Posts Tagged ‘Downloader’

Diving Log 6.0.28 released

Saturday, 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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Sunday, 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 6.0.24 released

Wednesday, 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.

Diving Log 6.0.22 released

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

I’m happy to announce a huge update to photos in Diving Log. Because this is not only about photos anymore, the section in the logbook window is now named “Media”. You can now add any file type and even online photos and YouTube videos directly to your dives. Here are the new features in this update:

  • Relative photo path names option
  • Add online photos and YouTube videos to dives
  • Add videos and other file types to dives
  • Photo Slideshow
  • Photos drag & drop support
  • Photos logbook context menu
  • .heic image format support
  • Use correct image rotation based on Exif data
  • Show photos in profile
  • Photo Manager improvements
  • Rotation buttons in Image Viewer
  • iCloud Sync in Web menu
  • Downloader: Suunto EON Steel Black, Sherwood Amphos 2.0, Sporasub SP2

I’ve linked the first two items to a more detailed description page. In a nutshell, you now have the choice of absolute (default) or relative path names for any file you link in your logbook. In addition, you can add image and YouTube URL’s to your dives. And you can add any file type from your PC, e.g. videos, Word or PDF documents. And there is a new photo slideshow function:

Add links and other files to your dives

You can drag and drop files from Explorer or the web browser to the thumbnail list in the logbook window and to the image field in the details windows (e.g. dive sites, etc). There is a new context menu in the thumbnail list and the .heic image format used by iPhones is now supported by Diving Log.

Photos with rotation information in the Exif data are now displayed in the correct orientation. And if your underwater camera date/time setting is synchronized with the date/time from the dive computer, the photos and videos are shown in the dive profile, so you can see exactly where you’ve captured them:

See where you’ve captured a photo or video

Photo Manager got some great improvements as well: it will now show you all images from all sections in your logbook file. And you can switch between absolute and relative path names for all selected images with one click:

Switch between absolute & relative path names

The integrated image viewer in Diving Log got rotation buttons (just for display, the file won’t be rotated or modified in any way). In the “Web” toolbar menu in the main window you will find a new entry for iCloud synchronization. And the downloader supports now a few more dive computers as well: thanks to Jef Driesen from libdivecomputer.

Diving Log for Android Update

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

I’ve updated Diving Log for Android with the following new features:

  • Dive Site Coordinates: Format Setting
  • Dive Site Coordinates: Improved Input Panel
  • Google Maps Window: Add new dive site
  • Sort & Renumber dives
  • Downloader: McLean Extreme BLE Support
  • Downloader: Ratio 2021 Models BLE Support
  • Downloader: Sherwood Beacon
  • 10″ Tablet UI Improvements

Coordinate Format

Coordinate Edit Panel

Add new dive site

Drag new place pin to position

Renumber Dives

Renumber Options

I’ve also done some improvements to the 10″ tablet user interface (more improvements will come in the future):

Main menu permanently shown on large tablets

New dive list on logbooks screen

Diving Log 6.0.21 released

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available. If the integrated update function does not report an update, a security software is blocking Diving Log from accessing the internet. In this case download and install the setup just normally from the website. In this update a lot of things has changed behind the scenes as I’ve switched the development system to a newer version, upgraded from .NET Framework 4.5 to 4.6.2 and integrated the latest Windows 10 API’s. This is the full changelog:

  • Equipment service notifications on Windows 10
  • Libdivecomputer Update (Mares Horizon, Ratio 2021 Models, Sherwood Beacon, McLean Extreme BLE)
  • Cressi UCI Import
  • LogTrak & Shearwater Cloud import improvements
  • Logbook Equipment ‘Select all’ only active items
  • Manual date editing in details window improved
  • Switch to .NET Framework 4.6.2

The new development system and .NET Framework version allows me now to integrate more Windows 10 API’s directly into the main application. One of the noticeable features are the new equipment service notifications, which is using the native Windows 10 notifications system:

Equipment service notification

Notification Center

You can configure and disable the notifications in the Diving Log settings dialog (menu File > Preferences, or by clicking on the button in the notification):

Configure or disable notifications

Notifications are also scheduled for future service dates, so theoretically they should pop up even without starting Diving Log. Unfortunately, Windows is clearing all schedules when a PC is fully shut down. The Bluetooth LE downloader is also using now a slightly newer API, thanks to the underlying changes I’ve made.

Diving Log for Android Update

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Diving Log for Android received an update today with equipment service notifications and new dive computer models in the downloader:

  • Equipment Service Notifications
  • Garmin Mk1/Mk2/Mk2i Support
  • Divesoft Freedom/Liberty Support
  • Mares Horizon & Ratio 2021 Models

If you use the “Next Service” date fields in the equipment section of your logbook, you can now get automatic notifications on Android when the date is near. You can configure the timespan when you want to get notified and of course completely switch the notifications off in the app settings. There are also in-app visual hints in the logbook overview (red circle) and equipment list (wrench icon). Here you can see how it looks like:

Notification

Equipment List

App Settings

Configure Notifications

Updates for Diving Log 6.0 and Android released

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

I’m happy to announce two updates, one for Diving Log 6.0 on Windows and one for Diving Log on Android:

Diving Log 6.0 Changelog:

  • Garmin Mk2/Mk2i Support
  • SeacSync Import
  • Tree Browser improvements (new: Shops/Dive Centers)
  • Dive Site GPS Import improved (Switch to Windows 10 API)
  • Map Window Navigation Panel (Windows 10 API)
  • OpenStreetMap and Divelogs.de sync issues fixed
  • Libdivecomputer Update (new: Aladin A2, Sherwood Sage)
  • Wlog Import .add file support

Diving Log Android Changelog:

  • Search Dives Function
  • Tree Browser (in App Main Menu)
  • Downloader: Sherwood Sage

Diving Log 6.0 can now download dives from the new Garmin Mk2 via USB, including tank pressure profile data. The tree browser window shows now directly all dives with a certain buddy (without the location sub tree nodes) and has a new “Dive Shop” root tree item.

Diving Log 6.0 is now using the Windows 10 location API for capturing GPS coordinates for a dive site and also includes the navigation panel in the map window, which you may know from the Android app. Of course it requires an external GPS receiver, because most PC’s don’t have GPS build in.

Capture GPS coordinates

Navigation Panel

 

In Diving Log for Android you can now finally search your dives for certain values (numeric or string). You also have now the same tree browser functionality from the PC version.

Search Dives

Tree Browser