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Software and app updates released in 2021

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.1: Now download values in other currencies

April 6th, 2021

This one is for the non-US users our Comic Collector software!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

To select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields, use the Option screen(choose Tools / Options from the menu). Then under Customization > Currency, choose your desired currency.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.3.2: Edit Multiple and Cover fix

April 6th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Printed by / Printing / First Edition / Paper Type / Photographer / Editor / Translator fields were not available for editing on multiple books.
  • Tapping on a book cover in the details screen did not show a full screen cover.


A huge update for your CLZ Books app today, which gives you many fields, the ability to add website links to your book entries and finally: a setting for choosing a currency other than USD!

New fields

The following new fields are now available on the Details tab of the Edit screen:

  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Translators

Add web-site links on the Links tab

A new Links tab is now available in the Edit screen, for adding web-site links to your book entries.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

Choose your own currency

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the Cover Price, Purchase Price and Current Value fields. Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.3: New fields, website links and: other currencies!

March 31st, 2021

A huge update for your CLZ Books app today, which gives you many fields, the ability to add website links to your book entries and finally: a setting for choosing a currency other than USD!

New fields

The following new fields are now available on the Details tab of the Edit screen:

  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Translators

Add web-site links on the Links tab

A new Links tab is now available in the Edit screen, for adding web-site links to your book entries.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

Choose your own currency

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the Cover Price, Purchase Price and Current Value fields. Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.



This is CLZ Alwin, with the CLZ News for March 2021.

We just started on our 2nd year with the entire CLZ Team working from their own homes. It feels like the new “normal” by now. Still hoping that we will all be working at our nice office again later this year. Time will tell.

Lots of releases in March, for Connect, the CLZ apps and the Windows software. Here’s what went live this month:

  • Connect web-based software:
    • Book Connect: New fields! Translator, Editor, Photographer, web-links, etc…
    • Music/Movie/Comic/Game Connect: New: add website links to your entries
  • Windows software:
    • Book Collector: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect
    • All Windows editions: Various improvements and fixes
  • CLZ mobile apps, for iOS and Android:
    • CLZ Movies 6.3: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb
    • CLZ Comics 6.4: Keep track of your Pull List
    • CLZ Comics 6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies

Read more


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies

March 25th, 2021

This one is for our non-US users of the CLZ Comics app!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

Then run Update Values again to retrieve GoCollect values automatically converted to your selected currency, using the current exchange rate.

Fixed:

  • Series cell “have summary” would display all comics for all your collections, instead of just the selected collection
  • Series cell “have summary” wasn’t displayed at all when filtering on Wish List
  • iPad only: sync screen would automatically close after syncing

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies

March 25th, 2021

This one is for our non-US users of the CLZ Comics app!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

Then run Update Values again to retrieve GoCollect values automatically converted to your selected currency, using the current exchange rate.


Book Collector (macOS)

v20.3: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect

March 24th, 2021

A small update to the Book Collector for Mac software today, just to help you make the switch to the Book Connect web-based software.

We have received feedback from Book Collector users that they were missing some field in Book Connect / Cloud, so a few days ago we updated Connect to add many of those requested fields.

Check out some screenshot here!

The new fields that were added:

  • Editor
  • Translator
  • Photographer
  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • AND: web-site links on the new Links tab!

Of course, the new fields now being available in Book Connect is of little help to you if you cannot sync your existing data from your Book Collector for Mac software.

So… even though we announced “no more Mac updates”, we decided to do one FINAL v20.3 update of the Book Collector for Mac software, to add support for the syncing of the new fields.

I hope this update will help you make the big switch to Book Connect!


Book Collector (Windows)

v21.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect

March 22nd, 2021

Last week, we added many new fields to the CLZ Cloud storage and the web-based Book Connect software, all based on feedback from our users.

Of course, new fields in the CLZ Cloud won’t help you much if you can’t sync them from Book Collector 🙂 So in today’s v21.1 update, we enhanced the CLZ Cloud syncing system to support all the new fields.

