User Notes are comments you add to specific verses in the Bible. You can apply notes to verses on your mobile device and on your desktop version of Accordance, and then sync them so that both devices have the same notes. The Sample Notes file is included with the App as a demonstration. It provides notes for the first three chapters of Genesis and Matthew.
The file My Mobile Notes is a blank Notes file pre-installed with the App.
If a User Note has Scripture Links, tapping the link opens the reference in the Instant Details. User Notes are displayed and edited in Notes View. They can also be displayed in an additional pane. You can customize the fonts used in User Notes via the Settings View.
Note for Experienced Accordance Users:
- New User Notes files have the file
extension U.amynotes and
support Unicode, formatting, etc.
- Upgrade of old User Notes files to
support Unicode is planned for a
Tap the User Notes button () and choose the desired notes file. The User Notes open in the additional pane.
The file scrolls with the verse in the displayed Text module.
Tip: You can also scroll through the User Notes in the additional Pane. Tap the Linked button () to unlink the file from the Text and scroll through all your User Notes.
Tap the desired User Notes file. The file opens in Notes View.
Tap the TOC button () to jump to the note for any verse.
Note: Links are not currently implemented in User Notes.
Note: The Contents search of Notes is a simple string search only, finding the entered characters whether they represent a whole word or a part of a word.
Create a new User Notes file by tapping in the name box and entering a name for the file. To cancel this command, leave the name box empty.
In either case, the User Notes file opens in a pop-up and you can now add or edit a note for the selected verse.
Tap the title of the User Notes file to display/hide the text of the verse to which the note is being added/edited.
Tap the Edit button (). The User Note opens ready to edit.
You can also tap on a selection and then tap Edit from the Action menu to open the Edit pane. In this case, selection is also selected in the User Note, ready for you to start editing.
Note: The first time you tap the Photos button you will be asked to allow Accordance to access the iOS Photos Library.
To delete an entire note, simply delete its contents.
A User Notes file is deleted via the Library.
You can change the font type, size, color and style of new or edited User Notes. The defaults are set via the Display Settings for User Notes.
Tap the Format button (). The keyboard is replaced with a panel with text formatting items.
Tap the Font name to display a list of available fonts. Tap the desired font.
Note: The list includes all system fonts; but not all work in Accordance. If the selected font does not display well, choose another one.
Tip: Select the desired words to have your changes applied only to the selected text.
User Notes can be synced in both directions between your Mac and all devices with Accordance Mobile.
When syncing, if the User Notes are checked in the list, Accordance automatically applies the changes made to each individual note, whether on the Mac or the mobile device, to the other set of notes. If the same note has been modified in both sets of notes, a dialog box displays both notes and allows you to select the note you want to keep.
Some graphics may differ from your App. Functionality described is the same.