Diving Log 6.0.8 released

March 16th, 2017

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released with the following new features and improvements:

  • Downloader new computers: Hollis DG02, Aqualung i750TC, Cressi Drake, Sherwood Vision
  • Logbook red cursor line keyboard support
  • Several performance improvements in logbook window
  • Facebook Share profile graphic fixed for High DPI displays
  • Buddy signature full screen support
  • Cochran *.can files import
  • Oceanlog import dive types
  • Equipment & City sort order options

Red cursor line can be moved with keyboard

The red cursor line in the profile graphic can now be moved with the arrow keys on your keyboard. The HOME and END keys jump to the start and end of the profile. The arrow keys will snap to each profile point, which is great for analyzing the profile point by point.

The logbook window had also some performance issues in the past which are now fixed, e.g. fast typing (especially comments), fast navigating within the dive list or the profile crosshair. The root of these performance issues was the drop shadow below the ribbon toolbar. Once I’ve removed the shadow effect, the performance issues were finally gone.

The new Facebook Share feature from version 6.0.7 was not working correctly on high DPI screens. This has been fixed in this update as well. Signing dives on touch screens with a pen is now easier, because you can switch the signature window into full screen with the new touch optimized toolbar. This avoids any accidentally taps on other controls.

And last but not least great news for Cochran users: you can finally import *.can files from Cochran Analyst® into Diving Log!

Signature Toolbar

 

Diving Log for Android update released

March 2nd, 2017

I’ve released an update for Diving Log on Android with the following new features:

  • Add multiple buddies to dives and trips
  • Less restrictions without in-app purchase
  • Polish Localization
  • Several bug fixes and improvements

You can now add multiple buddies to dives and trips. If you’ve added multiple buddies using the desktop version in the past, they will now show up on your Android device:

Dive Buddies

Trip Buddies

In the past an in-app purchase was required to edit any data in the Android app. Now you can add and edit up to 10 dives and add/edit all other data (e.g. dive sites) without any limitation. The app supports now Polish localization (many thanks to Maciej) and several bugs were fixed (comments field scrolling issue, dive time picker issue).

Available on Google Play

Diving Log 6.0.7 released

December 7th, 2016

The latest update Diving Log 6.0.7 is now available with the following new features:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Layout Improvements (Group Style, XML Formatting, Empty Layout)
  • New Layouts (Subsurface, Shearwater, SuuntoDM)
  • Filter Improvements (Divetype, BuddyIDs, UsedEquip)
  • Detail Data Sorting (Buddies, Shops, Trips)
  • Cloud Sync Folder Config Button
  • Logbook Profile Graphic export improvements
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

You can now easily share any dive profile on Facebook directly from Diving Log. Optionally you can add photos and a message to the post, which will appear right on your timeline:

Share on Facebook

I’ve added a number of improvements to the logbook layout function. You can now change the style of layout groups, which was not possible previously. When you save a layout file, the XML syntax within the *.lay file is now formatted properly, so it is a lot easier to do some editing in a text or xml editor. Sometimes it is easier to do minor changes with a text editor directly in the *.lay file instead of using the layout function. I’ve also added an empty layout which you can use as a starting base to create your own layout, so you don’t have to clear up an existing layout.

Layout group style and empty layout

Better layout XML formatting

During my tests of the layout editor, I’ve created 3 new layouts myself to see how everything works. The layouts are roughly inspired by other applications (Suunto DM, Shearwater Desktop and Subsurface) and can be downloaded from the layout website.

You can now also save a 64 x 48px image with the same name as the layout file into the layout folder. The image will be used as icon in the layout selection list in the logbook window for your custom layouts.

Shearwater Layout

Subsurface Layout

Suunto DM Layout

In the filter window, you can now apply filters to the dive type and equipment fields more easily by selecting them from a dropdown list. In the Buddy, Shop and Trip window you can change the sort order of the list. In the Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and ownCloud sync dialog you can now configure the sync folder manually, if it isn’t picked automatically. And last but not least you can configure the profile graphic export format.

Logbook filter improvements

Detail data sort order

Cloud sync folder configuration

Profile graphic export

Diving Log for Android update

November 24th, 2016

There is a new update for the Diving Log Android app available with the following new features:

  • Tablet Optimizations
  • Contact Picker in Buddy List
  • Russian Localization
  • Bug fixes and platform improvements

You can now easily import buddies from your Android contacts:

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I’ve included also some UI improvements for tablets and large phones in landscape mode for the dive list and dive details screens:

7" Tablet with more details in dive list

7″ Tablet with more details in dive list

7" Tablet in landscape mode: just one text row per dive

7″ Tablet in landscape mode: one text row per dive

7" Tablet: improved dive details landscape view

7″ Tablet: improved dive details landscape view

Diving Log 6.0.6 released

September 22nd, 2016

I’ve released a new update for Diving Log 6.0 with the following new features:

  • Divesite map in logbook window
  • Tanklist in logbook window
  • Extended Layout updated
  • DAN Diver Safety Guardian Upload
  • Office 2016 Ribbon theme
  • Downloader improvements
  • Android USB Sync device lookup improved
  • Drag and Drop logbook files to main window
  • Import all waypoints of a GPX file as new dive sites
  • French localization improvements
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Logbook window improvements:

You can now include the “Tank & Gas” list directly in the logbook window. Additionally you can add a map view to your logbook layout, which automatically shows the dive site of the currently selected dive on a map. I’ve updated the “Extended Layout” which now includes both new items. In the screenshots below you can also see the new Office 2016 theme, which you can select in the preferences dialog.

