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Lots of new features and tweaks in one go!

June 29th, 2022

A big update for your Connect software today, with several cool new features and some smaller tweaks, all in one go:

  • Easily add cover images by pasting into the Edit Screen’s Covers tab
  • New Month and Date folder options for all date fields
  • Improved Update from Core tool
  • “Move to Other Collection” now possible from details panel toolbar

Easily add cover images by pasting into the Edit / Covers tab

Nowadays, a common way to use an image you found elsewhere, is to just copy the image itself to the clipboard and then paste it where you need it. This works on Facebook, in FB Messenger, WhatsApp, etc… So it’s time for Connect to support the pasting of images too.

New in Cover tab of your Edit screen: just paste an image you have on your clipboard. A quick popup will appear with the pasted image, asking you if you want to past it as front or back cover. Just click the Front or Back button and presto, it’s in!

New Month and Date folder options for all date fields

For all date fields we already offered a “Year” folder option, e.g. for “Added Year”, “Purchase Year”, etc…
Today, we added two more “granular” folder options. You can now folder by “Month” (e.g. “Purchase Month”) or by the exact day (e.g. “Added Date”).
These Month and Date folder options are now available for all your date fields.

Release Month folders:

Purchase Date folders:

Improved Update from Core tool

One common annoyance about the Update from Core tool: all items that you ran the tool on where always marked as “modified”, regardless of whether there were actual updates for that item or not. Especially annoying if you also use the mobile app and then have to down-sync your entire collection every time.

So we made the Update from Core tool a bit smarter. It now only marks as modified the items for which it actually updated something.
Also, it now reports how many were updated at the end of the process:

“Move to Other Collection” now available in details panel toolbar

The final and smallest tweak: the “Move to Other Collection” command is now available for one specific items, from the toolbar above its Details Panel.
And while we were at it, we also did a small re-design to the screen that pops up for selecting which collection to move to.

Recent changes

Improved search behaviour May 24th, 2024 Improved managing and editing of pick list fields April 8th, 2024 Connect is now available in Swedish! February 21st, 2024 Connect is now available in Danish! January 30th, 2024 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 2023 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 2023 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023 Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier August 10th, 2023 Connect is now available in German! July 4th, 2023 Re-designed collection tab-bar May 4th, 2023 Connect is now available in Dutch! April 27th, 2023 v8.0: 7 new data fields! January 16th, 2023 New collection view : Vertical Cards! July 7th, 2022 Lots of new features and tweaks in one go! June 29th, 2022 Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! March 4th, 2022 New “Add from Core” settings: select which fields you want to download from Core November 25th, 2021 New: Progress bars for slower actions November 24th, 2021 Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection September 21st, 2021 Easier Columns & Sorting / remove Core covers / more Field Defaults September 1st, 2021 Enhanced Collection Status filter and more Update from Core fields August 13th, 2021 New fields! Translator, Editor, Photographer, web-links, etc… March 17th, 2021 3 new settings to save screen space February 19th, 2021