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News on Logbook Suite and Logbook Lite

Details about the new fea­tures of each update are always sum­ma­ri­sed in the ver­sion table on the Sup­port page on this website.

Logbook Suite

May 04, 2022: Logbook Suite 2.3 is avail­able as of today. The new ver­sion sup­ports Logbook Pro, an exten­sion of Logbook’s func­tio­n­a­lity avail­able from Logbook 6.0.

Logbook Pro offers — in addi­tion to the fea­tures inclu­ded in Logbook NMEA — the already known Auto-NMEA fea­ture, which allows to auto­ma­ti­cally record NMEA data and create auto­ma­tic logbook ent­ries, as well as the new Dark Mode.
In Dark Mode, Logbook’s views and dia­logs are opti­mi­zed for night­time viewing. We desi­gned the Dark Mode lay­outs with red text on a dark back­ground, ensu­ring a glare-free dis­play of the logbook even in near-total darkness.

To update to Logbook Suite 2.3, first update the Logbook Suite Mana­ger to ver­sion 2.3.0 (using the update func­tion of the mana­ger). After­wards you will also be offe­red the update for Logbook to ver­sion 6.0.

Logbook SuiteIn the demo mode of Logbook you can test the Auto-NMEA func­tion and the Dark Mode for free. To use these fea­tures per­ma­nently, you need either the full ver­sion Logbook Pro or, if you already have a Logbook license, an Upgrade to Logbook Pro.

Febru­ary 27, 2022: Logbook 5.4 has been exten­ded by a new func­tion Travel pro­file that allows to enter for each day and night whe­ther the ship was under­way or in port or at anchor or whe­ther the night was not spent on board at all.
In addi­tion, it is pos­si­ble to record how many other days and nights were spent at anchor or in port during the voyage without crea­ting a sepa­rate day in Logbook for these days.
With the help of this infor­ma­tion Logbook deter­mi­nes on how many days of a voyage the ship was sailed and respec­tively it was at anchor or in port. Like­wise the number of the nights in jour­ney, at the anchor and in the port is deter­mi­ned.
The entry is made on the tab Jour­nal. Sym­bols in the index indi­cate the status of each Logbook day. The views Trips and Over­view show the totals.
You can update Logbook to the new ver­sion 5.4 using the update func­tion in the Logbook Suite Mana­ger. Also down­load our updated Logbook manual.

Logbook Suite

Logbook Suite Add-on BoardCash

Novem­ber 1, 2021: 2K Yach­t­ing relea­ses new iOS 15 opti­mi­zed ver­si­ons for the iOS Apps Logbook Suite, Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools and BoardCash in the Apple App Store.

Octo­ber 18, 2021: BoardCash and Budget now offer French as a user inter­face lan­guage choice.

July 10, 2021: The latest updates for Inventory, Firs­tAid-Kit and Maintenance extend the Add-ons with French as the user inter­face language.

June 27, 2021: With the updates avail­able since today in the Logbook Suite Mana­ger, the first modu­les of Logbook Suite also offer French as a user inter­face lan­guage. These are: the Logbook Suite Mana­ger, Logbook, Biography and SYNC.
In the next weeks we will add a French user inter­face to all modules.

June 23, 2021: Logbook Lite (ver­sion 1.0.2) now also offers French as a lan­guage for the user interface.

Logbook Suite Add-on Biography

May 24, 2021: 2K Yach­t­ing relea­ses ver­sion 2.2, an important update for Biography.
The add-on has been exten­ded with a func­tion that allows you to save PDF files and images for each logbook. For example, add photos or scans of the hand­writ­ten logbook pages, a PDF of your logbook crea­ted with Logbook or Logbook Lite, nau­ti­cal mileage logs, or a photo of the over­all track to your log­books in Biography.
In addi­tion, ver­sion 2.2 sup­ports the import of log­books from Logbook Lite (from ver­sion 1.0.1).
On iPad, a single con­ti­nuous PDF is now crea­ted even when mul­ti­ple lay­outs are selected.

