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  1. I am not sure how helpful my thoughts are as I never owned Logos, but I can say that when BibleWorks died I decided to go with Accordance instead of Logos because of how the companies interacted with me. My personal experience with Logos was that it was a very "business focused" organization and the top priority was making sales, while the vibe I got from Accordance is that they were genuinely concerned about people understanding Scripture better. Perhaps that is not important for some people, but it was the sole reason why I went with Accordance. After using Accordance for awhile I am very happy with my decision. The software has been a night and day change in how I am able to study. I also like the free seminars which Accordance presents, and the sales and tech support staff is always really helpful. If I had to make the choice over again I would still go with Accordance.
    7 points
  2. I didn't want to get involved in the conversation on Twitter, but this morning I'd like to chime in here. 1. Kristin hit the nail on the head. I just love supporting Accordance. The people who run the company and develop the software use it and love it. They listen to us and deeply care about making a quality product. Someone might not have all the boxes checked on their feature request wish list or their bug fix wishlist, but I'm convinced it is not from a lack of care behind the scenes. 2. Tagging of ancient language resources is more robust in Accordance, and accessing that tagging is far better in Accordance's instant details than in Logos' version of instant details (both their hover tool tip and information tool is far inferior). 3. Accordance is where digital Dead Sea Scrolls got their start (see this Abegg interview for more on that), and they are always the best on this front. 4. Speed and efficiency, functionality on older machines, has always been a priority. 5. Accordance is more focused. They don't try to be everything for everyone. 6. The web browser lets me access Logeion, Woodhouse's English-Greek lexicon, Latinitium's English-Latin, and the Perseus Word Study tool within Accordance where my text's are. Love this. (just needs a bookmark feature for favorite sites) I could go on, and maybe I will at some point, but for now, thanks for all the work you all do.
    6 points
  3. I'm in the beta test and the "Export to Brain" feature is really cool. It's also got a kind of synchronous feature called Instant Install. I just bought a new Mac and once I unboxed it and logged into my Apple Account, I rebooted and just wished Accordance was installed and it was. It loads from your brain to the computer. All you have to do is hit the finger ID or use a Windows computer with Facial recognition. It's great, but has a few bugs. All your books are in Swahili right now.
    6 points
  4. This is a 480pg. guide to the Pseudepigrapha. Would love to see it in Accordance. Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism: Message, Context, Significance Daniel Gurtner Baker Academic http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/introducing-the-pseudepigrapha-of-second-temple-judaism/352280 ISBN9780801049873 This book introduces readers to a much-neglected and misunderstood assortment of Jewish writings from around the time of the New Testament. Dispelling mistaken notions of "falsely attributed writings" commonly inferred from the designation "pseudepigrapha," Daniel Gurtner demonstrates the rich indebtedness these works exhibit to the traditions and scriptures of Israel's past. In surveying numerous of the most important works, Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism shows how the Pseudepigrapha are best appreciated in their own varied contexts rather than as mere "background" to early Christianity or emerging rabbinic Judaism. Contents Foreword by Loren T. Stuckenbruck Introduction Section 1: Apocalypses 1. 1 Enoch 2. 4 Ezra 3. 2 Baruch 4. Apocalypse of Abraham 5. Sibylline Oracles 3-5, 11 6. Additional Writings: 2 Enoch, 3 Baruch, Apocalypse of Zephaniah, Testament of Abraham, and Apocalyptic Material in the Dead Sea Scrolls Section 2: Testaments and Related Texts 7. Testament of Moses 8. Testament of Job 9. Aramaic Levi Document 10. Testament of Qahat 11. Visions of Amram 12. Additional Writings: Testament of Solomon, Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Testament of Naphtali (4Q215), and Other Testamentary Material in the Dead Sea Scrolls Section 3: Legends and Expansions of Biblical Traditions 13. Jubilees 14. Biblical Antiquities 15. Genesis Apocryphon 16. Letter of Aristeas 17. Joseph and Aseneth 18. Additional Writings: Life of Adam and Eve (Greek), 4 Baruch, and Ezekiel the Tragedian Section 4: Psalms, Wisdom Literature, and Prayers 19. Psalms 151-155 20. Psalms of Solomon 21. Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides 22. Additional Writings: Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers, Prayer of Joseph, and Prayer of Nabonidus (4Q242) Conclusion Indexes
    5 points
  5. Reviving this and making a feature request for either: 1) Undo closed tab or restore closed tabo OR 2) have the option to 'lock' or 'freeze' a tab so that one would need to unlock it or confirm intent to close the tab
    5 points
  6. Using the [RANGE] command vs. using a predefined range will also determine the range of Texts displayed in the Hits Graph:
    5 points
  7. Rookie?!? Ok, this is just offensive. 😃
    5 points
  8. It has long been requested that Accordance make Louw-Nida domain searches possible. It was possible in BibleWorks (which is one reason why I still have to use it occasionally) and is possible in that other major Bible software program. HERE is the old request thread. If others keep asking for it, perhaps it will be moved up on their list of things to do.
