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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.1: Now download values in other currencies

April 6th, 2021

This one is for the non-US users our Comic Collector software!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

To select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields, use the Option screen(choose Tools / Options from the menu). Then under Customization > Currency, choose your desired currency.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

Read more


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.


Comic Connect

New: add website links to your comic entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Comic Connect software: add web-site links to your movie entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Comic screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.4 Extra Collection Status dropdown button in Add Screen

March 17th, 2021

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the extra dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access. We already added it under the “preview panel” in the last build, but after many request, we’ve now also added the dropdown button beneath the left hand panel:

Fixed:

  • Update from Core: could give an access violation error if a comic did not have a grade set
  • Options: “Use Field Default” option for Collection Status didn’t work
  • Add Screen: Various text and color fixes

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.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes

March 4th, 2021

Instead of jumping on the next big feature update, we decided to take a couple of weeks to work on various small improvements and fixes. Here’s what’s new and fixed in today’s update:

New: Clear your CLZ Cloud right from the Sync screen

No more need to login to the CLZ Cloud site and use “Clear Database” there. It is now possible to clear/reset your CLZ Cloud straight from the Sync screen, using the Clear CLZ Cloud button at the bottom.

BTW: please only use this when strictly necessary, in case of problems. Clearing the cloud and re-syncing all items is a heavy operation and causes seriously load on our servers. Thank you!

New: Find Duplicates results can now be exported to a TEXT file

By popular demand: you can now export the results of the Find Duplicates screen, either to take with you as a text file, or for printing.

New: Use the Statistics screen on a selection

Something that “got lost” when we replaced the old Database Totals screen with the fancy new Statistics screen: being able to see totals for the selected items in the main screen.
So… now that feature is back! Just select items in the main screen, using the checkboxes or Select All, then open Tools / Statistics to see totals and charts for just those items.

New: Filter area in status bar now highlights when a filter is active

A common question in support: “Why don’t I see all my items anymore”. Always turns out that a filter is active, either in the Quick Filter Panel, the Alphabet Bar or the search box.
To make this clearer, the Filter area in the status bar at the bottom now highlights in yellow when a filter is active.

Improved right-mouse click context menus, with sub-headers

Through the years, new commands kept being added to the right click context menus, and to be honest, they became a bit messy. So about time we cleaned them up.
All main screen context menu’s have now been cleaned up, re-ordered and re-grouped with nice sub-headers.

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the new dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access.

Fixed:

  • Have/Want list did not show for Series marked as completed
  • Find Missing Comics screen now also takes issues within TPBs into account
  • Card View: mouse wheel scrolling was broken
  • After Select All in list, some action bar button did not show up
  • After editing, the list did not scroll to the edited item anymore
  • Statistics: rare Access Violation while loading the screen
  • Picklist item images are now automatically resolved when folder changes
  • Update File Links: manual mode missing trailing slash by default

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


Comic Connect

3 new settings to save screen space

February 19th, 2021

With so many users switching from the desktop software to the Connect web-based software, we are getting a lot of useful feedback about the things they are missing, or would like to see in Connect.

Today, a small update with 3 new settings to save screen space in the main screen:

  • Show Filter Bar: uncheck this setting to hide the bar at the top with the Collection Status filter and the Alphabet Bar, giving you quite a bit more vertical screen space for your list.
  • Show Collection Status indicators: uncheck this to remove the column with the status icons from your List View, giving you more horizontal room for your columns.
  • Show pencil icons (for editing): uncheck this to remove the column with the pencil (edit) icons from your List View, again giving you more horizontal list space.

Oh and BTW: we also took this opportunity to complete re-think the layout of the Settings screen, to make the grouping of settings more logical. I recommend to take a good look again, maybe you will find some useful settings you never knew existed 🙂


Comic Connect

Now download values in other currencies

January 29th, 2021

Long overdue, but it is finally here: you can now select your own currency for all value and price fields in Comic Connect.

Find the new currency settings in your Settings screen. Under Currency, choose your desired currency.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK. Then use the Currency display setting to customize how prices and values will be displayed.

Read more


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!


CLZ Comics (Android)

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!


CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.1.3: Squashed some bugs

January 6th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Add Screen: Scrolling through results could be slow
  • Edit Multiple: Fixed a rare crash
  • Manage Pick List: a pick list item could appear twice when merging

Comic Collector (macOS)

v20.2.2: Two bug fixes

January 5th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Find Cover: the crop button was missing
  • The “Field Names” screen was empty

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.1.2: Fix for Add Comics

December 14th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Crash when adding comics on certain tablet devices

Comic Connect

Improved Pre-fill screen for adding comics

December 10th, 2020

Another nice update for your Comic Connect software.

Updated Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding comics

When adding a comic to your database using the Add Comics screen, it always shows the Quick-Fill popup, for quickly pre-filling some fields for the added comics.

This pop-up has been renamed to “Pre-fill comic details”, now has a new layout and contains 4 extra fields you can pre-fill!

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Grade
  • Quantity
  • Grading Company (New!)
  • Raw / Slabbed (New!)
  • Storage Box
  • Owner (New!)
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Tags (New!)


