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New: Set a default view for friends

June 22nd, 2017

With all the sharing features we’re building we’ve now added a way for you to set a default view for your friends so they can browse your collection the way you want them to.

To set a default view for your friends:
Go to your CLZ Cloud / Connect page, login at the top right and set the columns, sorting and folder view you wish your friends see when they browse your collection.

Once you’re happy with the setup, choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu top right. Then click the blue button “Set current view as default view” and you’re done! Anyone viewing your collection for the first time will now get the view you’ve just set for them.


Movie Connect

New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends!

June 21st, 2017

You can now quickly share your entire collection or one single item in your collection with anyone using the Share button at the top of your collection. You can share your collection or single item on Facebook, Twitter, via email or just copy a direct link using the Share icon top right.

Go to your cloud page, login at the top right, and use the Share icon at the top to begin:

Share entire collection

For your entire collection, make sure you’re on your Cloud / Connect page with all your items in view and then click the Share icon top right:

Share one single item

For one single item, click the item in your collection and then click the Share button at the top:


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more

June 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • When adding a movie by barcode, the app sometimes gave a false “Already in collection” warning.
  • iPhone: After editing a movie, the “Add button” became an “Edit button”.
  • iPhone: After editing a movie, the app went back to the list view instead of the details view.
Movie Connect

Private Cloud Sharing

June 13th, 2017

This is a new way to show your collection list to specific people, without making it Public. Just set your Cloud Visibility to Private, hiding it from public view, then generate a secret Private Cloud Sharing link. Send this link to your friends and only they will be able to see your collection. Best of both worlds!

To change our Cloud Visibility, go to your cloud page, login at the top right, then choose Settings from the “wrench” icon menu.


Movie Connect

Improved searching in Connect and Cloud

June 13th, 2017

Previously, the search feature in the cloud viewer took you to a separate page showing the search results.

Now, the search is fully integrated into the regular collection viewer. Which means that you can now search, then further drill down using folders and/or the alphabet bar. Super handy, especially for large collections.


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding

June 11th, 2017

New:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: New skinned preview templates.
  • After adding/editing a movie, the app will now always find and show your last added movie in your main screen.
  • If you log in to your CLZ Account on a new or empty device, the app will now ask you if you wish to download your movies from CLZ Cloud.
  • Added skinning to Sign up/Log in/In App Purchase screens.

Fixed:

  • After each CLZ Cloud sync the “Quick Search” and “Collection Status Filter” was cleared.
  • When a custom cover was downloaded via CLZ Cloud syncing, the thumbnail in the list wasn’t immediately updated.
  • When a movie was removed, the list would scroll back to the top.
  • Various skinning, layout and color fixes.
Movie Connect

New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature

June 9th, 2017

Another productive week here for our Connect pages! Our web developer Joe has finished work on 2 improvements for your Connect page:

New layouts in Edit Screen

We recently took a look at our Edit Screen and figured it was time to change some fields around as we thought they weren’t all logically placed. So for all 5 Connect titles we’ve now changed the layout and placements of your fields in the Edit Screen. We also consolidated all “Cover” tabs in the edit screens so they work the same in all 5 Connect titles.

New: Duplicate feature

You can now duplicate an item in your database. To do this, click on an item in your database to view its details, then at the top click on “Duplicate”.
The new duplicated item will be an exact duplicate of the previous item, but it will be unlinked. You can Link the duplicated item with the “Link” button at the top of the details page.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with Search-As-You-Type in the Add Screen

June 6th, 2017

Fixed:

  • “Search as you type”: choosing a suggestion would do a normal title search with many results instead of only that movie.
  • Right click and paste a text in the search box wouldn’t enable the “Search CLZ Core” button.
Movie Connect

Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app!

June 2nd, 2017

We’d love to see more users enjoy the fun and ease of adding items to their database by scanning barcodes with their phone or tablet. So we also decided a couple of weeks ago to make our CLZ Barry app FREE (previously US $10).

New: Directly connect to CLZ Barry from Connect

Previously you needed a special program to connect and send barcodes to your computer, but today we added a direct connection to CLZ Barry on all “Add by Barcode” pages on Connect, which means you can directly connect to any mobile device running the barcode scanning app “CLZ Barry” and scan barcodes straight into your Add by Barcode page on Connect!

Reminder: What is CLZ Barry ?

CLZ Barry is the Collectorz.com barcode scanner app. It lets you:

  • Scan barcodes with your mobile device’s camera.
  • Instantly send the barcodes (the 12 or 13-digit numbers) to the Add page on Connect.

