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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

Use barcode scanner to search your own database

Up till now, the built-in camera barcode scanner was only ever used to add books by ISBN. But with v7, we have now also enabled it to:

  • Search your own collection from the main screen’s search box
  • Fill in the Barcode field in the Edit Book screen

New Collection Status: Sold

Many users use the app to not only keep track of your current collection and their wish list, but also to keep a list of the books they sold. So it’s time to add a new Collection Status field for books you’ve sold:

  • A new option for the Collection Status field, called “Sold”.

New Collection Status icons and colors

In the List View, a book’s collection status is now clearly visible from the colored bar on the right side. Also, we have introduced new collection status icons, with a colored background to make them stand out more.

Improved Add Books screen

The Add Books from Core screen is of course THE most important screen of the app. For version 7, we have implemented 2 improvements to this Add screen:

Tap cover thumbnail to view larger book covers

When adding by Author/Title, you sometimes need to pick your edition from a long list of results. And the book thumbnails in the book list are too small to decide. Of course, you could preview the book and keep going back and forth between the book list and the preview page.
But now, previewing larger version of the covers is much easier and quicker, just tap the thumb to enlarge the image, tap again to go back:

Different beeps when scanning barcodes

A suggestion, sent to us by one of our users:

Why don’t you make the app do a different beep when an ISBN is not recognized? That would be helpful when quickly scanning a stack of books.

That is a great idea actually, so we implemented it. After the initial “scan beep”, the app now gives a 2nd beep that differs depending on the result:

  • A short beep when ONE exact match is found (the most common situation)
  • A short low buzz when NO results are found

Num pad when typing an ISBN

When scanning an ISBN barcode is not working you can tap the keyboard icon to type in your ISBN manually. In the past this would open a regular keyboard. In V7 we’ve changed that into a num pad keyboard, including an X for those ISBNs with an X in them.

New setting to enable/disable downloading of genres/subjects

Suggested by our users, we’ve introduced 2 new settings where you can enable/disable the downloading of the genre/subject fields when adding or updating books from Core. So if you don’t want genres or subjects downloaded with your books? You can now disable that in settings.

New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen

In the Manage Pick List screen you can now use “favorites” to place your most commonly used lists at the top, or search for the pick list you’d like to modify.

Other small tweaks

  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)
  • In the Statistics screen you can now use “Tap to show all” to show all recent additions

Recent changes

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 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