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Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.6: Fixed an issue with hangs in the image browser dialog

June 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images.
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: New: Sort your author/title results with right mouse click

June 26th, 2017

New:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Right click the Author/Title results to sort on several fields.

Fixed:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Copy/paste text in search box wouldn’t enable the search button.
  • Link with CLZ Core:
    • When linking a book with unrecognized ISBN it wasn’t possible to submit it to CLZ Core.
  • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images.
Book Connect

New: Set a default view for friends

June 22nd, 2017

With all the sharing features we’re building we’ve now added a way for you to set a default view for your friends so they can browse your collection the way you want them to.

To set a default view for your friends:
Go to your CLZ Cloud / Connect page, login at the top right and set the columns, sorting and folder view you wish your friends see when they browse your collection.

Once you’re happy with the setup, choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu top right. Then click the blue button “Set current view as default view” and you’re done! Anyone viewing your collection for the first time will now get the view you’ve just set for them.


Book Connect

New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends!

June 21st, 2017

You can now quickly share your entire collection or one single item in your collection with anyone using the Share button at the top of your collection. You can share your collection or single item on Facebook, Twitter, via email or just copy a direct link using the Share icon top right.

Go to your cloud page, login at the top right, and use the Share icon at the top to begin:

Share entire collection

For your entire collection, make sure you’re on your Cloud / Connect page with all your items in view and then click the Share icon top right:

Share one single item

For one single item, click the item in your collection and then click the Share button at the top:


Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.1: A completely new Add Games screen!

June 14th, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Games Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Games from CLZ Core”):

  • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for every game.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a game by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a game, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a game, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.6: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a comic by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a comic, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a comic, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a movie by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a movie, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a movie, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed navigation issue and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • iPhone: After editing an album, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing an album, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed navigation issue and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • iPhone: After editing a book, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a book, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
Book Connect

Private Cloud Sharing

June 13th, 2017

This is a new way to show your collection list to specific people, without making it Public. Just set your Cloud Visibility to Private, hiding it from public view, then generate a secret Private Cloud Sharing link. Send this link to your friends and only they will be able to see your collection. Best of both worlds!

To change our Cloud Visibility, go to your cloud page, login at the top right, then choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu.


Book Connect

Improved searching in Connect and Cloud

June 13th, 2017

Previously, the search feature in the cloud viewer took you to a separate page showing the search results.

Now, the search is fully integrated into the regular collection viewer. Which means that you can now search, then further drill down using folders and/or the alphabet bar. Super handy, especially for large collections.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.5: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
    • Now automatically searches the series you were looking at in your app.
    • New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a comic, the app will now always find and show your last added comic in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your comics from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • Some barcode searches could return empty issues upon adding them.
  • Reading date was displayed twice in the ‘Clear’ templates.
  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a comic was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a movie, the app will now always find and show your last added movie in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your movies from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a movie was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Games from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a game, the app will now always find and show your last added game in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your games from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When tapping the “Platform” button in the ‘Unrecognised Barcode’ screen the app could crash.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a game was removed, the list would scroll back to the top
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing an album, the app will now always find and show your last added album in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your albums from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When an album was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a book, the app will now always find and show your last added book in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your books from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a book was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
Book Connect

New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature

June 9th, 2017

Another productive week here for our Connect pages! Our web developer Joe has finished work on 2 improvements for your Connect page:

New layouts in Edit Screen

We recently took a look at our Edit Screen and figured it was time to change some fields around as we thought they weren’t all logically placed. So for all 5 Connect titles we’ve now changed the layout and placements of your fields in the Edit Screen. We also consolidated all “Cover” tabs in the edit screens so they work the same in all 5 Connect titles.

New: Duplicate feature

You can now duplicate an item in your database. To do this, click on an item in your database to view its details, then at the top click on “Duplicate”.
The new duplicated item will be an exact duplicate of the previous item, but it will be unlinked. You can Link the duplicated item with the “Link” button at the top of the details page.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with Search-As-You-Type in the Add Screen

June 6th, 2017

Fixed:

  • “Search as you type”: choosing a suggestion would do a normal title search with many results instead of only that movie.
  • Right click and paste a text in the search box wouldn’t enable the “Search CLZ Core” button.
Book Connect

Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app!

June 2nd, 2017

We’d love to see more users enjoy the fun and ease of adding items to their database by scanning barcodes with their phone or tablet. So we also decided a couple of weeks ago to make our CLZ Barry app FREE (previously US $10).

New: Directly connect to CLZ Barry from Connect

Previously you needed a special program to connect and send barcodes to your computer, but today we added a direct connection to CLZ Barry on all “Add by Barcode” pages on Connect, which means you can directly connect to any mobile device running the barcode scanning app “CLZ Barry” and scan barcodes straight into your Add by Barcode page on Connect!

Reminder: What is CLZ Barry ?

CLZ Barry is the Collectorz.com barcode scanner app. It lets you:

  • Scan barcodes with your mobile device’s camera.
  • Instantly send the barcodes (the 12 or 13-digit numbers) to the Add page on Connect.

How to get started with CLZ Barry

  1. Open the App Store or Play Store on your device,
    then search for “CLZ BARRY” and download the app.

  2. Follow the Getting Started Guide to set up and start scanning.
    Getting Started for iOS / Getting Started for Android
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.4: New features for the Add Movies screen and some fixes

June 1st, 2017

New in Add Movies from CLZ Core:

  • Adding By Barcode: removing entries from the queue is now even easier (and easier to find). When moving your mouse over a queue entry, a small delete button will appear over the cover image. Just click it to remove that entry.
  • Adding By Barcode: new “Add Selected” option in right click menu, for adding the selected movies in one go. (Ctrl-click to select multiple)
  • Adding By Title: the “expand” arrow (for expanding the edition list) is now easier to find, as it how highlights when moving your mouse over an entry.

Fixed:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: when sending a batch of barcodes from a barcode scanner, it sometimes did not add all barcodes to the queue.
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: local front cover would sometimes be replaced with the online scaled version when down syncing.
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Books screen!

June 1st, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Books Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Books from CLZ Core”):

  • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more


Newsletter

[CLZ News] Progress on Connect, Movie Collector 17.1, free CLZ Barry, etc…

May 31st, 2017

CLZ Alwin here, with an action-filled May 2017 Newsletter.

Lots of new releases and big ones too! Here we go:

  • Movie Collector v17.1 for Windows: A completely new Add Movies screen
  • v4.5 for all 5 CLZ Android apps, with improved Add screens
  • Major progress for all 5 Connect editions
  • The CLZ Barry barcode scanner app is now free! (was US $10)

Read more

CLZ Music (Android)

v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new albums and albums on wish list by barcode
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen
CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning
  • Add Auto: Able to get a duplicate barcode in the barcode search queue by inputting it manually
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new movies and movies on wish list by barcode
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen