Accordance Blog
Apr 26, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Stacks (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #154)

Stacks is one of the most popular new features of Accordance 12 and with good reason. They enable us to save the results of our research quickly. A single Stack can contain multiple Items of all different kinds: citations from Texts and Tools, images (photos, illustrations, and graphs), and user content (comments, accord links, and URLs). Join Dr. J as he provides an in-depth review of this new feature.

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Apr 19, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Updated x 2! Accordance 12.0.6 for Win/Mac & Accordance Mobile 2.5.3

Accordance 12 Update

This week, we’ve seen the release of updates to both Accordance 12 (Win/Mac), as well as Accordance Mobile (iOS). Check out the details below.

Accordance 12.0.6 for Windows and Mac

In addition to some much-needed bug fixes, the following changes have been added to the program:

  • Added a Safe Mode option to clean up all installed fonts across the system (Mac-only).
  • Info Pane titles and Research verse results now use the native book name if desired.
  • Reporting a Correction now includes the accord:// URL to the location of the error.
  • Attempting to delete a Paper item with hidden sublevels now triggers a warning.
  • Improved the selection of Paper items that contain only an automatic hyperlink.
  • Updated help files.

Regarding that first bullet, with the release of 12.0.5, we updated our internal Greek font to better accommodate some very specialized sigla in the Göttingen Septuagint. For some longtime Mac Accordance users, this created a conflict between the new font and old copies that may have remained on the hard drive in other locations. Now, with the release of 12.0.6, there is a new Safe Mode feature that will clean up these older fonts rather than the user having to fix the issue manually.

12.0.6 Safe Mode

If you’re experiencing Greek text that does not appear correctly in Accordance for the Mac, hold down the Option key when you start Accordance, which will bring up the Accordance Safe Mode options. Check the box to “Clean up installed fonts” and then press the Launce Accordance button.

If you have Accordance 12.0 through 12.0.5 and haven't done so already, you can get Accordance 12.0.6 for free by running “Check for App Update” on the Accordance menu on the Mac or the Utilities menu in Windows.

To see everything new since last November, see our “New Features Since 12.0” page.


Accordance Mobile 2.5.3

Accordance Mobile 2.5.3 Released

Also, not be missed is the release of the Accordance Mobile 2.5.3 update. Although primarily a bug fix, this update addresses crashes that some users on older devices were experiencing after updating to iOS 10.3. This update should take care of those issues. Specifically, 2.5.3 fixes the crash when tapping for Instant Details.

If you already have Accordance Mobile for iOS, and your apps are set to automatically update, you may already have v. 2.5.3 on your iPhone or iPad. If not, download it from the iOS App Store.

For more information about Accordance Mobile, see our "Details of the Mobile App" page.

 

Apr 3, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Updated! Accordance 12.0.5 for Windows & Mac

 

Accordance 12 Update Accordance 12 continues to improve with yet another free update. Accordance 12.0.5 for Windows & Mac adds continued improvements to Papers, Stacks, Research, User Tools, User Notes and more.

New Features

  • Added new accord URL action type “research,” that will open a Research tab with the specified parameters.

Changes

  • Significantly improved the typing and edit speed for long User Notes and Tools and removed the User Tool Block Size preference.
  • Get Verses references now use the native book name if chosen for the module.
  • Added support for Copy Search URL from the Research Entry box.
  • Research results for verses in a text will no longer return verses past the last verse in a chapter.
  • Added automatic web and internal tool link parsing to the Stack.
  • The Info Pane Word List now takes up less space.
  • Added Set Paper Display to its action menu.
  • Added Undo support when adjusting Stack items
  • The Paper Bibliography is now sorted by Author and ignores duplicate entries.
  • Saving a Paper as RTF now includes the End Notes and/or Bibliography, properly formatted.
  • Minor updates to Helena font.
  • Plus bug fixes.

If you have Accordance 12.0 through 12.0.4 and haven't done so already, you can get Accordance 12.0.5 for free by running “Check for App Update” on the Accordance menu on the Mac or the Utilities menu in Windows.

To see everything new since last November, see our “New Features Since 12.0” page.

 

Mar 6, 2017 Richard Mansfield

How to Get a Custom Upgrade

Want to find out how much it would cost you to upgrade to one of the new Accordance 12 Collections? It’s easier than you think! Check out the video to find out how!

 

Mar 5, 2017 Mark Allison

Webinar: What's New in Accordance 12?

In this previously recorded webinar, Mark Allison demonstrates many of the exciting new features in Accordance 12 including Stacks, Papers, improved Analytics, and much more!

We recommend running the video at full screen in HD mode.

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Feb 17, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Research & Research Analytics (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #152)

Research is Accordance's fastest, most comprehensive search of mutiple resources. It replaced the older Search All in Accordance 11. Now, in Accordance 12, it features its own set of Research Analytics. Research + Research Assistant is a powerful combination that allows us to dig deeper into our search results than ever before. It identifies relevant passages and resources quickly and easily. It’s like having our very own research assistant, available to do our bidding whenever and wherever we are.  [Accordance 12: Intermediate]

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Jan 21, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Improved Analytics (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #151)

Accordance 12’s improved Analytics not only feature updated graphics, but also allow us to dig deeper into our search results than ever before. We can now zoom and pan graphs, explore interactive Charts and individual Chart segments, triple-click a term in Analysis to see just those occurrences, even click a reference in the Concordance to open it in its own Text pane.  Join Dr. J as he highlights these features and other improvements in Accordance 12’s Search Analytics.

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Dec 17, 2016 Timothy Jenney

Hanukkah (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #150)

The celebration of Hanukkah does not appear in the Hebrew Bible—and only once in the Christian New Testament. Nevertheless, Jews worldwide faithfully and joyously celebrate this winter festival. Join Dr. J as he investigates the origin of Hanukkah under the Maccabees. In the process, he will demonstrate some of the new features of Accordance 12, including the use of Stacks.

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Dec 16, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Accordance 12 Featured on the Theotek Podcast

 

Recently, Mark Allison of Accordance Bible Software joined the crew of the Theotek podcast to show off the new features of Accordance 12.  Check out the recording above as Mark expertly shows off new features like Stacks and Papers!

 

Dec 5, 2016 Timothy Jenney

Accordance 12 Features (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #149)

Accordance 12 is here! It includes five major new features and/or improvements:  Stack, Paper, Improved Analytics, Research Analytics, and Info Pane. This initial release of the newest version of Accordance also includes eighteen other minor features and improvements. Join Dr. J as he reviews them all in this podcast. [Accordance 12: Basic]

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