The following extra fields now sync to and from the CLZ Cloud

  • Editor
  • Translator
  • Photographer
  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • AND: web-site links!

BTW: an update for the CLZ Books mobile app is coming up soon, so that you can fully sync the new fields all the way to (and from) your mobile device too.


CLZ Music (iOS)

v6.2.5 Fixed a sync problem with artist sort names

March 19th, 2021

Fixed

  • Downsyncing would set the artist display name as the artist sort name.

Movie Connect

New: add website links to your movie entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Movie Connect software: add web-site links to your movie entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Movie screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.


Game Connect

New: add website links to your game entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Game Connect software: add web-site links to your movie entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Game screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.


Comic Connect

New: add website links to your comic entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Comic Connect software: add web-site links to your movie entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Comic screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.


Music Connect

New: add website links to your album entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Music Connect software: add web-site links to your album entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Album screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.



Fixed:

  • Downsyncing would turn an ampersand in the artist name into ‘& amp;’


A huge update for your Book Connect software today, which gives you a LOT of new fields, plus the ability to add website links to your book entries!

New fields on the details tab:

  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type

New fields on the new Credits tab:

  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Translators

New: add web-site links on the Links tab

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

The new fields showing up in the Book Details panel:


Music Collector (Windows)

v21.0.3 Extra Collection Status dropdown button in Add Screen

March 17th, 2021

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the extra dropdown button

We’ve added an extra Collection Status dropdown button to the left hand panel in the Add Screen:

Fixed:

  • Options: “Use Field Default” option for Collection Status didn’t work
  • Export to HTML was broken

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.4 Extra Collection Status dropdown button in Add Screen

March 17th, 2021

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the extra dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access. We already added it under the “preview panel” in the last build, but after many request, we’ve now also added the dropdown button beneath the left hand panel:

Fixed:

  • Update from Core: could give an access violation error if a comic did not have a grade set
  • Options: “Use Field Default” option for Collection Status didn’t work
  • Add Screen: Various text and color fixes

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List

March 17th, 2021

Now available in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store: CLZ Comics version 6.4. In which we enhanced the Add Comics screen with a new time-saving feature: the Pull List tab

The Pull List tab is where you can track your favorite ongoing series.

To add a series to your Pull List tab:

  • find it in the Series tab
  • expand the entry to show the issue list
  • then tap the Pull List “star” icon at the top

After marking your pull list series, use the Pull List tab to:

  • easily find recent releases, so that you can add them to your collection
  • discover upcoming releases, for adding to your wish list

IMPORTANT: “Pull List” is a premium online service, which requires an active subscription! In other words, if you are still in the grandfathered “Unlocked” status, you will have to subscribe before you can use this new service. To do so, just tap the App Status line in the menu.


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List

March 17th, 2021

Now available in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store: CLZ Comics version 6.4. In which we enhanced the Add Comics screen with a new time-saving feature: the Pull List tab

The Pull List tab is where you can track your favorite ongoing series.

To add a series to your Pull List tab:

  • find it in the Series tab
  • expand the entry to show the issue list
  • then tap the Pull List “heart” icon at the top

After marking your pull list series, use the Pull List tab to:

  • easily find recent releases, so that you can add them to your collection
  • discover upcoming releases, for adding to your wish list

IMPORTANT: “Pull List” is a premium online service, which requires an active subscription! In other words, if you are still in the grandfathered “Unlocked” status, you will have to subscribe before you can use this new service. To do so, just tap the App Status line in the menu.


CLZ Music (iOS)

v6.2.3 Fixed syncing of Artist sort names

March 15th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Issue where the sort name of an artist was not synchronised correctly with the cloud.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.3: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

March 8th, 2021

A great addition to your CLZ Movies app today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

Read more


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.3 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

March 5th, 2021

A great addition to your CLZ Movies app today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

Read more


Book Collector (Windows)

v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes

March 4th, 2021

Instead of jumping on the next big feature update, we decided to take a couple of weeks to work on various small improvements and fixes. Here’s what’s new and fixed in today’s update:

New: Clear your CLZ Cloud right from the Sync screen

No more need to login to the CLZ Cloud site and use “Clear Database” there. It is now possible to clear/reset your CLZ Cloud straight from the Sync screen, using the Clear CLZ Cloud button at the bottom.

