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Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Contents: Why sign up? Synchronize with CLZ Cloud How the CLZ Cloud works Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

How the CLZ Cloud works

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud is a service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac Book Collector to CLZ Books on iOS / Android, but also to sync between your mobile…

How much space does the app require?

Reference » Requirements » How much space does the app require?

CLZ Books itself takes a little less than 18 MB (phone) or 12 MB (tablet) of space on your device. Depending on how many books you’re going to catalog, the app will require a more space on your device. Below you will find an indication of how much extra space…

Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud is a completely different one than we have in the CLZ Cloud. Perhaps you have opened a different database file? Solution 1: Open the correct database Open the same database that we have in CLZ Cloud for you.…

Removing unused pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Removing unused pick list items

Removing unused pick list items: You may have some pick list items that you don’t use anymore. You can remove them: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to remove…

Choosing View Modes

Browsing your database » Choosing View Modes

CLZ Books has 2 view modes for your books: List: Shows a small thumbnail of your book, the Author/Title and a couple of other pre-selected fields. Cover Wall: View your collection by cover image. Tap the 3 dots icon in the main screen and then “Switch…

Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

The CLZ Books app comes with free cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. When you’re using CLZ Books, we strongly recommend using the CLZ Cloud to: Make an online backup of your book collection data. Synch your book data between devices…

Adding by Author/Title

Adding books » Adding by Author/Title

Here’s how to add a book to your collection by Author/Title: Tap the Add Books button: In the Add Books screen, select the Author/Title tab at the top. Enter the Author/Title of the book you want to add. Tap the matching book result. Now tap the big blue…

Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Have you been using one of our other book cataloging solutions, like Book Collector or Book Connect, or maybe the CLZ Books app on another device? Then you probably already have an existing book collection stored in your CLZ Cloud account. Here’s how to download…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a book When you edit a book and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered in the list, you can just select…

Editing a pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Editing a pick list item

Editing a pick list item: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to work on. Tap on any of the pick list items to edit it. !Warning: any change you make to an existing pick…

Editing books

Managing your database » Editing books

After adding some books to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Merging pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Merging pick list items

Merging pick list items: Accidentally got two or more pick list items that are the same? You can merge them: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to work on. Tap on the…

Adding by ISBN

Adding books » Adding by ISBN

Adding books by scanning their ISBN barcode If you are cataloging your books, the best way to add books to CLZ Books is by scanning their ISBN barcodes with your device’s camera. If you have a compatible device you can scan ISBNs using your device…

Field Defaults

Adding books » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new book additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

Adding your first books

Getting started » Adding your first books

CLZ Books lets you catalog your books without manually entering all the details. Just search our Core online book database by scanning ISBN barcodes or search for author and title, then auto-download plot summary, genre and subjects, number of pages, publication date,…

Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Book Collector » Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Books using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Books is not on the…

Change Settings

Reference » Change Settings

Hit the Settings button to open up the settings menu: CLZ Account: Login Details Login to your CLZ Account here, request your password or create a new CLZ Account if you don’t have one. Barcode Scanning Use the switches to turnbarcode scanning sounds and…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every book you add to your collection, CLZ Books stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit, delete…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing books » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud has been synced before, but to a different CLZ Account. This can happen if you have more than one CLZ Account with us. Solution 1: Login with the correct CLZ Account Windows / Mac desktop software Close the…

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing books » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your books. Alternatively you can change the existing cover by something from your image gallery, or you can upload your own cover to the CLZ Cloud from here. Start by selecting a book and opening up…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

You can’t export directly from CLZ Books on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync screen. Tap the Sync Changes button…

Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to CLZ Books on your mobile device. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Collection vs Wish List

Browsing your database » Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Books can not only keep track of the books in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding books, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add books to your…

Grouping into folders

Browsing your database » Grouping into folders

When you have a lot of books in your collection, it can be useful to group them together. You may want to group your collection on Authors so you can view all your books from the same author together in 1 folder per author. Tap on the CLZ Books icon (top left of…

Print your collection

Importing / Exporting » Print your collection

You can’t print directly from CLZ Books on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website and then print from a computer. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync…

Subscribing to CLZ Books

Getting started » Subscribing to CLZ Books

CLZ Books is a subscription app. You need an active subscription to use the CLZ Books online services: CLZ Core: For adding books by ISBN or by author and title CLZ Cloud: For online backups, syncing between devices, syncing with Book Collector or Book Connect, and…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Books! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Books app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your book collection. Just getting started cataloging your books? Then here’s how to add the first books to your database. *TIP:…