    5 points
  9. This resource is currently under development 🙂
    4 points
  10. Currently, when in a Greek text — even an untagged text — you can two finger click (Mac) and select "website" and pick your website to lookup a word on that website — the Perseus word study tool or Logeion or whatever. If we could have a command to do this so that we don't have to navigate through menus, that would make the Perseus Greek texts so much more useful. I'm looking for some kind of "triple-click" like command to amplify to the Perseus word study tool or logeion or other websites that let me put in an inflected form and get lexical info. Maybe double clicking to select the word and then a click on the website icon in the toolbar could automatically copy and paste the word in the search field of your favorite website. Anything to get around having to navigate the context menu. Just a thought.
    4 points
  11. Anecdote: When I took my initial Hebrew and Greek language classes (way back in the 1800s), I used YLT to check my translation work before turning it in (this was before I had Accordance). But I discovered you had to be especially careful in the NT since YLT was based on the Textus Receptus.
    4 points
  12. In the main settings, under Appearance, there’s a button to Organize All Tools by Category.
    4 points
  13. Not that I have any bias, but this is an excellent review by Brian W. Davidson.
    4 points
  14. Thanks ever so... thrilled it is here
    4 points
  15. I don’t mind storing my notes on a proprietary format. Encryption could even be a good thing, since I sync my Accordance user files to Dropbox. All I ask is that I be able to export all my notes to some well-documented format that I will be able to import into the next system I use.
    4 points
  16. I’m another user who keeps my notes mainly outside Accordance. One reason for this is that I came to Accordance from BibleWorks, and so keep on mind that one day my favorite Bible software may no longer be available. So I want an exit strategy for whatever tool I’m using to keep notes. At present, it’s Bear, which is only available on Apple platforms. It has nested tags, so I can tag a note #Bible/Is/53/3 or #Josephus/War/6/353. I can link back to Accordance with the accord: scheme. External notes work well for me also because most of my notes are not about single verses.
    4 points
  17. I can confirm this bug and have submitted a bug report.
    4 points
  18. While you can't install Accordance twice, the Legacy Standard Bible app is really just Accordance under a different name. You sign in using your Accordance account and can download all of your Accordance resources. You could try and see if that would serve your purpose.
    4 points
  19. Rick, you are back to your teasing form ...
    4 points
  20. Maybe not a long shot at all. October is a nice month to purchase commentary series.
    4 points
  21. I don't normally post module requests in the public forum (we have our own section for Accordance employees). However, I thought it might make for good conversation to discuss some of the changes to the NRSV as described in the attached recently-released sampler of the NRSVue (updated edition). Note that I don't have any info about any upcoming module release for Accordance. I kind of assume we will eventually have it, but I don't know when. I believe ebook editions from Friendship Press will be available in November. I know nothing about print editions. Nevertheless, in reading through some of the upcoming changes, I thought most were good ideas. For instance, moving away from "leprosy" for צָרַעַת, since the disease described in the Bible is clearly not Hansen's disease, makes good sense (and has already been done in some translations such as the CSB). I wish I didn't have to say it, but knowing that Bible translations can be polarizing, please refrain from unnecessary pejorative statements and rhetoric regarding the update (or other translations). I just though this might be a good topic for civil discussion 🙂 07-24-2021-frp-nrsvuearc-sampler-web.pdf.pdf
    4 points
  22. I preach from my iPad every Sunday and use my iPad for Kindle reading and a bunch of other things — probably more than I use my computers. But I hardly ever use Accordance on it for sermon prep, classwork or research — only for the rare "leisure" reading or a quick check on something when I don't have access to a computer. I use Accordance almost exclusively on my Mac. It wouldn't take much for that to change dramatically (the serious limitations of which have been discussed on these forums ad nauseam and I absolutely believe will be resolved by Oaktree in the near future), but until then, this is where I am — on a Mac!
