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Old 7th Jul 2011, 17:13   #1 (permalink)
 
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LogTen Pro

Hi all,

just had some trouble with my MCC pilots log and was wondering to change and buy LogTen Pro.

Am using a Mac and Ipad.

Whats your? Whats better? MCC oder LogTen?

Seems like I need to buy the Mac version for 149 Us and than the Ipad version as well.

Is that correct or will you have all devices with one purchase?

Thanks for some input.

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Old 7th Jul 2011, 17:28   #2 (permalink)
 
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You have to buy each version separately as far as i know, at least i bought the mac and the iphone version separately. Well, you can just download them and try it out, however only for 40 hours logged time.
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Old 7th Jul 2011, 17:59   #3 (permalink)
 
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Money well invested in both versions ...
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Old 8th Jul 2011, 05:06   #4 (permalink)
 
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I have used LogTen Pro since version 3, it is now on version 5. I have the Mac app and the apps for both the iPhone and iPad. I have manually transferred my 12500+ hours from my paper logbooks to LTP over the past 12 months or so and now I wouldn't be without it. I can now create custom reports of my entire flying career as well as having the ability to print a perfectly legible logbook at any time.

The apps are not cheap to buy all three but unless you are a geek like me you really only need the Mac app and either the iPhone or iPad app. I bought mine through the previously available upgrade path so luckily I didn't have to pay full price for all of them.

Like all software LTP has had some issues, mostly minor, over the last few years but the design and development team at Coradine are very responsive to questions and concerns. They are pretty quick to fix problems when and if they occur via software updates.
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Old 8th Jul 2011, 08:25   #5 (permalink)
 
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LogTen Pro

I've used LogTen since it's early days, and am very happy with it.

Off course there have been issues, as with any software. But the Software developer has always addressed those issues quickly and to my satisfaction.
There are regular (free) upgrades, and software fixes when needed.

I have the iPhone app, and it works fine. But I carry my laptop in my flightbag on my trips, so hardly ever use the app.
No iPad (yet..), so no experience with it's app. But I would assume it to work as well as the iPhone app.
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Old 8th Jul 2011, 19:34   #6 (permalink)
 
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LogTen works without any problems - I can recommend it.
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 00:36   #7 (permalink)
 
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What trouble with Mcc pilot log? I found the customer service to be excellent and they do everything they can to fix any issues. They have even added features to the program that I suggested.
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Old 20th Jul 2011, 23:58   #8 (permalink)
 
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Can you back up the data on to a PC or does it have to be a Mac?

Looking at getting it for iPhone. Thanks!
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Old 21st Jul 2011, 05:06   #9 (permalink)
 
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The normal iPhone backup of course backs up your logten pro data as well. However there is no LogTen Pro for windows pc, only for apple products.
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Old 21st Jul 2011, 09:26   #10 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the reply. I would only be inputting data to my iPhone. I am not a iProduct genuis so excuse the stupid questions, but can I print wirelessly from the iPhone?
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Old 21st Jul 2011, 09:48   #11 (permalink)
 
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MCC Pilotlog is available for PC and for iphone. The iphone app will sync with your PC application.

Have found them to be very responsive to questions/problems/suggestions.
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Old 21st Jul 2011, 10:46   #12 (permalink)
 
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Bit thanks for the help folks! Will take a look at the MCC app and PC programme! My laptop has bitten the dust yet, so will be awhile til i upgrade to Mac!
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 10:11   #13 (permalink)


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Logten Pro

Be aware that version 6 IS NOT worth the cost to upgrade. i get the upgrade because I bought the program a month ago. If I had to pay for this "update" I would not have done so. Heck, we were told that version 6 would have iCloud syncing (which I was very excited about) and now I find out after the update that it doesn't have this feature... The interface has changed slightly and the duty/rest tracking is better, but overall version 6 is very disappointing. If you are on the fence about upgrading (and have to pay) save your money.
FOR NEW LOGTEN PRO USERS: BE AWARE OF THIS APP ! YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AROUND 75$ FOR UPGRADE !!!!
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 10:21   #14 (permalink)
 
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I haven't been able to use LTP 6 yet because it's not working properly on the iPad. I love LTP 5 and highly recommend LogTen Pro in general, but my advice at this stage would be to wait until the bugs are ironed out before purchasing or upgrading to version 6. Unfortunately, because of the way the App store works, it is not possible to purchase an older version once the new version has been released. Coradine have good support and I'm confident they'll get this sorted, but the app doesn't seem to be ready yet.
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 12:41   #15 (permalink)
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pros: faster, better duty limitations and smart groups. excellent support.

cons: expensive, data not interchangeable between the 5 and 6 version. impossible to purchase older version or to revert back to old version. no Icloud feature yet.

Overall it's a great costly product worthwhile the investment but I'm personally missing the freedom of choice. I'd only update one of the versions I'm always working on the rest I'd leave as it is. Indirectly the customer is pushed to buy all new versions. Not very fair but brilliant marketing strategy.
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 13:20   #16 (permalink)
 
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cons: expensive, data not interchangeable between the 5 and 6 version.
Big cons ... you have to manually insert all the version 5 data into 6 ... big pain in the ars!

Quote:
Not very fair but brilliant marketing strategy.
New joiners have to buy 6 but old customer are really not happy ... read the forum inside Corodine webpage ... and what will happen with the version 7?
Good strategy to collect money now but absolutely poor strategy on the long run because pilots don't want to spend 75$ a year for a logbook ... sorry ... Corodine have a great product but they are loosing customers!
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 13:26   #17 (permalink)
 
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Update: After talking with the support guys, they've found a fix for the issue I had and are providing me with a fixed data file. They might not get things right every time but they do have good service and support and I'm happy to recommend the program in general (just wait for the update before getting version 6)
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 13:38   #18 (permalink)
 
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Been using LTP for the past year and have found it to be brilliant, totally changed what used to be a chore to something which takes no time at all. Was looking at version 6 but have not had time to look at it in any detail. I liked the sound of iCloud sync but from what i'm reading here i may sit tight for a while.

Regards the moving of data between 5 and 6. Surely if you upgrade to 6 your old data just fits right in>???
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 14:01   #19 (permalink)
 
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data not interchangeable between the 5 and 6 version.
Are you really saying that you have to manually enter all your data from version 5 into version 6? If the answer is yes, then this is total and utter BS.

My next fear is when are they going to stop support to version 5, therefore forcing us to change?

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Old 15th Dec 2011, 14:51   #20 (permalink)
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Mutt, the devil is in the details as usual. You can upload your data into the new 6 version without any problems, it's flawless. However if you're using coupla devices like Iphone or Ipad than you can't synchronize beween them unless you've upgraded all devices. That's expensive game, if you ask me. I punch all data into Iphone and then run synchronization with my MAC once at home. Now one needs to upgrade all of'em in order to be able to synchronize. however NO ICloud function yet. I'm personally happy to pay them as it's a great product but I wish they left me the choice to keep some of old software and be able to run synchronisation.

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