Dark Mode Support on Android

August 10th, 2023

Yes, the Android app finally supports dark mode! The latest update is now available on Google Play. You can change the design in the app settings to either dark or light mode or follow the system design. Let me know if you spot any problems in dark mode.

Updates for Android and Windows

July 20th, 2023

There are new updates for the Android and Windows versions of Diving Log available. These are the changelogs:

Windows:

  • Dive Log *.dlexch exchange file support (import/export)
  • Downloader: Divesoft Freedom + Liberty + new Ratio models
  • UDDF import improvements
  • Bailout tank supply type
  • Logbook Table grouping counter

Android:

  • Dive Log *.dlexch exchange file support (import/export)
  • Downloader: Divesoft Freedom + Liberty
  • Bailout tank supply type
  • Target SDK 33

Dive Log *.dlexch exchange files:

If you want to share just one or a few items of your logbook (e.g. a dive site or some marine life), you can now export just those parts into a small text based file (*.dlexch). These files can be imported into the Windows, Android, iOS, and Mac OS apps from More Mobile Software. All these apps can export these files as well, so sharing parts of your logbook across all platforms is now a lot easier.

Exporting on Windows:

Select one or more items and click the Export button. You can import *.dlexch files here as well.

Importing on Windows:

Import using the “Diving Log” import dialog

Exporting & Importing on Android:

Exporting on Android

Importing on Android

These methods make sharing logbook data with other users a lot easier. Currently these data types are supported:

  • Countries
  • Cities / Islands
  • Dive Sites
  • Marine Life

In the future we will add support for other data as well.

Logbook Table group count:

The grouping feature is available since version 6.0, but now you can see on the right side how many items are in each group:

Group Counter

Diving Log 6.0.28 released

April 8th, 2023

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released with the following new features:

  • Diving Log Documents folder configurable
  • Logbook Comments: insert links
  • User Defined Fields: URLs clickable
  • Downloader: Deepblu Cosmiq, Oceans S1 Support
  • Downloader: Import GPS position for Divesoft and Garmin
  • UDDF Import: Apple Watch Ultra Support (via AWU2UDDF)

This was a common request: you can finally configure the Diving Log Documents folder. Up to now, all Diving Log related files (e.g. reports, layouts, filters, etc) were stored in C:\Users\Your Name\Documents\Diving Log. This folder can now be changed in the settings screen:

Configure Diving Log Folder

In the logbook window, you can now insert links in the comments and user defined fields. You can open a link (website, email or file) with Ctrl+Click:

Insert links in comments

Insert links in user defined fields

The UDDF import was improved to support files from the AWU2UDDF app, which exports dive data from the Apple Watch Ultra into UDDF format.

Last but not least: the website domain has changed from divinglog.de to divinglog.com

Update for Windows & Android

December 22nd, 2022

A new update for Windows & Android has been released today, with some great new features and improvements:

  • Windows:
    • Downloader: Scorpena Alpha, Scubapro G2 TEK, Oceanic Geo Air
    • Suunto DM 1.x Import
    • Profile: Fill Option
    • Printing: Duplex support
    • Printing: Profile colors configurable
    • Signature Undo & Redo
    • EOL Import improvements
  • Android:
    • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL.org) Search & Import
    • Downloader: Oceanic Geo Air
    • Profile: Fill Option
    • Signature Undo & Redo

Here I want to show you some of the new features:

Often requested, you can now finally fill the profile with some color gradient:

Filled Profile

Android (Profile Options)

Duplex printing is a bit more complex, so I explain this feature on a separate page. If you have a duplex printer and want to print more than one dive per page on the front and back, you can now do this very easily. Diving Log will alternate the print order automatically, so dive #2 is on the back of dive #1, for example.

You can now also configure all colors of the profile graphic in the report designer (double click profile graphic):

Profile print color options!

If you use the signature feature on Windows or Android, you can finally undo and redo the signature on a stroke level. So you do not have to clear everything if you just messed up your final touch. Just hit “Undo”:

Undo and Redo Signature on Windows & Android!

On Windows, you can finally import your 25 years old Suunto Dive Manager 1.6 .sdl logbook files, if you still have them anywhere.

On Android, you can now search for marine life on EOL.org and import the findings into your logbook:

Tap that little “e” in the marine life list

Search EOL.org

Import result into your logbook

I hope you enjoy these improvements and wish you and your family Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and hopefully some peaceful times! And it would be great if you recommend Diving Log to your friends, thank you!

Diving Log for Android Update

October 5th, 2022

A new update of the Diving Log Android app is now available on Google Play and HUAWEI AppGallery.

