Accordance Blog
Nov 11, 2019 Richard Mansfield

Beauty in the Study of Scripture: Accordance 2.0 for Android

“For from the greatness and beauty of created things
The Creator is seen by analogy.”

—The Wisdom of Solomon 13:5, SAAS

Aesthetics Matter: A Redesigned Interface

If you’ve been using Accordance on Android devices for a while, the first aspect of v. 2.0 of the software you’ll notice is the beauty of the interface. When we study Scripture, we believe that the aesthetic appeal of the interface should be a mirror to the beauty of the content itself. Completely redesigned, the interface for Accordance 2.0 for Android features a modern look that is more intuitive for current users and new ones alike.

Acc 2.0 Android interface 01

Tap the Overflow button at the top left to display a wide range of options:

Acc 2.0 Android interface 02

No Pain in the Pane Divider

Perhaps it’s a small thing, but our previous dividing line was completely static, displaying an even halfway mark on the screen. But the reality is sometimes you want to emphasize certain content over other material. Perhaps you’re reading a commentary that has multiple paragraphs, or even pages, expositing only one verse. In this example, you can now make the commentary wider for easier reading of longer sections while still keeping the Scripture references visible but taking up less screen real estate.

Acc 2.0 Android pane divider

Who Turned Out the Lights? Application-Wide Dark Theme

Prefer to go dark—especially for long reading sessions? Access the new application-wide Dark Theme in Text Settings to change not only the text you’re reading but the entire interface as well.

Acc 2.0 Android dark theme

Acc 2.0 Android search history

Knowing Where You’ve Been with Search History

When using Accordance for intense Bible study, you can perform multiple searches for words, phrases, and Scripture passages. Need to go back to a previous search? No problem. Tap the history icon to see a list of all searches done in that current session

We All Love Options

Acc 2.0 Android options In the Accordance Application Settings, there are a number of new options allowing for further customization. You can now choose to omit all verse references when displaying Text modules, use custom colors for pane background and Text fonts, and change the color and style of search hits.

Accordance 2.0 for Android is a major update and the beginning of a new shift in how Accordance can be used on Android devices. Discover the beauty of Bible study by downloading now from the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store for Android, or download directly from our servers.

Like what you see? Please leave a review in either of the app stores.

Tags: Android


Aug 12, 2019 Richard Mansfield

Update! Accordance 1.5.0 for Android

Now available: Accordance Bible Software v. 1.5.0 for Android. This update delivers a number of significant new features, changes to Easy Install, and important bug fixes.

Here are a few of the most important new features and updates found in v. 1.5.0.

Click/tap on the images below for a larger view of the screenshots.

Module Updates

Accordance can now download and install module updates. To download updates to titles in your Accordance Library, go to the Overflow button (those vertical three dots in the top right corner) and choose Easy Install. Feel free to tap Cancel, and then on the Easy Install screen, tap the Updates button.

Acc Android 1.5 updates

Search Results

When searching for words or phrases, the number of search results now displays at the top of the screen. After performing the search, tap the screen to hide the interface elements, and the number of search hits displays at the top.

Acc Android 1.5 search results

Current Verse Reference

When reading a Text, tap the screen to hid the interface elements. The current top verse reference is displayed at the top of the screen.

Acc Android 1.5 current verse

Easy Install Changes

The Easy Install screen (accessed from the Overflow icon) has been updated both in design and function. When downloading new titles or updates, a more detailed progress indicator reports the current status of the download. And now when searching for specific titles, selected modules remain selected after clearing a search or running a new search.

Acc Android 1.5 download progress


Bug fixes have now been applied to issues such as when the login dialog would sometimes become unresponsive or when the download progress bar could reset mid-download in Easy Install.

Accordance 1.5.0 for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, or directly from the Accordance servers. For more information about Accordance Bible Software for Android, see our Android page.


May 10, 2019 Matt Robertson

Update! Accordance Mobile 1.4 for Android

Andoid Andy waving - with lamp Accordance’s newest app, Accordance Mobile for Android, continues to develop into the serious Bible study and research tool that Accordance users know and love. With Accordance Mobile for Android version 1.4, you can now add highlights in your Text and Tool modules from your Android mobile device. Support for Dropbox Syncing has also been added, which means you can use your Android device to view and edit your existing highlights, and the highlights you make on Android will also appear in Accordance on all of your other platforms. Improvements to the Library include one of the most highly requested features by Accordance Mobile for Android users: the ability to re-order your Library.

