Concord 2009 Product Information

Concord 2009 Product Information

Use Concord to dig deep into the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Concord works on all major operating systems and is available online and on your smartphone or tablet.

Use Concord to dig deep into the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Concord works on all major operating systems and is available online and on your smartphone or tablet.

Overview

Welcome to the Concord study resource product information area. Here you’ll find product overviews, support links, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more. We sincerely hope you enjoy your experience with Concord.

What is Concord?

Concord is a digital research tool for students of Christian Science. Concord includes the King James Version of the Holy Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other published writings by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Christian Science Hymnal with the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement: Hymns 430–462. This powerful tool allows users to search words and phrases, save citations, highlight and annotate text, navigate cross-referenced text, and more.

Online and Desktop Editions

Concord is available in two versions—Concord Online and Concord Desktop.

Download the comparison chart of current features to past versions of Concord.

Purpose of Concord

Since its inception, the purpose of Concord has been to help people study the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy in order to support their spiritual growth and healing practice. In the spirit of making the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy more accessible, the latest version of Concord has been developed to work online in any web browser or as a stand-alone desktop package for both Windows® and Mac OS X operating systems.

Concord Online

Concord Online is an always-available, online version of Concord that you access via your web browser. With Concord Online, you can access your notebooks and annotations saved online from any computer connected to the Internet. This means that you can access your notes at home on your computer or from work on your mobile phone. All updates to the online application are automatically integrated and you do not have to perform any upgrade steps yourself. Concord Online is available for a 14-day free trial at www.concordworks.com/trial. A subscription to Concord Online is only $5.99 per month. Concord Online works best with the Chrome, Firefox ® , and Safari web browsers. You may also use Internet Explorer 9 ® or higher, but may occasionally experience performance issues. Microsoft Edge ® is not supported.

Concord Desktop

Concord Desktop is installed directly onto your computer and does not require access to the Internet. Your notebooks and annotations are stored in your computer and are accessible from your computer at any time. NOTE: This version of Concord may occasionally require you to install a software update in order to keep the product current with the online version. Be sure to register your Concord Desktop edition (below) to stay aware of the latest product developments. There are two ways to purchase Concord Desktop:

  1. Through your local Christian Science Reading Room.
  2. Through our Online Shop.

Concord’s Core Functions

Regardless of whether you’re using Concord Online or Concord Desktop, you’ll have access to Concord’s five core areas: search, book navigation, text (including highlighting and annotations), hymnal player, and notebooks.

Search

Concord is built around its powerful search engine. You can search with keywords, phrases, or citations from the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Eddy’s other writings, and the Christian Science Hymnal with the 2008 Hymnal Supplement.

Book Navigation

Concord contains clickable tables of contents for all of the books in the study library.

Book Text

Concord contains the full text of the King James Version of the Holy Bible, all of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and the Christian Science Hymnal. Additionally, the program provides copy and paste, highlighting, and annotation tools.

Hymnal Player

Concord features an integrated hymnal player that enables users to listen to the settings of each hymn.

Notebooks

Notebooks enable users to collect citations and notes around topics of study or for readings.

Concord Desktop 2.1 upgrade

Learn about the features of Concord 2.1.

Concord Desktop v2.1 is full of bug fixes that improve the stability and enjoyment of the product. There are no new major features. We strongly recommend upgrading to v2.1 in order to use the best version of Concord Desktop available.

If you are running an older version of Concord Desktop, for example v1.0 or 1.5, you might be interested in knowing about all the features that were added in our 2.0 release of the product.

How to get Concord Desktop 2.1

If you already own Concord Desktop 1.0 (2009)* or the 1.5 update, you can skip to Step 2 or simply download and follow the installation instructions for Mac OS operating systems and Windows®.*** For system requirements and technical comments, download the Release Notes (from version 2.0).

STEP 1. Purchase Concord Desktop 1.0 software package (originally released in 2009 for US$325) which includes a DVD and two Desktop License Codes. Do not use the 1.0 DVD for installation; all you need are the License Codes.

STEP 2. Choose your preferred installation method. Please note that if you want the latest version of Concord Desktop 2.1 with full technical support, you will need to follow Option 1.

Option 1—Download the 2.1 update software from our website for free now.

  • Go to http://www.concordworks.com/desktop and follow the instructions for a free Concord Desktop 2.1 download.
  • Use the License Codes in your Concord Desktop 1.0 software package to complete the installation.**

Option 2—Purchase a 2.0 Upgrade DVD.

This option is available for users with limited or no Internet access or who prefer to use a DVD.

  • In addition to the Concord Desktop 1.0 software package, purchase a Concord Desktop 2.0 Upgrade DVD
  • Do not use the 1.0 DVD. All you need are the License Codes from your Concord Desktop 1.0 software package to complete the installation.**
  • Insert only the 2.0 DVD and follow the installation instructions.

* The Concord Desktop 2.0 upgrade is only applicable to the Concord Desktop 1.0 and 1.5 software released in 2009 and 2012. Owners of Concord study software released prior to 2009 are not eligible for this upgrade.

** Note to Existing users—find your License Codes in the original Concord Desktop 1.0 packaging or at the bottom left of the Welcome/Home screen of Concord Desktop. Please contact ***

The installation instructions for Concord Desktop version 2.0 work for version 2.1.

Register your copy of Concord

To register an old version of Concord please call the Customer Care Center at 617-450-2700.