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

Diving Log for Android – Google Maps

April 22nd, 2016

The first feature update of Diving Log for Android has been released. I’ve added 4 new languages (Dutch, French, Japanese and Spanish) in addition to English and German. I’ve also integrated Google Maps to show all your dive sites:

Available on Google Play

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Diving Log for Android

April 9th, 2016

I think one of the most requested things during the past few years was an official Diving Log app for Android and today I’m happy to announce: Diving Log for Android is finally here! Today you you can download the app from the Google Play Store:

Available on Google Play

Please let me know what you think and if you find any bugs or problems. The app is using a modern Google Material design and is currently optimized for phones (a tablet UI will come later):

The app is free to open and view logbook files from Diving Log 6.0, editing requires an in-app purchase. This is similar to the Office apps, but without subscription. The app is using the native Diving Log logbook file format (SQLite), please click the link below how to sync with your PC:

How to sync your logbook file with Android

 

Diving Log 6.0.4 released

March 11th, 2016

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

  • Profile-Compare feature
  • Downloader: support for new computers
  • New Hollis Explorer import
  • Subsurface import improvements
  • MacDive import improvements
  • Excel export improvements
  • Fixed: main window seems to freeze when autostart and update notification overlay each other
  • Bug Fixes

The update will be automatically installed when you start Diving Log the next time. To force the update, click the menu “Help > Check for updates”.

Please note, in the current Diving Log version which you’ve installed, the update notification could be overlaid by the autostart window (e.g. logbook window) and it seems the application is locked up. To fix it, press either two times Alt-Tab and if that does not help to bring the update notification to the front, kill the application in the task manager and start it again. Then check for updates manually after it has launched. This bug should be fixed in the current update.

A note to all Windows 10 Insider Preview users: There seems to be a bug in the latest Insider Build 14279 of Windows 10, which prevents Diving Log 6.0 to start correctly (there is a System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException). I’m not sure if all languages are affected, it currently looks like it affects only German versions of Windows. I recommend you wait and do not update to Build 14279. Other .NET WPF applications also seem to be affected. As this is a Windows or .NET Framework bug, I cannot fix this from my side. Again, this is only the insider preview (beta) of Windows 10, not the normal (stable) version. If you’ve already updated to Build 14279, you can revert to the previous build in the Windows settings app. See also this (German) forum post

Compare Profiles

March 9th, 2016

The next update later this week will contain a new (and long requested) feature: comparing dive profiles. You can now overlay different dive profiles (even from different logbook files) in a single window. This is useful if you want to compare profiles from your buddy or from different dive computers. Simply click the “Compare Profile” button in the profile tab of the logbook toolbar:

Compare two profiles

Compare two profiles

Switch to the next dive and click the button again for each profile you want to add to the stack. I recommend you move the logbook and compare windows side by side. The x and y axis is automatically adjusted to the deepest and longest dive. You can switch at any time to another logbook file, the Profile Compare window stays open and you can add profiles from your buddies. You can see here 4 profiles from 4 different divers:

Compare profiles from 4 divers

Compare profiles from 4 divers