BTW: please only use this when strictly necessary, in case of problems. Clearing the cloud and re-syncing all items is a heavy operation and causes seriously load on our servers. Thank you!

New: Find Duplicates results can now be exported to a TEXT file

By popular demand: you can now export the results of the Find Duplicates screen, either to take with you as a text file, or for printing.

New: Use the Statistics screen on a selection

Something that “got lost” when we replaced the old Database Totals screen with the fancy new Statistics screen: being able to see totals for the selected items in the main screen.
So… now that feature is back! Just select items in the main screen, using the checkboxes or Select All, then open Tools / Statistics to see totals and charts for just those items.

New: Filter area in status bar now highlights when a filter is active

A common question in support: “Why don’t I see all my items anymore”. Always turns out that a filter is active, either in the Quick Filter Panel, the Alphabet Bar or the search box.
To make this clearer, the Filter area in the status bar at the bottom now highlights in yellow when a filter is active.

Improved right-mouse click context menus, with sub-headers

Through the years, new commands kept being added to the right click context menus, and to be honest, they became a bit messy. So about time we cleaned them up.
All main screen context menu’s have now been cleaned up, re-ordered and re-grouped with nice sub-headers.

Fixed:

  • Card View: mouse wheel scrolling was broken
  • After Select All in list, some action bar button did not show up
  • After editing, the list did not scroll to the edited item anymore
  • Statistics: rare Access Violation while loading the screen
  • Picklist item images are now automatically resolved when folder changes
  • Update File Links: manual mode missing trailing slash by default
  • Unrecognized ISBN screen did not handle unstable internet connections well

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes

March 4th, 2021

Instead of jumping on the next big feature update, we decided to take a couple of weeks to work on various small improvements and fixes. Here’s what’s new and fixed in today’s update:

New: Clear your CLZ Cloud right from the Sync screen

No more need to login to the CLZ Cloud site and use “Clear Database” there. It is now possible to clear/reset your CLZ Cloud straight from the Sync screen, using the Clear CLZ Cloud button at the bottom.

BTW: please only use this when strictly necessary, in case of problems. Clearing the cloud and re-syncing all items is a heavy operation and causes seriously load on our servers. Thank you!

New: Find Duplicates results can now be exported to a TEXT file

By popular demand: you can now export the results of the Find Duplicates screen, either to take with you as a text file, or for printing.

New: Use the Statistics screen on a selection

Something that “got lost” when we replaced the old Database Totals screen with the fancy new Statistics screen: being able to see totals for the selected items in the main screen.
So… now that feature is back! Just select items in the main screen, using the checkboxes or Select All, then open Tools / Statistics to see totals and charts for just those items.

New: Filter area in status bar now highlights when a filter is active

A common question in support: “Why don’t I see all my items anymore”. Always turns out that a filter is active, either in the Quick Filter Panel, the Alphabet Bar or the search box.
To make this clearer, the Filter area in the status bar at the bottom now highlights in yellow when a filter is active.

Improved right-mouse click context menus, with sub-headers

Through the years, new commands kept being added to the right click context menus, and to be honest, they became a bit messy. So about time we cleaned them up.
All main screen context menu’s have now been cleaned up, re-ordered and re-grouped with nice sub-headers.

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the new dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access.

Fixed:

  • Have/Want list did not show for Series marked as completed
  • Find Missing Comics screen now also takes issues within TPBs into account
  • Card View: mouse wheel scrolling was broken
  • After Select All in list, some action bar button did not show up
  • After editing, the list did not scroll to the edited item anymore
  • Statistics: rare Access Violation while loading the screen
  • Picklist item images are now automatically resolved when folder changes
  • Update File Links: manual mode missing trailing slash by default