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use the central cover images from Core for Books. Only if you’ve manually modified or added a cover yourself it will be marked as Custom Image and syncs with your CLZ Cloud. Sync Custom…

Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

After storing so many books in CLZ Books it’s always smart to have a backup. It’s also useful if you can restore your subscription on any device, any time. We offer you a way to do that by syncing your complete database and subscription to the CLZ Cloud.…

My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

Troubleshooting » My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

There can be a couple of reasons your app is locked. Please select the situation that applies to you: Situation 1: I’ve paid for the app before. Situation 2: I’m unable to sync my subscription back to my device. Situation 3: I’ve never synced my…

I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By ISBN”

Troubleshooting » I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By ISBN”

If no “scan” button appears in your “by ISBN” screen, it means your device may not have an auto-focus camera that our App can use to scan barcodes correctly. We’ve had to disable barcode scanning on “non-auto-focus-camera”…

Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Windows / Mac Click on menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” or click this button on the toolbar: The program will now check if there are any changes that need to be synced up or down. Click the “Sync Changes” button to process all changes. *If…

Sorting

Browsing your database » Sorting

With your books stored digitally in your mobile device you can quickly sort your list on a number of fields. Tap the Sort button: You now see the Sort Options. Tap on the field you wish to sort your books on. You can only sort on the fields you see presented…

Different number of books in desktop, cloud and app

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Different number of books in desktop, cloud and app

In some rare situations, your desktop, cloud and mobile app database can get “out-of-sync”, causing a different number of books to be listed. The solution is simple, but may take some time. In short: Clear your CLZ Cloud. Upload your most up-to-date…

Adding Manually

Adding books » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a book in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add…

Use your existing subscription

Troubleshooting » Use your existing subscription

If you’ve already purchased a subscription to CLZ Books before, here’s how you can use it on a different mobile device: Tap the top left icon to open the left side menu. Tap “CLZ Account” at the top. At the bottom, tap “I already have…

Removing books

Managing your database » Removing books

Removing a book Remove entire collection Removing a book Removing one book on a phone device: Tap “a book” to view the details. Tap on the “recycle bin” icon at the top. Removing 1 or more books on a phone/tablet device: Note: This…

Uploading Images

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Uploading Images

Book Collector will try to upsync cover images for books that don’t already have a cover in the CLZ Cloud. The images are restricted to 500kb in size, if your images are larger than this, they won’t be uploaded. Images are only automatically upsynced to…

Requirements

Reference » Requirements

To get the most out of CLZ Books, make sure you at least have: An Android running Android OS 4.0.3 or up. An Internet connection (only while adding/automatically updating books or syncing with CLZ Cloud). For barcode scanning: A device with a camera that can do…

Multiple collections

Managing your database » Multiple collections

CLZ Books allows multiple sub-collections within your app. The collections will appear in the menu that you can open from the top left, so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Open the menu top left and tap “Add…

CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Pick the item you wish to know more about: Warning: You need to sync the old way. Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud Errors in Sync…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Direct import from Book Collector

Reference » Direct import from Book Collector

!This feature is only available for backwards compatibility. It is not developed or supported anymore. To transfer data from Book Collector, we strongly recommend to use the CLZ Cloud syncing!. Here’s how to transfer data from the Book Collector desktop…

Need help?

Troubleshooting » Need help?

If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail. You can find a contact form on the CLZ Mobile website.

Your CLZ Account

Reference » Your CLZ Account

What is a CLZ Account? A CLZ Account is a generic Collectorz.com customer account, a login (a CLZ Username and Password) for several different Collectorz.com online services: Log in to the My.CLZ.com site to access your licenses, subscriptions and download…

Why sign up?

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Why sign up?

The subscription to the CLZ Books app comes with cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. To use your CLZ Cloud, you need a CLZ Account. Advantages of using CLZ Cloud: When you’re using CLZ Books, you can use the CLZ Cloud to: Make an…

Adding books

Adding books

You can add books to CLZ Books in a variety of ways. Select one of the methods below to learn how. Adding by Barcode Adding by Title Adding Manually Field Defaults

Update from Core

Managing your database » Update from Core

When you add books using this app’s Add by Barcode or Add by Title tools, you get lots of book details automatically from our central Core for Books online database. After you add your books, the Core online data may change, e.g. to add more details that were…

Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

It seems you cleared your collection in CLZ Cloud, meaning you have logged into your CLZ Cloud and used the red button named “Remove all books from database”. You will be presented with the option to “Upload this database” meaning you are…

Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud is an online service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also used to sync data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac software to your app, but also between phones and tablets. If you own multiple devices, e.g. a…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…