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v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 13th, 2020

We are 2 weeks into 2020, so it’s time for Movie Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

Quick-search the folder panel

The folder panel panel is a powerful way to browse and filter your collection. Just group by Actor, or Director, etc… click a folder and the list will give you all movies for the selected Actor or Director.

However, if your collection spans thousands of movies, that “click a folder” part is sometimes easier said than done. It may require lots of scrolling in the folder panel.

But not anymore! Version 20 introduces a new search box right above the folder panel, that lets you instantly search/filter the folder panel as you type! Just typing a few letters is often enough to bring the folder you are looking for into view:

Sort the folder panel by the counters

By default, the folders in your folder panel are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folder panel by the counter, that is by the number of movies contained.

Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the biggest Format in your collection, your most popular Director, etc… Switch between the Alphabetical and By Count sorting using the two sort buttons to the right of the new search box:

BTW: another small (but visually very nice) tweak to the folder panel is that the counters are now in a separate column on the right (previously these were listed between parentheses right behind the folder name).

Brand-new Statistics screen

Next to the above 2 functional improvements, we have also added a brand-new infographic-style Statistics screen. This replaces the old “textual” Database Totals screen. Open the screen from the Tools menu, then “Statistics”.

In the new Statistics screen you can find totals for your collection, top 10 lists and cool statistics in the form of pie charts, line charts and bar charts.

Totals:

  • total nr of movies
  • total nr of TV series and episodes
  • total runtime
  • total nr of discs
  • total nr of formats
  • total purchase value
  • total current value

Charts and Lists:

  • Bar chart: movies by format
  • Top 10 list: most recent additions
  • Pie chart: Seen it (Yes/No)
  • Bar chart: movies by IMDb rating
  • Line chart: movies by year
  • Bar chart: movies by genre
  • Bar chart: movies by director

Please note: the new Statistics screen only shows data for “In Collection” movies (so excludes Wish List items) and takes into account the Quantity values!

Edit Movie screen: Tags is now a checkbox list

Previously a free-form text entry box, the Tags field in Edit Movie is now a checkbox list for quick and easy checkboxing of applicable tags:


Recent changes

v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 13th, 2020 19.4.2: Small fix September 24th, 2019 19.4: New HDR field and many more sync fields (inc. Back Cover)! September 24th, 2019 v19.3.2: Added more blue buttons and some fixes May 2nd, 2019 v19.3: Add Movies by IMDb Nr / Official IMDb Cast & Crew lists April 26th, 2019 v19.2.2: DPI fix for the Find Duplicates screen April 12th, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 11th, 2019 v19.1.3: New options and icons for digital movie formats March 21st, 2019 v19.1.2: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 6th, 2019 v19.1: Update your IMDb Ratings / Votes in one go! February 20th, 2019 v19.0.10: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t February 12th, 2019 v19.0.9: Fixed layout issues in the Edit Movie screen January 29th, 2019 v19.0.8: IMDb features are back! January 28th, 2019 v19.0.7: Fixed a small issue with index numbers January 17th, 2019 v19.0.6: Custom Image now checked in more situations January 15th, 2019 v19.0.5: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links December 31st, 2018 v19.0.4: Various stability fixes and 32-bit/64-bit option December 19th, 2018 v19.0.3: Fixed a display issue in Flex templates December 17th, 2018 v19.0.2: Clean templates were missing December 14th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 13th, 2018 v18.4.7: Access Violation fixes for the Add Screen October 16th, 2018 v18.4.6: Stability improvements September 19th, 2018 v18.4.5: Fixed an issue with Cover Uploads September 10th, 2018 v18.4.4: More images now available in Find Cover screen September 5th, 2018 v18.4.3: Box Set covers now also sync down August 16th, 2018