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CLZ Books (Android)

v9.1.5: Now supports “Sign up with Google”

June 21st, 2024

New:

  • Now supports “Sign up with Google” for new users

Fixed:

  • “Don’t show again” checkbox didn’t save if the box was just “dismissed”


Fixed:

  • Some back buttons (and swiping to go back) would stop working after adding from Core
  • Incorrect error message would appear after adding manually

CLZ Books (Android)

v9.1.3: A couple of onboarding tweaks for new users

June 17th, 2024

New:

Further guidance and popups to help new users get started adding their collection to the app.

Don’t worry, all popups can be dismissed with “don’t show again” 🙂

Fixed for iOS

  • In some cases the “Add to Collection” button wouldn’t work

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v9.1.2: New big blue buy button

June 5th, 2024

New:

  • We changed the “buy now” text link into a big blue button so it’s more clear!

Fixed:

  • In some cases logging in to an existing account after starting Free Mode would cause problems with adding.

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v9.1.1: CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books

May 31st, 2024

CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books, for as long as you like.
This “Free Mode” includes access to all functionality, including CLZ Cloud syncing (for online backups and transferring data between devices).
Got more than 100 books? Then subscribe (US $15 per year) and add as many books as you need. Of course, feel free to try the app with 100 books first!



This is the 3rd and last “CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite”, all about dealing with ISBNs that are not found in CLZ Core.

But first, if you missed an earlier feature hilite, you can still read them on our CLZ Blog here:

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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:

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CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite: the new collections tab-bar

April 22nd, 2024

Last week’s CLZ Books 9.0 update was big one, with 3 areas of improvement. To make sure you did not miss any of the new stuff, I am going to do three “v9 feature hilite” emails this week, each one highlighting one of the big improvements.

Today’s “v9 feature hilite” is about all the new collections tab-bar.

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A big update v9.0 update for your CLZ Books app today, with many new features and improvements!

Here’s the full list of What’s New:

  • New collections tab-bar: easily switch between collections using tabs at the bottom
  • Adding Books: quick “Confirm” pop-ups, instead of full screen Preview pages
  • Add by ISBN: Better screens for dealing with “ISBN not found” situations
  • Add by ISBN: Faster camera barcode scanner for scanning ISBN barcodes
  • New setting “Show Read-It” for showing/hiding Read-It eye icons from list and details

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v8.5.5: New “Delete CLZ Account” option

December 6th, 2023

What’s New:

  • New “Delete CLZ Account” option in Settings


What’s new:

  • Added a new “Remove all unused pick list entries” option in the maintenance menu, to remove all unused pick list entries in one go

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v8.5.3: Couple of fixes and changes

November 7th, 2023

Changed:

  • For new users: no more Demo Mode

Fixed on iOS:

  • Edit screen: Picking something from a pick list: The search could mess up your choice
  • The sync button could show on details view

CLZ Books (iOS)

v8.5.2: Various bug fixes

November 1st, 2023

A build full of fixes for bugs reported by you. Thanks to everyone who reported these bugs!

Fixed:

  • Unreliable search results after editing or merging pick list items
  • Edit Multiple: Some fields were turning orange once typed in
  • Merge mode in pick lists would not remember selection when using the search in the list
  • Typing a comma in price/value fields wasn’t always working
  • Editing a pick list item could give a wrong “Already in List” error
  • Multi-level folders: when filtering inside a folder the search text would clear after typing a space
  • Multi-level folders: When you searched an item and picked one from the suggestions dropdown, it would bring you inside the folder, instead of directly to the item
  • Editing an item could send you to a different folder than you were in

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.5.2: Various bug fixes

November 1st, 2023

A build full of fixes for bugs reported by you. Thanks to everyone who reported these bugs!

Fixed:

  • Unreliable search results after editing or merging pick list items
  • Now remembers scroll position better when hitting “back” from an item
  • Adding a new pick list item with an apostrophe, would wrongly trigger an “Already exists” warning
  • Edit screen: Picking a pick list item after tapping next/previous could crash the app
  • Edit screen: For some fields the selected pick list item would be added twice
  • Adding a box set via the Edit Screen could crash the app

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v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool

October 25th, 2023

A lot of the questions we get about CLZ Books can usually be answered with:

“Just use Manage Pick Lists”

Renaming Locations, Merging duplicate genres, fixing author sort problems, fixing typos in author names, etc… it is all done in the Manage Pick Lists screen. An important and powerful screen, but… not so easy to find if you don’t know where to look or don’t even know what to look for.

With this update, we are trying to fix all that. We have made the screen much more accessible / discoverable AND we have made several improvements to the MPL screen itself.

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v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button

October 16th, 2023

This update is all about the Pre-fill screen, you know, the screen that appears when adding items and lets you pre-fill fields while adding, like Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, etc…

This Pre-fill screen was introduced in Jan 2021, with a fixed set of fields. Then a year later, in Jan 2022, it was made completely user configurable, so that *you* could choose which fields appeared on the screen.

This screen turned out to be a popular tool, but we’ve seen one problem with it:
Sometimes, users pre-fill a field for a specific book (e.g. Purchase Price or Quantity), then forget to CLEAR it for the next books they add. Causing lots of books to be added with that same field set incorrectly.

