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Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.4: Small fix build

August 20th, 2019

Fixed

  • Edit Multiple Comics would set the collection status to “In Collection” for all comics edited.
  • Drag/Drop of cover image files in the Edit Screen ignored the “Just link to dropped file” setting.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.3: Updating values didn’t always initiate

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Updating values from GoCollect didn’t always start if you had unlinked comics
  • The “Lock Value” padlock icon wasn’t showing on older macOS versions.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Collection Totals screen
  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background
  • Link items screen size and position is now remembered between sessions

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.2: Fixed an issue with updating values

August 14th, 2019

Fixed:

  • When downloading values in some cases it could empty out previously filled in value information

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!

August 13th, 2019

Yes here it is, the BIG ONE!
The biggest and most important Comic Collector update since years, maybe even since its’ launch in 2002.
With today’s 19.1 update, Comic Collector for macOS will finally give you automatic comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide:

  • Automatic “slabbed & graded” values from GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
  • Lots of new value-related fields:
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
  • More fields now sync to/from CLZ Cloud:
    New syncing fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language. Also, all new value-related fields immediately sync with CLZ Cloud / Comic Connect.

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.3: Fixed an issue with too many sync changes

August 7th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Updating values from GoCollect could trigger too many sync changes
  • GoCollect block and Signer field was missing from some of the older templates
  • Some of the new value fields could not be printed/exported
  • Add from Core with a set Grade would not always fill in the GoCollect value even if it was available
  • Various translation fixes

CLZ Comics (Android)

Coming up: CLZ Comics 5.0!

August 6th, 2019

Yep, it is finally coming: CLZ Comics 5.0, for both iOS and Android!

ETA: we are currently aiming for Tuesday September 10, but no promises!

Here’s what will be new in Vee Five:

  • CLZ Comics will become a subscription app
    That is, for new users. Existing users will of course be “grandfathered.
  • Automatic “slabbed & graded” values from GoCollect
    Find the most valuable comics in your collection (premium feature, so requires a subscription).
  • Lots of new value-related fields
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
  • More fields now editable and syncing to/from CLZ Cloud
    New editable fields: Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language.
  • Now supports and syncs multiple collections
    Create and sync multiple “sub collections” within your database.
  • Automatic cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
    No more need to manually force “Upload Image to CLZ Cloud”.

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.2: Improvement to condition conversion

August 2nd, 2019

Improved conversion from 19.2 to 19.3

  • Even more Condition formats are now recognized by the conversion from 19.2 to 19.3 to get your condition information transfered into the new Grade field.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!

August 1st, 2019

Yes here it is, the BIG ONE!
The biggest and most important Comic Collector update since years, maybe even since its’ launch in 2002.
With today’s 19.3 update, Comic Collector will finally give you automatic comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide:

  • Get comic values from Core, powered by GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
  • Lots of new value-related fields:
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
  • More fields now sync to/from CLZ Cloud:
    New syncing fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language. Also, all new value-related fields immediately sync with CLZ Cloud / Comic Connect.

Read more


Comic Connect

Add comics by barcode: add all scanned comics in one go

July 16th, 2019

Today, a subtle addition to your Comic Connect software, but one that can save you a lot of time if you’re always adding your comics by barcode:

A new “Add [..] to Collection” button under the add queue, that lets you add all scanned comics in one go. No more need to click the little “+” buttons for each entry.


Comic Connect

New: Comic values powered by GoCollect!

July 11th, 2019

Yes, it is finally happening! After being a daily feature request for many years, our comic database tools are finally going to deliver comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide.
And the cloud-based Comic Connect software is the first to get this cool new feature!

New in today’s Comic Connect update:

  • Get comic values from Core, powered by GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
    Finally, view Value Stats in the updated Statistics screens.
  • Lots of new editable fields:
    Many new value related fields are now available. Grade, Slabbed vs Raw, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
    Other new fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language.

Read more


Comic Connect

Import from CSV/Text: Easier field mapping

June 20th, 2019

We are seeing more and more users switching to our software, leaving a competitor product or their own Excel solution behind. So our import tools are getting more and more important.
Therefore, we have spent some time making our Import from CSV/TXT screen a bit more easier to use.

The most important part of importing a CSV file is of course the mapping of your fields to our fields. Sadly we cannot make this part fully automatic, but we DID make it a lot easier!

After uploading your file, the contents is shown in the Preview. Now to map your fields to ours, just click the column headers in the Preview and from the popup select which of our fields you want to import that column to. Super easy, super quick.

Enjoy!


