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CLZ Games (Android)

v4.6.2: Added completeness folder

August 9th, 2017

New:

  • Group on the “Completeness” field by tapping the menu top right, then tap “Folders > Completeness”.

Fixed:

  • Fixed a “non SQL exception” error that could occur during adding of certain games.
CLZ Games (Android)

v4.6.1: New Loose/CIB/New field plus enhanced cloud syncing

August 8th, 2017

For CLZ Games on Android we have added several game-specific fields and made more fields available to edit in the edit game screen: This update is especially targeted at the serious video game collector:

New “Completeness” field: Loose vs CIB vs New

This is for the real video game collectors, especially those that are into collecting retro games:

  • Added: a new “Completeness” field, to indicate how complete your copy of a game is. Choose from:
    • Loose, meaning “cartridge or disc only”.
    • CIB, meaning “Complete In Box”, everything included.
    • New, meaning CIB and also still sealed.
  • Two extra toggle fields “Manual” and “Box”.

    To further specify the “Loose” status. You know, for those cartridges with just a manual, no box. Or in a box, but with the manual missing.
  • Group on the “Completeness” field by tapping the menu top right, then tap “Folders > Completeness”.

Read more

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.6.2: Fixed a crash in the Add from CLZ Core screen

August 8th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add from CLZ Core screen crashed while trying to add a game.
Game Connect

New fields added to sort and/or group your games on

August 7th, 2017

New:

  • New fields you can now sort your games on:
    • Edition
    • Format
    • Region
    • Series
  • New fields you can now folder group your games on:
    • Region
    • Series
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.6.1: New Loose/CIB/New field plus enhanced cloud syncing

August 4th, 2017

For CLZ Games on iOS we have added several game-specific fields and made more fields available to edit in the edit game screen: This update is especially targeted at the serious video game collector:

New “Completeness” field: Loose vs CIB vs New

This is for the real video game collectors, especially those that are into collecting retro games:

  • Added: a new “Completeness” field, to indicate how complete your copy of a game is. Choose from:
    • Loose, meaning “cartridge or disc only”.
    • CIB, meaning “Complete In Box”, everything included.
    • New, meaning CIB and also still sealed.
  • Two extra toggle fields “Manual” and “Box”.

    To further specify the “Loose” status. You know, for those cartridges with just a manual, no box. Or in a box, but with the manual missing.
  • Group on the “Completeness” field by tapping the menu top right, then tap “Folders > Completeness”.

Read more

Game Connect

Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields

August 2nd, 2017

New fields for Edit Multiple

We’ve expanded the amount of fields you can edit in the Edit Multiple screen.

Improved interface

We’ve made it more clear how you can clear information from specific fields for all selected items you’re editing. Use the X button to clear a field for all selected items.

Using “Edit Multiple”

Quick reminder how to use Edit Multiple: Click the “Select” button at the top of your Connect page, select a couple of items, and click “Edit” (again, at the top).

Be advised that changes you make here affect all selected items, and can not be reverted once done!

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.3: Fixed a crash in Add from CLZ Core screen

July 31st, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Games from CLZ Core: program could crash when updating platform list.
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.6: Improved navigation in “All Games / Hardware” folder

July 21st, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Games / Hardware” folder with a back button to go back to your folders

Fixed:

  • Barcode queue was lost when a crash occurred in the Add from CLZ Core screen.
  • The “move to wish list” functionality in the Add from CLZ Core screen was not working.
Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.2: Various tweaks

July 20th, 2017

  • Add Games from Core: Search Results list is now loading/refreshing faster, especially for long lists.
  • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
  • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.
  • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.5.5: Improved navigation in “All Games/Hardware” folder

July 18th, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Games/Hardware” folder with a back button to go back to your folders
CLZ Games (Android)

v4.5.4: Improved navigation after adding or restarting the app

July 12th, 2017

New:

  • After adding/editing a game, the app will now always find and show your last added game in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.

Fixed:

  • Crash in the unrecognized barcode screen.
  • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.
  • Amstrad CPC had a Windows platform icon.
Game Connect

New: Set a default view for friends

June 22nd, 2017

With all the sharing features we’re building we’ve now added a way for you to set a default view for your friends so they can browse your collection the way you want them to.

