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CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro

October 20th, 2017

New

  • Optimized layout of main screen on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Optimized the performance of the main screen thumbnail view
  • Fresh placeholder cover images

Fixed

  • Black bars showing on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Add screen: Catalog No. button wasn’t working correctly
  • Disappearing floating add button when switching from list to thumbnail view
Music Connect

New design and layout for album details page

October 17th, 2017

Now live, a new design and layout for the album detail page in both Music Connect and the free CLZ Cloud viewer.

Some highlights of the new look:

  • bigger cover image
  • backdrop (can be switched off in your settings)
  • more logical layout and placement of all fields

Screen shot:

CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.11: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower

October 16th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Crash in add screen on devices running iOS10 or lower
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.10: Redesigned Selection Mode

October 15th, 2017

New:

  • Redesigned Selection Mode
    • Tap and hold on an album to select it, select as many albums as you like (or select all, using the “Select All” top right).
    • Then use the blue action button to perform an action on the selected albums (Remove / Update from CLZ Core).

Fixed:

  • Crash when saving a cover image to the camera roll
  • Odd scrolling behavior when scanning music album barcodes in the barcode scanning screen
  • Barcode search results sometimes not added to the collection
  • Stuck keyboard after searching in main list
  • Autocorrect was enabled for the main list search bar
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

October 11th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core:
    • Add as multi-disc album would sometimes add extra discs due to unexpected behaviour of multiple selection in list.
    • Failed searches would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list.
Music Connect

New: Manage your pick list entries

September 29th, 2017

All Connect apps: Manage Pick Lists, edit, merge and remove pick list entries.

A Manage Pick Lists screen is now available in Connect!
Finally, you can easily manage your pick lists for Artists, Authors, Series, Genres, Formats, etc… To edit your sort names, merge duplicate entries or remove entries.

The new Manage Pick Lists screen can be found in the Tools menu top right (the wrench icon).

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CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

September 27th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

September 24th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Autocorrect/complete was disabled on the note field in the edit/add manually screens
  • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
Music Collector (macOS)

v17.0.5: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar

September 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
  • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.
Music Collector (macOS)

v17.0.4: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”

September 21st, 2017

Next week, Apple will release the new macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
If you are planning to update your Mac to this new OS, then we strongly recommend to update your Music Collector software to today’s version 17.0.4!

Music Collector problems on High Sierra:
We have been testing our software on beta versions of High Sierra for quite a while, to make sure we were ready for it’s release. We found that most of the software seems to be working as normal.

Unfortunately, we found a big problem in the Preferences screen, it does not open at all anymore, making it impossible to make any changes to program settings.

Luckily, our Mac developer Ronald was able to fix the Preferences screen to make it work on the new macOS. A fix was released today, in version 17.0.4.

Fixed

  • Preferences screen didn’t load properly on macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
  • Upload Cover to CLZ Core: Images were not always uploaded properly even if they were within the 500KB file size limit.
  • Main Screen: Quick Search: Occasional crashes in the quick search when using the “Search-as-you-type” suggestions.
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Sometimes crashed during the upload of covers.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: Access Violation when adding several albums by barcode
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core:
    • (un)checking an item in a selection would not (un)check all those items
    • horizontal scroll arrows were showing because the tabs didn’t fit in Light Skin
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Add/Link Music Files:
    • Adding an album from music files will now leave the “Packaging” field empty instead of setting it from the Field Defaults.
    • Import from iTunes: Album notes’ first character was missing.
  • Edit Album: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding an album where a pick list item (such as an artist) was updated with new information, not all albums using that same artist were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
  • Main Screen: Quick filter panel option “keep active” wasn’t applied directly after restarting software.

Music Connect

You can now sort your albums on 3 more fields

August 7th, 2017

New:

  • New fields you can now sort your albums on:
    • Country
    • Format
    • Label
Music Connect

Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields

August 2nd, 2017

New fields for Edit Multiple

We’ve expanded the amount of fields you can edit in the Edit Multiple screen.

