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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

Comic Connect

New: Print your list to a PDF file

May 1st, 2017

New in the CLZ Cloud viewer and Comic Connect: a Print to PDF feature!
Generate a PDF file from your comic list, ideal for printing.

Read more

Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen

April 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

April 26th, 2017

New in 4.5.2:

  • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
    • Clear Light template
    • Clear Dark template

Fixed:

  • iPad: WANT-HAVE header was not correctly updated when changing Series folder.
  • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.
Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error.

April 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading.
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.5: A completely new look!

April 23rd, 2017

A huge v4.5 update for the CLZ Comics app is now available.

And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):
The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

What’s new in CLZ Comics 4.5 for iOS?

  • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
  • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
  • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your comic collection.
  • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new comics.
  • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
  • Access all view settings from menu top right.
  • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

How to update your CLZ Comics app to version 4.5:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Games entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Do you like the new look?
Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!

Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.6: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page

April 13th, 2017

New:

  • Links to renew your update plan will now automatically log you into your account on the website.
  • Check for Updates: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.
  • My CLZ Account popup: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.

Fixed:

  • Edit Comic: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Comic could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error
Comic Collector (Windows)

v17.0.5: Maintenance build with lots of fixes

April 10th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Quick Search Suggestions:
    • selecting an item from the suggestion list would sometimes do nothing with a grouping on more than one field active
    • clicking the “show all results for…” label after pasting a search string with the mouse didn’t always perform the search
  • Quick Search: “matches:” followed by nothing would result in a “regular expression required” error
  • Scaled images for thumbnails, CLZ Comics export, etc. are now saved without metadata for smaller file sizes and better performance
  • Main Screen:
    • Images Popup didn’t show box set covers
    • Nothing would show when switching to Cards view after applying the quick filters
    • Select random didn’t always work properly in a filtered list
  • Manage Pick Lists: deleting text from the search box would initiate “remove item”
  • Import from XML: price and value fields weren’t always imported correctly
  • Import from Text: fields were not properly imported when delimiter appeared in field value
  • Sync with Cloud: HTML in plot and notes fields didn’t always sync down properly
  • Editing/Adding Pick List items: it was possible to create duplicate items with identical Display Names
  • Add Comic: Double clicking “show all results” would scroll to the top of the list
  • Details View: character links were not active in Cobalt,Carbon and Quicksilver templates
  • User Defined Fields: adding a user defined field will now add it to the same group as the one currently selected
CLZ Comics (iOS)

v4.3.3: Final iOS7 compatible version

April 5th, 2017

Important: this is the FINAL iOS 7 compatible version.
Support for iOS 7 will be dropped for future versions.

Fixed:

  • iOS 7: Crash in Add screen when opening the Add by Barcode tab.

Coming up: Fresh look and layout

Please look forward to the next build coming up in a couple weeks with a complete new fresh look and layout!

Comic Connect

New: Back up / Restore your database

March 27th, 2017

Whilst we make daily backups for you on our own servers, you can now create your own backup of your Connect database and download it to your computer!

If you ever make a big mistake and lose valuable data, you can upload a previously downloaded backup file and restore it to your current database.

Read more

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 Connect

New: Flexible import from Text/CSV files

March 14th, 2017

Import from TXT or CSV

Import any Text or .CSV file into your collection

You can now import any text file (.txt) or comma separated value file (.csv) into your collection on Connect using the new import page in your Connect account.

With this new import tool you are able to quickly import a list of comics from for instance an existing collection you may have in a spreadsheet or different software. All you have to do is export those comics from your other software to a text or CSV file and follow the steps on the new Import page in your Connect account.

Read more

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”.

Read more


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

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.3.10: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync

February 17th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Local comic deletes sometimes not synchronized to the CLZ Cloud

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.

Read more


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.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.3.9: Maintenance build

January 18th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Crashing merge dialog in the manage pick list screen on Android 6.0+ devices
  • Facebook sign up button not working
  • Formatting of cover price in the details view
  • Retention of the scroll position in the issue list view on phone sized devices
  • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
  • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous comic button

Recent changes

v18.0.7: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 Brand new Add Comics from Core screen January 16th, 2018 v4.8.3: Fixed more issues with the Have/Want summaries January 16th, 2018 v18.0.6: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems January 12th, 2018 v4.8.2: Fixed an issue with Have/Want summaries January 10th, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 10th, 2018 Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud January 9th, 2018 v18.0.5: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 A complete re-design of the Connect interface December 27th, 2017 v18.0.4: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.3: Improved workflow of pick item screens December 20th, 2017 v18.0.2: Maintenance build with some fixes December 18th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 13th, 2017 v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! December 4th, 2017 v4.5.8: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen November 21st, 2017 v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Comics screen November 8th, 2017 New design and layout for comic details page October 20th, 2017 v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 19th, 2017 v4.5.11: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017 v4.5.10: Redesigned Selection Mode October 15th, 2017 v17.1.6: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen October 11th, 2017 Improved search results, plus Search-As-You-Type suggestions October 10th, 2017 New: Manage your pick list entries September 29th, 2017 v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad September 27th, 2017 v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11 September 24th, 2017