How to get started with CLZ Barry

  1. Open the App Store or Play Store on your device,
    then search for “CLZ BARRY” and download the app.

  2. Follow the Getting Started Guide to set up and start scanning.
    Getting Started for iOS / Getting Started for Android
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.4: New features for the Add Movies screen and some fixes

June 1st, 2017

New in Add Movies from CLZ Core:

  • Adding By Barcode: removing entries from the queue is now even easier (and easier to find). When moving your mouse over a queue entry, a small delete button will appear over the cover image. Just click it to remove that entry.
  • Adding By Barcode: new “Add Selected” option in right click menu, for adding the selected movies in one go. (Ctrl-click to select multiple)
  • Adding By Title: the “expand” arrow (for expanding the edition list) is now easier to find, as it how highlights when moving your mouse over an entry.

Fixed:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core: when sending a batch of barcodes from a barcode scanner, it sometimes did not add all barcodes to the queue.
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: local front cover would sometimes be replaced with the online scaled version when down syncing.
CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner

May 30th, 2017

Changed:

  • Made some improvements to the barcode scanner

Fixed:

  • Manual focus for barcode scanning
  • Add Auto: Able to get a duplicate barcode in the barcode search queue by inputting it manually
  • Crash in the add auto screen when adding a mix of new movies and movies on wish list by barcode
  • Crash in the pick cover option in the edit screen
Movie Collector (macOS)

v17.0.4: Fixed issue with jumping cursor in the Add Screen

May 23rd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Movies Automatically: the cursor in the search title box would sometimes jump to the end while changing the search term.
  • Upload cover to CLZ Core: sometimes images were not uploaded properly because of the 500K size restriction although they were smaller in size.
Movie Connect

New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders,

May 22nd, 2017

Improvements to “Selection Mode”

You can now enter selection mode and use the “Select All” button top left to select all items in a list, or use “Shift clicking” to select a bunch of items in one go (hold the Shift button on your keyboard and click a couple of items to select/deselect them).

Use these selection mode improvements to select a subset of your database and quickly export them to PDF for instance!

New “None” folder added

We added a new “None” folder to your folder group view. The “None” folder will display when the field you’re folder grouping on is empty for that item.

Example: if you folder on “Genres” but you have one item where the Genre is not filled in, that specific item will appear in your “None” folder!

Print to PDF: Field Names on every page

We added a new checkbox in the settings for Print to PDF to include the field names column header on every single page.

New statistics added

We added some more collection statistics to the statistic screen. In your Connect page, click the “wrench” icon top right and then “Statistics” to check them out!

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.3: New: Keyboard Shortcuts to add movies and more!

May 22nd, 2017

Based on feedback from you we’ve improved the new Add Movies from CLZ Core screen even more today! Here’s what’s new:

New in “Add Movies from CLZ Core” screen

  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • ALT+E to expand/collapse a result
    • ALT+A to add current selected result
    • ALT+C to add checked results (only in “By Barcode” tab)
  • Usability improvements
  • TV Series filter button now a separate and move obvious button also showing current filter
  • Search by Barcode: right click the barcode queue to delete selected results
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored

May 22nd, 2017

New:

  • On restart the navigation state and view settings are restored

Changed:

  • Old Import from Movie Collector has been moved to Settings screen

Fixed:

  • Crash in search-as-you-type box
  • Added new review popup
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: Setting for the “Add Button” in Add Movies from CLZ Core

May 18th, 2017

With this new version we added a new setting in the Add/Update Movies Automatically options screen and fixed some bugs that have been reported since yesterday. If you have any feedback about the new Add Movies from CLZ Core screen be sure to let us know!

New:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core:
    • Choose if you want to get a popup with collection status when adding with “Adding to Collection/Wish List” option in “Tools > Options > Add/Update Movies Automatically”

Fixed:

  • Add Movies from CLZ Core:
    • Resizing the screen could cause an Access Violation
    • Adding two barcodes of the same movie didn’t always work correctly
    • Movie only result now also highlighted when one of its media is in your collection
    • Highlight color for movies already in your collection more clear
    • Search boxes didn’t automatically get focus after adding movies
    • Sometimes the add button without a caption would remain after adding and no results were showing
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Movies screen!

May 17th, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Movies Automatically screen is now called “Add Movies from CLZ Core” and has been completely re-designed and re-built from scratch, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

  • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
  • The Search Results now show cover images and format icons.

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more


Movie Connect

Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks

May 16th, 2017

At the moment our entire web-team, 3 developers, is working full-time on our Connect editions. And it shows: lot of improvements and small tweaks are being released in rapid succession.

An overview of last week’s updates, now live in your Connect account:

Faster editing

This is a big one, as it makes editing your entries in Connect a lot quicker (and less annoying!).
Previously, after editing an entry, the entire list refreshed which A. was slow and B. caused you to lose your place in the list.

Now, the list does not refresh anymore. After an edit action, the edited item is simply updated with the new field values. Which is super quick and leaves you right where you were before you opened the Edit screen.

