June 10th, 2013
After two betas, the next stable version is now completed and can be downloaded from the download website. These are the new features since version 5.0.10:
- New Profile Editor
- Templates are editable
- Scubapro LogTrak Import (Meridian)
- OSTC 3 download support (Universal Downloader)
- Mares Dive Organizer Update (SQLCE4)
- Liquivision Lynx and Dive Logger 3.0 support
- Libdivecomputer update
- Uwatec Galileo Trimix import improved
- UDDF import improved for VPlanner
The last 4 changes were added since the last beta version, with Liquivision Lynx support as the main new feature. But there were also some minor tweaks for the Galileo Trimix and UDDF imports from VPlanner. Special thanks also to Jef Driesen for constantly working on libdivecomputer. If you want to support this project, you can find a donate button on the website. Libdivecomputer is the open source download library behind the universal downloader in Diving Log and many other applications.
June 4th, 2013
Today I’ve released the next update of Diving Log Touch to the Windows Store, which should be available within one week. Beside the new statistic charts I’ve also implemented SkyDrive sync into the logbook management pane. While you could save to SkyDrive (and Dropbox) before by using the file picker integration, the new integrated sync is more comfortable and easier to use. You can now sync easily between Diving Log 5.0, Diving Log for Windows Phone and Diving Log Touch.
May 26th, 2013
The next update of Diving Log Touch for Windows 8 and Windows RT includes most of the charts already available in Diving Log 5.0. To view the charts, just scroll to the right in the statistics section. To change the type of the chart, tap on the header title (e.g. “Chart Years”) and a dropdown list appears.
May 20th, 2013
You can download a new beta, which contains the latest libdivecomputer library and these new features:
- Support for OSTC 3 (Universal Downloader)
- Support for Suunto DX (Universal Downloader)
- Support for Oceanic Pro Plus 3 (Universal Downloader)
- Other bug fixes and improvements in libdivecomputer
- Android ScubaLog sync improvements
- Scubapro LogTrak (Meridian) import improvement
Install this update setup into the already existing Diving Log folder.
April 28th, 2013
You can download a new beta version with the following new features:
Install the update setup into the existing Diving Log program folder. The new Scubapro LogTrak import makes enables you to import dive data from the Scubapro Meridian dive computer. The updated Mares Dive Organizer import supports the new database format of the latest Dive Organizer version. If you notice any bugs or problems, please let me know.
April 28th, 2013
The next beta will contain another great new feature: in the new profile editor you can view all profiles and the data in a single window, you can edit every profile value in the data grid or in the graphic view and you can create entire new profiles from scratch by simply drawing them with your mouse. You can also copy and paste parts of the profile or between Excel and Diving Log and you can insert or delete rows.
Click on “Profile Editor” in the logbook window
The profile editor window has 3 panes, which are freely resizable. On top is the main profile area where you can manipulate the profile and select parts of it with the mouse. You can insert gas switches from the context menu and in draw mode you can manipulate the profile line directly. To change the profile type, select one of the profiles on the right. The profile data pane on the bottom is synchronized with the visual view on top. Any selection you make in either pane, it will be also visible in the other.
When you activate the draw mode from the toolbar, you can manipulate the profile line directly with the mouse or you can draw an entire new profile, if none exists. To change the drawing surface range, click the zoom buttons in the toolbar. As you can see in the screenshots below, the “Tank pressure 2″ line is not available at first. The left part was entered in the data grid by selecting all cells and entering the value to get a nice straight line. The right part was created with the mouse in the profile pane on top.
Draw new profile with the mouse…
…or enter the values in the profile grid
You can also open 2 or more editor windows at the same time, e.g. to compare profiles from different dives or from your buddy. In the next screenshot you can see how the deco ceiling is created in the profile editor, because it couldn’t be downloaded from the dive computer:
You can edit all selected cells at once
Two editor windows snapped side by side
The profile editor is a really powerful tool if you want to manipulate any dive profile, either because the data is recorded or imported incorrectly or because the data is not available. You can enter for example the compass course, because only few computers can actually record that. And you can finally view all available profiles and the data in a single window.
April 24th, 2013
The next update will contain an improved template function. Templates are a great way to quickly update several dives at once where certain data remains identical. For example, during a vacation you only have to enter all data for the first dive. Then create a template from this dive by selecting all the fields that won’t change during the vacation, e.g. country, city/island, tank size and type, dive suit, etc. For the other dives you can simply apply the template and all the data gets filled in automatically.
Create new template
Select fields for this template
Up to now you couldn’t modify a template once you’ve saved it, which was a bit painful when you forgot to check some fields. In the next version you can update or overwrite any existing template and add or remove fields, which makes it a lot easier. If you haven’t used it yet, I recommend you try it the next time you want to update several dives at once. You can also watch a short video, even though it’s from version 4.0.
Apply template to several dives
March 29th, 2013
Diving Log 5.0.9 was just released a few days ago, but unfortunately the new universal downloader had a bug which caused a crash in some circumstances. Today you can download version 5.0.10 and use the update setup either from 5.0.8 or 5.0.9. I’ve added also a few other things:
- Universal Downloader bug fix
- New import from Subsurface
- Improved Suunto Dive Manager 4 import (gas switches and deco)
- UDDF Import optimized for Submatix SPX42
- Missing translations in some languages fixed
The Subsurface import was tested only for metric Subsurface logbooks, so if you have a logbook with imperial units it may not work correctly. Please send it to me if you want to import such a file.
March 19th, 2013
You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:
This update contains the latest version of libdivecomputer, which brings lots of new dive computers into the Universal Downloader:
- Aeris A300 AI
- Aeris Atmos AI2
- Apeks Quantum X
- Cressi Leonardo
- DiveRite NiTek Trio
- Hollis DG03
- Mares Matrix
- Mares Nemo Wide 2
- Mares Puck Pro
- Oceanic Atom 1.0
- Oceanic OCS
- Oceanic Pro Plus 2
- Oceanic Veo 1.0
- Subgear XP5
- Shearwater Petrel (Firmware V12 required)
- Shearwater Predator
- Sherwood Insight 2
- Sherwood Wisdom 3
Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his ongoing work on this open source library! If you want to support this project, you’ll find a donate button on his website.
January 20th, 2013
The Windows Phone version of Diving Log is now updated to support the new Windows Phone 8 OS. While the WP7 app was running fine on WP8, the now released update has support for the new high DPI screen resolutions and tile sizes. You will find the update in the Windows Phone Store:
Below you can see the wide app tile with your last dive data on the back and the small app tile: