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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v9.0.4: Bug fix build

February 22nd, 2024

Fixed:

  • Sync with CLZ Cloud/Update from Core: Sometimes didn’t download all covers
  • Edit Screen: The order of Month/Day would sometimes be wrong (i.e. if your phone was set to German)
  • Add Movies: Add button could not be switched back to “In Collection” (if set to a different one)


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 (Android)

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 (iOS)

v9.0.3: Bugfix: Tapping an actor could crash the app

February 8th, 2024

Fixed:

  • Tapping an actor could crash the app

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v9.0.2: Various bugfixes

February 8th, 2024

Fixed:

  • Tapping an actor to view all his/her movies could result in showing movies from someone else
  • iPad: Tapping a result from the search box top right didn’t select the right movie
  • Add screen:
    • For TV Series and Box Sets, the “Add Sheet” wouldn’t always pull up high enough to show all data
    • Add button wouldn’t always immediately work
    • Cover from previous result would sometimes show in “Add Sheet”

CLZ Movies (Android)

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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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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CLZ Movies (Android)

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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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v8.5.5: Small improvement to the Add Movies screen

January 3rd, 2024

Improved:

  • Messaging and flow after tapping the “Add Movie” button


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

CLZ Movies (Android)

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

CLZ Movies (iOS)

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
  • Edit Multiple: Some fields were turning orange once typed in
  • Merge mode in pick lists would not remember selection when using the search in the list
  • Typing a comma in price/value fields wasn’t always working
  • Editing a pick list item could give a wrong “Already in List” error
  • Multi-level folders: when filtering inside a folder the search text would clear after typing a space
  • Multi-level folders: When you searched an item and picked one from the suggestions dropdown, it would bring you inside the folder, instead of directly to the item
  • Editing an item could send you to a different folder than you were in

CLZ Movies (Android)

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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CLZ Movies (Android)

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.

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v8.3.1: New in-app getting started tips

September 14th, 2023

New:

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

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v8.2.2: Bug fix for users who were not logged in

September 12th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Fixed: adding items did not work for users that were not logged in

CLZ Movies (Android)

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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CLZ Movies (Android)

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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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v8.0.3: Several bug fixes

May 25th, 2023

Fixed:

  • When using multi-level folders, the folder panel search text would sometimes copy over to the next folder (and not be remembered when going back)
  • After syncing, the main screen did not always refresh
  • A crash could occur when entering Selection Mode in Card View if no cards were available
  • A crash could occur when selecting folders
  • When switching between collection statuses while in multi-level folders, the app could show a wrong selection of items
  • The app crashed on devices with iOS13
  • iPad: The folder panel search did not have an “X” to clear the search
  • When foldering on the Color field, the counter at the top would display a wrong “(null)” text

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v8.0.2: Several bugfixes

May 19th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Card View: titles were sometimes displayed wrong.
  • Folders: The search filter in “Create new favorite” wasn’t working correctly.
  • Fixed a couple of folder labels that were displayed wrongly at the top.
  • iPad: The folder panel could jump to the top if a folder was selected from the bottom.
  • iPad: made the switching between folders appear more smooth.
  • iPad: breadcrumb wasn’t always displayed correctly when backing out of a folder.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v8.0: Use multiple folder levels

May 17th, 2023

A huge update for your CLZ Movies mobile app today, which introduces a powerful feature for browsing and filtering your movie collection: using multiple levels of folders.

Previously, it was only possible to use one level, so either Format folders OR IMDb rating folders OR Seen it folders OR Location folders, etc… But starting with this version, you can use nested folders, so for instance, use IMDb Rating folders, then within each IMDb rating folder have Seen it folders.

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Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status
  • Update from Core could remove local web-links

Fixed and improved:

  • Barcode scanning on iPhone 14 Pro is now FIXED (by using macro lens)
  • Barcode scanning on iPhone 13 Pro now also uses macro lens
  • Collection Status colors now also visible in Card View

Recent changes

v9.0.4: Bug fix build February 22nd, 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 v9.0.3: Bugfix: Tapping an actor could crash the app February 8th, 2024 v9.0.2: Various bugfixes February 8th, 2024 CLZ Movies 9 Feature Hilite: Improved Adding Movies by Title 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: Small improvement to the Add Movies screen January 3rd, 2024 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 14th, 2023 v8.2.2: Bug fix for users who were not logged in September 12th, 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: Several bug fixes May 25th, 2023 v8.0.2: Several bugfixes May 19th, 2023 v8.0: Use multiple folder levels May 17th, 2023 v7.5.3: Improved messaging for subscription status and a fix for Update from Core November 19th, 2022 v7.5.2: Fixed barcode scanner / Collection Status colors in Card View October 23rd, 2022