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CLZ Books (Android)

v5.1.1: Many more editable fields

November 14th, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Books app today, in which we add many new editable fields:

  • Illustrator
  • Cover Price
  • Extras
  • For audiobooks:
    • Narrator
    • Length
    • Abridged Yes/No
  • About the original book:
    • Original Title
    • Original Subtitle
    • Original Country
    • Original Language
    • Original Publisher
    • Original Publication Date

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.1.1: Many more editable fields

November 14th, 2019

A big step forward for the CLZ Books app today, in which we add many new editable fields:

  • Illustrator
  • Cover Price
  • Extras
  • For audiobooks:
    • Narrator
    • Length
    • Abridged Yes/No
  • About the original book:
    • Original Title
    • Original Subtitle
    • Original Country
    • Original Language
    • Original Publisher
    • Original Publication Date

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.


Book Connect

Improved Statistics page, plus new breadcrumb/filter bar

November 4th, 2019

Two updates for your Connect software today. An improved Statistics screen, with cool new charts and lists, plus a re-designed toolbar that clearly shows your currently selected folders and filters.

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.11: Fix for uploading custom covers

October 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom images were uploaded too often

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.12: Fix for uploading custom covers

October 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom images were uploaded too often

Book Connect

Folder panel now allows multiple folder levels

October 22nd, 2019

A very cool and useful addition to your Book Connect software today: the folder panel on the left now allows multiple levels of folders!

This is a powerful way to browse your book collection, e.g. by Publisher then Author, or Read it then Genre.

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Book Collector (Windows)

19.3: Many more fields now sync with the CLZ Cloud (inc. Back Cover)!

October 14th, 2019

With all the big comic and game related releases going on, it has been a few months since the last Book Collector update. But we didn’t forget you! In the background, we have been “secretly” working on a big update, which is available now as version 19.3!

Here’s what’s new:

  • Many more fields now sync with the CLZ Cloud / Book Connect:
    • Audiobook length, Abridged (yes/no), Narrator
    • Illustrator, Edition, Extras, Cover Price
    • “Original” fields: Title, Subtitle, Publisher, Publication Date, Country, Language
    • AND the Back Cover image!
  • The Location field has been moved to the bottom of the Edit Screen
  • Collection Status field is now a dropdown menu

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.10: Fix build

October 11th, 2019

Changed:

  • Add by barcode: Swipe to remove a single barcode wasn’t working. To remove a single barcode now, just press and hold on it!

Fixed:

  • When changing a cover, the list and images view wasn’t updated correctly
  • Date pickers weren’t showing correctly
  • Some colours were wrong (tabs/switches)

Book Collector (macOS)

v19.1: Now fully macOS Catalina compatible!

October 9th, 2019

As you probably know, macOS Catalina (version 10.15) was released earlier this week.
In Catalina, Apple has made two major changes, that will affect all software that you run on your Mac:

  • All programs you use need to be 64-bit. No more support for 32-bit applications!
  • All programs you download outside the App Store need to be notarized (=approved) by Apple.

Of course, our Book Collector software has been a 64-bit application since version 18.1 (April 2018). And this week, we got it approved and notarized by Apple too!

So today, we released Book Collector 19.1, 64-bit and notarized, so fully Catalina compatible!


CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.9: Several user interface improvements

October 8th, 2019

Instead of working on new features, we decided to take a few weeks to look at existing screens and functionality and see where things could be improved, of course all based on your feedback.

Today’s update brings you the first batch of user interface improvements that we implemented (more coming up!), plus it bring the app fully up-to-date with the new iOS 13 “sheet-style” popup screens!

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Book Connect

Many new fields, back covers and Update from Core tool!

October 2nd, 2019

A big step forward for the Book Connect software today, in which we add many new editable fields and Back Cover images. Also, a handy new tool to fill/update your entries with information from our Core online book database.

Many new fields

Today we have added many fields to the software, all now editable in the Edit Book screen.

