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Comic Connect

Add Comics is now a pop-up screen

April 13th, 2018

A small user interface tweak today:
The Add Comics screen is now a pop-up screen that lays over your comic list.
(previously it was a separate full screen page)

Looks cooler, feels more “snappy” and while adding comics, you can actually see the new additions appear in your comic list in the background!


Game Connect

Add Games is now a pop-up screen

April 13th, 2018

A small user interface tweak today:
The Add Games screen is now a pop-up screen that lays over your game list.
(previously it was a separate full screen page)

Looks cooler, feels more “snappy” and while adding games, you can actually see the new additions appear in your game list in the background!


Book Connect

Add Books is now a pop-up screen

April 13th, 2018

A small user interface tweak today:
The Add Books screen is now a pop-up screen that lays over your book list.
(previously it was a separate full screen page)

Looks cooler, feels more “snappy” and while adding books, you can actually see the new additions appear in your book list in the background!


Music Connect

Add Albums is now a pop-up screen

April 13th, 2018

A small user interface tweak today:
The Add Albums screen is now a pop-up screen that lays over your album list.
(previously it was a separate full screen page)

Looks cooler, feels more “snappy” and while adding albums, you can actually see the new additions appear in your music list in the background!


Movie Connect

Add Movies is now a pop-up screen

April 13th, 2018

A small user interface tweak today:
The Add Movies screen is now a pop-up screen that lays over your movie list.
(previously it was a separate full screen page)

Looks cooler, feels more “snappy” and while adding movies, you can actually see the new additions appear in your movie list in the background!


Book Connect

Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”

February 13th, 2018

We’ve just updated Book Connect to introduce an easy way to deal with “Unrecognized ISBNs”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the book to your database anyway, but also helps your fellow Book Connect users by instantly adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core central online book database.

(this feature was introduced for our Windows, Mac, iOS and Android versions earlier, and in the meantime, people have used this new tool to add over 180 thousand new books to our Core!)

  • In the Add Books screen, when a scanned or typed ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
  • In this screen, just enter the Author, Title, Publisher and Year (and find a cover if you want) then click Add to Collection.
  • This will:
    1. Add the book to your own database, with the information you filled in.
    2. Add the book to our Core central online book database.

The result: for the next user who searches for this particular ISBN, it will be recognized 🙂


Music Connect

Brand new Add Albums from Core screen

February 9th, 2018

Now live in your Music Connect software, a complete re-design of the Add Albums screen, with a new look, easier interface and new features.

Adding Albums by Artist & Title

Search by artist and title to see a list of matching album results:

Not the right cover image? Use the built-in Find Cover tool to pick the correct one.

Adding Albums by barcode

Scanned barcodes will be automatically added to your queue, with the album information populating instantly. Use the big blue Add to Collection button at the bottom right to add the selected album to your database, OR use the little blue “+” buttons to add straight from the queue.

Adding Albums by Catalog Number

Search by catalog number to see a list of matching album results:

New: Adding Multi-Disc Albums

New in the add screen: 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 a Multi-Disc Album by Artist and Title:

Adding a Multi-Disc Album by barcode:


Comic Connect

Brand new Add Comics from Core screen

January 16th, 2018

Now live in your Comic Connect software, a complete re-design of the Add Comic screen, with a new look, easier interface and new features.

Adding Comics by Barcode

  • Scan multiple barcodes in one go! Scanned barcodes will be automatically added to a queue, with the comic information populating instantly.
  • Use the big blue Add to Collection button at the bottom right to add the selected comic to your database.
  • OR use the little blue “+” buttons to add straight from the queue.

Adding Comics by Series

  • Search by series title to see a list of matching series results.
  • Expand a series entry to see the issue list for that series, with cover thumbnails!
  • Use the Asc/Desc switch at the top to reverse the sorting of the issue list.
  • Use the checkboxes on the right to select the issues you want to add.
  • Use the checkbox to the right the series entries to Select All / Unselect All issues.
  • Use shift-clicking on the checkboxes to select ranges of issues in one go.
  • When done selecting issue, using the big blue “Add x to Collection” button at the bottom to add them all to your database in one go.

Not the right cover image? Use the built-in Find Cover tool to pick the correct one.


Book Collector (Windows)

v18.1: Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches

January 10th, 2018

Our web-team has been working on this for a long time: a new search engine for Author/Title searches in our Core online book database.

And it is now available in your “Add Books from Core” screen!


What’s new?

  • Faster searches: Most Author/Title searches will give you results within a second. UNLESS our Core server decides to consult our “back-end” sources like Google Books, Library of Congress and other national libraries.
  • Better search results: The results are now more focussed, less fuzzy, as it will only show books containing ALL your search term words (as opposed to the old search that gave you books that matched ANY or your search term words).
  • 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”).
  • 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)

Fixed: Various font size and layout problems

This has been a long-standing problem: on Windows systems with the DPI or Font Size set to 125% or 150%, many screens had strange font size and layout problems, particularly visible in the Edit Book screen, but also affecting other screens.

This was a tricky one, but we have finally been able to fix these problems 🙂


CLZ Music (Android)

v4.5.5: Further improvements to the Add Albums screen

November 22nd, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Music app, we have made further tweaks to the Add Albums from CLZ Core screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Color high-lighting: Albums already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, albums already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Slightly smaller font for the album title, so that longer titles fit better.

