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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes

November 22nd, 2021

Some small tweaks and fixes based on the feedback we received after the big v7 release:

Tweaks:

  • Download key comic info from Core can now be switched OFF in Settings
  • Pre-fill popup: Quantity is now always reset to 1
  • For debugging and support purposes the Edit Series screen now shows Core SeriesID

Fixes:

  • Clear Database didn’t clear the Pull List

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes

November 22nd, 2021

Some small tweaks and fixes based on the feedback we received after the big v7 release:

Tweaks:

  • Download key comic info from Core can now be switched OFF in Settings
  • Pre-fill popup: Quantity is now always reset to 1
  • For debugging and support purposes the Edit Series screen now shows Core SeriesID

Fixes:

  • Add Comics: Adding from pull list wasn’t working
  • Statistics: The “paid” information was not calculated correctly
  • Folders: “a”/”b” folders showing up instead of Yes/No
  • Update from Core: some comics kept getting an update
  • Clear Database didn’t clear the Pull List

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more

November 12th, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Comics apps is now available, with one big new feature (key comic info!), many new fields and several improvements to existing features. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New today:

  • NEW: Automatic key comic information from Core!
  • Many new fields (Sold date/price, Series Completed, Slab Cert Nr, Bag/Board date)
  • Improved List View entries, showing Key/Slabbed icons and Qty
  • Improved Add Comics screen: Show/Hide Variants, enlarge thumbs, new beeps
  • Improved “Missing Comics” screen (Show/Hide On Order and Unreleased)
  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • Your Pull List now syncs between devices and software platforms
  • New Collection Status icons and colors

IMPORTANT: For this v7 update, we have changed the database format (because of the new fields), so the first time you start version 7, the app will have to migrate your database to the new format. Depending on the speed of your device and the size of your database, this may take anywhere between 15 seconds and several minutes.

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect

October 29th, 2021

Our agreement with GoCollect has ended, so in this update we have removed all GoCollect-related features.

Which means no more automatic comic values when you add comics and no more daily updates for values.

We fully understand this is a shock and a disappointment for you all. Trust me, we are very disappointed too, maybe even more so than you are. In any case, we sincerely apologize for this sudden loss of functionality.

Read the full story here


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect

October 29th, 2021

Our agreement with GoCollect has ended, so in this update we have removed all GoCollect-related features.

Which means no more automatic comic values when you add comics and no more daily updates for values.

We fully understand this is a shock and a disappointment for you all. Trust me, we are very disappointed too, maybe even more so than you are. In any case, we sincerely apologize for this sudden loss of functionality.

Read the full story here


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.8.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes

September 28th, 2021

New:

Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes, that is, the list rows now automatically become bigger/higher if you have set your device to a larger font size. (previously, some information would be cropped)
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CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the Play Store, version 6.8 for CLZ Comics. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online comic database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu

September 27th, 2021

Now available in the App Store, version 6.8 for CLZ Comics. In this update, we finally bring the Submit to Core feature to the mobile app, so that you can help improve the Core online comic database, by submitting your corrections.
Also new in this update: Select Mode is now easier to activate and the Action menu has a new look.

Enjoy!

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.7.2: A fix for Shake to Shuffle

September 11th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Shake to Shuffle didn’t work while in Series folders

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links

September 9th, 2021

It’s been a while since the last CLZ Comics update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Comic” tool, for making a full copy an existing comic in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random comic
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Comic screen, for adding web-links to your comic entries

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It’s been a while since the last CLZ Comics update, as our entire mobile team has been working on a big update of our CLZ Music app (the one for CDs and vinyl records).

But we’re back at it for the other CLZ mobile apps, with 4 new features in one go!

  • a new “Duplicate Comic” tool, for making a full copy an existing comic in your database.
  • a new “Clear Cloud” button in the Sync screen, for resetting your CLZ Cloud
  • a new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, for selecting a random comic
  • a new Links tab in the Edit Comic screen, for adding web-links to your comic entries

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.6.2: Maintenance build

August 26th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Comic details page: Purchase Store could be shown twice
  • Comic details page: Buttons to modify Read It/My Rating have been added to the Clear templates
  • Add by Series: Improved layout of Search Suggestions
  • Series view is now always in list view (could be images in the past)
  • Add Manually screen was wrongly named “Add Book”
  • iPad: Main screen: When searching folders the tap area for the “X” to remove the search was wrong
  • iPad: Main screen: Filtering in Series folders: Keyboard could disappear while typing
  • iOS10: Add by Barcode tab wasn’t available
  • iOS10: iPad: Images view would crash the app
  • iOS10: iPad: After tapping a comic and tapping back, the list could disappear

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.6.3: Fixed a crash when removing multiple comics

July 7th, 2021

Fixed:

  • When removing multiple comics, the app could crash
CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.6.2: Fixed a bug with the grade field

June 3rd, 2021

Fixed:

  • It was possible to type in the grade field, which caused other problems in the app
CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details

June 2nd, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.6 update, we improved the look and layout of the issue list and of the comic details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

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Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.6 update, we improved the look and layout of the issue list and of the comic details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more


CLZ Comics (Android)

Sneak preview: a new look for CLZ Comics 6.6!

April 30th, 2021

After many CLZ app updates with new features and “functional” improvements, we decided it was time to work on a big “cosmetic” update and give the apps a nice make-over. Pim, Bernard and AJ have been working on this for a couple of weeks now. Here’s what’s coming up in the next updates for iOS and Android:

  • Updated Images View with configurable thumbnail size!
  • Optional use of backdrops behind lists.
  • New design of Preview template in Add screen
  • Updated templates for details pages.
  • CLZ Comics: New look for the series list.

Here’s a sneak preview of the upcoming updates, showing screenshots for CLZ Comics.

