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Comic Collector (macOS)

v18.3.1: Updated “Add Comics from CLZ Core” screen

October 18th, 2018

The Add Comics Automatically screen is now called “Add Comics from CLZ Core” and includes improvements to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

  • Renamed the “by Title” tab to “by Series”
  • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
  • Use the checkboxes in front of found issues to reveal a big blue “Add x as TPB” button!
  • Automatic Preview, just select a result (no more need for double clicking)
  • Right click on a Series title to Add Series to Pull List
  • Right click the results list to enabled In Collection filtering

In the main screen under View > Folders > Select Folder Fields you can now folder group on “My Rating”.


Book Connect

New: Group your collection on Release/Publication Year

October 16th, 2018

A new grouping option is now available in your Connect!

Click the folder icon top left and select Release / Publication Year to see all your items neatly grouped in a year folder. Click on a year to see all items that were released/published in that year!


Music Collector (Windows)

v18.4.4: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen

October 16th, 2018

We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Albums screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

We also fixed a problem with the quick search in the main screen that could throw an error.

Should you still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!


Movie Collector (Windows)

v18.4.7: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen

October 16th, 2018

We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Movies screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

We also fixed a problem with the quick search in the main screen that could throw an error.

Should you still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!


Book Collector (Windows)

v18.4.3: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen

October 16th, 2018

We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Books screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

We also fixed a problem with the quick search in the main screen that could throw an error.

Should you still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!


Game Collector (Windows)

v18.3.3: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen

October 16th, 2018

We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Games screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

We also fixed a problem with the quick search in the main screen that could throw an error.

If you do still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!


Comic Collector (Windows)

v18.4.3: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen

October 15th, 2018

We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Comics screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

If you do still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!


News

CLZ Alwin is turning 50! -> CLZ Birthday GiveAway!

October 4th, 2018

This is CLZ Alwin and I am turning 50 today, the big FIVE OH! To celebrate my birthday with our loyal Collectorz.com customers, we’re doing a CLZ Merch Pack GiveAway:

We’ll be giving away FIFTY CLZ Merch Packs, containing the famous Collectorz.com mousepad *and* the ultra-cool Collectorz.com black beanie!

Read more


Newsletter

[CLZ News] PC/Mac edition updates + first news about v19!

September 26th, 2018

CLZ Alwin here, with a September Newsletter filled with updates about our “Collector” desktop editions for Windows and macOS, including the first news about the upcoming version 19!

All of today’s topics:

  • Book/Music Collector for macOS: Improved Add from Core screens
  • All Windows editions: Improved stability + better Find Cover tool
  • All Windows/Mac editions: Version 19 is coming soon!
  • CLZ apps for Android: Easier to find Folder and Sort options
  • FIVE (!!) extra CLZ servers = no more daily backup slowness!
  • Connect: new customization settings, Dark/Light Skin selection coming up
  • Reminder: Switch from Collector to Connect, or vice versa, with our trade-in offer

Read more


Music Collector (macOS)

v18.4.1: Improvements to the Add Albums from Core screen

September 19th, 2018

The Add Albums Automatically screen is now called “Add Albums from CLZ Core” and includes improvements to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye.

  • Single Search Box: Just one box for searching (e.g. like Google or Amazon). No more separate Artist and Title boxes. Just enter (part of) the artist’s name and (part of) the title and you will get the best matching results. (see the screen shot below with “metallica justice” results”)
  • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
  • Automatic Preview, just select a result (no more need for double clicking)
  • Use the popup in the “Add” button to change it to add to “Collection” or “Wish List”

  • Easier way of adding multi-disc albums: Add multi-disc albums by selecting multiple results from your search. Just check the boxes next to the results to compile a multi-disc album and add it to your collection straight away:

Adding Multi-Disc Albums by Artist and Title:

Adding Multi-Disc Albums by Barcode:


Movie Collector (Windows)

v18.4.6: Stability improvements

September 19th, 2018

We’ve changed some code in various screens to make the program more stable and even less prone to random Access Violations.

After many support conversations with helpful users, we finally found out what the problem was: a dodgy 3rd party HTTPS component.
So we have now completely replaced that component with a better, more modern one, which seems to have resolved all Access Violation problems.