  • Illustrator
  • For audiobooks:
    • Narrator
    • Length
    • Abridged Yes/No
  • About the original book:
    • Original Title
    • Original Subtitle
    • Original Country
    • Original Language
    • Original Publisher
    • Original Publication Date
  • Cover Price
  • Extras

Of course, the pick list fields are immediately available as folder fields too, so that you can browse your collection in folders by Illustrator, Narrator, Original Country, etc…

New: Add your own back covers

With this big update for Book Connect we have another surprise for you: Back Covers! That’s right, a brand new back cover field you can modify yourself.

Use the “Find Back cover” button to find one, or upload one yourself:

New Update from Core tool

Update from Core fills in the fields in your data entries with data from our Core central online book database. By default, it only adds new data into fields that were still empty on your side, but the config screen also lets you opt to overwrite your data with our Core data.

This new feature is now available for the following fields:

  • Publisher
  • Title
  • Subtitle
  • Format
  • Language
  • Number of pages
  • LC Classification
  • LCCN
  • Dewey

How to use Update from Core on your book entries?

  1. Select the books you wish to update by clicking the checkboxes in front of them.
  2. Click “Update from Core” from the blue action toolbar (it’s under the 3 vertical dots
    button)

You can choose if the update process should leave, update or replace the current data for each field with the Update from Core settings popup:


CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.10: Several user interface improvements

October 1st, 2019

Instead of working on new features, we decided to take a few weeks to look at existing screens and functionality and see where things could be improved, of course all based on your feedback.

Today’s update brings you the first user interface improvements we implemented (more coming up!):

Easier to find Edit and Remove buttons on book details screen (phone only)

Easier editing of pick list fields, especially multi-value fields

  • Selected/checked values are now always at the top
  • For multi-value fields (like Genre, Studio), check/uncheck multiple values in one go!
  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values..

Complete Re-design of Manage Pick List screen

  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values.
  • Remove Unused and Merge action have now been moved to action (…) button top right.
  • Easier to use Merge mode.

Add by barcode: New Clear Queue button and new “Scanning tips” popup

Fixed:

  • Edit screen: the “Read it” checkbox wouldn’t always work
  • Re-introduced a “sync changes pending” icon to the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” menu item

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.8: Crash fix

September 3rd, 2019

Fixed:

  • Fix for a crash that some iPhone users experienced after adding/editing entries

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.7: Easier to find Edit button / Sync with CLZ Cloud icon

August 30th, 2019

Several small tweaks for your CLZ Books app today:

  • iPhone: details page now has clearer Edit and Remove buttons at the bottom
  • “Sync with CLZ Cloud” menu now indicates whether there are sync changes pending.
Book Collector (macOS)

v19.0.7: Fix for link book screen and drag/dropping images

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Link books screen didn’t correctly search for ISBNs
  • Link books screen size and position is now remembered between sessions
  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.9: Fixed unrecognized ISBN pop-up

August 13th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Unrecognized ISBN pop-up was not working.
  • Re-added the modify author button in the edit screen

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.8: Improved error handling

July 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Issue where users could not sign up for a new CLZ account.
  • Improved error handling in the Add-screen.

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.6: Add manually was missing from the add screen

July 24th, 2019

Fixed

  • ‘Add manually’ button was missing in the add screen
  • ‘Move to other collection’-option was missing its icon
  • When adding a book by ISBN that was “already in collection”, the ISBN wasn’t cleared from the ISBN queue

CLZ Books (Android)

Fixed a permission issue for scanning barcodes

July 16th, 2019

This post is about CLZ Books Android v5.0.7 and CLZ Music Android v5.0.8

Fixed:

  • Permission dialog will now pop up in the barcode scanning screen when the app does not have camera permissions.
  • Small text fixes

CLZ Books (iOS)

Improved way to send support e-mails and more

July 16th, 2019

This post is about CLZ Books iOS v5.0.5, CLZ Music iOS v5.0.5 and CLZ Movies iOS v5.0.2.

Improved:

  • When trying to send a support e-mail, instead of showing an error message, redirect to a web based contact form if there is no e-mail address set in the E-mail app.

