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v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template!

March 5th, 2019

Music Collector version 19 has arrived! Here’s what’s new:

  • Manage multiple “collections” within one database file
  • Automatic Cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
  • A new super-adaptive “Flex” template for the Details Panel

Read on for the full details:

Manage multiple “collections” within one database file

In Music Collector, it has always been possible to use multiple database files and switch between them. However, the CLZ Cloud, the Connect software and the CLZ mobile apps only supported ONE database, so you could only cloud-sync one of them.

But now, starting with version 19, Music Collector allows multiple sub-collections within one database file. The collections will appear as little tabs at the bottom (e.g. like in Excel), so that you can easily switch between them.

  • Use File / Manage Collections to:
    • Create new collections
    • Rename existing collections
    • Remove collections
    • Change their order (drag and drop)
  • Already have multiple database files? Export your databases to XML first, then Use File / Import from / XML to import them into one master database, as separate collections.
  • Sync multiple collections to the CLZ Cloud and get collection tabs in the CLZ Cloud viewer too.

Note: the CLZ Music mobile app currently does not support multiple collections yet (coming soon!). For now, you CAN sync multiple collections to the mobile app, but they will appear mixed together, as ONE database.

Automatic Cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images

Before, if you replace the automatic Core front cover with your own image, it would not automatically sync to the CLZ Cloud and the CLZ mobile app. You had to “force” the upload by right clicking your entry and choosing “Upload to CLZ Cloud”. Which could only be done “one by one”.

For version 19 we made this more automatic. We introduced a new checkbox “Custom Image” in the Edit screen. This checkbox will be automatically checked when you replace the Core image, e.g. by using Find Cover Online, by dragging and dropping or by using the Browse button to add a local image.

Once this Custom Image box is checked, that cover will automatically sync to and from the CLZ Cloud, no more need to manually do the “Upload Cover to CLZ Cloud” (in fact, that command is now obsolete and has been removed).

Also, they will always stay marked as custom, so that even if you clear your cloud and sync everything again, they will re-upload automatically.

A new super-adaptive “Flex” template for the Details Panel

A flexible layout that always makes the best use of your available detail panel space, whether it is “wide and low” or “high and narrow””. The new Flex template is available in Dark, Light and Blue styles.


Recent changes

v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template! March 5th, 2019 v18.4.2: Now fully macOS Mojave compatible! November 1st, 2018 v18.4.1: Improvements to the Add Albums from Core screen September 19th, 2018 v18.3.2: Fixed Manage Pick List screen for older macOS versions August 15th, 2018 v18.3.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud and CLZ Music August 14th, 2018 v18.2.1: Secure HTTPS connections May 31st, 2018 v18.1: New: 64-bit version of Music Collector! April 17th, 2018 v18.0.4: Fixed various issues in the sync with CLZ Cloud April 10th, 2018 v18.0.3: Fixed a freeze caused by User Defined Fields April 3rd, 2018 v18.0.2: Fixed an issue with Saved Folder Presets March 27th, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing + Performance improvements March 27th, 2018 Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title February 13th, 2018 v17.0.5: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar September 21st, 2017 v17.0.4: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 Now live: Better Discogs searching March 16th, 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 v16.1.9: Fixed a bug in exporting XML February 2nd, 2017 v16.1.8: Improved Edit Screen and Templates and more January 17th, 2017 v16.1.7: Maintenance build January 3rd, 2017 v16.1.6: Fixed a size problem for columns December 22nd, 2016 v16.1.5: Fixed a crash in the statistics panel December 1st, 2016 v16.1.4: Fixed a crash on startup November 23rd, 2016 v16.1.3: Improved the Trial Edition flow November 22nd, 2016