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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. At this time last year, I first became an Accordance user. Since then, I can say without a doubt that it was a great decision and has greatly enhanced my understanding of the scriptures. I’ve tried other competitor softwares and there’s just no comparison, especially in regards to the interface and the overall power of the software. The software is second to none when used on a desktop/laptop, and especially on an iPad. Even though the competitors may have a larger product selection to choose from, I personally value quality over quantity. Over the past year, I’ve fortunately been able to build a vast library of quality resources through various weekly sales. I prefer this option because I know I’ll actually utilize the resources that I purchase instead of having hundreds of resources that I don’t want nor need. I say all this to say, that if you’re on the fence in regards to going with Accordance or another Bible software program, I can say with complete confidence that Accordance is simply the best. No one asked me to say this but I just felt I should pass this testimonial along because of just how much my life has been blessed through this software over the past year. I want others who have a passion for the Word to experience the same thing. God bless.
    13 points
  3. The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha has just been released. Since Accordance already has the OT and NT volumes, I look forward to adding this one!
    12 points
  4. 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
  5. It is no secret that I own other Bible software. Both it and Accordance has their strengths and weaknesses. But one thing I have noticed, and I really appreciate is the way people handle themselves on the forums here. There never seems to be any mean spirited dialogue nor any condescension. That cannot be said of the forums of the other Bible software. Thank you all for the grace that you show. I know it starts at the top, but it also extends to all who post here.
    11 points
  6. After installing Monterey yesterday and using Accordance for a couple of hours, I'm pleased to say that I haven't found any issues. Of course that may change with updated builds of Monterey, but it's looking good so far.
    10 points
  7. Having recently dealt with the estate of my wife’s mother and thinking about one’s own estate has made me wonder if one could name a beneficiary for my software licenses. Like many I have a rather large investment in physical books but over the years I have a rather significant investment in digital versions. In fact, I have several thousand dollars invested in Accordance collections and modules. It would seem to be poor stewardship to not prepare for someone to receive this should I die. Would it be possible to “pre-pay” the $25 transfer fee and then name a beneficiary to receive the licenses for my purchases?
    10 points
  8. This is a new permission in the new forums - I've enabled it for all 'normal' users, but guests won't be able to see.
    10 points
  9. 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 it to Oaktree. But.. you could also buy gift cards for your friends and "gift" them an Accordance license. Or buy a new book or commentary set. 3. Help improve it by creating user content, submitting bug reports, etc. Why not move an old but valuable commentary into Accordance or share your user content on the Accordance Exchange. 4. Don't behave in a manner that would bring reproach on Christ or other Accordance users. Seriously though. Let's not be like some other forums. And I'm sure there are 20 more ways...
    10 points
  10. I'd like to thank the Accordance team for their exceptional commitment to quality. The accuracy of the results we get from our searches is often taken for granted. Today I was reminded again of how much this is true of myself and how thankful I should be. Apps like Accordance are only as good as they are reliable. Minor mistakes in search results can undermine the confidence one has in a product and undermine scholarship. Half finished modules rushed to market to make a quick dollar are something I don't see from Accordance. I'm glad for that. When we acquire the results of a search we put a large degree of confidence in those results because we simply cannot see what was missed. I'm thankful that I'm not left wondering what was left out of my search results with Accordance. Thank you for your long standing commitment to accuracy and quality. It is probably an often overlooked "feature" and yet one that if doesn't exist compromises the entirely of the product.
    10 points
  11. Sneak peek. It's happening--coming SOON!
    10 points
  12. @Mark Allison, should we tell everyone about the new experimental "Export to Brain" feature that will eliminate the need for memorizing forever?
    9 points
  13. 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!
    9 points
  14. Yes. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek, abbreviated MGS (Montanari-Goh-Schroeder), a.k.a. "BrillDAG," is currently in development.
    9 points
  15. I've been talking with Larry Pierce about licensing some of these titles (some are sub-licensed by Online Bible from other publishers). I'll let everyone know when we have something concrete to share.
    9 points
  16. Just wanted to take a moment to thank all the staff at Accordance for their great customer service and an amazing product. It might be fair to say that my Bible and Accordance have kept me sane this year! I hope and pray you all have a well earned and blessed holiday... Thank you and God bless.
    9 points
  17. Good questions, and I apologize for not explaining before release. As in all the patristic texts, the fallback for Greek tagging tends to be the Migne. The basic reason is simple, as you surmised: Migne is in the PD and readily available. But my reasons are more than that. In selecting Greek texts to tag, there are actually three things that need to converge: 1) I need access to a Greek text that is in the PD, and so, in patristics, that tends to be Migne; 2) There needs to be an English translation available to work from to display alongside the tagged Greek text that is also in the PD; and 3) both texts ideally need to be in digital format (and not just photographs or PDF, since that involves a LOT of transcribing before I can even begin). In the case you are mentioning, you have provided links to more recent critical editions that are in the PD. Those are useful, and could be used down the road for a revised edition that, in this case, has a more recent and critical PD version available. Regarding the authenticity of these as Hippolytus, for now I could note in the "about this text" the current critical assessment of these works. But I need to let the user sort out the different assessments from the Migne edition for now. I don't think anyone would say the Migne is the final word. It is certainly not the best text or series of texts, but for now that is what I had to work with given the parameters mentioned above. Hopefully this can be improved in the future.
