April 01, 2023

Daily Posts From Now On

 I have so much free time these days, I have an 8-point plan to make a blog post every day. This will allow me to monetize it... I could use the cash.

March 11, 2023

Accordance Insert Verses using Shortcuts on macOS

The most current automation technology on macOS is Shortcuts. Here's an example of a Shortcut that 

  1. either grabs a selected verse reference or 
  2. queries you to provide on, and then 
  3. grabs that text from Accordance, using the text module specified in the Shortcut. 
  4. It then inserts that resulting text or copies it to the clipboard if that is not possible.
It can be downloaded here. Insert Accordance Text

You change the text module by launching Shortcuts, and editing the module short name in the text block to whatever you like.

April 01, 2021

macOS and Accordance running on Apple Watch

I wouldn't have thought it possible, but tweaking the kernel from the package at mini vMac I have now been able to install macOS on my Apple Watch. It is smooth as butter, even scrolling the window panes. The caveats are:

  1. I need my 3.0x reading glasses
  2. Processor tasks are sloooow. For instance, on Accordance, it takes 10 seconds for the simplest word search
  3. I haven't figured out how to select an object or text. But, connecting a Bluetooth trackpad solves that problem. Maybe just keep that in my back pocket?
  4. macOS 10.4.1 is the latest version that will run stable.

I'm still thinking through use cases, but it is thrilling to see nonetheless.

August 10, 2020

Accordance Better Touch Tool Preset

 For those who use Better Touch Tool to customize the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro, I created a preset that contains a load of triggers for Accordance.

You can download the preset at the BTT community forum here.

The list of triggers include:

  • New tab… various
  • Copy as… various
  • Toggle Library
  • Toggle Instant Details
  • Change current field
  • Bookmark selection
  • Highlight selection
  • Global font size up / down
  • Previous / Next Hit
  • Context Increase / Decrease
  • Reader View Toggle
  • Display as Paragraph / Verses
  • Search selection on the web
  • Lookup selection in lexicon
  • New Workspace
  • Duplicate Current Tab
  • Get Verses… function
  • An AppleScript to simply paste the current selection in the open TextEdit window (this is simple to change to Word or Pages, etc.)

You will want to disable the ones you don't use. I'd suggest turning off the Control Strip to give more room for the Accordance-specific triggers.

July 26, 2020

Touch Bar Customizations for Accordance

Here is a quick video to show off how I've customized the Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro to work well with Accordance Bible Software. You may want to view it in YouTube for best results.

In general, I only find the Touch Bar useful in specific contexts. I'm now using BetterTouchTool to customize the Touch Bar. If there is interest in this setup for Accordance, I can see about sharing the preset.