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Re-designed Edit Comic screen

February 13th, 2018

Live today in your Comic Connect software: a completely re-designed Edit Comic screen with an improved look, layout and usability!

New look and layout

We’ve moved some fields around and to have them grouped and placed more logically. You’ll notice that we’ve also updated the look of certain buttons so it’s all easier on the eye, and there’s only one big blue important “OK” button to save your changes.

Updated dropdown and pick list fields

The pick list fields have been updated so they’ll only show options from your own collection instead of all available options in our online database. This makes it a lot faster to quickly pick something from a pick list that you used before!

You can just start typing to filter to the pick list entry you want to use, or open up the dropdown to scroll and pick.

Multi value pick list fields such as the Tags field, have a blue plus button to pick a tag from your tag list. Click it, and either start typing or just pick a tag from the list.

New Pick List fields

We’ve updated the following fields from plain text fields to “pick list” fields. This means that those fields now have a dropdown which you can click to quickly pick an existing pick list entry for that field.

The following fields haven been updated from plain text to pick list fields:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Purchase Store
  • Owner

These field now all have a dropdown to pick an entry. You can also type into them to search or create a new entry for that field.

Panel with personal fields on all tabs

At the bottom of the edit screen we added a “sticky” panel that you can see on all edit tabs. This panel contains some of your most important personal fields so you can always edit them quickly.

New Find Cover pop-up

The Find Cover pop-up has been updated to the latest version we introduced in the Add Screen. Check it out:


Music Connect

Re-designed Edit Album screen

February 13th, 2018

Live today in your Music Connect software: a completely re-designed Edit Album screen with an improved look, layout and usability!

New look and layout

We’ve moved some fields around and to have them grouped and placed more logically. You’ll notice that we’ve also updated the look of certain buttons so it’s all easier on the eye, and there’s only one big blue important “OK” button to save your changes.

Updated dropdown and pick list fields

The pick list fields have been updated so they’ll only show options from your own collection instead of all available options in our online database. This makes it a lot faster to quickly pick something from a pick list that you used before!

You can just start typing to filter to the pick list entry you want to use, or open up the dropdown to scroll and pick.

Multi value pick list fields such as the Artist field, have a blue plus button to pick an artist from your artist list. Click it, and either start typing or just pick an artist from the list.

New Pick List fields

We’ve updated the following fields from plain text fields to “pick list” fields. This means that those fields now have a dropdown which you can click to quickly pick an existing pick list entry for that field.

The following fields haven been updated from plain text to pick list fields:

  • Purchase Store
  • Location
  • Condition
  • Owner

These field now all have a dropdown to pick an entry. You can also type into them to search or create a new entry for that field.

Panel with personal fields on all tabs

At the bottom of the edit screen we added a “sticky” panel that you can see on all edit tabs. This panel contains some of your most important personal fields so you can always edit them quickly.

New Find Cover pop-up

The Find Cover pop-up has been updated to the latest version we introduced in the Add Screen. Check it out:


Book Connect

Re-designed Edit Book screen

February 13th, 2018

Live today in your Book Connect software: a completely re-designed Edit Book screen with an improved look, layout and usability!

New look and layout

We’ve moved some fields around and to have them grouped and placed more logically. You’ll notice that we’ve also updated the look of certain buttons so it’s all easier on the eye, and there’s only one big blue important “OK” button to save your changes.

Updated dropdown and pick list fields

The pick list fields have been updated so they’ll only show options from your own collection instead of all available options in our online database. This makes it a lot faster to quickly pick something from a pick list that you used before!

You can just start typing to filter to the pick list entry you want to use, or open up the dropdown to scroll and pick.

Multi value pick list fields such as the Author field, have a blue plus button to pick an author from your author list. Click it, and either start typing or just pick an author from the list.

New Pick List fields

We’ve updated the following fields from plain text fields to “pick list” fields. This means that those fields now have a dropdown which you can click to quickly pick an existing pick list entry for that field.

The following fields haven been updated from plain text to pick list fields:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Purchase Store
  • Owner

These field now all have a dropdown to pick an entry. You can also type into them to search or create a new entry for that field.

Panel with personal fields on all tabs

At the bottom of the edit screen we added a “sticky” panel that you can see on all edit tabs. This panel contains some of your most important personal fields so you can always edit them quickly.