Available on Google Play

Explore it on AppGallery

For the first time since 2005, Diving Log has a new app icon! Professional graphic designers at Huawei created a modern, high resolution vector graphic following modern design guidelines for app icons. Here you can see the result:


The new app icon is a so called “adaptive icon”, which means the Android launcher you’re using decides about the final shape. So it might look like the image above, but it can also be a circle or a different rounded rectangle. It looks also great on high resolution screens, because of the vector graphics used. Here you can see what else has changed:

  • Support for new dive computers:
    • Cressi Michelangelo & Donatello
    • Seac Screen & Action
    • Shearwater Perdix 2 & Petrel 3
    • Sherwood Amphos Air 2.0
    • Ratio iX3M 2
    • HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro
  • User Defined Fields
  • Divetime option for mm:ss
  • New Adaptive App Icon

You can now view and edit the user defined fields on Android, which are available in Diving Log 6.0 for Windows. Renaming the fields requires Android 11 or newer. Dive time can now be shown in minutes and seconds, which is available in the Windows version since May in version 6.0.25.

User Defined Fields

Dive Time [mm:ss]

The new HUAWEI GT3 Pro released in August supports Freediving (Apnea) in Huawei Health. In the last few month, I was working closely with Huawei to add support in Diving Log for the Watch GT3. Now you can import dives recorded on the watch into Diving Log for Android via Health app (currently only available in the app from Huawei App Gallery).

Diving Log 6.0.26 released

August 28th, 2022

The next update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released and contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Automatically assign dives to trips
  • Details Window: New dives tab
  • Map: Right click flag > Show Dives
  • Downloader: Cressi Michelangelo & Donatello, Seac Screen & Action, Shearwater Perdix 2 & Petrel 3, Sherwood Amphos Air 2.0, Ratio iX3M 2 support
  • Downloader: Shearwater “Unpair and re-pair” option to improve BLE connection
  • Shearwater Cloud Desktop 2.9 import support
  • UDDF Export improved (new version 3.2.2, more data included)
  • Garmin import .fit files directly from device
  • Brevet Widget optionally load image from DB
  • Windows Store Release

You can now automatically assign dives within the start and end date of a trip. There are two way to use this feature: when saving a trip where you’ve edited the start/end date, you will be asked if you want to assign dives to this trip. You can also trigger this function manually by clicking this button:

Assign dives to a trip

All detail windows (country, city, dive site, etc) have now also a new “Dives” tab, which show all dives linked with the selected detailed item. This was already visible in the tree browser, but now you can also view the dives directly in this window:

New “Dives” tab

If you have a Bluetooth LE (BLE) Shearwater computer and have connectivity problems, try the new “Unpair and re-pair” option which could help to get the connection working:

Unpair and re-pair

You can now also right click any dive flag in the map window to view all dives at this dive site. The UDDF export has been completely overhauled and now supports the latest UDDF version 3.2.2 and exports a lot more data than previously. Diving Log 6.0 is now also available in the Microsoft Store.

Diving Log 6.0.25 released

May 29th, 2022

The latest Diving Log update is now available for download and via automatic update function. These are the new features:

  • StatisticCharts: Right click on data value > Show Dives
  • 2 new Widgets (Slideshow + Certifications)
  • Logbook dive time: Option to show in mm:ss
  • Logbook Cursor Line improved
  • Map trip overlay: dives not included are shown with alternate flag image
  • Oceanlog Import: Support for encrypted logbooks
  • Image Viewer: Set current image as main window background
  • Windows Share Dialog Support

Statistic Charts:

You can now right click any data point in the charts to view the dives which fit to this specific data value. E.g. when you right click the “September” bar in the month chart, you can view all dives which occurred in September:

Right click > Show Dives in September

For line and area charts you have to enable the markers and click exactly the marker point to get the context menu:

Activate markers for line and area charts

New Widgets:

Yeah, after all those years since the introduction of widgets in version 6.0.0, I’ve finally added two new widget types for the main window: Slideshow and Certifications. So you can now add your brevet image (front or back) and your favourite photos to the main window:

New Widgets

Dive Time [mm:ss]:

You can now enable an option to show the dive time in all windows in minutes and seconds. Up to now only free dives (apnea) where shown in seconds, but now you can enable that also for longer scuba dives, if you want:

Option for minutes:seconds dive time

Logbook Cursor Line:

The red cursor line in the logbook window now shows the current values on the left and bottom edge (yellow background color):

Cursor line improvements

Native Share support:

Diving Log supports now the native Share dialog from Windows 10 and 11. You can share images from the Image Viewer, dive profiles and photos from the logbook window and the logbook file from the main file menu:

Share image to another app

Share Dive

Share Logbook

Diving Log for Android Update

April 5th, 2022

I’m happy to announce another update for the Android app of Diving Log and also the availability in the HUAWEI AppGallery! Here are the improvements and new features in this update, also shown in some screenshots below.

