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13.1.3

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Accordance13.1.3

30 July 2020

Bible analysis and study resource.

Overview

For over 25 years, Accordance Bible Software has been equipping pastors, students, professors, and serious laypersons to engage in deep study of the Bible. Known for its speed, ease of use, and flexibility, Accordance removes the common roadblocks to scriptural insight by keeping the Bible central to your studies. With the release of version 13, along with its mobile counterparts, Accordance Bible Software truly allows you to Go Where Inspiration Leads.

Among over 100 new features and updates Version 13 offers:
  • Sleek new nook and feel
  • Built-In tutorials based on your installation
  • Live and pen highlighting and whiteboard drawing
  • Powerful new intertextual search
  • Automatic Construct searches
  • Cross highlighting between Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and Key number texts
  • Import of PDF files
  • And much, much more

What's new in Accordance

Version 13.1.3:
Changes
  • The research cache is no longer allowed to be rebuilt while a search is running, which prevents a crash. The user will get an error message if this is attempted.
  • Added the option of showing word glosses in the Syntax Tree pane, using the respective lexical form glosses for the Holmstedt and ETCBC syntax.
  • Added support for a new form of Greek Crasis searching, parsing, and analysis by making Crasis a new part of speech for Greek.
  • Added a new Parenthesis option when drawing a Highlight on a Text or Tool. This option is automatically used when drawing a rough parenthesis shape around a character in a line. If the drawing is too high or too non-symmetric, then the highlighting will revert to a curve that connects two items.
  • Users with more than 50 Highlight styles in their current Highlight file will now have the “Symbols” menu appear at the top of the Right Click -> Highlight menu, for easier access.
  • Users will now be prompted to apply Atlas/Timeline display preferences changes to all applicable open tabs when closing the preferences.
  • Updated About this Timeline dialog to support information for the new Enhanced Timeline.
Timeline Fixes
  • Where Timeline Item scripture links weren’t found if they were the end of the Timeline details information, such as for User Items with no description.
  • Timeline items that were searched for but not already present among the displayed items could overlap with displayed items.
  • Timeline items could be added to a custom list multiple times.
  • Issue that would prevent deleting custom items in the Timeline.
  • Where users who updated to the Enhanced Timeline wouldn’t get the settings files updated properly.
Other Fixes
  • A Research pie chart could be blank if the class popup menu was set to “Version”.
  • Where clicking a section in Research pie chart could add “KEY” to the title instead of “ANY”.
  • Searching of characters such as brackets in Hebrew tagged texts now will avoid selection of other words near the brackets, such as Ketiv/Qere.
  • The Syntax Tree pane for Greek would show duplicate forms of words surrounded by brackets.
  • The Text “Ugaritic Tagged” would not show up in the “Other Texts” list in the Amplify menu.
  • When comparing texts, the Ignoring Hebrew Pointing didn’t apply to a lexical comparison.
  • Improved the TEXT command to account for a Text difference that shows an added word, and not even attempting to traditional Word Match that word, to avoid a bad hit elsewhere in the verse. e.g. THGNT-T Acts 20:4 adds “Ἀσίας” which would be incorrectly mapped to GNT28-T’s “Ἀσιανοὶ”.
  • Improved algorithm that determines whether or not to insert missing verses into the source Pane.
  • When the dot-dash Highlight pattern would only be drawn once instead of repeating.
  • Instant Details issue preventing External Tool Links preview from being filled.
  • Ability to Amplify and preview links to Ugaritic books.
  • Added error checking when previewing an External Link to better handle incorrect syntax.
  • The “Continue Setup” button would overlap the “Download All” button on new installations.
  • Where deleting a Highlight style would instead delete the previous Highlight style.
  • Links to modules were not falling back on the replacement module if the linked module was not available.
  • Certain characters could be cut out during “Copy as Citation” with a certain combination of Citation preferences. This was because the "Copy text as one block" was supposed to be greyed out if the "Show as:" popup menu in the Contents References section is set to "After Verse" or “Above Verse”, but would not be greyed out when the dialog opens, only when this popup was changed.
  • A Research Cache corruption that could cause a crash in some circumstances.
