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CLZ Movies (Android)

v9.2.6: Now supports “Sign up with Google”

June 21st, 2024

New:

  • Now supports “Sign up with Google” for new users

Fixed:

  • “Don’t show again” checkbox didn’t save if the box was just “dismissed”


Fixed:

  • Some back buttons (and swiping to go back) would stop working after adding from Core
  • Incorrect error message would appear after adding manually

CLZ Movies (Android)

v9.2.4: Fixed a crash in Add screen

June 18th, 2024

Fixed:

  • A crash could occur on opening the Add Movies screen

CLZ Movies (Android)

v9.2.3: A couple of onboarding tweaks for new users

June 17th, 2024

New:

Further guidance and popups to help new users get started adding their collection to the app.

Don’t worry, all popups can be dismissed with “don’t show again” 🙂

Fixed for iOS

  • In some cases the “Add to Collection” button wouldn’t work

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v9.1.2: New big blue buy button

June 5th, 2024

New:

  • We changed the “buy now” text link into a big blue button so it’s more clear!

Fixed:

  • In some cases logging in to an existing account after starting Free Mode would cause problems with adding.

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v9.2.1: CLZ Movies is now free to use up to 100 movies

May 31st, 2024

CLZ Movies is now free to use up to 100 movies, for as long as you like.
This “Free Mode” includes access to all functionality, including CLZ Cloud syncing (for online backups and transferring data between devices).
Got more than 100 movies? Then subscribe (US $20 per year) and add as many albums as you need. Of course, feel free to try the app with 100 movies first!



Just over two months ago, we released a huge v9.0 upgrade for the CLZ Movies app. But today, we’re back already, with a v9.1 update with two improvements related to cover images, a nice new setting for further customizing your app and finally, an improvement to the barcode scanner.

  • Add cover images for “Unrecognized Barcodes”
  • Update from Core now also let you REPLACE cover images
  • New “Hide Seen It” setting
  • Faster barcode scanner

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This is the fourth and final CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite email. In this one, I will go over 2 of the smaller improvements of version 9: the added format icon for digital and streaming format and the new ability to tap on actor name in the movie details to instantly see all movies that actor appeared in.

BTW: if you missed the earlier three v9 feature hilite emails, you can still read them on the CLZ Club forum here:

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Here it is, the 3rd “CLZ Movies v9 feature hilite” email. Today’s email is about the improvement to the screens for dealing with “unrecognized barcodes”.

BTW: if you missed first two v9 feature hilite emails, you can still read them on the CLZ Club forum here:

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CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: the new collections tab-bar

February 9th, 2024

Here’s my second “v9 feature hilite” email, about the next big feature of last week’s CLZ Movies v9 release.
(tip: if you missed feature hilite #1, you can read it here)

Today, we are going to discuss the new collections tab-bar.

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CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: Improved Adding Movies by Title

February 8th, 2024

Last week, we released version 9.0 of the CLZ Movies mobile app, our biggest update ever! So big in fact, that you may not have checked out all the new features yet.
To help you get started with all the new stuff, I am going to do four “v9 feature hilite” emails, each one highlighting one of the four big features of this update.

This is Feature Hilite #1 and today, we’re gonna take a look at all the improvements to the Add Movies by Title feature.

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v9.0.2: Fixed a crash on startup

February 8th, 2024

Fixed:

  • The app would crash on startup for some users


It has been a while since we had the chance to sit down and work on the CLZ Movies app for a longer stretch. That is, doing improvements that are specific to movies and DVD/Blu-ray/4K releases. In fact, the project took much longer than anticipated, as new ideas for improvements kept popping while we worked on it. And we decided to just let that happen and create the best version of the app that we could think of right now.

Today, we can finally show you this huge v9.0 update for your CLZ Movies mobile app. Here’s what’s new:

  • Improved Add Movies / Add by Title screen
  • Collection tabs: easily switch between collections using tabs at the bottom
  • New: tap an actor name in details to show all your movies with that actor
  • Better screens for reporting “unrecognized barcodes” and adding those movies anyway
  • When adding Box Sets, the app now automatically asks “Singly Entry or Multiple Entries?”
  • Many new icons for digital and streaming formats

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Sneak Preview: CLZ Movies v9.0!

January 12th, 2024

A huge update for your CLZ Movies mobile app is coming up, probably next week. Here’s a sneak preview of all the new features and improvements:

  • Improved Add Movies screen: big cover images for 4K/Blu-ray/DVD releases
  • Collection tabs: easily switch between collections using tabs at the bottom
  • New: tap an actor name in details to show all your movies with that actor
  • Better screens for reporting “unrecognized barcodes” and adding them anyway
  • Many new icons for digital and streaming formats

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v8.5.5: New “Delete CLZ Account” option

December 6th, 2023

What’s New:

  • New “Delete CLZ Account” option in Settings


What’s new:

  • Added a new “Remove all unused pick list entries” option in the maintenance menu, to remove all unused pick list entries in one go

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v8.5.3: Couple of fixes and changes

November 7th, 2023

Changed:

  • For new users: no more Demo Mode

Fixed on iOS:

  • Edit screen: Picking something from a pick list: The search could mess up your choice
  • The sync button could show on details view

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v8.5.2: Various bug fixes

November 1st, 2023

A build full of fixes for bugs reported by you. Thanks to everyone who reported these bugs!

