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What's new in CLZ Comics for iOS?

Here it is, the 3rd and final “v9 feature hilite” email. Today’s email is about two new tools we added for quickly finding a specific issue in your database:

  • Issue Search: use the search box top right to search for a specific issue, e.g. “amazing 362”
  • Jump to Issue button (aka, the “sniper” button”): tap, enter issue number, bam you’re there.

BTW: if you missed them, you can still read the first two v9 feature hilite emails on our CLZ blog:

New in CLZ Comics v9: two new tools for quickly finding a specific issue

A common situation for most users of the CLZ Comics app: finding a specific comic in your app database. Up till now, the way to do this was: first find the series (using the search box top right, or the search box above the series folder list), then just scroll down the issue list to find the issue you were looking for. It worked, but could take some time, especially for series with lots of issues.

So we started thinking about possible ways to make this faster and easier. After discussing this at the CLZ HQ, we came up with two possible solutions. But… we could not decide which one was the best way to go, both had their advantages.
So in the end, we decided to just implement BOTH solutions 🙂

These are the two new ways to quickly find an issue in your app:

Search box now allows Issue Search, e.g. “amazing 361”

The first new way to find a specific issue is integrated into the regular search box top right. That search box now lets you enter a series title AND issue number. (similar to the way the Issue tab works in the Add Comics screen).

For example, search for “amazing 361” and you will get all issues #361 of series that match “amazing”. Which will obviously instantly give you Amazing Spider-man, Vol.1, issue 361.
Looking for, say, Batman Adventures #12 ? Just search for “batman 12” and it will give you all issues #12 of batman related series, probably offering BA12 quite near the top of the results list.

Also, if there’s exactly one result, it will instantly take you to the details page for that comic!

Jump to Issue button

The second tool we implemented is different. It assumes that you already found the series you were looking for and are at the top of its issue list. This tool is meant to avoid the annoying scrolling part.

While in a series, just tap the new Jump to Issue button (aka, the “sniper” button”) above the list, enter a number and tap “Jump!”. Then it will instantly scroll down to that specific issue.

Note: the sniper button is only available within a Series folder and when sorted by Series / Issue Number!

Recent changes

v9.4: Re-design of Pull List feature (and now called “NCBD”) July 3rd, 2024 v9.3.1: CLZ Comics is now free to use up to 250 comics June 4th, 2024 v9.2: Improved “Updated Values” screen, after updating from CovrPrice May 16th, 2024 v9.1 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters March 28th, 2024 v9.0: Check Value / Collection Tabs / Issue Search and more! November 30th, 2023 v8.10: Improvements for Search box and Hide Variants mode November 2nd, 2023 v8.9: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.8: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.7.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.6: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.5: Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 21st, 2023 v8.4: Use multiple folder levels May 21st, 2023 v8.3: A new look for slabbed comics, plus 3 new slab-related fields March 6th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 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