  • Crash that would occur when selecting “Convert Items to Custom List” in the Timeline menu.
  • Crash that could occur when loading a workspace containing a Timeline if User Items displayed in that Timeline had been deleted.
  • Crash that occurs when searching Greek syntax, in which variant forms are searched.
  • Crash that could occur when right clicking on the icon to add a User Note.
  • Crash that could occur when importing a user bible if the user chose a name containing invalid unicode characters. There will now be an error message warning about invalid unicode for file types that don’t support a unicode name.
  • Crash that could occur if attempting to load a font or font style that doesn’t exist.

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50 Reviews of Accordance

5
Solo68
12 August 2019
Version: 12.3.6

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I use Accordance on Mac & iOS. It is a really stable app with huge potential, yet it isn't overbearing for new users. If you have the patience, and you do, exercise it by checking out their free in-app training, podcast episodes, and forums for help, if the in-app help documentation is not your style of learning. I am blessed to use Accordance, and I highly recommend it. I especially like that the developers make it available for those that have older operating systems on Mac & iOS. Thanks, Oak Tree! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
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5
Gakesmith
09 June 2020
Version: 13.1.1
For serious Bible study, Accordance has been the best for a very long time. It's always being improved. Great for simple reading and reference. Even better for detailed analysis. Simple to use but endless in depth.
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5
Solo68
12 August 2019
Version: 12.3.6
I use Accordance on Mac & iOS. It is a really stable app with huge potential, yet it isn't overbearing for new users. If you have the patience, and you do, exercise it by checking out their free in-app training, podcast episodes, and forums for help, if the in-app help documentation is not your style of learning. I am blessed to use Accordance, and I highly recommend it. I especially like that the developers make it available for those that have older operating systems on Mac & iOS. Thanks, Oak Tree! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
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5
Leeb115
28 August 2018
Version: 12.2.8
Accordance is Bible software that is Great for everyone, whether you are a casual reader of the Bible, or a pastor. It is Very Powerful and easy to use.
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5
Bort1611
25 January 2017
Version: 12.0.3
Accordance is Bible software for everyone, whether you are a casual reader of the Bible, a serious student, a pastor or scholar or even a postgraduate researcher. No longer does it command a niche corner of the limited Mac market of Bible programs, but it dominates on both the Mac OS and Windows platforms. It has speed, it has depth, it has a broad range of Bible-based resources, it has active and ongoing development from a brilliant and dedicated team, it has stellar customer support, it has a vibrant and friendly and helpful online community forum, it is competitively priced, there is no hard sell, you can download a free/demo version and try it out for yourself. If you want to have the Bible on your Mac (or PC or iOS device), you cannot ignore Accordance. I reluctantly switched to Accordance from Online Bible years ago when OLB wasn't available for Mac OS X (NB it is now) after seeing it demoed at a Mac Expo (remember them?). I've stuck with it even though now and then I will try a demo or a free Bible program that is new or novel or innovative. But Accordance is the one that serves me best, it's the one that I keep on using, and continue to invest in by adding new modules fairly regularly (and I don't mean old public domain out-of-copyright works.) And I don't regret a penny of that investment. As I said, if you want to have the Bible on your Mac (or PC or iOS device), you cannot ignore Accordance.
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Phaleron
17 November 2015
Version: 11.1.1
After 2.5 years of using this software on a regular basis, I can say that Accordance (iOS) is one of the worse programs I have ever own in terms of features, stability, and correcting bugs. I do not have any complaints from the desktop version, but, the iOS version has caused me loss of notes (when updating notes between iPad and desktop), clipping of notes when these were recovered, and the interface is crippled with features not working. I am sure others have different experiences, but I will certainly not be investing any more money in this application or the company.
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vangulickc
10 November 2014
Version: 11.0
Having to purchase a starter kit all over again at each upgrade does seem like a rip. Part of that is the marketing, I think. Maybe the new version is worth another $50-$60 all by itself and the modules are just thrown in to keep us up-to-date. Then why hide that in bundles of module-repurchase distractions? I bought the starter kit already (vers. 10). Now I'd just like to upgrade the program. And where, would somebody please tell me, can I find a review of the improvements (i.e. the value of upgrading) in version 11? I'm retired. I don't have an allowance for books, supplies, etc. I'm interested, but I need to be "sold."
