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CLZ Games (iOS)

v5.3.2: Various fixes for CLZ Games

April 10th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Add by Platform list was messy on some devices (platform names showing)
  • Add Hardware / ‘Search for’ – popup did not show up right on devices with large font
  • On devices with intermittent internet connection, app could revert to trial mode
  • After down-syncing updated cover images, the list could still show old cover
  • Improved error messages in case of core search problems

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v5.3: Add Games by Platform and Add Hardware from Core

April 7th, 2020

Now live in the App/Play Store, a huge 5.3 update for your CLZ Games app, introducing two big new features:

  • Add games by checkboxing from a full platform list.
  • Add game hardware by searching our new Core hardware database.

IMPORTANT:
Both are new premium online services, so require an active CLZ Games subscription!
If you are still using CLZ Games in the grandfathered “Unlocked” status, you will have to subscribe before you can use these new services. To do so, just open the menu and near the top, tap “Subscribe for more”.

Add Games by Platform

(in the Add Game screen, use the new “Platform” tab)

Add by Platform is a new 3rd tab in the Add Games screen, for quickly adding all games you own for a platform.
Just select a platform top left, then checkbox the games you own from a full list of games for that platform. Use the US/EU selector to choose which version of the game you want to add.

The list also clearly highlights in the games you already have, making it a perfect tool for platform completionists. Use the filter top right and select “Not in collection” to make the list show only the games that are not in your app yet.

Add Hardware from Core

(In the menu, choose “Add Hardware from Core”)

Search our new Core online hardware database, to easily add consoles, controllers and other accessories. Automatically get descriptions, box images, device images, backdrop images, sometimes even YouTube promo videos.

Use the platform selector top right to search within a platform. Limit the search results to consoles, controllers and other accessories using the “Search for” filter.

Fixed:

  • When downloading new entries from CLZ Cloud, previously cleared fields could get filled in.
  • In the Add from Core screen, when adding a game that is already in your app as ‘On Wish List’ or ‘On Order’, the app will now offer to change its status to ‘In Collection’.

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v5.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

March 18th, 2020

Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

We have made several structural changes to the CLZ Cloud syncing, making it much much faster than before, especially when syncing large amounts of entries up to the CLZ Cloud or down from the CLZ Cloud.

To enjoy the faster syncing, you need to use the actual Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.

(The Auto-Syncing in the background is also slightly faster now, but if you need to sync many entries up or down, please use the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.)

New design for Sync with CLZ Cloud screen

While we were at it, we decided to do a quick make-over for the Sync screen, with a new look and layout and a direct link to your CLZ Cloud page online.


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v5.1.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing

February 14th, 2020

In this update we introduce a new quick-search for your folders, sorting your folders by the counters, and more stable cloud syncing through our brand-new dedicated Sync-server.

Quick-search your folders

Grouping in folders is a powerful way to browse and filter your collection. Just group by Platform, or Developer, etc… tap a folder and the list will give you all games for the selected Platform or Developer.

However, if your collection spans thousands of games and a lot of platforms, that “tap a folder” part is sometimes easier said than done. It may require lots of scrolling in the folder list.

But not anymore! This version introduces a new search box right above the folder list, that lets you instantly search/filter the folder list as you type! Just typing a few letters is often enough to bring the folder you are looking for into view:

Sort folders by count

By default, the folders are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folders by the counter, that is by the number of games contained.

Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the most popular Platforms, Developers, Genres, etc..

Switch between the Alphabetical and By Count sorting using the sort toggle at the top:

Improved barcode scanning

We have improved the scan engine and gave it a larger “scan area”. This should help scan barcodes faster and easier.

Now uses our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

Previously one big server was handling the Connect website, the CLZ Cloud website AND the CLZ Cloud syncing from the desktop programs and the mobile apps.
But this week we have set up a brand-new dedicated Sync-server to handle just the CLZ Cloud syncing.

In today’s update, CLZ Games has been updated to sync through this new server, which should result in faster syncing and a more stable syncing experience during high load times (weekends).

Fixed:

  • The correct EU or US cover wasn’t downloaded correctly sometimes.
  • Field Defaults: It wasn’t possible to set the rating field back to zero.
  • Manage Pick Lists: Merging list items caused too many sync changes.