Comic Connect

New: Duplicate Finder tool

May 24th, 2019

Based on user feedback we found out users were looking for and expecting a tool to find duplicate entries in their collection. Some way to find out if you’ve accidentally added multiple versions of the same comic, but perhaps with a different extension.

After quite a few requests and discussions with users about this, to find out how they got duplicates and what they would expect from such a Duplicate Finder tool, it’s here today: Find Duplicate entries in your collection!

New: Find Duplicate Comics

Open the menu top left and select Find Duplicates to begin.

Then select which field to find duplicates on. You can find duplicates based on:

  • Series & Issue
  • Series, Issue & Extension
  • UPC (Barcode)
  • Index

Click “Find Duplicates” and see what it comes up with. Use the blue “Keep” button to keep a group of duplicates, or use the red “Remove” button to remove a duplicate!

If you click “Remove all duplicates automatically”, it will remove all duplicate entries and will only keep 1 single entry (the oldest one) in your collection.

Tip: use the columns button, top right, to set up the columns you’d like to see!


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0.5: Fixed: Drag & drop images from webbrowser

May 16th, 2019

We got rid of some bugs today, check it out:

Fixed:

  • Drag & drop of images from a webbrowser was broken
  • Grouping on “My Rating” didn’t work sometimes
  • Some year entries weren’t set correctly
  • Removing entries from the Link screen was not possible with keyboard
  • Edit in List behaviour modified for dropdown field types

Comic Connect

New: Resizable columns in List View!

May 16th, 2019

Another big step forward for our cloud-based Connect software, making it even more customizable:

The columns in List View are now resizable. That is, you can now change the width of the columns by simply dragging the dividers between the column headers. Hover your mouse over the divider and it will turn blue, then drag it make the column wider or narrower.

TIP: double click the divider to make the column auto-size to its’ current content!

See it in action:

Do you prefer the automatic column widths, the way it was before? No problem, just go to the Settings screen and enable the “Size columns automatically” settings.


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0.4: Small bug fix for My Rating stars

May 14th, 2019

Small bug fix build today for your Comic Collector on macOS:

Fixed:

  • Editing the personal rating in the template and edit screens missed the star images
  • Better handling of the filename in the export screens

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.2.2: Added more blue buttons and some fixes

May 2nd, 2019

Changed:

  • Bigger buttons for the find cover screen and options screen,

Fixed:

  • Filter Screen: Drag/Drop of pre-set filters could give an Access Violation error
  • Duplicate Finder:
    • Updated the standard set of columns (you can also pick your own using the column button top right)
    • After searching for duplicates twice, the screen could show “0 found” even if it found duplicates
  • When running the program on 2 or more screens with different DPI settings, you could get a “List Index out of Bounds” error
  • You can now bypass the “Lock File” warning if it appears on start up
  • Add buttons in the Add Screen are now disabled while data is being downloaded to prevent an Access Violation
  • Edit Comic > Content > Add TPB screen sometimes couldn’t find new issues.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool

April 15th, 2019

Based on user feedback we found out users were looking for and expecting a tool to find duplicate entries in their database. Some way to find out if you’ve accidentally added multiple versions of the same comic, but perhaps with a different extension.

After quite a few requests and discussions with users about this, to find out how they got duplicates and what they would expect from such a Duplicate Finder tool, it’s here today: Find Duplicate entries in your database!

New: Find Duplicate Comics

Click menu Tools > Maintenance > Find Duplicates to begin.

Then select which field to find duplicates on. You can find duplicates based on:

  • Series & Issue
  • Series, Issue & Issue Extension
  • Barcode
  • Index
  • All Fields

Click “Find Duplicates” and see what it comes up with. Use the blue “Keep” button to keep a group of duplicates, or use the red “Remove” button to remove a duplicate!

If you click “Remove all duplicates automatically” the program will remove all duplicate entries and will only keep 1 single entry (the oldest one) in your database.

Tip: use the columns button, top right, to set up the columns you’d like to see!


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0.3: Fixed display and export issues

April 4th, 2019

Because the version we released yesterday was built with a new Xcode, the program automatically supported Mojave’s “Dark Mode”. Unfortunately, we all run “Light Mode” here, and we didn’t see that the program looked completely wrong in Dark Mode!

We do plan to support Dark Mode on Mojave, but this is a different project and will be addressed later this year.

