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CLZ Books (iOS)

v.4.5.8: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync

August 29th, 2017

This update converts your database

In order for this update to work, your database has to be converted once. This happens automatically after starting the app for the first time after updating and can take a couple of minutes depending on the size of your database (amount of books) and the speed of your iPhone or iPad. This could take a couple of minutes on slower devices or with very large databases (5000 or more books).

New:

  • CLZ Cloud syncing: Added loan fields to the sync.
  • Edit Book: Autocorrect now works on the plot and notes fields.
  • New folder option: You can now group your books by reading year. To do this, tap the menu button top right, then “Folders”, then tap “Reading Year”.

Coming up:

  • A loan manager to loan and return books.
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.6: Fixed an issue with syncing loan information

August 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Loan information could be cleared during an upsync of a loaned book if that book was recently edited on your device.
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.5: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync

August 16th, 2017

New:

  • Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync.

Fixed:

  • After tapping the “Not Found?” button to add a book anyway, the app could crash on adding an author.

Coming up:

  • A loan manager to loan and return books.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.6: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder

July 21st, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Books” folder with a back button to go back to your folders

Fixed:

  • Barcode queue was lost when a crash occurred in the Add from CLZ Core screen.
  • The “move to wish list” functionality in the Add from CLZ Core screen was not working.
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.4: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder

July 18th, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Books” folder with a back button to go back to your folders
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.3: Improved navigation after adding or restarting the app

July 12th, 2017

New:

  • After adding/editing a book, the app will now always find and show your last added book in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.

Fixed:

  • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed navigation issue and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • iPhone: After editing a book, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a book, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a book, the app will now always find and show your last added book in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your books from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a book was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new books and books on wish list by barcode
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored

May 22nd, 2017

New:

  • On restart the navigation state and view settings are restored

Changed:

  • Old Import from Book Collector has been moved to Settings screen

Fixed:

  • Crash in search-as-you-type box
  • Added new review popup
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.1: Improved Add Books screen

May 8th, 2017

This update to the CLZ Books app for Android brings user interface improvements to the Add Books screen:

  • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
  • When adding a book that is already on your wish list, the app now lets you change its status to “In Collection”.
  • Adding By ISBN barcode:
    • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
    • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter an ISBN manually
    • ISBN Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions
    • Press and hold to delete an ISBN barcode from the queue
  • Adding By Author/Title:
    • Book not found? Easy add it manually using the special entry in the results list

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

April 26th, 2017

New in 4.5.2:

  • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
    • Clear Light template
    • Clear Dark template
  • Changed layout in some templates (repositioned “Subtitle” to make more room for “Title”).

Fixed:

  • The last book in a list could not be selected.
  • Covers were not updated in the main list after editing a book.
  • Login now does a receipt check.
  • “Change Template” button moved to right sidebar in the main screen.
  • Better thumbnail layout in Landscape Mode.
  • After closing the add books automatically screen, it now selects the latest added book.
  • After syncing “collection status” no longer reverts to “all”.
  • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5: A completely new look!

April 13th, 2017

A huge v4.5 update for the CLZ Books app is now available.

And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):
The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

What’s new in CLZ Books 4.5 for iOS?

  • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
  • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
  • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your book collection.
  • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new books.
  • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
  • Access all view settings from menu on top right.
  • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

How to update your CLZ Books app to version 4.5:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Books entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Do you like the new look?
Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.7: Final iOS7 compatible version

April 5th, 2017

Important: this is the FINAL iOS 7 compatible version.
Support for iOS 7 will be dropped for future versions.

Fixed:

  • iOS 7: Crash in Add screen when opening the Add by Barcode tab.

Coming up: Fresh look and layout

Please look forward to the next build coming up in a couple weeks with a complete new fresh look and layout!

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.3.10: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync

February 2nd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Local book deletes sometimes not synchronized to the CLZ Cloud

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 Books (Android)

v4.3.9: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”

January 18th, 2017

An important v4.3.9 update for your CLZ Books Android app is now available.

This update introduces an easier way to deal with “Unrecognized ISBNs”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the book to your database anyway, but also helps your fellow CLZ Books users by instantly adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core central online book database.

(this feature was introduced for our Windows, Mac and iOS versions earlier, and in the meantime, people have used this new tool to add over 22 thousand new books to our Core!)

  • In the Add screen, when a scanned ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
  • In this screen, just enter the Author, Title, Publisher and Year, then click Add Book.
  • This will:
    1. Add the book to your own database, with the information you filled in.
    2. Add the book to our Core central online book database.

