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Unlocking the Full App

Getting started » Unlocking the Full App

The free CLZ Comics download is a trial version, which lets you try the app with up to 100 comics. Once you decide you like CLZ Comics, you can Unlock the Full App (no limits) with an in-app purchase. Here’s how to unlock your app to allow an unlimited number of…

Unlocking the Full App

Troubleshooting » Unlocking the Full App

If you’ve already purchased CLZ Comics, here’s how you can unlock it on your Android device: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: At the top, tap on “Log in or sign up here” At the bottom, tap “I…

How the CLZ Cloud works

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud is a service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac Comic Collector to CLZ Comics on iOS / Android, but also to sync between your mobile…

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Contents: Why sign up? Synchronize with CLZ Cloud How the CLZ Cloud works Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

How much space does the app require?

Reference » Requirements » How much space does the app require?

CLZ Comics itself takes a little less than 18 MB (phone) or 12 MB (tablet) of space on your device. Depending on how many comics you’re going to catalog, the app will require a more space on your device. Below you will find an indication of how much extra space…

Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud is a completely different one than we have in the CLZ Cloud. Perhaps you have opened a different database file? Solution 1: Open the correct database Open the same database that we have in CLZ Cloud for you.…

After I scan a barcode I can’t continue.

Troubleshooting » After I scan a barcode I can’t continue.

After you scan a couple of barcodes in the Add Automatically screen you have to use your device’s back button to go back to the Queue and select the results to add to your collection. If you tap the back button that appears at the top of your screen, you will…

Removing unused pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Removing unused pick list items

Removing unused pick list items: You may have some pick list items that you don’t use anymore. You can remove them: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to remove…

Choosing View Modes

Browsing your database » Choosing View Modes

CLZ Comics has 2 view modes for your comics: List: Shows a small thumbnail of your comic, the series title and a couple of other pre-selected fields. Cover Wall: View your collection by cover image. Tap the 3 dots icon in the main screen and then “Switch…

Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

The CLZ Comics app comes with free cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. When you’re using CLZ Comics, we strongly recommend using the CLZ Cloud to: Make an online backup of your comic collection data. Synch your comic data between…

Adding by Series Title

Adding comics » Adding by Series Title

Here’s how to add a comic to your collection by Series Title: Adding by Series Title: Tap the Add Comics icon: . In the Add screen, at the top, choose Add by Title. Type the series title and press Search. Tap a series title name to view a list of comic…

Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Have you been using one of our other comic cataloging solutions, like Comic Collector or Comic Connect, or maybe the CLZ Comics app on another device? Then you probably already have an existing comic collection stored in your CLZ Cloud account. Here’s how to…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a comic When you edit a comic and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered in the list, you can just…

Editing comics

Managing your database » Editing comics

After adding some comics to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Editing a pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Editing a pick list item

Editing a pick list item: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to work on. Tap on any of the pick list items to edit it. !Warning: any change you make to an existing pick…

Merging pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Merging pick list items

Merging pick list items: Accidentally got two or more pick list items that are the same? You can merge them: Open the side-menu by tapping the menu icon top left of the main screen: Tap on Manage Pick Lists Choose which list you want to work on. Tap on the…

Field Defaults

Adding comics » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new comic additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

Adding your first comics

Getting started » Adding your first comics

CLZ Comics lets you catalog your comics without manually entering all the issue details. Just search our Core online comic database by barcode or series title, then auto-download character lists, creator lists, plots, cover art, backdrop art and much more. Adding by…

Adding by Barcode

Adding comics » Adding by Barcode

Adding comics by barcode If you are cataloging your boxes of comics, the best way to add comics to CLZ Comics is by scanning their barcodes with your device’s camera: Tap the Add Comics button: In the Add screen, at the top, choose By Barcode. Point the…

Change Settings

Reference » Change Settings

Hit the Settings button to open up the settings menu: CLZ Account: Login Details Login to your CLZ Account here, request your password or create a new CLZ Account if you don’t have one. Barcode Scanning Use the switches to turnbarcode scanning sounds and…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing comics » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every comic you add to your collection, CLZ Comics stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit,…

Export to CLZ Comics: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Comic Collector » Export to CLZ Comics: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Comics using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Comics is not on…

Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud has been synced before, but to a different CLZ Account. This can happen if you have more than one CLZ Account with us. Solution 1: Login with the correct CLZ Account Windows / Mac desktop software Close the…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

You can’t export directly from CLZ Comics on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync screen. Tap the Sync Changes button…

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing comics » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your comics. Alternatively you can change the existing cover by something from your image gallery, or you can upload your own cover to the CLZ Cloud from here. Start by selecting a comic and opening up…

Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to CLZ Comics on your mobile device. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Collection vs Wish List

Browsing your database » Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Comics can not only keep track of the comics in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding comics, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add comics to your…

My app is suddenly limited to 100 comics, how do I fix this?

