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Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: More improvements to the Add Screen

August 18th, 2017

Improvements:

  • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
    • Right click menu:
      • You can now right click a series result to “check/uncheck” all issues.
      • Sort series by Title or by Publisher on “by Title”, “Pull List” and “Daily Updates” tab.
    • New “barcode not found” result in your list if a barcode doesn’t return any results.
    • Performance optimizations of the result list on all tabs.

Fixed:

  • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
    • “This barcode is already in the search list” would be returned when searching for two variants of the same issue with slightly different barcodes.
    • After entering a barcode manually (or with certain barcode scanners) focus didn’t return to the barcode entry box.
    • The “Quick Fill” popup could pop up outside of the screen area.
Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Comics screen!

August 15th, 2017

Big changes today! For version 17.1 we have completely re-designed the “Add Comics from CLZ Core” screen (previously called “Add Comics Automatically”). The new screen is both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

  • A clear two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for both series and issues.
  • Automatic Preview of selected issues (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more


Comic Connect

You can now sort your comics on 3 more fields

August 7th, 2017

New:

  • New fields you can now sort your comic issues on:
    • Format
    • Publisher
    • Series Group
Comic Connect

Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields

August 2nd, 2017

New fields for Edit Multiple

We’ve expanded the amount of fields you can edit in the Edit Multiple screen.

Improved interface

We’ve made it more clear how you can clear information from specific fields for all selected items you’re editing. Use the X button to clear a field for all selected items.

Using “Edit Multiple”

Quick reminder how to use Edit Multiple: Click the “Select” button at the top of your Connect page, select a couple of items, and click “Edit” (again, at the top).

Be advised that changes you make here affect all selected items, and can not be reverted once done!

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.7: Fixed a bug in Update from CLZ Core

July 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Empty details template when opening the app after it was killed while on the details screen.
  • After updating an issue from CLZ Core, duplicate credits were added.
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.7: Improved navigation in “All Comics” folder

July 22nd, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Comics” folder with a back button to go back to your folders.

Fixed:

  • Added condition field to the old Blue/Black/Comic Blue and White templates.
  • Barcode queue was lost when a crash occurred in the Add from CLZ Core screen.
  • The move to wish list functionality in the Add from CLZ Core screen was not working at all.
CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.6: Fixed missing “Have/Wish” summary on tablets

July 21st, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing Have/Wish summary on the top of the comic list when in ‘series’ folder mode on tablet devices.
CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.5: Improved navigation in “All Comics” folder

July 18th, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Comics” folder with a back button to go back to your folders
CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.4: Easier way to add series and improved navigation!

July 12th, 2017

New:

  • After adding/editing a comic, the app will now always find and show your last added comic in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.
  • Add auto screen will automatically perform a series search when the add auto screen is opened while a comic series is selected.
  • You can now folder group on “Read It”.

    Fixed:

    • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.
Comic Connect

New: Set a default view for friends

June 22nd, 2017

With all the sharing features we’re building we’ve now added a way for you to set a default view for your friends so they can browse your collection the way you want them to.

To set a default view for your friends:
Go to your CLZ Cloud / Connect page, login at the top right and set the columns, sorting and folder view you wish your friends see when they browse your collection.

Once you’re happy with the setup, choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu top right. Then click the blue button “Set current view as default view” and you’re done! Anyone viewing your collection for the first time will now get the view you’ve just set for them.


Comic Connect

New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends!

June 21st, 2017

You can now quickly share your entire collection or one single item in your collection with anyone using the Share button at the top of your collection. You can share your collection or single item on Facebook, Twitter, via email or just copy a direct link using the Share icon top right.

Go to your cloud page, login at the top right, and use the Share icon at the top to begin:

Share entire collection

For your entire collection, make sure you’re on your Cloud / Connect page with all your items in view and then click the Share icon top right:

Share one single item

For one single item, click the item in your collection and then click the Share button at the top:


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.6: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a comic by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a comic, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a comic, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
Comic Connect

Private Cloud Sharing

June 13th, 2017

This is a new way to show your collection list to specific people, without making it Public. Just set your Cloud Visibility to Private, hiding it from public view, then generate a secret Private Cloud Sharing link. Send this link to your friends and only they will be able to see your collection. Best of both worlds!