May 1, 2021: The iPhone app Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools ver­sion 2.0 now also inclu­des Logbook Lite, a logbook for the iPhone. Learn more about Logbook Lite, the digi­tal logbook for the small trip, here.

March 05, 2021: As of today, the new ver­sion 3.2.1 of the Add-on Scheduler is available.

For the new ver­sion 3.2.0 of Scheduler we have made impro­ve­ments to the user inter­face and opti­mi­zed the usa­bi­lity. Issu­ses that may have occur­red recently after ope­ra­ting system updates have been fixed.
Please note that on Win­dows, items from the time­line are now acces­sed for edi­t­ing by right-cli­cking.

Febru­ary 26, 2021: As of today, the new ver­si­ons Logbook Suite 2.2.1 and Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools 1.0.1 are avail­able.
The new ver­si­ons now start in the cor­rect lan­guage at the first start.
They also already include BoardCash 3.2.1 and WorldEnsigns 2.2.8 (not inclu­ded in Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools).

Febru­ary 14, 2021: As of today, the new ver­sion 2.2 of Logbook Suite is available.

The new ver­sion comes with the new Add-on Budget, which allows you to record and eva­luate the costs for your ship.
We have also made a number of minor and major impro­ve­ments to all modu­les of Logbook Suite. The most important new fea­tures at a glance:

  • Logbook: for up to two engi­nes, the engine speed can be read from the NMEA data and ent­e­red into the Sail|Engine or Engi­nes fields with each navi­ga­tion entry.
  • Logbook: func­tions for trans­fer of port and fuel costs to Budget
  • Logbook: func­tion for hiding empty lines in the navi­ga­tion data for prin­tout and PDF
  • BoardCash: func­tion for trans­fer of expen­ses to Budget
  • Inventory: new field for expi­ra­tion date. A color marker indi­ca­tes the status.
  • Inventory: ins­tead of one now four photos supported

There is also a new app for iPhone called Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools. With this app you can use the Add-ons BoardCash, Budget, First-Aid Kit and Inventory now also on the iPhone. Thanks to the SYNC syn­chro­niz­a­tion ser­vice, the data ent­e­red in Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools can be easily syn­chro­ni­zed in Logbook Suite on the iPad or PC.

Updating is more than easy:
Down­load the new Logbook Suite 2.2 for the PC from your shop account at shop.2k-yachting.de or – if you haven’t purcha­sed a license yet – via the form on our web­site. Then run the installer.

To down­load the instal­ler from your shop account select at “Instant down­loads” the down­load button that is dis­played next to your Logbook PC license. All other down­load but­tons do not have an instal­ler because they are valid for all plat­forms.
Just ignore the ver­sion number that is dis­played in your account! For all ver­si­ons of Logbook the down­load button is linked to the new instal­ler of Logbook Suite 2.2.

You can get the iPad ver­sion as usual with iOS apps from the Apple App Store.

Your files will be updated auto­ma­ti­cally. Please note: The fully auto­ma­tic update only affects files with the default names in the default data folder, other files must be manu­ally updated to ver­sion 2.2.

Note: As always, all serial num­bers for Logbook, the Add-ons purcha­sed from our shop and all run­ning SYNC sub­scrip­ti­ons already are still valid.

Sep­tem­ber 9, 2020: Good news for all Logbook users who have pro­blems with NMEA data on the iPad.
The new ver­sion 2.3 of our com­mu­ni­ca­tion app LogbookNMEA con­nect can now detect errors in the NMEA data and ignore them so that the data is trans­fer­red to Logbook without errors. This is espe­cially hel­pful when using the Auto-NMEA func­tion, because NMEA data errors could lead to aborts of the data trans­fer to Logbook. Read more here.

July 31, 2020: A new ver­sion of the app BoardCash is avail­able in the Apple App Store as of today. BoardCash 3.0 is fully com­pa­ti­ble with Logbook Suite 2.0 and also sup­ports our SYNC ser­vice. So you can com­for­ta­bly make ent­ries in BoardCash even on your iPhone.

