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v9.1 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters

March 28th, 2024

After the huge version 9.0 update back in November 2023, our mobile team has been focusing on two big v9.0 updates for our CLZ Movies and CLZ Games apps.

But… we’re back working on CLZ Comics now, bringing you a nice v9.1 update, with two often requested features:

  • Use Edit Multiple to set Creators and Characters for multiple comics in one go
  • Tap a creator name in comic details to instantly see all comics he/she worked on

Next to that, we are working to improving the barcode scanning, this is now live for Android in this update. Coming up for iOS.

Use Edit Multiple to set Creators and Characters

The ability to add or modify your own Custom list for Creators and Characters was introduced in version 8.5, about 6 months ago. But… only when editing your comics one by one.
In this version 9.1, we are taking the next step: you can now set Creators and Characters for multiple comics in one go, using the Edit Multiple feature.

Note that for Creators, each Creator role is seen as a separate “field” for Edit Multiple. So to set Cover Artists, choose the Cover Artist field, to add Writers and the Writer field, etc… You can of course add multiple persons for the role you choose.

Tap a creator name in comic details to see his/her comics

Another request we regularly get from our users:

“When I am looking the creator list for a comics, it would be cool if I could tap a creator’s name and instantly see all other comics I own that he/she worked on”

So we figured, let’s make it so:

Android only: Improved barcode scanning for barcodes with a 2 or 5 digit extension

Scanning comic barcodes is tricky, especially the longer ones with a 2 or 5 digit extension. We are using an off-the-shelf barcode scanning engine, but fully customized in-house to scan 12+2 and 12+5 as efficiently as possible.
As phones have better camera’s these days *and* are much faster, we have tweaked our barcode scanning engine to make use of the extra camera resolution and device performance. This should make a considerable difference when adding comics by barcode.

Our tweaks are now live in the Android version. Coming up soon for iOS!

Several bug fixes

The last update was a few months ago, so in the meantime we have fixed quite a few bugs, some reported by users, some we found ourselves:

Fixes for iOS:

  • Using the filter search (at the top of a list of folders) would flash the screen
  • Search as you type in own collection searched “middle of words” too, now changed to “only beginning of words”
  • Tapping on a series shown in the suggestions in “Search as you Type” didn’t work if the app was set to “Show sort names for Series”
  • When sorting series folders “by count”, for series with the same amount of comics the series sort title is now used to sort
  • iPad: details panel switched to “white” (no comic selected) sometimes when switching between folders
  • Pre-fill screen forgot the last selected Label Type

Fixes for Android:

  • Add by Barcode: Screen would “pause” and eventually “hang” for some users after scanning a couple of barcodes
  • Keyboard could disappear when searching in a list of folders
  • Sync button could stay on screen even if there were no changes to be synced

Recent changes

v9.5: Improved barcode scanner, no more AUTO/EXT toggle! July 19th, 2024 v9.4: Re-design of Pull List feature (and now called “NCBD”) July 3rd, 2024 v9.3.1: CLZ Comics is now free to use up to 250 comics June 4th, 2024 v9.2: Improved “Updated Values” screen, after updating from CovrPrice May 16th, 2024 v9.1 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters March 28th, 2024 v9.0: Check Value / Collection Tabs / Issue Search and more! November 30th, 2023 v8.10: Improvements for Search box and Hide Variants mode November 2nd, 2023 v8.9: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.8: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.7.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.6: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.5: Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 21st, 2023 v8.4: Use multiple folder levels May 21st, 2023 v8.3: A new look for slabbed comics, plus 3 new slab-related fields March 6th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022