New Find Cover pop-up

The Find Cover pop-up has been updated to the latest version we introduced in the Add Screen. Check it out:


Movie Connect

Re-designed Edit Movie screen

February 13th, 2018

Live today in your Movie Connect software: a completely re-designed Edit Movie screen with an improved look, layout and usability!

New look and layout

We’ve moved some fields around and to have them grouped and placed more logically. You’ll notice that we’ve also updated the look of certain buttons so it’s all easier on the eye, and there’s only one big blue important “OK” button to save your changes.

Updated dropdown and pick list fields

The pick list fields have been updated so they’ll only show options from your own collection instead of all available options in our online database. This makes it a lot faster to quickly pick something from a pick list that you used before!

You can just start typing to filter to the pick list entry you want to use, or open up the dropdown to scroll and pick.

Multi value pick list fields such as the Genre field, have a blue plus button to pick a genre from your genre list. Click it, and either start typing or just pick a genre from the list.

New Pick List fields

We’ve updated the following fields from plain text fields to “pick list” fields. This means that those fields now have a dropdown which you can click to quickly pick an existing pick list entry for that field.

The following fields haven been updated from plain text to pick list fields:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Purchase Store
  • Storage Device
  • Owner

These field now all have a dropdown to pick an entry. You can also type into them to search or create a new entry for that field.

Panel with personal fields on all tabs

At the bottom of the edit screen we added a “sticky” panel that you can see on all edit tabs. This panel contains some of your most important personal fields so you can always edit them quickly.

New Find Cover pop-up

The Find Cover pop-up has been updated to the latest version we introduced in the Add Screen. Check it out:


Game Connect

Re-designed Edit Game screen

February 13th, 2018

Live today in your Game Connect software: a completely re-designed Edit Game screen with an improved look, layout and usability!

New look and layout

We’ve moved some fields around and to have them grouped and placed more logically. You’ll notice that we’ve also updated the look of certain buttons so it’s all easier on the eye, and there’s only one big blue important “OK” button to save your changes.

Updated dropdown and pick list fields

The pick list fields have been updated so they’ll only show options from your own collection instead of all available options in our online database. This makes it a lot faster to quickly pick something from a pick list that you used before!

You can just start typing to filter to the pick list entry you want to use, or open up the dropdown to scroll and pick.

Multi value pick list fields such as the Genre field, have a blue plus button to pick a genre from your genre list. Click it, and either start typing or just pick a genre from the list.

New Pick List fields

We’ve updated the following fields from plain text fields to “pick list” fields. This means that those fields now have a dropdown which you can click to quickly pick an existing pick list entry for that field.

The following fields haven been updated from plain text to pick list fields:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Purchase Store
  • Storage Device
  • Owner

These field now all have a dropdown to pick an entry. You can also type into them to search or create a new entry for that field.

Panel with personal fields on all tabs

At the bottom of the edit screen we added a “sticky” panel that you can see on all edit tabs. This panel contains some of your most important personal fields so you can always edit them quickly.

New Find Cover pop-up

The Find Cover pop-up has been updated to the latest version we introduced in the Add Screen. Check it out:


Music Collector (Windows)

v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

December 19th, 2017

NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
Add or edit albums in Music Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using the CLZ Music mobile app or directly in Music Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

  1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
  2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
  3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

Revamped Edit Album and Edit Disc/Track screens

A huge refresh of the Edit screens, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Albums from Core screen.

  • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
    With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

  • Clearer blue “+” buttons for checkbox list fields (like Sound, Extras)
  • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Format, Label, Packaging)
  • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
    Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

But it’s not all just cosmetic changes:

Improved interface for adding Artists, Musicians, Credits

The new interface helps you make better use of your existing person pick lists:

  • Cleaner lists, showing just Display Name and Instrument/Role.
  • Right-click to Modify the name and sort name of a person in the list.
  • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
  • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
  • To add an Artist to the list:
    • 1. click the “+ Add Artist” button, or hit Insert on your keyboard
    • 2. A new screen appears, showing your existing Person pick list.
    • 4. Type a few letters in the search box to find the artist you want to add, e.g. enter “spri” to find Bruce Springsteen.
    • 5. Hit the down arrow on your keyboard a few times to select the person from the search results
    • 6. Hit Enter to return to the Edit Album screen with the artist added to the list.

