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CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.14.1: New for tablets: Resizable panels

December 5th, 2018

  • All panels in the main screen (folders, list and details) are now resizable using draggable separators between the panels, so that you can customize the layout to your own liking.
  • The resizable panels in the Add screen have been updated to use the nicer look of the draggable separators.


CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon

November 6th, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

And if you have Android 8.0 or higher, we’re also including an “adaptive app icon” as of today which are in line with all your other app icons!


CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.11.3: Moved some buttons to more logical places

September 3rd, 2018

Some changes in CLZ Comics for you:

  • The buttons to switch folders, sorting and view options have been moved to more logical places to make them more accessible.
  • The skins and templates options are now only available from the settings screen.
  • The selection mode button has been removed, just tap and hold on an item to start selecting items.

Fixed:

  • Update from Core could (in some cases) overwrite manually entered information for the Edition, Crossover, Imprint and Age fields.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.11: More editable fields!

June 21st, 2018

By popular demand, we have added 7 more editable fields to CLZ Comics. These fields were already available as automatic Core fields but are now fully editable:

Fields that are now fully editable:

  • Edition
  • Crossover
  • Story Arc
  • Imprint
  • Age
  • Cover Price
  • Release Date

But wait, that’s not all: All the above fields now also sync to and from the CLZ Cloud!

Secure HTTPS connections, for your security and privacy

As indicated in our recent GDPR email, we are updating our software and services, to be more secure and to better protect your privacy.

Starting with version 4.11 CLZ Comics now uses secure HTTPS connections for all communications with our servers:

  • for logging in with your username and password
  • for syncing your data with CLZ Cloud
  • for sending your searches to Core.

To make this possible, we have created new secure “entry points” on our servers, that are only allowing secure HTTPS connections. The new CLZ Movies app only communicates with those secure entry points.

For your privacy and security, we strongly recommend updating your app to v4.11.


CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.10.3: Bigger and easier to spot Add button!

May 14th, 2018

New for the Add Comics screen:

  • Add button is now bigger and easier to spot (some new users missed the little round “+”).
  • Add button now “remembers” your collection vs. wish list selection. No need to pick from the Collection/Wish List popup menu every time you add anymore.
  • Remove from queue button is now bigger and easier to spot. Tap and hold on a barcode in the queue to select barcodes you want to remove.

Fixed:

  • The main comic list scrolled to top after editing a comic while the ‘series’-folder mode was active.
  • Accented characters in sortnames/titles were sorted incorrectly.
  • Main screen: the over-sensitive quickscroll bar in the thumbnail view has been fixed.
  • Edit: ‘Done’- button doest not scroll from screen on manual scroll.
  • Edit: New ‘Unsaved changes’ dialog.
  • Cloud sync: Sync reporting ‘invalid xml’ in rare cases.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen

March 14th, 2018

We’ve added new fields to sort on to change the order in which your comic issues are displayed in your list. Your issue list will adapt to sort and show the field you’re sorting on. On top of that we’ve redesigned the Select Sort Order screen to make it more clear what you’re choosing.

Open the Select Sort Order screen by tapping the menu top right, then tap “Sort order”.

All available sort fields:

  • Series A-Z, then issue
  • Series Z-A , then issue
  • Cover Date
  • Release Date (New!)
  • Order of Entry (New!)
  • Read Date (New!)
  • My Rating (New!)
  • Purchase Date (New!)
  • Purchase Price (New!)
  • Current Value (New!)
  • Quantity (New!)

All fields can be sorted either ascending or descending. Tap the field you wish to sort on, then tap “Apply” to confirm.


CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.9: Improved search features

January 24th, 2018

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular series in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of series title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching series.
    (for most series, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the series you were looking for, tap it to bring it up in the list
  • TIP: Tap the search button on the keyboard or tap “View All Results” to perform the normal search.

Quick Search now searches more fields

Now also searches in:

  • Series Group
  • Plot
  • Tags
  • Notes

Full list of fields that are now searched:

  • Series Title
  • Issue Title
  • Barcode
  • Crossover
  • StoryArc
  • Credit Name
  • Character Name
  • Series Group
  • Plot
  • Tags
  • Notes

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing!

December 4th, 2017

A new v4.8 update for your app is available now, with:

Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing
Add or edit comics and your changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly.
Made changes on the desktop or Connect side? Just start the app and changes will download automatically.

Note: Auto-Syncing is switched OFF by default. Switch it ON in the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” screen.

Don’t have a CLZ Cloud account yet?
If you don’t have a CLZ Cloud account yet, I strongly recommend signup up for one from the app. Using the CLZ Cloud is completely free!

