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v7.0: New features and lots of improvements

December 2nd, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Games app is now available, with new features and lots of improvements to existing functionality. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New in version 7 today:

  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • New Collection Status: Sold
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Improved Add Games screen: enlarge thumbs, new beeps, num pad for barcode entry
  • New: after Updating Values and closing the report, you can now re-open the report
  • New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen
  • New setting to enable/disable showing trailers in the game details
  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)

Use barcode scanner to search your own database

Up till now, the built-in camera barcode scanner was only ever used to add games by barcode. But with v7, we have now also enabled it to:

  • Search your own collection from the main screen’s search box
  • Fill in the Barcode field in the Edit Game screen

New Collection Status: Sold

Many users use the app to not only keep track of your current collection and their wish list, but also to keep a list of the games they sold. So it’s time to add a new Collection Status field for games you’ve sold:

  • A new option for the Collection Status field, called “Sold”.

New Collection Status icons and colors

In the List View, a games’ collection status is now clearly visible from the colored bar on the right side. Also, we have introduced new collection status icons, with a colored background to make them stand out more.

Improved Add Games screen

The Add Games from Core screen is of course THE most important screen of the app. For version 7, we have implemented 2 improvements to this Add screen:

Tap cover thumbnail to view larger game covers

When adding Title, you sometimes need to pick your edition from a long list of results. And the game thumbnails in the game list are too small to decide. Of course, you could preview the game and keep going back and forth between the game list and the preview page.
But now, previewing larger version of the covers is much easier and quicker, just tap the thumb to enlarge the image, tap again to go back:

Different beeps when scanning barcodes

A suggestion, sent to us by one of our users:

Why don’t you make the app do a different beep when a barcode is not recognized? That would be helpful when quickly scanning a stack of movies.

That is a great idea actually, so we implemented it. After the initial “scan beep”, the app now gives a 2nd beep that differs depending on the result:

  • A short beep when ONE exact match is found (the most common situation)
  • A short low buzz when NO results are found

Num pad when typing a barcode

When scanning a barcode is not working you can tap the keyboard icon to type in your barcode manually. In the past this would open a regular keyboard. In V7 we’ve changed that into a num pad keyboard.

New: after Updating Values and closing the report, you can now re-open the report

After updating your game values from PriceCharting, CLZ Games shows a report. When you close this report you can now re-open it by tapping “View Last Update Report” from the menu.

New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen

In the Manage Pick List screen you can now use “favorites” to place your most commonly used lists at the top, or search for the pick list you’d like to modify.

Other small tweaks

  • New setting to enable/disable showing trailers in the game details
  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)
  • In the Statistics screen you can now use “Tap to show all” to show all recent additions

Recent changes

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 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 v5.3: Add Games by Platform and Add Hardware from Core April 7th, 2020 v5.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.1.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.0.4: Added 2 new folder options January 7th, 2020 CLZ Games 5.0: Multiple collections, Statistics, UI improvements, etc.. October 22nd, 2019 v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen December 17th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels December 7th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon November 16th, 2018 v4.11.1: Secure HTTPS connections August 26th, 2018 v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018