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.
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.
You can download a new beta version with the following new features:
- New Profile Editor
- Improved template function
- New Scuabpro LogTrak Import (Meridian)
- Updated Mares Dive Organizer import
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:
- Universal Downloader (Libdivecomputer) Update with support for more dive computers (see below)
- Online dive site search in dive map
- Diveboard.com web synchronization
- DiveMate USB Android synchronization
- ScubaLog synchronization updated
- Print/Copy OSTC settings
- Hungarian language pack
- Profile CSV Import
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.
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:
Today you can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0. Make sure you have version 5.0.8 installed before installing the beta update. This update brings the following new features:
- DiveMate USB for Android sync (see below)
- Diveboard.com sync (see below)
- Search dive sites online
- Hungarian language support (special thanks to Attila!)
- Import dive profile CSV files (Logbook Window -> Profile Tab)
DiveMate USB sync:
DiveMate USB is a new app for Android tablets and smartphones, which can download several dive computers right on your phone or tablet. It is available in the Google Play Store and can be synchronized with Diving Log 5.0 via USB or Dropbox. I’m really happy to see this app joining the existing Android apps ScubaLog and Dive Log and now there are 3 apps you can choose from (or you can use all three, of course).
With Diveboard.com, another great online logbook is now compatible with Diving Log 5.0. You can upload and download your dives to the website from the “Web” toolbar button in the main toolbar. Diveboard.com is along with divelogs.de also one of the data providers for the new online dive site search in the map window. All your dives are uploaded as private dives, but if you want, you can make them public on the website afterwards.
Please note, this is a beta update, so if you find any problems or bugs, please let us know. The new DiveMate and Diveboard.com sync functions involve several parties, and while we’ve tested everything intensively, there is a good chance that there are still some issues.
This one is long overdue, but now SkyDrive is finally integrated into Diving Log for Windows Phone. The update should show up on your phone within the next few hours. You’ll find SkyDrive now integrated into the sync page, which means you could drop Dropbox – if you want so (SkyDrive is also integrated into Diving Log 5.0 on the desktop).
I’ve also updated the design of the logbook hub start page, to resemble the design of Diving Log Touch for Windows 8. If you don’t like the white tiles, you can switch back to the accent color tiles in the app settings. The last new feature is the same split GPS coordinate editor I’ve added recently to Diving Log Touch. This update runs on WP 7 and WP 8 (Windows Phone 8 optimized version will be released in January).