Historie of the new features in Logbook Suite

Logbook Suite 2.1

Octo­ber 17, 2020: The ver­sion 2.1 of Logbook Suite enhan­ces the syn­chro­niz­a­tion ser­vice SYNC with the func­tion “SYNC new file”  which allows to upload the com­plete data set of a file to the SYNC server, not only the chan­ges. So you can trans­fer com­plete files to your other devices.
In addi­tion, all modu­les of Logbook Suite have been improved.

  • Logbook: impro­ved print function
  • Logbook: new field Length of hull for ship’s data
  • Crew: links to per­so­nal files stored in iCloud Drive now work on the iPad too.

Logbook Suite 2.0

July 1, 2020: The  main new fea­ture of Logbook Suite 2.0 is the intro­duc­tion of the syn­chro­ni­sa­tion ser­vice SYNC.
Fur­ther­more various func­tions of the indi­vi­dual modu­les have also been exten­ded or impro­ved. The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:
  • Logbook: Time zones now also with 0.5 and 0.25 hours
  • Logbook: up to 19 entry lines per hour possible
  • Logbook: auto­ma­tic logbook entry in addi­tion to hourly also every 30 minutes
  • Logbook: enhan­ced charts
  • Logbook: dif­fe­ren­tia­tion bet­ween days with entry in logbook and days with entry in logbook and with travel (cor­re­spon­din­gly also in Biography)
  • Logbook (iPad): Time­out for the dura­tion of the data query of the Auto NMEA func­tion can be set
  • Logbook (iPad): when Auto NMEA data retrie­val is enab­led, the iPad hiber­na­tion mode is deactivated
  • Biography: new search for “My func­tion on board”
  • Biography: new field for “days with travel” (accord­ing to Logbook)
  • Biography: Image of the track of a trip
  • Crew: manage and dis­play files belon­ging to per­sons (e.g. PDFs of con­tracts, per­so­nal cruise logs)
  • Crew: adjus­t­ment of numbering
  • Crew: in the print layout of the per­so­nal cruise logs: enlar­ged field for trip details
  • Crew (iPad): impro­ved file selec­tion during import
  • Crew (PC): create skipper’s signa­ture directly in Crew
  • Firs­tAid-Kit: Crea­tion of events in Scheduler for the expi­ra­tion dates of medicines
  • Firs­tAid-Kit (iPad): impro­ved file selec­tion during import
  • Inventory: a sketch of the layout of the sto­wage spaces in the ship can be stored
  • Inventory (iPad): impro­ved file selec­tion during import
  • Maintenance: events for sche­du­led jobs in Scheduler
  • Maintenance: auto­ma­tic adjus­t­ment of the stock in Inventory when using spare parts/consumables from Inventory
  • Maintenance (iPad): impro­ved file selec­tion during import
  • Scheduler: manage­ment of expiry dates from Firs­tAid-Kit
  • Scheduler: events for jobs from Maintenance
  • WorldEnsigns: opti­mi­zed dis­play on larger iPad displays

Logbook Suite 1.4 (1)

May 27, 2019: With the latest update to 1.4 (1) we pro­vide you with all the latest data files that were already avail­able for down­load on our server, now directly in the App.

Also the Logbook Suite Mana­ger offers two new fea­tures:
Update: Whenever new data files for indi­vi­dual modu­les are avail­able on our server, the Logbook Suite Mana­ger dis­plays a mes­sage and allows an auto­ma­tic update of your cur­rent file. No manual down­load and import of the data is necessary any­more.
Info: In the info dialog we send you important infor­ma­tion and hel­pful tips.

