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v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields!

February 2nd, 2022

One of the most popular features we added to the CLZ Comics app in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new comics from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new in version 7.2:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Use “Today”
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage.
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields

Out of the box, the new Pre-fill screen will start with the fields that have always been on the screen: Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company and Tags.
But now, you can remove and add fields to fit *your* needs!

To get started: In the Pre-fill screen, on the bottom right, tap the little “gears” icon. This will open a screen called “Select Pre-fill Fields”. There, tap the heart or star icons to select and unselect fields.

TIP: use the drag icons to change the order of the Current fields! Some fields take half the screen width, other fields are full width. So you may want to play around with the order of fields to get the most “compact” layout.

Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Use “Today”

New, in the Pre-fill screen: “Set Today” toggles for the Purchase Date, Reading Date and Last Bag/Board Date fields.
If you add one of these fields to your Pre-fill screen, they will automatically show an extra “Set Today” toggle on the right of the input box, which will always automatically set the date to today’s date. Super useful if you are always adding your new comics on the same day you purchase them!

Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage

The Pre-fill screen already allowed you to automatically set the Purchase Price to the Cover Price. But many users are getting a fixed discount at their LCS, so requested a feature to automatically subtract that discount from the Purchase Price. A great idea, so here it is! 🙂

The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

The functionality of the Field Defaults screen and the Pre-fill screen has always been comparable, so we figured it was the time to merge the two. The old Field Default screen has now been ditched and you can now set your field defaults with the Pre-fill screen, through the new menu option “Pre-fill Settings”.
The main advantage: you can now set field defaults for any field you want 🙂

NOTE: if you disable the Pre-fill screen, so that it does not show when adding, then you can use the “Pre-fill fields even when screen not shown setting to use the chosen values as field defaults.

Fixed:

iOS:

  • Edit Comic: The “Raw” option wasn’t available if the device was set to “bold text”
  • Update Key Info: The device could go to sleep, canceling the update

Android:

  • Update Key Info: The “Update” button could disappear if the devices was set to “big text”
  • Update from Core: The device could go to sleep, canceling the update
  • A crash could occur when syncing on a device with a foldable screen

Recent changes

v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go! February 17th, 2022 v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 2nd, 2022 v7.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories January 11th, 2022 v7.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more November 12th, 2021 v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect October 29th, 2021 v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 9th, 2021 v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details June 1st, 2021 v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies March 25th, 2021 v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List March 17th, 2021 v6.3: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.2 Missing Comics tool! January 20th, 2021 v6.1: Pre-fill fields while adding comics December 3rd, 2020 v6.0: Batch editing, Updated Values report, Add by Issue number, and more… November 9th, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.6: Better barcode recognition for older comics! May 29th, 2020 v5.5 New folder options for Creators and Characters May 14th, 2020