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Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier

August 10th, 2023

Connect and CLZ Cloud users often ask us about printing or exporting only a part of their collection, e.g. “how do I print just my wish list?” or “how do I export a list of just one artist?”.

Now, this was possible, but it took a few steps that were not intuitive for many users. You had to:

  1. Make the selection in the main screen first, e.g. by using folders, the collection status filter or the search box
  2. Checkbox all albums in the selection, using the checkboxes in the list
  3. Then use the Print or Export button on the special blue action toolbar above the list

With today’s update, we are making this a lot easier. And while we were at it, we also freshened up the user interface of the Print to PDF and Export to CSV screens.

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Music Connect

Connect is now available in German!

July 4th, 2023

Great news for all our German-speaking customers: starting today the Connect web software is also available in German!

Our programmers have been working for months to make the Connect software available in other languages (other than English). This meant:

  • Make the Connect software translatable, to ensure that all interface texts come from a translation database.
  • Making a nice and easy translation tool for our translators, so that they can translate all texts efficiently and also maintain the translation when new functionality is added.
  • And of course, to do the actual translation.

And today we can take the next step: Connect is now available in German!

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Music Collector (Windows)

v23.0.4: Several improvements

June 1st, 2023

Improved:

  • Adding by Barcode: the last barcode you scanned is now automatically selected in the queue
  • Adding by CDID: the last CD you scanned with your CD-Drive is now automatically selected in the queue (and at the top of the list)
  • Further improvements for sorting text with numbers in it (especially with – symbols)
  • Faster sorting, resulting in overall performance improvements especially for large databases

CLZ Music (Android)

v8.0.3: Fixed a crash in the Add Albums screen

May 31st, 2023

Fixed:

  • Adding: the app could crash while adding an album

CLZ Music (iOS)

v8.0.3: Several bug fixes

May 25th, 2023

Fixed:

  • When using multi-level folders, the folder panel search text would sometimes copy over to the next folder (and not be remembered when going back)
  • After syncing, the main screen did not always refresh
  • A crash could occur when entering Selection Mode in Card View if no cards were available
  • A crash could occur when selecting folders
  • When switching between collection statuses while in multi-level folders, the app could show a wrong selection of items
  • The app crashed on devices with iOS13
  • iPad: The folder panel search did not have an “X” to clear the search

CLZ Music (Android)

v8.0.2: Several bug fixes

May 25th, 2023

Improved:

  • Add Screen: Loading details panel of a result feels a bit faster now

Fixed:

  • Shake to Shuffle could cause a crash in some cases
  • Opening an item, swiping to the next, then edit “in-details-panel” would reset the details to the first item
  • Backdrops could still show behind the list when switched off in Settings
  • Add Screen: Scanning a barcode: When the device was rotated, the barcode scanner could stop working
  • Multi-level folders: When using the “Show sort names” feature, the breadcrumb at the top could show strange sort names for certain folders

CLZ Music (iOS)

v8.0.2: Several bugfixes

May 19th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Card View: titles were sometimes displayed wrong.
  • Folders: The search filter in “Create new favorite” wasn’t working correctly.
  • Fixed a couple of folder labels that were displayed wrongly at the top.
  • iPad: The folder panel could jump to the top if a folder was selected from the bottom.
  • iPad: made the switching between folders appear more smooth.
  • iPad: breadcrumb wasn’t always displayed correctly when backing out of a folder.

CLZ Music (Android)

v8.0: Use multiple folder levels

May 17th, 2023

A huge update for your CLZ Music mobile app today, which introduces a powerful feature for browsing and filtering your music collection: using multiple levels of folders.

Previously, it was only possible to use one level, so either Artist folders OR Format folders OR Genre folders OR Location folders, etc… But starting with this version, you can use nested folders, so for instance, use Genre folders, then within each genre folder have Artist folders.

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Music Connect

Re-designed collection tab-bar

May 4th, 2023

A nice update for all Connect users who use multiple collections, especially for those who have a LOT of collections.

New in this re-design:

  • Single row tab-bar. No more lost screen estate caused by multiple rows of tabs.
  • Got more tabs than fit on screen? Scroll the bar horizontally.
  • Or use the next/prev buttons on the right to jump page by page.
  • Alternatively, click the menu icon on the bottom left to pick a collection from a menu.
  • The menu also provides quick access to the Manage Collections screen.
  • Drag tabs to change their order.
  • Double click a tab to rename a collection.

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Music Connect

Connect is now available in Dutch!

April 27th, 2023

A big project our web-dev team has been focused on the past few months is making our Connect web-based software available into other languages. A huge project that consists of:

  • Making the software translatable, basically ensuring that ALL UI text is retrieved from a translation database.
  • Creating a nice and easy web-based CMS tool that translators can log in to and translate text, preview in Connect, etc…
  • Doing the actual translations of all UI texts.

And today we can finally show the first results: Connect is now available in Dutch!

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Fixed:

  • Several small Add Screen stability issues
  • Sorting problems for certain fields
  • Details panel would not show Chorus in specific cases

Music Collector (Windows)

v23.0.2: Various fixes

April 6th, 2023

Fixed:

  • Adding Albums by CDID didn’t allow you to select multiple results and add them “as multi-disc album” anymore.
  • The alphabet bar wasn’t working correctly for albums with multiple artists where the name started with a number.
  • Dark Skin: In the Folder panel, we’ve made the barchart color a bit brighter.
  • In the Pre-fill popup you could not select an “empty” item for pick lists.
  • Sorting your list by date wasn’t always working properly.
  • The program will now ask you if you’re sure you want to overwrite an existing file when using “Export to XML” or “Save Database As” (this was already working for other export/save options).

