In this previously recorded webinar, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started with Accordance Mobile for iOS.
Discover three methods to highlight important text in Accordance Mobile for iOS.
Accordance updates keep on coming! Yesterday, we released Accordance 12.2 for Windows & Mac; and today, we’re excited to announce the release of Accordance Mobile for iOS v. 2.6. Version numbers by themselves don’t mean much, but let me say up front that this is one of our biggest updates ever for Accordance Mobile!
Just in time for the holiday season, Accordance Mobile 2.6 is here with an incredible number of user-requested features and updates!
You asked for it, and here it is! If you prefer to turn pages instead of scrolling, now you can! In any title, click on the Quick Settings icon and flip the switch on Page Turning. Or if you know Page Turning is for you, go into the universal settings for Texts and Tools and turn it on for everything.
Have you ever been working on one device and wish you were on a different one? Now you can start on your iPhone and finish on your iPad or the other way around. Initial support for Handoff between Macs and iOS devices has been implemented with continued improvements on the way.
For more information about Handoff, see Apple’s support page.
iPhone X Support
You may have already noticed that most of the images on this page are iPhone X screenshots. Accordance for iOS 2.6 takes advantage of the iPhone X’s full screen size, including adjusting for the iPhone X’s camera array.
User Note Updates
For the past few releases, we’ve had to issue warnings about editing Notes files in Accordance Mobile for iOS that were originally created on Windows or Macintosh computers if the notes contained images. Fortunately, with the release of Accordance Mobile for iOS v. 2.6, you can edit Notes files that contain images without worry. Also, URLs are now supported in User Notes, too.
Report a Correction
Find a mistake? Sending in corrections has been easy if you were running the Mac or Windows versions of Accordance, but not so simple in Accordance Mobile. Now, if you find a mistake, simply select the content in question and report it from the Action Bar within the app.
Version 2.6 delivers massive sharing improvements via the iOS share sheet, including support for new accordance.bible universal links. Share a verse, quotation or profound thought in social media or separate notetaking software with an accompanying link to the source in Accordance.
And a whole lot more
Accordance for iOS 2.6 includes many other improvements including Startup Session crash check, better syncing, updated support for accord:// links--including support for missing linked modules—and much more!
One more thing!
Like this update? Please leave us a review on the App Store. We need new ratings and reviews for each rev. Your reviews really help us to spread the word about Accordance!
En este video veremos cómo sincronizar el contenido de Accordance entre una computadora y un dispositivo iOS usando Wi-Fi.
[In this video we will see how to sync the content in Accordance between a computer and an iOS device using Wi-Fi.]
En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en un dispositivo iOS.
[In this video we will see how to install Accordance on an iOS device.]
En este video veremos cuándo usar la configuración de inicio de Accordance en los dispositivos iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Estos pasos pueden ayudarnos cuando tengamos problemas con Accordance en el dispositivo.
[In this video we will see when to use the Accordance Startup settings on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). These steps can help us when we have issues with Accordance on the device.]
Download Accordance Mobile for iOS.
The annual November Bible conferences are fast approaching, and as always, Accordance will be there! These days, thanks to modern technology, attendees at academic conferences no longer have to leave their research tools behind; instead, their libraries travel with them wherever they go!
This year, we're giving away a 64 GB iPad Air 2 so that if you're the winner, you will be able to carry your entire Accordance Library wherever you go in the palm of your hand! The current iPad Air 2 is the most powerful and up-to-date tablet from Apple in this size range. And 64 GB of storage is more than enough space to carry a theological library with you at all times that would rival personal libraries of generations past!
And if you win the iPad, we'll even let you pick the color!
During either conference, simply register for the drawing at our booths (ETS #29 & SBL #903) from November 17-24 or at the Accordance Training Seminar (November 20).
Please, only one entry per registered attendee please.
The wait is over--Accordance Mobile 2.0 is finally here!
I’ve had the privilege to use Accordance 2.0 since the alpha stage last year. It has been fun to see it develop into the version that officially released yesterday. Over the past few weeks, I would occasionally post a screenshot to illustrate something on the iPhone or the iPad and wait to see how long it took for someone to notice I wasn’t using the “regular” version (v. 1.7x). Truthfully, v. 2.0 has been the only iOS version of Accordance I’ve used for months now, having removed the previous version from both my iPhone and iPad. In spite of that, the official launch of v. 2.0 makes it all feel new again because now I can talk about it!
Having spent a good bit of time with Accordance Mobile v. 2.0, I thought I’d offer a Top Ten list of new features. This is my list, but you may have your own, and I'd like to hear your favorites, too.
1. A New Name
We have to distinguish various versions of Accordance one way or another. For instance, there's Accordance for the Macintosh and Accordance for Windows. Our version of iOS has been called a number of things: “iAccord,” “Bible Study with Accordance,” “Accordance for iOS,” etc.
