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Book Connect

New design and layout for book details page

October 11th, 2017

Now live, a new design and layout for the book detail page in both Book Connect and the free CLZ Cloud viewer.

Some highlights of the new look:

  • bigger cover image
  • backdrop (can be switched off in your settings)
  • circular author pictures
  • more logical layout and placement of all fields

Screen shot:

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

October 11th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Games from CLZ Core:
    • Failed search would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list
    • Expanding a result would sometimes scroll to a different part of the list
Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.1.6: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

October 11th, 2017

New:

Add Comics from CLZ Core: “check/uncheck all issues in this series” now also available when right clicking an issue.

Fixed:

  • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
    • When checking/unchecking all issues, the add all button didn’t update accordingly.
    • After adding an issue all barcode searches containing that issue would be removed from the queue.
    • Expanding a result would sometimes scroll to a different part of the list.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

October 11th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core:
    • Add as multi-disc album would sometimes add extra discs due to unexpected behaviour of multiple selection in list.
    • Failed searches would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list.
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2.5: Fixed invisible queue entries

October 11th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: failed barcodes search or submitted barcode would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.2.3: New: Manually change the order of movies in box sets

October 11th, 2017

New:

You can now change the order of box set movies from the details template or Manage Pick List. Click “change order” at the bottom of the list of movies in the template, then click and drag movies around to change the order in the box set.

Fixed:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: expanding a result would sometimes scroll to a different part of the list.
  • Editing a movie from a box set could mess up the order of the movies in that box set.
Comic Connect

Improved search results, plus Search-As-You-Type suggestions

October 10th, 2017

A nice upgrade for the search feature today, in both Comic Connect and the free CLZ Cloud viewer for comic collections!

We have completely replaced the search engine, making the searches much faster and giving you better, more focussed, less “fuzzy” search results.

On top of that, we have now added our popular “Search-As-You-Type” mechanism to the search box for quick finding and selecting a particular series in your database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching series, with small cover images.
    (for most series, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • This will instantly take you the issue list for that series.

Movie Connect

New design and layout for movie details page

October 10th, 2017

Now live, a new design and layout for the movie detail page in both Movie Connect and the free CLZ Cloud viewer.

Some highlights of the new look:

  • bigger cover image
  • bigger trailer video
  • more logical layout and placement of all fields

Screen shots:

Read more

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.2.2: Fixed a problem with formats for box sets and more

October 5th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Main Screen Details View: when there’s no order in box set movies they will be listed sorted on release year.
  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: adding a box set would not take the chosen format into account for the added movies.
  • Link Movies with CLZ Core:
    • The link screen was showing box set results as well but those can’t be linked.
    • Movies were not removed from the search queue after linking them.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.2: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets

October 4th, 2017

After many months of work from our content managers, our Core online movie database has now been enhanced with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

Today, Movie Collector 17.2 for Windows is the first to use this new Core data:
Just use the enhanced Add from Core screen to find a box set, either by title or by barcode, and our Core “knows” which movies are in the box.

See it in action:

Find and add box sets by barcode

Scan a box-set barcode and Core will show you which movies it contains. Click Add Box Set at the bottom right and all contained movies will be added to your database, automatically linked by a box set entry.

Find and add box sets by title

Alternatively, use the By Title tab and enable the new Box Set search to find box sets by their title.

Note: the new Movies, TV Series and Box Sets checkboxes now let you search each of these three Core section separately OR combined.
AND: The check boxes now also operate on the Search-As-You-Type suggestions, for even quicker searching and adding!

New design of box set panel in templates, with movie list!

A nice re-designed box set panel at the top of the movie details for each of the contained movies. Now showing the list of the contained movies, in the correct order, AND with clickable links to go straight to the other movies in the set!

Report unrecognized box set barcodes

Our Core online database now recognizes thousands of box sets by barcode, but of course, it is possible that you own one that is not recognized.

In that case, the Unrecognized Barcode screen will popup, which now features a special tab for Box Sets. This new Box Set tab will let you select which movies are in the box, so that you can add it anyway.

At the same time, the barcode and the movie list are sent to Core, to complete our database and to make sure that the next user who scans this barcode WILL automatically get the full info 🙂


Book Connect

New: Manage your pick list entries

September 29th, 2017

All Connect apps: Manage Pick Lists, edit, merge and remove pick list entries.

A Manage Pick Lists screen is now available in Connect!
Finally, you can easily manage your pick lists for Artists, Authors, Series, Genres, Formats, etc… To edit your sort names, merge duplicate entries or remove entries.

The new Manage Pick Lists screen can be found in the Tools menu top right (the wrench icon).

Read more


Newsletter

[CLZ News] Recent releases and current projects

September 28th, 2017

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the Collectorz.com Newsletter. In this issue, an overview of the September releases and some behind-the-scenes insights into our current projects.

Released in September:

  • All Mac editions: now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”
  • CLZ Games (iOS/Android): download game values from PriceCharting.com
  • All Connect apps: Manage Pick Lists, edit, merge and remove pick list entries
  • Movie Connect/Cloud: Improved search results, plus Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Current projects:

  • Movie Collector for Windows: better support for multi-movie box-sets
  • iOS apps: new “Selection Mode”, for easier batch removing/updating
  • Connect: Redesigns of all detail pages and Add from Core screens

Read more

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.10: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.6.6: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.6.5: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Autocorrect/complete was disabled on the note field in the edit/add manually screens
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Autocorrect/complete was disabled on the plot and note fields in the edit/add manually screens
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.9: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • ”Show more” buttons weren’t working in the iPhone versions of the Symbols/Bookshelf detail templates
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Autocorrect/complete was disabled on the notes field in the edit/add manually screens
  • Series/comic summary showed 0/0 when opening the iPhone app in series thumbnail view mode
  • Cover Artist was missing in the Clear/Carbon detail templates
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
Music Collector (macOS)

v17.0.5: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar

September 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
  • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.
Book Collector (macOS)

v17.1.3: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar

September 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
  • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.
Comic Collector (macOS)

v17.0.6: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar

September 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
  • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.