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
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
December 13th, 2015
Today I’ve released a new update for Diving Log 6.0, with the following new features and improvements:
- New AV Manager (Underwater Technologies) import
- DiveSystem DiveLogger import improvements
- Shearwater Desktop import improvements
- Poseidon MkVI import improvements
- Subsurface import improvements
- Mares Dive Organizer import improvements
- New Libdivecomputer
- Download dive computer memory dump
- Signature popup for unlinked buddies
- iOS Sync improvements
- Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)
- Bug Fixes
Download dive computer memory dump
When there is a problem with the dive computer downloader (e.g. error message or wrong data), you typically have to send some analysis data to Jef Driesen from libdivecomputer. In the past this was a bit cumbersome and required downloading a separate command line tool and executing it in a DOS prompt. This is now a lot easier, because it is built directly into the Diving Log downloader:
Log Errors and Dump File
All you have to do is expanding the “Advanced Settings” section in the downloader and check the “Log Errors” and “Dump File” checkboxes (the “Dump File” box is only visible when the “Log Errors” box is already checked. For some dive computer models this function is not available). When both options are selected, you can download your dive computer normally. After the download, Diving Log will package the error log and the dump file into a zip file and prompt you to save the file to your PC. Then you can email it to Jef or me.
Signature popup for unlinked buddies
Previously, the signature popup was only visible for linked buddies (those with a chain icon). Now it is also available for unlinked buddies (with a pencil icon). That way you can easily view signatures without adding the signature field into your layout.
Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)
The summary in the table window was displayed in metric units, even if you’re using imperial units. This has been fixed and depth/temperature summary is now displayed correctly:
September 30th, 2015
A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, which contains the following features and fixes:
- Time zone adjustment
- Dive count in statistics
- OSTC Settings
- Equipment revision warning disabled for inactive equipment
- Keyboard navigation in details list
- Petrel 2 download support
- Libdivecomputer update
- Bug fixes
Time zone adjustment
If the dive computer time was wrong and you only noticed after downloading the dives, you can now easily adjust the entry time and date for any number of dives with a few clicks. Select all dives which you want to modify and click on “Date & Time”. You can add or subtract any number of days, hours and minutes:
Date & Time adjustment
Dive count in statistics
I’ve added a dive counter to the general statistics, which is useful if you filter the statistics and want to see how many dives are returned by the custom filter:
OSTC Mk.2, 2N and 2C users can now modify their dive computer settings in Diving Log 6.0. This feature was available in version 5.0, but was missing in version 6.0 up till now. You find this feature in the main window (Tools > OSTC Settings). The color picker has been improved to show only the supported 8 Bit color values and the Custom Functions III are now also available:
August 27th, 2015
Today I’ve released an update to Diving Log 6.0, which fixes a number of bugs and brings some minor new features. The update will be installed automatically when you start Diving Log next time.
- Two additional profile graphics in logbook window (5 overall)
- Sort order of tanks can be changed
- Cloud Sync folder can be configured (if not in default location)
- Downloader Bug Fix
- Mares Dive Organizer Import Bug Fix
- DiveSoft Import Improvements
- xDeep UDDF Import Improvements
- Tree Browser equipment bug fix
- Heartrate profile average line
- Windows 10 Theme Improvements
- Windows XP Theme Improvements
- Logbook equipment list active/inactive option
- Automatic downloading of layouts, reports, etc. if missing
- Bug Fixes
Two additional profile graphics
There are now 2 additional profile graphics, which can be added to the logbook layout (Profile 4 and 5). So you can display now up to 5 profiles (they can be also on different tabs):
5 profile graphics
Sort order of tanks can be changed
If you want, you can now change the sort order of the tanks in the “Tank & Gas” window. Please note, you can only change the order of tank number 2 – 10, the first main tank is always on top and can’t be moved or deleted:
Change the order of the tanks
Cloud Sync folder can be configured
Sometimes Diving Log cannot auto detect the location of your local cloud folder (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and OwnCloud), e.g. if you have changed the default location. In this case, Diving Log displays an error message “Please install the sync application”. Now there is an additional link “Select folder…” which enables you to select the local cloud folder on your PC manually. Please select the root folder, the “Divelog” folder will be created automatically if necessary. Please note, this link is only visible if the default folder could not be found:
Manually select the cloud folder
July 1st, 2015
I’m happy to announce that Diving Log 6.0 is now officially available. If you have not installed it yet, please click here to download the latest installer. If you’re running the beta version, the automatic updater downloads automatically the final version. You can install it side by side to version 5.0 to try it out. You can also use your logbook file with both versions, as the format has not changed.
