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CLZ Books (Android)

v9.1.1: CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books

May 31st, 2024

CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books, for as long as you like.
This “Free Mode” includes access to all functionality, including CLZ Cloud syncing (for online backups and transferring data between devices).
Got more than 100 books? Then subscribe (US $15 per year) and add as many books as you need. Of course, feel free to try the app with 100 books first!



A big update v9.0 update for your CLZ Books app today, with many new features and improvements!

Here’s the full list of What’s New:

  • New collections tab-bar: easily switch between collections using tabs at the bottom
  • Adding Books: quick “Confirm” pop-ups, instead of full screen Preview pages
  • Add by ISBN: Better screens for dealing with “ISBN not found” situations
  • Add by ISBN: Faster camera barcode scanner for scanning ISBN barcodes
  • New setting “Show Read-It” for showing/hiding Read-It eye icons from list and details

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CLZ Books (Android)

v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool

October 25th, 2023

A lot of the questions we get about CLZ Books can usually be answered with:

“Just use Manage Pick Lists”

Renaming Locations, Merging duplicate genres, fixing author sort problems, fixing typos in author names, etc… it is all done in the Manage Pick Lists screen. An important and powerful screen, but… not so easy to find if you don’t know where to look or don’t even know what to look for.

With this update, we are trying to fix all that. We have made the screen much more accessible / discoverable AND we have made several improvements to the MPL screen itself.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button

October 16th, 2023

This update is all about the Pre-fill screen, you know, the screen that appears when adding items and lets you pre-fill fields while adding, like Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, etc…

This Pre-fill screen was introduced in Jan 2021, with a fixed set of fields. Then a year later, in Jan 2022, it was made completely user configurable, so that *you* could choose which fields appeared on the screen.

This screen turned out to be a popular tool, but we’ve seen one problem with it:
Sometimes, users pre-fill a field for a specific book (e.g. Purchase Price or Quantity), then forget to CLEAR it for the next books they add. Causing lots of books to be added with that same field set incorrectly.

So today, we are making another tweak to the Pre-fill screen:

  • The Pre-fill screen now highlights filled fields in orange, so that they stand out more.
  • Also, we added a “Clear” button, to quickly clear all Pre-fill fields.

Fixed

  • iOS: iPad: Year folders: the wrong year folder could be selected sometimes.

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips

September 13th, 2023

New:

  • Added in-app getting started tips for new users (tap โ€œdismissโ€ to dismiss)

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.2: New Sync button on main screen

September 6th, 2023

In this update, we try to tackle a problem that we often see in our support system:

Users changing phones without updating their CLZ Cloud first. Or even worse, without even having a CLZ Account yet.
Which of course cause data loss (and a lot of sadness).

So in this version, we are trying to create more awareness of:

  1. The importance of creating a CLZ Account, so that you can Sync with CLZ Cloud.
  2. The importance of keeping your CLZ Cloud up-to-date by actually Syncing with CLZ Cloud.

New Sync button in main screen

When not in sync with CLZ Cloud, a new Sync button will appear on the main screen, above the Add button. This way you will always know if there are still items to sync up to CLZ Cloud or down from CLZ Cloud (even when you use auto-sync).

(Don’t like this button? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show on-screen sync button”)

New “Sync with Cloud!” bar when not logged in

When using the app while not logged in to a CLZ Account, a new bar will appear at the bottom of the main screen that says “Sync to CLZ Cloud for an online backup”.
Hopefully that will help prevent future data loss.

(Don’t like this bar? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show backup suggestion bar”)

New 5-book “Demo Mode” for new users

For new users who just downloaded the app, we introduced a new “Demo Mode” that lets you add 5 books before committing to the actual 7-day free trial subscription.

Fixed on Android:

  • Edit Comic: When you’ve edited something, and you tapped “Next”, it would skip an item.

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.1: Use multiple folder levels

May 13th, 2023

A huge update for your CLZ Books mobile app today, which introduces a powerful feature for browsing and filtering your book collection: using multiple levels of folders.

Previously, it was only possible to use one level, so either Author folders OR Publisher folders OR Subject folders OR Location folders, etc… But starting with this version, you can combine folder options, so for instance, use Publisher folders, then within each publisher folder have Author folders.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v8.0: 7 new data fields!

January 16th, 2023

Here it is, the big 8.0 release of your CLZ Books app, in which we add SEVEN new data fields.
All fields were added based on feedback from you all, the users of the app.

Four of these fields were already available in the Book Collector desktop software and can now finally be synced through the CLZ Cloud to the CLZ Books mobile app (Cover Artist, Foreword Author, Ghostwriter and Box Set).
The other three fields are completely new to all 3 of our book cataloging solutions (Signed By, Dust Jacket and Number Line).

