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Logbook Pro Desktop 1.16.8 Released - Amazing new features (AirlineApps and more)
In case you missed our exciting release announcement
a few weeks ago (click
here) - Logbook Pro 1.16 released! This
another huge FREE release in nearly 16 years (hence
the 1.16 version moniker). This release adds
an exciting and extremely important new report for
our airline community - the AirlineApps.com Summary
report found in the Reports / Miscellaneous menu.
For airline pilots seeking a job most will use the
AirlineApps.com web site. The time breakdown
is complex and Logbook Pro is going to take care of
that grunt work for you. Run the report,
transcribe your numbers, then start printing your
Logbook Pro logbook out and prepare for the call.
If you need us to do the printing for you, just send
us your Logbook Pro backup and buy the
printing service and we'll FedEx you the job in
Logbook Pro 1.16.8 is the latest as of this writing
as we've been pushing out frequent updates since the
1.16.0 release. We will continue to push out
frequent small updates as we add more features
and/or fix unwelcome "features". As the inline
updater makes updating a breeze and due to some
architectural changes we completed, we can keep you
fine tuned at all times. We are moving away
from you have to deal with Account ID and Username
with a new cloud infrastructure completed with
Logbook Pro Desktop is now using, you will now
simply sign in to your cloud (www.nc-software.com
web site) account and that's all you need to do.
We'll be transitioning our mobile apps to use the
same login system and make setup a breeze.
After updating to 1.16 be sure to go to Options /
Aircraft and completely fill out the new fields to
get even better results in the reports and analysis
(Analyzer). Check out the new report, by
request, in Reports / Aircraft / Aircraft Stats.
We include a new cover page option (under Reports /
Cover page) and also prompt for it in reports such
as the preferred logbook report at Reports / Flight
Log / Split-Reports.
A brand new cloud synchronization system with a new
look is in place. And no longer will it close
your data area, the screen will refresh with the
newly synced information automatically. We
have more tweaks coming soon. We're working on
Logbook Pro Desktop, iOS, and Android as we speak.
Exciting things to come and for our airline pilots
waiting on that special app "APDL" - read the
article below to get a quick progress update.
Download the latest Logbook Pro Desktop from
http://logbookpro.com/download at any time.
Always keep your software up-to-date for
improvements, fixes, new features, etc. Please
spread the word and tell your friends about Logbook
Pro and let's continue growing our amazing
APDL version 7 Progress Update
One or two, or A LOT of you, have been inquiring
about our exciting upcoming release of APDL (Airline
Pilot's Daily Aviation Logbook) for iOS (iPhone and
iPad). APDL is the one and only life saving
app for airline pilots, traditionally used on Palm
OS and Pocket PC devices (moment of silence) and
soon (figuratively speaking) we will be offering a
completely new APDL first on Apple's platform.
APDL for iOS has been in development approaching two
years now. It will be in development for years
to come as we continue to improve upon our exciting
new platform even after release making it better and
better and conforming to any regulatory changes
airline pilots have to comply with. APDL is
not a "simple app" - it is a complex app with
extremely important calculations, important
presentation of complex airline data, and you have
to rely on it so we better get it right! For
this reason development takes time, as with most
software, much longer than expected. We
developers have a vision in our head as to what it
will take and then when we start coding away, the
calendar flips pages like you can't believe and here
we are two years into this exciting app. The
great news is, the finish line is in sight.
However, we are going to be conducting field testing
for several months. You may see your crew
members using it as we're not going to keep the
testing a secret, we'll even encourage our testers
to show it off. But we have limited seats per
Apple for testing software not distributed through
the App Store. We have an initial crew working
with the app, and we'll continue to invite more
great volunteers in as the app matures and
solidifies in features and functionality.
We can't share anything yet as far as what it looks
like, is it a boy or a girl, but it is a phenomenal
app that we know you will be thrilled to have in
your hands and on all of your Apple'ware. For
our Android community, previously we told you "not
sure" what's in store but we are looking at APDL for
Android as a viable option. It will be below
the iOS app's priority and development will not
fully engage until after APDL for iOS is released
simply because of the evolving interface and feature
set as we narrow down to the finish line.
So to the question you're shouting at me now "WHEN"
- I cannot and will not set a date. It is the
kiss of death in the software world, I demonstrated
this recently on another project we planned to
complete the end of last year and is deferred for
various reasons. When it's done is the real
answer. Again, you will probably start seeing
it in the field soon as our testers extensively
field test the app and we are sure we have the
compliance down pat. We have other exciting
news along the lines of APDL we just can't wait to
share with you, but we will have to! Hang in
there, it is coming, it is real, and it is amazing!
