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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
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes

April 10th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Quick Search Suggestions:
    • selecting an item from the suggestion list would sometimes do nothing with a grouping on more than one field active
    • clicking the “show all results for…” label after pasting a search string with the mouse didn’t always perform the search
  • Quick Search: “matches:” followed by nothing would result in a “regular expression required” error
  • Scaled images for thumbnails, CLZ Movie export, etc. are now saved without metadata for smaller file sizes and better performance
  • Main Screen:
    • Images Popup didn’t show box set covers
    • Nothing would show when switching to Cards view after applying the quick filters
    • Select random didn’t always work properly in a filtered list
  • Manage Pick Lists: deleting text from the search box would initiate “remove item”
  • Import from XML: price and value fields weren’t always imported correctly
  • Import from Text: fields were not properly imported when delimiter appeared in field value
  • Sync with Cloud: HTML in plot and notes fields didn’t always sync down properly
  • Editing/Adding Pick List items: it was possible to create duplicate items with identical Display Names
  • Add/Link Movie Files: “Get Title From” option is now saved
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.3.5: Final iOS7 compatible version

April 5th, 2017

Important: this is the FINAL iOS 7 compatible version.
Support for iOS 7 will be dropped for future versions.

Fixed:

  • iOS 7: Crash in Add screen when opening the Add by Barcode tab.

Coming up: Fresh look and layout

Please look forward to the next build coming up in a couple weeks with a complete new fresh look and layout!

Movie Connect

New: Back up / Restore your database

March 27th, 2017

Whilst we make daily backups for you on our own servers, you can now create your own backup of your Connect database and download it to your computer!

If you ever make a big mistake and lose valuable data, you can upload a previously downloaded backup file and restore it to your current database.

Read more

Movie Collector (macOS)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 22nd, 2017

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Actor” in the quick search box, start typing an actor name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of actors you have in your database. Click on an actor to see all his/her movies!

Box set images

Box set images didn’t display correctly in the image strip popup. This has now been fixed, click a box set image and it should show correctly in the image strip popup now.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Actor” in the quick search box, start typing an actor name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of actors you have in your database. Click on an actor to see all his/her movies!

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing
  • Add Movies Automatically:
    • “Add Anyway” would cause an Access Violation for result selected from suggestion list
  • Carbon/Quicksilver Details template:
    • episode links weren’t always clickable depending on size of the details view

Movie Connect

New: Flexible import from Text/CSV files

March 14th, 2017

Import from TXT or CSV

Import any Text or .CSV file into your collection

You can now import any text file (.txt) or comma separated value file (.csv) into your collection on Connect using the new import page in your Connect account.

With this new import tool you are able to quickly import a list of movies from for instance an existing collection you may have in a spreadsheet or different software. All you have to do is export those movies from your other software to a text or CSV file and follow the steps on the new Import page in your Connect account.

Read more

Movie Collector (macOS)

v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes

March 8th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Program would crash at startup on macOS 10.9 or older
  • Search-As-You-Type tweaked to search first letters of each word only, making the results more precise
  • Add Movies Automatically : image popup for cover was showing the images of the selected item in main screen

Recent changes

v18.0.10: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features January 17th, 2018 v18.0.9: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems January 12th, 2018 Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud January 9th, 2018 v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! January 8th, 2018 v18.0.8: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 A complete re-design of the Connect interface December 27th, 2017 Brand new Add Movies from Core screen December 27th, 2017 v18.0.7: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.6: Updated the Studios field in the Edit Screen and more December 20th, 2017 v18.0.5: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.4: Fixed a problem in the Edit Episode screen December 13th, 2017 v18.0.3: New Manage Presets Screen and some fixes December 12th, 2017 v18.0.2: Fixes and improvements December 6th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 5th, 2017 v4.8.5: Fixed a crash in the sync with CLZ Cloud December 4th, 2017 v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing! November 29th, 2017 v4.5.5: Further improvements to the Add Movies screen November 22nd, 2017 v4.5.13: Further improvements to the Add Movies screen November 10th, 2017 v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 20th, 2017 v4.5.11: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017 v4.5.10: Redesigned Selection Mode October 15th, 2017 v17.2.3: New: Manually change the order of movies in box sets October 11th, 2017 New design and layout for movie details page October 10th, 2017 v17.2.2: Fixed a problem with formats for box sets and more October 5th, 2017