Logbook Pro 1.10
I am thrilled to announce, on behalf of the development
team at NC Software, one of the most significant and most
tested update in Logbook Pro's history, Version 1.10, has
released. Before I move on with the details of this
exciting update, which by the way is another FREE update to
our wonderful customers, I want to thank the team of over
110 beta testers that hammered Logbook Pro for the past
1-1/2 months! The testers provided great feedback and
contributed directly to the success of this new version of
Logbook Pro 1.10 brings a brand new user-interface to
this award winning flight log software. Actually you
now have four user selectable interfaces to choose from,
available from the new View...Menu Styles menu item
(Windows 2000, Windows XP, Office 2003, and VS 2005).
Along with the new version you have a brand new PDA Wizard,
as described in an article
below which handles the synchronization of both Logbook
Pro's PDA Companions and our Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation
Logbook software. We phased out SingleSync and it is
now replaced with a more powerful synchronization solution.
We added new functionality, streamlined existing
functionality, and of course, squashed a few bugs here and
there! We know of no known issues or bugs as of this
writing! Areas such as our one-click FAA 8710
generator has been improved, the block time entry system is
more efficient, the population of the drop downs to select
recent Aircraft Idents (N-Numbers) and Recent Custom Text
items is improved, Split-Report series reports have major
enhancements, the flight log sort pattern updated to prevent
out of order flights after a PDA sync, and the Analyzer
columns have been widened to improve readability of the
The InstallShield Update Manager is a thing of the past.
Some thought it was spyware, although it was not, we had
reliability issues with that service and have since replaced
it with our own more powerful software notification service.
As users of software ourselves, nothing we hate doing more
than having to make rounds on the sites we purchased our
software from to check for updates. Yes, we are bit crazy
about keeping our software up-to-date, so it's our passion
to build in services to notify you of new updates and not
have you chase down software updates from NC Software.
We're constantly improving our installation technology to
ensure the most reliable and safe installation possible.
We heard of issues in the past where graphs wouldn't
generate or areas would not open, we found the issue and
completely rewrote the installers to provide you a rock
solid installation now! As our installations are
"self-healing" so we also added a new "Detect and Repair"
menu item in the Start...Programs group with Logbook Pro.
When other installations to your computer step on shared
DLL's and cause problems, you can now easily correct this by
running a Detect and Repair option. We suggest not
doing this unless told to do so by support, however, it
simply automates an uninstall/reinstall for you. The
most common need is the infamous Error 530 when trying to do
a backup, the DLL that's shared with that system has been
corrupted by another program on your computer, now easily
The Logbook Pro PDA Companions have both been
significantly updated. The Palm Companion now uses
CrossFire 6 for all and you no longer have to purchase a
separate CrossFire license from AppForge. The $25
license fee for Treo users is gone! Simply download
Logbook Pro Palm Companion and use! The Pocket PC
Companion, as described in the
article below, is a
complete rewrite taking advantage of Microsoft's latest
technology - the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework version 2.
We overhauled the interface to take advantage of this new
technology! We also simplified the entire process with
ActiveSync with ZERO configuration required. Windows
Mobile 5 and ActiveSync 4 are now fully supported.
This is an exciting release and we are thrilled to
provide you yet another free update as we have done time
after time since Logbook Pro first released in 1998, over 9
years ago! Your feedback is what has made Logbook Pro
what it is today. We look forward to your posts in our
Logbook Pro Wish List forum to document features you'd like
to see in a future release.
Click here to download Logbook Pro 1.10 and get the
latest PC software today. We are now shipping the new
Software CD's, see the article at the
bottom of this newsletter or
click here to
order your Software CD for only $9.95 today.