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This is CLZ Alwin, trying to write this newsletter in the midst of all the pre-launch chaos at the office. There’s only 5 days to go until the biggest launch in CLZ history: The partnership with CovrPrice, for integration of comic values into our comics apps and software. Going live on October 4! Read the latest news below.

But before launch, we are going to to celebrate our 22nd anniversary, in Paris!

The topics today:

  • CLZ team going to Paris to celebrate our 22nd anniversary!
  • Coming up on Oct 4: CovrPrice values integrated in comic software and apps

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CLZ Comics (Android)

CLZ / CovrPrice : Launch date -> October 4!!

September 23rd, 2022

Great news: WE HAVE A DATE!
Launch Day for the CLZ / CovrPrice integration is OCTOBER 4 !!!

That’s less than 2 weeks from now… The teams at CLZ and CovrPrice cannot wait to show you all what we all have been working on for many many months.
In fact, we won’t wait… Sneak Preview screenshots below!

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It’s August 31, so I know you saw this coming: the August 2022 edition of the CLZ Newsletter. A bit of a quiet month, with many CLZ team members enjoying their well-deserved vacations. But still, a nice set of releases, strangely enough all about our comic database apps and software.
Also, in today’s newsletter, the latest news about our upcoming partnership with CovrPrice (ETA late September!).

The topics today:

  • CLZ Comics 7.10 / Comic Connect: Re-Link Core Variant / Improved Card View
  • CLZ Comics 7.11: Configurable Update from Core
  • The latest news about the CLZ / CovrPrice partnership

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Just 5 weeks to go before the CovrPrice integration goes live in the CLZ app and software.
So today, a quick remember of the CovrPrice trial offer:

Wanna give COVRPRICE a try? – $4 discount on your first month!

Just use this coupon code: CLZ2022
Follow the instructions below for the Promo!

1) Go to https://covrprice.com/ and sign up for the Free 10 Day trial
This will make you a BASIC (free) CovrPrice member, then…

2) After you’ve created a COVRPRICE account, click here for 30 days of Unlimited Membership for only $2.99 (coupon code: CLZ2022):

https://covrprice.com/register/unlimited-monthly/?coupon=CLZ2022

After 30 days your account will automatically revert to the $6.95/month account.

IMPORTANT: please note that this is a trial of the CovrPrice.com website, so that you can research comics and check out their value system. You will not get values in your CLZ software yet, neither will the CovrPrice.com site automagically list your database.

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.11.3: Series Images didn’t show for some TPB/HC series

August 19th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Series Images didn’t show for some TPB/HC series folders

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.11.2: Several tweaks and fixes

August 16th, 2022

Tweaks:

  • “Search by Barcode Scan” in main screen: now immediately shows the details page of the found comic.
  • Series Images: now use the Earliest/Latest based on Release Date, instead of Issue Number. Also, it now only uses covers from comics that are “In Collection”.

Fixes for iOS:

  • Adding from Core: Cover Price and Nr of Pages did not download anymore
  • Only on iPads running the old iOS 14: crash when refreshing Card View
  • Update from Core: the “Always show…” switch at the bottom crashed the app
  • Update from Core: did not clear selection after updating

Fixes for Android:

  • After editing Completed status, the series list did not update.
  • When down-syncing your customized Series name from Cloud, it used Core series names in some cases
  • Occasional crashes when editing Series entries

CLZ Comics (Android)

CLZ / CovrPrice FAQ

August 12th, 2022

Let me try to answer the most common questions about the upcoming partnership between CLZ and CovrPrice (CP):

Q: To get comic values in my CLZ app/software, do I need a subscription to CovrPrice?
A: Yes, that is correct.
To get access to the comic values from CovrPrice, you will need a subscription to the CovrPrice “UNLIMITED” plan, which is US $6.95 per month or US $60 per year.
You will also need an active subscription to your CLZ app or software. A grandfathered account will not suffice.

Q: So does this mean I need to use two different sites or apps?
A: No, that is not necessary, you will get the comic values *inside* your CLZ app/software. You do not need to go to the CovrPrice site to see the values.
However, because of the CovrPrice subscription, you *will* have access to the all functionality of the CovrPrice site, like seeing values for all grades for raw and slabbed, checking on value trends, looking up the actual sales a value is based on, etc…

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CLZ Comics (Android)

CLZ / CovrPrice collaboration, August 11 update

August 11th, 2022

September is getting closer, so time for an update about our upcoming collaboration with CovrPrice for comic values. But first, a quick summary:

CLZ / CovrPrice: What’s it all about?