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.1.2: A couple of fixes

December 8th, 2020

Fixed:

  • “Read it” and Reading Date would be set even if they were switched off in Field Defaults
  • Pre-fill: “Not graded” option didn’t work for the Grade field
  • Purchase Date would always be set to “today

Comic Connect

New: Missing Comics tool!

December 7th, 2020

Today we are responding to 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 designed 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 too.

Then after that, Sven created the new Missing Comics tool that you can now find in the Tools menu of version 21. Alternatively, open it from the “Find missing comics” link next to you Have list at the top of your issue list.

Use the checkboxes and sort toggle at the top to:

  • 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.

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

Use the button on the bottom right to download a nice PDF file that you can print off, for taking with you to the store or to a show:


Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.2 Fixed “List Index out of bounds” errors

December 7th, 2020

After the v21.0 release, we received several reports from users that they were getting “List Index out of Bounds” error, mainly when editing comics.
Luckily, with the help of these users, we were able to close in on the problem and find that it only happened on comics that had 1 or more entries on the Contents tab, so mostly on TPBs. That helped us to quickly reproduce and fix the problem!

Other fixes:

  • In Missing Comics and Update Values screens, the series Sort Names were not used for sorting.
  • Several Access Violations

CLZ Comics (Android)

v6.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding comics

December 3rd, 2020

Another big update for your CLZ Comics app, version 6.1!
This time, we added a new Pre-fill screen, that will save you lots of time.

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding comics

When adding comics to your app from the Add Comics screen, the app will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill comic details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Grade
  • Quantity
  • Grading Company
  • Raw/Slabbed
  • Storage Box
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price (or, auto-fill with Cover Price)
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added comics afterwards!

New look and layout of Field Defaults screen

A small cosmetic change to the Field Defaults screen, to give it the same look and feel as the new Edit screens.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v6.1: Pre-fill fields while adding comics

December 3rd, 2020

Another big update for your CLZ Comics app, version 6.1!
This time, we added a new Pre-fill screen, that will save you lots of time.

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding comics

When adding comics to your app from the Add Comics screen, the app will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill comic details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Grade
  • Quantity
  • Grading Company
  • Raw/Slabbed
  • Storage Box
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price (or, auto-fill with Cover Price)
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added comics afterwards!

New look and layout of Field Defaults screen

A small cosmetic change to the Field Defaults screen, to give it the same look and feel as the new Edit screens.



It is December 2, 2020, so about time for Comic Collector 21!
With this huge v21 update, we are responding to the most common feature requests we have been receiving from Comic Collector users in the past few years. This has resulted in what may be the biggest Comic Collector update in years, with 3 completely new comic specific features and 1 improvement to an existing tool.

Here’s what’s new:

New Add Issue tab in Add Comics screen

In the Add Comics screen, when searching for a comic “By Series Title”, you are sometimes getting so many series results, that it can be hard to find the exact comic you have in your hands. You may find yourself expanding series after series, to find the issue you need.

But not anymore, as today’s update will make this a lot easier: Just use the new “Add Issue” tab in the Add Comics screen to search by Series title AND Issue number in one go.
E.g. search for “iron man 17” and it will instantly show you a simple flat list of all issues 17 of matching Iron Man series.

Note that the list of matches will automatically be a lot shorter, because the results will only include the series that actually have the issue number you are looking. For example, search for “action comics 214” and it will instantly give you the exact comic you are looking for.

Update Values report

Since we introduced the Update Values from GoCollect feature, one of the most common questions we received at customer support has been:

After I update the values for my comics, is there any way I can see which comics have been updated?

So, after one year of having to say “sorry, no that is not possible”, we figured, let’s make it possible.

And of course, we went way beyond just showing which comics have been updated. As of today, after you run Update Values, you will get a nice “Updated Values” report, showing you:

  • which comics have been updated
  • their previous values and the new values
  • the value change, in green when increased, in red when decreased
  • links to GoCollect to see further historic values
  • total value changes for the updated comics and for your entire collection

Missing Comics screen

Another common 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 designed 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 too.

Then finally, Windows developer Joe created the new Missing Comics tool that you can now find in the Tools menu of version 21. Alternatively, open it from the “Find missing comics” link next to you Have list in the details area.

Use the checkboxes and sort toggle at the top to:

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

IMPORTANT: the Missing Comics tool is a new online service that always requires an ACTIVE Comic Collector subscription.

Use the button on bottom left to generate a nice text file that you can print off, for taking with you to the store or to a show:

Improved Pre-fill screen (previously called Quick-Fill)

The Quick-Fill screen is a time-saving tool that lets you set some fields immediately when adding new comics.
In today’s update, we changed the screen to a 2-column layout and have added several fields to the screen (Grading Company, Slabbed vs Raw, Tags, plus the ability to “Auto-fill Purchase Price with Cover Price”.

Also, we have renamed the screen to “Pre-fill Comic Details” to make the purpose a bit clearer.

Completed Series folders are now hilited in blue

In the Edit Series screen, you can mark a series a “Completed”. Previously this only change the icon of the series in the folder panel, but with version 21, the program now also hi-lites the folder name in bold and blue: