Logbook Pro for iPhone/iPad 4.1 & Android 2.0.2 Released
The work never stops at NC Software and we are
committed to keeping your products as near perfect
as humanly possible. We are obsessed with the
quality of our software and when something needs a
few tweaks, we make it happen. While the
software is free your cloud sync subscription funds
continuous development and that is exactly what we
have been providing, continuous updates and the
highest quality logbook products on the market bar
Logbook Pro for Android 2.0.2 was released adding
Android OS 4.1 "Jelly Bean" support and a few tweaks
for Barnes & Noble's new NOOK HD tablets.
There are no known issues as of the 2.0.2 release.
Click the link for the Android app store you wish to
download 2.0.2 from:
Barnes & Noble (for NOOK only)
Logbook Pro for iPhone 4.1 released with a few fixes
related to new functionality in iOS 6, mainly the
new permissions architecture for an app to access
Calendar, Contacts, etc. You will be prompted
once to allow Logbook Pro to use your calendar to
enable calendar integration, you can control access
in your device's Settings/Privacy/Calendar area.
Logbook Pro should be ON to enable calendar
We now use iCloud in the iOS apps to make setting up
your multiple devices easier. Set up just one
device and all others that use iCloud will be setup
for you automatically. We will continue to
expand the use of Apple's iCloud for more device
synchronization capabilities in the future.
A new interface for Sky View was released in Logbook
Pro for iPhone/iPad 4.1 as shown above. No
longer do you have to tap the magnifying glass for a
popup input box to enter airport codes. Now
you can enter them in the top area and quickly
change airports with ease. A new button exists
just to the right of the airport code input box
which allows you to tap and show the nearest
airfield to your current location. You can
hide the input bar by tapping the word "Sky View" at
the top of the screen, tap again to show it.
Additional minor tweaks such as disabling gestures
that may trigger synchronization in screens that
have other gesture capabilities or need gestures
disabled for other reasons. Lastly a new
system was put in place for network detection to
resolve a problem some users experienced with Sync
on START enabled. For those running iOS 6 or
later you can get the free update from the
Apple App Store.
Thank you for your outstanding feedback, special thanks
to our outstanding beta testers that keep us to the
high standards of software you expect, and we are happy
to bring you
updates to Logbook Pro Desktop for 15 years now!
We are continuing to work hard to bring you great tools
to help you as a pilot and we have great things to come
in the near term and long term.
How to use Cloud Backup to make using two computers easier
Do you have two PC's you'd like to use with Logbook
Pro such as a Home computer and a Laptop computer
(or Home and Office)? Logbook Pro Professional
Edition allows a pilot to use two PC's whereas the
Standard Edition is a single PC license. If
you have two PC's and only a Standard Edition
license you can upgrade your license for $39 by
clicking here and enjoy the use of both
computers and the process below is going to show you
how with ease.
In the past you would use the
PC-to-PC Sync Wizard enabled in Logbook Pro
Professional Edition. It is a great
synchronization system which is really designed for
two people working at the same time entering data
and then sync their changes later. As most
pilots are not going to use two computer's
simultaneously there is no need to use the
Master/Clone system and Clone data files cannot sync
with the cloud as they are not fully structured
databases (getting a little technical here, let's
move forward). We also offer a
KB article on tips using the Professional
Edition which adopted a backup and restore system,
i.e. use a computer, back it up, restore the backup
on your other computer and continue using it there.
This was an alternative to the somewhat complicated
master/clone sync concept. There is a better
way now with
Cloud Backup for Logbook Pro Desktop.
If you have an active Cloud Backup subscription you
can make this process as easy as it can get.
Use your primary computer, for example, then when
done just click File...Backup to Cloud.
Your backup is now available in the cloud. Go
to your other computer and click
File...Restore from Cloud. Voila!
You've just restored the cloud copy of your latest
data for use on your secondary computer. When
done with the secondary computer follow the same
process. 1) Click File...Backup to
Cloud, 2) Go to your primary computer and click
File...Restore from Cloud.
We love the cloud! We built a fantastic
architecture over the years for these capabilities
and we're not stopping here. We are fully
embracing the cloud and we have more great use of
the cloud in the works.
If you have any questions on the use of Cloud Backup
click here for the documentation. If you
would like to subscribe to enable the Cloud Backup
click here to order now.
NC Software Update - News and Development
|I like keeping you all "in the know" and
informed as part of our team. It's nice for
you all to know we are hard at work developing
exciting things but also know when and why things
don't happen as fast as you or I would like.
So here is the latest update as to what's going on
at NC Software.
