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Connect is now available in German!

July 4th, 2023

Great news for all our German-speaking customers: starting today the Connect web software is also available in German!

Our programmers have been working for months to make the Connect software available in other languages (other than English). This meant:

  • Make the Connect software translatable, to ensure that all interface texts come from a translation database.
  • Making a nice and easy translation tool for our translators, so that they can translate all texts efficiently and also maintain the translation when new functionality is added.
  • And of course, to do the actual translation.

And today we can take the next step: Connect is now available in German!

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Book Collector (Windows)

v23.1.4: Several Improvements

June 1st, 2023

Improved:

  • Adding by ISBN: the last ISBN barcode you scanned is now automatically selected in the queue
  • Further improvements for sorting text with numbers in it (especially with – symbols)
  • Faster sorting, resulting in overall performance improvements especially for large databases

CLZ Books (Android)

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

CLZ Books (Android)

v8.1: Use multiple folder levels

May 13th, 2023

A huge update for your CLZ Books mobile app today, which introduces a powerful feature for browsing and filtering your book collection: using multiple levels of folders.

Previously, it was only possible to use one level, so either Author folders OR Publisher folders OR Subject folders OR Location folders, etc… But starting with this version, you can combine folder options, so for instance, use Publisher folders, then within each publisher folder have Author folders.

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Book Connect

Re-designed collection tab-bar

May 4th, 2023

A nice update for all Connect users who use multiple collections, especially for those who have a LOT of collections.

New in this re-design:

  • Single row tab-bar. No more lost screen estate caused by multiple rows of tabs.
  • Got more tabs than fit on screen? Scroll the bar horizontally.
  • Or use the next/prev buttons on the right to jump page by page.
  • Alternatively, click the menu icon on the bottom left to pick a collection from a menu.
  • The menu also provides quick access to the Manage Collections screen.
  • Drag tabs to change their order.
  • Double click a tab to rename a collection.

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Book Connect

Connect is now available in Dutch!

April 27th, 2023

A big project our web-dev team has been focused on the past few months is making our Connect web-based software available into other languages. A huge project that consists of:

  • Making the software translatable, basically ensuring that ALL UI text is retrieved from a translation database.
  • Creating a nice and easy web-based CMS tool that translators can log in to and translate text, preview in Connect, etc…
  • Doing the actual translations of all UI texts.

And today we can finally show the first results: Connect is now available in Dutch!

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Book Collector (Windows)

v23.1.3: Sorting fixes and improved Add Screen stability

April 18th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Sorting problems for certain fields
  • Several small Add Screen stability issues

Book Collector (Windows)

v23.1.2: Various Fixes

April 6th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Add Books screen could give an “Access Violation” error in 32-bits mode.
  • When searching for a pseudonym of an author using the search (top right) in your main screen, hitting Enter would not produce the right results.
  • Edit Screen: The “Signed By” field now grows in height when resizing it.
  • Edit Screen: when adding “local other files” on Links tab, and selecting multiple files in one go, it would just add multiple copies of the same file.
  • Dark Skin: In the Folder panel, we’ve made the barchart color a bit brighter.
  • In the Pre-fill popup you could not select an “empty” item for pick lists.
  • Sorting your list by date wasn’t always working properly.
  • When using “Export to XML” or “Save Database As” the program will check if the file already exists.

Book Collector (Windows)

v23.1: Now supports our new CLZ Scanner barcode scanner app

March 27th, 2023

As announced last weekend, here it is, Book Collector version 23.1 for Windows, with full support for our new CLZ Scanner barcode scanner app!

And as indicated earlier, support for the old CLZ Barry scanner app has now been removed.

What is CLZ Scanner?

The aptly-named “CLZ Scanner” is a barcode scanner app, nothing more, nothing less. It is an app that you use on your phone to scan barcodes and then instantly send those scanned barcodes to the Add Books screen of the Book Collector software running on your computer. From there, you can then easily and comfortably add the scanned books to your computer software.

CLZ Scanner replaces the old CLZ Barry app.

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Book Collector (Windows)

v23.0: 3 completely new data fields and 4 new sync fields

January 16th, 2023

Here it is, the promised big v23.0 release of your Book Collector desktop software, in which we added 3 completely new data fields and 4 new cloud-sync fields.
All fields were added based on feedback from you all, the users of the app.

Three completely new fields (Signed By, Dust Jacket and Number Line) were added to all of our book database solutions (mobile, web and desktop).

Also, you can now finally sync these existing Book Collector fields through the CLZ Cloud to the CLZ Books mobile app (Cover Artist, Foreword Author, Ghostwriter and Box Set).

BTW: similar updates have also been released for the CLZ Books mobile apps and Book Connect web-based software so all 7 fields now nicely sync between all of them.

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Book Connect

v8.0: 7 new data fields!