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Xenophile
26 December 2013
Version: 10.3.3
I was skeptical at first due to the price. WWJD? Would He charge $50 for the word of our Lord? Using Accordance, I've realized it's worth every penny. Accordance helped organize our monthly Scripture Session on God's condemnation of homoexuals and their wicked lifestyles. The power of scripture made a few converts and compelled a few sinners to enroll in our Pray Away program, but it was Accordance that enabled us to organize the Word Of God so powerfully against teh gay. Accordance is such a miraculous program, we believe God Himself may have guided the developer in his coding. Technically inclined Christians should note that Accordance installs no daemons on your system! It is a true Christianist app.
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5
scotsman82
01 October 2013
Version: 10.3.0
Accordance one of the reasons that I switched to Mac OS. Accordance is fast, powerful, and customizable. Tried and used about every Bible Software program since the 80's and, in my opinion, Accordance is the best hands down. It did cost a bit to get into Accordance, but well worth it! The modules and texts offered have the best links and tags of any Bible Software that I have tried. Many other Bible Software programs could almost be put into the "reader" category. The more you use Accordance, the more it grows on you!
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Phaleron
25 July 2013
Version: 10.2.1
The $50 entry-level for Accordance probably offers less than many free, open source bible programs (i.e. MacSword). The often touted advanced search features mean little if the modules that use it will cost hundreds extra. I have been interested in purchasing Accordance for a while, but whenever I looked at what I was getting I always came away disappointed. I have been using MacSword, and Online Bible Deluxe which I bought on CD for $100, with tons of add-on modules. Still looking for a good, fully tagged Original Languages Study program under $150.
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Rc5
08 February 2013
Version: 10.1.3
I started using this product in 2009. I use it every day. Searches are almost instant and my favorite commentaries follow along with the Bible text that I happen to be reading at the time. It's so easy to follow through an idea or a thought or a word study. It took a little time to learn to use it well, but Accordance soon pulled me deeper and deeper into my Bible studies. I even started learning Ancient Greek as a result of this product. I have no plans to go back to paper copies of the Bible study materials that I use with this product. There are frequent, valuable updates based on user requests and any problems or questions that I have had are responded to quickly and helpfully by the company.
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Big-Mac-XXL
21 August 2012
Version: 10.0
Is this a free or payed upgrade for Acc9 users? Can't find any info about that.
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4.5
Tonylawrence
20 August 2012
Version: 10.0
The new version brings several new features but perhaps the most noticeable thing is the modernization of the interface. Accordance now looks much more polished. As with any application of this level of sophistication there will be a pretty steep learning curve. However, once mastered this application has a tremendous amount of horsepower. I dinged one-half star for the bugs of the 10.0 release. These will certainly be addressed within days (if not hours). The support by OakTree is second to none. The only other real criticism is that resources in Accordance tend to be more pricey than some other platforms. Overall I am very pleased with Accordance 10.
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M-Luther
19 August 2012
Version: 9.6.6
http://www.accordancebible.com/ Website down and placeholder says: Now launching Accordance 10 Available August 20
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Doug-Eddy
13 March 2012
Version: 9.5.7
I have used Accordance almost since they first started it. It is a very powerful program that has a steep learning curve to get full functionality. At the same time, they have excellent videos at their site (can be downloaded or for $10 they will send them on a disc). The videos helped me to really feel comfortable with it. I usually have 4 different translations of a text at a time for my sermon preps: RSV (what my church, unfortunately, still uses); NRSV, The MESSAGE and the new Contemporary English Version. I also switch to the Greek and Hebrew texts at times. The modules are numerous and I learned from one of the videos how best to group them in sub-folders. The choices are excellent. I love having bunches of commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias and word study tools available with just a click. There is no other program I have found to match it. They continue to grow, add and adjust. I have found the tech support to be excellent and prompt. The staff is friendly and helpful when I call about orders and they know what they are doing. I highly recommend this program as the standard for all bible software on the Mac or elsewhere. And this comes from years of using their materials almost daily!
