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  1. Product: Accordance Technologist Rick Mansfield Your rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Your review: Rick Mansfield is a real asset to the Accordance team. His activity on the forum has been invaluable to many users. His energy for support and service are constant; and his reasoned enthusiasm is inspiring. Rick's voice delights like a soft, sweet R&B tune, and his compassionate eyes exude "You're important; I care about your experience.", whether he does or not.
    19 points
  2. So, I talked with our primary academic rep about this. For the most part, students are generally made aware of special deals we have with their schools. Occasionally, someone makes a purchase without knowing they get a discount, and we offer a refund--but this doesn't happen often enough that it's a problem. And now that we have a new website built on WordPress, we're looking into having a price automatically adjust to a particular discount when a student logs in. [redacted]
    12 points
  3. Here are some additional options: 1. Become an evangelist for Accordance. Share it online. Make videos and put them on YouTube and other social media. Participate in the Reddit discussions, Facebook discussions, etc. and help make people more aware of Accordance. I regularly refer folks to Accordance as a better option. When teaching, pull up your screen and show Accordance. Every time I do this someone says, "What's that software you were using?" Bringing Accordance 5 new users is far more helpful than giving them cash. 2. Buy stuff from them You could take that $100 and give
    10 points
  4. Did you know that you can use emoji in the tab names? That is one way to add colors.
    8 points
  5. While Accordance has the Samaritan Pentateuch in Hebrew, it would be nice to have an accompanying English translation. Here's one: The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version (There is a 'free' English version for eSword.)
    8 points
  6. I am strongly against any form of subscription model. I cannot easily afford new monthly commitments. What may seem reasonable to those who can easily afford it may not seem so reasonable to people in my shoes. If you want to prayerfully send a monthly donation to Accordance, by all means do so. Signed, Senior citizen on a small, fixed income.
    8 points
  7. We will have more German translations available this year. And a number of other international language Bibles as well. You can quote me on that :-)
    7 points
  8. Just received this response from the publisher: "In terms of your request, can I suggest that you get back in touch with us in a few months' time? We are in the process of carrying out an audit of all our Gaelic resources to help us think through what we may do next with this translation. In addition, we have a new Director of Development and Commuinications starting with us shortly, who will be responsible for any licensing discussions." We'll stay in contact with the publisher and hope to release a Gaelic translation as soon as possible!
    7 points
  9. No reason to delete. Sales is not fun at all but it drives the engine. Your major competitor doesn't offer much by way of academic packages, most of which were resources I had access too in base forms of Accordance. Accordance stands above with primary texts and functionality. the L is a glorified reader mainly. The profs use you because you offer what students in Seminary usually need, primary texts in original languages they can work with. You keep at that and you will be golden. I would suggest that you start cornering the market on Assyriology and you will instantly push into a much needed
    6 points
  10. Hello I would love to have the Forums in Dark Mode if the Mac is set to Dark Mode. Thanks
    5 points
  11. Welcome to the new Accordance User Forums! You will definitely notice a new and more streamlined look and feel, and there are lots of improvements not immediately noticeable on the surface in the way these forums work. The biggest immediate change for regular Forum users is going to relate to how you log in. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Ever since the beginning of the Accordance Forums 16 years ago, logins were totally separate from your purchase account. You could use the same login and password if you wanted, but if you changed the password on one account, it wouldn’t af
    5 points
  12. Looks like I found an easy way to add it - "Recent Topics" should now be visible at the top level, like it was before.
    5 points
  13. Is someone at Accordance interested in "rebooting" the idea of making a module for Miqra according to the Masorah (MAM)? I've recently completed an export of MAM for Sefaria, E.g. here's a fun verse, Esther 9.9 that shows lots of whiz-bang features. Hopefully MAM's existence in Sefaria would not diminish the value of also having it in Accordance.
    5 points
  14. The Accordance User Forums will go down Sunday, February 14, around 9 PM EST for scheduled maintenance. But don't despair—they will be back, better than ever, as soon as we are finished!
    4 points
  15. Is there such a thing as tagging the German text of the Bible with German grammatical information? Such as German grammar parsing? Now this would be greatly helpful to those are not native German speakers who want to learn and improve their language. I wonder if anybody else see this as helpful.
    4 points
  16. When I first got started with Accordance, I would have described Accordance as a tool for academic and scholarly study of texts. Over the last decade or so, however, it seems more and more attention is given to pastoral and theological interests. One result of this seems to be that when someone requests an academic reference work, it has become more common to hear that there would first need to be considerable user interest before Accordance even thinks about developing the requested item. I personally feel that this is a very unfortunate trend, but I expect I am powerless to stop it. In the g
    4 points
  17. Just a reminder: this discussion thread is speculative on the part of users. The company (Accordance/OakTree) has not made any plans for a subscription service.