    9 points
  18. Yes, I am committed to finishing this summer. Isaiah *is* a difficult book and my work has been interrupted by a number of non-academic events. But I will finish it this summer.
    8 points
  19. Could Accordance get access to the Loeb Classical Library? I would love to have these texts in Accordance. What an amazing resource it would be!
    8 points
  20. I would be ecstatic if Accordance would dump dropbox syncing. It worked for a bit, but it's a broken system. Here's my experience today... I just lost all the verse notes I created for this sermon because my Mac had gotten disconnected from Dropbox for some reason. So I synced, and a window popped up about reloading my session, but below it I saw the “which file to keep” dialog, which I couldn’t access with the “reload session dialog” up. So I cancelled reload session, and the comparison dialog vanished, and the notes file from my ipad became the default and erased my notes. Here's the thing, because I work with computers and deal with issues like this with some frequency I understand I hit this issue because I didn't act the way the program expected me to act. I recognize that if I’d reloaded the session I would have probably been been able to use the comparison dialog and get my proper notes to sync. I'm not furious, just a little disappointed (both with myself for not paying enough attention and with the current mess of a syncing system. But I and can’t imagine the frustration “normal” people have with issues like this.
    8 points
  21. 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 potential for growth lies. We are still here and doing well because we "cast our bread on the surface of" many platforms. Although I can't give specifics, I am personally confident that the syncing issues will only get better. Know that we hear you, and we believe this is an important issue.
    8 points
  22. Did you know that you can use emoji in the tab names? That is one way to add colors.
    8 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Someone should tell Rick that there’s a really nice Accordance app for Mac. Now if it was ukFraser, I could understand. He really likes the iOS app.
    8 points
  26. Please, if it is not an unreasonable task, add the “Combined Resources” feature to Accordance iOS. I switch back and forth between Old and New Testaments several times a day on the iPad Pro. If KJVS could be coupled with BHS-W4, and if KJVS could also combine with GNT-TR, that would be so helpful (and might add a bit of joy, too). I’m not a programmer, so I don’t know how much work is involved. If you can do it, thank you. In any case, the coming of the LORD draws near, so, prepare your hearts.
    8 points
  27. All I can say is that we are extremely committed to our mobile apps on both iOS and Android. Expect some really cool features coming up in the next few months.
    8 points
  28. Accordance 13.2 for Windows & macOS is out! This MAJOR release delivers support for M1 Macs, adds optional subject/pericope headings to biblical texts, allows for default lexicons for individual texts, provides better PDF import & MUCH MORE! Free for users of Accordance 13. Check out the Accordance blog for more info; but better yet, just update Accordance!
    7 points
  29. 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
  30. If you've been having problems with our recent 13.2 update for Windows & macOS, we have released 13.2.1 to address these issues. Go to "Check for App Update" to download the fix. Change Updated help for 13.2.1 Fixes Issues when launching Easy Install during Setup Assistant. A few cases where the module validation dialog would pop up due to background activity. Minimized the display of the module validation dialog. Crashes that could occur when: launching 13.2 for the first time. attempting to use a menu keyboard shortcut before the program had fully launched. searching a User Tool in Research. using Research if a module was not validated. installing a Syntax or other non-module file.
    7 points
  31. It's been a long time coming, but vol. 4 of COS will be available very, very soon.
    7 points
  32. I may be missing it, but with the old website it was very easy to compare (side-by-side) different collections, I can't seem to find any clear way to do that? Secondly, there was a way previously for me to see what extra modules I would get if I upgraded to the next level, (filtering out the ones I own). Is there still a way to do that? Paul.
    7 points
  33. For you original language readers, you might enjoy this post I put together to share the most recent version of an Accordance workspace I have been enjoying. https://brianwdavidson.com/2021/04/11/accordance-as-a-comprehensive-reading-tool/
    7 points
  34. Hello I would love to see an Atlas update. I would love to see where the Church fathers lived. I would love to see where the dominant areas was were for example the Donatism, Arianism, etc. was. I would love to see where the Councils, Synods etc. was. Thanks