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CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies

March 25th, 2021

This one is for our non-US users of the CLZ Comics app!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

Then run Update Values again to retrieve GoCollect values automatically converted to your selected currency, using the current exchange rate.

Fixed:

  • Series cell “have summary” would display all comics for all your collections, instead of just the selected collection
  • Series cell “have summary” wasn’t displayed at all when filtering on Wish List
  • iPad only: sync screen would automatically close after syncing

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies

March 25th, 2021

This one is for our non-US users of the CLZ Comics app!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

Use the Settings screen (from the menu top left) to select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

Then run Update Values again to retrieve GoCollect values automatically converted to your selected currency, using the current exchange rate.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List

March 17th, 2021

Now available in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store: CLZ Comics version 6.4. In which we enhanced the Add Comics screen with a new time-saving feature: the Pull List tab

The Pull List tab is where you can track your favorite ongoing series.

To add a series to your Pull List tab:

  • find it in the Series tab
  • expand the entry to show the issue list
  • then tap the Pull List “star” icon at the top

After marking your pull list series, use the Pull List tab to:

  • easily find recent releases, so that you can add them to your collection
  • discover upcoming releases, for adding to your wish list

IMPORTANT: “Pull List” is a premium online service, which requires an active subscription! In other words, if you are still in the grandfathered “Unlocked” status, you will have to subscribe before you can use this new service. To do so, just tap the App Status line in the menu.


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List

March 17th, 2021

Now available in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store: CLZ Comics version 6.4. In which we enhanced the Add Comics screen with a new time-saving feature: the Pull List tab

The Pull List tab is where you can track your favorite ongoing series.

To add a series to your Pull List tab:

  • find it in the Series tab
  • expand the entry to show the issue list
  • then tap the Pull List “heart” icon at the top

After marking your pull list series, use the Pull List tab to:

  • easily find recent releases, so that you can add them to your collection
  • discover upcoming releases, for adding to your wish list

IMPORTANT: “Pull List” is a premium online service, which requires an active subscription! In other words, if you are still in the grandfathered “Unlocked” status, you will have to subscribe before you can use this new service. To do so, just tap the App Status line in the menu.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.3.2: A couple of fixes

February 24th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Opening Statistics could crash the app
  • Main Screen: Collection status filter: Could default to “For Sale” when it was previously set to “On Wish List”
  • Main screen: Some controls were missing from the top bar on iOS 9/10 devices
  • “Want” summary at the top disappeared from the list of comics

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.3: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Add Comics by Series: New “Select All” checkbox

By popular demand: in the Add Comics screen, on the By Series tab right above the Issue List, we have added an new “Select All” checkbox, for easily selecting ALL issues in the series!

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app 🙂 )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Series:

  • Ignore Series Sort Names when sorting by Series
  • Show Series Sort Names instead of Series Display Name

For Creators:

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Creators
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Creators

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (signed comics, key comics, purchase price)
  • More charts (by Publisher, by Grade, by Year, by Creator, by Character, Purchase Price by Series)
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.3: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Add Comics by Series: New “Select All” checkbox

By popular demand: in the Add Comics screen, on the By Series tab right above the Issue List, we have added an new “Select All” checkbox, for easily selecting ALL issues in the series!

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app 🙂 )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Series:

  • Ignore Series Sort Names when sorting by Series
  • Show Series Sort Names instead of Series Display Name

For Creators:

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Creators
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Creators

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (signed comics, key comics, purchase price)
  • More charts (by Publisher, by Grade, by Year, by Creator, by Character, Purchase Price by Series)
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.2 Missing Comics tool!

January 20th, 2021

Today we are responding to a request that we have been hearing from many years:

Is there any way I can find which comics I am MISSING for my series

Definitely not an easy feature to implement, because the first question immediately is “what about variants?”. If you own issue 13A, do you regard issue 13B, 13C and 13D as missing or not?

So our UI/US designers AJ and I (Alwin) sat down to design a flexible “Missing Comics” screen that gives you full flexibility to conjure up the missing comics list you are looking for.

Based on our ideas, web-developer Sven created a super-fast search engine on our servers, that can instantly return issue number lists for any series. Still not sure how he made it this fast, but you’ll definitely love the speed of this tool.

Then after that, our mobile developers Pim and Bernard created the new Missing Comics tool that you can now find in the menu of version 6.2. Alternatively, open it from the new “Find missing comics” link under the Have/Want list at the top of your issue list.

Use the pencil icon at the top left to change settings, that is:

  • Show or Hide missing variants.
  • Switch between a compact list and a verbose list. (the compact view lists missing comics in “ranges”.)
  • Order the missing issue lists in Ascending or Descending order.

Use the toggle on the top right to sort the series list alphabetically or by the number of comics that are missing.

New “Find Missing Comics” link in the Collection / Wish List summary panel:

Note: Missing Comics is premium online service, which requires a subscription!


Recent changes

v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes November 22nd, 2021 v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes November 22nd, 2021 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 v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect October 29th, 2021 v6.8.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes September 28th, 2021 v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.7.2: A fix for Shake to Shuffle September 11th, 2021 v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 9th, 2021 v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 9th, 2021 v6.6.2: Maintenance build August 26th, 2021 v6.6.3: Fixed a crash when removing multiple comics July 7th, 2021 v6.6.2: Fixed a bug with the grade field June 3rd, 2021 v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details June 2nd, 2021 v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details June 1st, 2021 Sneak preview: a new look for CLZ Comics 6.6! April 30th, 2021 v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies March 25th, 2021 v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies March 25th, 2021 v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List March 17th, 2021 v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List March 17th, 2021 v6.3.2: A couple of fixes February 24th, 2021 v6.3: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.3: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.2 Missing Comics tool! January 20th, 2021