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CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.4: Redesigned Edit Book screen

January 12th, 2017

New:

  • Edit screen with tabs (main details/personal details)
  • Added folder options: country, store
  • Main list
    • Scroll position now remembered after editing/removing a book
    • Now updates live after editing a book
  • Added a ‘show all’ folder item in empty folders on tablet devices
  • Added collection status folders

Fixed:

  • Fixed list view section headers stopping at X
  • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen
  • App freezing when entering a 20 character password in the login screen
  • Manage Pick Lists:
    • Wrong sorting of numeric values
    • Crash when adding an empty item
    • Issue renaming an item with 1 letter only
  • Fixed database limit message appearing in the old desktop sync when the limit was between 100 and unlimited

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.3: Fixed wrongly popping up iTunes message

January 5th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Fixed iTunes Store credentials pop up on startup of app
Book Collector (Windows)

v16.4.6: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Submit Missing ISBN: for some users the popup would look messed up with the “OK” and “Cancel” buttons out of sight
  • Crashes during Check for Update process

CLZ Books (iOS)

v4.3.2: New “Add Manually” if nothing can be found.

January 4th, 2017

New:

  • New: Add Manually button if nothing can be found.

Fixed:

  • Add Auto Screen: Barcode search by voice

Book Collector (macOS)

v16.1.6: Maintenance build

January 3rd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Cards View: Quick Search didn’t filter the cards in the list.
  • First Letter folder option was not using the Sort Names.
  • Loan Manager Screen: Search was not working.
  • Sierra: Full Screen Mode: “Add Cover” popup appears under the Edit Screen.
  • Internal Images: Templates images were not updated after editing an item.
  • When no internet connection was available, app was launched in Trial Mode.

Book Connect

New: Import text / CSV files

January 3rd, 2017

csv-iconDo you already have a list of your movies, books, cds, comics or games? E.g. entered in a spread-sheet program, or created using a different cataloging tool, then exported to CSV?

Cool, you can now easily get that list into your Collectorz.com program (desktop, mobile or Connect). Just use our new flexible import tool to import your existing list into the CLZ Cloud. This will make your list instantly available in Connect. Or sync to the mobile app or desktop software using the CLZ Cloud syncing.

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Book Collector (Windows)

v16.4.5: Maintenance build: various fixes

January 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Import from other collection could cause a crash in rare cases
  • Edit Book:
    • On User Defined Fields tab, “_[Add pick list item]_” didn’t work for comboboxes
    • Changing the role for a credit would mark all books dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited book
  • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn’t mark their corresponding books as modified
  • Main Screen: accelerator keys in main menu (like “ALT+F” for files menu) didn’t work

Book Collector (macOS)

v16.1.5: New: Find Cover tool in “Unrecognized ISBN” screen

December 22nd, 2016

Improved “Unrecognized ISBN” screen

  • NEW: integrated Find Cover tool.
    Easily pick a cover images from internet search results for the ISBN.

  • Two extra fields: Publisher and Year.
  • Author box now has drop-down with your Author list for easy entry of existing author names.

Fixed:

  • Main Screen: after resizing the first column too much, the text was no longer readable
  • Edit Book: Closing the edit screen could cause a crash on El Capitan

Book Connect

New Collectorz.com Help Center

December 14th, 2016

As most of you know, at Collectorz.com we take Customer Support very seriously. We’re always here to answer your questions or to help with any problems you may have encountered with our cataloging tools.

To further streamline CLZ Support, Sven, one of our web-developers, has created a new Collectorz.com Help Center, at Help.CLZ.com

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Book Collector (macOS)

v16.1.4: Maintenance build

December 10th, 2016

Fixed:

  • Main screen: switching from details to statistics would crash the program
Book Collector (Windows)

v16.4.4: Improvements to “Unrecognized ISBN” screen

December 8th, 2016


Improved “Unrecognized ISBN” screen

  • NEW: integrated Find Cover tool.
    Easily pick a cover images from internet search results for the ISBN.

  • Two extra fields: Publisher and Year.
  • Author box now has drop-down with your Author list for easy entry of existing author names.

Fixed:

  • Dragging and dropping cover images did not work for HTTPS URLs.
  • Person grids: problems adding authors when multiple authors exists with the same display name.

Book Collector (macOS)

v16.1.3: Fixed a crash on startup

November 23rd, 2016

Fixed:

  • Program would crash on startup or load incorrectly for OS older than Sierra
Book Collector (macOS)

v16.1.2: Improved the Trial Edition flow

November 22nd, 2016


New:

  • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
  • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
  • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn’t for existing users.

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.3.8: New “split” edit screen

November 17th, 2016

New:

  • Split edit screen, easily switch between main and personal fields

    Fixed:

  • App respects the system screen orientation lock
  • Background color for the searchbar on certain Lollipop tablet devices
  • Long loading in manage pick list screen

  • CLZ Books (iOS)

    v4.3.1: Redesigned Add Automatically screen and new “Missing ISBN” screen

    November 16th, 2016

    A huge v4.3 update for your CLZ Books mobile app for iOS is now available.

    In this update, we completely re-designed the Add Book screen, to make it clearer, easier-to-use and to help you add books more efficiently.

