Accordance Blog

January 2019 — December 2019

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!

What's New at Accordance

October 17, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — What's new at Accordance? Lots! This week we're offering a SUPER DEAL on the IVP Lost World Series! With five new volumes, this bundle is sure to excite any preacher, teacher, or student seeking to understand the Bible in its original context! Also, don't miss out on the opportunity to get two magnificent New Testament commentaries at the LOWEST PRICES we have ever offered! And don't forget about the first ever Accordance eAcademy. There's still time to sign up, so reserve your spot today! There are some historical or biblical issues that are ...

We Continue to Honor Those Who Preach and Teach

October 10, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Welcome to week two of Clergy Appreciation Month. We’re adding more resources and deals to our sales in honor of clergy members! Sure to please any preacher and teacher (in addition to scholars) are the new Old Testament Theology volumes by John Goldingay. You don't want to miss the opportunity to add these works to your library at our special introductory pricing! And don't forget that there's still time to get great savings on all the items discounted for Clergy Appreciation Month. Also, there's only one week left to grab a gift card for t ...

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 ...

In Appreciation of Those Who Preach and Teach

October 03, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — It’s October, and that means that it’s also Clergy Appreciation Month! To show our appreciation, we’re offering discounts on commentaries, handbooks, and many other exegetical and homiletical resources that are sure to be a welcome addition to any pastor, rabbi, or priest’s toolkit! For TWO weeks, we’re offering multiple levels of discounts so you can have your choice of these great resources! Many of the products are sale priced at the lowest price we have ever offered! Not a clergy member? Consider honoring the one in your life with a Gift ...

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 ...

Can't imagine being a Christian without Accordance: Jeremy Archer's Accordance 25 Story

September 27, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I first began using electronic Bible study software sometime around 2000. If I recall correctly the first software I used was e-Sword. As a new Christian, I loved the ability to quickly search the Bible and cross-reference other material. I had a lot of questions so the resources and tools that electronic Bible software offered me were fantastic. It was very helpful for being able to work through content, discover the answers to my many questions, and grow in my faith. However, it was clear that as I continued my theological studies something ...

Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 26, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — “Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics; I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out” (Proverbs 8:14, The Message). In biblical times just as it is today, “good counsel” can often be difficult to find, but every bit of assistance helps. To assist today’s counselors—both professional and lay alike—we’re pleased to release the Journal of Biblical Counseling (1977 – 2017) and six new counseling titles for the Accordance Library. Whether studying at home or assisting someone in their time of need, quick access to sound guiding ...

New! Journal of Biblical Counseling (1977 - 2017)

September 25, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance users have been requesting The Journal of Biblical Counseling for quite a while. We're pleased to announce the JBC's immediate release for Accordance, beginning today, with introductory pricing for a limited time. The JBC began in 1977, first edited by Jay E. Adams, whose conviction was to create a professional journal for ministry professionals. In fact, the journal was called The Journal of Pastoral Practice until 1992. But with an increasing focus and need for content specifically on biblical counseling, the current title has ...

Accordance in Singapore

September 24, 2019 - Ryan Mudge — Last month I visited Singapore to attend the Asia Theological Association Triennial Assembly and show Accordance at three different seminaries there. It was a fantastic time to meet faithful long-time users of Accordance, as well as introduce our wonderful program to students of the Bible from Singapore and other parts of Asia. The Asia Theological Association (ATA) is the accrediting organization for 326 evangelical schools throughout Asia, as far apart as Jordan and Japan. There were around 340 attendees at the conference, nearly all ...

Save the Date for Accordance eAcademy 2019!

September 24, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Set aside October 24-26 on your calendars for Accordance eAcademy 2019! The inaugural Accordance eAcademy is a live webinar event which will equip you for effective study and engaging communication. We’ll show you how to study to show others! Register today to enjoy… Dual-track workshops Plenary sessions with special guest speakers An insider’s tour of Accordance 13 Access to the recorded sessions $25 credit in your account Special discounts on showcased titles Sign up now! For more information and to register, go here.

Widen Your Horizons and High Holy Days Offers

September 19, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance has always been known as a portal to broaden one’s horizons—whether that’s through direct Bible study or one of our many resources that serve as a passport to biblical sites. This week, we’re offering “last chance” pricing on Accordance's own Picture the New Testament: A PhotoCommentary. This one-of-a-kind graphical resource will see a price increase when it is completed next month, so get your copy now (with a free upgrade next month)! We’re also celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with a number o ...

From Daily Readings to Original Language Discovery: Jesse Dornfeld's Accordance 25 Story

September 13, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — In our ongoing series of blog posts from our users, here's a testimony from Jesse Dornfeld, a brand new Accordance user. I wanted to share a story about how I'm using the Bible in new and exciting ways. Around the beginning of the New Year, I saw there was a pretty big push from a number of church leaders on Twitter to read the Bible every day. Reading my Bible regularly has shown a lot of fruit in my life, such as joy, peace and overall, just a better appreciation of life. Over the years I've spent a lot of time looking into personality ...

How to Export Accordance Bibliographical Data to a Reference Manager

September 09, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance users regularly use our built-in citation feature, but did you know you can also export lots of bibliographic data at once to reference management databases like Zotero, EndNote, and Bookends? Check out this short video to learn how!

Hurricane Dorian

September 02, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Our office is in the expected path of this storm and will probably be closed on Tuesday, as well as on Monday for Labor Day. As best we can, we will process online orders and answer all messages whether from emails, voicemails, or Live Chat. Please rest assured that we will honor the sale prices on all orders placed before midnight on Tuesday. Thank you for your patience as we do our best to respond to all our users. Updates will be posted on our blog and on social media. Update, Monday 12:30 EDT Our thoughts and prayers are with the people o ...

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