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New: Manage your pick list entries

September 29th, 2017

All Connect apps: Manage Pick Lists, edit, merge and remove pick list entries.

A Manage Pick Lists screen is now available in Connect!
Finally, you can easily manage your pick lists for Artists, Authors, Series, Genres, Formats, etc… To edit your sort names, merge duplicate entries or remove entries.

The new Manage Pick Lists screen can be found in the Tools menu top right (the wrench icon).

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CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.10: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.9: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • ”Show more” buttons weren’t working in the iPhone versions of the Symbols/Bookshelf detail templates
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
Book Collector (macOS)

v17.1.3: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar

September 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
  • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.
Book Collector (macOS)

v17.1.2: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”

September 21st, 2017

Next week, Apple will release the new macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
If you are planning to update your Mac to this new OS, then we strongly recommend to update your Book Collector software to today’s version 17.0.5!

Book Collector problems on High Sierra:
We have been testing our software on beta versions of High Sierra for quite a while, to make sure we were ready for it’s release. We found that most of the software seems to be working as normal.

Unfortunately, we found a big problem in the Preferences screen, it does not open at all anymore, making it impossible to make any changes to program settings.

Luckily, our Mac developer Ronald was able to fix the Preferences screen to make it work on the new macOS. A fix was released today, in version 17.1.2.

Fixed

  • Preferences screen didn’t load properly on macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
  • Upload Cover to CLZ Core: Images were not always uploaded properly even if they were within the 500KB file size limit.
  • Main Screen: Quick Search: Occasional crashes in the quick search when using the “Search-as-you-type” suggestions.
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Sometimes crashed during the upload of covers.
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2.4: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: Access Violation when adding several books by isbn
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2.3: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: (un)checking an item in a selection would not (un)check all those items
CLZ Books (iOS)

v.4.5.8: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync

August 29th, 2017

This update converts your database

In order for this update to work, your database has to be converted once. This happens automatically after starting the app for the first time after updating and can take a couple of minutes depending on the size of your database (amount of books) and the speed of your iPhone or iPad. This could take a couple of minutes on slower devices or with very large databases (5000 or more books).

New:

  • CLZ Cloud syncing: Added loan fields to the sync.
  • Edit Book: Autocorrect now works on the plot and notes fields.
  • New folder option: You can now group your books by reading year. To do this, tap the menu button top right, then “Folders”, then tap “Reading Year”.

Coming up:

  • A loan manager to loan and return books.
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.6: Fixed an issue with syncing loan information

August 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Loan information could be cleared during an upsync of a loaned book if that book was recently edited on your device.
Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2.2: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Books from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Link/Update Books with CLZ Core: if an ISBN can’t be found, the author, publisher and title are now filled in automatically in the “Unrecognized ISBN” screen, if they are known from the book you’re linking.
  • Main screen: Details Panel: characters with a link filled in were not clickable.
  • Edit Book: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding a book where a pick list item (such as an author) was updated with new information, not all books using that same author were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.5: Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync

August 16th, 2017

New:

  • Added loan fields to the CLZ Cloud sync.

Fixed:

  • After tapping the “Not Found?” button to add a book anyway, the app could crash on adding an author.

Coming up:

  • A loan manager to loan and return books.
Book Connect

You can now sort your books on 4 more fields

August 7th, 2017

New:

  • New fields you can now sort your books on:
    • Country
    • Format
    • Language
    • Publisher
Book Connect

Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields

August 2nd, 2017

New fields for Edit Multiple

We’ve expanded the amount of fields you can edit in the Edit Multiple screen.

Improved interface

We’ve made it more clear how you can clear information from specific fields for all selected items you’re editing. Use the X button to clear a field for all selected items.

Using “Edit Multiple”

Quick reminder how to use Edit Multiple: Click the “Select” button at the top of your Connect page, select a couple of items, and click “Edit” (again, at the top).

Be advised that changes you make here affect all selected items, and can not be reverted once done!

Book Collector (macOS)

v17.1.1: Now sync your Loan Information to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect!

July 27th, 2017

Now sync your loan information to the CLZ Cloud

  • Sync information about outstanding loans to the CLZ Cloud, directly visible in your CLZ Cloud viewer (just add the Loan columns to the list).
  • Sync your loan history to the CLZ Cloud (only visible in Book Connect’s new Loan Manager)

New in Book Connect: a really nice Loan Manager feature!

  • Loan books and return books, by scanning their barcodes with CLZ Barry.
  • Check outstanding loans and loan history in the Loan Manager

( Coming soon: sync loan information to the CLZ Books mobile app )

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.6: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder

July 21st, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Books” folder with a back button to go back to your folders

Fixed:

  • Barcode queue was lost when a crash occurred in the Add from CLZ Core screen.
  • The “move to wish list” functionality in the Add from CLZ Core screen was not working.
Book Connect

New: Use Book Connect to keep track of loaned books!

July 20th, 2017

New in Book Connect: Loan/Return books and a Loan Manager feature!

You can now loan books in Book Connect: just find and select a book (or select multiple with the Select tool), and click the “Loan” button at the top!

Loan Manager

Click the wrench icon, top right, and then Loan Manager to access the new Loan Manager where you can see all your loaned out items, and directly return them. Alternatively you can also use CLZ Barry to scan an ISBN of a book, find it in your outstanding loans, and return it.

In the Loan Manager, you can click on a loaned item to modify the loan date, due date, return date, loaner and notes about the loan.