I want to thank everyone who has tested the beta version – thank you for submitting feedback and reporting bugs! After 1.5 years of development and 10 weeks of beta testing I’m happy to get this version finally out for everyone.
If you’ve bought version 5.0 on June 1st 2014 or later, you can update for free and receive automatically a version 6.0 unlock code. If you bought it earlier, you can update for 6.99 €. Some users (e.g. translators) can also update for free. Thank you very much for supporting and using Diving Log!
June 25th, 2015
Today, users of the beta version 6.0 can start updating to the final version 6.0 using the build-in update mechanism. After you’ve installed the latest update, you will see a dialog where you can enter your 5.0 unlock code and proceed with the update.
Enter your Diving Log 5.0 code
If you’ve bought version 5.0 on June 1st 2014 or later, you can update for free and receive automatically a version 6.0 unlock code. If you bought it earlier, you can update for 6.99 €. Some users (e.g. translators) can also update for free, so please make sure you click on “Next >” to see if you’re eligible for a free update.
The official launch will be July 1st. This preliminary launch is for testing the update mechanism.
June 11th, 2015
Today I’ve released another update for Diving Log 5.0, which contains all bug fixes since last November and also an updated libdivecomputer (Universal Downloader):
- Update for Suunto Dive Manager 5 Import
- Update for the Universal Downloader
- Several other bug fixes
The first version of Diving Log 6.0 (non-beta) will be also available later this month, but if you’re using version 5.0, you should download and install this update.
May 30th, 2015
A new beta update is now available. What’s new?
- New themes included
- Additional logbook layouts added
- OSTC Simulator added to the “Tools” menu
- Danish localization completed
- Suunto DM5 import updated
Diving Log 6.0 has now additional themes, so if you don’t like the minimalistic default look, you can switch to Office 2010 themes or even a “Diving Log 5.0” theme. Click here to view all available themes.
Office 2010 Silver
Diving Log 6.0 in 5.0 camouflage
In the “Layout” tab of the logbook toolbar, the additional default layouts are now included. Your own custom layouts will also automatically appear in the gallery, so you can easily switch between layouts. Please note, the layout file extension has changed from *.xml to *.lay. If you have already created your own layouts with the beta 6.0, you may have to rename the file extension manually.
May 30th, 2015
Diving Log 6.0 supports several themes and an accent color, which you can choose from the menu “File > Preferences > Appearance”:
Office 2010 Silver
Office 2010 Blue
For users coming from version 5.0, there is also a “Diving Log 5.0” theme, which should offer a familiar look and feel:
Diving Log 6.0 in 5.0 camouflage
And for users who run Windows in classic style (only available in Windows 7 or lower), Diving Log 6.0 will use automatically a classic theme:
Windows Classic theme
Diving Log 6.0 still runs and looks good on Windows XP:
Diving Log 6.0 on Windows XP
May 23rd, 2015
A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, which includes the dive computer downloader and all import functions. This update has also completed localizations for Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Turkish and Catalan in addition to German, Spanish, Hungarian and Japanese from the previous release.
There is now a single dive computer downloader in version 6.0 which is more streamlined and cleaned up:
New dive computer downloader
Please try it out and also the import functions you typically use, to see if everything works as expected. Note to OSTC users: there are currently some features missing, e.g. the dive computer settings page or the simulator. They will be added to the “Tools” menu of the main window in a future update. In the meantime, please use the version 5.0 downloader if you need one of these features.
Btw, I still need some help to complete the localization for Czech, Norwegian and Russian.