    4 points
  18. I'll be transparent- I own the other program and use it frequently for books that are cheaper in it as opposed to the print versions, mainly because most of my research uses books from publishers like Brill which are expensive and better tagged. I do, however use Accordance for all original language work. The interface is better, the searches are easier, and it just works. Logos is more clunky and not the way I like the data to be presented. Yes they have more of my secondary source needs met, but Accordance has them beat hands down on Original texts.
    4 points
  19. There are two reasons why I will not go from Accordance. 1) The underhanded way the other company (I am not sure who it is, but I have my suspicions) is operating in a way that is not Biblical. 2) The focus on actual language studies. I was about to buy BibleWorks a few years ago, and I had to wait a week. What a difference a week can make. In that week, it was noted that BibleWorks was shutting down. That was the program of choice my College used for their Bible programs. I would have been stuck, had I purchased it. Between the two biggest names, I went with Accordance.
    4 points
  20. Hello there, The Scottish Bible Societ has recently published an updated Gaelic version of the New Testament. (They are still developing the OT testament translation.) I know we are one of the smaller languages in the world but I'd really appreciate it being in my Accordance library. I do use a hard copy but being able to use some of the Accordance features with this translation would be very nice. Thank you, Mairead Sine.
    4 points
  21. I've just sent a request to the Scottish Bible Society for licensing terms.
    4 points
  22. One of the reasons I find this set so helpful is because it interrogates the text in ways that I don't always think of. The "Questions" section gives rise to some amazing preaching points.
    4 points
  23. Terrific sale on The Story Retold!! Thrilled that it's offered via Accordance.
    4 points
  24. What you’re really suggesting is a sign up to financially support Accordance, not really a subscription. In my opinion, a business should be able to support itself. The day they can no longer do that will be the day when they’ll have to sell or sink. I’d rather pay for my upgrade when it comes out than losing access to something once the subscription expires. Maybe it needs to be presented differently, because you’re making it sound like “let’s all each give away $100 per year to keep a business running,” when that’s not the way any business should work. My two cents!
    4 points
  25. A few quick responses to some of the above discussion. Having a web client for Accordance would not be in place of native versions. It would be for the person wanting to access his or her library efficiently on a device that perhaps is not under that user's ownership. We also service a lot of schools, and some students who are in the military are assigned devices on which they are not allowed to install 3rd party software. Accordance on the web would be of tremendous benefit for these students. A web version would also be an option on Chromebooks even though our Android version will supposed
    4 points
  26. I don't disagree that greater cloud syncing and multiple device support would be great. I use multiple devices in my sessions today — often with laptop and iPad — depending if I'm at home, or my church office, or off at seminary — and not trying to be critical, but even the most basic things like syncing bookmarks and notes in Accordance is a good bit behind the industry. Not to even mention actual support for moving rapidly between two devices and maintaining state, etc. I just don't believe that a web solution offers any value over proper native solutions (for me) — web solutions are
    4 points
  27. Of course. We're not saying that some users, especially those who have been with us the longest, don't matter. What I'm suggesting is that we are trying to give equal worth to all users, whether you've been with us a long time or a short time. The reality is that if we had stayed Mac-only, we probably wouldn't be here. The Windows emulator was not a good solution, and we found a better one by creating a Windows-native app. A very significant competitor is no longer around because they stayed Windows-only and opted not to create a mobile app, which is probably where the greatest pot
    3 points
  28. Hi everyone. I joined the Accordance team from Wordsearch Bible a few months ago, so you might start seeing more posts from me! I'm looking forward to getting to know this community! 😊 I wanted to let you know (if you didn't already) that we've started a new monthly newsletter called Light the Lamp. Each month we explore different aspects of Accordance to help you take full advantage of the software. With so many features and resources available, there is always something new to learn. Please let us know here on the forums if you’d like a certain topic featured in an up
    3 points
  29. I, for one, am pleased that Oak Tree is looking into other syncing technologies. I am NOT a Dropbox fan. Bob
    3 points
  30. WhiteWings: You'll want one of the first two results, the MT-LXX Parallel or MT-LXX Interlinear, or a collection that contains one. The interlinear is obviously much cheaper, but only supports cross highlighting and showing the words in Interlinear. The full Parallel tool offers much more capability in searching and analysis, and is one of the premiere resources for someone doing Hebrew-Septuagint studies. This is working for me. Your preference page seems set up right, but it sounds like you are clicking on a word, not the verse reference itself. Do you want t
    3 points
  31. B&H published new volunes to their EGGNT collection in the last couple of years: Hebrews in 2019, Mark, Acts & 2Corinthians in 2020. Is there an update to our EGGNT collection on the horizon? Thanks
    3 points
  32. I just posted on my blog about a guide I created for my students on Using Accordance and Logos to Search the LXX and the Greek NT Simultaneously. It isn't a difficult task, but if you haven't done it, a step by step guide for getting things set up may be helpful. If you aren't familiar with the LXX texts in (or available for) Accordance, I provide some information. HERE is the blog link with some commentary noting some differences between Accordance and Logos. HERE is the direct link to the PDF. Hope it helps! If I missed something, let me know.