New:

  • Loan books by selecting a couple in your list, or by viewing the details of a book, and then click “Loan” at the top.
  • Return books straight from the loan manager or by scanning their ISBN barcodes with CLZ Barry.
  • Check outstanding loans and loan history in the Loan Manager.
  • Edit outstanding or returned loans by clicking on them.

All loan information can also be synced to Book Collector for Windows. We will also be adding the syncing of loan information to CLZ Books for iOS and Android and Book Collector for Mac.

Book Collector (Windows)

v17.2: Now sync your Loan Information to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect!

July 20th, 2017

Now sync your loan information to the CLZ Cloud

  • Sync information about outstanding loans to the CLZ Cloud, directly visible in your CLZ Cloud viewer (just add the Loan columns to the list).
  • Sync your loan history to the CLZ Cloud (only visible in Book Connect’s new Loan Manager)

New in Book Connect: a really nice Loan Manager feature!

  • Loan books and return books, by scanning their barcodes with CLZ Barry.
  • Check outstanding loans and loan history in the Loan Manager

( Coming soon: sync loan information to the CLZ Books mobile app )

Other tweaks

  • Add Books from Core: Search Results list is now loading/refreshing faster, especially for long lists.
  • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
  • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.4: Improved navigation in “All Books” folder

July 18th, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Books” folder with a back button to go back to your folders
CLZ Books (Android)

v4.5.3: Improved navigation after adding or restarting the app

July 12th, 2017

New:

  • After adding/editing a book, the app will now always find and show your last added book in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.

Fixed:

  • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.
Book Connect

Improved handling of Author Sort Names

July 4th, 2017

Book Connect and the CLZ Cloud for books have just been improved to better handle the sort names for your authors.
Plus, you can now actually edit your author entries to change the sort name and have more control over how your books are sorted!

Here’s what’s new:

  • The cloud storage has been changed to allow each user to have their own sort names for their author entries (previously, author sort names were used from the Core).
  • This also means that Author Sort Names now sync better between the desktop and mobile software.
  • For Book Connect and CLZ Cloud, it fixes sorting differences between the folder panel and the book list panel.
  • In Book Connect, you can edit your author entries (including their sort name) from the Edit Book screen and also straight from their entry in the author folder panel (using the little pencil icon, see screen shot below)


Book Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: New: Sort your author/title results with right mouse click

June 26th, 2017

New:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Right click the Author/Title results to sort on several fields.

Fixed:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Copy/paste text in search box wouldn’t enable the search button.
  • Link with CLZ Core:
    • When linking a book with unrecognized ISBN it wasn’t possible to submit it to CLZ Core.
  • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images.
Book Connect

New: Set a default view for friends

June 22nd, 2017

With all the sharing features we’re building we’ve now added a way for you to set a default view for your friends so they can browse your collection the way you want them to.

To set a default view for your friends:
Go to your CLZ Cloud / Connect page, login at the top right and set the columns, sorting and folder view you wish your friends see when they browse your collection.

Once you’re happy with the setup, choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu top right. Then click the blue button “Set current view as default view” and you’re done! Anyone viewing your collection for the first time will now get the view you’ve just set for them.


Book Connect

New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends!

June 21st, 2017

You can now quickly share your entire collection or one single item in your collection with anyone using the Share button at the top of your collection. You can share your collection or single item on Facebook, Twitter, via email or just copy a direct link using the Share icon top right.

Go to your cloud page, login at the top right, and use the Share icon at the top to begin:

Share entire collection

For your entire collection, make sure you’re on your Cloud / Connect page with all your items in view and then click the Share icon top right:

Share one single item

For one single item, click the item in your collection and then click the Share button at the top:


CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed navigation issue and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • iPhone: After editing a book, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a book, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
Book Connect

Private Cloud Sharing

June 13th, 2017

This is a new way to show your collection list to specific people, without making it Public. Just set your Cloud Visibility to Private, hiding it from public view, then generate a secret Private Cloud Sharing link. Send this link to your friends and only they will be able to see your collection. Best of both worlds!

To change our Cloud Visibility, go to your cloud page, login at the top right, then choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu.


Recent changes

New tooltips and split-up settings June 14th, 2018 New: selection checkboxes and action bar June 5th, 2018 v18.2.1: Secure HTTPS connections May 31st, 2018 v18.3.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.2: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v4.10.3: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 14th, 2018 New: Import your collection from “BookCAT” May 9th, 2018 New: Import your collection from “Delicious Library” May 9th, 2018 v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018 v18.1: New: 64-bit version of Book Collector! April 17th, 2018 Add Books is now a pop-up screen April 13th, 2018 v18.0.3: Fixed various issues in the sync with CLZ Cloud April 10th, 2018 New: The barcode queue is now remembered between sessions April 4th, 2018 v18.0.2: Fixed a freeze caused by User Defined Fields April 3rd, 2018 v4.10: New: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen April 3rd, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing + Performance improvements March 29th, 2018 Updated “Export to Text” and “Print to PDF” pages March 27th, 2018 Redesigned Column and Sort Order field selection screens March 21st, 2018 v4.10.2: Fixed a bug in the Add Books screen March 14th, 2018 v4.10: New: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen March 12th, 2018 v4.9.3: New: Single Search Box for your Add Books screen March 1st, 2018 v4.9.3: New: Single Search Box for your Add Books screen February 28th, 2018 v4.9.2: Fixed a crash with the search February 27th, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features February 21st, 2018 Search box now searches more fields February 19th, 2018