    4 points
  23. If you integrate a Citation Style Language formatter into v. 14, it will be able to support thousands of styles.
    4 points
  24. Yes, we are planning to update it to most recent volumes. I don't have a timetable, but I was a part of a discussion about this just a few days ago.
    4 points
  25. The good news is that even though version 14 may be delayed a little, it's currently under development and there are some cool new features we're really excited for everyone to see!
    4 points
  26. Κατάρτισόν με, παρακαλῶ! Οἱ δεσπόται μου θέλουσιν ἐμοι πάλιν χρῆσθαι.
    3 points
  27. I've submitted the issue with the LINK command and the lack of support for the Greek polytonic keyboard as bug reports. Hope to have a fix for both these issues asap!
    3 points
  28. These documents and books would fit as well in a "Reformation" package as an "Anglican" package. The works of Cranmer and other English reformers and their correspondence with Calvin, Bucer, Knox etc. would be useful for tracing the historical, cultural and international/global development and reach of the reformation.
    3 points
  29. Brian W. Davidson put out a nice blog post today on The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek, and what he likes about the Accordance module: https://brianwdavidson.com/2021/09/14/brill-dictionary-of-ancient-greek-in-accordance/
    3 points
  30. I think this is probably close to the list of new words. This is an unofficial list, btw. MGS New Word List 9-15-21 (Unofficial).txt
    3 points
  31. The request is simply: Just add the other languages, mentioned in http://www.aristarchus.unige.net/Wordsinprogress/en/Home $ If you want to grow it is a good advice to bring these Lexicons in these languages too. The Italians are waiting, Die Deutschen warten, and I guess the Γρεεκ τοο.
    3 points
  32. Just bought it. It will get lots of use ! EDIT: What I bought was The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek, which is what I meant to buy. Just noticed that you have two titles from Brill in the sale. Sorry about that guys. Got confused. It's happened before. Will happen again, I'm afraid.
    3 points
  33. Let me point out that if you separate your notes (Joe's .txt file answer), there are lots of options for searching and organizing. As someone who has migrated my BibStudies software several times, it makes sense to me to make my notes app agnostic which happens when you make them as separate text files. You can also use DevonThink to search them which is like Mac Spotlight on steroids. Of late I've been working with Obsidian, which allows bi-directional linking of notes. You can even place Obsidian inside DevonThink so that you can use either / both on the same body of notes. There are so many great options out there, I'd rather see Accordance work on opening up and working with other external programs for user notes. Once you understand what bi-directional linking can do and how it works, there is no turning back.
    3 points
  34. Thank you, Accordance, for giving us the option to suppress the opening splash screen.
    3 points
  35. Yes, as User Notes are our own ©!
    3 points
  36. Hi Kristen, As I said in another post recently I don't use Accordance User Notes really. Now in fairness I don't take notes to anywhere near the degree that you do either. I am also sympathetic to the point ukfraser makes concerning the verse as a unit of consideration. I have commented in the forums before on the need to be able to make notes on a range of verses and so on, before now. When I need to assemble disparate data from many sources on a topic, not necessarily biblical either, I tend to use Zotero. I write notes or studies up in a wordprocessor. Zotero supports note annotation related to URLs and such but you can index and search documents from various sources. There are a number of such research tools, Devonthink, Mendeley and Zotero being just a few. Given the amount of information you are working with you might consider a tool like this for searching and a capable writing tool for the notes themselves. There are many to consider and many features to consider too. In particular you will want to be careful that it provides decent support for Greek and Hebrew if you want to include such in your notes. But using a tool like these can free you from trying to put everything in one file, though of course it brings with it the inevitable question of "if not one then how many and on what basis" but that's also probably unavoidable at some point. That said, there is the issue of the integration that User Notes provide with the text. This is perhaps the strongest argument for using them. You'll want to consider how much you need that. Of course accord:// links in documents may help you so that you can easily get Accordance to bring up a passage from an external reference. This is something of a grab bag of somewhat random thoughts on the matter. You'll need to examine your workflow and the pros and cons of a substantial change to a very basic element of it. Such a change is time-consuming and you obviously don't want to have to do it again 6 months down the road. So some experimentation and research is unavoidable despite being a distraction from your main task. Thanx D
    3 points
