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v7.0: New features and lots of improvements

December 2nd, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Movies app is now available, with new features and lots of improvements to existing functionality. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New in version 7 today:

  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • New Collection Status: Sold
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Improved Add Movies screen: enlarge thumbs, new beeps, num pad for barcode entry
  • New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen
  • New setting to enable/disable showing trailers in the movie details
  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)
  • In the Statistics screen you can now use “Tap to show all” to show all recent additions

Use barcode scanner to search your own database

Up till now, the built-in camera barcode scanner was only ever used to add movies by barcode. But with v7, we have now also enabled it to:

  • Search your own collection from the main screen’s search box
  • Fill in the Barcode field in the Edit Movie screen

New Collection Status: Sold

Many users use the app to not only keep track of your current collection and their wish list, but also to keep a list of the movies they sold. So it’s time to add a new Collection Status field for movies you’ve sold:

  • A new option for the Collection Status field, called “Sold”.

New Collection Status icons and colors

In the List View, a movie’s collection status is now clearly visible from the colored bar on the right side. Also, we have introduced new collection status icons, with a colored background to make them stand out more.

Improved Add Movies screen

The Add Movies from Core screen is of course THE most important screen of the app. For version 7, we have implemented 2 improvements to this Add screen:

Tap cover thumbnail to view larger movie covers

When adding Title, you sometimes need to pick your edition from a long list of results. And the movie thumbnails in the movie list are too small to decide. Of course, you could preview the movie and keep going back and forth between the movie list and the preview page.
But now, previewing larger version of the covers is much easier and quicker, just tap the thumb to enlarge the image, tap again to go back:

Different beeps when scanning barcodes

A suggestion, sent to us by one of our users:

Why don’t you make the app do a different beep when a barcode is not recognized? That would be helpful when quickly scanning a stack of movies.

That is a great idea actually, so we implemented it. After the initial “scan beep”, the app now gives a 2nd beep that differs depending on the result:

  • A short beep when ONE exact match is found (the most common situation)
  • A short low buzz when NO results are found

Num pad when typing a barcode

When scanning a barcode is not working you can tap the keyboard icon to type in your barcode manually. In the past this would open a regular keyboard. In V7 we’ve changed that into a num pad keyboard.

New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen

In the Manage Pick List screen you can now use “favorites” to place your most commonly used lists at the top, or search for the pick list you’d like to modify.

Other small tweaks

  • New setting to enable/disable showing trailers in the movie details
  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)
  • In the Statistics screen you can now use “Tap to show all” to show all recent additions

Recent changes

v7.4 New “Card View” May 11th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 13th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 14th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements December 2nd, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 22nd, 2021 v6.5: Six new features! September 9th, 2021 v6.4 New look for movie list, cover view & movie details May 23rd, 2021 v6.3 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb March 5th, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies December 28th, 2020 v6.0: Edit multiple, more compact Edit screen, crop/rotate images September 11th, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.5 New folder option for Actors May 19th, 2020 v5.4 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.3.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen December 10th, 2019 v5.1: Added many new fields for edition specific information October 30th, 2019 v5.0.6: Several user interface improvements October 9th, 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 v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen December 17th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels December 7th, 2018 v4.13.1: 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 v4.12.1: New: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets July 19th, 2018