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v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 8th, 2020

We are one week into 2020, so it’s time for Game Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

Quick-search the folder panel

The folder panel panel is a powerful way to browse and filter your collection. Just group by Platform, or Developer, etc… click 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 “click a folder” part is sometimes easier said than done. It may require lots of scrolling in the folder panel.

But not anymore! Version 20 introduces a new search box right above the folder panel, that lets you instantly search/filter the folder panel as you type! Just typing a few letters is often enough to bring the folder you are looking for into view:

Sort the folder panel by the counters

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

Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the biggest platform in your collection, your most popular developers, etc… Switch between the Alphabetical and By Count sorting using the two sort buttons to the right of the new search box:

BTW: another small (but visually very nice) tweak to the folder panel is that the counters are now in a separate column on the right (previously these were listed between parentheses right behind the folder name).

Brand-new Statistics screen

Next to the above 2 functional improvements, we have also added a brand-new infographic-style Statistics screen. This replaces the old “textual” Database Totals screen. Open the screen from the Tools menu, then “Statistics”.

In the new Statistics screen you can find totals for your collection, top 10 lists and cool statistics in the form of pie charts, line charts and bar charts.

Totals:

  • total nr of games and platforms
  • total nr of hardware items
  • total purchase value
  • total current value

Charts and Lists:

  • Bar chart: games by platform
  • Top 10 list: most valuable games
  • Total PriceCharting value
  • Top 10 list: most recent additions
  • Bar chart: value by platform
  • Line chart: games by release year
  • Bar chart: games by genre
  • Pie chart: Completeness (New/CIB/Loose)
  • Pie chart: Value (New/CIB/Loose)
  • Pie chart: Completed (Yes/No)

Please note: the new Statistics screen only shows data for “In Collection” games (so excludes Wish List items) and takes into account the Quantity values!

Edit Game screen: Tags is now a checkbox list

Previously a free-form text entry box, the Tags field in Edit Game is now a checkbox list for quick and easy checkboxing of applicable tags:


Recent changes

v20.3: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.2: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.1 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 2020 v20.0.2 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 5th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 8th, 2020 v19.4 Add Games by Platform August 6th, 2019 v19.3: Add Hardware by searching CLZ Core July 19th, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 15th, 2019 v19.1.2: More tweaks to the Add button March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0.3: Image Viewer now resizes the window December 7th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 3rd, 2018 v18.3.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 27th, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 15th, 2017 v17.2.1: A completely new Add Games screen! June 14th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.5.1: Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” December 14th, 2016 v16.4.2: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks November 10th, 2016 v16.4.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding games by title October 10th, 2016 v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel June 23rd, 2016 v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen February 24th, 2016 v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search December 3rd, 2015 v16.0.1: Game Collector V16: Quicksilver November 30th, 2015