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Many new customization settings

March 26th, 2020

A big update for Book Connect again, in which we introduce many new settings for further customizing your software to your own liking.
And while we were at it, we updated the Settings screen with clearer grouping and naming of settings.

Here’s what’s new:

Auto Capitalization

This is a completely new feature, for automatically capitalizing your book titles.
Auto capping can be done:

  • when adding books from Core. This is OFF by default as our Core delivers nicely capped book titles in general.
  • as you type titles in the Edit and Add Manually screens, very useful when adding books manually
  • by clicking the AutoCap (aA) button above the Title box in the Edit screen

The Settings screen lets you choose between 4 Auto Cap methods:

  • First Letter of Each Word with Exceptions
  • First letter only with exceptions
  • UPPER CASE
  • lower case

The Auto Cap Exceptions list comes pre-filled with a sensible list of common exceptions, but is completely user configurable.

Date Format

Choose how date formats are displayed throughout Connect.

Timezone

Choose your own timezone and all Date Added and Date Modified fields will be displayed according to that timezone. (previously these all showed in UTC time)

BTW: also new today: new column options Date/Time Added and Date/Time Modified, for showing the full added and modified timestamps.

Sorting

Two new options that control the sorting and how names and titles are displayed.

  • When sorting, ignore sort titles: check this if you prefer to ignore all sort title when sorting and just have the software sort on the regular Title field.
  • When sorting, ignore sort names for Authors, Narrators and Illustrators: check this if you prefer to ignore all sort names when sorting and just have the software sort on the display names.
  • When displaying, show sort title: when sorting by title, showing the actual sort titles that it sorts on can make your list a bit “easier on the eye”.
  • When displaying, show sort names for Authors, Narrators and Illustrators: showing the actual sort names that it sorts on can make your list a bit “easier on the eye”.

Audiobook length display

Control how audiobook lengths are displayed (in list, in the details panel, etc…). Choose from:

  • HH:MM, e.g. “1:57”
  • Minutes, e.g. “117min”


Recent changes

Many new customization settings March 26th, 2020 New Shelves View March 19th, 2020 Server-side settings / Favorites for Columns & Sorting March 10th, 2020 New: Re-assign index values February 20th, 2020 Faster loading of images through WebP image format January 27th, 2020 Improvements to Edit and Add screens January 17th, 2020 Sort your folder panel by the numbers December 6th, 2019 Create your own multi-level-folder favorites November 25th, 2019 Improved Statistics page, plus new breadcrumb/filter bar November 4th, 2019 Folder panel now allows multiple folder levels October 22nd, 2019 Many new fields, back covers and Update from Core tool! October 2nd, 2019 Add books by ISBN: add all scanned books in one go July 16th, 2019 New: Duplicate Finder tool May 23rd, 2019 New: Resizable columns in List View! May 16th, 2019 New: Manage multiple collections and Notes as a column January 9th, 2019 New: quick search box in the Folder Panel! November 16th, 2018 Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Book screen November 9th, 2018 Folder options menu now grouped into 4 categories November 8th, 2018 New: Switch your Alphabet Bar to use the Title field October 31st, 2018 Customize your software with four Skin choices! October 29th, 2018 New: Group your collection on Release/Publication Year October 16th, 2018 Several new settings and improvements September 12th, 2018 Easier setting up of CLZ Barry barcode scanner August 31st, 2018 Image and Card Views: Sharper, smoother, faster August 24th, 2018 New: link your books to Core with the smart Batch Link screen August 21st, 2018

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