Music Collector (Windows)

v23: Now supports our new CLZ Scanner barcode scanner app

March 30th, 2023

As announced last weekend, here it is, Music Collector version 23 for Windows, with full support for our new CLZ Scanner barcode scanner app!
And as indicated earlier, support for the old CLZ Barry scanner app has now been removed.

Also new in this version: Improved support for barcodes that were used over multiple series.

What is CLZ Scanner?

The aptly-named “CLZ Scanner” is a barcode scanner app, nothing more, nothing less. It is an app that you use on your phone to scan barcodes and then instantly send those scanned barcodes to the Add Music screen of the Music Collector software running on your computer. From there, you can then easily and comfortably add the scanned albums to your computer software.

CLZ Scanner replaces the old CLZ Barry app.

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CLZ Music (Android)

v7.4.2: Updated menu and several fixes

November 21st, 2022

New:

  • Menu now shows last “Sync with CLZ Cloud” date
  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • After searching in your own collection by scanning a barcode, the result will now show instantly
  • Add Album: when scanning a barcode or adding by Cat. No., and then add manually, the barcode or Cat. No. is now filled in
  • Details page of album wasn’t always updating correctly when editing “in template”

CLZ Music (iOS)

v7.4.5: Improved messaging for subscription status

November 19th, 2022

Changed:

  • Improved messaging for subscription status

Fixed:

  • Edit tracks: the “Add” button to add an artist to a track wasn’t visible


Fixed and improved:

  • Barcode scanning on iPhone 14 Pro is now FIXED (by using macro lens)
  • Barcode scanning on iPhone 13 Pro now also uses macro lens
  • Collection Status colors now also visible in Card View

Music Connect

New collection view : Vertical Cards!

July 7th, 2022

Recently introduced in the CLZ mobile apps and instantly very popular, so now available in all five Connect flavors too: the Card View.
(And… because Connect already had a view called “Card View”, we renamed the old view to “Horizontal Cards” and named the new one “Vertical Cards” here.)

Here’s how to switch to new “Vertical Cards” view: on the toolbar above your collection list, click the 2nd button from the left, called “Vertical Cards”.

Check out the screenshots below:

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Music Connect

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

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Music Collector (Windows)

v22.0.6: Various bug fixes

May 30th, 2022

In today’s update, no big new features. Instead, we decided to spend some time fixing a lot of outstanding issues. While we were at it, we also implemented some small tweaks requested by users. Here’s what’s tweaked and fixed:

Tweaks:

  • Year folders now sort from most recent year to older
  • Transfer Field Data: It is now possible to transfer artists to the Notes field

Fixes:

  • Link Screen: Fixed various “Access Violation” errors
  • Edit Screen: File paths for missing cover images weren’t showing
  • Main Screen: filtering on Collection Status “Sold” didn’t show correct filter text in the bottom of the screen
  • Images View: Mouse-over text could show wrong album information
  • Pre-fill: Packaging field wasn’t used when adding albums from files
  • Update from Core could clear track artists if they were the same as the album artist
  • Edit in List: Fields could be cleared when modifying the column fields during editing in list
  • Edit in List: Fixed some problems with editing price/value fields
CLZ Music (Android)

v7.4 New “Card View”

May 12th, 2022

Another big update for your CLZ Music app, in which we introduce a new view for your music collection. But there’s more:

  • New “Card View”
  • Selecting albums now also possible in Card View and Images View
  • Floating “Add Albums” button (the big blue “+”) now auto-hides

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CLZ Music (Android)

v7.3.3: Fixed a problem with Quick Search and Box Sets

April 8th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Picking a suggestion from the Quick Search would sometimes show the previous shown album
  • Box Sets without covers wouldn’t show up in the details panel

CLZ Music (Android)

v7.3.2: Various bugfixes

April 4th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Templates: Tapping the cover to zoom in on it often caused the cover to flip to the back cover
  • Adding: Adding an item to a different collection status could cause Pre-fill fields to clear in the existing entry

CLZ Music (Android)

v7.3: Back Cover images!

March 29th, 2022

Initially, when we created the mobile apps, we deliberately decided to leave out the back cover images, for performance, storage and bandwidth reasons. But with today’s fast internet speeds and fast devices with large storage.. it is time to change our minds!
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Music Collector (Windows)

v22.0.5: Various bug fixes

March 21st, 2022

Fixed:

  • Various “Access Violation” errors fixed in the Link Albums screen
  • User Defined Fields: default values weren’t used when adding albums
  • Pre-fill: User Defined Fields weren’t remembered between sessions
  • Light Skin: Rating stars weren’t visible

Recent changes

CLZ Music 9 Feature Hilite: improvements to the Add Albums screen May 11th, 2024 CLZ Music 9 Feature Hilite: the new collections tab-bar May 10th, 2024 v9.0: Collection tabs, better Add Albums screen, easy people filtering May 3rd, 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 Connect is now available in Portuguese, Serbian and Slovak January 18th, 2024 v8.4.5: New “Delete CLZ Account” option December 6th, 2023 v8.4.4: Added a new “Remove all unused pick list entries” option November 22nd, 2023 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 2023 v8.4.3: Couple of fixes and changes November 7th, 2023 v8.4.2: Various bug fixes November 2nd, 2023 v8.4.2: Various bug fixes November 1st, 2023 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 2023 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 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 v8.2.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.2.1: New in-app getting started tips September 13th, 2023 v8.1.2: Bug fix for users who were not logged in September 12th, 2023 v8.1: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v23.1: Simplified Sort Name editing for all pick list entries August 31st, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023