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CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite: Add Books screen improvements

April 23rd, 2024

Here’s my second “v9 feature hilite” email, about another area of improvement in last week’s CLZ Books v9 release.
(tip: if you missed yesterday’s feature hilite #1 about the collection tab-bar, you can read it here).

Today, we are going to discuss the improvements we did to the Add Books screen:

Adding Books: quick “Confirm” pop-ups, instead of full screen Preview pages

The main change to the Add Books screen is that we dropped the Preview page, you know, the full screen page where you could preview book details of a selected book entry from the results list. That page was quite slow and outdated looking and cause a lot of back and forth tapping between results and the Preview page.
We replaced the Preview page with a quick and small “Confirm” popup, that slides in, in-place, from the bottom and shows the exact details you need to know if this is the edition you want to add. Easier and snappier!

Add by ISBN: Faster camera barcode scanner for scanning ISBN barcodes

Adding books by scanning ISBN barcodes is one the main features of the app. An essential part of adding by ISBN is the built-in camera barcode scanner.

For this update, our mobile app developer Pim has spent a few days optimizing that camera barcode scanner. The idea was to make better use of the power of today’s devices, both in terms of camera resolution and computing power.
And the results of his tweaks are amazing. Adding by ISBN is now much faster, as the scanner picks up the barcode you point at much quicker.

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 v8.2: 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 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