Preparing our servers systems for 2 future features

June 29th, 2016

All our software editions (online, desktop and mobile) revolve around two important online services: CLZ Core and CLZ Cloud. Which means that many new software features start with months and months of preparation by our web-development team.

At the moment, our web guys have two of these “preparation” projects going on, both preparing for a future feature, one for the music editions only (track list syncing!), one that will make adding new entries much quicker (search-as-you-type). Read about both below…

The news topic today:

  • Now live: v16.3 for all Windows versions, with Skins and a Quick Filter Panel.
  • Coming up: Manage Pick Lists screen for all mobile apps.
  • Preparing: Track list editing and syncing for CLZ Music and Music Connect.
  • Preparing: Search-as-you-type in all Add screens.

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[CLZ News] What’s live? What’s cooking?

May 31st, 2016

CLZ Alwin here, with the CLZ News for May 2016.
This month we saw great progress in some areas, but delays in others:

A nice feature update for iOS, but some technical difficulties on Android, causing delays in getting the same features out for droid fans. (we did add the requested No-Limits packs for both though!).

An improved Core search engine for movies (now live in all movie editions), but further delays in launching the new v16.3 versions for Windows.

Here’s what’s live and what’s cooking:

  • Live: Better Add By Title searches for movies.
  • Live: Easier editing and Field Defaults for the iOS apps.
  • Live: new “No Limits” purchase option for all iOS and Android apps.
  • Cooking: Quick Filter panel + Light vs Dark Skin options for the Windows programs.

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[CLZ News] Get ready for these upcoming updates

April 28th, 2016

This is Alwin, of Collectorz.com, with this month’s CLZ Newsletter.

April was a quiet month, that is, in terms of big releases. However, at the CLZ HQ it has not been quiet at all, as we’re working on some great updates, all to be released within the next 4 weeks:

  • Windows editions: Quick Filter panel + Light vs Dark Skin options
  • iOS apps: Field Defaults screen + Re-designed Edit screens.
  • Android apps: new folder options.
  • Core : improved “Add by Title” searches for all editions.

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[CLZ News] V4 apps for Android / What’s cooking ?

March 31st, 2016

This is Alwin, bringing your the CLZ News for March 2016.

This month, something extraordinary happened, something rarely seen in the software world: We finished a project 1 month earlier than planned! (the v4 apps for Android).
We were planning to release CLZ Movies 4.0 early April, then use the rest of April to bring the rest of the Android apps to v4 level. But it’s March 31 today and all of the v4 updates are live already :-)

This newsletter gives you all you need to know about these v4 releases, plus I’ll tell you what’s cooking for our desktop and mobile editions:

  • Five v4.0 updates for Android, now free to try.
  • What’s cooking for Windows?
  • What’s cooking for Mac?
  • What’s cooking for iOS and Android?

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[CLZ News] Fourteen big updates for iOS, Mac and Windows now available!

February 27th, 2016

This is Alwin, of Collectorz.com. In this Feb 2016 newsletter, I have news for you about 14 (!!!) new software versions!

  • Five v4.0 updates for iPhone/iPad, finally live (phew…).
  • Four v16.0 updates for Mac, with a Card View, a new clean-up tool, better backups, etc..
  • Five v16.2 updates for Windows, also bringing the new Card View.

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[CLZ News] All CLZ mobile apps will go free with In-App purchases

January 30th, 2016

Welcome to the first 2016 CLZ Newsletter!
I (Alwin) and the rest of the CLZ Team are already well underway to make 2016 into a great year, with lots going on for all our online, desktop and mobile editions!

At this very moment, Ronald is working on 16.1 versions for all Windows programs, which will bring an extra new view for the main screen, ETA early March.
At the same time, Patrick is working on the same feature for the Mac OS X editions, to be released in the v16.0 updates, also planned for launch early March.

While Ronald and Patrick are working on future updates of the desktop software, our mobile dudes Pim and AJ are generating serious action on the mobile front.
In fact, the current and upcoming v4 updates are so important that the rest of this newsletter is all about the mobile apps. Here’s why:

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[CLZ News] Faster Core searches, better book data for EU books

December 30th, 2015

This is CLZ Alwin, with the last CLZ Newsletter of 2015, and it’s a loooong one.

Yes, we’re back from our 15-year anniversary celebration in London! We had a great time there, with lots of sightseeing, great food and of course, too many alcoholic beverages :-) Here’s a selection of photos from our trip.

In the meantime, we have processed the London backlog of support tickets and our help desk team is back to our normal level of support again.
And despite all anniversary and other holiday season celebrations, we’ve still been able to make progress on development too :-) Here’s an overview:

  • Version 16′s for Windows are live!
  • Server upgrades: Progress update.
  • Better book data for most EU countries.
  • Coming up: Version 4.0 for all iOS and Android apps.

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CLZ 15-Year Anniversary in London – the photos

December 30th, 2015

This December, we celebrated our 15-year anniversary by taking the entire CLZ Team on a trip to London! Here’s are some photo’s of our sight-seeing, eating and drinking :-)

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[CLZ News] 15 year anniversary, limited support for the next 4 days

December 9th, 2015

Wait, a CLZ Newsletter this early in the month?
Yep, because this week we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary!

As some of you know, I (Alwin) had been working on Music Collector in my spare time since 1996. But in December 2000, I quit my day job, founded the Collectorz.com company and finally got to work on the Collectorz products full-time!

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Coming up: version 16 for PC & Mac, aka QuickSilver!

November 27th, 2015

This is the November 2015 edition of the Collectorz.com Newsletter, with two announcements for important December releases. But first …

It’s Black Friday! So don’t forget our CLZ Black Friday sale:
»» Get a 1 year Update Plan or Connect subscription and get 6 months FREE! ««
(this sale ends on Cyber Monday, so 4 days left!)

Okay, back to the CLZ News. These are today’s topics:

  • Coming up in December:
    • Version 16 aka QuickSilver for Windows and Mac OS X.
    • CLZ Movies 4.0 for iOS.
  • New CLZ.com website, the home of our mobile apps.
  • CLZ Server Upgrades: Faster title searches and image downloads.

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