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.
May 16th, 2015
Today’s beta update has completed localization for English, German, Spanish, Hungarian and Japanese. Other languages are in the work, but I need some help for the following languages:
If you’re a native speaker of one of those languages and want to participate, please contact me via Facebook, blog or email. You will download an Excel file which contains the user interface text of Diving Log and some rows are marked with green background color. Those fields are still in English and have to be translated into your native language. Thank you very much for your help!
May 9th, 2015
The Photo Manager, which can be launched from the menu “Logbook > Photo Manager”, will list all your photos which are attached to your dives. It helps you to find broken links (photos which are not linked to any dive) or broken path names (the image file could not be found). The icons in the first column will be displayed when there is something wrong. Use the “Select” toolbar button to select similar photos.
You can also batch edit all selected photos to fix path names or to add descriptions. Simply select one or more photos in the list and edit the values in the text boxes below. Editing the path will just edit the directory part for all selected photos, but it won’t change the individual file names:
Batch editing of photos
When you click on the image preview in the Photo Manager or in any other window (e.g. logbook, details, etc.) you can view the image in the built-in image viewer. When you deactivate the “Autosize” button, you can zoom with the mouse wheel, toolbar slider or on a touch screen with a “pinch-to-zoom” gesture. You can also view the image full screen by pressing “Enter”, “F11” or with a double click.
You can also view the exif data in the sidebar and when the photo is geo-tagged, you can view the location where the photo was taken on a map. If you don’t have a GPS enabled camera, you can geo-tag your existing photos with a tool or a website like GeoImgr.
May 1st, 2015
Today I released beta 5 of Diving Log 6.0, which will be automatically downloaded when you start Diving Log the next time. You can also start the update check in version 6 manually in the menu Help > Check for updates.
The latest beta contains the usual bug fixes and I’ve also completed the profile editor. If you’re familiar with the profile editor, please try it out, as this one required many code changes from version 5. You can create a new dive in a separate logbook and create profiles completely manually with the “Draw Mode” function, for example.