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Big-Mac-XXL
21 January 2012
Version: 9.5.3
After a while of intense using some annoying things about Accordance came to light: * Every minor update (9.5.2 -> 9.5.3) needs a complete download of the whole Accordance Package (45 MB). Make it like Firefox or any other modern Mac software that only downloads the parts of the program that have changed (1 or 2 MB instead of always 45 MB). * Drop this antique VISE installer, since this is totally annoying, complicated and MacOS Classic like. I know no other serious program that is still using this installer. Use instead a DMG image from where the user can drop the program to his Applications folder or a modern package install. * I want in every window of Accordance a Back and Forward button like in every web browser. If I go in an Accordance window to another "page", I simply cannot go back to the former "page". This is extremely annoying! Some windows have a kind of For and Back arrows, but they never work as expected and jump somewhere but never back. * Another pain in the rear is how Accordance is handling image enlarging. Images are always imprisoned in those tiny windows in the Workspace. Totally unintuitive is how to enlarge them fullscreen and minimize them afterwards again. Often I close the whole Workspace and everything is gone. Annoying! * Zooming images is another pain! Clicking + and - is crazy since in real OSX programs it goes simply by using two fingers on the trackpad. I guess Accordance developers are stuck in MacOS Classic thinking. * I want smooth scrolling of Bible texts not this annoying jumping from line to line. Make it smooth please! * When displaying search results of word searches using this context slider, the search results should have different colored backgrounds to differentiate for example Matth 19:3-5 from Mark 10:5-7. Right now it all becomes a hardly readable text soup. Very important: Please drop support for the antique MacOS Classic. Support for this dinosaur prevents progress in improving Accordance for the modern OSX version! Accordance is extremely OS Classic like and lacks in many parts the modern use and feel of OSX!
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1.5
Frankeed
15 December 2011
Version: 9.5.2
I bought the IVP Reference Collection and the software that came with it was Accordance version 6. I have no interest in using Accordance, other than as an e-book reader for my IVP Reference Collection. Some months ago I noticed that the headword display fonts in four of my modules had become unreadable (and if anyone can tell me how to use a dictionary without headwords, I'm all ears). I went to the Accordance site and downloaded the Font fixer tool that's supposed to solve this problem. I also re-installed the program and manually sorted through the fonts on my system that might be causing the problem, but nothing helped. I contacted Accordance help and their recommended solution was to pay $69 for the latest version of their software, or re-purchase the IVP Reference Collection (only $110). However, all I want is to restore the functionality that I had when I bought the software. I don't care what bells and whistles they've added between versions 6 and 9. The lessons here are: 1. Avoid buying any e-books that require proprietary software to read them, or you may end up on the hook for some serious money to maintain access. 2. Avoid purchasing software from Oaktree. I noticed that they have a special $10 Accordance upgrade price for earlier purchasers of the IVP Reference Collection. The only problem is, it requires Accordance 7 or later and the only company I can find that sells the IVP Reference Collection Version 2 with Accordance 7 or later is Oaktree. Amazon and IVP itself are both still selling the old version with Accordance 6. The biggest insult of all. If I had the Windows version of the IVP Reference Collection and wanted to "crossgrade," to the Mac version, it would cost me only $39.