BTW: similar updates have also been released for the Book Collector desktop software and the Book Connect web-based software, so all 7 fields now nicely sync between all of them.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.4 New “Card View”

May 12th, 2022

Another big update for your CLZ Books app, in which we introduce a new view for your book collection. But there’s more:

  • New “Card View”
  • Selecting books now also possible in Card View and Images View
  • Floating “Add Books” button (the big blue “+”) now auto-hides

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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.3: Back Cover images!

March 29th, 2022

Initially, when we created the mobile apps, we deliberately decided to leave out the back cover images, for performance, storage and bandwidth reasons. But with today’s fast internet speeds and fast devices with large storage.. it is time to change our minds!
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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons!

March 15th, 2022

In this update, no new features, just a nice improvement that makes existing functionality a bit better.

All actions in the app that can take a bit longer are now showing a nice progress bar!
This gives you some idea how long the action will take.
Also, the new Cancel button lets you stop actions, e.g. if you see it will take too long to do at this time.

The new progress bars are now shown when:

  • Adding multiple books
  • Editing multiple books
  • Removing multiple books
  • Updating from Core


CLZ Books (Android)

v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields!

January 27th, 2022

One of the most popular features we added to the CLZ Books app in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new books from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new in version 7.1:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Date and Reading Date: Use “Today”
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.0: New features and lots of improvements

December 1st, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Books app is now available, with new features and lots of improvements to existing functionality. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New in version 7 today:

  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • New Collection Status: Sold
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Improved Add Books screen: enlarge thumbs, new beeps, num pad for ISBN entry
  • New setting to enable/disable downloading of genres/subjects
  • New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen
  • Other small tweaks

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.6.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes

September 28th, 2021

New:

Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes, that is, the list rows now automatically become bigger/higher if you have set your device to a larger font size. (previously, some information would be cropped)
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CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the App Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Books. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online book database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the Play Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Books. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online book database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

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Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the book list and of the book details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.4 New look for book list, cover view & book details

June 20th, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the book list and of the book details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

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A huge update for your CLZ Books app today, which gives you many fields, the ability to add website links to your book entries and finally: a setting for choosing a currency other than USD!

New fields

The following new fields are now available on the Details tab of the Edit screen:

  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Translators

Add web-site links on the Links tab

A new Links tab is now available in the Edit screen, for adding web-site links to your book entries.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

Choose your own currency

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the Cover Price, Purchase Price and Current Value fields. Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.3: New fields, website links and: other currencies!

March 31st, 2021

A huge update for your CLZ Books app today, which gives you many fields, the ability to add website links to your book entries and finally: a setting for choosing a currency other than USD!

New fields

The following new fields are now available on the Details tab of the Edit screen:

  • Printed by
  • Printing
  • First Edition (yes/no)
  • Paper type
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Translators

Add web-site links on the Links tab

A new Links tab is now available in the Edit screen, for adding web-site links to your book entries.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

Choose your own currency

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the Cover Price, Purchase Price and Current Value fields. Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.2: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app ๐Ÿ™‚ )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Authors:

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Authors
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Authors

For Titles:

  • Ignore Sort Titles when sorting by Title
  • Show Sort Titles instead of Titles

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (nr of pages, purchase price, current value)
  • An extra chart that shows Books by Year
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.2: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app ๐Ÿ™‚ )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Authors:

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Authors
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Authors

For Titles:

  • Ignore Sort Titles when sorting by Title
  • Show Sort Titles instead of Titles

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (nr of pages, purchase price, current value)
  • An extra chart that shows Books by Year
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


CLZ Books (Android)

v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding books

December 28th, 2020

A big update for your CLZ Books app!
This time we added a new feature that will save you lots of time:

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding books

When adding a book to your database using the Add Books screen, it will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill book details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Location
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Quantity
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added books afterwards!

(BTW: of course, using the new Pre-fill screen is optional. If you don’t want to use it, just uncheck the “Show Pre-fill screen” toggle at thet bottom. You can always re-enable it through the app’s Settings screen.)

Also new:

  • All Collection Status options are now available under the Add button in the Add Screen.
  • New look and layout of Field Defaults screen.

Recent changes

v9.1.1: CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books May 31st, 2024 v9.0: Collection tabs, better Add Books and “ISBN not found” screens April 19th, 2024 v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips September 13th, 2023 v8.2: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.1: Use multiple folder levels May 13th, 2023 v8.0: 7 new data fields! January 16th, 2023 v7.4 New “Card View” May 12th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 15th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! January 27th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements December 1st, 2021 v6.6.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes September 28th, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle September 8th, 2021 v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle September 8th, 2021 v6.4 New look for book list, cover view & book details June 20th, 2021 v6.4 New look for book list, cover view & book details June 20th, 2021 v6.3: New fields, website links and: other currencies! March 31st, 2021 v6.3: New fields, website links and: other currencies! March 31st, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding books December 28th, 2020