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

August 16th, 2017


  • Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync.


  • 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.

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

July 18th, 2017


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

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

July 12th, 2017


  • 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.


  • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.
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v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017


  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner


  • 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

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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

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

February 2nd, 2017


  • Local book deletes sometimes not synchronized to the CLZ Cloud

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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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v4.3.8: New “split” edit screen

November 17th, 2016


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


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

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    v4.3.7: Fixed a problem with CLZ Account registration

    October 27th, 2016

    • Fixed app closing on CLZ Account registration

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    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

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    v4.3.5: New way of adding/editing dates

    September 22nd, 2016

    New data entry interface for date fields:

    • Allows manual entry of year/month/day
    • Allow “partial dates”, e.g. just year and month
    • Open the calendar tool with the calendar button.

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    v4.3.4: New: “None” entries in folder section

    September 20th, 2016

    • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
    • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
    • Add screen: some performance improvements.

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    v4.3.3: Added floating button to add book to collection or wish list

    September 8th, 2016

    • Redesigned Selection Mode screen.
    • New floating “+” button with in Add screens, with “Add to Collection” / “Add to Wish List” options.
    • Fixed: empty menus on some devices.

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    v4.3.2: Maintenance build

    August 26th, 2016

    • New: App now remembers the last opened tab in the add automatically screen
    • Small details template adjustments
    • Fixed local search not working on tablet devices
    • Fixed auto selection in main list not working on tablet devices
    • Fixed several crashes on smaller tablet devices

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    v4.3.1: New “Material”-based interface with skins

    August 25th, 2016

    A huge v4.3 update for your 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 4.3 for Android?

    • New “Material”-based interface, with two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
      (The app now starts in the Light skin. If you prefer the Dark look, just use the View menu top right)

    • Big floating blue “+” button for adding books.
    • Access all other features and tools from “hamburger” menu top left.
    • Clear and easy switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.
    • Access all other view options from menu on top right.
    • Add screen: tabs at the top to switch between Author/Title and ISBN modes.
    • Add Manually is now a separate menu item in the menu on the left.
    • Redesigned book list entries.
    • Old Import from Book Collector has been moved to Settings screen!

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    v4.2.2: Edit screen now remembers edits while app is suspended

    August 2nd, 2016

    • Fixed losing changes when suspending the app while editing
    • Fixed already in collection highlighting in the add auto screens

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    v4.2.1: New: Manage Pick Lists tool and ways to edit pick list items

    July 28th, 2016

    • New “Manage Pick Lists” tool for editing and merging Authors, Publishers, Genres, Subjects, etc…
    • Edit screen: Edit the Sort Names for Authors for complete control over correct author sorting.
    • Edit screen: Now edit the names of Publishers, Genres, Subjects etc…
    • Edit screen: New “value picker” screen for quickly filling fields like Author and Genre.
    • New Tools menu, with Manage Pick Lists, Field Defaults and Empty Database tools.

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    v4.0.8: Fixed a crash in the In-App Purchase screen

    June 20th, 2016

    • Fixed crashes in in-app purchase screen on certain Xiaomi phones
    • Fixed crash in in-app purchase screen when only one in app purchase was offered

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    v4.0.6: Hardware keyboards now work with the app again

    May 26th, 2016

    • Fixed barcode search not working with hardware keyboards
    • Search not working correctly after updating a book from Core
    • Fixed crash while syncing broken images

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    v4.0.1: CLZ Books for Android is now free to download

    March 29th, 2016

    CLZ Books is now free to download, with a database limit of 100 books.

    If you purchased CLZ Books *before* the 4.0 release, then the 4.0 version will be automatically unlocked to an *unlimited* database size. You do NOT need to pay again 🙂
    If, for whatever reason, this didn’t work for you, then just CONTACT US and and we’ll unlock it manually, free of charge!

    Improved Add Books screen:

    • Easily switch between Add methods (Title/ISBN/Manual).
    • Re-designed search results with included cover images.
    • Add by ISBN now automatically opens Camera Scan screen.

    Recent changes

    v5.1.2: New folder options and some fixes November 22nd, 2019 v5.1.1: Many more editable fields November 14th, 2019 v5.0.12: Fix for uploading custom covers October 26th, 2019 v5.0.10: Several user interface improvements October 1st, 2019 v5.0.9: Fixed unrecognized ISBN pop-up August 13th, 2019 v5.0.8: Improved error handling July 26th, 2019 Fixed a permission issue for scanning barcodes July 16th, 2019 Improved Start Trial Interface July 3rd, 2019 v5.0.5: Fixed issue with quick search June 26th, 2019 v5.0.3 Some bug fixes June 19th, 2019 v5.0.2: Renamed menu item and fixed a possible crash June 13th, 2019 v5: Multiple collections, automatic syncing of your own images, and: now a subscription app! June 13th, 2019 v4.14.1: New for tablets: Resizable panels December 5th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon November 6th, 2018 v4.10.4: Secure HTTPS connections September 3rd, 2018 Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v4.10.3: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 14th, 2018 v4.10.2: Fixed a bug in the Add Books screen March 14th, 2018 v4.10: New: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen March 12th, 2018 v4.9.3: New: Single Search Box for your Add Books screen February 28th, 2018 v4.9.2: Secondary author added to Quick Search January 24th, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features January 23rd, 2018 v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! December 6th, 2017 v4.5.7: Further improvements to the Add Books screen November 22nd, 2017 v4.5.6: Fixed an issue with syncing loan information August 24th, 2017