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v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels

December 7th, 2018

A useful update of your app today, that is, if you are using the app on an iPad:

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.


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v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon

November 9th, 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.

Fixed:

  • List did not scroll to top when the status bar was tapped
  • App could crash on startup in rare cases

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v4.11.3: Moved some buttons to more logical places

August 26th, 2018

Some changes in 4.11.3 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 have been moved to the settings screen.
  • The selection mode button has been removed, just tap and hold on an item to start selecting items.

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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!

Note: Because of the new fields the app needs to perform a database optimization. If you have a very big database (over 10.000 items) and/or a slower device, this optimization can take a while to complete. If you’re having troubles with this, please contact us for a solution.

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.

Fixed:

  • Last update made some settings disappear in the settings screen. They are back now.
  • Added bottom margin to the add auto screen on iPhone X to make the add button more reachable
  • The sync screen wasn’t logging local deletes.

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v4.10.4: Bigger and easier to spot Add button!

May 9th, 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.

Fixed:

  • Adding a comic would clear the collection status filter in the main screen.
  • The sorting option screen would sometimes not fully show the chosen sort option when opened.
  • iPad: Main screen: the details view did not refresh after changing the details template.
  • iPad: Main screen: the ‘edit my rating’ pop up was rotated when in landscape mode.

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

April 13th, 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.


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v4.9: Improved search features

February 21st, 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

Fixed:

  • Faster loading of details screen.
  • Crash within a few seconds of opening the app.
  • Crash when pressing ‘Change account info’ in the sync screen.

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v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing!

January 10th, 2018

A new v4.8.1 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.

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!

New:

  • Added ‘None’ entries to list of folders: The [None] folder groups the books you have not set the field for on which you’re currently folder grouping.
  • “Read It” folder option: Group your comics into Read it “Yes” or “No” folders to quickly find your unread comics!

Fixed:

  • Search cleared when the X button was pushed in the search bar of the main screen.

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v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen

November 8th, 2017

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

  • Slightly smaller font for the series name, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Clearer result entries for Add By Barcode searches, especially in cases of multiple results.
  • Color high-lighting: Comics already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, comics already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.


Fixes in this update:

  • Some covers (Preview art) weren’t showing in the main screen thumbnail view
  • Series have/want header in main list was cut off in certain situations
  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar

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v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro

October 19th, 2017

New

  • Optimized layout of main screen on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Optimized the performance of the main screen thumbnail view
  • Fresh placeholder cover images

Fixed

  • Black bars showing on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Disappearing floating add button when switching from list to thumbnail view

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    v4.5.10: Redesigned Selection Mode

    October 15th, 2017

    New:

    • Redesigned Selection Mode
      • Tap and hold on a comic/series to select it, select as many comics as you like (or select all, using the “Select All” top right).
      • Then use the blue action button to perform an action on the selected comics (Remove / Update from CLZ Core).

    Fixed:

    • Crash when saving a cover image to the camera roll
    • Odd scrolling behavior when expanding/collapsing a series title search result in the Add Automatically screen
    • Odd scrolling behavior when scanning comic barcodes in the barcode scanning screen
    • Stuck keyboard after searching in main list
    • Autocorrect was enabled for the main list search bar

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    v4.5.5: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

    June 11th, 2017

    New:

    • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
      • Now automatically searches the series you were looking at in your app.
      • New skinned preview templates.
    • After adding/editing a comic, the app will now always find and show your last added comic in your main screen.
    • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your comics from CLZ Cloud.
    • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

    Fixed:

    • Some barcode searches could return empty issues upon adding them.
    • Reading date was displayed twice in the ‘Clear’ templates.
    • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
    • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
    • When a comic was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
    • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.

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    v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

    April 26th, 2017

    New in 4.5.2:

    • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
      • Clear Light template
      • Clear Dark template

    Fixed:

    • iPad: WANT-HAVE header was not correctly updated when changing Series folder.
    • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.