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v5.0.4: Added 2 new folder options

January 7th, 2020

New:

  • You can now folder group on “Purchase Date Year” and “Completed Date Year.

Fixed:

  • Rare incident where timeouts occurred during CLZ Cloud sync.

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v5.0.3: Fixed an issue with cover downloading

December 3rd, 2019

While adding games, you would sometimes get the wrong EU or US cover.

Fixed:

  • Wrong cover would sometimes be downloaded

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v5.0.2: Fix for uploading custom covers

October 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom images were uploaded too often

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CLZ Games 5.0: Multiple collections, Statistics, UI improvements, etc..

October 22nd, 2019

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.
    • New sheet-style popup screens on iOS 13

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v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen

December 17th, 2018

New:

  • The resizable panels in the add screen now have the same design as the ones in the main screen.

Fixed:

  • iPad: Wrong initial panel layout in the main screen when the app is started in landscape mode.

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v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels

December 7th, 2018

A useful update of your app today, that is, if you are using the app on an iPad:

All panels in the main screen (folders, list and details) are now resizable using draggable separators between the panels, so that you can customize the layout to your own liking.


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v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon

November 16th, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

New: More Field Defaults

The Field Defaults screen now lets you set default values for the Completeness, Has Box and Has Manual fields.

Fixed:

  • Platform list was outdated when Add screen is opened for the first time.

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v4.11.2: Fixed: Update values from PriceCharting

September 11th, 2018

Update values from PriceCharting wasn’t working anymore which has now been fixed in this new build:

Fixed:

  • iPhone: Lists in main screen did not scroll to top when the status bar was tapped.
  • ‘Already in collection’ popup was broken for recently added games.
  • ‘Not linked’ message could come up when updating games from Core for recently added games.
  • Update Values could give a 0 value for recently added games.

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v4.11.1: Secure HTTPS connections

August 26th, 2018

Secure HTTPS connections, for your security and privacy

As indicated in our recent GDPR email, we are updating our software and services, to be more secure and to better protect your privacy.

Starting with version 4.11, CLZ Games now uses secure HTTPS connections for all communications with our servers:

  • for logging in with your username and password
  • for syncing your data with CLZ Cloud
  • for sending your searches to Core.

To make this possible, we have created new secure “entry points” on our servers, that are only allowing secure HTTPS connections. The new CLZ Games app only communicates with those secure entry points.

For your privacy and security, we strongly recommend updating your app to v4.11.

Changes:

  • The buttons to switch folders, sorting and view options have been moved to more logical places to make them more accessible.
  • The skins and templates options have been moved to the settings screen.
  • The selection mode button has been removed, just tap and hold on an item to start selecting items.

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v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button!

May 9th, 2018

New for the Add Games screen:

  • Add button is now bigger and easier to spot (some new users missed the little round “+”).
  • Add button now “remembers” your collection vs. wish list selection. No need to pick from the Collection/Wish List popup menu every time you add anymore.

Fixed:

  • Adding a game would clear the collection status filter in the main screen.
  • The sorting option screen would sometimes not fully show the chosen sort option when opened.
  • iPad: Main screen: the details view did not refresh after changing the details template.
  • iPad: Main screen: the ‘edit my rating’ pop up was rotated when in landscape mode.

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v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen

April 19th, 2018

We’ve added new fields to sort on to change the order in which your games are displayed in your list. Your game list will adapt to sort and show the field you’re sorting on. On top of that we’ve redesigned the Select Sort Order screen to make it more clear what you’re choosing.

Open the Select Sort Order screen by tapping the menu top right, then tap “Sort order”.

All available sort fields:

  • Platform, then Title (New!)
  • Platform, then Release Date (New!)
  • Title
  • Release Date
  • Order of Entry (New!)
  • Purchase Date (New!)
  • Purchase Price (New!)
  • Price Charting Value (New!)
  • Current Value (New!)
  • Completion Date (New!)
  • My Rating (New!)
  • Quantity (New!)
  • Index
  • Storage Device (New!)

All fields can be sorted either ascending or descending. Tap the field you wish to sort on, then tap “Apply” to confirm.


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v4.9.2: Fixed a crash with the search

February 27th, 2018

We had several reports from users about a crash when searching for an item in the collection. This crash has been reproduced and now fixed in the latest build!