Troubleshooting » My app is suddenly limited to 100 comics, how do I fix this?

There can be a couple of reasons you have a database limit of 100 comics right now. Please select the situation that applies to you: Situation 1: I’ve paid to Unlock the Fulll App before. Situation 2: I’m unable to sync my in-app purchase back to my…

Grouping into folders

Browsing your database » Grouping into folders

When you have a lot of comics in your collection, it can be useful to group them together. You may want to group your collection on Publishers so you can view all your comics from the same publisher together and see how many comics of each publisher you actually own.…

Print your collection

Importing / Exporting » Print your collection

You can’t print directly from CLZ Comics on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website and then print from a computer. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync…

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use the central cover images from Core for Comics. Only if you’ve manually modified or added a cover yourself it will be marked as Custom Image and syncs with your CLZ Cloud. Sync Custom…

Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

After storing so many comics in CLZ Comics it’s always smart to have a backup. It’s also useful if you can restore your subscription on any device, any time. We offer you a way to do that by syncing your complete database and subscription to the CLZ Cloud.…

I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By barcode”

Troubleshooting » I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By barcode”

If no “scan” button appears in your “by ISBN” screen, it means your device may not have an auto-focus camera that our App can use to scan barcodes correctly. We’ve had to disable barcode scanning on “non-auto-focus-camera”…

Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Windows / Mac Click on menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” or click this button on the toolbar: The program will now check if there are any changes that need to be synced up or down. Click the “Sync Changes” button to process all changes. *If…

Different number of comics in desktop, cloud and app

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Different number of comics in desktop, cloud and app

In some rare situations, your desktop, cloud and mobile app database can get “out-of-sync”, causing a different number of comics to be listed. The solution is simple, but may take some time. In short: Clear your CLZ Cloud. Upload your most up-to-date…

Adding Manually

Adding comics » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a comic in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add…

Removing comics

Managing your database » Removing comics

Removing a comic Remove entire collection Removing a comic Removing one comic on a phone device: Tap “a comic” to view the details. Tap on the “recycle bin” icon at the top. Removing 1 or more comics on a phone/tablet device: Note:…

Uploading Images

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Uploading Images

Comic Collector will try to upsync cover images for comics that don’t already have a cover in the CLZ Cloud. The images are restricted to 500kb in size, if your images are larger than this, they won’t be uploaded. Images are only automatically upsynced to…

Sorting

Browsing your database » Sorting

With your comics stored digitally in your mobile device you can sort your comics on issue number. Ascending or descending. Tap the Sort button: to switch the sorting from ascending to descending and vice verse.

Requirements

Reference » Requirements

To get the most out of CLZ Comics, make sure you at least have: An Android running Android OS 4.0.3 or up. An Internet connection (only while adding/automatically updating comics or syncing with CLZ Cloud). For barcode scanning: A device with a camera that can do…

CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Pick the item you wish to know more about: Warning: You need to sync the old way. Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud Errors in Sync…

Direct import from Comic Collector

Reference » Direct import from Comic Collector

!This feature is only available for backwards compatibility. It is not developed or supported anymore. To transfer data from Comic Collector, we strongly recommend to use the CLZ Cloud syncing!. Here’s how to transfer data from the Comic Collector desktop…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Comics! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Comics app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your comic collection. Just getting started cataloging your comics? Then here’s how to add the first comics to your…

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Contents: My app is suddenly limited to 100 comics, how do I fix this? Unlocking the Full App CLZ Cloud Sync problems Need help?

Need help?

Troubleshooting » Need help?

If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail. You can find a contact form on the CLZ Mobile website.

Your CLZ Account

Reference » Your CLZ Account

What is a CLZ Account? A CLZ Account is a generic Collectorz.com customer account, a login (a CLZ Username and Password) for several different Collectorz.com online services: Log in to the My.CLZ.com site to access your licenses, subscriptions and download…

Why sign up?

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Why sign up?

The subscription to the CLZ Comics app comes with cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. To use your CLZ Cloud, you need a CLZ Account. Advantages of using CLZ Cloud: When you’re using CLZ Comics, you can use the CLZ Cloud to: Make an…

Updating from Core

Managing your database » Updating from Core

When you add comics using this app’s Add by Barcode or Add by Title tools, you get lots of comic details automatically from our central Core for Comics online database. After you add your comics, the Core online data may change, e.g. to add more details that…

Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

It seems you cleared your collection in CLZ Cloud, meaning you have logged into your CLZ Cloud and used the red button named “Remove all comics from database”. You will be presented with the option to “Upload this database” meaning you are…

Adding comics

Adding comics

You can add comics to CLZ Comics in a variety of ways. Select one of the methods below to learn how. Adding by Barcode Adding by Title Adding Manually Field Defaults

Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud is an online service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also used to sync data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac software to your app, but also between phones and tablets. If you own multiple devices, e.g. a…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…