Fixed:

  • Unreliable search results after editing or merging pick list items
  • Now remembers scroll position better when hitting “back” from an item
  • Adding a new pick list item with an apostrophe, would wrongly trigger an “Already exists” warning
  • Edit screen: Picking a pick list item after tapping next/previous could crash the app
  • Edit screen: For some fields the selected pick list item would be added twice
  • When sorting by edition release date/year the app would use a wrong date/year
  • Adding a box set via the Edit Screen could crash the app

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v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool

October 25th, 2023

A lot of the questions we get about CLZ Movies can usually be answered with:

“Just use Manage Pick Lists”

Renaming formats, Merging duplicate formats, fixing actor sort problems, fixing typos in locations, etc… it is all done in the Manage Pick Lists screen. An important and powerful screen, but… not so easy to find if you don’t know where to look or don’t even know what to look for.

With this update, we are trying to fix all that. We have made the screen much more accessible / discoverable AND we have made several improvements to the MPL screen itself.

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v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button

October 16th, 2023

This update is all about the Pre-fill screen, you know, the screen that appears when adding items and lets you pre-fill fields while adding, like Location, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, etc…

This Pre-fill screen was introduced in Jan 2021, with a fixed set of fields. Then a year later, in Jan 2022, it was made completely user configurable, so that *you* could choose which fields appeared on the screen.

This screen turned out to be a popular tool, but we’ve seen one problem with it:
Sometimes, users pre-fill a field for a specific movie (e.g. Purchase Price or Quantity), then forget to CLEAR it for the next movies they add. Causing lots of movies to be added with that same field set incorrectly.

So today, we are making another tweak to the Pre-fill screen:

  • The Pre-fill screen now highlights filled fields in orange, so that they stand out more.
  • Also, we added a “Clear” button, to quickly clear all Pre-fill fields.

Fixed

  • iOS: iPad: Year folders: the wrong year folder could be selected sometimes.

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v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips

September 13th, 2023

New:

  • Added in-app getting started tips for new users (tap “dismiss” to dismiss)

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v8.2: New Sync button on main screen

September 6th, 2023

In this update, we try to tackle a problem that we often see in our support system:

Users changing phones without updating their CLZ Cloud first. Or even worse, without even having a CLZ Account yet.
Which of course cause data loss (and a lot of sadness).

So in this version, we are trying to create more awareness of:

  1. The importance of creating a CLZ Account, so that you can Sync with CLZ Cloud.
  2. The importance of keeping your CLZ Cloud up-to-date by actually Syncing with CLZ Cloud.

New Sync button in main screen

When not in sync with CLZ Cloud, a new Sync button will appear on the main screen, above the Add button. This way you will always know if there are still items to sync up to CLZ Cloud or down from CLZ Cloud (even when you use auto-sync).

(Don’t like this button? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show on-screen sync button”)

New “Sync with Cloud!” bar when not logged in

When using the app while not logged in to a CLZ Account, a new bar will appear at the bottom of the main screen that says “Sync to CLZ Cloud for an online backup”.
Hopefully that will help prevent future data loss.

(Don’t like this bar? In the Settings screen, switch OFF the setting that says “Show backup suggestion bar”)

New 5-movie “Demo Mode” for new users

For new users who just downloaded the app, we introduced a new “Demo Mode” that lets you add 5 movies before committing to the actual 7-day free trial subscription.

Fixed on Android:

  • Edit Comic: When you’ve edited something, and you tapped “Next”, it would skip an item.


The entire CLZ development team has been working on this major feature for several months. A huge project that we have been postponing for many years, because of the complexity and the enormous amount of work. But today we can finally go public with it, resulting in a major 8.1 update for the CLZ Movies mobile app:

As of today, it is finally possible to modify (or manually enter) the CAST and CREW lists of your movie entries! And of course, to sync your customized lists to and from the CLZ Cloud.

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Sneak Preview: Cast / Crew editing in CLZ Movies

June 30th, 2023

Coming up soon: the ability to add and edit the cast and crew lists, in both the CLZ Movies mobile app and the Movie Connect web-based software. And of course, the syncing of these custom lists between the desktop, web-based and mobile editions.

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v8.0.3: Fixed a crash in the Add Movies screen

May 31st, 2023

Fixed:

  • Adding: the app could crash while adding a movie

Recent changes

v9.2.6: Now supports “Sign up with Google” June 21st, 2024 v9.2.5: Back button/Swiping to go back wasn’t working in Add screen June 19th, 2024 v9.2.4: Fixed a crash in Add screen June 18th, 2024 v9.2.3: A couple of onboarding tweaks for new users June 17th, 2024 v9.1.2: New big blue buy button June 5th, 2024 v9.2.1: CLZ Movies is now free to use up to 100 movies May 31st, 2024 v9.1 Add cover images for “unrecognized barcodes” / Update cover images from Core April 14th, 2024 CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: new format icons / tap actor name to find all his movies February 16th, 2024 CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: better screens for reporting “unrecognized barcodes” February 15th, 2024 CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: the new collections tab-bar February 9th, 2024 CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: Improved Adding Movies by Title February 8th, 2024 v9.0.2: Fixed a crash on startup February 8th, 2024 v9.0: Improved Add by Title screen, Collection tabs and much more! February 2nd, 2024 Sneak Preview: CLZ Movies v9.0! January 12th, 2024 v8.5.5: New “Delete CLZ Account” option December 6th, 2023 v8.5.4: Added a new “Remove all unused pick list entries” option November 22nd, 2023 v8.5.3: Couple of fixes and changes November 7th, 2023 v8.5.2: Various bug fixes November 1st, 2023 v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips September 13th, 2023 v8.2: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.1: Modify the Cast and Crew lists of your movie entries! July 20th, 2023 Sneak Preview: Cast / Crew editing in CLZ Movies June 30th, 2023 v8.0.3: Fixed a crash in the Add Movies screen May 31st, 2023