What’s cooking for desktop, Connect and mobile?

January 31st, 2017

This is CLZ Alwin, with the first 2017 CLZ Newsletter.
Today I will do a quick list of this month’s releases (all mobile) and will then move on to a “What’s Cooking” overview for each of our editions: Windows/Mac (v17 coming up!!), Connect, iOS and Android.

  • This month’s releases:
    • CLZ Music 4.4 for iOS: now allows adding/editing track lists.
    • CLZ Comics 4.3 for iOS: Improved Add Comics screen.
    • All iOS apps: Tabs in Edit screens, more folder options.
    • CLZ Books 4.3.9 for Android: “Unrecognized ISBN” screen.
  • What’s cooking?
    • for Windows and Mac: version 17!
    • for Connect
    • for iOS
    • for Android

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[CLZ News] Introducing the new CLZ Help Center: Help.CLZ.com

December 29th, 2016

CLZ Alwin here, with the final 2016 edition of the Collectorz.com newsletter. I have 3 news topics for you today:

  • New Collectorz.com Help Center at Help.CLZ.com.
  • New “Unrecognized Barcode” tools are a huge success!
  • New iOS Add screens now live for CLZ Music and CLZ Games.

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[CLZ News] Manage your software on the new My.CLZ.com

November 30th, 2016

This is CLZ Alwin. After a crazy Black Friday Sale, everything’s quieting down here again :-) Thank you all for renewing or extending your Update Plans!
(tip: watch your inbox for news on further holiday season deals)

These are this month’s releases:

  • New Collectorz.com shop at Shop.CLZ.com
  • New MyCLZ site at My.CLZ.com
  • Book Collector and CLZ Books: Dealing with “Unrecognized ISBNs”
  • New Add screens for iOS editions of the CLZ mobile apps
  • Entering/editing track lists in CLZ Music

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[CLZ News] Track list syncing for music / 2 new CLZ team members

October 27th, 2016

Nowadays, most CLZ projects are related to Core, Cloud and Connect, so it’s about time we extended our web-dev team. This month we welcomed two new junior web-developers, Eline and Joe, which brings the CLZ team to 12 people!

A perfect example of a huge web project, completed this month: CLZ Cloud syncing of your track lists, of course resulting in updates of all our music cataloging tools, for desktop, mobile and web.

If you’re using Music Collector and CLZ Music, these are must-have updates!

All topics for today:

  • Eline and Joe have joined our web-development team
  • Music Collector + CLZ Music: Cloud Sync your own track lists!
  • Book Collector for Windows: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN”
  • Movie Collector for Mac: more improvements to Add Automatically screen.
  • Search-As-You-Type suggestions for movies/comics/games now live in more apps

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[CLZ News] Material for Android / Comic search improvements / macOS Sierra

September 29th, 2016

This is CLZ Alwin, writing to you from sunny Italy. Sytske and I are on a 7-day road trip in the the Dolomites, in the north-east of Italy.

Here’s a picture of us in our temporary “office” :-)

So… I’ll keep it short today. Here’s the news for September 2016:

  • The new “Material” look and feel is now live for all Android apps!
  • Comic Collector: Search-As-You-Type suggestions for adding comics By Title.
  • All Mac editions now macOS Sierra compatible.

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[CLZ News] We’re on a roll, lots of releases coming up!

August 31st, 2016

At the CLZ HQ, the vacation period is over, so we’re back on track. A stream of cool new releases has already started, with many more to come:

  • Movie Collector 16.4 (PC) / 16.1 (Mac): a quicker way to add movies by title.
  • CLZ Books 4.3 for Android: a new “Material” look, plus Light and Dark skins.
  • Coming up for iOS: complete re-design/re-build of the Add from Core screen.
  • The FAQ’s this month.

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[CLZ News] v4.2 for Android + iOS / Try our new movie search tool

July 29th, 2016

At the CLZ HQ, we are in the middle of the holiday season. Most CLZ team members are having a few weeks off these months, one after the other mostly. However, with a bit of planning, we’re still managing to make good progress in all areas.

These days, the focus is on mobile (iOS and Android) and on the new “Search As You Type” for movie title searches. So not surprisingly, these are the main topics for today.
Next to that, I am introducing a new recurring newsletter section: The FAQ’s this month.

  • Now live, v4.2 for Android and iOS: Manage Pick Lists, Edit SortNames and more.
  • Try it live now: Search-as-you-type suggestions for movie titles.
  • The FAQ’s this month.

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3 reasons for updating your Collectorz.com software

July 9th, 2016

Users often ask us:
“Yes, I know I am on an old version, but why would I upgrade, what’s the advantage?”

Here’s the 3 main reasons for keeping your Collectorz.com software up-to-date:

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5 common misunderstandings about Update Plans

July 6th, 2016

It’s now almost 3 years since we introduced our Update Plan system for software updates of our desktop versions. But sadly, we still get confused emails about Update Plans on a daily basis.

So I thought I’d list the 5 most common Update Plan misunderstandings, with clarifications for each one, hoping that we can finally clear them up once and for all.

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Preparing our servers systems for 2 future features

June 29th, 2016

All our software editions (online, desktop and mobile) revolve around two important online services: CLZ Core and CLZ Cloud. Which means that many new software features start with months and months of preparation by our web-development team.

At the moment, our web guys have two of these “preparation” projects going on, both preparing for a future feature, one for the music editions only (track list syncing!), one that will make adding new entries much quicker (search-as-you-type). Read about both below…

The news topic today:

  • Now live: v16.3 for all Windows versions, with Skins and a Quick Filter Panel.
  • Coming up: Manage Pick Lists screen for all mobile apps.
  • Preparing: Track list editing and syncing for CLZ Music and Music Connect.
  • Preparing: Search-as-you-type in all Add screens.

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