Improved interface

We’ve made it more clear how you can clear information from specific fields for all selected items you’re editing. Use the X button to clear a field for all selected items.

Using “Edit Multiple”

Quick reminder how to use Edit Multiple: Click the “Select” button at the top of your Connect page, select a couple of items, and click “Edit” (again, at the top).

Be advised that changes you make here affect all selected items, and can not be reverted once done!

Music Connect

Improved success rate on barcode searches for both CDs and vinyl!

August 1st, 2017

Add by Barcode improvements

  • Highly improved success rate on barcode searches:
    • Many more CDs are now recognized by barcode.
    • NEW: Now also find vinyl records by barcode!

CLZ Core improvement:

  • We’ve calculated track times for CDs that didn’t have any in the CLZ Core online music database.
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.7: Improved navigation in “All Albums” folder

July 21st, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Albums” folder with a back button to go back to your folders

Fixed:

  • Barcode queue was lost when a crash occurred in the Add from CLZ Core screen.
  • The “move to wish list” functionality in the Add from CLZ Core screen was not working.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.3: Various tweaks

July 20th, 2017

New:

  • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
  • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.
  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: when album isn’t found in Core by CD ID you can click a “report missing” result now instead of a popup always showing.

Fixed:

  • Edit Disc: rescanning the CD didn’t add all the scanned CD information
  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: When adding by CD ID, the screen didn’t close when option “Automatically close screen when search queue is empty” was checked.
CLZ Music (Android)

v4.5.4: Improved navigation in “All Albums” folder

July 18th, 2017

New:

  • Added a new “All Albums” folder with a back button to go back to your folders
CLZ Music (iOS)

v4.5.6: Improved success rate on barcode searches!

July 14th, 2017

Highly improved success rate on barcode searches:

  • Many more CDs are now recognized by barcode.
  • NEW: Now also find vinyl records by barcode!

User interface tweaks:

  • After adding/editing an album, the app will now always find and show your last added album in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.

Fixed:

  • Automatically select the first result on a barcode search with multiple results.
  • Swapped artist and title in results cells in the search by artist/title screen.

Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: New: right click menu in “Catalog Number” tab

July 14th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: right click context menu for “Add by Catalog Number” results.

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: adding an album would cause an Access Violation when option “Download genre data” was switched off.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Albums screen!

July 12th, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Albums Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Albums from CLZ Core”):

  • A clear two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for every album.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Improved success rate on barcode searches for both CDs and vinyl!

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

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CLZ Music (Android)

v4.5.3: Improved success rate on barcode searches!

July 12th, 2017

Highly improved success rate on barcode searches:

  • Many more CDs are now recognized by barcode.
  • NEW: Now also find vinyl records by barcode!

User interface tweaks:

  • After adding/editing an album, the app will now always find and show your last added album in your main screen.
  • Main screen will now always remember navigation state, even after device reboot.

Fixed:

  • Add auto screen not obeying the device’s rotation lock.

Music Connect

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.


Music 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:


Recent changes

v4.5.12: Optimized layout for iPad Pro October 20th, 2017 New design and layout for album details page October 17th, 2017 v4.5.11: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower October 16th, 2017 v4.5.10: Redesigned Selection Mode October 15th, 2017 v17.1.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen October 11th, 2017 New: Manage your pick list entries September 29th, 2017 v4.5.9: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad September 27th, 2017 v4.5.8: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11 September 24th, 2017 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 v17.1.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes August 24th, 2017 You can now sort your albums on 3 more fields August 7th, 2017 Improved “Edit Multiple” screen with new fields August 2nd, 2017 Improved success rate on barcode searches for both CDs and vinyl! August 1st, 2017 v4.5.7: Improved navigation in “All Albums” folder July 21st, 2017 v17.1.3: Various tweaks July 20th, 2017 v4.5.4: Improved navigation in “All Albums” folder July 18th, 2017 v4.5.6: Improved success rate on barcode searches! July 14th, 2017 v17.1.2: New: right click menu in “Catalog Number” tab July 14th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Albums screen! July 12th, 2017 v4.5.3: Improved success rate on barcode searches! July 12th, 2017 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