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Big-Mac-XXL
10 December 2011
Version: 9.5.1
In the last days I had the opportunity to test drive Accordance 9.5.1. I'm impressed. Here is the good news: Searching texts and Bibles is light speed fast. Results appear immediately. The software is of course Intel-optimized on OSX, but you can use the actual Accordance still on System 7.5! The GUI has greatly improved since my old Accordance 7. It looks more modern and is very usable. The learning curve is shallow. Modules and updates are conveniently installed within Accordance's update mechanism. I must admit that Accordance is a serious Bible study software now and it is very powerful. Now you can copy Greek and Hebrew texts in Unicode instead via the incompatible function of former Accordance versions. Also the long missed main Russian bible is now available as a module. Many old modules like the KJV have been updated to KJVS (with Strong's). The standard install has already a list of impressive (and useful) modules in the Starters Pack. No cheap horse manure! The bad news is: Accordance comes with an ultra-slow VISE installer from stone age. I almost had forgotten about this "Classic" installer from 10 years back; I would prefer to drop the app from the DMG on the Applications folder. But this install you do only once. Be careful if you have installed a former Accordance version! I had to remove every trace of Accordance 7 or Version 9.5.1 would do a lot of crazy things including not finding its own resources for a proper start-up. The "System 7.5"-style Preferences window opens very slow (like in Accordance 7). If you play with the font preferences for a while to find the best display font for yourself the program will crash. A cleanup of the Prefs code is necessary. Version 9 installs the Bible modules in Application Support and and the User Tools in Documents. Very inconsistent. I like to have the files in the program's folder like in older versions. I'm to lazy to always search my stuff especially when moving to another machine. Accordance offers besides a huge load of excellent study tools a list of obscure Catholic modules. Is there really a need to address those anti-christian demographics and offer them "study tools" for their way to eternal damnation? I miss a way to edit Bibles and Study Notes. For Copyright reasons maybe not the Bibles and notes from Accordance's official and commercial channel. But third-party (freeware, public domain) Bibles and notes that often have mistakes and errors included. Finally: Good software has a price. That's why MS Office is much better, much more mature, much less a pain than the free LibreOffice. There are a lot of free Bible programs as well. But nothing compares to the power, accuracy and ease of use of Accordance. Commercial Logos and BibleWorks (on Windows) might be close competitors. The price of Accordance is high. Not so much for the program and the first bundled module packs. But later, when you want to expand your library it really becomes expensive. Modules cost from 25 to 100 and even more dollars. Most are about 30 to 50. But if you are in language studies you need a deep wallet. But then again most of these books are more expensive as books than as modules. And nothing beats the flexibility you can use all those digital data on your MacBook everywhere: at school, in bed or on a plane. Look for holiday special bundles. The Accordance world is still expensive, but special actions can save you a lot. Latest warning: Don't invest all your money in electronic books. Buy also real Bibles, real commentaries, real study helps ... as paper books. The world economy crisis will kill the dollar and the euro. Prepare for a long time without electricity, without Internet, without computers.
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Big-Mac-XXL
03 December 2011
Version: 9.5.1
I've got here my old version 7 of Accordance at work. The GUI is really old (even of version 9) but it works. Copying Greek text is impossible, because it only works in the programs own Helena font. Version 7 does not support Unicode, very bad. Browsing the Accordance website and thinking about an upgrade from my PowerPC version to 9.5 I found a dead rat there. Can anybody tell me what is a "Catholic Collection - Three levels of Catholic texts and tools"? Do is support the Antichrist here by buying Accordance software? Have they sold out to Mammon? Will there also come "per-versions" for Jehova's Witnesses, for Mormons, for Voodoo priests and for Scientologists? A Bible software company should not offer misleading study helps, false Bible texts (Catholic "Bibles") and other wicked stuff that is directing people to eternal damnation! Bible study is not a hobby like studying Russian literature of the 19th century! It is about man's eternal future!
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3.5
howtotraindog
13 August 2011
Version: 9.4.1
I wonder why I've failed to down load it. I've tried several time. http://www.howtoteachdog.com
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4.5
Largesse
30 July 2011
Version: 9.4.1
Accordance 9.4.1 wont install on two different MBPs OS 10.6.8. I've tried it from the application, from MacUpdate, and from OakTree's website. Still no joy. Usually a great and dependable product.
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Rsmacupdate
02 June 2011
Version: 9.3.3
I have Accordance and Logos for Mac and QuickVerse as well as several others. I have limited experience with them all. I believe it is a little presumptive in some of these reviews to assert the superiority of one over another UNLESS you have extensive experience with those apps you are speaking of. I tend to use Accordance the most, but it is the one I am most familiar with. I have found that Accordance doesn't seem to be as open to suggestions for new modules/books as Logos. Logos offers the greatest selection of works. QuickVerse is probably the most inexpensive for the number of works. Accordance doesn't offer a as continuous an upgrade path as Logos in my opinion - they have several product lines: Catholic, Jewish, Hebrew, and the two main product lines: Library and Scholar. Library and Scholar have 3 levels: Intro, Standard, and Premier, but they stop there. Although they have somewhat recently added the Bible Study Bundle, the Original Languages Bundle, and a combination of these two called the Mega Bundle. There is no upgrade price from the Premiers to the newly added bundles. I like Accordance and Logos best for their interfaces, but both are pricey. One example is that Accordance charges $60 ($50) on sale for the Archaeological Study Bible which you can buy online from $20 for an e-book version to about $30 for a hardcopy. I opted to buy a hardcopy for this reason. Like I said, I use Accordance the most and I like it. I hope this comment (I'm not read to rate it yet) will be helpful.