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    v4.5: A completely new look!

    April 23rd, 2017

    A huge v4.5 update for the 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.

    What’s new in CLZ Comics 4.5 for iOS?

    • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
    • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
    • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your comic collection.
    • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new comics.
    • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
    • Access all view settings from menu top right.
    • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

    How to update your CLZ Comics app to version 4.5:

    • On your device, open the App Store app.
    • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
    • Find the CLZ Games entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

    Do you like the new look?
    Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!


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    v4.3.2: New folder options and redesigned edit screen

    January 13th, 2017

    New:

    • New Folder options: format, store, age, color, country, crossover, edition, genre, language, story arc.
    • Edit screen is now split into two tabs (Main / Personal).
    • After editing/removing a comic, the app now remembers the list’s scroll position.

    Fixed:

    • After editing a comic, the changed values were not immediately visible in the list.
    • Alphabet sections in list were broken after “X”.
    • Adding by Barcode: barcodes can now be entered with voice dictation.
    • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen.
    • ‘Show all’ folder item was missing in empty folders on tablet devices.

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    v4.3.1: Redesigned Add Automatically screen!

    January 4th, 2017

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

    In this update, we complete re-designed the Add Comics screen, to make it clearer, easier-to-user and to help you add comics more efficiently.

    What’s new in the Add Comics screen?

    • Switch between By Title and By Barcode 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 Title:
      • Suggestions appear in a drop-down while you type a title
    • 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
      • Delete barcodes from queue by swiping from right to left
      • Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions

    Read more


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    v4.2.4: New search engine added for adding comics by title

    October 24th, 2016

    • New Search engine for adding comics By Title:
      • Better and cleaner search results.
      • Much faster, almost instant results.
    • New layout for the comic lists

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    V4.2.1: New: “Manage Pick Lists” screen

    July 29th, 2016

    Version 4.2 adds a couple of improvements and tools that are essential for users who are doing most of their editing on the mobile apps:

    • New “Manage Pick Lists” screen (under new Tools menu).
      This new screen lets you take control of your pick lists, that is book Authors, music Artists, comic Series, Publishers, Formats, Genres, Subjects, etc… Use it to:

      • Fix typos in names.
      • Remove unused entries.
      • Merge duplicate entries.
      • Edit the SortNames for comic Series.
    • Edit screen improvements:
      • New “value picker” screen for pick list fields, like Authors, Artists, Series, Genres, Subjects, etc… Just tap the field, pick a value from the pick list that appears and done. No more need to type the first few letters of a value (we all hate typing on mobile devices, don’t we?)
      • Tap the pencil icons to directly edit names of pick list entries.
      • Tap the pencil icon for Artists, Authors and Series to directly edit Names *and* SortNames.

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    v4.1.1: New: Field Defaults screen

    May 23rd, 2016

    New:

    • Settings / Field Defaults: choose field values that will be set for each new entry automatically.
    • Edit screen improvements:
      • Improved layout to make it easier on the eye
      • New “Select Value” screen for easier entry of pick list fields (e.g. Artist, Format, Genre, etc…)
      • Cancel and Done buttons have been moved to the top bar.
      • New Delete button at the bottom.

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    V4.0.1: CLZ Comics is now free to try out, lots of new features

    February 24th, 2016

    It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here:
    CLZ Comics 4.0 for iOS!

    Apart from several improvements to the Add Comic screen (see below), the 4.0 version contains an important change:

    CLZ Comics for iOS is now free to download

    Starting with version 4.0, CLZ Comics is free to download and starts with a limit of 100 comics.

    New:Improved Add Comics screen

    • Easily switch between Add methods (Title / Barcode / Manual).
    • Re-designed search results with included cover images.
    • Now add directly from results using quick-add buttons
      (no more need to open the Preview Screen).
    • New black style for Preview Screen.
    • Add by Barcode now automatically opens Camera Scan screen.
    • Larger Camera Scan screen on iPad.