, we are watching hurricane Matthew, and preparing, and praying for those who have been or will be hit. Our customer service offices in central Florida will be closed on Thursday afternoon and Friday, so that our staff can stay safe at home. We will continue to serve our users, process orders, and provide technical support. The website and servers should be unaffected. Emails, voice messages, and other inquiries will be answered by our worldwide team. In the event of a severe strike on c ...

"I always use Accordance"

October 05, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — “I always use the most updated version of Accordance. What I like? Fair pricing. Fairly simple to use with a little help from support. You can buy what you need and want. Better yet? While working on my Ph.D., it has helped tons! I have the Greek and Latin and Hebrew text in front of me all the time. The parsing is an excellent feature, especially since my primary goal is not to teach these languages, but to use them. I don't have to constantly review what I'm supposed to have memorized many, many years ago." —Floyd Schneider, Associate ...