To set a default view for your friends:
Go to your CLZ Cloud / Connect page, login at the top right and set the columns, sorting and folder view you wish your friends see when they browse your collection.

Once you’re happy with the setup, choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu top right. Then click the blue button “Set current view as default view” and you’re done! Anyone viewing your collection for the first time will now get the view you’ve just set for them.


Game Connect

New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends!

June 21st, 2017

You can now quickly share your entire collection or one single item in your collection with anyone using the Share button at the top of your collection. You can share your collection or single item on Facebook, Twitter, via email or just copy a direct link using the Share icon top right.

Go to your cloud page, login at the top right, and use the Share icon at the top to begin:

Share entire collection

For your entire collection, make sure you’re on your Cloud / Connect page with all your items in view and then click the Share icon top right:

Share one single item

For one single item, click the item in your collection and then click the Share button at the top:


Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.1: A completely new Add Games screen!

June 14th, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Games Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Games from CLZ Core”):

  • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for every game.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a game by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a game, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a game, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
Game Connect

Private Cloud Sharing

June 13th, 2017

This is a new way to show your collection list to specific people, without making it Public. Just set your Cloud Visibility to Private, hiding it from public view, then generate a secret Private Cloud Sharing link. Send this link to your friends and only they will be able to see your collection. Best of both worlds!

To change our Cloud Visibility, go to your cloud page, login at the top right, then choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu.


Game Connect

Improved searching in Connect and Cloud

June 13th, 2017

Previously, the search feature in the cloud viewer took you to a separate page showing the search results.

Now, the search is fully integrated into the regular collection viewer. Which means that you can now search, then further drill down using folders and/or the alphabet bar. Super handy, especially for large collections.


CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Games from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a game, the app will now always find and show your last added game in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your games from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When tapping the “Platform” button in the ‘Unrecognised Barcode’ screen the app could crash.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a game was removed, the list would scroll back to the top
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
Game Connect

New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature

June 9th, 2017

Another productive week here for our Connect pages! Our web developer Joe has finished work on 2 improvements for your Connect page:

New layouts in Edit Screen

We recently took a look at our Edit Screen and figured it was time to change some fields around as we thought they weren’t all logically placed. So for all 5 Connect titles we’ve now changed the layout and placements of your fields in the Edit Screen. We also consolidated all “Cover” tabs in the edit screens so they work the same in all 5 Connect titles.

New: Duplicate feature

You can now duplicate an item in your database. To do this, click on an item in your database to view its details, then at the top click on “Duplicate”.
The new duplicated item will be an exact duplicate of the previous item, but it will be unlinked. You can Link the duplicated item with the “Link” button at the top of the details page.

Game Connect

Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app!

June 2nd, 2017

We’d love to see more users enjoy the fun and ease of adding items to their database by scanning barcodes with their phone or tablet. So we also decided a couple of weeks ago to make our CLZ Barry app FREE (previously US $10).

New: Directly connect to CLZ Barry from Connect

Previously you needed a special program to connect and send barcodes to your computer, but today we added a direct connection to CLZ Barry on all “Add by Barcode” pages on Connect, which means you can directly connect to any mobile device running the barcode scanning app “CLZ Barry” and scan barcodes straight into your Add by Barcode page on Connect!

Reminder: What is CLZ Barry ?

CLZ Barry is the Collectorz.com barcode scanner app. It lets you:

  • Scan barcodes with your mobile device’s camera.
  • Instantly send the barcodes (the 12 or 13-digit numbers) to the Add page on Connect.

How to get started with CLZ Barry

  1. Open the App Store or Play Store on your device,
    then search for “CLZ BARRY” and download the app.

  2. Follow the Getting Started Guide to set up and start scanning.
    Getting Started for iOS / Getting Started for Android
CLZ Games (Android)

v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new games and games on wish list by barcode
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen
Game Connect

New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders,

May 22nd, 2017

Improvements to “Selection Mode”

You can now enter selection mode and use the “Select All” button top left to select all items in a list, or use “Shift clicking” to select a bunch of items in one go (hold the Shift button on your keyboard and click a couple of items to select/deselect them).

Use these selection mode improvements to select a subset of your database and quickly export them to PDF for instance!

New “None” folder added

We added a new “None” folder to your folder group view. The “None” folder will display when the field you’re folder grouping on is empty for that item.