To change our Cloud Visibility, go to your cloud page, login at the top right, then choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu.


Comic Connect

Improved searching in Connect and Cloud

June 13th, 2017

Previously, the search feature in the cloud viewer took you to a separate page showing the search results.

Now, the search is fully integrated into the regular collection viewer. Which means that you can now search, then further drill down using folders and/or the alphabet bar. Super handy, especially for large collections.


CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.5: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Comics from CLZ Core:
    • Now automatically searches the series you were looking at in your app.
    • New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a comic, the app will now always find and show your last added comic in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your comics from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • Some barcode searches could return empty issues upon adding them.
  • Reading date was displayed twice in the ‘Clear’ templates.
  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a comic was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
Comic Connect

New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature

June 9th, 2017

Another productive week here for our Connect pages! Our web developer Joe has finished work on 2 improvements for your Connect page:

New layouts in Edit Screen

We recently took a look at our Edit Screen and figured it was time to change some fields around as we thought they weren’t all logically placed. So for all 5 Connect titles we’ve now changed the layout and placements of your fields in the Edit Screen. We also consolidated all “Cover” tabs in the edit screens so they work the same in all 5 Connect titles.

New: Duplicate feature

You can now duplicate an item in your database. To do this, click on an item in your database to view its details, then at the top click on “Duplicate”.
The new duplicated item will be an exact duplicate of the previous item, but it will be unlinked. You can Link the duplicated item with the “Link” button at the top of the details page.

Comic Connect

Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app!

June 2nd, 2017

We’d love to see more users enjoy the fun and ease of adding items to their database by scanning barcodes with their phone or tablet. So we also decided a couple of weeks ago to make our CLZ Barry app FREE (previously US $10).

New: Directly connect to CLZ Barry from Connect

Previously you needed a special program to connect and send barcodes to your computer, but today we added a direct connection to CLZ Barry on all “Add by Barcode” pages on Connect, which means you can directly connect to any mobile device running the barcode scanning app “CLZ Barry” and scan barcodes straight into your Add by Barcode page on Connect!

Reminder: What is CLZ Barry ?

CLZ Barry is the Collectorz.com barcode scanner app. It lets you:

  • Scan barcodes with your mobile device’s camera.
  • Instantly send the barcodes (the 12 or 13-digit numbers) to the Add page on Connect.

How to get started with CLZ Barry

  1. Open the App Store or Play Store on your device,
    then search for “CLZ BARRY” and download the app.

  2. Follow the Getting Started Guide to set up and start scanning.
    Getting Started for iOS / Getting Started for Android
CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.3: Fixed focus problems with the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some more improvements to the barcode scanner
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.4: Fixed the default view: now goes to “Series” folders

May 23rd, 2017

Fixed:

  • The default folder was not set. Now defaults to ‘Series’ folder.
Comic Collector (macOS)

v17.0.4: Fixed issue with jumping cursor in the Add Screen

May 23rd, 2017

Fixed

  • Add Comics Automatically: the cursor in the search series title box would sometimes jump to the end while changing the search term.
  • Upload cover to CLZ Core: sometimes images were not uploaded properly because of the 500K size restriction although they were smaller in size.
Comic Connect

New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders,

May 22nd, 2017

Improvements to “Selection Mode”

You can now enter selection mode and use the “Select All” button top left to select all items in a list, or use “Shift clicking” to select a bunch of items in one go (hold the Shift button on your keyboard and click a couple of items to select/deselect them).

Use these selection mode improvements to select a subset of your database and quickly export them to PDF for instance!

New “None” folder added

We added a new “None” folder to your folder group view. The “None” folder will display when the field you’re folder grouping on is empty for that item.

Example: if you folder on “Genres” but you have one item where the Genre is not filled in, that specific item will appear in your “None” folder!

Print to PDF: Field Names on every page

We added a new checkbox in the settings for Print to PDF to include the field names column header on every single page.

