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Comic Collector (macOS)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 22nd, 2017

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Publisher” in the quick search box, start typing a publisher name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of publishers you have in your database. Click on a publisher to see all comics of that publisher.

Try it with the “Character” field too! Instantly filter down to all comics have that specific character in them.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.4: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Publisher” in the quick search box, start typing a publisher name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of publishers you have in your database. Click on a publisher to see all comics of that publisher.

Try it with the “Character” field too! Instantly filter down to all comics have that specific character in them.

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Series with identical Display Names could be confused when down syncing

Comic Collector (macOS)

v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes

March 8th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Program would crash at startup on macOS 10.9 or older
  • Search-As-You-Type tweaked to search first letters of each word only, making the results more precise
  • Add Comics Automatically : image popup for cover was showing the images of the selected item in main screen
  • Add Comics Automatically : Search-As-You-Type stopped working after closing and reopening add screen
Comic Collector (macOS)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

March 7th, 2017

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 the series 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 one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The series will now be selected in your folder panel, with the issues showing in the list panel.

NOTE: this Search-As-You-Type feature replaces the old “filter-as-you-type” behaviour of the Quick Search box. If you want to go back to the old behaviour, you can do so in the Preferences screen, on the Behaviour page using the setting called “When typing in Quick Search box”.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Fixed an access violation in the Quick Search box

February 23rd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Quick Search: Access Violation when selecting a suggestion with “no folders” active
  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing

Comic Collector (Windows)

V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search

February 16th, 2017

New:

  • Images popup now also supports “Size Picture to Window without stretching” option
  • Quick search: suggestions now also are shown when searching on “Title” field

Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
  • Images Popup:
    • the status bar wasn’t always showing the right image path when opening
    • .bmp images were not showing
  • CueCat scanner wasn’t working properly any more

Comic Collector (Windows)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

February 14th, 2017

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 the series 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 one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The series will now be selected in your folder panel, with the issues showing in the list panel.

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Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.8: Fixed some cover issues

February 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: Content: adding a cover for a story/TPB Issue, was resulting in adding a cover for the main issue.
  • Edit Screen: Cover Popups were not always prompted on macOS Sierra.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.7: Fixed a bug in Add Automatically screen

January 17th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crash: Add Comics Automatically screen could be prompted while using the program.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.4.4: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crashes during Check for Update process

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.6: Maintenance build

January 3rd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Cards View: Quick Search didn’t filter the cards in the list.
  • First Letter folder option was not using the Sort Names.
  • Loan Manager Screen: Search was not working.
  • Sierra: Full Screen Mode: “Add Cover” popup appears under the Edit Screen.
  • Internal Images: Templates images were not updated after editing an item.
  • When no internet connection was available, app was launched in Trial Mode.
  • Templates : HTML content in Plots was not formatted correctly.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.4.3: Maintenance build

January 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Edit Comic:
    • On User Defined Fields tab, “_[Add pick list item]_” didn’t work for comboboxes
    • Changing the role for a credit would mark all comics dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited comic
  • person grids: adding a person with a display name that existed multiple times, would sometimes save the wrong one
  • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn’t mark their corresponding comics as modified
  • Main Screen: accelerator keys in main menu (like “ALT+F” for files menu) didn’t work
  • Update File Links: Story front cover paths were not updated properly

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.5: Fixed a size problem for columns

December 22nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen: after resizing the first column too much, the text was no longer readable
  • Edit Comic: Closing the edit screen could cause a crash on El Capitan
Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.4: Fixed a crash when switching to statistics

December 1st, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main screen: switching from details to statistics would crash the program

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.3: Fixed a startup problem for some macOS versions

November 23rd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Program would crash on startup or load incorrectly for OS older than Sierra
Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.2: Improved the Trial Edition flow

November 22nd, 2016


New:

  • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
  • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
  • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn’t for existing users.

Fixed:

  • Fixed Fullscreen Popups on macOS Sierra

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.4.2: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks

November 10th, 2016


New:

  • Quick search now also supports Regular Expressions. Enter “matches:” followed by regular expression in the quick search box.
  • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
  • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
  • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn’t for existing users.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.1.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” in Add Automatically screen

September 22nd, 2016


New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title

If you are adding most of your comics “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Comics Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the series title you want to add issues for.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, instantly showing the five most popular series that match,
    including the date range, the number of issues contained and a small thumbnail image.
  3. For popular series, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.
    For older or less popular series, type a few more letters.
  4. Once you see your series appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact series will be listed, with its’ issue list.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.4.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title

September 22nd, 2016


New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title

If you are adding most of your comics “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Comics Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the series title you want to add issues for.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, instantly showing the five most popular series that match,
    including the date range, the number of issues contained and a small thumbnail image.
  3. For popular series, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.
    For older or less popular series, type a few more letters.
  4. Once you see your series appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact series will be listed, with its’ issue list.

