Nouvelles de Logbook Suite et Logbook Lite

News on Logbook Suite and Logbook Lite

Le détail de cha­cune des nou­velles fonc­tion­na­li­tés des mises à jour est tou­jours résu­mé sur le tableau des dif­fé­rentes ver­sions dans la par­tie Ser­vice Client de ce site internet.

Logbook Suite

Logbook Suite Add-on BoardCash

1er novembre 2021: 2K Yach­ting publie de nou­velles ver­sions opti­mi­sées pour iOS 15 des appli­ca­tions iOS Logbook Suite, Logbook Suite Pho­ne­Tools et BoardCash dans l’Apple App Store. 

18 octobre 2021 : BoardCash et Bud­get offrent désor­mais le choix du fran­çais comme langue de l’in­ter­face utilisateur.

9 Juillet 2021 : Les der­nières mises à jour de Firs­tAid-Kit, Inventory et Maintenance com­plètent les Add-ons avec une inter­face uti­li­sa­teur tra­duite en Français.

27 Juin 2021 : Avec les mises à jour d’au­jourd’­hui, Logbook Suite Mana­ger et les pre­miers modules de Logbook Suite ont désor­mais aus­si leur inter­face uti­li­sa­teur tra­duite en Fran­çais. Ceux-ci sont : Logbook Suite Mana­ger, Logbook, Biography et SYNC.
Au fur et à mesure des pro­chaines semaines, tous les autres modules seront aus­si traduits.

23 Juin 2021 : Logbook Lite (ver­sion 1.0.2) est main­te­nant aus­si dis­po­nible avec une inter­face uti­li­sa­teur en Français.

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 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