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This is Alwin, with the CLZ News for November 2022.
After months of working on comic related updates only (for our CovrPrice partnership), the CLZ team has finally been freed up to work on our other products again, phew!!
Which instantly resulted in two big 23.0 updates for the Windows editions of Movie and Game Collector (and in the meantime, both have already been updated to v23.1 too!).

Of course, the work on our comic tools has not stopped, with important updates for Comic Collector, Comic Connect and CLZ Comics.

All releases this month:

  • Movie Collector 23.0: Report screen after Update IMDb Ratings
  • Game Collector 23.0: New: Updated Values report and more value data from PriceCharting
  • Movie / Game Collector 23.1.1: trailer videos now appear as clickable thumbnails
  • Game / Comic Connect: Improved “Update Values” Report
  • Comic Collector 23.2: Re-Link Core Variant
  • CLZ Comics 8.1.3: Improved Update Values report screen
  • What’s cooking: new “CLZ Scanner” app / translations for Connect

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Game Collector (Windows)

v23.1: Game trailers now appear as clickable thumbnails

November 25th, 2022

Another update for your Game Collector software, that could make using the software quite a bit faster and more responsive!

In this update, we are changing the way Youtube trailer videos are shown in the details panel. Instead of an embedded YouTube player (which can be very slow to load), the trailers are displayed as a list of video thumbnails and title. Just click to open the video on the Youtube site.

This new setup has the following advantages:

  • Browsing through your games is a lot faster now.

    No more annoying “hangs” while the Youtube video loads.
  • It resolves the problem of many videos not being “allowed” to be embedded nowadays.
  • Clicking a trailer will now always open it in your default browser!

    (previously it always opened in Internet Explorer)

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v23.1: Movie trailers now appear as clickable thumbnails

November 25th, 2022

Another update for your Movie Collector software, that could make using the software quite a bit faster and more responsive!

In this update, we are changing the way Youtube trailer videos are shown in the details panel. Instead of an embedded YouTube player (which can be very slow to load), the trailers are displayed as a list of video thumbnails and title. Just click to open the video on the Youtube site.

This new setup has the following advantages:

  • Browsing through your movies is a lot faster now.

    No more annoying “hangs” while the Youtube video loads.
  • It resolves the problem of many videos not being “allowed” to be embedded nowadays.
  • Clicking a trailer will now always open it in your default browser!

    (previously it always opened in Internet Explorer)

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CLZ Games (Android)

v7.5.2: Updated menu and several fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Menu now shows last “PriceCharting Values update” date
  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • After searching in your own collection by scanning a barcode, the result will now show instantly
  • Add Game: when scanning a barcode and then add manually, the barcode is now filled in

CLZ Movies (Android)

v7.5.2: Updated menu and several fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Menu now shows last “IMDb ratings/votes update” date
  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • After searching in your own collection by scanning a barcode, the result will now show instantly
  • Add Movie: when scanning a barcode and then add manually, the barcode is now filled in

CLZ Music (Android)

v7.4.2: Updated menu and several fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • After searching in your own collection by scanning a barcode, the result will now show instantly
  • Add Album: when scanning a barcode or adding by Cat. No., and then add manually, the barcode or Cat. No. is now filled in
  • Details page of album wasn’t always updating correctly when editing “in template”


New:

  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Menu now shows last “CovrPrice values update” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status
CLZ Books (Android)

v7.4.2: Updated menu, new folder option and more fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Folders: You can now group on Original Publication Year
  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • Sorting on issue number wasn’t always working
  • Details page of book wasn’t always updating correctly when editing “in template”
  • After searching in your own collection by scanning an ISBN, the result will now show instantly

CLZ Music (iOS)

v7.4.5: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status
CLZ Games (iOS)

v7.5.3: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status
  • Update from Core could remove local web-links
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v8.1.5: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status
CLZ Books (iOS)

v7.4.4: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status

After months of working on comic related updates only (for our CovrPrice partnership), the CLZ team is finally freed up to work on our other products again, phew!