Prepare the caskets for your Palm and Pocket PC
devices, soon they can rest in peace!
Cloud Sync is NOT a backup - Cloud Backup is...
The sad stories of people's laptops being stolen
from their car, some catastrophic failure of some
sort, a divorce, you name it, we've heard it!
You cannot trust that your data is going to survive
forever on your computer and you must take action to
ensure your data is somewhere for you to access
should you suffer an unexpected event with your
computer, hard drive, or data. The answer is
clear - the cloud. A safe
off-site backup securely stored, backed up both
locally and online (aka cloud) frequently and
deliberately is the way to go.
Please note that while "Cloud Sync" does send data
to be stored in the cloud and is synchronized with
any existing data stored in the cloud, when Logbook
Pro Desktop checks the cloud for new data from your
mobile apps it clears your cloud "sync" data
storage and moves the information into your master
and complete Logbook Pro desktop database.
Cloud Sync does not, I say again DOES NOT, keep your
data in the cloud forever nor is it your entire
Logbook Pro data set.
In comes "Cloud Backup" which IS
our cloud backup solution for use solely by Logbook
Backup allows you to keep compressed archives of
your ENTIRE Logbook Pro database safely and securely
in the cloud. We offer various plans that
limit the number of backup files you can have in the
cloud at any given time, however, you can backup as
many times as you want daily, weekly, monthly.
For example, if you subscribe to the 5-File plan,
this means you can keep 5 backups in the cloud at
any given time. Backup to the cloud again and
if you have 5 files in the cloud the oldest will be
removed for you automatically to make room for your
fresh new backup. It's completely automated
for you and you can backup to the cloud simply by
clicking File...Backup to Cloud within Logbook Pro
desktop or manually upload your .BAK files at
creating cloud backups .BAK files will also be
stored on your computer so you have redundant
backups as well.
Click here to learn how to use cloud backup.
Cloud backup is inexpensive, effortless, and
priceless! I'm sure you could not imagine the
feeling of losing your entire Logbook Pro database
or the time required to re-enter everything.
here and sign up for cloud backup today AND
submit your first cloud backup immediately by
clicking File...Backup to Cloud within Logbook Pro
Desktop, then take a sigh of relief, your data is
Cloud Sync getting a new name - Logbook Pro Mobile
As outlined in the above article, there is often
confusion between "Cloud Sync" and
"Cloud Backup." And for a few
other reasons we decided to
rename our "Cloud Sync" service to "Logbook Pro
Mobile" sometime later this year. As our
mobile apps are free and you only have to pay to
sync to Logbook Pro Desktop, we want to make it
clearer that you are effectively paying for a
subscription to unlock complete functionality on the
mobile app. This will NOT affect Cloud Sync
subscription holders, this is simply a rename from
"Cloud Sync" to "Logbook Pro Mobile".
Everything will continue exactly as is.
Windows Phone 8 - First Look
The mobile phone industry (and tablet industry) is
exciting. We are so fortunate to have amazing
choices in computer. Remember back in the day
of Windows 3.1, then 95, then Palm and Pocket PC's?
It wasn't that long ago! Now we have a new
generation with amazing Apple devices, Android
devices, and yes, now Microsoft's reincarnation with
Windows Phone 8. BlackBerry and others as
well, but our focus is on the top 2 and soon
hopefully bringing a 3rd on board.
We've been watching closely the new Windows Phone
operating system since it came out in the prior
incarnation "version 7." Obviously it wasn't
breaking much ground as compared to iOS and Android,
however, Windows Phone 8 and of course the Windows
RT tablets, warrant a fresh look. We get
inquiries from time to time "are you going to
support..." and we typically respond with the fact
we are a small business, we have limited resources,
we have to ensure investing the time and resources
is well spent. If you haven't tried a Windows
Phone 8 device such as the Nokia Lumia 920 (pictured
above) or a HTC 8X - go to your local "toy" (phone)
store and check it out. It truly is
impressive! We now have another major
contender, a very neat user-interface backed by some
great devices. And I'm sure all of us using
iPhones appreciate a larger screen. The
problem for Windows Phone 8 is, and we're not
helping, lack of apps as compared to iOS and
Android. We now have a Nokia Lumia 920 in the
shop and our developer machines are setup for
Windows Phone (and RT) development.
As time permits we are going to try to port our
current Logbook Pro iPhone/Android app to Windows
Phone 8. It is low priority to please don't
get your hopes up. But it is an exciting
platform, while still microscopic in comparison to
the iOS and Android community, it is growing and I
think will be viable in time, at least a 3rd great
option. We'll go with Windows Phone 8 first
and then consider the Microsoft tablets, but this is
at the very bottom of our priority list right now.
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