Fixed:

  • Stability: Took care of Access Violation errors that could pop up because of the old HTTPS component
  • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel

Music Collector (Windows)

v18.4.3: Stability improvements

September 18th, 2018

We’ve changed some code in various screens to make the program more stable and even less prone to random Access Violations.

After many support conversations with helpful users, we finally found out what the problem was: a dodgy 3rd party HTTPS component.
So we have now completely replaced that component with a better, more modern one, which seems to have resolved all Access Violation problems.

Fixed:

  • Stability: Took care of Access Violation errors that could pop up because of the old HTTPS component
  • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel

Comic Collector (Windows)

v18.4.2: More images now available in Find Cover screen

September 18th, 2018

We received reports that the Find Cover screen was giving quite a few “image could not be loaded” errors lately, and we’ve found an issue in the program that caused this. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to load almost any image you find now.

We also changed some background code in the Add, Edit and Main screens to make the program more stable.

Improved:

  • Find Cover screen: now allows more images to be shown and downloaded

Fixed:

  • Stability: We fixed a couple of Access Violation errors that could pop up
  • Add screen: Fixed a false “Barcode already in queue” error
  • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel
  • Edit Screen: Year dropdown for dates would scroll all the way to the top, now uses current year
  • Edit Screen: Date Pickers would sometimes not be able to pick today’s date if next/previous was used
  • Edit Screen: User Defined Fields: Date Picker button was in the wrong place
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Fixed syncing issues if the currency of Windows was set to something with a period (such as “kr.”)

Book Collector (macOS)

v18.3.1: Updated “Add Books from CLZ Core” screen

September 18th, 2018

The Add Books Automatically screen is now called “Add Books from CLZ Core” and includes improvements to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

  • Single Search Box: Just one box for search (e.g. like Google or Amazon). No more separate Author and Title boxes. Just enter (part of) the author’s name and (part of) the title and you will get the best matching results. (see the screen shot above with “crichton jurassic” results”).
  • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
  • Automatic Preview, just select a result (no more need for double clicking)
  • Use the popup in the “Add” button to change it to add to “Collection” or “Wish List”
  • Search by Publisher and Year: Getting a lot of results? Filter down to the book edition you’re looking for by adding the publisher and/or publication year to your search! (see screen shot below)


Movie Collector (macOS)

v18.3.5: Fixed Update from Core for movies

September 18th, 2018

Fixed:

  • Update from Core for movies wasn’t downloading new details

Game Collector (Windows)

v18.3.2: More images now available in Find Cover screen

September 17th, 2018

We received reports that the Find Cover screen was giving quite a few “image could not be loaded” errors lately, and we’ve found an issue in the program that caused this. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to load almost any image you find now.

We also changed some background code in the Add, Edit and Main screens to make the program more stable.

Improved:

  • Find Cover screen: now allows more images to be shown and downloaded

Fixed:

  • Stability: We fixed a couple of Access Violation errors that could pop up
  • Add screen: Fixed a false “Barcode already in queue” error
  • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel
  • Edit Screen: Year dropdown for dates would scroll all the way to the top, now uses current year
  • Edit Screen: Date Pickers would sometimes not be able to pick today’s date if next/previous was used
  • Edit Screen: User Defined Fields: Date Picker button was in the wrong place
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Fixed syncing issues if the currency of Windows was set to something with a period (such as “kr.”)

Book Collector (Windows)

v18.4.2: More images now available in Find Cover screen

September 17th, 2018

We received reports that the Find Cover screen was giving quite a few “image could not be loaded” errors lately, and we’ve found an issue in the program that caused this. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to load almost any image you find now.

We also changed some background code in the Add, Edit and Main screens to make the program more stable.

Improved:

  • Find Cover screen: now allows more images to be shown and downloaded

Fixed:

  • Stability: We fixed a couple of Access Violation errors that could pop up
  • Add screen: Fixed a false “Barcode already in queue” error
  • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel
  • Edit Screen: Year dropdown for dates would scroll all the way to the top, now uses current year
  • Edit Screen: Date Pickers would sometimes not be able to pick today’s date if next/previous was used
  • Edit Screen: User Defined Fields: Date Picker button was in the wrong place
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Fixed syncing issues if the currency of Windows was set to something with a period (such as “kr.”)

