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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

Game Connect

New: Print your list to a PDF file

May 1st, 2017

New in the CLZ Cloud viewer and Game Connect: a Print to PDF feature!
Generate a PDF file from your game list, ideal for printing.

Read more

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen

April 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

April 26th, 2017

New in 4.5.2:

  • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
    • Clear Light template
    • Clear Dark template

Fixed:

  • After closing the add games automatically screen, it now selects the latest added game
  • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.
Game Collector (Windows)

v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error.

April 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading.
  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” could throw a “hotkey not registered” error.
CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.5: A completely new look!

April 20th, 2017

A huge v4.5 update for the CLZ Games app is now available.

And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):
The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

What’s new in CLZ Games 4.5 for iOS?

  • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
  • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
  • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your game collection.
  • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new games.
  • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
  • Access all view settings from menu top right.
  • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

How to update your CLZ Games app to version 4.5:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Games entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Do you like the new look?
Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page

April 13th, 2017

New:

  • Links to renew your update plan will now automatically log you into your account on the website.
  • Check for Updates: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.
  • My CLZ Account popup: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.

Fixed:

  • Edit Game: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Game could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error.
  • “Completed” field didn’t properly sync down from CLZ Cloud.
  • Updating games or Pricecharting values will clear them for unlinked games.
Game Collector (Windows)

v17.1 Loose/CIB/New field plus enhanced cloud syncing

April 10th, 2017

For Game Collector, the v17.1 update has turned out to be a bigger update then the v16 to v17 update 🙂
Because for v17.1 we have added several game-specific fields and features, 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 checkbox 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.

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Game Connect

New “Completeness” field: Loose vs CIB vs New

April 10th, 2017

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

New “Completeness” field: Loose vs CIB vs New

This update 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 checkbox 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.

Read more

CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.3.4: Final iOS7 compatible version

April 5th, 2017

Important: this is the FINAL iOS 7 compatible version.
Support for iOS 7 will be dropped for future versions.

Fixed:

  • iOS 7: Crash in Add screen when opening the Add by Barcode tab.

Coming up: Fresh look and layout

Please look forward to the next build coming up in a couple weeks with a complete new fresh look and layout!

Game Connect

New: Back up / Restore your database

March 27th, 2017

Whilst we make daily backups for you on our own servers, you can now create your own backup of your Connect database and download it to your computer!

If you ever make a big mistake and lose valuable data, you can upload a previously downloaded backup file and restore it to your current database.

Read more


Game Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Edition” in the quick search box, start typing some edition information like “special”, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of editions you have in your database. Click on an edition entry to see all games you have in that edition.

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing

Game Connect

New: Flexible import from Text/CSV files

March 14th, 2017

Import from TXT or CSV

Import any Text or .CSV file into your collection

You can now import any text file (.txt) or comma separated value file (.csv) into your collection on Connect using the new import page in your Connect account.

With this new import tool you are able to quickly import a list of games from for instance an existing collection you may have in a spreadsheet or different software. All you have to do is export those games from your other software to a text or CSV file and follow the steps on the new Import page in your Connect account.

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CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.3.3: Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

March 6th, 2017

This update introduces an easier way to deal with “Unrecognized Barcodes”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the game to your app anyway, but also helps your fellow CLZ Games users by instantly adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core online game database.

CLZ Games missing barcodes

What’s new in CLZ Games 4.3.3 for iOS?

Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

  • In the Add Games screen when a barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen:
    1. Just find your game by title (Search-As-You-Type is also active here!)
    2. Then click Add Game.
  • This will:
    1. Add the game to YOUR database with full game details and your barcode.
    2. Instantly add the barcode to OUR Core online game database, connected to the game you selected. Which means that the next user who searches for the same barcode, will instantly get a result 🙂

How to update your CLZ Games app to version 4.3.3:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Games entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Enjoy!