So today, we can release a nice update for your Game Collector software, in which we improve on the Pricecharting integration for getting game values.

  • New “Updated Values Report” after updating values from PriceCharting
  • 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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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen

November 9th, 2022

New in Update Values report screen:

  • Now shows the “report date” at the top
  • Tap an entry to visit the CovrPrice page for that comic!
  • “no value” is now shown as a dash “-“, instead of $0

Improved:

  • Improved navigation animations in the main screen

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v8.1.3: Fixed person icon for comics with “My Value”

November 8th, 2022

Fixed:

  • List/Cards: The “person” icon wasn’t showing for comics with a “My Value” filled in

CLZ Comics (Android)

v8.1.3: New features for the Update Values report screen

November 8th, 2022

New in Update Values report screen:

  • Now shows the “report date” at the top
  • Tap an entry to visit the CovrPrice page for that comic!
  • “no value” is now shown as a dash “-“, instead of $0



After months of working on comic related updates only (for our CovrPrice partnership), the CLZ team is finally freed up to work on our other products again, phew!

So today, we can release a nice update for your Movie Collector software, in which we improve on the IMDb integration. Not a huge “major” update, but since 2023 is getting closer, we are calling it “version 23.0” anyway 🙂

Anyway, about IMDb: 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 the change was?”.

Well, not anymore, because with today’s v23 update we are introducing a nice report that answers just that. Also, this updates makes it easier to update IMDb Ratings for your entire collection in one go.

Read more



Fixed:

  • Edit tracks: the “Add” button to add an artist to a track wasn’t visible

Game Connect

View Last “Update Values” Report

November 2nd, 2022

Today, two improvements to the PriceCharting features in your Games Connect software:

  • New “View Last Update Report” in the menu, to re-open the last “Updated Values” report
  • Updated Values screen now includes cover images!

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Comic Connect

View Last “Update Values” Report

November 2nd, 2022

Today, two further improvements to the CovrPrice integration in your Comic Connect software:

  • New “View Last Update Report” in the menu, to re-open the last “Updated Values” report
  • Updated Values screen now includes cover images!

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v23.2: ReLink Core Variant

November 2nd, 2022

Another update for your Comic Collector software, version 23.2, in which we introduce the “Re-Link Core Variant” feature, a new and easier way to link your local entries to a different variant in Core.

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CLZ Alwin, with a summary of CLZ’s busiest month ever, Oct 2022!
The month started with the CLZ team going to Paris to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. Then when back in Amsterdam, instantly rolling into our biggest launch ever: the integration of comic values from CovrPrice into our comic apps and software.
And then finally, dealing with all the questions about it, fixing some issues (pun intended) and releasing the first improvements based on your suggestions!

But I am happy to report that the launch was a huge success, with thousands of users signing up for CovrPrice and linking their CP and CLZ accounts! Users love seeing the values for their comics and getting an idea of the total value of their collection.

We will of course keep improving the CovrPrice features, but we can now finally free up part of the team for other, non-comic projects. We’ve got some cool stuff coming up!

The topics today:

  • The CLZ team in Paris, check out the pics!
  • Now live: Get comic values from CovrPrice in your CLZ app or software
  • Two improvements for the CovrPrice integration
  • Fixed: barcode scanning on iPhone 14 Pro
  • Coming up: CLZ Scanner app to replace CLZ Barry

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Comic Connect

CovrPrice Values: Export to CSV or Print to PDF

October 28th, 2022

A small but important update to the Comic Connect software and the CLZ Cloud site: CovrPrice values can now be exported to a CSV file AND include in Print to PDF reports.

IMPORTANT: to prevent abuse, this is ONLY possible when you are subscribed to CovrPrice on their YEARLY subscription.

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v8.1.2: Fix for Statistics and List/Card View

October 28th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Statistics: Value Statistics didn’t always show.
  • List/Card View: Value ribbon (and My Value icon) would sometimes show when they shouldn’t.