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App to log dives other than Shearwater Cloud

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by tmrqs, Nov 23, 2020.

Based on the responses, these seem to be good. Which do you prefer?

  1. MacDive

    17 vote(s)
    27.9%
  2. SubSurface

    32 vote(s)
    52.5%
  3. DiveLog / DiveLogDT

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. Another solution

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. azstinger11

    azstinger11 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
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    MacDive is the best if you are a combined Mac and iOS user. It’s a bit annoying/unfortunate you have to buy both versions separately buts it’s by far and away my favorite. The developer is really responsive on his site too.

    SubSurface is the runner up. It’s free and works on any platform under the sun. I really dislike it’s interface however.
     
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  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    8,923
    7,525
    Yes, really dislike the Subsurface UI, as well.
     
  3. tmrqs

    tmrqs ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: New York
    46
    32
    I’ve given Subsurface a look and wow, the interface is awful... :D

    MacDive looks much nicer, may have to spend the $10.
     
  4. azstinger11

    azstinger11 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
    527
    373
    Sadly its going to be more like $35, $9.99 for the iOS App and $25 for the MacOS desktop app. I personally think it's money well spent but it's a tough pill to swallow compared to the $0.00 cost of SubSurface.
     
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    8,923
    7,525
    If you don’t need desktop access, you can just do it off your phone. That’s primarily what I do.
     
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  6. azstinger11

    azstinger11 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
    527
    373
    True, the desktop is just a nicety. I had the desktop app well before the mobile app came out so just got used to the work flow on the desktop. Well that and typing is just easier. But yeah need the iOS version, desktop is optional.
     
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  7. tmrqs

    tmrqs ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: New York
    46
    32
    I will get the iOS version, that should already work nicely on my phone and iPad if I feel the need for a larger screen.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  8. keesmon

    keesmon Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
    294
    61
    Plus, Nick from MacDive is really receptive to make changes you'd like to see.Two finger swipes between dives so you can stay on the screen you're comparing for instance.....
     
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  9. lachica

    lachica ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United States
    20
    9
    Nick is really nice. I unfortunately had to switch from MacDive to Divelog because I couldn't get an old computer to sync with it. But Nick tried his best to get it to work, and then promptly refunded me when we couldn't get it to work.
     
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  10. European

    European Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: EU
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