<----- Did logbookpro.com buy airlinelogbook (palm log) and double its price?

mike1

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I've been searching for airlinelogbook.com, as it was a good loogbook I tried on my palm pilot.

Come to find out that logbook pro purchased the business and doubled the price of the airline logbook. Thanks alot bastards.
 
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ChperpltII

Yes they did buy it out...

What was the price before? I just downloaded it for a 90 day trial.. $60 bucks is a bit steep..
 

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The price was $30. Which is par for palm software.

I was thinking about switching my logbook from excel to their program and using the palm application, but $160 is BULL.

$160 Gets you an entire Windows XP Pro Operating System.
$160 Gets you MS Office Professional.
$160 Gets you Filemaker Pro which does a million things.

Flightinfo supporter or not, Logbook pro now officially sucks.

I'll be the first to give $100 bucks to someone who can design a software package that does the same thing, so long as they guarentee that they won't turn around and stick it to all the "high dollar" pilots that find their product usefull.
 

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Nope, APDL was always $60. Before and after it was bought out by Logbookpro. It has always been a bit too expensive.
 

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Turbojet23 said:
Nope, APDL was always $60. Before and after it was bought out by Logbookpro. It has always been a bit too expensive.
Actually not true. APDL, when it first came out around 2000 or so, was $30. Some years back, (3 years or so give or take) it was increased to $60. For a while (before the purchase by Logbook Pro), APDL was offered as a combo deal with Logbook Pro for around $120. I'm not sure what such a combo is running now.

I've used it for 5+ years and it is well worth the money. Especially if you understand exactly what all the program can do for you. In fact, I've never had a little black log book that is typical of airline pilots. I've yet to buy Logbook pro, but from friends that have it, they love not having to update their paper logbooks anymore. Plus the other features offered like automatically filling in 8110 forms and being able to filter out your time a hundred different ways.

If you want info right from the source, here is the website.

http://www.airlinelogbook.net/

It should redirect you to the new site. And no, I don't work for them or get a commission for directing you there. I was a beta tester for the designer for a few of the earlier versions.
 

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I also bought the APDL program but I haven't yet bought Logbook Pro, mainly because it is so expensive. Also, it's full of glitzy features and gee-whiz stuff like sound effects and animations that make me cringe. If the designers of the program would spend more time on making it look professional and less time on making useless new features then maybe I'd buy it.

My biggest complaint with APDL is the lack of updates. The schedule importer for my airline does not import hotel or crew data, even though it's on the pairing. Also, the recent version upgrade did nothing but change the "about" page to reflect the new owners as far as I'm concerned. It even still has the same spelling errors in setup screen. This would have been a 5 minute fix, but I guess they're too busy to fix it. That being said, it's a good program, but it could be a great program with a few tweaks here and there.

I give this thread until the end of the day, too. Anything remotely critical about Logbook Pro seems to disappear before anybody knows what happened.
 

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Does the new stand alone schedule importer work with the "Pre-nc" version of APDL or are they still trying to scam more $$ to buy the updated version so it'll work?

BTW does anyone have the original schedule importer, I had to re-do my pc and lost it. And yes, I know you can use the web to do it.
 

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Does the new stand alone schedule importer work with the "Pre-nc" version of APDL or are they still trying to scam more $$ to buy the updated version so it'll work?
I believe when Logbookpro took over APDL it was a free update to version 6. At least I don't remember having to pay any money for it.

Actually not true. APDL, when it first came out around 2000 or so, was $30. Some years back, (3 years or so give or take) it was increased to $60. For a while (before the purchase by Logbook Pro), APDL was offered as a combo deal with Logbook Pro for around $120. I'm not sure what such a combo is running now.
Yeah, I didn't start using it till 2001, so its always been $60 bucks to me.
 
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Yeah, APDL has been about $60 for quite a while. The cheaper one you are thinking of was the one made by LBPro. Whether or not they still offer it, I don't know.
 

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Kenny said:
Does the new stand alone schedule importer work with the "Pre-nc" version of APDL or are they still trying to scam more $$ to buy the updated version so it'll work?

BTW does anyone have the original schedule importer, I had to re-do my pc and lost it. And yes, I know you can use the web to do it.
Yes, it should work with earlier versions. Also, if you use the online version, you shouldn't have to download anything to your computer.
 

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My biggest complaint with APDL is the lack of updates. The schedule importer for my airline does not import hotel or crew data, even though it's on the pairing. Also, the recent version upgrade did nothing but change the "about" page to reflect the new owners as far as I'm concerned. It even still has the same spelling errors in setup screen. This would have been a 5 minute fix, but I guess they're too busy to fix it. That being said, it's a good program, but it could be a great program with a few tweaks here and there.

Have you downloaded the patches to correct the hotel or crew data problem? Patches are available on the site. Just download them and it will bring the data in. If it doesn't work, get on the tech support board and let Paul (the designer of the program) or one of the other guys know. They are good about helping people get their problems fixed. Are you using Palm OS or Pocket PC? What he will probably have you do is email him a copy of your company's trip format and change the importer so that it will recognize it, if the patch doesn't solve your problem.

Also, on the boards is an area where you can make suggestions for future versions, point out problems your having, and point out errors you've found. It is a good resource if you've got questions or are having a problem.

One downside to the new owners is I don't think they are offering the 2 year free upgrades that Paul did. I could be wrong about this though. When I asked the new owner about this I seem to remember being told "no".
 

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the real question is if logbookpro bought airlinelogbook are the airline guys gonna get DOH or will they tacked on the bottom? I had a FAA guy in the jumpseat and he said he saw a logbook guy with a big stapler. Poor airlinelogbook guys.
 

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Try this electronic logbook. Includes Palm or Pocket PC compatibility. Complete package $90 on CD, or $80 for the download:

http://www.polarisms.com/aerologpro.htm

I've been using the older version (Aerolog for Windows) since 2000.
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mike1 said:
Come to find out that logbook pro purchased the business and doubled the price of the airline logbook. Thanks alot bastards.

Careful. The administrator of this website is the owner of logbook pro. You don't want to get banned, do you?
 

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Banned, I doubt it.

I found out that they didn't just double the price and bought the program that day. Love it, and well worth the bucks.
 
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