  37. I have finally settled on a workflow that works for the Apple Dictionary app. A bit over 25 years ago I learned some useful approaches as I worked on a Solaris work station. My favorite approach was to have one desktop for each task I was doing (mail, programing, compiling, editing, reading manuals, and such). Today I still use multiple desktops for Accordance, another Bible software, the browser, Mail, file manipulation, and now the Apple Dictionary app. Once the dictionary is active in its own desktop, drag a word of interest to the Dictionary icon on the dock which will then open the dictionary desktop with the dropped word active. To get back to Accordance, just click on the Accordance icon on the Dock or swipe left or right with three fingers to bring up the Accordance desktop. Yes it is a bit strange at first to work with multiple desktops, but I would never go back to using a single desktop. For those wishing to have help setting up multiple desktops and using them effectively, contact me by private message and I will work with you on Desktop uses. —Joseph the Multiple Desktop Advocate
    3 points
  38. I would like to request for "Notes" to be included when doing research. Currently if I research a topic "My Tools" comes up, which is very helpful, but if it is in a Note it does not appear. I have a lot of important information in my notes, so having it included would be helpful, but it has become even more important as I have run into an issue with finding information in notes. If I know I wrote a note about something, I can only find that information if I remember which note I wrote it on. This is the main reason why I had originally only used one primary note, which I am now needing to transfer to several smaller notes. For more detail of this request please see this thread: Sincerely, Kristin
    3 points
  39. I just tried drag and drop (highlight the word of interest and drag it to the Dictionary icon in the dock)—it works. This little capability absolutely made my day! —Joseph the Joyful
    3 points
  40. Or following the logic of bdollahite, just pin the Apple dictionary to the Apple dock and always have it a click away at all times—assuming you use the dock. —Joseph ,who just added the Apple Dictionary to his dock.
    3 points
  41. Seeing the other volumes on sale this week, i wondered if there was any update on the likelihood of getting this? thanks
    3 points
  42. Good thinking. But it is available free online as a PDF download (see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jewish_Encyclopedia_Volume_1.pdf). Also, 1906 is quite old, and we would be better served with newer scholarship, such as: ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA, Second Edition (Keter Publishing, 2007).
    3 points
  43. Is it possible to get ANET in Accordance at the very least? Logos Bible Software carries it, but it would be better if Accordance carried it. https://www.logos.com/product/3860/ancient-near-eastern-texts
    3 points
  44. I don't think you even need the finder. I have successfully deleted workspaces from the Library (in Accordance, not my Mac). Just open the Library in Accordance, go down to Workspaces, select the specific workspace and move it to the trash.
    3 points
  45. It appears that you have tied some of the tabs to something (the up/down arrow on the French, BHS, GNT tabs indicate they are tied to something). I usually place the text that will drive my workspace in the leftmost tab, and then tie texts in other tabs, such as your LSB tab to the ESV text. It appears that the LSB tab needs to be tied to the ESV text in the ESV tab if you wish to have the ESV drive texts in your other tabs. Click on the little triangle beside the LSB letters in that tab name, and tie the LSB tab to the text you wish to drive your workspace. This is how I accomplish what you have described in your question. —Joseph
    3 points
  46. I use my iPad almost exclusively. I can take it anywhere, and it has 95%+ of the functionality that I specifically use. Now that I’m retired I have completely transitioned from Office to the Apple productivity software (Pages, Numbers, Keynote). I know they aren’t as powerful but they are simple and intuitive, and they do what I need to do without paying for an annual subscription. And if I’m doing a lot of typing then I use a Bluetooth keyboard. I do my sermon prep in split screen on my iPad Pro 11, with Pages on one side, and Accordance on the other, and if I need to look something up online, then I drags the browser window up over Accordance, and drag Accordance back over to the screen when I’m done. I keep begging for improved note editing functionality in split screen because then I wouldn’t even have to use Pages.
    3 points
  47. Every tuesday morning i look in eager anticipation at the latest sale in the hope that it and a couple of other modules that have been requested are there. one day! ;o)
    3 points
  48. It is a brilliant book - one of the best I've got over last couple of years - I'd say it is pretty essential to see it in Accordance
    3 points
  49. Hi, I'd like the navigation bar to be able to handle number inputs. For instance, in the screenshot below, if I type "18" and hit "return", I'd like the text browser to show "Judg 18:1" in this case. If I type "18:2" and hit return, I'd like it to go to "Judg 18:2" in this case. In other words, I don't have to type the book name again if I want to visit another verse in the same book. Thanks!
    3 points
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