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New Releases
MacDive 2.8.5 (macOS) and 1.2.7 (iOS) available now, with a new Compact view mode, support for the Suunto EON Core, and more.
There have been a couple of updates that I haven't posted news about over the last few months, I've been a little slack. Sorry about that! Today I've released another couple of updates with the usual assorted fixes, tweaks and features, and finally gotten around to posting.

One feature I've been wanting to add to the iOS app for a while is a "Compact" mode to let you fit more Tags on the screen. It's been requested by a bunch of people, and I finally decided to sit down and jam it out. I've also enabled it for both Gear and Critters, and it can be toggled independently for each so you can configure things to your preference.

One interesting (or annoying, depending on how you look at it) "feature" of MacDive has been how it handles flags. We've always wanted this to Just Work, and to have a nice consistent set of images with retina support. Of course, there are cases where a flag is missing or doesn't match how you've recorded it. As anyone who has asked will know, it's an easy update for us to include new ones. But one thing that was never supported was translating countries from your native language back to English, to try and match the bundled flags. Well, both the new macOS and iOS versions of MacDive will now handle this for you. I know of one user who went to fairly extreme lengths to make them show, and this should now work automatically. If you run in to any problems with missing flags then please let me know! And of course, it's always easy for us to add more. Drop us a line!

MacDive 2.8.5 for macOS gets support for the new Suunto EON Core. The Profile Inspector (for analysing data points on your dive profiles) has been given a bit of attention so it is easier to read (slightly bigger font, better contrast, etc).

MacDive 1.2.7 for iOS also includes support for the EON Core via Bluetooth. As well as the updates I've already mentioned for flags, the US State flags are now included. Of course there's Compact mode, and a bunch of fixes to some layout issues introduced recently.

As usual, please let us know if you run in to any problems. Safe diving!

  Tags Compact

  Gear Compact

Startup Problems
Are you seeing a crash on startup?
If you are seeing a crash on startup, please re-download the latest version (released earlier today) from this link or from the front page.

Your license and data are fine, just grab the latest version and everything will be back to normal.

So, what's the story? Unfortunately a certificate used to verify that the application is valid expired. This means that macOS will refuse to launch the app. We were unaware of this until it happened. This same thing happened to a number of other developers and applications, and as such, Apple have increased the validity of the certificates for a much longer period of time. The latest version of MacDive is signed with a new one and will not expire for the better part of two decades.

It is unfortunate, but thankfully the problem is easily fixed and no data is lost, which is the most important thing.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

To better news, a new version of MacDive for iPhone, v1.2.0, was also released which contains Bluetooth download support for the Suunto EON Steel, plus numerous small bug fixes. Give it a try and let us know how you get on.

Bug fixes and the usual..
MacDive for macOS 2.8.2 has just been released.
This contains a number of internal improvements and bug fixes. One of which is for incorrect pressure readings from the Perdix AI. Traditionally we asked users to re-download dives in the case that data wasn't quite right. However we're slowly updating MacDive to be able to fix these things in place so that you don't lose your notes, buddies, critters, all that cool stuff. So if you have dives made with a Perdix AI you should be able to right-click on them and choose "Refresh Selected Dives". If you have any issues with pressure on dives you've previously downloaded, give this a try and let us know how you get on. Any new dives should be fine!

There's no new iOS release today. However, there's a new beta in TestFlight with support for downloading from the EON Steel via Bluetooth. Get in touch if you'd like to help test that out, otherwise it should be available relatively soon.

If you have any problems autoupdating the current version of MacDive then please try downloading directly from the website.

The full release notes are available here for macOS. As usual, let us know if you have any problems, suggestions or comments!

First update of the new year
I've just released some small maintenance updates.
MacDive 2.8.1 for macOS and 1.1.7 for iOS are now available. These primarily fix some bugs I found while I was away diving, a few things that had been reported over the holiday, and a couple of small new features that had been requested.

Please note that both the store and the website will be down for (hopefully very!) brief periods of maintenance by their respective providers at some point over the next week or two.

More to come!

The full release notes are available here for macOS.

One last update for the year..
The year is rapidly coming to a close. Soon I will be away diving in exotic places, and getting to use my own apps!
But before then, we have a couple of updates with some cool features to get out to you.

First up is support for the Shearwater Perdix AI. This has been super popular already, so a big thank you to everyone who jumped in and helped beta test. This is available in both the iPhone and macOS versions.

Next we have a new option to sync via iCloud, rather than Dropbox. While the sync works pretty much the same way whichever option you choose, iCloud has the advantage of requiring no separate login and also of Push Notifications. What this means is your data will sync and update automatically across your devices that are running MacDive. Obviously this is available on both iPhone and macOS also! Seriously, it is. Otherwise.. it wouldn't sync. Right?

Then we have a little love for the iPhone version. We have added an initial Statistics display. When you view any set of dives (All Dives, a tag, dives for a site or a piece of gear, etc) you will see some brief statistics at the top of the list. Tapping that will take you to detailed statistics and graphs much like the macOS version. You can even filter your dives and view the statistics for just those that match.

There are, of course, a number of other minor improvements and bug fixes. One of our favourite is that MacDive on macOS will now track the last few devices you've downloaded. If you check the Quick Action menu on the Toolbar, you'll see a list of Recent Devices and you can select one to download. We know a lot of users have multiple computers, and this should hopefully make it quicker and easier when you download from them all regularly.

Note that iCloud for macOS requires OS X 10.11 or later. Both versions of MacDive (2.8.0 for macOS and 1.1.5 for iPhone) are available now.

The full release notes are available here for macOS.

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