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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 Music 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 Artist, or Label, etc… click a folder and the list will give you all albums for the selected Artist or Label.

However, if your collection spans thousands of albums, 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 albums contained.

Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the biggest artist in your collection, your most popular label, 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 albums and artists
  • total nr of tracks
  • total runtime
  • total purchase value
  • total current value

Charts and Lists:

  • Pie chart: albums by format
  • Top 10 list: most recent additions
  • Bar chart: albums by artist
  • Line chart: albums by release year
  • Bar chart: albums by genre

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

Edit Album screen: Tags is now a checkbox list

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


Recent changes

v20.5: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 28th, 2020 v20.4.3: Couple of fixes June 30th, 2020 v20.4.2 Several fixes June 26th, 2020 v20.4: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.3.3: Maintenance build June 10th, 2020 v20.3.2: Smaller thumbs return and dark “Classic” shelf fixed June 5th, 2020 v20.3: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 4th, 2020 v20.2.3: Fixed some Access Violations April 16th, 2020 v20.2.2: Fixed “no results” issue when scanning CDID March 30th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 2020 v20.1.3: New checkbox to enable/disable smart album grouping March 3rd, 2020 v20.1.2: Some improvements and a fix for adding files February 27th, 2020 v20.1 Improved music file cataloging February 26th, 2020 v20.0.3: Fixed a DPI issue in Statistics screen February 6th, 2020 v20.0.2 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 5th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 13th, 2020 v19.3.2: Edit Multiple fix and Added Date sync fix November 25th, 2019 19.3: Many more fields now sync with the CLZ Cloud (inc. Back Cover)! October 18th, 2019 v19.2.2: Added more blue buttons and some fixes May 2nd, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 12th, 2019 v19.1.2: More tweaks to the Add button March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 6th, 2019 v19.0.7: Fixed a freeze problem and improved trial experience February 21st, 2019 v19.0.6: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t February 12th, 2019 v19.0.5: Image Scanning and webcam barcode scanning for 64-bit versions January 24th, 2019