    ONLY when the artist is not in your pick list yet, there’s 3 extra steps:

    • 4a: click the New Artist button top right
    • 4b. enter/paste the display name
    • 4c. click OK

    A similar interface is now also used for the Genre and Studio fields.
    No more endless scrolling in a small check-box list to find the Genre or Studio you’d like to add. Instead, just click the Add button and making your pick from your pick list, using the convenient search feature if necessary.

    Improved: Edit Multiple screens

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    New screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Music Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • New Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Album screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • New interface for selecting and managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
      • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner look, in both Light and Dark styles.
    • Larger cover image.
    • New look of the track list.

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    Since last week, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Music Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Music Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

  • Game Collector (Windows)

    v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

    December 15th, 2017

    NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

    The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
    Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

    Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
    Add or edit games in Game Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Games or directly in Game Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
    No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

    With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

    1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
    2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
    3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

    Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

    Revamped Edit Game screen

    A huge refresh of the Edit Game screen, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Games from Core screen.

    • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
      With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

    • Clearer blue + buttons for checkbox list fields (like Genres)
    • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Platform and Format)
    • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
      Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

    But it’s not all just cosmetic changes:

    Improved interface for adding Publishers and Developers

    The new interface helps you make better use of your existing publisher and developer pick lists:

    • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
    • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
    • Right-click to Modify the name and sort name of a company in the list.
  • To add a Developer to the list:
    • 1. click the “+ Add Developer” button, or hit Insert on your keyboard
    • 2. A new screen appears, showing your existing creator pick list.
    • 3. Type a few letters in the search box to find the creator you want to add, e.g. enter “id” to find id Software.
    • 5. Hit the down arrow on your keyboard a few times to select the actor from the search results
    • 6. Hit Enter to return to the Edit Game screen with the developer added to list.

    ONLY when the developer is not in your pick list yet, there’s 3 extra steps:

    • 4a: click the New Developer button top right
    • 4b. enter/paste the display name
    • 4c. click OK

    Simplified: Edit Multiple Games screen

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    Simplified screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Game Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • Simplified Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Game screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • Simplified system for managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
      • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner look, in both Light and Dark styles.

    • Now shows just one embedded trailer video, with a trailer selection bar beneath to switch between multiple trailers.

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    Since last week, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Game Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Game Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

  • Comic Collector (Windows)

    v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

    December 13th, 2017

    NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

    The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
    Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

    Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
    Add or edit comics in Comic Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Comics or directly in Comic Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
    No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

    With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

    1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
    2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
    3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

    Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

    Revamped Edit Comic screen

    A huge refresh of the Edit Comic screen, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Comics from Core screen.

    • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
      With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

    • Clearer blue + buttons for checkbox list fields (like Genres)
    • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Series, Publisher, Imprint)
    • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
      Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

    But it’s not all just cosmetic changes:

    Improved interface for adding Creators and Characters

    The new interface helps you make better use of your existing creator and character pick lists:

    • Cleaner lists, showing just Display Name and Role/Alias.
    • Right-click to Modify the name and sort name of a person in the list.
    • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
    • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
  • To add a Creator to the list:
    • 1. click the “+ Add Creator” button, or hit Insert on your keyboard
    • 2. Select the creator type (Writer, Penciler, Inker, etc…)
    • 3. A new screen appears, showing your existing creator pick list.
    • 4. Type a few letters in the search box to find the creator you want to add, e.g. enter “stra” to find J. Michael Straczynski.
    • 5. Hit the down arrow on your keyboard a few times to select the creator from the search results
    • 6. Hit Enter to return to the Edit Comic screen with the creator added to the list.

    ONLY when the creator is not in your pick list yet, there’s 3 extra steps:

    • 4a: click the New Creator button top right
    • 4b. enter/paste the display name
    • 4c. click OK

    Simplified: Edit Multiple Comics screen

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    Simplified screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Comic Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • Simplified Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Comic screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • Simplified system for managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
      • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner look, in both Light and Dark styles.
    • Clear display of Series, Issue Number, Date and Edition.

