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Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Book screen and the Add Books screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Authors, Genres, Subjects) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Authors
  • Illustrators
  • Genres
  • Subjects
  • Extras
  • Narrators
  • Tags

Adding Books by ISBN: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by ISBN (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the ISBN now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the ISBN was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the book details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some ISBNs in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Book Collector (macOS)

v20.0.3: Custom cover sync problem fixed and more

January 14th, 2020

This update fixes an issue with the sync where it would always re-upload the custom front/back covers if such a book had any change at all. This resulted in many unneeded re-uploads of custom front/back covers.

Important: After updating to this version:

  • the program will run a process to index your custom covers
  • all books with custom front/back covers will re-upload

Both processes might take a while!

Fixed:

  • Custom front/back covers were re-uploaded too often
  • Quick Search: using arrow buttons and clicking results wasn’t working correctly

Book Collector (Windows)

v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 13th, 2020

We are 2 weeks into 2020, so it’s time for Book Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

Read more


CLZ Books (Android)

v5.2.2: Sync time-out issue fixed

January 7th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Rare incident where timeouts occurred during CLZ Cloud sync.

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.2.2: Sync time-out issue fixed

January 7th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Rare incident where timeouts occurred during CLZ Cloud sync.

CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.2.1: New Statistics screen

December 19th, 2019

A big update for the CLZ Books app again, introducing a new Statistics screen, a cool “infographic” style screen, showing totals and statistics about your book collection.
To open it, just choose “Statistics” from the menu.

In this new screen, you can find:

  • The number of books in your collection, and how many authors.
  • A top 5 list of your most recent additions.
  • A nice pie chart showing the distribution of your books over formats (Hardcover, Softcover, etc..).
  • A bar chart of your books by author.
  • A bar chart of your books by publisher.
  • A bar chart of your books by genre.
  • A bar chart of your books by subject.
  • A pie chart showing your how many of your books are marked as read.


CLZ Books (Android)

v5.2.1: New Statistics screen

December 19th, 2019

A big update for the CLZ Books app again, introducing a new Statistics screen, a cool “infographic” style screen, showing totals and statistics about your book collection.
To open it, just choose “Statistics” from the menu.

In this new screen, you can find:

  • The number of books in your collection, and how many authors.
  • A top 5 list of your most recent additions.
  • A nice pie chart showing the distribution of your books over formats (Hardcover, Softcover, etc..).
  • A bar chart of your books by author.
  • A bar chart of your books by publisher.
  • A bar chart of your books by genre.
  • A bar chart of your books by subject.
  • A pie chart showing your how many of your books are marked as read.


Book Collector (macOS)

v20.0.2: Small fix build

December 17th, 2019

A couple of fixes today for Book Collector macOS:

Fixed:

  • Manage Pick List screen could crash on the box set field
  • Printing a list while in dark mode would print a black page

Book Connect

Sort your folder panel by the numbers

December 6th, 2019

A useful and fun new option in your Book Connect software today!
By default, the folders in your folder panel are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folder panel by the numbers, that is by the number of books contained.

Sorting by the numbers is a nice way to find the most important Authors, Publishers, Genres, Subjects, etc.. in your collection.

Switch between the Alphabetical and Number sorting using the new toggle to the right of the search box:


Book Collector (macOS)

v20: Dark Mode support / Many new sync fields (inc back covers!)

December 4th, 2019

The year “twenty-twenty” is coming up, so here’s Book Collector v20 for macOS!

In this release we added support for the macOS Dark/Light Mode and enhanced the CLZ Cloud syncing system with many new fields and back cover images.

Read more


CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.1.3: Fixed a crash during sync

December 3rd, 2019

The app could crash during syncing of certain items. Shouldn’t happen anymore now!

Fixed:

  • App could crash while syncing with CLZ Cloud

Book Connect

Create your own multi-level-folder favorites

November 25th, 2019

Roughly a month ago we introduced the ability to use multiple levels of folders in the folder panel. At the time, limited to several built-in field sensible field combinations.

Today we’re giving you the next logical step: the ability to create and save your own multi- and single-level favorites for the folder panel.

The Favorites are shown at the top of the Folder menu, with the single-field options still available at the bottom.

Read more


CLZ Books (iOS)

v5.1.2: New folder option: Purchase Year

November 25th, 2019

New:

  • Group by “Purchase year”

CLZ Books (Android)

v5.1.2: New folder options and some fixes

November 22nd, 2019

New:

  • Group by “Purchase year” and “Reading year”

Fixed:

  • Details panel showed “publication date” where it should show “original publication date”
  • Grouping on “publisher” didn’t always work correctly

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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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

Read more


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!

Read more


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:


Recent changes

Improvements to Edit and Add screens January 17th, 2020 v20.0.3: Custom cover sync problem fixed and more January 14th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 13th, 2020 v5.2.2: Sync time-out issue fixed January 7th, 2020 v5.2.2: Sync time-out issue fixed January 7th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen December 19th, 2019 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen December 19th, 2019 v20.0.2: Small fix build December 17th, 2019 Sort your folder panel by the numbers December 6th, 2019 v20: Dark Mode support / Many new sync fields (inc back covers!) December 4th, 2019 v5.1.3: Fixed a crash during sync December 3rd, 2019 Create your own multi-level-folder favorites November 25th, 2019 v5.1.2: New folder option: Purchase Year November 25th, 2019 v5.1.2: New folder options and some fixes November 22nd, 2019 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