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CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets

November 5th, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

And if you have Android 8.0 or higher, we’re also including an “adaptive app icon” as of today which are in line with all your other app icons!

New: Add box sets as single entries instead of multiple movies

In July this year, we introduced the new Box Set adding feature in the Add Movies screen, where it automatically “knows” which movies are in the box, then creates separate entries in your database for all the movies contained, then “links” them using the Box Set field:

Most users love this new way of adding Box Sets. However, since the introduction we have learned that some users would like to add box sets as single entries.

So as of today, the “multiple movie entries” behaviour is now optional.

When adding a box set, found by title or barcode, you can now choose between:

  • Add box as 1 entry
  • Add box as [x] movies

Change your preferred way using the box set option button in the add screen:

Add box as 1 entry:

Add box as 3 movies:


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets

November 1st, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

New: Add box sets as single entries instead of multiple movies

In July this year, we introduced the new Box Set adding feature in the Add Movies screen, where it automatically “knows” which movies are in the box, then creates separate entries in your database for all the movies contained, then “links” them using the Box Set field:

Most users love this new way of adding Box Sets. However, since the introduction we have learned that some users would like to add box sets as single entries.

So as of today, the “multiple movie entries” behaviour is now optional.

When adding a box set, found by title or barcode, you can now choose between:

  • Add box as 1 entry
  • Add box as [x] movies

Change your preferred way using the box set option button in the add screen:

Add box as 1 entry:

Add box as 3 movies:


Comic Collector (macOS)

v18.3.2: Now fully macOS Mojave compatible!

October 31st, 2018

Some of you reported some issues in the Edit Screens in Comic Collector using macOS Mojave, which have now been addressed and fixed!

Fixes:

  • Searching for a creator or character wasn’t working (dropdown wasn’t opening to show all options)
  • The dropdown to choose a role for a creator wasn’t working
  • Dragging and dropping of images on the template or edit screen didn’t do anything
  • The price field in the Quick Fill pop-up (that pops up just after adding a comic) didn’t accept a value

Comic Connect

New for the Add Comics screen: Pull List

October 24th, 2018

New in your Add Comics screen: a Pull List tab, a useful tool for listing your favorite comic series, so that you can easily find them when you add your weekly purchases, or for quickly adding upcoming releases to your wish list.

To add a series to your Pull List, first find it using your Series or Barcode tab. Once you found your series, hover your mouse over the series cover to reveal a white star icon. Click the star to add this series to your Pull List.

Then, click the Pull List tab to reveal the series on your Pull List! Expand a series to see which issues have been released in the last 2 weeks, or still have to be released, and if you want, add them to your wish list!


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”.


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!


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:


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)


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.”)

  • 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

    Music Collector (Windows)

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

    September 3rd, 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
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Fixed syncing issues if the currency of Windows was set to something with a period (such as “kr.”)
    • 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

    CLZ Music (iOS)

    v4.11.3: New folder option: Original Release Year

    August 22nd, 2018

    New:

    • “Original release year” folder option

    Fixed:

    • Albums added by barcode could sometimes appear without any detail information

    Movie Collector (macOS)

    v18.3.1: New: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets

    August 9th, 2018

    New: Automatically add multi-movie box sets:

    During 2017, our content managers worked for months to enhance our Core online movie database with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

    As of today, Movie Collector for macOS can use this new Core data: Just use the enhanced Add Movies 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 movie” 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 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 switches now let you search each of these three Core section separately OR combined.
    AND: The switches also operate on the Search-As-You-Type suggestions, for even quicker searching and adding!

    New box set panel on movie details page, with movie list!

    A nice new 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!

    Change the order of movies in a box set

    At the bottom of the list of movies you will find a link to “change order of movies…” to modify the order in which the movies are displayed in the details page.

    New in the Add Movies from CLZ Core screen:

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

    • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
    • Checkboxes to turn on Movies, TV Series and/or Box Set searching
    • 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”

    New: Movies vs TV Series

    You can find a new “Is TV Series” checkbox in your Edit Movie screen. If you folder on this field you will get a “Yes” and “No” folder, so you can quickly split your collection into TV Series and Movies!

    Click the folder dropdown to select or create your “Is TV Series” setting:


    CLZ Movies (iOS)

    v4.12.1: New: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets

    July 19th, 2018

    During 2017, our content managers worked for months to enhance our Core online movie database with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

    As of today, CLZ Movies can use this new Core data: Just use the enhanced Add Movies 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 to Collection 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 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 switches now let you search each of these three Core section separately OR combined.
    AND: The switches also operate on the Search-As-You-Type suggestions, for even quicker searching and adding!

    New box set panel on movie details page, with movie list!

    A nice new 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!

    Change the order of movies in a box set

    At the bottom of the list of movies you will find a link to “change order of movies…” to modify the order in which the movies are displayed in the details page.


    Movie Connect

    Add Movies via the new Most Popular and New Releases tabs

    July 5th, 2018

    As some of you may know, we have a page detailing the 50 most popular movies of this week in our Core online movie database. It also details the new DVD, Blu-ray, 4K releases for last month and this month.

    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could quickly add those to your Collection or Wish List? Yes. It would. So we added 2 new tabs to the Add Movies screen!

    New: Most Popular tab

    Open your Add Movies screen and click the “Most Popular” tab to see the 50 most popular movies of this week in our online movie database. Select one to add it to your collection or wish list!

    New: New Releases tab

    The second new tab in the Add Movies screen is the “New Releases” tab showing you all new releases of last month and this month. Use the little expand button to see which editions are new (including their release date!).


    Movie Connect

    New: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets

    June 19th, 2018

    During 2017, our content managers worked for months to enhance our Core online movie database with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

    As of today, Movie Connect can use this new Core data: Just use the enhanced Add Movies 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 to Collection 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 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 box set panel on movie details page, with movie list!

    A nice new 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!

    Change the order of movies in a box set

    At the bottom of the list of movies you will find a link to “change order of movies…” to modify the order in which the movies are displayed in the details page.


    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.10.3: Bigger and easier to spot Add button!

    May 14th, 2018

    New for the Add Books screen:

    • Add button is now bigger and easier to spot (some new users missed the little round “+”).
    • Add button now “remembers” your collection vs. wish list selection. No need to pick from the Collection/Wish List popup menu every time you add anymore.
    • Remove from queue button is now bigger and easier to spot. Tap and hold on a barcode in the queue to select barcodes you want to remove.

    Fixed:

    • Accented characters in sortnames/titles were sorted incorrectly.
    • Main screen: the over-sensitive quickscroll bar in the thumbnail view has been fixed.
    • Edit: ‘Done’- button doest not scroll from screen on manual scroll.
    • Edit: New ‘Unsaved changes’ dialog.
    • Cloud sync: Sync reporting ‘invalid xml’ in rare cases.