First and foremost, exciting news for us is we are
moving to our new downtown Richmond, VA office on
November 15th. We are doubling the size of our
office and securing a longer lease in a great
location on Main street! It is a fantastic
office space and we are excited to continue to grow
our business. As a result of this somewhat
unexpected opportunity (current landlord letting us
out of our current space) and all of the work
required to make a business transition some of our
work is slipping a little later than expected.
Logbook Pro and Schedule Importer API:
We had hoped to release our Logbook Pro and Schedule
Importer API's in October. We had to take time
away from that effort for the iOS work to squash the
calendar bug and then Barnes & Noble asked us to fix
an issue for NOOK HD certification. Then with
the office move we are now in November and this
coming week is a wash. So when will it be
done? We are hereby never announcing a release
date again! :) It is the kiss of death in
development, SOOOO, we will keep you informed via
our forums and subsequent newsletters, but hopefully
we'll have the public beta out before the next
newsletter comes out.
APDL v7 for iOS:
The team is moving along great and we've added a
number of beta testers to our call list. Thank
you for all those that sent us the request to be on
the APDL beta team. We do not need any
additional beta testers at this time, we will call
for more people only if needed. We have an
APDL summit planned the end of this month for a
review of the app and preparation for beta making
sure we have met our goals, determine where our
efforts need to be focused, etc. We are
putting all of our mobile experts on the APDL team
until product release as it is now priority 1 in the
mobile division. We are almost there people
and airline pilots will soon get the most incredible
airline app ever produced exceeding even what we
offered in the past with the Palm and Pocket PC
Logbook Pro Desktop vNext:
We are still full steam ahead on this project and
continue to work on this massive new logbook system
we've been working on for years. Obviously
this project has been moved down in priority due to
our existing rock solid Logbook Pro v1 Desktop
application and the mobile efforts we've been
prioritizing with the barrage of devices and mobile
operating systems coming to life over the past few
years. This is a super exciting project and
offers capabilities beyond your imagination, we just
have to be patient a little while longer while we
build the platform that is the baseline for all
future Logbook Pro work to come. This work is
more than just Logbook Pro Desktop, this work
involves a complete infrastructure for cloud, web,
mobile, and desktop.
Logbook Pro for Windows Surface and Windows
This is still TBD simply based on resources
available. We are looking hard at adding
support for the new platforms just released by
Microsoft. They are getting great reviews, the
new phones are coming to market now and we hope to
get our hands on one as well. We will support
this as time permits but we are just too small to
handle everything we want to handle. We are
continuing to hire outstanding software developers
to grow our team to keep up with the demand and
growing technology spectrum we want to support.
Route Browser Update:
It's just about complete but we have a few finishing
touches to wrap up. Mainly fixes for Windows
Vista/7/8 UAC compatibility and other improvements
since we acquired the product from FlightCentral.
That's about it for the what's new at NC Software
update. We are gearing up for an extremely
busy holiday season. 2013 is rapidly
approaching and we are excited to see NC Software
continue to grow and our customer base continue to
expand at a great pace. We have such a high
expectation of quality within our work and desire to
get you answers quickly around the clock that our
customers come to appreciate what NC Software stands
for. Thank you all for being a part of our
family and team.
Learn about our Data Entry Service
Keeping up with a current logbook in Logbook Pro is
a breeze and it takes all of 10 seconds or less to
log a flight. However, entering years of data
is a different story. No one wants to do this
but it is something that needs to be done.
Trying to fill out any form or coming up with any
accurate totals is futile without an electronic
logbook. Student pilots should be encouraged
to go electronic immediately, for our "seasoned"
pilots, you have to bite the bullet, lock yourself
in a room, and peck away at your trusty keyboard.
There are great features in Logbook Pro to help make
data entry easier such as our innovative Auto-Fill
feature and double-click auto-entry (double-click
any cell and the duration will be entered for you).
You can also do a mass carry-over from paper to
electronic per this
KB article but you are carrying forward your
errors and missing the great features of the
electronic logbook in breaking your times down like
you will most certainly need in the future.
And then you'll be pressed for time and be in a
Years ago we enlisted a volunteer pilot force to do
the dirty work. NC Software does not profit
from this service, we created this for pilots in
need and to help those that can't bring themselves
to do the transition from paper to digital.
All money is passed through to the pilots assigned
to do the dirty work. We are just a
coordinator and manage the jobs, oversee quality and
assist in support after the job is completed.
We do not "off-shore" any of these jobs, they are
all US based pilots, many of which are airline
pilots that have a lot of experience and the desire
to make extra money for their families.