CLZ and CovrPrice are going to work together, which will give you comic values from CovrPrice (for both raw and graded comics), right there in your favorite CLZ comic cataloging tool (CLZ Comics, Comic Connect or Comic Collector).

To get access to these comic values from CovrPrice, you will need a subscription to the CovrPrice “UNLIMITED” plan, which is US $6.95 per month or, when paid yearly, US $60 per year ($5/month).
You will also need an active subscription to your CLZ app or software. A grandfathered account will not suffice.

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core

August 9th, 2022

Another week, another CLZ Comics update!

Still no version 8.0 yet though, as we are saving that major version number for the upcoming huge CovrPrice update.

Today’s update is version 7.11, introducing a configurable Update from Core tool.

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Comic Connect

ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View

August 5th, 2022

In today’s update for your Comic Connect software, one new feature and some further tweaks to the new Vertical Card View (based on your feedback):

  • Relink Core Variant: easily link your local entry to a different variant in Core
  • Improved Vertical Card View: now including Grade/Value and Collection Status

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v7.10.2: Fixed colors for card view and an app freeze

August 3rd, 2022

Fixed:

  • Card view texts had the wrong color in certain situations
  • App could freeze in Series list when sorting on issue count

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View

July 31st, 2022

Nope, we won’t stop improving this app 🙂 Here’s version 7.10 already, with one new feature and one improvement requested by you all:

  • Relink Core Variant: easily link your local entry to a different variant in Core
  • Improved Card View: now including Grade/Value and Collection Status

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CLZ Alwin here, with the CLZ Newsletter for July 2022.

A large part of the CLZ team is currently preparing for the upcoming collaboration with CovrPrice for comic values. The developers are working on the apps, the software and our server side code, while the content managers are getting our Core for comics fully linked up with the CovrPrice database. We are planning to do a more detailed update on this project soon.

Still, with all that going on, we have been able to do quite a few other projects, mainly for the mobile and web-based software. These are our July 2022 releases:

  • For the CLZ mobile apps:
    • CLZ Games 7.5: More value data from PriceCharting
    • CLZ Comics v7.9: Filter your Series list by Completed status
    • Coming up, CLZ Comics 7.10: ReLink Core Variant / Improved Card View
  • For the Connect web-based software:
    • New collection view “Vertical Cards”
    • Game Connect: More value data from PriceCharting
    • Comic Connect: Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen
    • Comic Connect: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode!

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Comic Connect

Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode!

July 29th, 2022

Based on lots of feedback from members of the CLZ Comics group on Facebook, we decided to completely re-design and rewrite the Pull List feature.

This re-designed Pull List tool was already released for the CLZ Comics mobile app a few weeks ago. Today, the new design has also been released for your Comic Connect software, expanding it into a fully flexible way to browse recent and upcoming comic releases.

Here’s an overview of all the improvements:

  • View releases per week
  • List releases in series folders or as one “flat list”
  • New “My Series” tab: view releases for your existing series
  • New “Discover” tab: browse ALL recent and upcoming releases!
  • Easier adding of series to your Pull List
  • Easily open the full issue list for any series

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BBy popular request, we have enhanced our support for getting values from PriceCharting.com! And there’s more…

Here’s what’s new in today’s CLZ Games 7.5 update:

  • Support for the separate Box Only and Manual Only values
  • Support for the Graded values

    (“Graded” is now an extra Completeness option)
  • More hardware related stats and charts in the Statistics screen
  • You can now also set Tags for Hardware items

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By popular request, we have enhanced our support for getting values from PriceCharting.com!

  • Support for the separate Box Only and Manual Only values
  • Support for the Graded values (“Graded” is now an extra Completeness option)

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Comic Connect

Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen

July 18th, 2022

For this update, the main goal was to make the cover images in the Add Comics screen bigger, to make it easier to find the issue or variant that you own.

However, while working on that, we ran into some other things that could be improved, so we figured why not? So in the end, it turned out be a serious overhaul of the Add Comics screen 🙂

Here’s an overview of all the improvements:

  • Bigger cover images in the Issue List
  • The Issue List for a series now opens in a separate page
  • Preview Page now also shows a bigger cover image
  • And finally: the Add Comics screen is now a lot bigger!

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Book Connect

New collection view : Vertical Cards!

July 7th, 2022

Recently introduced in the CLZ mobile apps and instantly very popular, so now available in all five Connect flavors too: the Card View.
(And… because Connect already had a view called “Card View”, we renamed the old view to “Horizontal Cards” and named the new one “Vertical Cards” here.)