So today, we are making another tweak to the Pre-fill screen:

  • The Pre-fill screen now highlights filled fields in orange, so that they stand out more.
  • Also, we added a “Clear” button, to quickly clear all Pre-fill fields.

Fixed

  • iOS: iPad: Year folders: the wrong year folder could be selected sometimes.

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v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips

September 14th, 2023

New:

  • Added in-app getting started tips for new users (tap “dismiss” to dismiss)

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v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips

September 13th, 2023

New:

  • Added in-app getting started tips for new users (tap “dismiss” to dismiss)

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v8.2.2: Bug fix for users who were not logged in

September 12th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Fixed: adding items did not work for users that were not logged in

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v8.2: New Sync button on main screen

September 6th, 2023

In this update, we try to tackle a problem that we often see in our support system:

Users changing phones without updating their CLZ Cloud first. Or even worse, without even having a CLZ Account yet.
Which of course cause data loss (and a lot of sadness).

So in this version, we are trying to create more awareness of:

  1. The importance of creating a CLZ Account, so that you can Sync with CLZ Cloud.
  2. The importance of keeping your CLZ Cloud up-to-date by actually Syncing with CLZ Cloud.

New Sync button in main screen

When not in sync with CLZ Cloud, a new Sync button will appear on the main screen, above the Add button. This way you will always know if there are still items to sync up to CLZ Cloud or down from CLZ Cloud (even when you use auto-sync).

(Don’t like this button? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show on-screen sync button”)

New “Sync with Cloud!” bar when not logged in

When using the app while not logged in to a CLZ Account, a new bar will appear at the bottom of the main screen that says “Sync to CLZ Cloud for an online backup”.
Hopefully that will help prevent future data loss.

(Don’t like this bar? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show backup suggestion bar”)

New 5-book “Demo Mode” for new users

For new users who just downloaded the app, we introduced a new “Demo Mode” that lets you add 5 books before committing to the actual 7-day free trial subscription.

Fixed on Android:

  • Edit Comic: When you’ve edited something, and you tapped “Next”, it would skip an item.

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v8.1.4: Fixed a crash in the Add Books screen

May 31st, 2023

Fixed:

  • Adding: the app could crash while adding a book

CLZ Books (iOS)

v8.1.3: Several bug fixes

May 25th, 2023

Fixed:

  • When using multi-level folders, the folder panel search text would sometimes copy over to the next folder (and not be remembered when going back)
  • After syncing, the main screen did not always refresh
  • A crash could occur when entering Selection Mode in Card View if no cards were available
  • A crash could occur when selecting folders
  • When switching between collection statuses while in multi-level folders, the app could show a wrong selection of items
  • The app crashed on devices with iOS13
  • iPad: The folder panel search did not have an “X” to clear the search

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.1.3: Several bug fixes

May 25th, 2023

Improved:

  • Add Screen: Loading details panel of a result feels a bit faster now

Fixed:

  • Shake to Shuffle could cause a crash in some cases
  • Opening an item, swiping to the next, then edit “in-details-panel” would reset the details to the first item
  • Backdrops could still show behind the list when switched off in Settings
  • Add Screen: Scanning a barcode: When the device was rotated, the barcode scanner could stop working
  • Multi-level folders: When using the “Show sort names” feature, the breadcrumb at the top could show strange sort names for certain folders

CLZ Books (iOS)

v8.1.2: Several bugfixes

May 19th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Card View: titles were sometimes displayed wrong.
  • Folders: The search filter in “Create new favorite” wasn’t working correctly.
  • Fixed a couple of folder labels that were displayed wrongly at the top.
  • iPad: The folder panel could jump to the top if a folder was selected from the bottom.
  • iPad: made the switching between folders appear more smooth.
  • iPad: breadcrumb wasn’t always displayed correctly when backing out of a folder.

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.1.2: Fixed the “All” button

May 17th, 2023

Fixed

  • The “All” button did not work when selecting books

Recent changes

v9.1.5: Now supports “Sign up with Google” June 21st, 2024 v9.1.4: Back button/Swiping to go back wasn’t working in Add screen June 19th, 2024 v9.1.3: A couple of onboarding tweaks for new users June 17th, 2024 v9.1.2: New big blue buy button June 5th, 2024 v9.1.1: CLZ Books is now free to use up to 100 books May 31st, 2024 CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite: better “ISBN not found” handling April 24th, 2024 CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite: Add Books screen improvements April 23rd, 2024 CLZ Books 9 Feature Hilite: the new collections tab-bar April 22nd, 2024 v9.0: Collection tabs, better Add Books and “ISBN not found” screens April 19th, 2024 v8.5.5: New “Delete CLZ Account” option December 6th, 2023 v8.5.4: Added a new “Remove all unused pick list entries” option November 22nd, 2023 v8.5.3: Couple of fixes and changes November 7th, 2023 v8.5.2: Various bug fixes November 1st, 2023 v8.5.2: Various bug fixes November 1st, 2023 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 v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips September 13th, 2023 v8.2.2: Bug fix for users who were not logged in September 12th, 2023 v8.2: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.1.4: Fixed a crash in the Add Books screen May 31st, 2023 v8.1.3: Several bug fixes May 25th, 2023 v8.1.3: Several bug fixes May 25th, 2023 v8.1.2: Several bugfixes May 19th, 2023 v8.1.2: Fixed the “All” button May 17th, 2023