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

Diving Log 6.0.3 released

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

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.

Buddy Signature

Buddy Signature

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:

Summary

Summary

Diving Log 6.0.2 released

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

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:

Dive count

Dive count

OSTC Settings

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:

OSTC Settings

OSTC Settings