Posts Tagged ‘Detailed Data’

Diving Log 6.0 – Logbook General

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

The logbook window in version 6.0 has now a new jump list to quickly navigate to a certain dive in your logbook. This is especially useful when using touch, as you don’t have to scroll through all dives:

Jump List

Jump List

When using an unlinked country, city, dive site or buddy (pencil icon), clicking the button at the end of the field opens a menu which enables you to convert the item to a linked item with a single click. Clicking the “Convert all to linked” menu item will automatically convert all unlinked items to linked items and fill them into the details section of your logbook:

Automatically convert unlinked items

Automatically convert unlinked items

Clicking the button for a linked item (chain icon) shows you some detailed information directly in a popup. You can even view dive site images right in the logbook window:

Dive site details

Dive site details

Clicking the dive site image enlarges it

Clicking the dive site image enlarges it

The buddy popup shows you all selected buddies including a small photo and the signature field. Clicking a single buddy takes you to the buddy details window. Clicking the signature opens the signature window to sign the dive. There is still a separate signature control, which you can add directly to the logbook window.

Buddy Popup

Buddy Popup

Diving Log 6.0 – Logbook Details

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

In this blog post I’ll show you the new details window in Diving Log 6.0. The new popups you’ve seen already in the maps window will be also used in the details window to display related data and functions. In the dive site details it replaces the tiny dropdown arrow from version 5 for a more touch friendly popup menu for different location functions:


In the buddy and shop details, it is used to display the QR Codes to quickly scan the contact details with a smartphone:

Shop1
And in the trip details you can see linked country and dive center details in the popup. You can expect similar information popups in the logbook window, to display relevant linked data right in your dives.

Trip1

Trip2

Diving Log 5.0.12 Beta 2

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Before releasing the next official update, you can try a new beta, which contains many minor improvements in several import functions and one long requested major feature. What’s new since the last beta from September?

  • You can now select the columns and sort order for the dive list (see below)
  • GPS coordinates are extracted from the Exif data from dive site photos (see below)
  • Android ScubaLog export improvement
  • The following import functions got improvements and bug fixes:
    • Liquivision Dive Log
    • UDDF Import (for xDeep Computer)
    • Shearwater Desktop
    • APD Inspiration
    • Suunto Dive Manager 4
    • MacDive
    • Universal Downloader

GPS coordinates from dive site photos: When you capture a photo with your smartphone or GPS equipped photo camera, the current GPS position is stored in the Exif data of the image. Diving Log will now automatically extract this information and store it into the dive site Lat/Lon fields (if the fields are still empty) as soon as you add a dive site photo. If there is already a position stored, the data won’t be overwritten by the data from the image.

Photo with GPS in Exif data

Photo with GPS in the Exif data

Columns and sort order of the dive list: This feature was requested for quite some time and now it is finally implemented. You can select the columns and sort order of the dive list in the logbook window. That means you can display your latest dive on top of the list and you can create a rather narrow list with just the dive number or a wide list with many columns, which spread above the dive details. You can use the layout editor to move the dive list around, to configure the columns and sort order, go into the menu File > Preferences > Dive List:

Dive List Settings

Dive list on top with many columns

Dive list with just one column

Dive list with just one column

Please download the beta now and let me know if you find any problems which should be fixed before the final release. Thank you!

Diving Log 5.0.8 released

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Diving Log 5.0.8 is now released and can be downloaded here. Please note: you can install the update setup only if you have version 5.0.7 or the latest beta. If you have an older version, please install the full setup instead. These are the new features:

Some of the new features were already shown in recent blog posts and are linked above. Here are some new additions:

Android SCUBALog export: I’m trying to provide some more options and choice for Android users by cooperating with other app developers and I’m glad that the first one is now available. You can export your data to the Android app “SCUBALog” (import is planned in the future). You’ll find an app switcher in the Android sync dialog where you can change the data format.

The app switcher is in the top right corner

Equipment weight calculation: You could enter the weight of each equipment item for some time in Diving Log, but up to now nothing was done with this information. But now you can select any number of items in the list and the overall weight is calculated at the bottom. This is useful when preparing for a vacation, for example. Additionally you can see the weight of all checked equipment items in the logbook per dive.

Equipment weight sum of all selected items at the bottom

Weight sum of all checked items of a dive

Skype integration: I’m sure many of you use Skype and now you can call a phone number right from your logbook by clicking the little Skype icon behind a number in the buddy and shop dialog. This works with the Skype desktop app, but also with the new Skype app for Windows 8. Make sure to enter the country code for each number if you want to use this feature, otherwise Skype seems to have problems. If you want to use your mobile phone, you can scan the QR code to quickly call that number.