    • Nicer display of contents of Trade Paper Backs:

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    Since last week, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Comic Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Comic Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

  • Book Collector (Windows)

    v18.0.2: Some fixes for the new Edit Book screens

    December 12th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Edit Book: plot field was too small.
    • Edit/Add Story:
      • You couldn’t directly start typing in the Title field when adding a new content entry.
      • Pressing “Enter” clicked “OK” which was wrong. It now presses the “Next” button like it should.

    Book Collector (Windows)

    v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

    December 11th, 2017

    NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

    The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
    Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

    Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
    Add or edit books in Book Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Books or directly in Book Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
    No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

    With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

    1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
    2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
    3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

    Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

    Revamped Edit Book screen

    A huge refresh of the Edit Book screen, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Books from Core screen. But it’s not all just cosmetic changes, here’s what’s new:

    • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
      With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

    • Re-designed user interface for adding and editing Authors
      • The Author list in the Edit Book screen is now a cleaner list, showing just Display Name and Pseudonym.
      • To add an Author, click the Add button top right. The new Select Author screen appears, showing your current Author pick list. Use the search box to find the author you’d like to add, typing just a few letters will make it appear. Select it, then click the big blue Add Author button at the bottom right. If your author is not in the pick list yet, use the New Author button to create it.
      • Right-click to Modify the name and sort name of an author in the list.
      • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
      • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
    • Clearer blue + buttons for checkbox list fields (like Genres and Subjects)
    • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Publisher, Country and Language)
    • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
      Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

    Simplified: Edit Multiple Books screen

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    Simplified screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Book Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • Simplified Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Book screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • Simplified system for managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
      • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner look, in both Light and Dark styles.
    • Re-designed and more compact Author panel at the top.
    • Clearer display of Genres and Subjects.
    • Now uses the book cover image as a subtle background image. Or opt for the “Plain” style for a “quieter” background.

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    Since last week, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Book Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Book Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

    Movie Collector (Windows)

    v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

    December 5th, 2017

    NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

    The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
    Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

    Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
    Add or edit movies in Movie Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Movies or directly in Movie Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
    No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

    With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

    1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
    2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
    3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

    Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

    Revamped Edit Movie screen

    A huge refresh of the Edit Movie, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Movies from Core screen. But it’s not all just cosmetic changes, here’s what’s new:

    • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
      With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

    • Re-designed user interface for editing Cast and Crew list:
      • Clean lists showing just Display Name and Character/Role.
      • Click the Add button top right and a new Select Person screen will show up, with a built-in search feature to make it super-fast to find the person you’d like to add. No more endless scrolling in a small dropdown list.
      • Right-click to Modify the name of a person in the list.
      • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
      • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
    • Clearer blue + buttons for checkbox list fields (like Format, Genre)
    • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Country, Language)
    • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
      Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

    Simplified: Edit Multiple Movies screen

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    Simplified screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Movie Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • Simplified Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Movie screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • Simplified system for managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to select from and manage your field presets.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner, clearer look, in both Light and Dark styles.
    • Now shows just one embedded trailer video, with a trailer selection bar beneath to switch between multiple trailers.
    • More compact episode lists for TV series, click Show More to see full details (images, plots, etc..)

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    As of today, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Movie Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Movie Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

    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.

    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”.

    Book Connect

    Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks

    May 16th, 2017

    At the moment our entire web-team, 3 developers, is working full-time on our Connect editions. And it shows: lot of improvements and small tweaks are being released in rapid succession.

    An overview of last week’s updates, now live in your Connect account:

    Faster editing

    This is a big one, as it makes editing your entries in Connect a lot quicker (and less annoying!).
    Previously, after editing an entry, the entire list refreshed which A. was slow and B. caused you to lose your place in the list.

    Now, the list does not refresh anymore. After an edit action, the edited item is simply updated with the new field values. Which is super quick and leaves you right where you were before you opened the Edit screen.

    NOTE: this change has one implication: If your edit action would cause the item to be sorted in a different place in the list, or even to be moved to a different folder, that will not happen immediately. A simple manual refresh is all it takes in that case.

    Updated Statistics screen

    We re-wrote the Statistics screen using different charting tools, which makes them look and animate nicer AND solves several browser-specific problems.

    Print to PDF enhancements

    The new Print to PDF feature can now be used on a selection of items. So just go to Select mode, select some items, then choose Print to PDF in the toolbar top right.