NOTE: this change has one implication: If your edit action would cause the item to be sorted in a different place in the list, or even to be moved to a different folder, that will not happen immediately. A simple manual refresh is all it takes in that case.

Updated Statistics screen

We re-wrote the Statistics screen using different charting tools, which makes them look and animate nicer AND solves several browser-specific problems.

Print to PDF enhancements

The new Print to PDF feature can now be used on a selection of items. So just go to Select mode, select some items, then choose Print to PDF in the toolbar top right.

Also, we have added a Margin setting, that lets you control the width of the margins of the generated PDF output.

More column and sort fields

We are regularly receiving requests for more fields to be available as column and sort fields. If technically feasible, we are adding these as we go. Some recent additions:

  • Comics: Release Date and Cover Price are now available as column fields.
  • Comics: Read It is now available in the Field Defaults settings.
  • Movies: Director and Format are now sortable fields.
  • Movies: Title Sort is now available as an Export field.
  • Games: Genre is now available as a sort field.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.5.1: Improved Add Movies screen

May 4th, 2017

This update to the CLZ Movies app for Android brings user interface improvements to the Add Movies screen:

  • All panels are now resizable (list, details, camera)
  • When adding a movie that is already on your wish list, the app now lets you change its’ status to “In Collection”.
  • Adding By Barcode:
    • Camera scanner is now integrated in Add screen, not a separate screen
    • Tap the keyboard icon in the camera panel to enter a barcode manually
    • Barcode queue is now remembered between sessions
    • Press and hold to delete a barcode from the queue
  • Adding By Title:
    • Expand movie edition list using “V” icons on the right
    • Movie not found? Easy add it manually using the special entry in the results list


Movie Connect

New: Print your list to a PDF file

May 1st, 2017

New in the CLZ Cloud viewer and Movie Connect: a Print to PDF feature!
Generate a PDF file from your movie list, ideal for printing.

Read more


Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen

April 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

April 26th, 2017

New in 4.5.2:

  • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
    • Clear Light template
    • Clear Dark template

Fixed:

  • Covers were not updated in the main list after editing a movie.
  • Main Screen: Unknown Formats now have a text label in the cell.
  • Login now does a receipt check.
  • “Change Template” button moved to right sidebar in the main screen.
  • Better thumbnail layout in Landscape Mode.
  • After closing the add movies automatically screen, it now selects the latest added movie.
  • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error.

April 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5: A completely new look!

April 16th, 2017

A huge v4.5 update for the CLZ Movies app is now available.

And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):
The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

What’s new in CLZ Movies 4.5 for iOS?

  • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
  • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
  • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your movie collection.
  • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new movies.
  • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
  • Access all view settings from menu on top right.
  • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

How to update your CLZ Movies app to version 4.5:

  • 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.

Do you like the new look?
Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page

April 13th, 2017

New:

  • Links to renew your update plan will now automatically log you into your account on the website.
  • Check for Updates: now has a link to the “What’s New” page on our website.
  • My CLZ Account popup: now has a link to the “What’s New” page on our website.

Fixed:

  • Edit Movie: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Movie could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error

Recent changes

New: Set a default view for friends June 22nd, 2017 New: Easier ways to share your collection or a single item with friends! June 21st, 2017 v4.5.5: Fixed false “Already in collection” warning and more June 14th, 2017 Private Cloud Sharing June 13th, 2017 Improved searching in Connect and Cloud June 13th, 2017 v4.5.4: New preview templates and better navigation after adding June 11th, 2017 New: Improved Edit Screen and Duplicate feature June 9th, 2017 v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with Search-As-You-Type in the Add Screen June 6th, 2017 Add by Barcode: Now directly connect to your CLZ Barry barcode scanning app! June 2nd, 2017 v17.1.4: New features for the Add Movies screen and some fixes June 1st, 2017 v4.5.2: Improvements to the barcode scanner May 30th, 2017 v17.0.4: Fixed issue with jumping cursor in the Add Screen May 23rd, 2017 New: Improvements to “Selection Mode” and added “None” folders, May 22nd, 2017 v17.1.3: New: Keyboard Shortcuts to add movies and more! May 22nd, 2017 v4.5.3: Navigation and View settings now correctly restored May 22nd, 2017 v17.1.2: Setting for the “Add Button” in Add Movies from CLZ Core May 18th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Movies screen! May 17th, 2017 Faster editing, updated Statistics and other tweaks May 16th, 2017 v4.5.1: Improved Add Movies screen May 4th, 2017 New: Print your list to a PDF file May 1st, 2017 v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen April 26th, 2017 v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added April 26th, 2017 v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error. April 25th, 2017 v4.5: A completely new look! April 16th, 2017 v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page April 13th, 2017