Fixed:

  • Re-added the ability to save a cover to the photo’s app in the edit screen. (Long-press the cover)
  • Small text fixes

Book Connect

Add books by ISBN: add all scanned books in one go

July 16th, 2019

Today, a subtle addition to your Book Connect software, but one that can save you a lot of time if you’re always adding your books by ISBN:

A new “Add [..] to Collection” button under the add queue, that lets you add all scanned books in one go. No more need to click the little “+” buttons for each entry.

Some other improvements:

At the same time, some other tweaks went live in your software:

  • In the “fixed” area at the bottom of the Edit Book screen, we replaced the Owner field with the Location field.

    Through user feedback we found that the Location field is used by many more users, compared to Owner. Also many new users were not finding the field. So we figured the Location field deserved a more prominent spot in the Edit Book screen.
    BTW: the Owner field can now be found on the Personal tab.

  • The User Rating field has received a make-over and can now be set using a nice sliding star thingie.


CLZ Books (Android)

Improved Start Trial Interface

July 3rd, 2019

Log in with existing CLZ Account

Improved “start trial” interface for users who are logging in with an existing CLZ Account was added to the following apps/versions:

  • CLZ Music v5.0.4 for iOS
  • CLZ Books v5.0.4 for iOS
  • CLZ Music v5.0.7 for Android
  • CLZ Books v5.0.6 for Android

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.0.5: Fixed issue with quick search

June 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Quick Search wasn’t working correctly if the app was set to folder mode.
  • Improved subscription purchase and CLZ user registration.

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.0.3: Changed: CLZ Account sign up

June 26th, 2019

Sign up for CLZ Account:

  • Now requires an active subscription before signing up for a CLZ Account.

Book Connect

Import from CSV/Text: Easier field mapping

June 20th, 2019

We are seeing more and more users switching to our software, leaving a competitor product or their own Excel solution behind. So our import tools are getting more and more important.
Therefore, we have spent some time making our Import from CSV/TXT screen a bit more easier to use.

The most important part of importing a CSV file is of course the mapping of your fields to our fields. Sadly we cannot make this part fully automatic, but we DID make it a lot easier!

After uploading your file, the contents is shown in the Preview. Now to map your fields to ours, just click the column headers in the Preview and from the popup select which of our fields you want to import that column to. Super easy, super quick.

Enjoy!


Recent changes

v5.1.1: Many more editable fields November 14th, 2019 v5.1.1: Many more editable fields November 14th, 2019 Improved Statistics page, plus new breadcrumb/filter bar November 4th, 2019 v5.0.11: Fix for uploading custom covers October 26th, 2019 v5.0.12: Fix for uploading custom covers October 26th, 2019 Folder panel now allows multiple folder levels October 22nd, 2019 19.3: Many more fields now sync with the CLZ Cloud (inc. Back Cover)! October 14th, 2019 v5.0.10: Fix build October 11th, 2019 v19.1: Now fully macOS Catalina compatible! October 9th, 2019 v5.0.9: Several user interface improvements October 8th, 2019 Many new fields, back covers and Update from Core tool! October 2nd, 2019 v5.0.10: Several user interface improvements October 1st, 2019 v5.0.8: Crash fix September 3rd, 2019 v5.0.7: Easier to find Edit button / Sync with CLZ Cloud icon August 30th, 2019 v19.0.7: Fix for link book screen and drag/dropping images August 15th, 2019 v5.0.9: Fixed unrecognized ISBN pop-up August 13th, 2019 v5.0.8: Improved error handling July 26th, 2019 v5.0.6: Add manually was missing from the add screen July 24th, 2019 Fixed a permission issue for scanning barcodes July 16th, 2019 Improved way to send support e-mails and more July 16th, 2019 Add books by ISBN: add all scanned books in one go July 16th, 2019 Improved Start Trial Interface July 3rd, 2019 v5.0.5: Fixed issue with quick search June 26th, 2019 v5.0.3: Changed: CLZ Account sign up June 26th, 2019 Import from CSV/Text: Easier field mapping June 20th, 2019