You can send photo-copies of your logbooks or the
actual logs. Most send their actual logs, use
a signature required delivery method such as UPS or
FedEx. Contact us first and we'll inform you
of the availability of data entry slots and then you
can pay the deposit online. We complete your
job and refund any balance due back or invoice for
funds due. We provide a Logbook Pro file for
you to continue using and it's a breeze from there
to keep your logs up to date. You can enjoy
our free iPhone/iPad/Android/Kindle Fire/NOOK apps
to use with Logbook Pro Desktop and log your flights
on the spot, sync via the cloud, and Logbook Pro is
constantly updated while you play with the kids or
go golfing instead of spending your time off
fiddling with a computer.
Don't put off going digital. We get far too
many frantic "need it yesterday" jobs for both
data entry and
turn-key printing, people didn't expect to get
called for an interview, etc. Go digital and
if you want to help a fellow pilot we have
volunteers willing to do the painful work.
Click here to learn more about our data entry
service which includes an estimator where you can
enter the approximate number of lines to be entered
and get an instant price estimate for your job.
Microsoft released Windows 8 and now you can update
to the latest and greatest Microsoft operating
system at a fraction of the cost of what we used to
pay for OS updates. Following Apple's lead on
affordable OS updates, Microsoft is only charging
$39.99 to upgrade your Windows
license from as far back as Windows XP to Windows 8.
Click here to get your Windows 8 upgrade
Windows 7, in my opinion, was Microsoft's best
operating system prior to Windows 8 and Windows 8 is
essentially "Windows 7 Enhanced" with the addition
of a new start screen and a new style of apps (a
user-interface formerly called Metro). You do
NOT have to use the start screen although you'll
come to like it when you add your favorite apps, web
sites, etc. into groups for quick launch. Just
press your Windows Key + D to go to the Desktop,
among many other ways of getting there and you're
right back to where you were with Windows 7.
The START button is gone but there are utilities out
there such as one called
Start8 if you must have it back. I have
grown to like Windows 8, as with anything new there
is a learning curve and we are all still learning
but in the end, it's a fantastic operating system.
For our Mac community, this is also a great way to
get your Windows license updated affordably to use
VMWare Fusion or
Parallels Desktop to run Logbook Pro on your
Mac's just like any other application you run.
Great time to join our Affiliate program - Holidays approaching
We greatly appreciate your help in spreading the
word about our products and services. Many of
our customers come to us after hearing about from
friends or coworkers - thank you! Now did you
know that you could actually make money by referring
your friends/coworkers? We will pay you for
any referral you make that results in a purchase
from our web site. The commissions are good
and the amount of effort on your part is minimal.
Click here to join our affiliate program, it's
free, and gives you access to the affiliate portal -
that's all it does! Once you get into the
affiliate portal you can get a special link that is
tagged with your affiliate ID that will tell the
system to credit you with any sale made within 30
days of someone following your link. You can
e-mail your links to friends, put in the signature
of any aviation forums you participate in, and if
you have a web page you can take any of our banner
ads and place them on your site. We also
support Facebook integration so you can post any of
the banners from the affiliate portal to your
Facebook page. If you're using our iPhone/iPad
app you can enter your affiliate ID in the Settings
area and then when you post your flight to Facebook
or Twitter a special link will be included. If
anyone clicks it to see what you used to log your
flight they will get recorded in the system and any
purchase they make within 30 days you'll get
The holidays are approaching and this is a great
time to join as people will be looking for gifts for
their pilot friends/relatives/coworkers. This
is our peak sales season and we want to reward you
for your efforts as well.
Click here, join today, and start earning money
How to get all of our Facebook posts - Don't miss our special sales
We enjoy keeping you informed with tips on
using our products and other related news and
announcements. We also run specials from time
to time on our social networking channels (Facebook
Twitter) and you may not realize there is one
going on right NOW!
Click here to visit our Facebook page and find
out about our current special offer expiring
Since Facebook went public (NASDAQ:FB) a
while ago they
have been trying new ways to generate revenue.
One way is by limiting a company's reach such as when
posting a message to a company's Facebook page.
Only a small portion of those that LIKE a company's
Facebook page receive the message unless a company
pays to "promote" the message. As you can
imagine, most are not going to do this and
instead turn away from using Facebook.
Facebook added a feature to allow people
to get the messages from company/fan pages they LIKE
by hovering (or clicking) your mouse over the LIKED button and
then clicking "Get Notifications." So if you
don't want to miss our social networking sales or
posts regarding products you use, click the Get
Notifications option and you should be better informed
from this point forward.
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