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Tonylawrence
15 April 2011
Version: 9.3.1
Accordance is the premier Bible software for the Mac (and iOS as well). The software keeps just getting better. Fast, efficient, and extremely versatile. To access the power of the application does require a learning curve, but this is professional grade software. The "Lighting The Lamp" podcasts are very helpful in learning the application's capabilities. I cannot imagine doing Bible study without it.
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mark-bischoff
24 September 2010
Version: 9.0.3
good softwae interface is very old fashion 9.03 is still a beta - there are a lof of crashes and problems so wait with the update…
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Fpache
21 September 2010
Version: 9.0.2
Accordance is the best Bible study software you can use on a Mac (and on PC via emulator). It is affordable and very user friendly. The philosophy behind is that you are focalized on the text, which is the main point when you study the Bible. And with the soon-released iPhone/iPad synch function, it's even better. Accordance is even a good reason why to switch from PC's to the Mac platform.
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monty-3
21 September 2010
Version: 9.0.2
I own many Bible programs (Logos, MacSword, Libronix, Online Bible, Quickverse, and other). However I routinely use Accordance. I find it the most versatile program out there. While it has some limitations in specific areas (such as the display of Strong's) compared to others, overall the program cannot be beat. The new version even simplifies updates and module downloads to make it even easier. Overall the tools available are powerful. I have access to many translations, books (even obscure books), testimonies, commentaries, and Bible studies. The program is without equal when looking at the overall program. Yes, other programs have specific, unique features, which is why I keep them. But I regularly use and rely on Accordance for my everyday needs.
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L-P-Bagley
21 September 2010
Version: 9.0.2
If you are looking for free Bibles and basic search without any effort, then you may well be satisfied with other, "cheaper" programs. If you are a serious Bible student wanting to do serious Bible study, you won't find a better program. Yes, it takes time to learn, but that's because it is a truly powerful, professional tool. You can learn the basics in just a few minutes and have a useful tool for study and sermon or lesson preparation. Beyond that, you can enjoy researching and learning everything from historical backgrounds to intricate technical word studies. Over the years I've used most of what's been available, but I have to rate this as the best. Also, the user forums are extremely helpful for everyone from beginning student to scholar... but they do require that you be a real person and not an anonymous critic. If you are looking to learn, this is the place! And if you need help in purchasing call their toll free (in the USA at least) number or email them. The staff are truly knowledgeable and will take the time to help you get it just right.
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Macsweep
27 March 2010
Version: 8.4.6
Very poor user interface. Searching is very unintuitive. The app's Help files are not helpful in using the application. User forums on their web site requires users real full name reflected in the user's email address or the user is not approved for posting on their bbs. The only positive is the high-lighting is pretty good.
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Norman-D-Wiedenman
10 March 2010
Version: 8.4.4
I paid about $80.00 for this and all it gets you is an opening to pay hundreds more to get full benefits. Try Blue Letter Bible, much better and its free.
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Jpwgibson
08 December 2009
Version: 8.4.1
Demo does not work - asks for key. I knocked and, alas, it was not opened.
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Anon-Bud
05 November 2009
Version: 8.3.3
Quite simply the finest, most comprehensive program of its kind available for the Mac. Hands down beats out Logos software for Windows. I've been using Accordance for years and have never had any problems. Absolutely indispensable for the serious bible student or scholar!
