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Integrated Album Details, improved Cover and Card Views

July 16th, 2018

Two updates for the Music Connect software and the CLZ Cloud viewer today. One a big step forward in usability, the other a nice cosmetic improvement:

Album Details now integrated in main screen

Up till now, when you clicked an album entry to see its’ full details, you were taken to the album details page, that is, a new page in your browser. One had to click “Back” to get back to the album list again. Often resulting in an annoying back and forth clicking, each time causing you to lose your position in the list.

But not anymore! Starting with today’s update, the album details are now integrated in a panel within the main collection view:

No more back and forth clicking. Just click an album entry to see its’ details, click another one to see that album’s details. Nice and easy, never lose your spot again.

Choose from two Layouts:

  • Horizontal Split: folders on the left, list on the top right, details on bottom right
  • Vertical Split: 3 panels side by side, folder, list and details

In either layout, the 3 panels are fully resizable by dragging the black “splitter bars” between the panels, so that you can customize the layout to your own liking.

The album details panel comes with its’ own “action bar”, with the main actions you may want to take on the selected album (Edit, Share, Delete, Duplicate, Loan and Link with Core).

Improved Cover View and Card View

At the same time, we made some small tweaks to both the Card View and Cover View, so that they’re making better use of your specific screen width. Both now use a “fully justified” layout, with the Cards auto-resizing to fit your screen width and the Covers distributing over the width, both resulting in a cleaner, less “jagged” view.


Recent changes

Several new settings and improvements September 12th, 2018 Easier setting up of CLZ Barry barcode scanner August 31st, 2018 Image and Card Views: Sharper, smoother, faster August 24th, 2018 New: link your albums to Core with the smart Batch Link screen August 21st, 2018 Integrated Album Details, improved Cover and Card Views July 16th, 2018 More editable fields! June 27th, 2018 New tooltips and split-up settings June 14th, 2018 New: selection checkboxes and action bar June 5th, 2018 New: Use Music Connect to keep track of loaned albums! May 23rd, 2018 New: Import your collection from “CATraxx” May 9th, 2018 New: Import your collection from “Delicious Library” May 9th, 2018 Add Albums is now a pop-up screen April 13th, 2018 New: Import your collection from “Music Label” April 4th, 2018 New: The barcode queue is now remembered between sessions April 4th, 2018 New: Import your collection from Discogs March 27th, 2018 Updated “Export to Text” and “Print to PDF” pages March 27th, 2018 Redesigned Column and Sort Order field selection screens March 21st, 2018 Re-designed Edit Album screen February 13th, 2018 Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title February 13th, 2018 Add Albums screen: better and faster Artist/Title searches February 12th, 2018 Brand new Add Albums from Core screen February 9th, 2018 Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud January 9th, 2018 A complete re-design of the Connect interface December 27th, 2017 Improved search results, plus Search-As-You-Type suggestions October 27th, 2017 New design and layout for album details page October 17th, 2017

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