Accordance Mobile is now available for Android. We are very pleased to announce we now support the Android platform (5.0 and later), as well as MacOS, Windows, and iOS platforms. The app is free, as are its bundled Bibles and Bible study tools. In this episode Dr. J explains how to install, register, and use Accordance on an Android device. In addition, there is information on accessing Accordance Help for even more information—and how to purchase additional resources.
For more information about Accordance Mobile for Android, click here.
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Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1.1
The big release came a couple of weeks ago with v. 1.1, which brought Instant Details, hyperlinks, and images to our Android version of Accordance. Version 1.1.1 offers a few bug fixes.
For more information see our Accordance Mobile for Android page.
Accordance 12.2.6 (Windows/Macintosh)
This newest Accordance release brought several bug fixes and improvements. None of these changes are major, but there are quite a few of them spread out across the interface. If you’re interested in perusing the list of changes, be certain to check out our New Features Since 12.0 page.
Updating to the newest version of Accordance 12 is easy! In the Windows version of Accordance, go to the Utilitiesmenu and choose Check for App Update. On the Mac, go to the Accordancemenu, and choose Check for App Update.
When we released Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.0 back in February, we knew it didn’t yet have all the regular features Accordance users have come to expect, but we didn’t want to delay it even one more day. At that time we promised that certain features would be added soon in an upcoming update. Well, today is the day we are releasing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1 in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android with the essential features we’ve all been waiting for!
There are three main new features in Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1. First up, Instant Details. Tap and hold a word in any Keyed or Tagged text to get more information about that word and how it’s used. Second, Hypertext links. Now there are visual indicators hyperlinks to Scripture references, footnotes, and more. Tapping on these links will either show you more information or take you to further information. Third, Picture thumbnails. Tapping on images will take you to an internal or Android picture viewer.
There are also quite a few other changes, so you’ll want to check out the complete list in the Android section of the Accordance Forums. And just know that when it comes to Android, we’re just getting started! We have lots of upcoming features in the pipeline for our Android version of Accordance that we can’t wait to show you in the days and weeks to come.
For more information about downloading and installing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1, please see our Android page.
Accordance Mobile is now available in the Amazon App Store for Android!
Having access to Accordance Mobile for Android in Amazon's App Store will make installing Accordance easier on devices such as the Amazon Fire or for users who prefer the Amazon App Store over the Google Play Store on their Android devices. Updates to Accordance Mobile will also download via the Amazon App Store just as they do in Google's Store.
Tap the badge below to install Accordance Mobile on your Amazon Fire or other Android device using Amazon's services.
Accordance Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store!
Now you can download Accordance Mobile, as well as future updates, directly to any Android device with access to the Google Play Store. The app is a free download. New Accordance users can sign up for an account to receive a free introductory Collection of titles to start your personal Accordance Library.
Current Accordance users can log in to their accounts from within the app to download their personal library of Bibles and other reference works.
See our Accordance Mobile for Android page for more information and other ways to install our Android app.
The Accordance Mobile for Android app makes it easy to view a commentary or study Bible in parallel with your Bible or to view two Bible translations side by side. Search the Bible in its original languages or in translation, including grammatical and key number searching!
Your initial download will include a small selection of Accordance modules. You can complete your free Android Starter Collection by registering an Accordance account on our website. Purchase additional modules from our website at any time to create an entire Bible study library at your fingertips. See the list of included contents here.
Future updates will add features such as hyperlinks, pictures, Instant Details, User Notes, Amplification, and more.
Accordance Mobile for Android may be installed directly from our website, the Google Play Store (coming soon), and the Amazon Appstore (coming soon). The minimum compatible version of Android is 5.0.
Installing Accordance Mobile for Android Version 1.0
Tap here to download the file directly to your Android smart phone or tablet. You should then be able to see it downloading on the top bar of your device. After the download, in some devices, installation proceeds automatically with prompts. If not, open Downloads, tap on the APK file, and tap Yes when prompted. The app will begin installing on your device.
The app opens to the ESV text. Tap the menu in the top right and select Easy Install to log into your account or create a new one, and download additional contents.
Help for the Android app is available here.
Please feel free to ask questions and post feedback on our Android Forums.
Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets.
Of course, we’re not satisfied simply to release a reader for Android; but rather than ask our users to wait even one day longer, we have now released our Accordance Mobile Android Open Beta! Although this release of Accordance Mobile for Android is an early beta release, it is definitely more than just a reader. As described in the Accordance User Forums yesterday, this 1.0 beta release comes with the following Major features:
- Display of Texts
- Searching of Texts
- Grammatical and Key Number searching of Texts
- Split Panes for Texts, showing a Text or Reference Tool
- Display of Tools
- Searching of Tools
- Easy Install
- Library Access to files
- Text and Tool Display choices
- Goto interface, via a grid or list
Of course, not everything is in place yet. In version 1.1 of the beta, we plan to add the following features:
- Selection of text
- Instant Details
- User Notes
Now, you’re free to hold out for the final, non-beta release of Accordance Mobile for Android, which will be available sometime in 2018; but if you don’t want to wait any longer, we’d love to have you help us out! Go to Joel Brown’s forum post from yesterday, “Welcome to the Android Open Beta!” to download the current build. New builds will be posted in the Android Open Beta forum, so check back often.
Just remember that this is beta software. That means not everything will work yet, there will be bugs, and there will be crashes. But you can help us speed development along by posting any issues you encounter in our Android Open Beta forum as well as any suggestions and constructive criticism.
Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. Now you can truly take Accordance with you wherever you want to go!