Accordance Blog
Jul 9, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Importing BibleWorks Notes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #168)



Accordance 12.2.7 and later allows users to import their BibleWorks notes folder into a new Accordance User Notes file. Join Dr. J as he provides a quick overview of User Notes in Accordance and then explains how to use the new import feature. This podcast also describes the current import limitations—and suggests a strategy for managing old and new notes.

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Jun 29, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Live Click (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #167)



Live Click uses a simple click to search for verse references in all texts and words in all texts, lexicons, and Bible dictionaries. We added the feature in Accordance 12.2.7 at the request of former BibleWorks users, who missed a similar function in their old software. Now, with the release of Accordance 12.2.8, Live Click offers more features and even quicker searches.

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See the latest improvements to the Live Click.


Jun 18, 2018 Timothy Jenney

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)



Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, they generally stay with us. Here’s a quick survey of what we like to call “The Accordance Advantage.”

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Jun 15, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Update! Accordance 12.2.7 Arrives with BibleWorks-Friendly Features


Accordance 12.2.7 (Windows/Mac) delivers all-new features with BibleWorks users in mind, but we believe all Accordance users will appreciate them, too! Accordance Bible Software will now import BibleWorks notes, and the new Live Click feature will completely change the way you study the Bible!

Every feature shown in this fast-paced video is brand new to Accordance Bible Software. You may need to pause the video at times to take in the examples shown. In the coming weeks, we will go into much greater detail on each new feature in our Lighting the Lamp Podcast videos.

BibleWorks users, be certain to check out our BibleWorks Crossover Packages. Accordance Bible Software goes wherever you do because it runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. You can customize Accordance to your interests and specialities with an ever-growing library of add-on titles.

And we’re not done. We have MORE BibleWorks-friendly features still to come in future Accordance 12 updates.


May 2, 2018 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance 12.2.5 (Win/Mac)

12.2.5 Start your App Update engines because Accordance for Windows and Mac has been updated to v. 12.2.5! This FREE update brings a host of new features, changes and bug fixes. The list is actually quite long, but here are a few highlights:

  • Improved Greek Construct searches.
  • Improved ETCBC Noun and other syntax searches.
  • Improved Analytics functions.
  • Improved 3D rendering in the Accordance Atlas.
  • Enhanced ability to search for quotation marks.
  • Updated sample notes file.
  • Getting Started added to the Help menu.
  • Windows: Added support for Ctrl+Alt+A with Evernote. At this point a New notes is added to the Evernote notebook when using this function.
  • And lots more including a host of other changes and bug fixes!

There’s a lot more to this update, and you can see all changes in both the Windows & Mac versions of Accordance 12.2.5 update on our “New Features Since 12.0” page.

12.2.5 App Update - Win

Updating to the newest version of Accordance 12 is easy! In the Windows version of Accordance, go to the Utilities menu and choose Check for App Update. On the Mac, go to the Accordance menu, and choose Check for App Update.


Apr 20, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Is Accordance 64-Bit on the Mac?

64-bit Mac

If you run Accordance on a Macintosh computer and recently upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.4, you may have noticed an alert when you run any 32-bit application. The alert states that the particular application you launched “is not optimized for your Mac.” This warning is part of an ongoing transition for macOS from Apple to move all applications to 64-bit code to take full advantage of modern processors and features of the operating system, which is also 64-bit.

So what about Accordance on your Mac? We’ve got some great news for you: you may not have even noticed, but Accordance has been 64-bit since way back in June, 2017, when we released v. 12.1. So, if you’re running the latest version of Accordance 12, you’ve been good to go for quite a while! Since last year, Accordance on the Mac has been 64-bit and fully compliant with Apple’s guidelines.

However, if you’re running an older version of Accordance, it’s time to upgrade! Apple hasn’t announced that older 32-bit apps are going to stop working anytime soon, but the writing seems to be on the wall, to borrow a phrase from Daniel 5. Owners of older versions of Accordance for the Mac can upgrade for as low as $49.90; so really, what are you waiting for?

If you still have questions about the 64-bit transition of Accordance on the Mac, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Answers to general questions about the 64-bit transition on macOS can be found on Apple's website.


Apr 17, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Discover Biblical Archaeology Review in Accordance

Taking up much less space than a stack of print copies and certainly more versatile, the Accordance version of Biblical Archaeology Review is an invaluable resource for understanding the historical and cultural context of the Bible.


Apr 4, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Grammars & Construct Searches (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #162)

This episode originated as a viewer request. It shows how to build a Construct search based on a grammar’s description of a particular construction. In this case, Dr. J shows how to find each of Dan Wallace’s four classes of Greek conditional sentences. Ready for a challenge? This episode will do it! Download the workspace featured in this podcast from our User Forums.


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Mar 18, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Accordance's Web Browser (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #161)

Accordance’s internal web browser adds new dimensions to our workflow. In this podcast, Dr. J sketches some of the ways we can use it to enhance our Bible study, connect with colleagues, and access online resources for students, ministers, and professors.

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Mar 9, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Tools, Atlas, and Timeline (Training Seminar Session 4)

In session 4 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the use of Accordance Tools, Timeline, and Atlas.

Filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016.

To see more of the Training Seminar videos in this series, please visit our Accordance Training Seminar page.