LogTen's iOS Navigation has been redesigned!
LogTen version 2022.1 is more streamlined and better designed for logging and in-app navigation. The new navigation also adds full iPad multi-tasking compatibility, so now you can use LogTen side by side with your favorite apps. The designs within each section have not changed, but how you get there may be a little bit different. These changes affect iPhone and iPad apps only.
- Here is a summary of the changes:
- New Entry - We’ve (jet)streamlined the in-app workflow based on your feedback with LogTen’s “New Entry” feature, front and center on your logbook. Now logging a flight on your iPhone and iPad is exactly one tap away!
- Logbook & Admin - these menus now contain most of the sections of the app that used to be found in the previous More tab.
- Plan & Analyze have been divided into two separate sections replacing the previous Radar tab which contained both sections in one tab.
On the iPhone, all top-level navigation items will be located at the bottom of the screen.
On the iPad, all top-level navigation will be on the left column which can be opened and closed using the icon.
Note about Multi-Tasking
On the iPad, the navigation structure will change to look like the iPhone while in Split View and Slide Over modes. See Multitasking on iPad
New Entry is a quick and easy way to add a new entry from anywhere in the app!
With a single tap, you can go directly into a new logbook entry. By also using Clock Auto-Fill buttons, GPS locate buttons, and logbook defaults, you can further expedite your logbook entry process. See our article Logging a Flight in LogTen for more information.
The Plan section is the same except now it is quicker and easier to access. It is now its own section and is always accessible from anywhere in LogTen.
The Analyze section is the same except now it is quicker and easier to access. It is now its own section and is always accessible from anywhere in LogTen.
The Logbook menu contains all the sections that pertain to logging flights, duties, certificates, running reports, and backing up your data. What used to be called Logbook in previous navigation design is now found in Flights & Duties. The following sections can be accessed from the Logbook:
The Admin menu will be present at the bottom of the iPhone, or anytime the navigation on the iPad switches to the iPhone-style navigation. This menu contains the Account and Help sections as well as the app Settings.
As you navigate deeper into both the Logbook and Admin sections, you can always reset to the main menu by tapping Logbook or Admin. For example, if you were to navigate to Logbook > Reports > Experience, you could go back to the main Logbook menu very quickly simply by tapping Logbook.
- Why did you rearrange the app?
- It's more efficient! We listened to customer feedback about what and how you use the app. Now the most used features are right at your fingertips. Another big reason is that it was necessary to make LogTen compatible with iPad multitasking which has been one of our most requested features.
- Where are the Reports?
- Reports have moved into the Logbook menu.
- Where are the Backups?
- Backup has moved from Settings into the Logbook menu.
- Where is the Logbook tab?
- The Logbook tab has been renamed Flights & Duties and can be accessed in the Logbook menu.
- Where is the Repair Logbook?
- Almost all of what the Repair Logbook tool repairs, can also be done by restarting the app. So in a sense, every start-up is a repair. But if you need this function it can be accessed in a hidden Troubleshooting section. To find this section all you need to do is navigate to the Settings section in LogTen then long-tap anywhere on the screen. After a couple of seconds, you will see a new section labeled Troubleshooting appear at the bottom.
- What happened to Fly Now?
- Fly Now can be utilized on the Apple Watch app which is the perfect platform for the real-time logging which the feature provides. The added New Entry option provides the same quick access for a wider range of LogTen users.