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What's new in CLZ Movies for iOS?

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5: IMDb rating and votes, Add by IMDb, Multiple collections, automatic syncing of your own images, and: now a subscription app!

July 4th, 2019

It’s finally here: CLZ Movies 5.0, for both iOS and Android!

New in v5:

  • Now supports and syncs multiple collections
  • Automatic cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
  • Get IMDb Number of Votes from Core (Premium)
  • Batch Update IMDb Ratings & Votes from Core (Premium)
  • Add Movies by IMDb Number/URL (Premium)
  • Re-designed top-bar and main menu

On top of that:

CLZ Movies is now a subscription app

To allow us to keep delivering our CLZ online services (CLZ Cloud and CLZ Core) and our continuous updates to the app, the app has now become a subscription app. For new users, this subscription is necessary for access to the CLZ online services:

  • CLZ Core: for adding movies by title or barcode
  • CLZ Cloud: for online backups and syncing between devices
  • Adding by IMDb Number/URL
  • Getting and updating IMDb Ratings and Votes from Core

What if you already purchased the app earlier?

Of course, since you have purchased the app earlier, you have automatically received a “Basic”-level app unlock. Which means:

  • You keep ALL functionality that you had before. In particular, you keep full access to your existing Core and Cloud functionality. You do not lose anything.
  • You can still update your app to v5 and enjoy the new “non-premium” improvements.
  • You can keep updating your app and keep geting our app improvements.
  • You do not need to pay for a subscription.

If, for any reason, the app does not unlock to the Basic level for you, please CONTACT US here and we’ll get it resolved ASAP.

Optional “Premium” Services that do require a subscription

So… you will get everything you had before (and more), without paying again.

However, with v5 we are offering several new, optional Premium online services, that do require a subscription:

  • Get IMDb Number of Votes from Core
  • Batch Update IMDb Ratings & Votes from Core
  • Add Movies by IMDb Number/URL

What’s new in CLZ Movies 5.0 ?

Now supports and syncs multiple collections !

It is now possible to manage multiple “collections” within your app. The collections you create will be listed in the main menu, so you can easily switch between them.
Use the menu to add new collections, edit their names, change the order, etc…

Multiple collections now also sync through the CLZ Cloud, e.g. to/from the Movie Connect cloud-based software or the Movie Collector desktop software. So if you have created multiple collections on the desktop side, these will now finally be separated on the mobile app too!

Already have multiple collections in the CLZ Cloud?

If you already have multiple collections in the CLZ Cloud, here’s what to do to get your existing entries split up into multiple collections on your mobile app too:

1. Tap the menu top left
2. Tap “Sync with CLZ Cloud” and make sure you’re in sync.
3. Tap the menu top left again and tap “Maintenance”
4. Tap “Update all from CLZ Cloud”
5. Now use “Sync with CLZ Cloud” from the menu again.

Automatic cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images

Before v5, if you replaced the automatic Core front cover with your own image (e.g. from Camera Roll), it would not automatically sync to the CLZ Cloud. You had to “force” the upload by using Upload to CLZ Cloud in the Edit screen.

For version 5 we made this more automatic. We introduced a new toggle “Custom Image” in the Edit screen. This toggle will be automatically set when you replace the Core image. Once the Custom Image toggle is set, that cover will automatically sync to and from the CLZ Cloud.

IMDb Votes (requires subscription)

Adding new movies will now give you the amount of votes from IMDb, refreshed every day.
You can also sort by number of IMDb votes to see which movie has the most votes on IMDb.

Update your IMDb Ratings and Votes in one go (requires subscription)

The new IMDb content license gives us fresh daily updates of the IMDb Ratings and Votes, so let’s make use of that daily fresh data now!

– Tap and hold on a movie, then tap Select All
– Tap the blue button bottom right
– Tap Update IMDb ratings/votes from CLZ Core

This will connect to our Core and retrieve fresh IMDb Ratings and Votes for all selected movies. Don’t worry, this won’t take long. We have implemented a super efficient system that can update ratings/votes in chunks of 100 movies in one go.

When done, it will report the number of movies it has updated the Ratings and Votes for.

Add Movies by IMDb Number or URL (requires subscription)

Can’t find a movie in our Core? But it is on IMDb?

Then use the new “IMDb” tab in the Add Movies screen, for finding and adding movies straight from their IMDb Nr or URL.

The movie entry will then be retrieved from IMDb automatically AND added to our Core, so that you can then immediately Add it to your database!

Re-designed top-bar and main menu

  • The menu icon now includes the “CLZ Movies” mark (bigger tap area)
  • The “Collection Status” filter button has been moved to the right
  • The menu now clearly shows your Account and App Status at the top. Tap either of those to manage them.
  • New “Maintenance” screen that now contains:
    • the “Clear Database” option
    • the “old Import from Movie Collector” option
    • the new “Update from CLZ Cloud” option (only use when instructed by support staff)

How to update your CLZ Movies app to version 5:

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

    TIP: if you don’t see the CLZ Movies update yet, pull down to refresh!

Recent changes

v5.0.5: Crash fix September 3rd, 2019 v5.0.4 Easier to find Edit button / Update All IMDb Ratings & Votes August 30th, 2019 v5.0.3: Move to other collection option was missing July 24th, 2019 Improved way to send support e-mails and more July 16th, 2019 v5: IMDb rating and votes, Add by IMDb, Multiple collections, automatic syncing of your own images, and: now a subscription app! July 4th, 2019 v4.14.5: New: 4K UHD format icon March 21st, 2019 v4.14.4 IMDb features are back! January 30th, 2019 v4.14.3: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links January 2nd, 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 v4.13.2: Added some fields to the Manage Pick Lists screen November 8th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets November 1st, 2018 v4.12.3: Moved some buttons to more logical places August 26th, 2018 v4.12.2: Some fixes for the multi-movie box set adding July 23rd, 2018 v4.12.1: New: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets July 19th, 2018 v4.11.2: Fix for the ‘loaner’ folder June 19th, 2018 v4.11: More editable fields! June 14th, 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 22nd, 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 8th, 2018 v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Movies screen November 10th, 2017 v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 20th, 2017 v4.5.11: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017