Accordance Blog

October 2019

Reformation: Then and Now!

October 31, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — October 31 traditionally marks the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. To commemorate this occasion, we're offering discounts on both ancient and modern resources dealing with the Reformation. But don't think these titles are only for the Reformed! These resouces provide invaluable insights into the Reformation and its descendants for students, preachers, teachers, and scholars of all traditions. Be sure to also check out the exciting things coming up at Accordance. We've got another sneak peek at the upcoming Accordance 13, as well as ...

Quiet Time Outlining: Lee O'Kelley's Accordance 25 Story

October 28, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — A friend first introduced me to Accordance back in the early 1990s. That was, if I’m correct, version 1.4. Ever since then, I’ve been periodically updating and tinkering around with the program. In November of 2015, I decided I wanted to outline the entire Bible. (No small task, right?) Back in 1975 I started such a project, but because of various circumstances, I dropped it. Now, in 2019, I have accomplished about 45% of my goal. I’ve finished Job—which was very challenging to understand, much less outline - and am about 1/3 of the way ...

Accordance 13 Sneak Peek #5: Guided Interactive Tutorials

October 23, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Ever wish you had your own personal Accordance tutor? Soon you will! Get up to speed quickly with guided interactive tutorials that take you step by step through nearly every feature of Accordance. When we say guided, we mean that these tutorials take you step by step through almost all of the various Accordance features. They are interactive because they give you the opportunity to take part in your own learning process. Or you can let Accordance perform various steps for you--however you wish to learn! Learning Accordance has never been ...

A Retro Review: John G. Fidel's Accordance 25 Story

October 21, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I used to be a reviewer for Bible Software. In December 2006, I wrote my first Accordance review published on the Bible Software Review website (Rubén Gómez’s former site). I was a Windows PC user and had no experience at all with Macs. As a result, my first experience with Accordance was using the Mac emulator on a PC. It emulated Mac OS System 7, it believe. I had read and heard so many great things about Accordance I had to try if for myself. Here is a screenshot on my old Dell Inspiron that I fired up the other day: And here are my ...

Accordance 13 Sneak Peek #4: Next-Level Highlighting & Markup

October 18, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — In Accordance 13, we're taking highlighting to the next level with pen markup and whiteboard drawing. Markup such as you see above even stays where it should if you resize text or change column width! By the way, the release of Accordance 13 is close. If you're still running v. 11 or earlier, upgrade NOW and receive v. 13 for free when released!

A NEW Venue for Accordance Webinars: GoToStage!

October 09, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance users have long appreciated the focused training provided by our free hour-long webinars. Every week our customers can sign up for live interactive online instruction that takes a deep dive into Accordance subjects across a broad range of topics. In the past, we’ve used GoToTraining, but recently, we switched to that company’s sister service, GoToStage because of added functionality for both us and our users. With our previous service, webinar attendees were able to access a video of the webinar they had just participated in to ...

Accordance 13 Sneak Peek #3: Dark Mode

October 09, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — More peeks? Try this and this.

Marrying into the Accordance Family: Jeremy Brannon's Accordance 25 Story

October 07, 2019 - Jeremy Brannon — My journey towards discovering Accordance begins with a G3 iMac given to me by my parents in college for use in completing my degree at Florida State. Being a Mac person came in very handy when I met a young lady named Allie at our campus ministry who was also a Mac user and from time to time needed some minor tech support. I was only too happy to provide it, and soon began dating her. In due course, I soon met Allie's mother, who worked for Accordance. She graciously gifted me a copy of Accordance 6 (I believe), and I had the opportunity to ...

Accordance 13 Sneak Peek #2: PDF Import

October 04, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance users have loved creating their own content that’s fully searchable and integrated into their personal Accordance Library through our User Tool feature. To date, we essentially offered five ways to get content into a User Tool: typing it by hand; copy and paste from another source; and importing HTML, plain text, or TLG files (if you had legal access to one of the older CDs). Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if you could import PDF files? And wouldn’t it be great if the ability to import PDF files retained fonts, layouts, font sizing ...

New Accordance Features for iOS/iPadOS

October 02, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — In our most recent update (v. 3.0.3) to the Accordance app for iOS/iPadOS, we added a number of new features such as Home Screen Shortcuts, a new Today View Widget, and support for Dark Mode. All of these features coincide with Apple's release of iOS/iPadOS v. 13. Tap/click on any of the images below for a larger view. Tap and hold (what's called a "long press" on the Accordance icon to display a number of shortcuts to features in the Accordance app. Want to go straight to the Accordance Library or directly to the Search entry box, tap the ...