Accordance Blog
Oct 23, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Read to Me (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #158)

Not sure how to pronounce Greek or Hebrew properly? Accordance’s audio resources for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament can help! This podcast covers how to use them on Macs, PCs, and iPhone/iPads. In addition, if you are a Mac user, Accordance can use any one of its high-quality system voices to read any text or tool. That includes Bibles in a variety of international languages. [Accordance 12: Basic]

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!


Oct 7, 2017 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

Webinar: Searching Fundamentals in Accordance

Learn the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your personal Accordance Bible Software Library. This previously recorded webinar, led by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, will cover the following subjects: the Search Window, searching by verses, searching by words and phrases, creating and using Search Ranges, working with Key Numbers, and using stand-alone commands.

Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!


Sep 29, 2017 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

Webinar: Introduction to Accordance

New to Accordance or just want to check it out? Join Abram Kielsmeier-Jones as he leads a one-hour introduction to the basics of the Accordance workspace, preferences, and basic searches.

Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!


Sep 13, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Search Window, Greek & Hebrew (Training Seminar Session 3)

In session 3 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Search Window along with Greek and Hebrew searches. Filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016.

To see more of the videos in this series, please visit our Accordance Training Seminar Videos page. To attend a Training Seminar in person, see our schedule at our Seminars & Shows page.


Sep 6, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Paper (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #157)

Accordance 12 added a new feature called “Paper.” It allows us to allows us to research and write without ever leaving Accordance. Paper is useful for writing sermons,  lectures, articles, commentaries, even books. If you write a lot, you’ll find it just makes life easier. Want to know how? Join Dr. J for this comprehensive tour.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!


Aug 25, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Getting Started with Accordance

Whether you are new to Accordance or just in need of a refresher, Getting Started with Accordance will get you up to speed in no time. This new tutorial includes instructions, graphics, videos, and step-by-step suggestions. And best of all, beginning today, it’s included in every Accordance 12 Starter Collection and higher!

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Getting Started with Accordance replaces our older Accordance Training Seminar Manual that initially we sold in print and later made available as a free PDF for download. And now it’s designed for any Accordance user, not just those who attend our seminars.

The original Training Manual had been written for Accordance v. 10, and then later updated to v. 11; but it was initially written at a time when Accordance was only available for the Macintosh platform. When we released our Windows version of Accordance in 2013, we added a couple of pages at the end of the Training Manual that covered a few minor Windows distinctions, but overall it still remained very Mac-centric. Well, no more!

You’ll notice that Getting Started with Accordance gives equal treatment to both Windows and Mac users, all the way down to distinctive key strokes between the two platforms. All of the images that had been in the older Training Manual have been updated and now include a mix of screenshots from both Mac and Windows.

Most importantly, Getting Started with Accordance updates the content of the previous Training Manual to Accordance v. 12! Although it’s not complete yet, there will soon be sections on new v. 12 features such as Stacks and Paper. When finished, there will be approximately 45 distinct sections, each with its own accompanying video that demonstrates the content in the respective section.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Getting Started with Accordance.

Although Getting Started with Accordance only covers Windows & Macintosh versions of Accordance, it can also be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad. Why would you want to do this? Well, some may find it helpful to view the instructions and videos on a separate device (especially an iPad) while simultaneously practicing the instructions on their Mac or Windows computer.

We have also created a new "Getting Started with Accordance" webpage to accompany the manual in Accordance. The web page contains only the videos, and you can watch them in the order they will appear in the module.

If you own any Accordance 12 Collection, including Starter, you can download Getting Started with Accordance today through Easy Install (Win: Utilities menu / Mac: Accordance menu). Then, check Content Updates regularly for new sections as we continue to update it.


Aug 23, 2017 Ricardo Yaka

Sincronizando con Dropbox (Syncing with Dropbox)

En este video veremos cómo sincronizar el contenido de usuario en Accordance con Dropbox. Primero, veremos como hacerlo en una computadora y luego en un dispositivo iOS.

[In this video we’ll see how to sync the user content in Accordance with Dropbox. First, we’ll see how to do this on a computer, then on an iOS device.]


Aug 10, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Adding Links to User Content (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #156)

Accordance offers us the option of creating a powerful set of hypertext links. We can then paste them into many different kinds of documents. These accord:// links automatically execute instructions in Accordance: searching texts or tools, opening a resource to a specific place, locating a place on the atlas, etc. This podcast explains how easy it is to create such links and where they can be effectively used.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!


Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1.1 for Windows & Macintosh

12.1.1 update Fire up Accordance App Update—version 12.1.1 is now available! Although this update is mainly bug fixes, there are a few other goodies you will want to check out. In this update you’ll discover improvements to the Atlas, Timeline, Find/Replace, and many bug fixes.

Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1.1!

Expanded Location URL Capabilities

Have you discovered Accordance Location URLs yet? Select any text and from the contextual menu, choose Copy As: Location URL. Send that link to a fellow Accordance user or even save it in your notes. Whenever that link is clicked on, Accordance will open that resource to the exact spot where you first selected the text.

Of course, Accordance Location URLs aren’t new. However, in v. 12.1.1, we’ve expanded them to include items on the Accordance Atlas and Timeline. Now you can share specific items from the Atlas or Timeline with other Accordance users who have these tools in their Accordance Libraries.

Other Improvements

Here are some other changes you’ll find in this update:

  • Added Copy as Search URL to the contextual menu for the Map and Timeline, when selecting an item.
  • Changed Bold, Italic, and Underline logic to more cleanly apply to multiple styles.
  • Improved the Spell Check dialog interface [Mac only].
  • Added ⌘E (Mac)/Ctrl+E (Win) and ⌘G/Ctrl+G (Win) to populate the Find box and Find Next, respectively, in edit windows (Papers, User Notes, User Tools).
  • Added the Short Title to the Library's export of bibliographic data to .ris.
  • Added a warning when reverting a Paper version if there are other instances of that Paper open.
  • Removed default shortcut of ⌘I (Mac)/Ctrl+I (Win) to tile windows.
  • Accordance website links are now https instead of http.
  • Lots of bug fixes!

And the Rest...

For a complete list of improvements, including details about bug fixes, see our New Features since 12.0 page. You can also access Accordance 12.1.1 Help online at these Windows and Macintosh links.


Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Instalando Accordance - Computadora Mac/PC

En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en su computadora Mac o PC.

[In this video we will see how to install Accordance on your Mac or PC computer.]