Here’s how to switch to new “Vertical Cards” view: on the toolbar above your collection list, click the 2nd button from the left, called “Vertical Cards”.

Check out the screenshots below:

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status

July 1st, 2022

Another nice update for your CLZ Comics app, with 2 new features that were requested by you all:

  • Filter your Series list by “Completed” status
  • New Setting for Series Images: Earliest Issue or Latest Issue

Filter your Series list by “Completed” status

This has been a recurring request since we introduced the ability to mark series as “Completed”. So we made it happen.
Just tap the checklist icon at the top and choose “Show completed” to only show all series that have been marked as Completed.

Note that the Series Completed flag is a manual flag. You decide if a series is completed or not. You can either set that flag in the Edit Series screen (e.g. from Manage Pick Lists) or just select multiple series in the series list, then choose “Mark as Completed” from the Action button menu.

New Setting for Series Images: Earliest Issue or Latest Issue

In your series list, the app has always shown the cover image of the latest issue for that series that you own. But some users indicated that they would prefer it to use the first or earliest issue of the series, because in most cases that is a more recognizable issue.

So we made it into a setting!

Other changes:

Next to the features above, we also added 2 other things, 1 requested (or demanded) by Apple, and 1 requested by the CLZ support guys and gal 🙂

  • Edit Series screen: modify the CLZ Series ID:
    This is sometimes necessary when your series entry is linked to the wrong Core Series. In general: only do this when instructed by CLZ support staff.

  • New “Delete my CLZ Account” option under Settings (iOS only):
    A new requirement by Apple, a way to to delete your account from the app itself. If you value your app, subscription and your cloud data, do NOT press this button!!! 🙂

Fixed for iOS:

  • New in the Settings screen, as required by Apple: a “Delete my CLZ Account” button.
  • Pull List: My Series now only works on your currently selected collection, instead of all collections
  • Small fixes to the most valuable comics statistic

Fixed for Android:

  • After tapping on a quick search series result, the keyboard wouldn’t automatically hide
  • Small fixes to the most valuable comics statistic


Last day of June, so here’s my June 2022 edition of the CLZ News.
This month, big news about our new collaboration with CovrPrice.com for comic values. Also, the first of many Connect updates and finally, 2 big updates for the CLZ mobile apps for movies and comics.

These are the topics for today:

  • CLZ is going to work with CovrPrice for comic values! ETA: Sept 2022
  • CLZ Comics v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode!
  • CLZ Movies v7.5: New report screen after Updating IMDb Ratings/Votes
  • Connect: Lots of new features and tweaks in one go!
  • Coming up for the Connect web-based software

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Book Connect

Lots of new features and tweaks in one go!

June 29th, 2022

A big update for your Connect software today, with several cool new features and some smaller tweaks, all in one go:

  • Easily add cover images by pasting into the Edit Screen’s Covers tab
  • New Month and Date folder options for all date fields
  • Improved Update from Core tool
  • “Move to Other Collection” now possible from details panel toolbar

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v7.5: New report screen after Updating IMDb Ratings/Votes

June 24th, 2022

Most of you are probably diligently updating your IMDb Ratings and Votes on a regular basis. After all, if you are in any way interested in IMDb ratings, it is important to always keep those up-to-date.

However, after running the “Update IMDb Ratings/Votes” and getting the “254 movies updated” message, have you ever wondered

“WHICH movies have been updated and WHAT was the change?”.

Well, not anymore, because with today’s update we are answering that question!

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode!

June 16th, 2022

Based on lots of feedback from members of the CLZ Comics group on Facebook, we decided to completely re-design and rewrite the Pull List feature. With this update, the Pull List tab in the Add Comics screen has been expanded into a fully flexible way to browse recent and upcoming comic releases.

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Great news for all users of our comic cataloging tools:
We can finally reveal which 3rd party we are going to work with for the upcoming solutions for comic values!
We are proud and excited to announce that our new partner for comic values is….:

>> COVRPRICE !!!

Yes, CLZ and COVRPRICE are going to work together, to provide you with the internet’s most reliable and up-to-date comic values, right there in your favorite comic cataloging tool!

This also means we can finally answer your most common questions:

  1. Will it only provide values for graded comics or for raw comics too?
  2. What will it cost?
  3. ETA???

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v22.0.5: Two bug fixes

May 31st, 2022

Yesterday’s build introduced a couple of small problems which some of you reported to us, so today we’re fixing those!

Fixed:

  • Link Screen: Trying to link a movie manually would present an “add” button
  • Edit in List: Fields could (still) be cleared when modifying the set of column fields during editing in list