Accordance Blog

January 2019 — December 2019

Light Shines in Darkness

December 12, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Light continues to shine forth with Accordance this holiday season! This week we're offering discounts on resources that will serve as guiding lights for your study of the Scriptures! Add these works to your Library or give them as gifts to the Accordance user in your life! And speaking of gifts, don't forget that through December 25, you can get a free gift of an Accordance 13 Starter with each purchase of $150 or more. Combine these with an Accordance Gift Certificate and you've got the perfect gift! New American Commentary: OT/NT (42 ...

The Season of Joy Begins

December 05, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — December is here and that means that it's time to prepare for joyful celebration! This week, we're offering discounts on resources designed to help you do exactly that. Also, check in each week for our "Best of 2019" sale! Each week we'll highlight different works that were released or updated this year. This week: Commentaries! These are a great addition to any library, so get them for yourself or give them as gifts. Speaking of gifts, through Wednesday, December 25, for every $150+ you spend on a single order you get a free gift of a S ...

Accordance 13 Tutorials: Honoring our History of Help

December 04, 2019 - David Lang — As I explained in my last post, the feature of Accordance 13 I am most excited about is our new interactive Tutorials. Whether you’re brand new to Accordance or a long-time power-user, you’re sure to find tutorials which can teach you about features, tasks, tips, and tricks you didn’t know before. Now, as new features go, the ones which add new capabilities always make the biggest splash and garner the most attention. Adding various kinds of help so users can actually use the software always requires a great deal of work, but never seems to ...

eAcademy 2019 Sessions Available for Purchase

December 03, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — In October of this year we launched our inaugural Accordance eAcademy over three days. Accordance users got to take part in 14 live webinar-style sessions, presented by 10 different presenters. If you were unable to attend our 2019 eAcademy but would still like to see the videos, we now have them available individually for $5 each, or you can purchase the entire series for $40. Videos can be viewed online or even downloaded to be watched at your own pace. Check out the Accordance eAcademy 2019 page to purchase videos or for more information.

Accordance 13 Tutorials: The Best Way to Eat an Elephant

November 19, 2019 - David Lang — Have you heard the fable of the blind men and the elephant? Six blind Hindu philosophers go to examine an elephant. Each of them touches a different part of the large animal—its side, its leg, its tusk, its trunk, its ear, and its tail—and each arrives at a very different conclusion about what an elephant is like. Sometimes I think Accordance is a bit like that misunderstood elephant. Most Accordance users learn to do the handful of Bible study or research tasks they most need, and never realize that they have barely scratched the surface of ...

13 Features of Accordance 13 You Might Have Missed

November 15, 2019 - David Lang — With major new features like a revamped interface, general appearance themes, interactive tutorials, a host of highlighting improvements, the powerful new TEXT command, and PDF import to user tools, there’s a lot to love about Accordance 13. But there’s a lot more to love than you may yet realize. To reinforce your growing triskaidekaphilia, here are 13 new features of Accordance 13 you might have missed. Accordance has a lot of Preferences. You can tweak the settings for just about every major feature to get Accordance to behave exactly the ...

The Accordance Advantage: Nathan Parker's Accordance 25 Story

November 12, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I first heard about Accordance from my former pastor who became a seminary professor. I didn’t even have a Mac at the time, but when I saw Accordance, I wanted to switch to a Mac just to try it!* After making the switch, I used some of the starter packages with Accordance 7-9 and took the plunge in Accordance 10 with the Essential Collection, especially when I knew I was going to get into hardcore original language study. I now have a sizable library (including Triple Discoverer and Greek Pro), and Accordance is at the heart of my Bible study ...

Beauty in the Study of Scripture: Accordance 2.0 for Android

November 11, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — “For from the greatness and beauty of created things The Creator is seen by analogy.” —The Wisdom of Solomon 13:5, SAAS If you’ve been using Accordance on Android devices for a while, the first aspect of v. 2.0 of the software you’ll notice is the beauty of the interface. When we study Scripture, we believe that the aesthetic appeal of the interface should be a mirror to the beauty of the content itself. Completely redesigned, the interface for Accordance 2.0 for Android features a modern look that is more intuitive for current users and new ...

Accordance 13 Now Available! Become a Triskaidekaphile Today!

November 04, 2019 - David Lang — We are very excited to announce the release of Accordance 13—quite possibly our biggest upgrade ever! Here are just a few of the reasons you’re going to love Accordance 13: You’ll love the new look and feel The interface of Accordance 13 has been completely overhauled to be more up-to-date, easier on the eyes, and even more efficient to use. You can now customize the entire interface using professionally designed color schemes. (I’m partial to Spanish Moss and Azure, myself.) Accordance 13 now supports Dark Mode in Mac OS Mojave and above. ...

One Final Accordance 13 Sneak Peek: Amplify to Constructs

November 01, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I believe we have time for one final Accordance 13 sneak peek! Wait until you have a chance to experiment with our new Amplify to Construct feature (a.k.a "Auto Constructs"). From any original language text or translation, you can create an automatic Construct around words you choose. This feature is accessible from the Amplify or contextual menu.

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 ...

Accordance 13 Sneak Peek #1: Search All Fields

September 27, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Rumor has it that there might be a new version of Accordance for Windows and macOS on the way. We won’t confirm or deny that, but let’s talk about field searching in Accordance Tools. Accordance has always had the most sophisticated field tagging of any Bible software platform, but sometimes you want to search across different fields at the same time. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a search field option such as “All English” (or “All Greek” or “All Hebrew,” etc. where applicable)? Keep on the lookout for more Accordance 13 sneak peeks in ...

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