    New: Re-designed Add Books screen

    • Switch between By Author/Title and By ISBN modes using tabs at the top
      (Add Manually is now a separate screen, under Tools menu)
    • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
    • Add button is now at bottom right (blue circle with “+” icon)
    • Adding By ISBN:
      • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
      • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter an ISBN manually
      • Delete ISBN from queue by swiping from right to left
      • ISBN queue is now remembered between sessions

    New: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”:

    • When an ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
    • In this screen, just type the Author and the Title, then click Add Book.
    • This will:
      1. Instantly add the ISBN/Author/Title entry to our Core online book database.
      2. Add the book to your own database with ISBN, Author and Title filled in AND linked to the new Core entry.

    In other words, this new screen not only helps you in adding unrecognized books, but it also helps your fellow CLZ Books users by adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core.

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    Book Connect

    New Collectorz.com shop at Shop.CLZ.com

    November 8th, 2016

    Big launch this week, our new Collectorz.com Shop is live at Shop.CLZ.com !

    Bernard, Sven, AJ and I (Alwin) have been working on this for quite a while, doing many iterations, to make the new shop super-clear and easy to navigate, even on mobile devices.

    This new shop replaces both the shop/buy pages of the collectorz.com website and the shop of the My.CLZ.com website. Both websites now link to the new Shop.CLZ.com.

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    Book Collector (Windows)

    v16.4.2: Added Unrecognized ISBN feature to Link/Update Book screen

    November 4th, 2016


    New

    • Link/Update Books now also supports the “Unrecognized ISBN” screen
    • Quick search now also supports Regular Expressions. Enter “matches:” followed by regular expression in the quick search box.

    Book Collector (Windows)

    v16.4.1: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”

    November 4th, 2016

    • In Add Books Automatically, when an ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
    • In this screen, just type the Author and the Title, then click Add Book.
    • This will:
      1. Instantly add the ISBN/Author/Title entry to our Core online book database.
      2. Add the book to your own database with ISBN, Author and Title filled in AND linked to the new Core entry.

    In other words, this new screen not only helps you in adding unrecognized books,
    but it also helps your fellow Book Collector users by adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core.

    ( BTW: this screen replaces the “Report Missing ISBN to Core” web-form. Of course, you can still provide more info for the added ISBN using the Submit to Core button in the Edit Book screen. )


    Book Collector (macOS)

    v16.1.1: New: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”

    November 3rd, 2016


    Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”

    • In Add Books Automatically and Link Books, when an ISBN is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized ISBN” screen will appear.
    • In this screen, just type the Author and the Title, then click Add Book.
    • This will:
      1. Instantly add the ISBN/Author/Title entry to our Core online book database.
      2. Add the book to your own database with ISBN, Author and Title filled in AND linked to the new Core entry.

    In other words, this new screen not only helps you in adding unrecognized books,
    but it also helps your fellow Book Collector users by adding the missing ISBN to the CLZ Core.

    ( BTW: this screen replaces the “Report Missing ISBN to Core” web-form. Of course, you can still provide more info for the added ISBN using the Submit to Core button in the Edit Book screen. )


    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.7: Fixed a problem with CLZ Account registration

    October 27th, 2016

    • Fixed app closing on CLZ Account registration

    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.6: Added more folder options, Sync Status indicator and more

    October 20th, 2016

    • Added Folder options for Country and store
    • CLZ Cloud Sync button now indicates “out of sync” status using red exclamation mark
    • App now automatically restores the Unlock Full App in-app purchase
    • Fixed hardware keyboard enter not working in tablet search field
    • Fixed screen rotation not working on phones

    CLZ Books (iOS)

    v4.2.3: Fixed a problem in the Field Defaults screen and Sync

    September 24th, 2016

    Fixed:

    • Field Defaults were not immediately stored after closing the screen
    • Syncing screen: Sometimes the sync button was wrongly disabled

    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.5: New way of adding/editing dates

    September 22nd, 2016

    New data entry interface for date fields:

    • Allows manual entry of year/month/day
    • Allow “partial dates”, e.g. just year and month
    • Open the calendar tool with the calendar button.

    CLZ Books (Android)

    v4.3.4: New: “None” entries in folder section

    September 20th, 2016

    • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
    • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
    • Add screen: some performance improvements.

    Book Collector (macOS)

    v16.0.9: Fixed “Check for Updates” on Sierra and more

    September 19th, 2016


    Fixed:

    • Check for Updates was broken for macOS Sierra.
    • Templates were broken when User Defined Field headers contained special characters.

    Recent changes

    v18.1: Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches January 10th, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 10th, 2018 Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud January 9th, 2018 Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches January 8th, 2018 v18.0.6: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 Brand new Add Books from Core screen January 2nd, 2018 A complete re-design of the Connect interface December 27th, 2017 v18.0.5: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.4: Edit Screen: Updated the Genre and Subject fields December 20th, 2017 v18.0.3: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.2: Some fixes for the new Edit Book screens December 12th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 11th, 2017 v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! December 6th, 2017 v4.5.7: Further improvements to the Add Books screen November 22nd, 2017 v4.5.14: Further improvements to the Add Books screen November 11th, 2017 v4.5.13: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 21st, 2017 v4.5.12: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017 v4.5.11: Redesigned Selection Mode October 15th, 2017 New design and layout for book details page October 11th, 2017 v17.2.5: Fixed invisible queue entries October 11th, 2017 New: Manage your pick list entries September 29th, 2017 v4.5.10: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad September 27th, 2017 v4.5.9: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11 September 24th, 2017 v17.1.3: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar September 21st, 2017 v17.1.2: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017