January 16th, 2023

Here it is, a big release of your Book Connect web-based software, in which we add SEVEN new data fields.
All fields were added based on feedback from you all, the users of the app.

Four of these fields were already available in the Book Collector desktop software and can now finally be synced through the CLZ Cloud to the CLZ Books mobile app (Cover Artist, Foreword Author, Ghostwriter and Box Set).
The other three fields are completely new to all 3 of our book cataloging solutions (Signed By, Dust Jacket and Number Line).

BTW: similar updates have also been released for the CLZ Books mobile apps and the Book Collector desktop software, so all 7 fields now nicely sync between all of them.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v8.0: 7 new data fields!

January 16th, 2023

Here it is, the big 8.0 release of your CLZ Books app, in which we add SEVEN new data fields.
All fields were added based on feedback from you all, the users of the app.

Four of these fields were already available in the Book Collector desktop software and can now finally be synced through the CLZ Cloud to the CLZ Books mobile app (Cover Artist, Foreword Author, Ghostwriter and Box Set).
The other three fields are completely new to all 3 of our book cataloging solutions (Signed By, Dust Jacket and Number Line).

BTW: similar updates have also been released for the Book Collector desktop software and the Book Connect web-based software, so all 7 fields now nicely sync between all of them.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.4.2: Updated menu, new folder option and more fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Folders: You can now group on Original Publication Year
  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • Sorting on issue number wasn’t always working
  • Details page of book wasn’t always updating correctly when editing “in template”
  • After searching in your own collection by scanning an ISBN, the result will now show instantly

CLZ Books (iOS)

v7.4.4: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed and improved:

  • ISBN Barcode scanning on iPhone 14 Pro is now FIXED (by using macro lens)
  • ISBN Barcode scanning on iPhone 13 Pro now also uses macro lens
  • Collection Status colors now also visible in Card View

Book Connect

New collection view : Vertical Cards!

July 7th, 2022

Recently introduced in the CLZ mobile apps and instantly very popular, so now available in all five Connect flavors too: the Card View.
(And… because Connect already had a view called “Card View”, we renamed the old view to “Horizontal Cards” and named the new one “Vertical Cards” here.)

Here’s how to switch to new “Vertical Cards” view: on the toolbar above your collection list, click the 2nd button from the left, called “Vertical Cards”.

Check out the screenshots below:

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Book Connect

Lots of new features and tweaks in one go!

June 29th, 2022

A big update for your Connect software today, with several cool new features and some smaller tweaks, all in one go:

  • Easily add cover images by pasting into the Edit Screen’s Covers tab
  • New Month and Date folder options for all date fields
  • Improved Update from Core tool
  • “Move to Other Collection” now possible from details panel toolbar

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Book Collector (Windows)

v22.0.3: Various bug fixes

May 30th, 2022

In today’s update, no big new features. Instead, we decided to spend some time fixing a lot of outstanding issues. While we were at it, we also implemented some small tweaks requested by users. Here’s what’s tweaked and fixed:

Tweaks:

  • Year folders now sort from most recent year to older
  • Transfer Field Data: It is now possible to transfer authors to the Notes field

Fixes:

  • Link Screen: Fixed various “Access Violation” errors
  • Edit Screen: File paths for missing cover images weren’t showing
  • Main Screen: filtering on Collection Status “Sold” didn’t show correct filter text in the bottom of the screen
  • Edit in List: Fields could be cleared when modifying the column fields during editing in list
  • Edit in List: Fixed some problems with editing price/value fields
  • Manage Pick Lists: Author list: sorting on “Real Name” column was taking too long
CLZ Books (Android)

v7.4 New “Card View”

May 12th, 2022

Another big update for your CLZ Books app, in which we introduce a new view for your book collection. But there’s more:

  • New “Card View”
  • Selecting books now also possible in Card View and Images View
  • Floating “Add Books” button (the big blue “+”) now auto-hides

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CLZ Books (Android)

v7.3.3: Fixed a problem with Quick Search

April 7th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Picking a suggestion from the Quick Search would sometimes show the previous shown album

CLZ Books (Android)

v7.3.2: Various bugfixes

April 4th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Templates: Tapping the cover to zoom in on it often caused the cover to flip to the back cover
  • Adding an item to a different collection status caused Pre-fill fields to clear in the existing entry

Recent changes

Improved managing and editing of pick list fields April 8th, 2024 Connect is now available in Swedish! February 21st, 2024 Connect is now available in Danish! January 30th, 2024 Connect is now available in Portuguese, Serbian and Slovak January 18th, 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 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 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 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 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 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 v23.2.3: Fixed a problem with editing/displaying characters September 20th, 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 v23.2.2: Fixed sync problem with authors and a corruption issue September 4th, 2023 v23.2: Simplified Sort Name editing for all pick list entries August 31st, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023 Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier August 10th, 2023