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CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 23rd, 2021

Now available in the Play Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Movies. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online movie database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

New: Submit to Core

Core is our central online movie database, the database that is searched when you add movies by Title or by Barcode in the Add Movies screen. In general, the quality of our Core database is quite high, with the movie information being provided through our official IMDb data license.

But still, with over 700 thousand movies listed, and over 1 million barcodes, some errors may occur, e.g. in the specific DVD or Blu-ray edition details. That is where our Submit to Core comes in, it lets you submit corrections to our Core entries, right from the app, so that you can help improving the Core.

The Submit to Core feature has already been available in our Movie Collector desktop software and our Movie Connect web-based for many years, but the online forms that were used were not compatible with small mobile device screens. So our lead web-developer Sven has been working on a complete rewrite of the Core submit forms, to make them mobile friendly.

Which means we can now finally introduce the Submit to Core feature in the CLZ Movies mobile app!
On the movie details page, click the Action button and choose Submit to Core. Your mobile browser will open, showing you a form for “processing” your uploaded data into the Core data. When done, tap the big blue “Submit Changes” button at the bottom (don’t forget this step!!).

Important: the Submit to Core tool is a perfect way to submit your corrections for existing movie entries. However, it won’t work for reporting problems like:

  • Missing movies
  • Barcodes being linked to the wrong movie
  • Box set barcodes only resulting in one movie

For problems like the above, the best way to report them is still to just contact us.

Looking forward to your error reports!

Improved: Select Mode and Action menu

The app’s Select Mode is a crucial tool for performing actions on multiple movie entries in one go, e.g. for batch editing, for removing multiple movies in one go, for updating the IMDb Ratings etc…
Entering Select Mode is done by tapping and holding on a movie entry in the list (also called a “long tap”). But through our daily conversation with users, it appears many users were not aware of this method.

So now, starting with today’s update, Select Mode can also be activated using the checkbox icon at the top. Just tap the button to start Select Mode, then tap on movie entries to select them.
Tip: tap the ALL button on the lower left to select all movies.

When done selecting, tap the Action button on the lower right and choose which action you want to perform on the selection.
(While we were at it, we also improved the look of this Action menu)

New: Action menu on movie details page

To make everything more consistent, we have now also introduced the Action menu on the movie details page, that is, the page where you can see the full details of one movie.
Click the Action button on the lower left to perform any of the following actions: Duplicate, Remove, Update IMBb Ratings, Update from Core or… the new Submit to Core.


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 22nd, 2021

Now available in the App Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Movies. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online movie database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

New: Submit to Core

Core is our central online movie database, the database that is searched when you add movies by Title or by Barcode in the Add Movies screen. In general, the quality of our Core database is quite high, with the movie information being provided through our official IMDb data license.

But still, with over 700 thousand movies listed, and over 1 million barcodes, some errors may occur, e.g. in the specific DVD or Blu-ray edition details. That is where our Submit to Core comes in, it lets you submit corrections to our Core entries, right from the app, so that you can help improving the Core.

The Submit to Core feature has already been available in our Movie Collector desktop software and our Movie Connect web-based for many years, but the online forms that were used were not compatible with small mobile device screens. So our lead web-developer Sven has been working on a complete rewrite of the Core submit forms, to make them mobile friendly.

Which means we can now finally introduce the Submit to Core feature in the CLZ Movies mobile app!
On the movie details page, click the Action button and choose Submit to Core. Your mobile browser will open, showing you a form for “processing” your uploaded data into the Core data. When done, tap the big blue “Submit Changes” button at the bottom (don’t forget this step!!).

Important: the Submit to Core tool is a perfect way to submit your corrections for existing movie entries. However, it won’t work for reporting problems like:

  • Missing movies
  • Barcodes being linked to the wrong movie
  • Box set barcodes only resulting in one movie

For problems like the above, the best way to report them is still to just contact us.

Looking forward to your error reports!

Improved: Select Mode and Action menu

The app’s Select Mode is a crucial tool for performing actions on multiple movie entries in one go, e.g. for batch editing, for removing multiple movies in one go, for updating the IMDb Ratings etc…
Entering Select Mode is done by tapping and holding on a movie entry in the list (also called a “long tap”). But through our daily conversation with users, it appears many users were not aware of this method.