    Also, we have added a Margin setting, that lets you control the width of the margins of the generated PDF output.

    More column and sort fields

    We are regularly receiving requests for more fields to be available as column and sort fields. If technically feasible, we are adding these as we go. Some recent additions:

    • Comics: Release Date and Cover Price are now available as column fields.
    • Comics: Read It is now available in the Field Defaults settings.
    • Movies: Director and Format are now sortable fields.
    • Movies: Title Sort is now available as an Export field.
    • Games: Genre is now available as a sort field.

    Movie Collector (macOS)

    v16.2.4: Fixed an issue with the down button for episode order

    February 2nd, 2017


    Fixed:

    • Edit Screen:
      • Episodes: Move Down Button was not working correctly.
      • Cover Popups were not always prompted on macOS Sierra.
    • Add Auto:
      • Fixed an issue where an “Untitled Movie” could be added to the collection.
      • Sometimes “Already in Collection” popup was prompting endlessly.

    Comic Collector (macOS)

    v16.1.8: Fixed some cover issues

    February 2nd, 2017


    Fixed:

    • Edit Screen: Content: adding a cover for a story/TPB Issue, was resulting in adding a cover for the main issue.
    • Edit Screen: Cover Popups were not always prompted on macOS Sierra.

    CLZ Books (iOS)

    v4.3.5: Added more fields to “Unrecognized ISBN” screen

    January 24th, 2017

    New:

    • Redesigned missing ISBN screen with additional fields

    Fixed:

    • Edit buttons missing for manage pick list fields in the edit screen

    CLZ Music (Android)

    v4.4.5: Maintenance build

    January 18th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Facebook sign up button not working
    • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
    • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous album button

    CLZ Movies (Android)

    v4.3.10: Maintenance build

    January 18th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Crashing merge dialog in the manage pick list screen on Android 6.0+ devices
    • Facebook sign up button not working
    • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
    • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous movie button

    CLZ Games (Android)

    v4.3.8: Maintenance build

    January 18th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Crashing merge dialog in the manage pick list screen on Android 6.0+ devices
    • Facebook sign up button not working
    • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
    • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous game button

    Music Collector (macOS)

    v16.1.8: Improved Edit Screen and Templates and more

    January 17th, 2017


    Fixed:

    • Edit Screen:
      • Composition Table: columns could not be resized beyond certain size.
      • Tracks Screen: column widths were not remembered.
      • Edit Track Screen: Credits: Roles were sometimes reverted to “Engineer”.
    • Add Music Files: artists with accents were not imported.
    • Play music: tracks were not played in the right order on iTunes when playing an album.
    • Discs, Headers & Tracks total time didn’t include subtracks time.
    • Templates:
      • Cobalt and Carbon templates: Choruses were not always displayed.
      • Templates: Fixed naming of discs in single- vs. multi-disc albums.

    CLZ Movies (iOS)

    v4.3.3: Redesigned “Edit Movie” screen and new folder grouping options

    January 13th, 2017

    New:

    • Edit screen with tabs (main details/personal details)
    • Added location as an option in the manage pick list screen
    • Added folder options: producer, writer, musician, cinematographer, distributor, store, packaging, edition, consition, subtitle, aspectratio
    • Main list
      • Scroll position now remembered after editing/removing a movie
      • Now updates live after editing a movie

    Fixed:

    • Missing ‘show all’ folder item in empty folders on tablet devices
    • List view section headers stopping at X
    • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen
    • Barcode can be added with voice dictation
    • App was occasionally crashing when searching for a title
    • Background image issue in the backdrop templates on phone devices

    CLZ Comics (iOS)

    v4.3.2: New folder options and redesigned edit screen

    January 13th, 2017

    New:

    • New Folder options: format, store, age, color, country, crossover, edition, genre, language, story arc.
    • Edit screen is now split into two tabs (Main / Personal).
    • After editing/removing a comic, the app now remembers the list’s scroll position.

    Fixed:

    • After editing a comic, the changed values were not immediately visible in the list.
    • Alphabet sections in list were broken after “X”.
    • Adding by Barcode: barcodes can now be entered with voice dictation.
    • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen.
    • ‘Show all’ folder item was missing in empty folders on tablet devices.