The result: for the next user who searches for this particular ISBN, it will be recognized 🙂

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.4: Redesigned Edit Book screen

January 12th, 2017

New:

  • Edit screen with tabs (main details/personal details)
  • Added folder options: country, store
  • Main list
    • Scroll position now remembered after editing/removing a book
    • Now updates live after editing a book
  • Added a ‘show all’ folder item in empty folders on tablet devices
  • Added collection status folders

Fixed:

  • Fixed list view section headers stopping at X
  • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen
  • App freezing when entering a 20 character password in the login screen
  • Manage Pick Lists:
    • Wrong sorting of numeric values
    • Crash when adding an empty item
    • Issue renaming an item with 1 letter only
  • Fixed database limit message appearing in the old desktop sync when the limit was between 100 and unlimited

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.3: Fixed wrongly popping up iTunes message

January 5th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Fixed iTunes Store credentials pop up on startup of app
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.2: New “Add Manually” if nothing can be found.

January 4th, 2017

New:

  • New: Add Manually button if nothing can be found.

Fixed:

  • Add Auto Screen: Barcode search by voice

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.3.8: New “split” edit screen

November 17th, 2016

New:

  • Split edit screen, easily switch between main and personal fields

    Fixed:

  • App respects the system screen orientation lock
  • Background color for the searchbar on certain Lollipop tablet devices
  • Long loading in manage pick list screen

  • CLZ Books (iOS)

    v4.3.1: Redesigned Add Automatically screen and new “Missing ISBN” screen

    November 16th, 2016

    A huge v4.3 update for your CLZ Books mobile app for iOS is now available.

    In this update, we completely re-designed the Add Book screen, to make it clearer, easier-to-use and to help you add books more efficiently.

    New: Re-designed Add Books screen

    • Switch between By Author/Title and By ISBN modes using tabs at the top
      (Add Manually is now a separate screen, under Tools menu)
    • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
    • Add button is now at bottom right (blue circle with “+” icon)
    • Adding By ISBN:
      • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
      • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter an ISBN manually
      • Delete ISBN from queue by swiping from right to left
      • ISBN queue is now remembered between sessions

    New: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”:

    • When an ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
    • In this screen, just type the Author and the Title, then click Add Book.
    • This will:
      1. Instantly add the ISBN/Author/Title entry to our Core online book database.
      2. Add the book to your own database with ISBN, Author and Title filled in AND linked to the new Core entry.

    In other words, this new screen not only helps you in adding unrecognized books, but it also helps your fellow CLZ Books users by adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core.

    Read more


    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.7: Fixed a problem with CLZ Account registration

    October 27th, 2016

    • Fixed app closing on CLZ Account registration

    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.6: Added more folder options, Sync Status indicator and more

    October 20th, 2016

    • Added Folder options for Country and store
    • CLZ Cloud Sync button now indicates “out of sync” status using red exclamation mark
    • App now automatically restores the Unlock Full App in-app purchase
    • Fixed hardware keyboard enter not working in tablet search field
    • Fixed screen rotation not working on phones

    CLZ Books (iOS)

    v4.2.3: Fixed a problem in the Field Defaults screen and Sync

    September 24th, 2016

    Fixed:

    • Field Defaults were not immediately stored after closing the screen
    • Syncing screen: Sometimes the sync button was wrongly disabled

    Recent changes

    v.4.5.8: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync August 29th, 2017 v4.5.6: Fixed an issue with syncing loan information August 24th, 2017 v4.5.5: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync August 16th, 2017 v4.5.6: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder July 21st, 2017 v4.5.4: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder July 18th, 2017 v4.5.3: Improved navigation after adding or restarting the app July 12th, 2017 v4.5.5: Fixed navigation issue and more June 14th, 2017 v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding June 11th, 2017 v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner May 30th, 2017 v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored May 22nd, 2017 v4.5.1: Improved Add Books screen May 8th, 2017 v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added April 26th, 2017 v4.5: A completely new look! April 13th, 2017 v4.3.7: Final iOS7 compatible version April 5th, 2017 v4.3.10: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync February 2nd, 2017 v4.3.5: Added more fields to “Unrecognized ISBN” screen January 24th, 2017 v4.3.9: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN” January 18th, 2017 v4.3.4: Redesigned Edit Book screen January 12th, 2017 v4.3.3: Fixed wrongly popping up iTunes message January 5th, 2017 v4.3.2: New “Add Manually” if nothing can be found. January 4th, 2017 v4.3.8: New “split” edit screen November 17th, 2016 v4.3.1: Redesigned Add Automatically screen and new “Missing ISBN” screen November 16th, 2016 v4.3.7: Fixed a problem with CLZ Account registration October 27th, 2016 v4.3.6: Added more folder options, Sync Status indicator and more October 20th, 2016 v4.2.3: Fixed a problem in the Field Defaults screen and Sync September 24th, 2016