 

Logbook Suite 1.4

March 31, 2019: The new Ver­sion 1.4 of Logbook Suite brings Logbook into a new dimen­sion. The new Auto-NMEA func­tion from Logbook 4.0 can inde­pendently record GPS/NMEA data and store them in the back­ground. This data can be used to draw a detailed track of the route tra­vel­led and save it in Logbook.
In addi­tion, the Auto-NMEA func­tion also allows Logbook to make logbook ent­ries inde­pendently. It is pos­si­ble to make hourly ent­ries (on the hour), ent­ries for a change of course grea­ter than the set angle or for under- or over­runs of preset speeds.
Also the new input dialog in Logbook 4.0 and the now unli­mi­ted number of ent­ries make manual data input with and without GPS/NMEA con­nec­tion even easier.

Of course we also made some exten­si­ons to the Add-ons.
And last but not least, on the iPad the Logbook Suite Mana­ger can now exchange files with dif­fe­rent cloud ser­vices without any fur­ther inter­me­diate steps.

The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:

  • Logbook: auto­ma­tic NMEA data record­ing for track genera­tion (every 2 seconds)
  • Logbook: auto­ma­tic logbook ent­ries (hourly or at events such as course chan­ges), inclu­ding auto­ma­tic cal­cu­la­tion of log
  • Logbook: new, opti­mi­zed input dialog for navi­ga­tion entries
  • Logbook: unli­mi­ted number of entry rows per day
  • Logbook: various gra­phi­cal evaluations
  • Logbook: exten­ded print func­tion incl. cal­cu­la­tors + checklists
  • Logbook: track genera­tion for trips
  • BoardCash: when making chan­ges to expen­ses, the cor­re­spon­ding depo­sits are auto­ma­ti­cally adjusted
  • BoardCash: auto­ma­ti­cally crea­ted depo­sits cannot be dele­ted or changed
  • Crew: list of func­tions on board is editable
  • Crew: new field for photos of passports
  • Crew: per­so­nal data print func­tion for the crew of a trip
  • Crew: new fields for photos of ship documents
  • Crew: entry form — photos of passports/ship docu­ments can be prin­ted out on the entry form
  • Crew: brie­fing — addi­tio­nal field for image/PDF of a muster list
  • Scheduler: new list view of pro­jects and events, inclu­ding print function
  • Biography: list view of all ships
  • Biography: con­ti­nuous list of all trips by start date

 

Logbook Suite 1.3

May 6, 2018: For the new Ver­sion 1.3 of Logbook Suite we have made minor or major addi­ti­ons and impro­ve­ments in all modules.

The new add-on Biography extends Logbook Suite by a per­so­nal logbook where you can com­bine all your ship jour­neys, no matter if you kept your logbook with Logbook from Logbook Suite or if you had writ­ten it clas­si­cally by hand.
And since Biography is not a ship’s logbook, but your per­so­nal mari­time biography, Biography is not limi­ted to tra­vels with a par­ti­cu­lar ship.

The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:

  • New Add-on Biography – all your crui­ses in your mari­time biography
  • Logbook: more data (inclu­ding LOG/TRIP) can now be recor­ded from the NMEA
  • Logbook: wind data from NMEA in m/s
  • Logbook: exten­ded lock counter
  • Logbook: Icons for gene­ra­tor types
  • Logbook: Search by date
  • Logbook: longer jour­nal texts can be prin­ted out
  • Inventory: addi­tio­nally new exten­ded list view with more fields
  • Inventory: fields with over­flowing text are now prin­ted bettert
  • BoardCash: sim­pli­fied input opti­ons for expen­ses in which not all per­sons are involved
  • BoardCash: sim­pli­fied input opti­ons for equal depo­sits of several persons
  • BoardCash: dis­play of the cur­rent cash balance of the board cash in all cur­ren­cies used
  • and various small edits in all modules

 

Logbook Suite 1.2

May 7, 2017: The new Ver­sion 1.2 of Logbook Suite offers some new fea­tures and various impro­ve­ments in Logbook and the Add-ons as well as a sim­pli­fied file hand­ling using the Logbook Manager.

Logbook Suite 1.2 comes with the new Add-on Scheduler, an inter­ac­tive visual per­so­nal orga­ni­zer for sailors and motor boaters. Orga­nize with Scheduler your trips, maintenance and regat­tas. Scheduler dif­fers from con­ven­tio­nal calen­dars mainly by its intui­tive pre­sen­ta­tion of the time and the appoint­ments in a con­ti­nuous timeline.