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Doug-Eddy
16 April 2009
Version: 8.2.2
I have used Accordance for ages. I have needed assistance a number of times for problems that were of my own doing. I cannot begin to say how pleased I have been with their support. At all times they have been professional, helpful and down right friendly. Additionally, they have continued to develop the product and provide invaluable resources. Especially appreciated is their continued support of and effective use of the Mac environment. I am writing this primarily in response to an earlier negative review that reflected none of my experience. Their products are excellent, their support superb and my only regret is that I don't have a few more bucks to purchase additional modules for my program. Doug Eddy
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Sean0629
27 February 2009
Version: 8.1.3
Accordance is the most powerful, elegant, and sophisticated Bible software program available. This built only for the Macintosh program is structured around a simple, straightforward philosophy: in Bible study, the Bible is central. While numerous add-on modules are available (commentaries, dictionaries, books, lexicons, etc.), the focus remains the Bible. Nearly every modern translation and most historical translations of the Bible are available in Accordance, including original language texts with extensive tagging information. For more information, visit www.accordancebible.com and download the free demo. I did just that a year ago and was instantly hooked.
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Macsweep
16 January 2009
Version: 8.1.3
Accordance, in my experience is for people who want to study what other people say about the Bible. That's why there are all those modules with other people's opinions says and means. It is not easy to use for actual studying. My experience with Oak tree has been very poor. The forum moderator is a very sour person refusing to let someone on the forum unless the person's email reflects a "real name". Their support is also bottom of the barrel, I could not get anywhere on a issue where the app wouldn't load strongs number's. There is also no user documentation to speak of on their web site. When I asked about a real tutorial about proper search syntax I was told that there is no need of a tutorial. The built-in Help files are also useless for this.
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Stosh1985
29 July 2008
Version: 8.0.3
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
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Guntis
05 June 2008
Version: 8.0.1
Version 8 is simply the Garden of Eden before the Fall. Absolute beauty! :-)
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Borderlandcross
21 January 2007
Version: 7.1
1. Mac only! 2. Modular system allows you to get the program and us it without a huge investment and then add to it as needed. 3. Offers a ton of good modules and biblical texts. 4. GUI is sleek, well thought out and intuitve with tabbed windows and highly configurable text display. 5. User created notes and reference tools allow you to take notes in the program as well as add notes from others. The notes immediately become searchable and have a built in spell check. 6. The search function has so many options and variables you can find anything within a text in english, greek, hebrew etc... and fast. 7. Contextual menus and key command shortcuts speed up workflow. 8. 3-d interactive map is incredible and when integrated with the PhotoGuide module is the next best thing to going to Israel. 9. Many different ways to do the same function for ease of use. 10. I have been using it for years and the Oaktree team is vigilant to respond to suggestions always making the product better and better. I wish all developers were this good. Nothing even comes close.
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rwebber
26 May 2006
Version: 7.0
The folks at OakTree Software have consistently produced cutting edge Bible study software for the Macintosh that is unsurpassed by any package on any platform. I know -- I own copies of Libronix for windows and several other less well-known packages for both platforms. None of them can compare with the flexibility of searches offered, the speed of the package, or the intuitive nature of the user interface. The software engineers have produced a stellar package with the newest offering. The new features of version 7 take Accordance well beyond any other application on the market. The new analysis graphs, slide-show function, search by root, arrange by module, and the highlighting feature expanded to include all modules -- just to list a few new features -- have made the newest version well worth the minimal upgrade fee. If you insist on the best Bible study package available, you really must try this application. While you can get in at entry level for about $39, an adequate package for the serious Bible student will cost at least several hundred dollars. I do hope the folks at OakTree will offer some larger, more inexpensive packages in the future.
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Pgnemmi
12 November 2005
Version: 6.9
Speaking of Catholic, the nice people at Oak Tree Software have released a Catholic collection. It includes many Catholic Bibles, including Latin Vulgate and the Spanish Navarra Bible, the Catholic Catechism, Vatican I & II, the Summa, Council of Trent, Order of the Mass, and the Code of Canon Law. This is the most comprehensive one-stop shopping for all your Catholic needs available, all wrapped in Accordance GUI goodness. Very cool, indeed!
