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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!

New: Submit to Core

Core is our central online book database, the database that is searched when you add books by ISBN or by Author & Title in the Add Book screen. In general, the quality of our Core database is quite high. But still, with close to 40 million books listed, you may sometimes encounter errors in entries or missing details. That is where our Submit to Core comes in, it lets you submit corrections or additional data for our Core entries, right from the app, so that you can help improving the Core.

The Submit to Core feature has already been available in our Book Collector desktop software and our Book Connect web-based for many years, but the online forms that were used were not compatible with small mobile device screens. So our lead web-developer Sven has been working on a complete rewrite of the Core submit forms, to make them mobile friendly.

Which means we can now finally introduce the Submit to Core feature in the CLZ Books mobile app!
On the book details page, click the Action button and choose Submit to Core. Your mobile browser will open, showing you a form for “processing” your uploaded data into the Core data. When done, tap the big blue “Submit Changes” button at the bottom (don’t forget this step!!).

Looking forward to your error reports!

Improved: Select Mode and Action menu

The app’s Select Mode is a crucial tool for performing actions on multiple book entries in one go, e.g. for batch editing, for removing multiple books in one go, for updating from Core, etc…
Entering Select Mode is done by tapping and holding on a book entry in the list (also called a “long tap”). But through our daily conversation with users, it appears many users were not aware of this method.

So now, starting with today’s update, Select Mode can also be activated using the checkbox icon at the top. Just tap the button to start Select Mode, then tap on book entries to select them.
Tip: tap the ALL button on the lower left to select all books.

When done selecting, tap the Action button on the lower right and choose which action you want to perform on the selection.
(While we were at it, we also improved the look of this Action menu)

New: Action menu on book details page

To make everything more consistent, we have now also introduced the Action menu on the book details page, that is, the page where you can see the full details of one book.
Click the Action button on the lower left to perform any of the following actions: Duplicate, Remove, Update from Core or… the new Submit to Core.


Recent changes

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 v6.4 New look for book list, cover view & book details June 20th, 2021 v6.3: New fields, website links and: other currencies! March 31st, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding books December 28th, 2020 v6.0: Edit multiple, more compact Edit screen, crop/rotate images August 31st, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.5: Re-designed “Select Folder Field” screen and faster Update from Core June 11th, 2020 v5.4 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.3.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen December 19th, 2019 v5.1.1: Many more editable fields November 14th, 2019 v5.0.9: Several user interface improvements October 8th, 2019 v5: Multiple collections, automatic syncing of your own images, and: now a subscription app! June 13th, 2019 v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen December 17th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels December 7th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon November 9th, 2018 v4.11.1: Secure HTTPS connections August 26th, 2018 Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018 v4.10: New: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen April 3rd, 2018 v4.9.3: New: Single Search Box for your Add Books screen March 1st, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features February 21st, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 10th, 2018