The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:

  • New Add-on Scheduler – the visual plan­ner for voya­ges and maintenance
  • Sim­pli­fied file hand­ling with Logbook Manager
  • Logbook: Full-screen view for wea­ther maps
  • Logbook: But­tons on the navi­ga­tion sheets for auto­ma­tic entry for engine on/off
  • Crew: Pre­view of the forms crea­ted by Crew before prin­ting or crea­ting the PDF
  • Crew: New print func­tion for travel data inclu­ding crew list
  • Crew: Print and export func­tion for com­plete crew list
  • First-Aid Kit: The quan­tity ent­e­red in the usage list is now sub­trac­ted directly from the stock (even for mul­ti­ple charges)
  • Maintenance: Search by date range (for start date, due date and date finis­hed) to dis­play all jobs in a spe­ci­fic time period
  • in all modu­les: Sim­pli­fied PDF creation
  • and various small edits in all modules

Logbook Suite 1.1

Okto­ber 9, 2016: The first major update for our soft­ware package Logbook Suite is avail­able. It is the most com­for­ta­ble update ever for Logbook and the Add-ons: Just install the new ver­sion Logbook Suite 1.1 by pre­pla­cing Logbook Suite—the inte­gra­ted auto­ma­tic updater will do the rest. After a short while all your files are ready and adap­ted to the new ver­sion. (Please note: The auto­ma­tic update only affects files with default file names in the default data folder, other files need to be manu­ally updated to ver­sion 1.1.

The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:

  • opti­mi­zed for iOS 10 and for MacOS Sierra
  • con­nec­tion to Drop­box and iCloud etc. for back­ups and for data exchange bet­ween iPad und PC
  • The auto­ma­tic update func­tion for data files, the com­for­ta­ble backup fea­ture and many fur­ther small enhan­ce­ments sim­plify the hand­ling of the suite.
  • The Add-on First-Aid Kit has been exten­ded with a cate­go­ri­sa­tion of the medi­cine as well as with fur­ther list views.
  • Several Add-ons have new print layouts.
  • The brand new Add-on WorldEnsigns is a visual ency­clo­pe­dia of naval ensigns. The nume­rous search func­tions help to quickly find flags of ships and their respec­tive countries.

Logbook Suite now also available for Windows 32 bit sytems

April 20, 2016: Due to requests from our cus­to­mers we have deve­lo­ped a 32-bit ver­sion of Logbook Suite. You will receive the down­load link when you fill out our down­load form.

Logbook Suite

April 8, 2016: 2K Yach­t­ing laun­ches Logbook Suite
Logbook Suite is the new ver­sion of our soft­ware package Logbook. It inclu­des ver­sion 3.8 of Logbook and slightly updated ver­si­ons of the Add-ons.
Logbook Suite is now avail­able as an app for iPad, which can be down­loa­ded directly from the Apple App Store and works without File­Ma­ker Go. All down­loads from our web­site and our online shop now load the latest files of the soft­ware package Logbook Suite.
Logbook Suite pro­vi­des an auto­ma­tic update func­tion to easily trans­fer your data from pre­vious ver­si­ons of Logbook and the Add-ons.

The most important inno­va­tions at a glance:

  • iPad ver­sion avail­able as an app in the Apple App Store
  • Dutch user interface
  • opti­mi­zed lay­outs for iPad Pro
  • 130% zoom level on PC
  • spe­cial opti­ons for inland water­ways (loca­tion and river kilometers)
  • get air pres­sure using iPad barometer
  • warning before auto­ma­tic NMEA data entry if there is ent­e­red already a position
  • dupli­cate a crew from a trip into a new trip
  • new fields in fuel cal­cu­la­tor: costs of each fue­ling, total fuel costs, comments
  • color coding for wind speeds also in print outs
  • impro­ved update and import functions
  • auto­ma­tic data import from Logbook 3.7
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