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Dougeddy
03 August 2005
Version: 6.7
I have used Accordance for years and am still learning how to use it! It performs so many functions and I would be seriously limited in my work if I did not have it. It is so powerful and the selection of add-on modules cannot be beat. The staff go out of their way to accomodate, and they regularly update the modules to improve functioning or add new functions. The list of available Bible translations and resources is excellent and the continuity of interface with all modules most helpful. They are the best I have seen and I highly recommend their software to anyone.
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 6.7
There are a lot of reasons the Catholic Bible should be included. 1. Catholics do not go to hell. Let them work out their relationship with Their Lord and back off. 2. Some books, while I personally disagree with their cannonization, are perfectly valid hostorical documents. 3. The original King James Bible contained the Apocrepha for some 274 years before it was removed. Might be nice to study up on a little bit of that Biblical & Church history, Seriously man, its no wonder non-christians think we're a bunch of wack job yahoos when we cant find anything better to do than bash each other all the time. Try encouraging someone for a change, you might actually like it.
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Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 6.4.1
Amen, soul sister.
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Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 6.4.1
when I ask myself "What would jesus use?" I know he would use Accordance. it really is a blessing from the LORD. Jesus probably wouldn't damn all the other programs to hell, but he wouldn't like them as much. and he would definitely use mac. I think we can all agree on that. there's a line of code in the middle of this application with the numbers "777" in order, just like that. it gives me goosebumps how neat this thing is.
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Anonymous
30 December 2004
Version: 6.4.1
The is absolutely the best Bible study software available for the Mac today. I have tried (and still use for some purposes) a number of others, but none can hold a candle to Accordance. It has every function one would possibly need but they manage to keep them all out of the way until you need them. Wonderful design makeover for this version. I also appreciate the wealth of options available, and though they all cost money individually, the fact that licensing must be paid for most bible versions requires this with all bible software. At least this app doesn't require you to buy them all up front, which gives them the option of offering more versions and resources others don't or cant offer. The staff at Oak Tree Software are really responsive and helpful. A great combination!
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Anonymous
19 May 2004
Version: 6.2
Great update. Accordance is the best Bible research program on any platform. Plus it is very easy to use for first timers.
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Anonymous
01 March 2004
Version: 6.0
This software has helped me find true inspiration. The additional classic texts are a stellar collection. I highly recommend it.Very insightful.
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4.75
rwebber
24 January 2004
Version: 6.0
I am a Professor of Biblical Languages and have tried many of the competitors' packages out there on both the Mac and the PC. I have the top of the line Scholar's Package from Logos installed on my office PC, but I continually find myself turning to the Accordance Program on my Mac for my studies. Accordance is elegant, powerful, and simply the best there is. The staff at OakTree Software are professional and friendly. The new pricing structure and contents of the new CDs allow the selection of more specialized and contemporary Bible texts. I'm thankful to have such wonderful tools at my disposal. I would like to see a more reasonable pricing for the modules and I think we have seen OakTree moving in that direction. Good work!! They are currently at version 6.1.1 and it just keeps getting better.
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4.5
Joshua-Lindquist
07 December 2003
Version: 6.0
This upgrade is awesome. The interface improvements are well worth the upgrade alone, but the other offerings stand on their own. Being able to Tab windows together has been very nice, and the improvements to the overall layout are not small. Importing User Tools from HTML is amazing, and hopefully this will be expanded on in further releases. Without the clutter and clunkyness of the 5 series, it feels polished now. They've built the architecture and customer support for a very beautiful future for this product. Hopefully they can expand into the PC market more with the emulator and ramp up the production.
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Dougeddy
06 December 2003
Version: 6.0
I have used Accordance for years and am impressed that they continue to improve the interface! At first it can be rather daunting because it is so powerful, but it is well worth purchase - the modular nature of the programs keeps it budget wise. It is a fantastic program and the additional research material you can purchase for it has given me a massive library just a keystroke away. Also, the staff there is terrific.
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Anonymous
28 October 2003
Version: 5.7
This is simply the best Bible software program avaliable on any platform. It is feature rich and offers more Bible versions and books than any other Mac Bible program. Its advanced features make it popular with professional Biblical scholars, while its ease of use make it appropriate for anyone interested in the Bible. Anyone interested in the Bible should check it out.
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L008com
02 February 2003
Version: 5.7
Nice program, great for Thumping :-)
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