Game Collector (Windows)

V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search

February 16th, 2017

New:

  • Images popup now also supports “Size Picture to Window without stretching” option
  • Quick search: suggestions now also are shown when searching on “Title” field

Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
  • Images Popup:
    • the status bar wasn’t always showing the right image path when opening
    • .bmp images were not showing
    • only screen shots were showing from the local images
  • CueCat scanner wasn’t working properly any more

Game Collector (Windows)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

February 14th, 2017

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 one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The game will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

Read more


CLZ Games (Android)

v4.3.11: New: Easily add games that come up as “unrecognized barcode”

February 7th, 2017

CLZ Games Android: Unrecognized Barcode screen

This update introduces an easier way to deal with “Unrecognized Barcodes”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the game to your app anyway, but also helps your fellow CLZ Games users by instantly adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core online game database.

Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”:

  • In the Add Games screen when a barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen:
    1. Just find your game by title (Search-As-You-Type is also active here!)
    2. Then click Add Game.
  • This will:
    1. Add the game to YOUR database with full game details and your barcode.
    2. Instantly add the barcode to OUR Core online game database, connected to the game you selected.

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.3.9: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync

February 2nd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Local game deletes sometimes not synchronized to the CLZ Cloud

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.3.8: Maintenance build

January 18th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Crashing merge dialog in the manage pick list screen on Android 6.0+ devices
  • Facebook sign up button not working
  • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
  • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous game button

Game Connect

New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding games by title

January 12th, 2017

If you are adding most of your games “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Games Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the game you want to add.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, instantly showing the five most popular games that match, listing the title, platform and a small thumbnail image.
  3. For popular games, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up. For older or less popular games, type a few more letters.
  4. Once you see your game appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact game will be listed, with its’ issue list.

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CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.3.2: Redesigned the edit screen and added new folder group options

January 12th, 2017

New:

  • Edit screen with tabs (main details/personal details)
  • Added folder options: my rating, edition, hardware type
  • Added hardware type as option in the manage pick list screen
  • Main list
    • Scroll position now remembered after editing/removing a game
    • Now updates live after editing a game
  • Added a ‘show all’ folder item in empty folders on tablet devices

Fixed:

  • List view section headers stopping at X
  • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen
  • Barcode can be added with voice dictation
  • App was occasionally crashing when searching for a title
  • Background image issue in the backdrop templates on phone devices

Game Collector (Windows)

v16.5.3: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crashes during Check for Update proces

Game Connect

New: Import text / CSV files

January 3rd, 2017

csv-iconDo you already have a list of your movies, books, cds, comics or games? E.g. entered in a spread-sheet program, or created using a different cataloging tool, then exported to CSV?

Cool, you can now easily get that list into your Collectorz.com program (desktop, mobile or Connect). Just use our new flexible import tool to import your existing list into the CLZ Cloud. This will make your list instantly available in Connect. Or sync to the mobile app or desktop software using the CLZ Cloud syncing.

Read more


Game Collector (Windows)

v16.5.2: Maintenance build

January 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Edit Game:
    • On User Defined Fields tab, “_[Add pick list item]_” didn’t work for comboboxes
    • Changing the role for a credit would mark all games dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited game
  • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn’t mark their corresponding games as modified
  • Main Screen: accelerator keys in main menu (like “ALT+F” for files menu) didn’t work

Recent changes

v4.8.2: Added: Disable downloading of backdrop January 16th, 2018 v18.0.5: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems January 12th, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 10th, 2018 Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud January 9th, 2018 Brand new Add Games from Core screen January 5th, 2018 v18.0.4: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 A complete re-design of the Connect interface December 27th, 2017 v18.0.3: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.2: Improved workflow of pick item screens December 20th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 15th, 2017 v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! December 6th, 2017 v4.7.3: Further improvements to the Add Games screen November 22nd, 2017 v4.6.10: Further improvements to the Add Games screen November 9th, 2017 New design and layout for game details page October 31st, 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 v17.2.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen October 11th, 2017 New: Manage your pick list entries September 29th, 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 v4.7.2: Fixed a scroll problem in the main list September 20th, 2017 v4.7.1: Download current values of your games September 15th, 2017 v17.2.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.2.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen September 14th, 2017