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#1 Benjamin Gladd

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:02 AM

Tweaking the highlighting in the Accordance iOS app would take reading on mobile devices to the next level. I enjoy using the iOS app in class or at home, but highlighting text is a two-step process. Perhaps Accordance can emulate what Logos, ibooks, kindle and others do. I'm attaching a picture of what I mean.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:28 AM

Hey Benjamin, 

 

This is something that we've talk about internally and we have plans for active highlighting in the future. Not sure when we'll implement it at this time, but it's on our list for a future release.

 

Thanks for the feedback,

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:40 AM

That's great news, Chris! Thanks for the reply!

 

When Accordance implements this feature, I'll be more willing to invest in ebooks on the Accordance platform. I've talked to a number of my students, and they feel the same way. They typically buy books on Logos for reading, and buy modules on Accordance for research and writing. 

 

I recently did a Sunday School series on "how to study your Bible" to a class of 60-75 adults. I demonstrated to them how to use the Accordance iOS app on my phone, and many of them downloaded the app as a result. But the highlighting issue in the Accordance app was still a bit clunky for the class. For what it's worth, I think that streamlining the highlighting feature both on the iOS app and the desktop would be a huge benefit to all. 

 

As a seminary prof, I use Accordance in almost all my lectures, and in most of those, I use the highlighting feature. I think it's essential for  teaching and writing. 

 

Thanks for listening!


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for the insight Benjamin and for using and exposing your students to Accordance! We'll have a meeting soon about new features and I'll be sure to bring this up and reference your message.

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:47 AM

Thanks so much, Chris!

 

In that vein, I wonder if it would be possible to embed highlighting colors in the toolbar in the desktop app, so I don't have to open up a palette each time. Just an idea.

 

 

Thanks!


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:48 AM

No problem. I'm the iOS guy so I can't answer that one.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:45 PM

When Accordance implements this feature, I'll be more willing to invest in ebooks on the Accordance platform. I've talked to a number of my students, and they feel the same way. They typically buy books on Logos for reading, and buy modules on Accordance for research and writing. 

 

This describes me exactly. I've stopped buying books on Accordance because the reading experience is so painful. 

3 things that would win me back:

 - page flipping

 - quick highlight

 - justified text


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:07 PM

I concur with all the above. Basic highlighting should be a one step process in iOS  and Desktop, please:)


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

Agreed.

 

(...and if you are going to limit the use of alpha/numeric symbols to a single character - please go all the way to Z -->currently stops at J?).

 

Essentially folks an overhaul is due ;)


Edited by Drew_A, 14 February 2017 - 08:56 PM.





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