Dive Log Manager is a free application for Mac OS X that is designed specifically to allow you to manage your logbooks between your Mac and Dive Log on iPhone.
The “Sync” tab of Dive Log Manager enables you to transfer logbook files between Dive Log and your Mac. You can use this feature to backup and restore your Dive Log data on iPhone. You can also use this feature to transfer new logbooks converted from desktop diving logbook applications to Dive Log on iPhone.
The “Convert” feature enables you to import complete logbooks or specific dives directly from Mac Dive Log 1.3.2 logbook files and from MacDive (versions 1.5.0 thru 1.5.2).
You can also import dives from desktop logbook applications that support exporting data in Universal Dive Computer Format (UDCF). By using this function, you can make your existing logbook database available on your iPhone.
You can also use the “Convert” tab to append dives to your Dive Log logbook that you have downloaded from your dive computer (using a UDCF compatible desktop application) giving you access to your profile data on your iPhone.
To append dives, simply select the UDCF file that has the dives that you want to append as the “File to Convert” and your existing logbook that you downloaded from Dive Log on iPhone as the “Logbook File”.
The “Starting Dive Number” will be populated with the next available dive number in your logbook. When you click “Perform Conversion” the dives in the UDCF file will be added sequentially to your existing logbook. You can then sync your logbook back to Dive Log on iPhone.
You can also use the “Convert” tab to merge data from dives that already exist in your Dive Log logbook with dives that you have downloaded from your dive computer (compatible desktop application). This feature allows you to enter data on your iPhone at the dive site and later download your dive computer and add that information to your existing entry in Dive Log on iPhone.
To use the “merge” feature you choose the dives that you want to merge from your desktop application using the import dialog. All the dives that you want to merge should line up sequentially with the appropriate dives in the Dive Log logbook file.
Choose your Dive Log logbook file as the “iPhone Logbook File” and the “Starting Dive Number” will be populated with the next available dive number in your logbook. Change this number to the number of the dive that matches the first dive in the list that you selected in the first step.
Then click “Perform Conversion”. Dive Log Manager will double check with you that you intended to merge the dives and if you click “Okay”, each of the selected dives will be merged with each successive dive in the logbook file. You can then “sync” the updated logbook file back to your iPhone.
Note, if you have more dives to import than match dives in the logbook file, the additional dives will be appended to the logbook.
What`s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New logbook "merge" feature allows you to merge any changes made on the remote device into your desktop logbook. Use the new "Two-Way Logbook Sync" button on the Synchronization page for your device.
· New Map panel shows all Dive Sites that have GPS locations entered on a web based Map page.
· Sort your dives using any column.
· Calculate and Display "Surface Air Consumption" (SAC) rate for the dive if possible
· Add user interface changes to the Location panel to make it easier to use
· Minor bugfixes