Read more


Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.0.10: Fixed “Check for Update” on Sierra and more

September 19th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Check for Update was broken for macOS Sierra.
  • Templates were broken when User Defined Field headers contained special characters.
  • CLZ Cloud: Down sync: Fixed an issue causing possible duplication of series.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.3.10: Export to XML is now more efficient and some fixes

September 13th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Export to XML is now capable of exporting large databases without “Out of Memory” errors, as it now writes the XML directly to hard disk. This is a bit slower though.
  • Edit Comic:
    • Creators and Character grid column widths not restored properly sometimes
    • Contents tab: when trying to move a story up or down it would throw an “Abstract Error”
  • Sync with Cloud: Wrap Around and TPB fields were cleared when syncing down from the cloud
  • Add/Modify Filter: “Contains” filters were always case insensitive even when “case sensitive” was checked
  • Edit Multiple Comics:
    • cancelling without making changes would still ask for confirmation
    • F8 didn’t clear price values

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.3.9: Fixed “Handle is invalid” error that could pop up

August 17th, 2016

Fixed:

  • Program could throw an “Handle is invalid” error after multiple edits
  • Add Comics Automatically: checked results would stay checked after adding them

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.3.8: Maintenance build with improvements to the main screen and more

August 16th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • The folder tree was wrapping the values in the list
    • A double hint was showing for the thumbnail slider to resize thumbnails in Images View
  • When working offline, closing the program could cause Access Violations
  • Edit Comic:
    • It was possible to sort the stories list where it shouldn’t which caused drawing issues
    • Moving story up or down could make selected story look empty
  • User Defined Fields: values of check box lists were not loaded correctly in some cases

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.3.7: Improvements to Cloud Syncing, Edit Comic screen and Dark Skin

August 8th, 2016


Improvements:

  • Cloud Syncing: Now does up to 5 retries when a sync action fails because of a temporary connection problem.
  • Edit Comic: Improved “search as you type” behaviour of search boxes for adding creators and characters.
  • Dark Skin: active window now has a light grey border, making it stand out more when windows overlap.

Fixed:

  • Screen started to “flicker” after leaving the program inactive for a few minutes.
  • Add Automatically: selecting/checking issues could be *very* slow in some cases.
  • Add Automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue.
  • Main Screen / Two Panel Mode: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text when no comics were showing in the list.
  • Edit Multiple: F8 to clear didn’t work for memo fields like Plot and Notes.
  • Edit Multiple: “Quantity” field was always cleared.
  • Link Comics: multiple problems since the introduction of the Dark Skin.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v16.3.6: Small fixes to the Edit Comic screen

July 19th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Comic:
    • Changing collection status sometimes would uncheck a radiobutton but not check the selected one
    • It wasn’t possible to enter an empty Issue Number, it would always show ‘0’
    • Previous/Next/Ok could mess up data when the edit screen was still loading

Recent changes

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 v17.0.4: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes March 8th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 v17.0.3: Fixed an access violation in the Quick Search box February 23rd, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.1.8: Fixed some cover issues February 2nd, 2017 v16.1.7: Fixed a bug in Add Automatically screen January 17th, 2017 v16.4.4: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017 v16.1.6: Maintenance build January 3rd, 2017 v16.4.3: Maintenance build January 2nd, 2017 v16.1.5: Fixed a size problem for columns December 22nd, 2016 v16.1.4: Fixed a crash when switching to statistics December 1st, 2016 v16.1.3: Fixed a startup problem for some macOS versions November 23rd, 2016 v16.1.2: Improved the Trial Edition flow November 22nd, 2016 v16.4.2: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks November 10th, 2016 v16.1.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” in Add Automatically screen September 22nd, 2016 v16.4.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title September 22nd, 2016 v16.0.10: Fixed “Check for Update” on Sierra and more September 19th, 2016 v16.3.10: Export to XML is now more efficient and some fixes September 13th, 2016 v16.3.9: Fixed “Handle is invalid” error that could pop up August 17th, 2016 v16.3.8: Maintenance build with improvements to the main screen and more August 16th, 2016 v16.3.7: Improvements to Cloud Syncing, Edit Comic screen and Dark Skin August 8th, 2016 v16.3.6: Small fixes to the Edit Comic screen July 19th, 2016