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v7.0: New features and lots of improvements

November 25th, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Music app is now available, with new features and lots of improvements to existing functionality. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New in version 7 today:

  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • New Collection Status: Sold
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Improved Add Albums screen: enlarge thumbs, new beeps, num pad for barcode entry
  • New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen
  • Other small tweaks

Use barcode scanner to search your own database

Up till now, the built-in camera barcode scanner was only ever used to add albums by barcode. But with v7, we have now also enabled it to:

  • Search your own collection from the main screen’s search box
  • Fill in the Barcode field in the Edit Album screen

New Collection Status: Sold

Many users use the app to not only keep track of your current collection and their wish list, but also to keep a list of the albums they sold. So it’s time to add a new Collection Status field for albums you’ve sold:

  • A new option for the Collection Status field, called “Sold”.

New Collection Status icons and colors

In the List View, an album’s collection status is now clearly visible from the colored bar on the right side. Also, we have introduced new collection status icons, with a colored background to make them stand out more.

Improved Add Albums screen

The Add Albums from Core screen is of course THE most important screen of the app. For version 7, we have implemented 2 improvements to this Add screen:

Tap cover thumbnail to view larger album covers

When adding by Artist/Title, you sometimes need to pick your edition from a long list of results. And the album thumbnails in the album list are too small to decide. Of course, you could preview the album and keep going back and forth between the album list and the preview page.
But now, previewing larger version of the covers is much easier and quicker, just tap the thumb to enlarge the image, tap again to go back:

Different beeps when scanning barcodes

A suggestion, sent to us by one of our users:

Why don’t you make the app do a different beep when a barcode is not recognized? That would be helpful when quickly scanning a stack of CDs.

That is a great idea actually, so we implemented it. After the initial “scan beep”, the app now gives a 2nd beep that differs depending on the number of results:

  • A short beep when ONE exact match is found (the most common situation)
  • Two short beeps when multiple results are found (in which case you need to select one)
  • A short low buzz when NO results are found

Num pad when typing a barcode

When scanning a barcode is not working you can tap the keyboard icon to type in your barcode manually. In the past this would open a regular keyboard. In V7 we’ve changed that into a num pad keyboard.

New Favorites section in Manage Pick List screen

In the Manage Pick List screen you can now use “favorites” to place your most commonly used lists at the top, or search for the pick list you’d like to modify.

Other small tweaks

  • The quantity field now shows in the list entries (when not “1”)
  • In the Statistics screen you can now use “Tap to show all” to show all recent additions

Recent changes

v9.1.1: CLZ Music is now free to use up to 100 albums May 31st, 2024 v9.0: Collection tabs, better Add Albums screen, easy people filtering May 3rd, 2024 v8.4: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.3: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.1: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.0: Use multiple folder levels May 17th, 2023 v7.4 New “Card View” May 12th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 15th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 10th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements November 25th, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Currency symbol September 9th, 2021 v6.4: Lots of new database fields August 19th, 2021 v6.3 New look for album list, cover view & album details June 23rd, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding albums December 28th, 2020 v6.0: Edit multiple, more compact Edit screen, crop/rotate images September 2nd, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.5: Better support for multi-disc albums! June 3rd, 2020 v5.4 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.3.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen January 7th, 2020 v5.1.1: More editable fields November 22nd, 2019 v5.0.9: Several user interface improvements October 8th, 2019