Tank & Gas List

Tank & Gas List

Dive Site Map

Dive Site Map

DAN Diver Safety Guardian Upload:

You can now upload your dives to the DAN Diver Safety Guardian website, for additional decompression risk analysis and statistics. Read more about that feature on this page.

DAN DSG Upload

DAN DSG Upload

Other improvements:

If the Android USB sync dialog did not show your connected Android device, please try it again. In this update I’ve improved the device lookup and it should now show up. There are also improvements in the dive computer downloader as well as the latest libdivecomputer library. You can now also drag and drop Diving Log logbook files (*.mdb) to the main window to quickly open them.

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Diving Log for Android – Statistics & Charts

August 26th, 2016

Today I’ve released an update of Diving Log for Android with a vastly improved statistics section. It was available for some time in the beta channel, but now it is released for everyone. You can view now most of the charts which are available in the desktop version and the statistic section is now also optimized for 7 and 10 inch tablets. The app is now also localized to Italian and the text selection overlay toolbar works better. Photos taken from within Diving Log are now also added to the Android Gallery app.

Charts on Phone

Charts on Phone

 

Chart Years on 7" Tablet

Chart Years on 7″ Tablet

Chart Depth on 7" Tablet

Chart Depth on 7″ Tablet

Statistics & Charts on 10" Tablet

Statistics & Charts on 10″ Tablet

Diving Log 6.0.5 released

June 4th, 2016

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, with the following features and improvements:

  • Diving Log for Android Sync via USB and Dropbox
  • USB Sync for MTP connected Android devices
  • Downloader (New: Cochran, Shearwater Perdix, Cressi Newton, Aqualung i450T, Aladin Sport, Aqualung i300, Beuchat Mundial)
  • New ISCan APECS 4 Import
  • New Aqualung Diverlog Import
  • Subsurface Import improvements
  • LogTrack Import improvements for Mantis M2
  • Fix: When using autostart, update check does not block the application anymore
  • Bug Fixes

USB Sync for MTP connected Android devices

Syncing with Android devices via USB is now a lot easier. In the past, you could not save your logbook file directly to the device when it was connected in MTP mode, which almost all devices do nowadays. Instead you would have to save the file to the PC and copy it manually in Windows Explorer.

With this update you can now sync to (and from) the Android device directly even in MTP mode. In the upper left corner the device should show up and Diving Log will sync directly to the correct folder. This works for all compatible Android dive log apps (Diving Log, DiveMate, etc.):

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Diving Log for Android Update

June 1st, 2016

I’ve released an update for Diving Log on Android with the following new features:

  • Add new dive based on previous dive
  • DiveMate Import
  • Camera Capture
  • Photo full screen image viewer

When tapping on the add button (+) in the main screen, you can now either add an empty dive or use the last dive as a template. That will duplicate the last dive and you don’t have to fill in all data again.

If DiveMate is installed you can also import new dives from DiveMate directly into your Diving Log logbook on Android. That way you can download your dive computer with DiveMate and import the new dives (make sure you export to “DivingLog” format in DiveMate).

You can now also take photos with the camera and add these images to your logbook. And last but not least tapping on an image will show the full resolution image in the Android gallery photo viewer with pinch to zoom support (this works only for images that were added with the latest Diving Log app on Android).

Available on Google Play

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In DiveMate, tap on “Tools > Backup & Sync > File export > DivingLog 5/6”. Then you can import the dives into Diving Log on Android or Windows.

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Diving Log for Android – Buddy Signature

May 13th, 2016

Your buddy can now sign your dives in Diving Log on your Android phone or tablet. Open a dive and scroll down to the bottom to find the new signature field. Tap on the field to sign a dive with your finger or digitizer pen. The signature will sync back to Diving Log on Windows where it can be displayed and printed.

Available on Google Play

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In the desktop version you can view the signature either in the buddy popup menu or add it directly to your layout. When you click on the signature, it will open in a new window where you can sign dives also on a Windows PC with your mouse or touch screen. And last but not least you can add and print the signature in the report designer for your physical logbook.

Buddy signature popup

Buddy signature popup

Signature in the Extended Layout

Signature in the Extended Layout

Diving Log for Android – Dropbox Sync

May 4th, 2016

Dropbox Sync is now available in the latest update of Diving Log for Android on Google Play. Just open the app drawer and tap on the first menu item “Synchronization”. Log in to your Dropbox account and you can sync wireless with your PC (Diving Log 5.0 / 6.0), Mac (Dive Log Manager / Dive Log DT), Windows Phone and Windows Tablet.

Available on Google Play

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In the desktop version, open the “Web” toolbar menu and click on “Dropbox” (make sure the Dropbox desktop app is installed):

Dropbox Sync in Diving Log 6.0

Dropbox Sync in Diving Log 6.0