The CLZ Cloud syncing will let you:

  1. Sync your data between devices, e.g. between your phone and your tablet. Or from your old phone to your new phone.
  2. View your database online using the free CLZ Cloud viewer website.
  3. Make an online backup of your data. Better safe than sorry!

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.8: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen

November 21st, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Comics app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

  • Add from CLZ Core:
    • Color high-lighting: Comics already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, comics already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
    • Clearer result entries for Add By Barcode searches, especially in cases of multiple results.

Fixes in this update:

  • After restarting the app an empty details template could sometimes show.
  • Duplicate comic credits after updating coming from CLZ Core.
  • After restarting the app it would sometimes repeatedly scroll to the last added comic.
  • Small CLZ Cloud sync tweaks.
  • After changing the sort order the list could sometimes scroll to a random position.
  • After manually typing a barcode in the add by barcode screen you weren’t able to search another one.
  • Sorting not working within a series folder in the main screen.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.4: Easier way to add series and improved navigation!

July 12th, 2017

New:

  • After adding/editing a comic, the app will now always find and show your last added comic in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.
  • Add auto screen will automatically perform a series search when the add auto screen is opened while a comic series is selected.
  • You can now folder group on “Read It”.

    Fixed:

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

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.2: Improved barcode scanning

May 22nd, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some tweaks to improve barcode scanning.

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning.
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new books and books on wish list by barcode.
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.1: Improved Add Comics screen

May 10th, 2017

This update to the CLZ Comics app for Android brings user interface improvements to the Add Comics screen:

  • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
  • When adding a comic that is already on your wish list, the app now lets you change its status to “In Collection”.
  • Adding By Barcode:
    • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
    • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter a barcode manually
    • Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions
    • Press and hold to delete a barcode from the queue
  • Adding By Title:
    • Expand comic issues list using “V” icons on the right
    • Comic not found? Easy add it manually using the special entry in the results list


CLZ Comics (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 Comics (Android)

v4.3.6: New folder options, new out of sync mark and more!

October 20th, 2016

We added folder options in this build for a couple of fields we didn’t have them for yet. Should be a pretty complete list by now! Also added a nice “out of sync” mark to let you know when the collection is out of sync.

New:

  • Added Folder options for:
    • format
    • store
    • age
    • color
    • country
    • crossover
    • edition
    • genre
    • language
    • story arc
  • 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:

  • Fixed hardware keyboard enter not working in tablet search field
  • Fixed quick search suggesting returning a blank screen on a single issue search result

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.3.5: New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics

October 5th, 2016

New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title. While enter a title to search for, a drop-down list will appear, showing the five most popular series that match. If you see the series you were looking for, just tap to select it.

Fixed:

  • Screen rotation throughout the app
  • Improved scrolling smoothness in the series list
  • Have/wish lists are back in the series list

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.3.4: New search engine and new way of entering dates

September 22nd, 2016

New search engine for adding comics By Title:

  • Better and cleaner search results.
  • Much faster, almost instant results.

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 Comics (Android)

v4.3.1: A completely new look!

September 7th, 2016

A huge v4.3 update for your CLZ Comics app is now available.
And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):

The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

New:

  • New “Material”-based interface, with two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
    (The app now starts in the Light skin. If you prefer the Dark look, just use the View menu top right)
  • Big floating blue “+” button for adding movies.
  • Access all other features and tools from “hamburger” menu top left.
  • Clear and easy switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.
  • Access all other view options from menu on top right.
  • Add screen: tabs at the top to switch between By Title and By Barcode modes.
  • Add Manually is now a separate menu item in the menu on the left.
  • Redesigned book list entries.
  • Old Import from Comic Collector has been moved to Settings screen!

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.2.1: New: Manage Pick Lists tool and ways to edit pick list items

July 28th, 2016

  • New “Manage Pick Lists” tool for editing and merging Series, Publishers, Series Groups, etc..
  • Edit screen: edit the Sort Names for Series for complete control over correct series sorting.
  • Edit screen: Now edit the names of Series, Publishers, etc.. .
  • Edit screen: New “value picker” screen for quickly filling fields like Series and Publisher.
  • New Tools menu, with Manage Pick Lists, Field Defaults and Empty Database tools.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.0.1: CLZ Comics for Android is now free to download

March 24th, 2016

CLZ Comics is now free to download, with a database limit of 100 comics. Unlock higher database limits using In App Purchases.

If you purchased CLZ Comics before the 4.0 release, then the 4.0 version will be automatically unlocked to an *unlimited* database size. You do NOT need to pay again 🙂
If, for whatever reason, this didn’t work for you, then just CONTACT US and and we’ll unlock it manually, free of charge!

New:

  • Easily switch between Add methods (Title/Barcode/Manual).
  • Re-designed search results with included cover images.
  • Add by Barcode now automatically opens Camera Scan screen.