New statistics added

We added some more collection statistics to the statistic screen. In your Connect page, click the “wrench” icon top right and then “Statistics” to check them out!

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.2: Improved barcode scanning

May 22nd, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some tweaks to improve barcode scanning.

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning.
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new books and books on wish list by barcode.
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen.
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored

May 22nd, 2017

New:

  • On restart the navigation state and view settings are restored

Changed:

  • Old Import from Comic Collector has been moved to Settings screen

Fixed:

  • Crash in search-as-you-type box
  • Added new review popup
Comic Connect

Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks

May 16th, 2017

At the moment our entire web-team, 3 developers, is working full-time on our Connect editions. And it shows: lot of improvements and small tweaks are being released in rapid succession.

An overview of last week’s updates, now live in your Connect account:

Faster editing

This is a big one, as it makes editing your entries in Connect a lot quicker (and less annoying!).
Previously, after editing an entry, the entire list refreshed which A. was slow and B. caused you to lose your place in the list.

Now, the list does not refresh anymore. After an edit action, the edited item is simply updated with the new field values. Which is super quick and leaves you right where you were before you opened the Edit screen.

NOTE: this change has one implication: If your edit action would cause the item to be sorted in a different place in the list, or even to be moved to a different folder, that will not happen immediately. A simple manual refresh is all it takes in that case.

Updated Statistics screen

We re-wrote the Statistics screen using different charting tools, which makes them look and animate nicer AND solves several browser-specific problems.

Print to PDF enhancements

The new Print to PDF feature can now be used on a selection of items. So just go to Select mode, select some items, then choose Print to PDF in the toolbar top right.

Also, we have added a Margin setting, that lets you control the width of the margins of the generated PDF output.

More column and sort fields

We are regularly receiving requests for more fields to be available as column and sort fields. If technically feasible, we are adding these as we go. Some recent additions:

  • Comics: Release Date and Cover Price are now available as column fields.
  • Comics: Read It is now available in the Field Defaults settings.
  • Movies: Director and Format are now sortable fields.
  • Movies: Title Sort is now available as an Export field.
  • Games: Genre is now available as a sort field.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.5.1: Improved Add Comics screen

May 10th, 2017

This update to the CLZ Comics app for Android brings user interface improvements to the Add Comics screen:

  • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
  • When adding a comic that is already on your wish list, the app now lets you change its status to “In Collection”.
  • Adding By Barcode:
    • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
    • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter a barcode manually
    • Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions
    • Press and hold to delete a barcode from the queue
  • Adding By Title:
    • Expand comic issues list using “V” icons on the right
    • Comic not found? Easy add it manually using the special entry in the results list

Recent changes

v17.1.2: More improvements to the Add Screen August 18th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Comics screen! August 15th, 2017 You can now sort your comics on 3 more fields August 7th, 2017 Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields August 2nd, 2017 v4.5.7: Fixed a bug in Update from CLZ Core July 25th, 2017 v4.5.7: Improved navigation in “All Comics” folder July 22nd, 2017 v4.5.6: Fixed missing “Have/Wish” summary on tablets July 21st, 2017 v4.5.5: Improved navigation in “All Comics” folder July 18th, 2017 v4.5.4: Easier way to add series and improved navigation! July 12th, 2017 New: Set a default view for friends June 22nd, 2017 New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends! June 21st, 2017 v4.5.6: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more June 14th, 2017 Private Cloud Sharing June 13th, 2017 Improved searching in Connect and Cloud June 13th, 2017 v4.5.5: New preview templates and better navigation after adding June 11th, 2017 New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature June 9th, 2017 Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app! June 2nd, 2017 v4.5.3: Fixed focus problems with the barcode scanner May 30th, 2017 v4.5.4: Fixed the default view: now goes to “Series” folders May 23rd, 2017 v17.0.4: Fixed issue with jumping cursor in the Add Screen May 23rd, 2017 New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders, May 22nd, 2017 v4.5.2: Improved barcode scanning May 22nd, 2017 v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored May 22nd, 2017 Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks May 16th, 2017 v4.5.1: Improved Add Comics screen May 10th, 2017