Home Screen Overview

home screen

This is the main entry point for the app, it provides quick access to your favourite Comic lists

You can use the autostart option on the Home action button or the Settings Screen to change which screen is shown at startup


Touch Actions


Pressing the 'Shelves' icon takes you to the standard Shelves Screen


Pressing the 'Favourite' icon takes you to the Comics Screen for the your favourites


Pressing a 'Quicklist' title will take you to the Comics Screen for the quicklist


Pressing a 'Quicklist' Comic will give you a menu with actions particular to the Comic


Phone Buttons


The Menu button provides a list of actions generally available


The Search button provides access to the Comic Library App quick search functionality


The Back button exits the app





Areas

You can hide the action bar or second quicklist using Settings Screen

You can use the autostart option on the Home action button or the Settings Screen to change which screen is shown at startup

shelves

Opens the Shelves Screen

Displays the current shelf total as set in Settings


Comics on multiple shelves are not double counted in this total

favourites

Opens the Comics Screen

Displays the count of Comics


Any Comics list can be set to this using the Home option on the main menu

quicklist

Displays a quicklist of the Comics Chosen

Displays the count of Comics in the list

Pressing on the title takes you to the Comics Screen for the list

The images can be dragged left/right, Pressing on a Comic brings up a menu for the Comic

For random lists a new set can be shown using the Refresh option on the Home action button


Any Comics list can be set to this using the Home option on the main menu


The second quicklist can be hidden via the Settings Screen





Adverts / Donate

Adverts can be removed by Donating to get an advanced key




Action Buttons

Standard Mode left menu
Menu
home
Home Screen
add
Add
scan in
Comics In
scan out
Comics Out
scan & add
Scan & Add
export
Export
search
Search
settings
Settings
help
Help
right
menu

Displays the main menu, this can be hidden from the Settings Screen

home

Display options for the home screen

home dialog

add

Works as per the menu Add, displaying a dialog to choose what to add

add from shelf dialog

scan in

Scan to return Comics

Only displayed when library buttons enabled in the Settings Screen

scan out

Scan to loan Comics out

Only displayed when library buttons enabled in the Settings Screen

You will be prompted for who to loan to:

library dialog

scan & add

Scan & Add multiple Comics

export

Starts the export or import process
or starts Connect to other device process

export import menu

search

Starts the Search Screen

settings

Starts the Settings Screen

help

Displays help options

help menu


  • F.A.Q.
  • View the full FAQ page directly from the app


  • App Help
  • Where available, these App Help Pages are available either online or offline

    help choice

    (Offline help can be turned on by default in the Settings Screen)


  • Donate
  • donate for an advanced key


  • App/Download Info
  • Visit the website to check latest download info


  • Email Developer
  • You can email the developer directly


  • Tips
  • Displays the quick tips dialog

    app info


  • App Info
  • View the current app version and release notes


  • New Version Info
  • See if a new version is available (and check the main website for latest updates)

    version status




Main Menu

Accessed by pressing the menu button.

home

Set home screen options - this is the same as pressing the 'Home' action button

You will be presented with various choices:

home dialog


You can refresh the home page lists, or view one of the lists

or clear the various list settings


You can change the screen that is shown when the app first starts:

autostart dialog

scan and add

Repeatedly scans a Barcode and adds it to the current shelf

If a Barcode already exists, a new Comic will not be added

An information lookup will be triggered for each new item scanned (in the background)

See the Scanning Page for more details on scanning barcodes

scan

Scans a Barcode then displays the Edit Details Screen

An information lookup will be triggered as soon as the Edit Details Screen is displayed

See the Scanning Page for more details on scanning barcodes

add

Add Comic - this is the same as pressing the 'Add Comic' action button


You will be presented with various add choices:

items add new dialog


You can add (type) a new Shelf


You can start the Edit Details Screen to add a new Comic


You can type a Comic title or a Barcode to add it to the current shelf immediately:

add new Comic dialog


You can Find & Add Comics by Title or Series or Author

find and add screen

search

Opens the Search Screen or searches for Comics in various ways

See the Search Page for more details
find dialog

more

Pressing 'More' gives you these additional menu choices

library scanning

Scan to loan out/return Comics
library dialog
You will be prompted who to loan the Comic out to
library dialog
>loan type dialog

connect devices

This will enable you to connect to the app on another device

So you can transfer data and shelves


You will need both devices to be on the same network, The transfer is much faster over a wifi connection

export and import

You can start the Export Process to export all Comics for the current shelf

or starts the Import Process to import new Comics


export and import dialog

settings

Opens the Settings Screen

app info

Displays help options

help menu


  • F.A.Q.
  • View the full FAQ page directly from the app


  • App Help
  • Where available, these App Help Pages are available either online or offline

    help choice

    (Offline help can be turned on by default in the Settings Screen)


  • Donate
  • donate for an advanced key


  • App/Download Info
  • Visit the website to check latest download info


  • Email Developer
  • You can email the developer directly


  • Tips
  • Displays the quick tips dialog

    app info


  • App Info
  • View the current app version and release notes


  • New Version Info
  • See if a new version is available (and check the main website for latest updates)

    version status




Quicklist Comic Item Menu

Accessed by pressing on a quicklist Comic.

Comic title  
edit Comics

Opens the Edit Details Screen, to edit the Comic

rename  Comic

Changes the name of the selected Comic:

rename Comic dialog

quick update

Quickly update any tag field and the loaned field:

quick update dialog


You can also see who has been loaned a Comic and return it:

quick update dialog

change_shelf

Quickly move the selected Comic to a different shelf:

change shelf dialog

You can also type the name of a new Shelf using the 'New Shelf' button

lookup info

Lookup missing info for this Comic


The update is much faster over a wifi connection:

updating dialog

delete  Comic

Allows deletion of a Comic, you will be asked to confirm the delete

view description

Quickly view the full Comic description:

view description dialog

find on web

Search for the selected Comic on the web

See the Search Page for more details

refresh image

This will update the displayed image (only available if Images are visible)

reload image

This will download the image (only available if Images are visible, and an image link is set)



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