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#1 OSchrock

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:05 PM

For those of us who love Accordance but still have a sizable physical library we consult, I would love to see the addition of a real-time scanner built into the Accordance iOS app.

 

The idea would be to use the iOS camera + Accordance app to hover over a Bible reference in a physical book and the text of the scanned reference would pop-up in the app.   

 

I've made a couple of mockup screenshots of what I had in mind.

 

 

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I know there would be a lot involved in this, but it would be a killer feature unavailable in any of the competitors' apps!


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

Interesting idea.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:04 AM

I built a workflow that addresses this very problem. Unfortunately, it does require you buy both Prizmo and Workflow, but they are both very useful on their own. 

Essentially, when you trigger the workflow, either through the app or the widget, it:

  1. Launches Prizmo to capture text
  2. Returns the text to workflow
  3. Automatically detects Bible reference patterns (references can be interspersed through a paragraph, no need to isolate just the reference).
  4. Presents a selection list of all detected references.
  5. Opens all selected references in Accordance.

https://workflow.is/...1b44a63737c8699

 

 

Similarly, this workflow allows you to pass a block of text (e.g. copied from a webpage or email. Prizmo not required.):

  1. Automatically detects Bible reference patterns (references can be interspersed through a paragraph, no need to isolate just the reference).
  2. Presents a selection list of all detected references.
  3. Opens all selected references in Accordance

https://workflow.is/...ca3aa679033497d

 


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

Does Abbyy also work or only Prizmo?


Greetings

 

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ATTENTION: My bug reports are all with the GERMAN INTERFACE and with the EUROPEAN NOTATION! It can be the English interface has no bug, which I describe.

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

@Fabian
Are you using TextGrabber by ABBYY? (https://appsto.re/us/9JPiA.i) I can't find a URL scheme for TextGrabber, so it can't be integrated as smoothly as Prizmo, but the following process works pretty well:

1. Start in TextGrabber to capture the text.
2. Tap the share button, and copy text to the clipboard.
3. Run the second workflow, which accepts input from the share sheet extension or from the clipboard. (I usually keep the Workflow widget in my today view, so I can quickly access the "Open in Accordance" workflow by swiping over from the home screen, or swiping down from the top of the screen in any app.)

Alternatively, you can select the captured text within TextGrabber, and tap the "Share..." button that pops up along with "Copy" and "Look Up." This brings up the standard iOS share sheet, and from there you can tap "Run Workflow" (make sure you've turned on the "Run Workflow" action extension under "More" in the bottom section of the share sheet), and then run the "Open in Accordance" workflow.

Because the regex I use to detect the verse references will find them throughout the text, I find it really useful when I'm wanting to grab several references at once.

Let me know if this helps.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:59 PM

Thanks

 

At the moment I use FineScanner Pro. I have just started a question to the support of Abbyy. I will test your workflow after the response.

 

Greetings

 

Fabian


Greetings

 

Fabian

 

ATTENTION: My bug reports are all with the GERMAN INTERFACE and with the EUROPEAN NOTATION! It can be the English interface has no bug, which I describe.

 

Mac Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

1,3 GHz Intel Core i5

4GB Ram

Next time: I'll buy only one with SuperRetina OLED, and hopefully without a glossy screen. A faster CPU and more RAM.

 

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Accordance 12.1.5 and waiting on 13 (on iPad Pro with 3D touch)

 

iPhone X 256GB

iOS 11.1.1

Accordance Mobile 2.5.6.8946


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

I built a workflow that addresses this very problem. Unfortunately, it does require you buy both Prizmo and Workflow, but they are both very useful on their own....

 

 

Wow! You've done a lot of work on this! Very impressive workflow! Thank you so much! I can hardly wait to try it out!



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:53 AM

Just saw this https://techcrunch.c...ad-and-iphone/ 

 

Apple had bought the Workflow App.

 

Maybe the suggestion of OSchrock will be native by the Accordance App soon.


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Greetings

 

Fabian

 

ATTENTION: My bug reports are all with the GERMAN INTERFACE and with the EUROPEAN NOTATION! It can be the English interface has no bug, which I describe.

 

Mac Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

1,3 GHz Intel Core i5

4GB Ram

Next time: I'll buy only one with SuperRetina OLED, and hopefully without a glossy screen. A faster CPU and more RAM.

 

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Accordance 12.1.5 and waiting on 13 (on iPad Pro with 3D touch)

 

iPhone X 256GB

iOS 11.1.1

Accordance Mobile 2.5.6.8946


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

Workflow is now free


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Greetings

 

Fabian

 

ATTENTION: My bug reports are all with the GERMAN INTERFACE and with the EUROPEAN NOTATION! It can be the English interface has no bug, which I describe.

 

Mac Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

1,3 GHz Intel Core i5

4GB Ram

Next time: I'll buy only one with SuperRetina OLED, and hopefully without a glossy screen. A faster CPU and more RAM.

 

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Accordance 12.1.5 and waiting on 13 (on iPad Pro with 3D touch)

 

iPhone X 256GB

iOS 11.1.1

Accordance Mobile 2.5.6.8946


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:24 AM

This is simply awesome. Thanks for the excellent work you've done. I had done something similar so that I can speak references to my phone. It formats them correctly and opens in accordance. But your script is way more developed. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

This is simply awesome. Thanks for the excellent work you've done. I had done something similar so that I can speak references to my phone. It formats them correctly and opens in accordance. But your script is way more developed. Thanks for sharing!

 

Would you mind sharing your workflow? I'd love to see that.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

I'm willing but a little embarrassed. It's super crude compared to the one he shared. But maybe others will actually make this a decent workflow.

Currently you have to say "Genesis 3 verse 15 and John 3 verse 16 etc." But it will handle "and" or "through" etc. Let me know ideas to improve it. Haven't figured out a way to get around the need to say "verse."
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

I'm willing but a little embarrassed. It's super crude compared to the one he shared. But maybe others will actually make this a decent workflow.

Currently you have to say "Genesis 3 verse 15 and John 3 verse 16 etc." But it will handle "and" or "through" etc. Let me know ideas to improve it. Haven't figured out a way to get around the need to say "verse."


It sounds like a great idea! If you post the workflow link I'd be happy to collaborate on it.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:44 AM

Oh, wow! Logos' updated mobile app now has this "Scan" feature and it is nice!       (the tabbed browsing is nice too!)    I have a lot invested in Accordance, but...

 

https://blog.logos.c...gos-mobile-app/







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