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v16.1.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” in Add Automatically screen

August 29th, 2016


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

If you are adding most of your movies “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 Movies Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the title you want to add.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the five most popular titles that match,
    including the release year and a small thumbnail image.

  3. For recent / popular movies, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letter before it shows up.
    For older or less popular movies, type a few more letters.

  4. Once you see your movie appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact movie will be listed, automatically Previewed on the right.
  6. Click the Add Selected button to add it to your database.

Important: this is an *extra* tool, that makes it easier and faster to add recent and/or popular movies
(although you should be able to find any older or less popular movie by typing more letters).
It is not a replacement of the normal title search, which still works like it always did 🙂

Some background: This new tool is doing an online search request to our server with every letter you type in the Search box, the results instantly updating the drop-down list with the 5 most popular matches.
To make these instant “suggestions” possible, our webdev guys have developed a completely new movie suggestions search engine. This new “Search-As-You-Type” engine is now running on its’ own separate web-server in our server farm.

See it in action:


Recent changes

v17.0.6: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar September 21st, 2017 v17.0.5: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017 v17.0.4: Fixed issue with jumping cursor in the Add Screen May 23rd, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes March 8th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 v16.2.4: Fixed an issue with the down button for episode order February 2nd, 2017 v16.2.3: Fixed an issue in the Add Automatically screen January 17th, 2017 v16.2.2: Maintenance build January 3rd, 2017 v16.2.1: New: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” December 22nd, 2016 v16.1.8: Maintenance build December 1st, 2016 v16.1.7: Fixed a crash on startup November 23rd, 2016 v16.1.6: Improved the Trial Edition flow November 22nd, 2016 v16.1.5: Fixed a scroll issue in text fields November 2nd, 2016 v16.1.4: Some fixes for Add Automatically screen October 24th, 2016 v16.1.3: Improved Add Automatically Screen October 19th, 2016 v16.1.2: Fixed “Check for Updates” on Sierra and more September 19th, 2016 v16.1.1: New: “Search-As-You-Type” in Add Automatically screen August 29th, 2016 v16.0.8: Maintenance build June 14th, 2016 v16.0.7: Added barcode icon back into the template and some more fixes May 10th, 2016 v16.0.6: Added a new menu option and some fixes April 19th, 2016 v16.0.5: Ultra HD Blu-Ray 4K now visible April 5th, 2016 v16.0.4: Fixed some template issues and more March 22nd, 2016 v16.0.3: Added menu item for Card View March 7th, 2016 v16.0.2: Fixed a crash in List View February 17th, 2016