So now, starting with today’s update, Select Mode can also be activated using the checkbox icon at the top. Just tap the button to start Select Mode, then tap on movie entries to select them.
Tip: tap the ALL button on the lower left to select all movies.

When done selecting, tap the Action button on the lower right and choose which action you want to perform on the selection.
(While we were at it, we also improved the look of this Action menu)

New: Action menu on movie details page

To make everything more consistent, we have now also introduced the Action menu on the movie details page, that is, the page where you can see the full details of one movie.
Click the Action button on the lower left to perform any of the following actions: Duplicate, Remove, Update IMBb Ratings, Update from Core or… the new Submit to Core.


Book Connect

Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection

September 21st, 2021

We’re on a roll with the Connect development, so today we can release two new features for your Connect software:

  • Search your collection by barcode, using CLZ Barry
  • Set your CLZ Cloud Visibility per collection

Read more


Music Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Music Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

Read more


Game Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Game Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Comic Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

Read more


Book Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Book Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

Read more


Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Movie Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

Read more


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.7.2: A fix for Shake to Shuffle

September 11th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Shake to Shuffle didn’t work while in Series folders

CLZ Music (iOS)

v6.5.2: Syncing box sets without cover caused a crash

September 11th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Syncing of box sets without a box set cover could cause a crash

CLZ Music (Android)

v6.5.2: Syncing box sets without cover caused a crash

September 10th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Syncing of box sets without a box set cover could cause a crash

CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.5: Six new features!

September 9th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Movies update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 6 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Movie” tool, for making a full copy an existing movie in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random movie
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Movie screen, for adding web-links to your movie entries
  • choose the currency symbol for displaying prices and values
  • set your own box set cover images

Read more


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.5: Six new features!

September 9th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Movies update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 6 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Movie” tool, for making a full copy an existing movie in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random movie
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Movie screen, for adding web-links to your movie entries
  • choose the currency symbol for displaying prices and values
  • set your own box set cover images

Read more



Just 2 weeks after the last major update, we’re back with another big 6.5 update, bringing 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Album” tool, for making a full copy an existing album in your database
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random album
  • choose the currency symbol for displaying prices and values

Read more



Just 2 weeks after the last major update, we’re back with another big 6.5 update, bringing 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Album” tool, for making a full copy an existing album in your database
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random album
  • choose the currency symbol for displaying prices and values

Read more


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links

September 9th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Comics update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Comic” tool, for making a full copy an existing comic in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random comic
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Comic screen, for adding web-links to your comic entries

Read more



It’s been a while since the last CLZ Comics update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Comic” tool, for making a full copy an existing comic in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random comic
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Comic screen, for adding web-links to your comic entries

Read more


CLZ Games (Android)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Games update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Game” tool, for making a full copy an existing game in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random game
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Game screen, for adding web-links to your game entries

Read more



It’s been a while since the last CLZ Games update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Game” tool, for making a full copy an existing game in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random game
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Game screen, for adding web-links to your game entries

Read more


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

Read more


CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

Read more



We have finally been able to free up web-developer Stijn from several long running “back-end” projects, so he is making good progress on all kinds of smaller Music Connect improvements.

In today’s update, 3 nice additions / tweaks:

  • Easier user interface for Columns and Sorting
  • Remove/Restore the automatic Core images for Front and Back
  • More fields available in Field Defaults

Read more



We have finally been able to free up web-developer Stijn from several long running “back-end” projects, so he is making good progress on all kinds of smaller Game Connect improvements.

In today’s update, 3 nice additions / tweaks:

  • Easier user interface for Columns and Sorting
  • Remove/Restore the automatic Core images for Front and Back
  • More fields available in Field Defaults

Read more



We have finally been able to free up web-developer Stijn from several long running “back-end” projects, so he is making good progress on all kinds of smaller Comic Connect improvements.

In today’s update, 3 nice additions / tweaks:

  • Easier user interface for Columns and Sorting
  • Remove/Restore the automatic Core images for Front and Back
  • More fields available in Field Defaults

Read more



We have finally been able to free up web-developer Stijn from several long running “back-end” projects, so he is making good progress on all kinds of smaller Book Connect improvements.

In today’s update, 3 nice additions / tweaks:

  • Easier user interface for Columns and Sorting
  • Remove/Restore the automatic Core images for Front and Back
  • More fields available in Field Defaults

Read more