Fixes in this update:

  • Crash when adding an artist to an album when the add manually screen was opened by tapping the “Not Found?”-cell in one of the the add auto screens.
  • After changing the sort order the list could sometimes scroll to a random position.
  • Small CLZ Cloud Sync tweaks.
  • After restarting the app it would sometimes repeatedly scroll to the last added album.
  • After manually typing a barcode in the add by barcode screen you weren’t able to search another one.

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.7: Further improvements to the Add Books screen

November 22nd, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Books app, we have made further tweaks to the Add Books from CLZ Core screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the book title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Books already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, books already “in collection” show up with a blue title.

Fixes in this update:

  • After changing the sort order the list could sometimes scroll to a random position.
  • Small CLZ Cloud Sync tweaks.
  • After restarting the app it would sometimes repeatedly scroll to the last added book.
  • After manually typing a barcode in the add by barcode screen you weren’t able to search another one.

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.7.3: Further improvements to the Add Games screen

November 22nd, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Games app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Color high-lighting: Games already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, games already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
    • Slightly smaller font for the game title, so that longer titles fit better.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.5.5: Further improvements to the Add Movies screen

November 22nd, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Movies app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Faster movie title search.
    • Color high-lighting: Movies already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, movies already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
    • Slightly smaller font for the movie title, so that longer titles fit better.
    • Search as you type now respects tv-series only/adult filters.

Fixes in this update:

  • After changing the sort order the list could sometimes scroll to a random position.
  • Small CLZ Cloud sync tweaks.
  • After restarting the app an empty details template could sometimes show.
  • After restarting the app it would sometimes repeatedly scroll to the last added movie.
  • After manually typing a barcode in the add by barcode screen you weren’t able to search another one.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.8: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen

November 21st, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Comics app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Color high-lighting: Comics already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, comics already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
    • Clearer result entries for Add By Barcode searches, especially in cases of multiple results.

Fixes in this update:

  • After restarting the app an empty details template could sometimes show.
  • Duplicate comic credits after updating coming from CLZ Core.
  • After restarting the app it would sometimes repeatedly scroll to the last added comic.
  • Small CLZ Cloud sync tweaks.
  • After changing the sort order the list could sometimes scroll to a random position.
  • After manually typing a barcode in the add by barcode screen you weren’t able to search another one.
  • Sorting not working within a series folder in the main screen.

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.14: Further improvements to the Add Books screen

November 11th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Books app, we have made further tweaks to the Add Books from CLZ Core screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the book title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Books already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, books already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.

Fixes in this update:

  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar

CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Albums screen

November 11th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Music app, we have made further tweaks to the Add Albums from CLZ Core screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the album title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Albums already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, albums already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.

Fixes in this update:

  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Movies screen

November 10th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Movies app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the movie title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Movies already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, movies already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.

Fixes in this update:

  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.6.10: Further improvements to the Add Games screen

November 9th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Games app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the game title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Games already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, games already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.

Fixes in this update:

  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar
  • No platform icons in platform folder on iPad devices

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen

November 8th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Comics app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the series name, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Clearer result entries for Add By Barcode searches, especially in cases of multiple results.
  • Color high-lighting: Comics already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, comics already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.


Fixes in this update:

  • Some covers (Preview art) weren’t showing in the main screen thumbnail view
  • Series have/want header in main list was cut off in certain situations
  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Games from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Edit Game/Hardware: Screenshot & Links: adding “image files” as local links would add them as “screen shot” instead.
  • Main Screen: Quick filter panel option “keep active” wasn’t applied directly after restarting software.
  • Edit Game: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.1.3: Maintenance build

August 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Multiple Comics Manually: the first two comics of the added list would get the same index number.
  • Linking Comics with CLZ Core didn’t mark them “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
  • Main Screen: Quick filter panel option “keep active” wasn’t applied directly after restarting software.
  • Edit Comic: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.

Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Add/Link Music Files:
    • Adding an album from music files will now leave the “Packaging” field empty instead of setting it from the Field Defaults.
    • Import from iTunes: Album notes’ first character was missing.
  • Edit Album: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding an album where a pick list item (such as an artist) was updated with new information, not all albums using that same artist were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
  • Main Screen: Quick filter panel option “keep active” wasn’t applied directly after restarting software.

Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2.2: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Link/Update Books with CLZ Core: if an ISBN can’t be found, the author, publisher and title are now filled in automatically in the “Unrecognized ISBN” screen, if they are known from the book you’re linking.
  • Main screen: Details Panel: characters with a link filled in were not clickable.
  • Edit Book: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding a book where a pick list item (such as an author) was updated with new information, not all books using that same author were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.8: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Add/Link Movie files: Link to Existing Movie:
    • Double clicking the column header in the movie selection screen would act as double clicking a movie and close the screen.
    • It wasn’t possible to resize the columns in the movie selection screen.
  • Edit Movie: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding a movie where a pick list item (such as an actor) was updated with new information, not all movies using that same actor were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
  • Adding a movie could cause a cast member’s image URL to be overwritten even when update setting “cast/crew images” was “Leave as is” or “Update empty fields only”.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Comics screen!

August 15th, 2017

Big changes today! For version 17.1 we have completely re-designed the “Add Comics from CLZ Core” screen (previously called “Add Comics Automatically”). The new screen is both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

  • A clear two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for both series and issues.
  • Automatic Preview of selected issues (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

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