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Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool

August 3rd, 2021

Not exactly a super common request, but we do see this question regularly:

” How can I move all data from field X to field Y? “

Sometimes the question originates from a user’s new insights into how to use the program’s fields in the best way. But, lately we see the question occur more often from users planning to switch to Movie Connect, and therefore regretting their usage of User Defined Fields and now wanting to move some UDFs to Location, Tags or Notes.

Sadly, we did not have a solution for this (other than lots of manual labor).
But as of today, we will be able to answer the above question better, with a happy:

“Sure, just use the Transfer Field Data tool, from the Tools menu!”

A new tool, with a deceptively simple UI (just select the From and To fields).


Newsletter

[CLZ News] What’s cooking at CLZ?

July 30th, 2021

Here it is, the CLZ Newsletter for July 2021.
Now, this could be a very short newsletter, because we did only ONE release this month: the CLZ Games 6.4 update on July 2 (the one with the new look).
But I won’t let you get away that easily:-) Instead, I am turning today’s newsletter into a big “What’s cooking at CLZ?” overview!

Even though we did no further releases, we have not exactly been sitting on our hands this month. Big projects are underway, some preparing for big releases in August, but also some “behind the scenes” work to improve our online services.

So… here’s what’s cooking:

  • CLZ Music 6.4 for iOS and Android: lots of new fields
    support for all new cloud fields that were introduced recently (Musicians, Credits, Headers in track lists, etc..)
  • For all Windows editions: new “Transfer Field Data” tool
    an advanced tool for batch copying data from from one field to another.
  • Submit to Core site re-write
    a new design and fully mobile ready!
  • Moving to a new server infrastructure
    full scalable, more secure and more cost-effective
  • Better ISBN coverage for some European countries
    implementing new data sources for European ISBNs.

Read more



New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • iOS10: iPad: Images view would crash the app
  • iOS10: iPad: After tapping an album and tapping back, the list could disappear

CLZ Music (iOS)

v6.3.2: A couple of fixes

July 8th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Template: Recording Date was missing from the details
  • iOS10: iPad: Images view would crash the app
  • iOS10: iPad: After tapping an album and tapping back, the list could disappear

New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • Template: Now only shows the publication year at the top (instead of the full publication date which has been moved to the Details section)
  • iOS10: iPad: Images view would crash the app
  • iOS10: iPad: After tapping an album and tapping back, the list could disappear

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.6.3: Fixed a crash when removing multiple comics

July 7th, 2021

Fixed:

  • When removing multiple comics, the app could crash
CLZ Games (Android)

v6.4.2: Switch Images View between Flex and Grid Layout

July 7th, 2021

New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • Image View: Position of the size slider wasn’t always remembered correctly

CLZ Books (Android)

v6.4.2: Switch Images View between Flex and Grid Layout

July 7th, 2021

New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • Image View: Position of the size slider wasn’t always remembered correctly
  • Template: Some weblinks could not be opened
  • Template: Now only shows the publication year at the top (instead of the full publication date which has been moved to the Details section)

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.2.2: A couple of fixes

July 7th, 2021

We’ve received a couple of reports that the checkboxes in the Add Comics screen were very slow in big lists of results. That has now been fixed in this new build!

Fixed:

  • More responsive checkboxes in Add Comics screen
  • The Sort button in the main screen would sometimes not open the Sort Settings screen

Music Collector (Windows)

v21.2.2: A couple of fixes

July 6th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Smarter syncing of musicians and instruments
  • More responsive checkboxes in Add Albums screen
  • The Sort button in the main screen would sometimes not open the Sort Settings screen

CLZ Games (Android)

v6.4 New look for game list, cover view & game details

July 2nd, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the game list and of the game details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more



Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the game list and of the game details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more



CLZ Alwin here, with the June 2021 edition of the CLZ newsletter.
The CLZ Team is still working from home, but the end is near. We are hoping to start working at the office again around September 1.
And, as the regulations in the Netherlands have loosened up already, we were finally able to meet up for food and drinks. It was so good to see each other face to face again!

This month, it was all about 3 big projects:

  1. Lots of new fields for the CLZ Cloud for music:
    • Music Connect / CLZ cloud updated with many new fields
    • Music Collector 21.2 for Windows: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud
    • Coming up: CLZ Music 6.4, with all new fields editable and syncable
  2. New look for all CLZ mobile apps:
    • CLZ Comics 6.6
    • CLZ Books 6.4
    • CLZ Music 6.3
  3. New Link with Core screens for all Windows products:
    • Comic Collector 21.2: New Link Comics with Core screen

Read more

Music Collector (macOS)

v20.3.2: Fix for macOS 10.x

June 29th, 2021

The program wasn’t working on older macOS versions. This build fixes that problem.

Fixed:

  • Program wasn’t working on older macOS versions

Music Collector (macOS)

v20.3 More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Music Connect

June 24th, 2021

A small update to the Music Collector for Mac software today, just to help you make the switch to the Music Connect web-based software.

We have received feedback from Music Collector users that they were missing some fields in Music Connect / Cloud, so 2 weeks ago we updated Connect to add many of those requested fields.

Read more


CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.4.2 and v6.4.3: Crash during optimizing screen

June 24th, 2021

Some users were experiencing a crash during the optimizing database screen. This has now been fixed in version 6.4.2 and version 6.4.3

Fixed:

  • Crash during optimizing of database
CLZ Music (Android)

v6.3 New look for album list, cover view & album details

June 23rd, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.3 update, we improved the look and layout of the album list and of the album details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View!

Read more



Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.3 update, we improved the look and layout of the album list and of the album details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View!

Read more



Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the book list and of the book details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.4 New look for book list, cover view & book details

June 20th, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the book list and of the book details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more


News

CLZ Team finally meeting up again!

June 18th, 2021

The CLZ Team is still working from home, but the end is near. We are hoping to start working at the office again around September 1.

And, as the regulations in the Netherlands have loosened up already, we were finally able to meet up for food and drinks. It was so good to see each other face to face again!


Music Collector (Windows)

v21.2: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Music Connect

June 16th, 2021

Last week, we added many new fields to the CLZ Cloud storage and the web-based Music Connect software, all based on feedback from our users.

Of course, new fields in the CLZ Cloud won’t help you much if you can’t sync them from Music Collector 🙂 So in today’s v21.2 update, we enhanced the CLZ Cloud syncing system to support all the new fields.

Read more


Music Connect

Many new database fields!

June 10th, 2021

After a few months of hard work by web-developer Stijn and UI designer / tester AJ, we can finally release this major upgrade of the Music Connect software, with many new fields and features.

Musicians, Credits, Headers in track lists, Composition, Chorus, etc..!

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.2: New Link Comics with Core screen

June 8th, 2021

It is important to have your local comic entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online comic database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Comics mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic comic details, like cover images, values, creators, characters, plots, etc..

All comic entries you added through the Add Comics from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added a comic manually, or if you imported a list of comics, e.g. from a CSV file, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.

Previously, linking comics with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add Comics from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Comic Collector has a completely new Link Comics with Core screen.

Read more


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.6.2: Fixed a bug with the grade field

June 3rd, 2021

Fixed:

  • It was possible to type in the grade field, which caused other problems in the app