CLZ 101: Core, Cloud and Connect explained

December 16th, 2014

Flat Design

At Collectorz.com customer support, we’re regularly seeing confusion about Core, Cloud and Connect, the 3 C’s of Collectorz.com online. So I figured I’d write a clear explanation.

Here it is (including a sneak preview of next week’s Christmas Sale):
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Connect 2.0, CLZ Comics 2.0 for Android and more!

November 28th, 2014

CLZ Alwin here with lots of Collectorz.com news for you today. But before we dive into that, let me give you a quick reminder of our Black Friday Sale (4 days left):

Black Friday Update Plan Sale: buy 1 year and get 6 months free!

During the Black Friday sale, we’ll give you 6 months of updates FREE if you renew or extend your Update Plan with one year (priced at US $24.95 or EUR 19.95).

To take advantage of this offer, log in to the My.CLZ.com shop here.

(If you still have a running Update Plan, don’t worry, you won’t loose any days. The extra 18 months will just be added to your current expire date.)

CLZ News for November 2014

With that out of the way, on with the news. This month, two long-running projects have been completed:

  • The new Connect 2.0.
  • CLZ Comics 2.0 for Android.

Other news today:

  • Coming up: big time-saving Edit screen updates for all Windows and Mac editions.
  • New ticket system for customer support + new Live Chat Support!

Read on for full details on all of the above: More »

Posted by alwin

Connect 2.0 is here!

November 21st, 2014

Connect 2.0
It’s been an ongoing project at our CLZ HQ for a long time, but now it is finally live, Connect 2.0!
Connect 2.0 is a completely revamped version of our web-based collection cataloging solutions.

The goal of this new version:

  • Introduce a more modern look and feel.
  • Support all screen sizes (desktop and mobile) with one app.
  • Re-think the user interface to make it more logical and intuitive.

Here’s an overview of what’s new:
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[CLZ News] Long Term Roadmap for our desktop programs

October 31st, 2014

CLZ Alwin here. One year ago, in October 2013, we introduced “Update Plans”, our subscription system for getting updates of your desktop software. And I am proud to announce that at this moment, after 12 months:

Over 50 thousand (!!) CLZ customers have an active Update Plan!

Thank you all for your loyalty!
To celebrate the success of Update Plans, I am going to do something I rarely do:
I am going give you an exclusive insight into our long term “roadmap” for the desktop programs.

Today’s subjects:

  • Reminder: What is an Update Plan?
  • The Past: one year of continuous improvements!
  • The Present: over 50 thousand active Update Plans!
  • The Future: our Long Term Roadmap.

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Come and join the CLZ crew in our new Collectors groups on Facebook

August 29th, 2014

Alwin here, with the CLZ Newsletter for August. In this edition, I wanna invite you to come join me and the rest of the CLZ crew in our new Collectors groups on Facebook.

But first, let me give you a brief status update on our current projects: More »

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[CLZ News] Updates for all Collectorz desktop editions

July 31st, 2014

We’re in the middle of the vacation period here at the CLZ HQ, so progress is a bit slower than usual. However, we were still able to push out nice new versions of all desktop editions this month. And with everyone back at the office soon, there’s more to come next month!
Read on for details:

  • Now live for Windows: New Excel-style “Freeze Columns” feature.
  • Now live for Mac OS X: Better performance & stability / Full Screen mode.
  • Coming up next month:
    • FineDiner, restaurant journal app for the real foodies among us.
    • New User Defined Fields system for all Mac editions.
    • Music Collector for Mac: Music file cataloging + iTunes importing.
    • Connect 2.0, a new look and feel for all Connect editions.

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[CLZ News] Create your own custom data fields

June 30th, 2014

Sytske and I (Alwin) just returned from a short vacation in France and are now handling some backlog in all areas: support tickets, other email, project management, etc.. So today’s newsletter is going to be a bit shorter than usual :-)

Let me just give you a quick overview of this month’s releases and current projects:

  • All Cobalt versions for Windows : Create your own data fields.
  • All Cobalt versions for Mac OS X : Important stability improvements.
  • What’s the CLZ team working on now?

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[CLZ News] Manage all your CLZ stuff on the improved My.CLZ.com

May 27th, 2014

Lots of things going on at Collectorz.com, on all supported platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android *and* online (Connect!). Which will result in important software updates in all areas, some within a few months, some as early as “next week”, some even just went live!

Here’s what cooking now, in order of ETA:

  • Now live : Improved My.CLZ.com site.
  • Now live : Music Collector Cobalt.4 for Mac.
  • Next week : Music Collector Cobalt.5 for Windows.
  • Next month : CLZ FineDiner app for iOS.
  • Within 2 months: Connect 2.0.
  • Later: CLZ Comics 2.0 for Android.

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CLZ Movies 2.0 for Android, CLZ FineDiner and lots of Cobalt updates

May 6th, 2014

Alwin here, with what was meant to be the April 2014 edition of the CLZ newsletter, but ehm… let’s just call it the “early May edition”. Time flies where you’re having fun :-)

If you’ve been following our Facebook, Google+ or Twitter feed, you have probably noticed that we’re on a roll ! SIX big releases since the last newsletter: the long awaited CLZ Movies 2.0 for Android, three big Cobalt updates for Mac and two for Windows.
And there’s more to come, including a completely new CLZ project for the fine dining enthusiasts among you: CLZ FineDiner (more info below).

On top of that: we reached an important milestone 3 weeks ago: 20,000 Update Plans !

In the meantime, 20,832 users have upgraded their software to the Cobalt version by getting one of our Update Plan options. Which brings the total number of Cobalt users to 45 thousand !
Thank you all for your continuing loyalty, much appreciated!

The topics today:

  • It’s live: CLZ Movies 2.0 for Android!
  • Coming up: CLZ FineDiner – keep track of your restaurant visits.
  • Recent Cobalt updates for Mac and Windows.
  • Upcoming Cobalt updates for Mac and Windows.

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Posted by alwin

Comic Collector review “Making Sense of the Mess”

April 23rd, 2014


Great review of our Comic Collector software at the Comic Booked website!

A quote:

“The program kept getting better and better as the year progressed until it took a major leap forward with a newly designed “Colbolt” version in October 2013. This was a MASSIVE improvement over the previous version, and has made this program hands down the industry leader in my eyes. If the fees for use continue to be applied to product improvement like they have this year then it’s money well spent, and I’ll gladly pay for my renewal when it comes around soon.”

Read the entire review here.

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