  • Book Connect

    Several new settings and improvements

    September 12th, 2018

    This week, we added several new settings and improvements, all based on your feedback:

    New setting for the List View: Wrap column content

    This new “Wrap column content” setting can be found in the Settings screen. It lets you choose if text in the List View columns should wrap to multiple lines or not.
    The default is YES / Checked. Uncheck this setting to keep your List View row as single rows, resulting in a cleaner list and more rows in view.

    New Date Format setting

    Also found in the Settings screen, this new selector lets you choose how dates are displayed, anywhere in the program where date are shown.
    Choose from:

    • 7 January 2018
    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 7 Jan 2018
    • January 07, 2018
    • January 7, 2018
    • Jan 07, 2018
    • Jan 7, 2018
    • 07/01/2018
    • 7/1/2018
    • 07/01/18
    • 7/1/18
    • 01/07/2018
    • 1/7/2018
    • 01/07/18
    • 1/7/18
    • 2018-01-07

    Core IDs can now be added as columns in the List View

    Now available in the Column Selection screen for the List View: The Core ID fields.
    E.g. for movies, add the Core Movie ID and Core Media ID fields to your lists, to quickly find movies that are not linked to our Core entry yet.


    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.11.2: Fixed: Update values from PriceCharting

    September 11th, 2018

    Update values from PriceCharting wasn’t working anymore which has now been fixed in this new build:

    Fixed:

    • iPhone: Lists in main screen did not scroll to top when the status bar was tapped.
    • ‘Already in collection’ popup was broken for recently added games.
    • ‘Not linked’ message could come up when updating games from Core for recently added games.
    • Update Values could give a 0 value for recently added games.

    Movie Collector (Windows)

    v18.4.5: Fixed an issue with Cover Uploads

    September 10th, 2018

    There was a bug in the latest version of Movie Collector that caused a problem in uploading custom covers. All fixed now!

    Fixed:

    • “Upload Cover” functionality didn’t work
    • More stability in the Add and Find Cover screens

    Movie Collector (macOS)

    v18.3.4: Update from Core now downloads box set covers too

    September 6th, 2018

    Update from Core for movies that are part of a box set now also downloads a front cover if it’s missing (and we have it in the online database).

    New:

    • Update from Core now also downloads front covers for box sets
    • Added Date now syncs with CLZ Cloud

    Fixed:

    • After adding by Title or by Barcode you couldn’t edit the price fields for your newly added movie
    • Add Screen: “Report missing movie” is now available from the right click menu

    Movie Collector (Windows)

    v18.4.4: More images now available in Find Cover screen

    September 5th, 2018

    We received reports that the Find Cover screen was giving quite a few “image could not be loaded” errors lately, and we’ve found an issue in the program that caused this. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to load almost any image you find now.

    We also changed some background code in the Add Screen to make the program more stable.

    Fixed:

    • Find Cover screen: now allows more images to be shown and downloaded
    • Add screen: Fixed a couple of Access Violation errors
    • Add screen: Fixed a false “Barcode already in queue” error

    CLZ Comics (Android)

    v4.11.4: Small maintenance build

    September 5th, 2018

    Fixed:

    • When syncing some comics were not added locally in rare occasions.
    • On phone devices: series thumbnails did not take the collection status in account.

    CLZ Music (Android)

    v4.11.2: Two new sort options!

    September 3rd, 2018

    By popular demand we’ve now added 2 new sort options for you:

    • Artist, then Original Release Year (asc.)
    • Artist, then Original Release Year (desc.)

    Both can be set to artist ascending and descending too!

    Changed:

    • The buttons to switch folders, sorting and view options have been moved to more logical places to make them more accessible.
    • The skins and templates options are now only available from the settings screen.
    • The selection mode button has been removed, just tap and hold on an item to start selecting items.

    CLZ Movies (Android)

    v4.12.4: Moved some buttons to more logical places

    September 3rd, 2018

    Some changes in CLZ Movies for you:

    • The buttons to switch folders, sorting and view options have been moved to more logical places to make them more accessible.
    • The skins and templates options are now only available from the settings screen.
    • The selection mode button has been removed, just tap and hold on an item to start selecting items.

    Fixed:

    • Update from Core could (in some cases) overwrite manually entered information for the Studio, Runtime, Imdb Number, Audience rating, Region, Distributor fields.
    • Box set image was not deleted on device if a box set is removed.