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Book Collector (macOS)

v20.1.2: New behaviour for the “X” close button and some fixes

June 23rd, 2020

New:

  • When using the X button top left, the program will now “quit” instead of “suspend” so that when you restart the program your database will immediately open again.

Fixed:

  • It wasn’t possible to add pseudonyms to authors through the Manage Pick Lists screen.
  • Manage Pick Lists screen could hide behind the Edit Content screen when opened

Book Connect

New Crop and Rotate tool for cover images

May 20th, 2020

New in the Cover tab of your Edit screen: built-in Crop and Rotate tools for your cover images!

Super useful for fine-tuning images that you uploaded or found through the Find Online tool. You can even Crop/Rotate images that you received from Core, in which case they will be automatically turned into a custom image.

To use the new Crop/Rotate tools, open your Edit screen go to the Cover tab and click the “Crop/Rotate” icon on the top right above the Front or Back cover image:

Then:

  • Click the Rotate icon to rotate the image 90 degrees to the right.
  • Drag the blue crop rectangle to indicate your desired crop area.
  • Click Apply to apply the changes.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v5.4.3: Fix for value fields

April 16th, 2020

Fixed

  • When a comic was edited, empty ‘value’, ‘purchase price’ and ‘cover price’ fields were set to 0.00.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v5.4.5: Fixed a crash in the edit screen

April 11th, 2020

Fixed:

  • The app could crash when editing certain fields.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v5.4.4: Fixes and maintenance build

April 9th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Downsync from CLZ Cloud, comics without series were not added.
  • Downsync from CLZ Cloud: cleared fields could get filled in.
  • Edit screen: Multi-value fields are now saved in the order they are picked.
  • Add from Core did not display subscription related errors.
  • Add from Core now suggests move to collection for WishList entries.
  • When scanning barcodes, the beeping sound was broken.
  • Field Defaults: ‘Storage Box’ was still called ‘Location’.

Music Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Comic screen and the Add Comics screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Artists, Genres, Studios) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Artist
  • Composer
  • Genres
  • Studios
  • Extras
  • Conductor
  • Orchestras
  • Tags

Adding Albums by Barcode: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by barcode (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the barcode now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the barcode was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the album details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some barcodes in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Game Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Game screen and the Add Games screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Genres, Developers) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Developers
  • Publishers
  • Genres
  • Tags

Adding Games by Barcode: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by barcode (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the barcode now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the barcode was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the game details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some barcodes in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Comic Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Comic screen and the Add Comics screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Genres, Tags) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Genres
  • Signed by
  • Tags

Adding Comics by Barcode: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by barcode (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the barcode now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the barcode was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the comic details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some barcodes in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Book Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Book screen and the Add Books screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Authors, Genres, Subjects) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Authors
  • Illustrators
  • Genres
  • Subjects
  • Extras
  • Narrators
  • Tags

Adding Books by ISBN: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by ISBN (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the ISBN now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the ISBN was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the book details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some ISBNs in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Movie Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Movie screen and the Add Movies screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Genres, Subtitles, Tags) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Genres
  • Studios
  • Extras
  • Audio Tracks
  • Screen Ratios
  • Subtitles
  • Tags

Adding Movies by Barcode: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by barcode (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the barcode now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the barcode was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the movie details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some barcodes in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Book Collector (macOS)

v20.0.2: Small fix build

December 17th, 2019

A couple of fixes today for Book Collector macOS:

Fixed:

  • Manage Pick List screen could crash on the box set field
  • Printing a list while in dark mode would print a black page

Music Collector (macOS)

v20.0.2: Small fix build

December 17th, 2019

A couple of fixes today for Music Collector macOS:

Fixed:

  • Changing the collection status of an album didn’t work
  • Manage Pick List screen could crash on the box set field
  • Index field would not increment correctly sometimes
  • Printing a list while in dark mode would print a black page

CLZ Music (Android)

v5.1.1: More editable fields

November 22nd, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Music app today, in which we add more new editable fields:

  • Recording Date
  • Studios
  • Live (yes/no)
  • Extras
  • Conductors
  • Orchestras

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


CLZ Music (iOS)

v5.1.1: More editable fields

November 22nd, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Music app today, in which we add more new editable fields:

  • Recording Date
  • Studios
  • Live (yes/no)
  • Extras
  • Conductors
  • Orchestras

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


CLZ Books (Android)

v5.1.1: Many more editable fields

November 14th, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Books app today, in which we add many new editable fields:

  • Illustrator
  • Cover Price
  • Extras
  • For audiobooks:
    • Narrator
    • Length
    • Abridged Yes/No
  • About the original book:
    • Original Title
    • Original Subtitle
    • Original Country
    • Original Language
    • Original Publisher
    • Original Publication Date

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.1.1: Many more editable fields

November 14th, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Books app today, in which we add many new editable fields:

  • Illustrator
  • Cover Price
  • Extras
  • For audiobooks:
    • Narrator
    • Length
    • Abridged Yes/No
  • About the original book:
    • Original Title
    • Original Subtitle
    • Original Country
    • Original Language
    • Original Publisher
    • Original Publication Date

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


CLZ Music (Android)

v5.0.11: Couple of fixes

October 2nd, 2019

Fixed:

  • Crash in Field Defaults screen
  • Edit screen: Edit pencil buttons were broken
  • Custom covers could upload too often
  • Some further modifications to the Manage Pick List screen and pick list pop-ups in the edit screens

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v5.0.3: Fixes update

September 14th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Add Screen: Year was missing from Search As You Type results
  • Add Screen: Barcode results could sometimes be wrongly highlighted in blue
  • Edit Screen: Renamed “Issue Title” to “Title”
  • Templates: “Star Rating” and “Read It” controls are back (under Personal)
  • Main Screen: The quick search dropdown could get stuck on the screen
  • Manage Pick Lists: Genres list was missing
  • Manage Pick Lists: Removed “Condition” (now Grade)
  • Updated a couple of warning pop-ups

CLZ Comics (Android)

v5.0.2: Fixes update

September 12th, 2019

New:

  • New setting to always display grade and/or values in list view
  • Added default values for the Grading Company field

Fixed:

  • Using “Update Values” could time out
  • Add to Collection button would sometimes not show in Add by Barcode screen
  • Returned the Edit Series button in the Edit Comic screen
  • Multiple Collections: Have/Want summaries now only show for the active collection
  • Templates: My Rating was missing (now found under Personal)

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v5.0.2: Fixes update

September 12th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Using “Update Values” could time out
  • Add to Collection button would sometimes not show in Add by Barcode screen
  • Returned the Edit Series button in the Edit Comic screen

Book Collector (macOS)

v19.0.7: Fix for link book screen and drag/dropping images

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Link books screen didn’t correctly search for ISBNs
  • Link books screen size and position is now remembered between sessions
  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background

Music Collector (macOS)

v19.0.6: Fix for link album screen and drag/dropping images

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Link albums screen didn’t correctly search for albums in Core
  • Link albums screen size and position is now remembered between sessions
  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background

Movie Collector (macOS)

v19.2.4: Drag/Drop images wasn’t working correctly

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background
  • Fixed an issue with importing an XML file

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.9: Fixed unrecognized ISBN pop-up

August 13th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Unrecognized ISBN pop-up was not working.
  • Re-added the modify author button in the edit screen

Game Collector (Windows)

v19.3: Add Hardware by searching CLZ Core

July 19th, 2019

The Game Collector software has allowed you to add your gaming hardware (consoles, controllers, etc…) to your database for quite a while. However, that has always been manual entry. Not surprisingly, one of the top feature requests for our game database solution has been the ability to add hardware automatically by searching an online database.

So… that is exactly what we created for you!

  • First, we set up a separate database in our Core for gaming hardware, with all the right fields.
  • Then, we created a in-house CMS tool for actually filling that hardware database.
  • At that point, the big project started for our content managers: finding console and accessory information online and manually filling the database with as many consoles, controllers, light guns, etc.. they could find. All with descriptions, box images, device images, backdrop images, sometimes even YouTube promo videos.
  • After many months work, our hardware database now lists 1500 console editions and just over 500 controllers.
  • So it is finally time to release our new “Add Hardware from Core” feature!

Active subscription required!

IMPORTANT: To use the “Add Hardware from Core” feature you need to have an active subscription for your Game Collector software (previously called “Update Plan ” or “Service Plan”).

Add Hardware

Find the new Add Hardware screen by clicking the Add Hardware button on the toolbar.

Add Hardware by title

This screen should be familiar to you as it works the same as the Add Games screen. Start typing the title of your hardware item, and pick it from the Search-as-you-type” suggestions.

Or refine your search by setting the type of hardware and picking a platform:

Add Hardware by barcode

You can also find hardware by scanning barcodes via the “Barcode” tab. Scan a bunch of hardware items and add them!

TIP: Use CLZ Barry to quickly scan a bunch of barcodes here!

Add Hardware Manually

If you can’t find your hardware item, you can click the “Not found? Add this hardware anyway” entry at the bottom, and add that to your collection.

Or just use the old menu Edit > Add Hardware Manually to do so.

Find Device and Box Image

Use the “Find Online” buttons in the Edit Hardware screen if you want to find a different device or box image!

Hardware in your collection

Hardware has been a part of our Game cataloging software titles for a while. You can edit a hardware entry the same as you can edit a game entry, and you can now add two images (device and box image) to them as well.

TIP: To quickly group on hardware, click the folder button and select “Games / Hardware”.

New: Sync your own back covers and audience ratings

Back Covers

With this big update for Game Collector we have another surprise for you: Syncing Back Covers!

We introduced a new checkbox “Custom Image” in the Edit screen for back covers of games. This checkbox will be automatically checked when you replace the Core image, e.g. by using Find Cover Online, by dragging and dropping or by using the Browse button to add a local image.

Once this Custom Image box is checked, that cover will automatically sync to and from the CLZ Cloud.

Same as with custom front covers, you can automatically check your database for custom images by clicking menu Tools / Maintenance / Auto Mark Custom Images.

Also, they will always stay marked as custom, so that even if you clear your cloud and sync everything again, they will re-upload automatically.

Audience Ratings

One of the top requested fields to be added to the sync is Audience Ratings… so this field now syncs to and from the CLZ Cloud.

What about the mobile apps?

We’ll be adding the audience rating and back cover fields to the sync of the CLZ Games apps (Android and iOS) within 3 months. Back covers (editing and syncing) will also be added to all Collectorz.com Movie, Book, Comic and Music products.