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Book Collector (Windows)

v22.0.2: Various bug fixes

March 21st, 2022

Fixed:

  • Add books: When adding books to “Sold” the button wasn’t showing text
  • Various “Access Violation” errors fixed in the Link Books screen
  • User Defined Fields: default values weren’t used when adding books
  • Pre-fill: User Defined Fields weren’t remembered between sessions
  • Light Skin: Rating stars weren’t visible

CLZ Books (Android)

v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons!

March 15th, 2022

In this update, no new features, just a nice improvement that makes existing functionality a bit better.

All actions in the app that can take a bit longer are now showing a nice progress bar!
This gives you some idea how long the action will take.
Also, the new Cancel button lets you stop actions, e.g. if you see it will take too long to do at this time.

The new progress bars are now shown when:

  • Adding multiple books
  • Editing multiple books
  • Removing multiple books
  • Updating from Core


Book Collector (Windows)

v22: Configurable Pre-fill & Update from Core + WebP support

March 10th, 2022

It’s been a few months since the last Book Collector update, but behind the scenes we have of course been preparing for a big v22 update! And today, it is finally ready for release, with 4 cool new features:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • User-configurable Add / Update from Core
  • Support for WebP images
  • New collection status “Sold” and new collection status icons and colors

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One of the most popular features we added to the Book Connect software in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new books from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new today:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Date and Reading Date: Fill with “Today”
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v7.1.2: Various improvements to sorting and folders

February 18th, 2022

Improvements:

  • New: Sort by Date Modified
  • New: Sort by Date Added (previously called “Order of Entry”)
  • New: use Added Year as your folder field
  • Improved display of sort values in bottom right corner of list cells

CLZ Books (Android)

v7.1.3: Various improvements to sorting and folders

February 18th, 2022

Improvements:

  • New: Sort by Date Modified
  • New: Sort by Date Added (previously called “Order of Entry”)
  • New: use Added Year as your folder field
  • Improved display of sort values in bottom right corner of list cells

Fixed:

  • Add Books: The Add button sometimes didn’t work

CLZ Books (Android)

v7.1.2: Fix for values in pre-fill screen

February 2nd, 2022

Fixed:

  • Values in pre-fill screen weren’t set the first time

CLZ Books (Android)

v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields!

January 27th, 2022

One of the most popular features we added to the CLZ Books app in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new books from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new in version 7.1:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Date and Reading Date: Use “Today”
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

Read more


CLZ Books (Android)

v7.0: New features and lots of improvements

December 1st, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Books app is now available, with new features and lots of improvements to existing functionality. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New in version 7 today:

  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • New Collection Status: Sold
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Improved Add Books screen: enlarge thumbs, new beeps, num pad for ISBN entry
  • New setting to enable/disable downloading of genres/subjects
  • New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen
  • Other small tweaks

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In today’s update we’re introducing new Add from Core settings screen, that lets you configure exactly which fields you want to download when adding new books.

While we are at it, we also tweaked the UI of the existing Update from Core settings and… we combined the two into ONE screens, with Add from Core / Update from Core tabs at top.

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Book Connect

New: Progress bars for slower actions

November 24th, 2021

A nice update for all five Connect flavors today, in which we’ve added new progress bars to all actions in the software that can take a while.

(In the past, the software would just show a rotating symbol, not giving you any indication of actual progress or how long it could still take.)

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Book Collector (Windows)

v21.5 Improved Submit to Core system

October 8th, 2021

In this update, we are improving the Submit to Core system.

We have created a completely new site for processing your submitted entries, which is now fully responsive to your browser size and therefore now fully mobile-compatible.

At the same time, we created a new auto-login system, making submitting easier and more seamless.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.6.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes

September 28th, 2021

New:

Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes, that is, the list rows now automatically become bigger/higher if you have set your device to a larger font size. (previously, some information would be cropped)
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CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the App Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Books. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online book database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the Play Store, version 6.6 for CLZ Books. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online book database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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Book Connect

Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection

September 21st, 2021

We’re on a roll with the Connect development, so today we can release two new features for your Connect software:

  • Search your collection by barcode, using CLZ Barry
  • Set your CLZ Cloud Visibility per collection

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Book Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Book Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

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CLZ Books (Android)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle

September 8th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Books update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 3 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Book” tool, for making a full copy an existing book in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random book

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We have finally been able to free up web-developer Stijn from several long running “back-end” projects, so he is making good progress on all kinds of smaller Book Connect improvements.

In today’s update, 3 nice additions / tweaks:

  • Easier user interface for Columns and Sorting
  • Remove/Restore the automatic Core images for Front and Back
  • More fields available in Field Defaults

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Today, we have updated your Book Connect software for you, with two nice improvements in one go:

  • Enhanced Collection Status filter, now including On Order, For Sale, etc..
  • Update from Core tool now supports (way) more fields

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Book Collector (Windows)

v21.3.2: Transfer Field Data: fix for Date fields

August 12th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Date fields didn’t always transfer correctly

Book Collector (Windows)

v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool

August 9th, 2021

A nice new v21.3 update is available for Book Collector now, in which we introduce a new super useful database management tool, called Transfer Field Data (new in the Tools menu).

In short, this tool lets you copy field values from one field to another, in batch, so for your entire database, or for a selection of books.

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New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • Template: Now only shows the publication year at the top (instead of the full publication date which has been moved to the Details section)
  • iOS10: iPad: Images view would crash the app
  • iOS10: iPad: After tapping an album and tapping back, the list could disappear

CLZ Books (Android)

v6.4.2: Switch Images View between Flex and Grid Layout

July 7th, 2021

New:

  • Image View: Sadly not everyone likes the new flexible “full cover wall” layout. So we have now made it optional. Tap the button to the left of the size slider to switch between the new “Flex Layout” and old “Grid layout”.

Fixed:

  • Image View: Position of the size slider wasn’t always remembered correctly
  • Template: Some weblinks could not be opened
  • Template: Now only shows the publication year at the top (instead of the full publication date which has been moved to the Details section)

Recent changes

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 Connect is now available in German! July 4th, 2023