Highlights Support

AM 1.4 Android highlighting Now you can add and remove highlights on your Android device. When you select text to highlight, a Highlight Chooser displays all highlight styles in your current highlights file, including a visual preview of each style. Looking to add symbol highlights like a cross or a dove? Just select the Symbols toggle button in the Highlight Chooser to see your options. One of the core features of Accordance highlighting is the ability to create multiple highlights files. Maybe you have a “Syntax” file for prepositions and participles, a “Narrative Analysis” file for plot elements and setting changes, and a “Primary” file for general highlights. However you choose to organize your highlights, they are all now available to you on Accordance Mobile for Android.

Dropbox Syncing

Since Accordance Mobile for Android now supports Dropbox Syncing, all of your existing highlights will be instantly available on your Android app, and any highlights you add in the app will be synced back to all of your other Accordance apps. Just press the app menu icon and “Sync Dropbox” to get started.

Major Improvements to the Library

The latest version also brings tremendous improvements to the Library. You can now re-order your modules. No more scrolling through a list of forty Bible translations to find that one you just installed. Just drag it to the top of your list. The Library also includes cover art, uses full module titles instead of abbreviations (e.g., “Brenton English Septuagint” instead of “LXX-B”), uses modern folder icons, and automatically displays in a dark mode version if you have Night Mode enabled in the app.

…and More

Version 1.4 also includes dozens of bug fixes and stability improvements. For more information on how to take advantage of the latest improvements, see the list of changes in the Accordance for Android help files.

PS: Version 1.4.2 added parsing information in Instant Details for Key number texts, if a grammatically tagged text is installed.


Sep 12, 2018 Richard Mansfield

A Quartet of Updates (Windows/macOS/Android/iOS)!

This week, we’ve released a quartet of Accordance updates across all our platforms: Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Here’s the lowdown.

Accordance 12.2.9 (Windows/macOS)

This update brings major improvements for importing User Notes from BibleWorks. This includes better matching for Hebrew characters, importing single Book folders of User Notes, and more. There are also minor updates related to Unicode, Simple Constructs, User Bibles, User Tools, and localizations.

For more detailed list of what’s new in v. 12.2.9, go to our “New Features Since 12.0” page and our “Bug Fixes Since 12.0” page.

Update your installation of Accordance 12 by selecting App Update on the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (macOS).

Update: Accordance 12.2.9 is also now available in the Mac App Store.

12.2.9 Win

Accordance Mobile 1.2 for Android

Accordance Mobile 1.2 for Android smartphones and tablets introduces a number of new enhancements, especially relating to text selection, copying text, and support for audio playback!

Tap and hold text for Instant Details and the ability to copy your selection. Any content with embedded or streaming audio can now be played from within the Accordance Mobile app. We've also added a number of other features such as support for PaleoHebrew, the choice of whether or not to include footnote markers or Hebrew cantillation when copying text, the ability to display more Accordance titles than before, and more.

Update Accordance Mobile for Android Version 1.2 from the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore for Android. It can also be downloaded directly from our server but will need to be updated manually.

Android 1.2 Amazon Store

Accordance Mobile 2.7.2 for iOS

Accordance Mobile v. 2.7.2 for iOS delivers a number of fixes, updates, and improvements, especially to Paper documents imported from Accordance on Windows and Mac.

Now there is much better support for selecting view options in Paper documents to display explanations, contents, endnotes, and bibliographical information. Tap on footnote or endnote indicators to see destination content in Instant Details. From there, choose to go to that content or amplify. External links in Paper documents can be displayed in Instant Details.

Other improvements to Paper documents include better handling of bibliographic hyperlinks to titles not present on the device. Ibid entries distinguish between page and paragraph numbers and properly support Unicode localization. Even better, Paper Display options now update immediately on iPads.

Besides the above improvements to Paper documents, there are updates to popovers on landscape iPhones and better handling of formatting for original languages in User Notes.

Accordance Mobile for iOS can be updated in the App Store.


2.7.2 iOS


Jul 23, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Accordance Mobile for Android (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #169)



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.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!


May 25, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Updates to Accordance on Windows/Android/Mac + Privacy Policy

Accordance 12 Update

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.

You can update through the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore for Android.

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.

Accordance Privacy Policy

Accordance has always taken the privacy and protection of your personal information very seriously. In keeping with the requirements of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have updated our Privacy Policy. Be certain to check our Online Privacy and Security page, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


May 17, 2018 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1

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!

AM Android 1.1 Samsung NA28 ICC Andy

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.


Feb 28, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile Now Available in the Amazon App Store for Android!

Accordance Mobile on the Amazon App Store for Android

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.

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Accordance Mobile for Android is also available in the Google Play Store or through direct download from our servers (manual updates are required if downloading directly from us).


Feb 15, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile in the Google Play Store

Accordance Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store!

Get it on Google Play

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.

Google Play Store


Feb 1, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance Mobile for Android 1.0--Out of Beta!

Android phone & tablet with Andy The wait is over for Android users who want to take their Accordance content on their smartphones and tablets!

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.