With the release of v. 2.0, you will see two names. In the iTunes App Store, we still refer to it as “Bible Study with Accordance.” That’s simply so that people who aren’t familiar with us, but who are perhaps looking for Bible study software, will find us. From now on, when we refer to it elsewhere, we will use the name “Accordance Mobile.” This will help us distinguish this version from the traditional version. We will probably use this name for our eventual Android Version, too.
2. Enhanced Text Selection
This has probably been the most requested feature for Accordance on the iPad and iPhone: selecting text is now more versatile in Accordance Mobile 2.0. In the new version, selection handles can be used to select words, phrases, parts of a verse or multiple verses.
Selecting just one word brings up Instant Details, as in the past, along with the Action Menu. Selecting multiple words brings up even more options in the Action Menu. Here you have a number of choices for what can be done with the chosen text: Copy, Highlight, Clear, Share, Search, Amplify, Define, Note, and Bookmark. These choices will vary sometimes based upon whether you are selecting content in a biblical text or another title in your Accordance Library.
3. Define Words with the iOS System Dictionary
One of the options in the Action Bar is “Define.” This will allow me to access the built in iOS System Dictionary on my iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. In my case, it’s the New Oxford American Dictionary. Although I might have Bible dictionaries in Accordance Mobile, this other dictionary may be better suited for general definitions.
4. Social Sharing
Another one of the new options in the Action Bar is Social Sharing. You know how it is—sometimes you read something really profound and want to share it with others. By selecting the Share button, I can share any Bible verse or passage from a book in my Accordance Library on Facebook, Twitter, or any other means of communication I have set up on my iPhone or iPad.
Tip: Use the share feature to save clips to popular note-sharing apps like Evernote or OneNote.
5. Display Customization
Have it your way. Accordance Mobile 2.0 allows you to customize the look and feel of the app in an infinite number of ways. Change the font, change the font color, change the background—whatever allows your creativity to best intersect with your study of the Bible. You can even change the color of hyperlinks. Customizations can be made universally or to individual titles.
6. Enhanced for Larger Screen Sizes
Since September we’ve been asked, “When is Accordance going to be updated for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?" The new larger iPhone screens are game changers. I know because I’ve got the iPhone 6 Plus. With the larger, high-resolution screen, I’ve often found myself using my iPhone for purposes that I used to reserve for the iPad. The lines are blurred between these kinds of devices, but it doesn’t matter for Accordance users--we’ve got you covered. Accordance Mobile 2.0 takes advantage of the additional space and resolution quite well and is perfect for the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The image below is from an iPhone 6 Plus.
7. Link/Unlink Parallel Panes
Need to explore intertextuality between the Old and New Testaments? Read the introductory material in a commentary or study Bible while in a pane parallel to a biblical text? Now you can. A new button appears in the Additional pane to Unlink and Link content. Click the Linked button () to unlink the panes; click the Unlinked button () to link the panes. When panes are unlinked, each can be navigated independently. A separate Table of Contents icon will appear in the parallel pane of the unlinked text.
8. Brand New Help System
As the saying goes, Good help is hard to find, but not when it comes to Accordance, fortunately. Our desktop help system is literally award winning. And now we have thoroughly revised our Accordance Mobile Help to bring it up to that same level. Accordance Mobile Help is an HTML-based help system that can be accessed from within Accordance and/or bookmarked on any device. You'll find exactly what you need in this Help system that is both thorough and easy to access.
Tip: Bookmark Accordance Mobile Help on all your devices. Since iOS devices only display one program at a time, you can have Accordance Mobile open on one device and Accordance Mobile Help open on another device.
9. Improved Easy Install
Easy Install is now much easier! If you’ve ever tried to install your entire Accordance Library onto your iOS device and were frustrated at having to touch every checkbox, you’ll be glad to know there’s now a new Download All button next to the original Download button. Or if space is limited, and you can only install a handful of select titles, the newly added Easy Install Search field will be very helpful to find only the titles you really need.
10. Accordance Mobile Widget
Want a shortcut to Accordance from the lock screen or any other program on your iPhone or iPad? Now it’s as easy as swiping down on the Today List in iOS. The edit button at the bottom of the Today List allows you to add Accordance to your view. It will list the most recently opened titles from your Accordance Library. Select the title and Accordance opens up with your selected title in place.
So those are my top ten features of Accordance Mobile 2.0. What are yours? Feel free to give your picks in the comments below!
Accordance Mobile 2.0 is here! Designed for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running at least iOS 8.0, the latest version of “Bible Study with Accordance” (iPhone App Store name) is sure to please. It is optimized to take advantage of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus screen sizes—and boasts a host of new features: enhanced text selection, social sharing, highlight symbols, quick definitions, tool bookmarks, easier downloads, and more. Join Dr. J for this quick tour of the very latest in mobile Bible study software.
See also: What's New in Accordance Mobile 2.0