Fixed:

  • Crash during a search in the device’s database.
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v4.9: Improved search features

February 21st, 2018

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular game in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching games (for most games, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up).
  • Once you see the game you were looking for, tap it to bring up its detail page
  • TIP: Tap the search button on the keyboard or tap “View All Results” to perform the normal search.

Quick Search now searches more fields

Now also searches in:

  • Series
  • Descriptions
  • Notes
  • Tags

Full list of fields that are now searched:

  • Title
  • Barcode
  • Platform
  • Series
  • Descriptions
  • Notes
  • Tags

Fixed:

  • Faster loading of details screen.
  • Crash within a few seconds of opening the app.
  • Crash when pressing ‘Change account info’ in the sync screen.

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v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing!

January 10th, 2018

A new v4.8.1 update for your app is available now, with:

Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing

Add or edit games and your changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly.
Made changes on the desktop or Connect side? Just start the app and changes will download automatically.

Note: Auto-Syncing is switched OFF by default. Switch it ON in the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” screen.

The CLZ Cloud syncing will let you:

  1. Sync your data between devices, e.g. between your phone and your tablet. Or from your old phone to your new phone.
  2. View your database online using the free CLZ Cloud viewer website.
  3. Make an online backup of your data. Better safe than sorry!

New: ‘None’ folder entries

  • Added ‘None’ entries to list of folders: The [None] folder groups the books you have not set the field for on which you’re currently folder grouping.

Fixed:

  • Search cleared when the X button was pushed in the search bar of the main screen.

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v4.6.10: Further improvements to the Add Games screen

November 9th, 2017

In today’s update for the CLZ Games app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

  • Slightly smaller font for the game title, so that longer titles fit better.
  • Color high-lighting: Games already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, games already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
  • Improved scroll behaviour.

Fixes in this update:

  • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar
  • No platform icons in platform folder on iPad devices

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v4.6.9: Optimized layout for iPad Pro

October 20th, 2017

New

  • Optimized layout of main screen on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Optimized the performance of the main screen thumbnail view
  • Fresh placeholder cover images

Fixed

  • Black bars showing on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Disappearing floating add button when switching from list to thumbnail view

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    v4.6.8: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower

    October 16th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Crash in add screen on devices running iOS10 or lower
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    v4.6.7: Redesigned Selection Mode

    October 15th, 2017

    New:

    • Redesigned Selection Mode
      • Tap and hold on a game to select it, select as many games as you like (or select all, using the “Select All” top right).
      • Then use the blue action button to perform an action on the selected games (Remove / Update from CLZ Core / Update game values from CLZ Core).

    Fixed:

    • Crash when saving a cover image to the camera roll
    • Odd scrolling behavior when expanding/collapsing a game title search result in the Add Automatically screen
    • Odd scrolling behavior when scanning game barcodes in the barcode scanning screen
    • Stuck keyboard after searching in main list
    • Autocorrect was enabled for the main list search bar

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    v4.6.6: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

    September 27th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
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    v4.6.5: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

    September 24th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
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    v4.6.4: Download current values of your games

    September 12th, 2017

    This new version lets you download current value information for your games from the popular game pricing site PriceCharting.com:

    • When adding new games, they automatically come with game value info.
    • Values are determined based on the Completeness field (Loose vs CIB vs New).
    • See totals for your collection using the new Database Totals screen.
    • Download up-to-date value information for your entire collection using the Update button in the Database Totals screen.

    Recent changes

    v5.3.2: Various fixes for CLZ Games April 10th, 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 v5.0.3: Fixed an issue with cover downloading December 3rd, 2019 v5.0.2: Fix for uploading custom covers October 26th, 2019 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 v4.11.2: Fixed: Update values from PriceCharting September 11th, 2018 v4.11.1: Secure HTTPS connections August 26th, 2018 v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018 v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen April 19th, 2018 v4.9.2: Fixed a crash with the search February 27th, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features February 21st, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 10th, 2018 v4.6.10: Further improvements to the Add Games screen November 9th, 2017 v4.6.9: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 20th, 2017 v4.6.8: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017 v4.6.7: Redesigned Selection Mode October 15th, 2017 v4.6.6: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad September 27th, 2017 v4.6.5: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11 September 24th, 2017 v4.6.4: Download current values of your games September 12th, 2017