Logbook Suite in Detail

The software package Logbook Suite is available for Mac, Windows and iPad. The versions for Mac and Windows (Mac with MacOS 10.10, 64 bit, or newer, Windows with Windows 7, 32 bit or 64 bit, or newer) can directly be downloaded from our website. The version for iPad can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Please click the links on the right side of this page to download the versions for free.
Using the links on this site you can download your free trial version of Logbook Suite. The trial version provides all features of the full version, but is limited to 5 travel days and 2 trips.
If we have convinced you, you can purchase a license for Logbook Suite in our online shop and convert your demo version for PC or iPad into a full version.

You can use Logbook Suite either only on iPad or only on PC or alternately on iPad and on the PC in parallel. The data can easily be exchanged between PC and iPad with iTunes or the sync feature.


Using Logbook with NMEA connection

Logbook Suite provides for both the PC (Mac and Windows) and the iPad an extension to enter the navigation data from NMEA data sources directly into the logbook. To use this feature the PC NMEA license for the PC or iPad is needed.

The PC NMEA license supports NMEA0183 data sources that are connected via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi to the PC. Pure NMEA2000 data is currently not supported.

The NMEA function for iPad supports both NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 data sources that are connected via WiFi, Bluetooth or cable adapter to the iPad. The connection between Logbook and the data source is accomplished with the iPad app LogbookNMEA connect, which is part of the NMEA license for iPad and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. On the right side of this page you will find a button which shows a list of supported hardware with preset configurations. If you want to use a hardware that is not listed, please contact our support.

Depending on the type of data source, the following data can be entered automatically into your logbook from data source (NMEA0183 or NMEA2000):

  • board time and time in UTC
  • position
  • course over ground (COG )
  • speed over ground ( SOG)
  • wind direction and wind speed
  • on the tab Weather: water temperature

If your iPad is connected to a NMEA2000 network it can also read the following data (if available in the network):

  • LOG or TRIP
  • air pressure, temperature and humidity
  • engine operating hours

Please note that GPS mice or the internal GPS of the iPad does not provide wind data.

The NMEA function for iPad also simplifies the data entry into Logbook if you are not connected to an external NMEA data source. If your iPad is equipped with an internal GPS module the GPS data from the internal GPS can be captured significantly better using the Add-on, because LogbookNMEA connect reads the data until it has received reliable data and only then passes it on to Logbook. LogbookNMEA connect additionally calculates course and speed over ground from the iPad’s GPS. So you get two additional values that are automatically entered into your Logbook.

During the demo phase (if less than 5 days are compiled in the log) you can also test the NMEA function on the PC and the iPad. As soon as more than 5 days have been compiled, the NMEA function is only available when a serial number for the NMEA license (PC or iPad) has been entered.


Screenshots and Printouts

The screenshots and examples for printouts will give you a taste of Logbook—but convince yourself and load your free trial version!


The decorative cover sheet


The tab 0-25 shows an overview with the navigation data of the whole day.


For entering the navigation data while travelling Logbook provides clear sheets with large fields. There are enough sheets for hourly entries.


On the tab Engine you can record for up to 2 engines the operating times and distances traveled.


The sheet Batteries, which is new since version 3.6, is useful for monitoring your batteries.


The enhanced Fuel Calculator now calculates the consumption per hour and per unit of distance.


The tab Journal is for your personal diary and up to 4 photos per day.


The new slide show provides a lager displaying of your photos stored in Logbook.


Creation of a Google track from the positions entered in Logbook.


The view Trips shows a summary for each day.


Printed page with the navigation data of one day


Printed page showing one trip


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