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CLZ Games 9 Feature Hilite: Improved Adding Games by Title

March 18th, 2024

Last week’s CLZ Games 9.0 update was HUGE one, with 5 big new improvements. To make sure you did not miss any of the new stuff, I am going to do five “v9 feature hilite” emails this week, each one highlighting one of the big improvements.

Today’s “v9 feature hilite” is about all the improvement to the Add Games screen, in particular the Add by Title part.

Improved Adding Games by Title

For version 9, we have done a serious re-design of the “Add by Title” part of the Add Games screen. The 3 main goals were to:

  1. Make it easier to find the game you are looking for
  2. Make it easier to find your exact *edition* of the game that you own (regular vs collector’s or US vs EU vs AU vs JP edition)
  3. Make the entire adding experience faster and snappier

These are the changes we did to make that happen:

Better results when searching by Title

We have tweaked and tuned our Core title search engine to improve the search results. It now does better “match scoring” and uses a small but noticeable skwewing for popularity.
It should now be easier to find the game you are looking for, especially when searching *within* a Platform.

Releases page, with BIG cover images and a Format filter!

Previously, you would “expand” a game result to see all its physical releases, with tiny thumbnails. In version 9, just tap an entry in the title search results to go to a separate page showing BIG cover images for all different editions of that game.
The bigger images should make it a lot easier to the pick the edition you own.

Then, to make it even easier to zoom in on the one you own, we added a Region filter at the top. Use the Format tabs to show US only, or EU, or AU, JP, etc…

Tip: tap the “Default US” or “Default EU” entry top left to just add the game itself with a default US or EU cover image, without edition details.

Quick adding using the Add Game sheet

Finally, tap your release to add it to your app, using the Add Game sheet that slides in from the bottom. No more slow loading full screen preview pages.

Add Games screen with big images for editions and “Add Game sheet”:

Filter editions by Region using the tabs at the top:

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 v8.1: 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 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