Accordance Blog
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


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.