Available on Google Play

Explore it on AppGallery

  • Jump List for Dives
  • Profile Cursor Line
  • Profile Measure Function
  • Profile Bookmark Editing
  • Share & Save Profile Picture
  • Share & Save Logbook Images
  • OSTC support for BLE Hardware
  • Tablet UI Improvements
  • OpenStreetMap as replacement on Huawei devices

Huawei was very helpful and dedicated bringing Diving Log to their app store. Because of missing Google functionality, I had to replace Google Maps with OpenStreetMap, but all other features are identical.

You can now open a panel to quickly navigate to a certain dive number. This is a lot easier than scrolling a long list of dives, even though there is fast scrolling at the right edge of the list:

Open Jump List

Quickly jump to dive

In the dive profile, you can move your finger to scroll a red cursor line. When the line is over a bookmark or gas switch, it will show up. You can also use this cursor to add a new bookmark at the cursor position. You can also save the profile picture to the picture gallery or share it to another app. Profile measuring is also available in the “Options” menu:

Profile Cursor & Share Picture

Profile Measure

To edit or delete an existing bookmark, simply tap on it. Other pictures in the logbook can be also saved to the gallery or shared to other apps:

Add & Edit Bookmarks

Share & Save Picture to Gallery

And last but not least, finally some more tablet improvements. The details list and details data screens are now merged together on large screen devices:

Tablet users will be happy about this

OneDrive and Google Drive sync in Android app

March 3rd, 2022

I’m happy to announce OneDrive and Google Drive support in Diving Log for Android in addition to Dropbox! Syncing with the PC or iOS apps is now much easier.

When using Google Drive, you have to upload from the Android app to the cloud at the first time. This is because the app can only access files which it created. After the first upload from the Android app, you can overwrite the existing file from the PC version and the app can still access the file.

Version 5.1 is now available on Google Play:

Available on Google Play

OneDrive Sync

Google Drive Sync

Diving Log 6.0.24 released

January 26th, 2022

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available for download. I’ve added a bunch of bigger and minor new features as well as some bug fixes:

  • Logbook: Equipment Sets
  • Logbook: User Defined fields dropdown lists
  • Logbook: Show profile context menu with single touch
  • Logbook: Focus dive list after window startup
  • Logbook: Create subtitles for videos
  • Logbook: Slideshow memory leak fixed
  • Map: View dive sites from dive trip
  • Map: Option to show sites without dives with different flag
  • Marine Life: Copy & Paste to other dives
  • Marine Life: EOL import update existing entries
  • Marine Life: Search across all fields
  • Android USB Sync: Device recognition fixed
  • Downloader: Crest CR-4, Genesis Centauri, Tusa TC1

Here I want to show you some of the new features:

Equipment Sets:

I think this was one of the most and longest requested feature and I’m happy that it is finally available. You can now easily group your equipment items in sets and use them to quickly check the equipment items you’ve used for a dive. You can select more than one set without clearing the previous selection.

Equipment Sets

User Defined Fields:

You can now easily select previous entries in the user defined fields from the new dropdown lists:

User defined dropdowns

Copy and paste marine life:

You can now transfer selected marine life with copy and paste from one dive to another, which is a lot faster than manually selecting your sightings for every dive:

Copy and paste marine life

Dive sites from trip:

You can now quickly view and navigate to all dive sites from a specific trip in the map window. They can be overlayed with a polygon in two ways, as border or chronological (best suited for liveaboards). There is now also an option to show dive sites without dives in a different color or transparent:

Dive sites grouped by trip

Chronological order for liveaboards

Video Subtitles:

You can right click video files from dives and automatically create subtitle files, which show depth, time and temperature in video players like VLC. Subitles will be saved as separate file in the same location as the video, so your video files won’t be modified and you can delete subtitles again. In order to get this working, the date and time of the camera has to be in sync with the dive computer date/time. You can manually set the date/time of the video from the same context menu:

Dive data subtitles in video files

Import from EOL into existing items:

If you’ve manually added marine life items, you can now update them with data from EOL.org. Only empty fields will be filled with EOL data and links to dives will be preserved that way:

EOL import

Other changes and fixes:

Tapping profiles on touch screens will now open the context menu to quickly change the profile type. The dive list is now focused when the logbook window opens, so you can start navigating the dives with the cursor keys on your keyboard. The photo slideshow in the logbook will now work properly with lots of images. Previously a memory leak made it stop working after viewing several images. If you’ve had problems with the Android USB sync device recognition, please try it again in this version. And the downloader got some new device support as well.