Skype icon behind the phone number

Tag your dive data with QR Codes

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

QR Codes has become very popular, because they can be scanned easily with any smartphone or tablet. They can contain all kind of data, e.g. links, emails, geo locations or contact information. I’ve integrated QR code support deeply into Diving Log, which makes it very easy to share certain logbook data with your buddies, even when they do not use an electronic dive log. QR codes can be either displayed on-screen or printed together with your logbook data. To view and scan a QR code right from the screen, just click the little icon you can find behind some text fields:

Contact details from a dive shop

If you want to call a phone number from your logbook which is not in your contacts on the phone, just scan the phone QR tag to call the number. To get a geo location tag from the dive site coordinates, click the menu item from the little dropdown arrow:

Geo Location Tag

You can also integrate several QR tags into the report designer in Diving Log. You can include a GPS tag on each dive, to quickly scan a dive site position and display it in Google Maps on an iPad, for example. Or you can add a tag with your contact details on top of each logbook page. Here you can download a sample PDF from the Diving Log print function with 3 different QR codes. For printing, I recommend a minimum size of 15 mm for the QR code image (make sure to keep the aspect ratio).

QR Codes in the Report Designer

Please note, not all QR scanner apps can handle all codes. It is possible that some apps cannot display a geo location tag on a map, for example. Here you can see a quite powerful scanner app on an iPad, which was able to read all Diving Log tags:

QR Code Scanner

You can try this feature yourself in the next few days, when version 5.0.7 will be released.

Logbook Filter and more

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Today you can download a new beta version with some great new features:

  • New filter function for all output windows
  • vCard import for buddy details
  • UDDF 3.x import support
  • HeinrichsWeikamp Frog download support
  • Several bug fixes and other minor improvements

With the new filter window, you can create filters for any output window (logbook, details data, table editor, dive site map, statistics, printing and exports). Filters allow you to view, export or print only a subset of your logbook data, based on any criteria you want. For example, you can now view the statistics just for one year or just for your rebreather dives. You can export or print only dives where you’ve dived with just one particular buddy. Or you can view in the map window only dive sites, which are deeper than 30 m and with a rating of 5 stars (just an example).

To create a filter, click the new filter icon you’ll find now in most toolbars:

Logbook Filter

Statistics Filter

Export Filter

Then you will see on the right side of the current window the new filter toolbox, where you can add with “AND/OR” any number of criteria for every database field. As soon as you add, edit or delete filters, you can see the results live in the output window.

Filter Toolbox

Edit Filter

To edit a filter row, just double click it or hit the edit button in the toolbar. That way you can easily refine your filter until you get the data you want. You can save your filter to a file and reload it later on. You can also exchange filters between identical database tables, e.g. between statistics, logbook and table window or between dive site details and dive site map.

vCard Import: In the Buddy details you can import now vCard files, which can be created by most contact and email applications and webmail apps:

vCard Import

Click here to download the update beta setup file. This is an update from the current version 5.0.6. If you have an older version than 5.0.6, please update first to 5.0.6 and then install the beta update. Please let me know how you like the new filter function, if it works for you or if you see any crashes or bugs. The filter function integrates deeply into many parts of the application, so I want to make sure I’ve not broken any existing functionality.

 

Dive site maps support

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

This is something on my own wish list for Diving Log for a very long time and I’m really glad that this is now finally included. You were already able to view your GPS enabled dive sites in Google Maps and Google Earth for a long time, but now there is also a build-in map experience which allows some nice things not possible in the existing mapping tools.

Map Overview

The dive site map displays all your dive sites with GPS coordinates from your logbook in the map. The search box allows you to quickly filter the displayed dive sites and the “Zoom Markers” button zooms and centers all displayed sites. When you right click into the map, you can add a new dive site at this position or update an existing dive site position (geo tagging). When you click on a flag, the dive site details window opens. You can use the scroll wheel on your mouse or two fingers on a touch screen for zooming (pinch-to-zoom).  And in future even more features will be possible, e.g. trips integration.

Add dive site to map

 

Diving Log 5.0.3 released

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After five month of development and five beta versions, the final version 5.0.3 is now available (install the update from 5.0.2 to update from any beta 5.0.3). For those of you, who have been downloaded and installed each beta version, there are just a few changes since the last beta. But those updating from version 5.0.2 will get a really big update with tons of new features, which would normally justify a new major version:

This update is a big improvement for technical divers and scuba divers with lots of new data fields including Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather dives!

Changes from Beta to Final

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The final version 5.0.3 will be released shortly and I want to show you the few things which have been added since beta 5. It’s mostly polishing, some minor bug fixes and the German localization (other languages will follow during the next weeks). I’ve updated the Suunto Dive Manager (SDM 4.0 not yet supported!), Oceanlog, Mares Iris/Drak and UDCF import and there is a new import from the Atomic Cobalt logbook software. You can also display now in CCR dives the ppO2 chart from all three O2 sensors (if supported by the O2 monitor):

Display up to three ppO2 Sensor values

Blue is sensor 1, green is sensor 2 and cyan is sensor 3. The yellow line is the setpoint. The dive site dialog has now a 2nd page with some more data:

Dive Site Details

Version 5.0.3 Beta 4 available

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Today I’ve uploaded a new beta version which contains the following new features:

  • Improved SAC calculation
  • Trips and shops added to table editor
  • Trips and shops added to print function
  • New data fields in logbook window (CNS, start pressure group, end pressure group, rating, repetitive dive number)
  • Logbook equipment categories (active / inactive)
  • Liquivision X1 import supports gas switches
  • Proxy settings in online logbook sync
  • Some bug fixes

 

Equipment Categories

New Fields