Fixed:

  • Mojave’s Dark Mode made the program look bad so we switched the program to light mode for now.
  • Export to XML, Text, and other export functions were broken
  • Images Shelves styles were broken.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0.2: Improvements to trial mode experience

April 3rd, 2019

Trial Mode improvements:

  • Bigger “+” button on the default toolbar.
  • Improved “My CLZ Account” messaging when logging in with a CLZ Account.
  • New hints to Sync with CLZ Cloud after adding some items.
  • Removed the ugly blue “hint box” that appeared when starting with an empty database.

Only supports macOS 10.9 or higher

This is the first version to not support macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion anymore.

To stay current with Apple we’ve just updated to Xcode (the software used to create Comic Collector for macOS). In order to do this we had to drop support for macOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) from 2012 as Apple doesn’t support it anymore in Xcode.

If you still use macOS 10.8, make sure to not upgrade Comic Collector to this version.

Fixed:

  • Auto-mark custom images didn’t flag items as “dirty” for the sync.
  • Drag and drop image on Details Panel to change the front cover was broken.
  • Index number sometimes didn’t increment correctly.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.1.2: Improved starting of program, DPI fix

March 25th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Flashing starting the program (especially visible on very big screens)
  • Selected x from x items in the status bar and the total items at the top now have a bit more space
  • Clicking the add button twice didn’t give an “Already in collection” warning
  • Opening the program in full screen on a secondary screen didn’t work
  • Add Screen: On high DPI screens, search results could take up too much space

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.1: Two cool tweaks requested by our users

March 7th, 2019

With the big feature updates behind us (multi-collections, image syncing, 64-bit support, Flex template, etc…), it is time for some smaller tweaks that were requested by our loyal users:

  • More compact toolbar layout, to save screen space
  • New “Transparent” styles for the Flex template, to show off your backdrops

Read more


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template!

February 26th, 2019

Comic Collector version 19 has arrived! Here’s what’s new:

  • Manage multiple “collections” within one database file
  • Automatic Cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
  • A new super-adaptive “Flex” template for the Details Panel

Read on for the full details:

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.0.9: Fixed a freeze problem and improved trial experience

February 21st, 2019

We’ve made several tweaks to improve the trial mode experience and fixed a freeze problem:

  • Trial mode improvements:
    • Bigger “+ Add Comics” button on the default toolbar.
    • Improved “My CLZ Account” messaging when logging in with a CLZ Account.
    • New hints to Sync with CLZ Cloud after adding some movies.
    • Removed the ugly blue “hint box” that appeared when starting with an empty database.
  • Fixed:
    • Occasional freeze/hang problems after a period of program inactivity.

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.14.3 Fixed the downloading of Series SortNames from Core

February 15th, 2019

The automatic downloading of SortNames for Series has been broken for a while, causing series like “The Amazing Spider-man” to sort under “T” instead of under “A”.

This has now been fixed!

For existing problem series in your database, just use Manage Pick Lists from the menu to correct the SortNames manually.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.0.8: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t

February 12th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Automatically syncing cover images could happen too often
  • Edit Screens:
    • While using Next/Previous, the cursor position wasn’t always retained
    • After scanning an image, some of the buttons would sometimes not be enabled

Recent changes

v19.1.4: Small fix build August 20th, 2019 v19.1.3: Updating values didn’t always initiate August 15th, 2019 v19.1.2: Fixed an issue with updating values August 14th, 2019 v19.1.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect! August 13th, 2019 v19.3.3: Fixed an issue with too many sync changes August 7th, 2019 Coming up: CLZ Comics 5.0! August 6th, 2019 v19.3.2: Improvement to condition conversion August 2nd, 2019 v19.3.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect! August 1st, 2019 Add comics by barcode: add all scanned comics in one go July 16th, 2019 New: Comic values powered by GoCollect! July 11th, 2019 Import from CSV/Text: Easier field mapping June 20th, 2019 New: Duplicate Finder tool May 24th, 2019 v19.0.5: Fixed: Drag & drop images from webbrowser May 16th, 2019 New: Resizable columns in List View! May 16th, 2019 v19.0.4: Small bug fix for My Rating stars May 14th, 2019 v19.2.2: Added more blue buttons and some fixes May 2nd, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 15th, 2019 v19.0.3: Fixed display and export issues April 4th, 2019 v19.0.2: Improvements to trial mode experience April 3rd, 2019 v19.1.2: Improved starting of program, DPI fix March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Two cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template! February 26th, 2019 v19.0.9: Fixed a freeze problem and improved trial experience February 21st, 2019 v4.14.3 Fixed the downloading of Series SortNames from Core February 15th, 2019 v19.0.8: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t February 12th, 2019