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v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 7th, 2020

We are one week into 2020, so it’s time for Comic Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

Quick-search the folder panel

The folder panel panel is a powerful way to browse and filter your collection. Just group by Series, or Publishers, etc… click a folder and the list will give you all comics for the selected Series or Publisher.

However, if your collection spans thousands of comics and hundreds of series that “click a folder” part is sometimes easier said than done. It may require lots of scrolling in the folder panel.

But not anymore! Version 20 introduces a new search box right above the folder panel, that lets you instantly search/filter the folder panel as you type! Just typing a few letters is often enough to bring the folder you are looking for into view:

Sort the folder panel by the counters

By default, the folders in your folder panel are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folder panel by the counter, that is by the number of comics contained.

Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the biggest Series in your collection, your most popular Publishers, etc… Switch between the Alphabetical and By Count sorting using the two sort buttons to the right of the new search box:

BTW: another small (but visually very nice) tweak to the folder panel is that the counters are now in a separate column on the right (previously these were listed between parentheses right behind the folder name).

Brand-new Statistics screen

Next to the above 2 functional improvements, we have also added a brand-new infographic-style Statistics screen. This replaces the old “textual” Database Totals screen. Open the screen from the Tools menu, then “Statistics”.

In the new Statistics screen you can find totals for your collection, top 10 lists and cool statistics in the form of pie charts, line charts and bar charts.

Totals:

  • total nr of comics and series
  • total cover price
  • total purchase value
  • total number of signed comics
  • total number of key comics

Charts and Lists:

  • Bar chart: comics by series
  • Top 10 list: most recent additions
  • Top 10 list: most valuable comics
  • Bar chart: value by series
  • Bar chart: comics by grade
  • Line chart: comics by release year
  • Bar chart: comics by creator
  • Bar chart: comics by character

Please note: the new Statistics screen only shows data for “In Collection” comics (so excludes Wish List items) and takes into account the Quantity values!

Edit Comic screen: Tags is now a checkbox list

Previously a free-form text entry box, the Tags field in Edit Comic is now a checkbox list for quick and easy checkboxing of applicable tags:


Recent changes

v20.6 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen August 25th, 2020 v20.5: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 30th, 2020 v20.4: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.3: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 23rd, 2020 v20.1: Easily add and report comics with “unrecognized barcodes” March 11th, 2020 v20.0.3 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 5th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 7th, 2020 v19.3.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect! August 1st, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 15th, 2019 v19.1: Two cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0.3: Image Viewer now resizes the window December 7th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 6th, 2018 v18.4.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 27th, 2018 v18.3.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud and CLZ Comics June 25th, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 13th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Comics screen! August 15th, 2017 v17.0.4: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.4.2: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks November 10th, 2016 v16.4.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding comics by title September 22nd, 2016 v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel June 21st, 2016 v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen February 24th, 2016