Accordance Bible Software
for Android Smartphones & Tablets
The Accordance Mobile for Android app makes it easy to view a commentary or study Bible in parallel with your Bible or to view two Bible translations side by side. Search the Bible in its original languages or in translation, including grammatical and key number searching!
Your initial download will include a small selection of Accordance modules. You can see a list of all the contents here: Android Starter Collection, and complete your free collection by registering an Accordance account on our website. Purchase additional modules from our website at any time to create an entire Bible study library at your fingertips.
Accordance Mobile for Android Version 2.1.1 is now available in the Google Play Store and in the Amazon Appstore for Android. It can also be downloaded directly from our server but will need to be updated manually. The minimum compatible version of Android OS is 5.0.
Features in Each Update
Version 1.1 made Accordance on Android not just a reader, but a powerful study tool. It added support for images, instant details including Strong's numbers and parsing, and hypertexting to search for these details.
Version 1.2 introduces a number of new enhancements, especially relating to text selection, copying text and support for audio playback!
Tap and hold text for Instant Details and the ability to expand and copy your selection. Any content with embedded or streaming audio can now be played from within the app. Other features include support for PaleoHebrew, the choice of whether or not to copy footnote markers or Hebrew cantillation when copying text, the ability to download newer Accordance titles, and more.
Version 1.3 improved Instant Details and many features throughout the app.
Version 1.4 adds improved Instant Details, Highlights support, Dropbox syncing, and major improvements to the Library.
Version 1.5 updates the entire Easy Install view and perfromance, and also allows the checking and updating of modules. The pane header shows the number of hits or the current verse reference.
Version 2.0 is a major upgrade with:
- Completely redesigned interface for a modern look and easier use
- Dark Theme option
- More Settings options
- Even easier Easy Install
- Search History button
- and much more.
Version 2.0.2 allows the ability to transfer Accordance Library and data to an SD card, adds the ability to see storage information in In App settings, and improves use of memory.
Version 2.1.0 adds Bookmarks, My Places, Active Highlighting, and Automatic Day/Night Theming.
Details of the updates to each version are in the linked blog posts, and in the Help files, now accessible within the app.
Future updates will add more features such as User Notes.
Installing Accordance Mobile for Android
If downloading from the Google Play Store or the Amazon App Store for Android, tap Install/Get and follow the prompts.
If downloading directly from our server, installation should begin automatically with prompts after the download is complete. If not, open Downloads on your device's file system, tap on the APK file, and tap Yes when prompted. The app will begin installing on your device.
On first run the app allows you to log in to your Accordance account or, for first-time Accordance users, to create a new account.
The app opens to the ESV text. Tap the menu in the top right and select Easy Install to log into your account and download additional contents.
Reviews and Help
Help for the Android app is available here.
Please feel free to ask questions and post feedback on our Android Forums.