    3 points
  33. I certainly understand. If it helps, I'm getting ready to add Strong's numbers to the 1905 Elberfelder as soon as I'm finished with my current project. I realize that's not a new translation for us, but I'm wanting to add tagging to as many of our untagged texts as possible.
    3 points
  34. Thanks for the link. I've just sent a request the publishers of Nouvelle Français Courant. I'll look into getting a tagged version too.
    3 points
  35. Fantastic! Could I make a special plea again for the "Nouvelle français courant"? It's the most recent version of the Bible in French. I've been enjoying using it. Here's a link to some info on it at the Alliance biblique française web site: https://www.alliancebiblique.fr/traduction/la-bible-nouvelle-francais-courant And, while we're at it, how about a tagged French version (Colombe, Segond, etc.)?
    3 points
  36. Reading the statement of Matt, that's my reason to stay with Accordance and not add another software beside Sefaria. And to add this, but I have to, I still miss at last a German tagged bible.......
    3 points
  37. Hi, Sometimes I fail to apply highlighters correctly. For example, when red underline is applied, I see that it stretches also across the space between the sentences, which was not my intention. If I had Undo available, I could press Command+Z and adjust selection and apply red underline highlighter again. Now I have to remove underline highlighter, sometimes it removes not just underline, but background highlighter as well… and I have to apply two highlighters anew.
    3 points
  38. These reviews are very helpful for me in evaluating whether I purchase a resource or not. Please consider providing the pros and the cons and not just the pros. Sometimes negative comments are more helpful than just positive ones. Thanks
    3 points
  39. I’d put my vote in for Linux development too. I would think the similar architecture of the OS between Mac and Linux would allow for a faster code transfer to the Linux platform. A web version would be a distant best alternative. With the take down of Parler by big tech, I’ve been doing a lot of research into alternatives to apple, Amazon, Google (Android), etc... I’m looking into Linux as my next laptop/phone/tablet devices...
    3 points
  40. I would love to have the one in mgvh’s first post. Note Abegg’s recommendation: Martin Abegg "More than simply a translation, this is a document infused with the unique culture of the Israelite-Samaritans as no other English translation could be. . . Truly an historic piece of literature."
    3 points
  41. After going around and around and around for years with dropbox and my files and notes becoming corrupt several times over those years (and although the A team has done a fantastic job of rescuing my data), I'm DONE with dropbox. I quit sometime late last year. It's a small inconvenience to sync with the laptop every few days, but not the end of the world. And the piece of mind is worth it.
    3 points
  42. Since it wasn't clear to me at first, I want to point out that mgvh is referring to two different translations: The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah was translated by Benyamim Tsedaka, while the version found in eSword, BibleWorks, Tyndale House's STEP, and perhaps elsewhere is by Aleksandr Sigalov. The latter is done in the style of the KJV to facilitate comparison.
    3 points
  43. Right now, Prefernces allows us to set a default text so that any new tab automatically opens to that text. Normally this is a wonderful feature. However, if we open a new tab (let’s say our default text is the ESV), and we enter a search for a text which is NOT in the ESV - such as 1 Maccabees - Accordance blocks the search. ("The book Macc cannot be found.”) Of course, we can manually change the text we’re using to accomplish this, but it would be so convenient if Accordance had some kind of override feature which would automatically open a new tab to carry out this search reque
    3 points
  44. Thanks everyone for your interest. By the way I forgot to mention that I'm volunteering to do the programming to export MAM in a format that is easily importable by Accordance. I.e. this wouldn't take much effort on the part of Accordance, other than to help me figure out what format they need it in.
    3 points
  45. I've never seen anything like that! I went ahead and filed a correction report. It should be easy to fix. Thanks for catching it.
    3 points
  46. The Basis Bibel has been published as the complete version (OT & NT) a few days ago. There is a Basis Bibel Module available, that includes the NT only. I know the availability of the complete version depends on the publisher Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. But my question is, if you can at least tell, if the full version will be available as an upgrade to the New Testament module (paid or free)? I would rather not pay for the NT version right now and then have to pay for another module for the complete version. Thanks Karl
    3 points
  47. I'm not a developer, but I can tell you that it's because there are a lot of graphics included in the title. And don't forget that your license allows you to use any image in an Accordance module for free in teaching and preaching settings.
    3 points
  48. Sorry, I for one would probably not go the subscription route unless forced into it. And even then I may resist and go in a different direction.
    3 points
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