Example: if you folder on “Genres” but you have one item where the Genre is not filled in, that specific item will appear in your “None” folder!

Print to PDF: Field Names on every page

We added a new checkbox in the settings for Print to PDF to include the field names column header on every single page.

New statistics added

We added some more collection statistics to the statistic screen. In your Connect page, click the “wrench” icon top right and then “Statistics” to check them out!

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored

May 22nd, 2017

New:

  • On restart the navigation state and view settings are restored

Changed:

  • Old Import from Game Collector has been moved to Settings screen

Fixed:

  • App not showing number of hardware in the top bar in the main screen
  • Crash in search-as-you-type box
  • Added new review popup
Game Connect

Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks

May 16th, 2017

At the moment our entire web-team, 3 developers, is working full-time on our Connect editions. And it shows: lot of improvements and small tweaks are being released in rapid succession.

An overview of last week’s updates, now live in your Connect account:

Faster editing

This is a big one, as it makes editing your entries in Connect a lot quicker (and less annoying!).
Previously, after editing an entry, the entire list refreshed which A. was slow and B. caused you to lose your place in the list.

Now, the list does not refresh anymore. After an edit action, the edited item is simply updated with the new field values. Which is super quick and leaves you right where you were before you opened the Edit screen.

NOTE: this change has one implication: If your edit action would cause the item to be sorted in a different place in the list, or even to be moved to a different folder, that will not happen immediately. A simple manual refresh is all it takes in that case.

Updated Statistics screen

We re-wrote the Statistics screen using different charting tools, which makes them look and animate nicer AND solves several browser-specific problems.

Print to PDF enhancements

The new Print to PDF feature can now be used on a selection of items. So just go to Select mode, select some items, then choose Print to PDF in the toolbar top right.

Also, we have added a Margin setting, that lets you control the width of the margins of the generated PDF output.

More column and sort fields

We are regularly receiving requests for more fields to be available as column and sort fields. If technically feasible, we are adding these as we go. Some recent additions:

  • Comics: Release Date and Cover Price are now available as column fields.
  • Comics: Read It is now available in the Field Defaults settings.
  • Movies: Director and Format are now sortable fields.
  • Movies: Title Sort is now available as an Export field.
  • Games: Genre is now available as a sort field.

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.5.1: Improved Add Games screen

May 9th, 2017

This update to the CLZ Games app for Android brings user interface improvements to the Add Games screen:

  • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
  • When adding a game that is already on your wish list, the app now lets you change its status to “In Collection”.
  • Adding By Barcode:
    • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
    • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter a barcode manually
    • Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions
    • Press and hold to delete a barcode from the queue
  • Adding By Title:
    • Expand game edition list using “V” icons on the right
    • Game not found? Easy add it manually using the special entry in the results list

Recent changes

v4.6.2: Added completeness folder August 9th, 2017 v4.6.1: New Loose/CIB/New field plus enhanced cloud syncing August 8th, 2017 v4.6.2: Fixed a crash in the Add from CLZ Core screen August 8th, 2017 New fields added to sort and/or group your games on August 7th, 2017 v4.6.1: New Loose/CIB/New field plus enhanced cloud syncing August 4th, 2017 Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields August 2nd, 2017 v17.2.3: Fixed a crash in Add from CLZ Core screen July 31st, 2017 v4.5.6: Improved navigation in “All Games / Hardware” folder July 21st, 2017 v17.2.2: Various tweaks July 20th, 2017 v4.5.5: Improved navigation in “All Games/Hardware” folder July 18th, 2017 v4.5.4: Improved navigation after adding or restarting the app July 12th, 2017 New: Set a default view for friends June 22nd, 2017 New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends! June 21st, 2017 v17.2.1: A completely new Add Games screen! June 14th, 2017 v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more June 14th, 2017 Private Cloud Sharing June 13th, 2017 Improved searching in Connect and Cloud June 13th, 2017 v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding June 11th, 2017 New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature June 9th, 2017 Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app! June 2nd, 2017 v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner May 30th, 2017 New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders, May 22nd, 2017 v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored May 22nd, 2017 Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks May 16th, 2017 v4.5.1: Improved Add Games screen May 9th, 2017