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What's new in CLZ Games for Android?

It’s finally here, CLZ Games 5.0. Here’s what’s new in v5:

  • CLZ Games is now a subscription app
    Of course, all existing users have been “grandfathered” into a life-time app unlock.

  • 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”.

  • New “infographic” style Statistics screen (replaces Database Totals)
    Totals, lists and statistics about your game collection.

  • Various improvements to the user interface:
    • Redesigned top-bar and main menu
    • Redesigned Manage Pick Lists screen
    • Editing: Easier way to select values for pick list fields.
    • Adding: new Clear Queue button to clear the barcode queue.

CLZ Games is now a subscription app

With version 5.0, CLZ Games has become a subscription app, costing US $14.95 / year or US $1.49 / month. The subscription pricing will allow us to keep delivering continuous updates to the app and to keep our CLZ online services up and running, like the CLZ Core online game database, the CLZ Cloud syncing system, the automatic game value information, etc…

What if you already purchased the app before v5?

Of course, if you have purchased the app before it became a subscription app, you have been grandfathered under the old policy, and have received a life-time app unlock!

This grandfathering means:

  • You keep ALL functionality that you had before v5. In particular, you keep full access to your existing Core and Cloud functionality. You do not lose anything.
  • You can still update your app to v5 and enjoy the new above changes.
  • You can keep updating your app and keep getting our app improvements.
  • You do not need to pay for a subscription.

IMPORTANT: If, for any reason, your app does not show the “App Status: Unlocked” after upgrading to v5, please CONTACT US here and we’ll get it resolved ASAP.

Optional “Premium” CLZ online services coming up later!

Please note that your grandfathered app unlock will not give you access to the future “Premium” CLZ online services that will be introduced later. Such as:

  • Adding hardware from our Core online hardware database
  • Adding games by checkboxing from a full platform list
  • Find cover images online through a Google/Bing images search.

For these “premium” online services a subscription will be required, but of course subscribing for them will be optional.

Now supports and syncs multiple collections !

It is now possible to manage multiple “collections” within your app. The collections you create will be listed in the main menu, so you can easily switch between them.
Use the menu to add new collections, edit their names, change the order, etc…

Multiple collections now also sync through the CLZ Cloud, e.g. to/from the Game Connect cloud-based software or the Game Collector desktop software. So if you have created multiple collections on the desktop side, these will now finally be separated on the mobile app too!

Automatic cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images

Before v5, if you replaced the automatic Core front cover with your own image (e.g. from Camera Roll), it would not automatically sync to the CLZ Cloud. You had to “force” the upload by using Upload to CLZ Cloud in the Edit screen.

For version 5 we made this more automatic. We introduced a new toggle “Custom Image” in the Edit screen. This toggle will be automatically set when you replace the Core image. Once the Custom Image toggle is set, that cover will automatically sync to and from the CLZ Cloud.

New “infographic” style Statistics screen (replaces Database Totals)

A cool “infographic” style screen showing totals and statistics about your game collection. Find your biggest platforms, your most recent purchases, your most valuable games, the value by platform and of course, the total value of your collection.

Various improvements to the user interface

  • Phone: details page now has clearer Edit and Remove buttons at the bottom
  • New “Update PriceCharting Values” option in menu.
  • New “Maintenance” screen that now contains:
    • the “Clear Database” option
    • the “old Import from Game Collector” option
    • the new “Update from CLZ Cloud” option (only use when instructed by support staff)

Redesigned top-bar and main menu

  • The menu icon now includes the “CLZ Games” mark (bigger tap area)
  • The “Collection Status” filter button has been moved to the right
  • The menu now clearly shows your CLZ Account and App Status at the top. Tap either of those to manage them.

Redesigned Manage Pick Lists screen

  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values.
  • Remove Unused and Merge action have now been moved to action (…) button top right.
  • Easier to use Merge mode.

Editing: Easier way to select values for pick list fields

  • Selected/checked values are now always at the top
  • For multi-value fields (like Genre), check/uncheck multiple values in one go!
  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values..

Adding: new Clear Queue button to clear the barcode queue

How to update your CLZ Games app to version 5.0:

Note that on some devices, apps update automatically. You can always check your version by tapping the menu in CLZ Games.

  • On your device, open the Play Store app.
  • Tap the menu button on the top left, then tap “My apps & games”.
  • Find the CLZ Games entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Recent changes

v9.1.1: CLZ Games is now free to use up to 100 games May 31st, 2024 v9.0.5 Game values are back in the Add Games screen April 17th, 2024 v9.0: Improved Add by Title screen, Collection tabs, Check Value screen and more! March 12th, 2024 v8.4: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.3: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.2.1: New in-app getting started tips September 13th, 2023 v8.1: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.0: Use multiple folder levels May 17th, 2023 Youtuber Mystic shows how he is using CLZ Games April 19th, 2023 v7.5: More value data from PriceCharting (Graded, Box only, Manual only) July 25th, 2022 v7.4 New “Card View” May 12th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 4th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements December 2nd, 2021 v6.6.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes September 28th, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 8th, 2021 v6.4 New look for game list, cover view & game details July 2nd, 2021 v6.3: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.2.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding games December 28th, 2020 v6.1: New “Updated Values” report after updating values from PriceCharting November 12th, 2020 v6.0: Improved game value features, batch editing & more! October 21st, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.4: Re-designed “Select Folder Field” screen and faster Update from Core June 11th, 2020