I got word today from George Browning of Zengobi Software that a new version of Curio is now available. According to the press release, Curio 10 features these improvements:
Zengobi today announced the availability of Curio 10, a major update of their professional brainstorming, mind mapping, and note taking application for the Mac, as well as a new free companion app, Curiota, which integrates with and extends Curio’s functionality and connectivity with always-available note taking, file collection, and extensive OS X scripting and integration features. New features in Curio 10 include support for stack collections for visual task management; powerful mind map & list sorting; iMindMap and updated MindNode import/export support; tag emoji support; numerous table, pinboard, and list enhancements; new Local library shelf for custom watch folders, fast file searching, and Curiota integration; stencils shelf for more efficient diagramming; interface refinements; plus dozens of other features and enhancements.
While I have long been an admirer of Curio, I have not used it much, only because I tend to use more focused apps for note taking and organizing. But I have used it in the past for building and making a presentation. And I am currently using Curio to manage the research I am doing for a book project I’m working on. The helper app, Curiota, is especially intriguing to me, because it may help extend my usage of Curio.
Within the past year, Zengobi released a “lite” version of Curio called Curio Express, as well as a free reader app, which allows colleagues to view your Curio projects without the need to buy the app. Here’s pricing, requirements and how to download/buy the Curio family of apps:
Curio 10 requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and is available immediately for download from http://www.zengobi.com/curio. New licenses can be purchased for US$129.99 (US$79.99 for academia, upgrades are US$49.99) from www.zengobi.com/store, volume discounts are available. Downloading Curio will begin a full-featured, 2-week trial. More information on Curio can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio and detailed Curio 10 release notes can be found at www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR100000.html.
Curiota requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be downloaded at no charge only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curiota can be found at www.zengobi.com/curiota.
Curio Express requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be purchased for US$29.99 only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curio Express can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio/express.
Curio Reader requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be downloaded at no charge only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curio Reader can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio/reader.
I have not yet tried version 10, but plan to purchase the upgrade today. I’ll get back with a more in-depth commentary soon.