    7 points
  35. Patience for just a little while longer will reap great rewards.
    7 points
  36. 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 affect the other account. Now we have moved to using one login and password for both the Forums and your Accordance purchases. That means you must login to the forums using your accordancebible.com purchase account email address or user name. Old Forum user name logins won’t work. If, for some reason, you had an Accordance Forums account but had never purchased Accordance or had a separate account at accordancebible.com, you should still be able to log in. However, you will need to reset your password to do this. To do this, select “Lost your password?” and enter your old Forums display name or email address. This will allow you to set a new password that will be used for both the Forums and the rest of the accordancebible.com website. The Accordance User Forums have gone through a major upgrade! You’ll notice all the improvements right off. However, know that we may still be tweaking a few settings and even the look of the interface. If something is not working right or the way you think it ought to, please make a post in the Forum Comments, Suggestions & Help section or send me a direct message. We hope everyone likes the new and improved Forums. The combined logins should be much better than having to keep up with two separate accounts. If you're new here, please read the Forum Guidelines. And if you’ve never made use of the Accordance User Forums, we would invite you to come on in and join the conversation! Also, if you end up with two accounts, send me a direct message, and I'll merge your accounts together.
    7 points
  37. Hello I would love to have the Forums in Dark Mode if the Mac is set to Dark Mode. Thanks
    7 points
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. We're working on a number of improvements to the TDNT, as well as the correction reports you and others have sent in. The update should be available sometime next week.
    7 points
  41. By the way, we're going to vastly expand access to hundreds of videos we have on the new website, soon. These will include Lighting the Lamp and other videos, as well.
    7 points
  42. Although we normally don't announce details before a product is released, I don't see that it will hurt to give you info about this. Know that any of this is subject to change before release. The 2020 NASB will initially be released by itself with Hebrew and Greek Strong's dictionaries. We are negotiating to add it to our NAS group, but that may not be in place at release. The Lockman Foundation will continue to let us sell the 1977 and 1995 editions. Currently, there is not special upgrade pricing, but we are asking permission of Lockman again to offer this. But they have said this is considered a separate translation and not a mere update. This will be part of our Dec 1 sale. The introductory discount will be greater that the 25% coupon currently available. I should also point out that while a competitor has advertised the NASB as a pre-pub, the pricing they are advertising makes me assume that it is without Strong's numbering and Hebrew/Greek dictionaries because they are offering it at a lower cost than the base royalty, and I doubt they are going to be selling it at a loss. We are not currently planning to offer a text without Strong's numbering because when given the choice, I can't imagine that most people would want this.
    7 points
  43. In order for the syntax to work, it needs to be aligned with the tagged text of GNT28. The grammatical tags for GNT-28 have just been changed, to accommodate for a new way of representing the phenomenon of krasis. As a consequence, the syntax module needed to be aligned again.
    7 points
  44. Very helpful Fraser... and a good find. It might just be my opinion but I did find the previous web layout more aesthetically pleasing and much easier to get around the different language collections. Also, filtering out my 'owned' modules was a great help. Anyway, I'm not ungrateful. At least this gives a clear sequential list of what's in each collection. Thank you.
    6 points
  45. 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 area. Tagged Akkadian, Ugaritic and other Semitic language texts would be a boost, especially with students familiar with SBL. I would suggest looking into that to boost the credentials. Obviously Accordance is geared towards biblical studies, but with many students in the broader field of Semitics, a software that works with their texts of choice would be a boon. I would suggest reaching out to the folks at Cuneiform Digital Library (https://cdli.ucla.edu) and see what sort of collaboration you can cook up if you are interested in that. Just my two cents
    6 points
  46. It would be great to have an option to export some of the analytics data to a CSV type format. Thanks Jimmy
    6 points
  47. Nice report. My view is that unless one is into broad theological research and you need a huge seminary type library to draw from, the vast majority of people do not use the bulk of materials included in some Bible programs these days. There is an allure in some Bible software marketing that if you have thousands of books in your library, you are going to know your Bible really well. To the contrary, I think people get lost in the sea of materials and over time their interest drops. I suggest less is more, and regardless of your library size, don't lose sight of the text. Obtain, get to thoroughly know and use the best of quality resources to facilitate your study of the Bible. In addition, software design is adding so many features, that much like the progression of word processors like Word, most users know and only use a small fraction of the power features. Again, some marketing out there tends to deliver a story that if you have all these tools and databases, you are going to know the Bible really well. Don't get me wrong, I love to play with these tools and use them from time to time to do things that I didn't even dream of, but by in large the fundamentals of Bible study are still the same and to some degree, some power features can start to be distractions, getting in the way. If you get lost using these tools, you can lose sight of why you have a Bible software program. I'm a bit of a purist so often I use my Bible programs with my paper Bible open to the main passage of scriptures I am studying, to keep me focused. I do have a huge library from my formal studies in another product which I still frequently go to and very much enjoy for a number of reasons, but these days I start with and mainly use Accordance. Accordance works well with my head, particularly in exegesis and helps me focus on why I have a Bible program... to study the Bible. Glad you are enjoying Accordance. It has added a lot of value to my studies as well.
    6 points
  48. Look for this very soon. I mean VERY soon.
    6 points
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